Woman accused of trying to murder ex-lesbian lover

SCENE: The Golden Star Hotel in Geylang where Miss Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman was attacked by Giselle Shi Jia Wei. They had booked a room like this one (above) there.
SCENE: The Golden Star Hotel in Geylang where Miss Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman (above) was attacked by Giselle Shi Jia Wei. They had booked a room like this one there.
SCENE: The Golden Star Hotel in Geylang where Miss Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman was attacked by Giselle Shi Jia Wei (above). They had booked a room like this one there.
SCENE: The Golden Star Hotel in Geylang (above) where Miss Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman was attacked by Giselle Shi Jia Wei. They had booked a room like this one there.

After a tempestuous year together, the lesbian lovers broke up after yet another fight.

A week later, they met for supper and ended in a Geylang hotel, where they had sex.

Afterwards, Miss Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman rejected Giselle Shi Jia Wei's attempts to reconcile as they lay naked in bed.

Shi then stabbed her former lover twice with a knife. Miss Ummul managed to escape and survived the attack.

These horrific details emerged on Tuesday in the High Court where Shi, now 25, is on trial for the attempted murder of Miss Ummul, now 22, in a Geylang hotel on July 22, 2012.

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Ex-Greece coach handed Portugal job

Portugal have appointed ex-Greece manager Fernando Santos as their new head coach.
Portugal have appointed ex-Greece manager Fernando Santos as their new head coach.

The Portuguese Football Federation have announced former Greece manager Fernando Santos as their new head coach.

The 59-year-old has spent four years with the Pirate Ship (Greece's nickname, really), with the 2014 World Cup as his final assignment.

Having decided against renewing his contract with Greece ahead of the tournament, Santos then guided them to a place in the Round of 16 where they lost to Costa Rica on penalties, after which he left his post.

The former Benfica and Porto boss, who also had spells with Sporting Lisbon and Panathinaikos, succeeds Paulo Bento, who was relieved of his duties following Portugal's dire start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign when they lost to Albania.

Santos is expected to take of the Selecao's next friendly against France on Oct 11 before engaging Denmark in their next Euro 2016 qualifier on Oct 14.

Source: Reuters

Check out endangered sawfish at S.E.A. Aquarium during Halloween period

October is always an exciting month, thanks to Halloween. You can count on activities like Sentosa Spooktacular and Halloween Horror Nights to get your heart thumping.

But if you're looking for a family activity that's a little less scary, you may want to visit the S.E.A. Aquarium next month.

The aquarium is rolling out a special Halloween event called SEAA Wonders: Spooky Seas, and one marine creature who will be in the spotlight is the Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis pristis)​.

The fish is a critically endangered species and faces threats from the commercial trade of its skin, fins, meat and unique saw-shaped rostrum, a press release from Resorts World Sentosa said.

The marine park's latest resident arrived from Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Queensland, where it had previously stayed for a decade.

Ms Mathilde Richer de Forges, senior conservation manager at the S.E.A. Aquarium, said: "Reef HQ Aquarium was looking to re-house their resident sawfish due to size limitations, and we are privileged to be able to assist."

S.E.A. Aquarium will be decorated in accordance with the theme.

That means divers in skeleton suits, pumpkins lying under the sea and special sea characters like the Mermaid Witch, Sea Jelly Spirit and Sea Horse Dracula making an appearance.

While it doesn't sound like the usual scarefest, it does seem like something the whole family will enjoy.


Monitor lizard bites eight-month-old baby, tries to drag her away

File photo of a monitor lizard

In one of the most uncommon reptile attacks, an adult monitor lizard bit an eight-month-old girl and tried to drag her away in Tioman Island in Rompin, in the Malaysian state of Pahang.

The lizard had sunk its teeth into the girl’s head and tried to take her out of the staff quarters of a holiday resort into nearby bushes early on Monday, The Star reported.

The infant was saved when her cries attracted the attention of her mother, Nor Raudah Abdullah, 38, who rushed to her aid.

Rompin Deputy Superintendent Johari Jahaya said Ms Nor Raudah, a housewife, had left Nur Hidayah Abdul Rahman in the kitchen.

Said DSP Johari: “When she rushed to check on her, she was shocked to see the monitor lizard with its sharp claws trying to drag her out.

"She hit the lizard, forcing it to release its grip before chasing it away."

Taken to clinic

The girl was bleeding and villagers took her to a nearby clinic.

She has been transferred to Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru for further treatment.

She is now in a stable condition.

Source: The Star


Stevie's fine! Rodgers doesn't think Gerrard is in decline

Brendan Rodgers doesn't think Steven Gerrard's influence at Liverpool is waning.
Brendan Rodgers doesn't think Steven Gerrard's influence at Liverpool is waning.

Brendan Rodgers is not concerned by Steven Gerrard's form for Liverpool.

The Reds captain's ability has come into question of late, especially after his poor outing during the club's 3-1 loss to West Ham over the weekend.

While Gerrard's insipid performances have led to several media outlets to believe that he is declining, Liverpool boss Rodgers isn't worried by the former England skipper's form, citing a poor team performance as the reason for the defeat at Upton Park.

No concerns

Speaking about the 34-year-old midfielder's display against West Ham during a press conference ahead of Liverpool's Capital One Cup third-round match against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, Singapore time), the Northern Irishman said: "No concerns whatsoever, no. He is a brilliant player for us, really talented.

"It was a team performance overall that just wasn't quite up to scratch.

"I feel we have managed his recovery really well in the last two seasons. Even when Steven was playing international football, I think if you look at his numbers and games and minutes he has played, you'll see in the last couple of seasons that it is as good as it has been in his career.

"He is obviously at the age where we will look at him individually as a player.

"We want him to be involved in our big games because of his experiences and his talent, and we'll always taper that recovery for him to allow him to be at the very best he can be."

Source: PA Sport

Paula Patton gives Sam Fine a steamy cheek-lick

Paula Patton resurfaces in hot guy's Instagram post where she's licking his face.

Paula Patton may not have spoken at all about her split with Canadian-American singer Robin Thicke but that doesn't mean she isn't having her own fun.

In a recent Instagram post, Patton, 38, was seen licking the face of make-up artist, Sam Fine. But the cute picture wasn't all that got us excited.

It was paired with a rather interesting caption too.

Fine wrote: "My weekend is starting off riiiiiight... with a little love from my leading lady #PaulaPatton! ❤❤❤ #FineWork"

Finally! She might just be moving on. 

Thicke and Patton announced their split in February after a nine-year marriage. In July, Thicke, 37, confessed during a radio interview that he hadn't seen his wife in four months.

The US actress laid low for just over six months before she resurfaced at HBO’s Post Emmy Awards reception late last month (Aug 25). The Baggage Claim star was last seen at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March where she turned up alone, Page Six reported

During that same interview, the Lost Without U singer also admitted that his rocky marriage stemmed from the success of his hit single Blurred Lines where he had "a little too much fun", Rap-Up wrote

"I'm a man. I messed up and I had to lie for a while, and then I stopped lying," he said. Thicke claimed that in his latest album, titled Paula, he "revealed everything."

The former couple have one child together, Julian Fuego, 4.

All that doesn't really matter now, does it? Seems like she's doing well and, as always, looks absolutely stunning.

Kudos Paula!

Sources: Instagram and Page Six.

£150m not enough! Neville says United spending must continue

Phil Neville believes Manchester United will have to spend even more money on their squad in order to challenge for the EPL title.
Phil Neville believes Manchester United will have to spend even more money on their squad in order to challenge for the EPL title.

Manchester United must splash at least another £100 million ($207.8m) over the next two transfer windows to be considered serious titles contenders again, according to former defender Phil Neville.

Despite embarking on a £150m summer overhaul that has seen the arrival of world class stars like Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, the Red Devils have endured a difficult start to life under new manager Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman has overseen United's worst start to a Premier League season with just five points from five games, including a shocking 5-3 capitulation at Leicester City on Sunday despite twice holding a two-goal lead.

Neville, who was also a coach under David Moyes' doomed regime last season, believes that his former club must splash more cash to address their squad's apparent weaknesses if they are to force their way into the title reckoning again.

Key positions

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, the 37-year-old said: "I think there's another two transfer windows of similar amounts of money needed - maybe £100m - before they can even think about winning the title.

"There are still key positions in the team that need filling. I think the centre-back position is obviously the key area. Holding midfield or centre midfield needs addressing too.

"There were no world-class centre-backs out there (this summer). I think that's why in the next two transfer windows, United might still be looking for that world-class defender."

Throughout the summer, United were continually linked with moves for Borussia Dortmund's World Cup winner Mats Hummels and Juventus' Chilean enforcer Arturo Vidal but neither transfer materialised.

Despite highlighting United's shortcomings at the back, Neville believes that the Old Trafford outfit can rely on Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to step into the breach.

He said: "I am certain Chris Smalling will come good and I have full faith in Phil Jones as well.

"They've bought of a lot of foreign players, you don't get rid of your English spine."

Source: PA Sport

Boy, 12, watches helplessly as sisters drown in KL pool

File photo of a swimming pool.

A 12-year-old boy could only watch helplessly as his two sisters struggled and eventually drowned in a swimming pool at a club near Taman Melawati in Kuala Lumpur, police said.

The sisters, aged 11 and 27, had gone swimming with their brother at the club on Sunday afternoon.

The Star reported that the incident happened when the sisters were swimming in the deep end of the pool, which is about 2m.

The siblings were swimming with the aid of floats. 

According to reports, the float used by the elder sister slipped, causing her to grab onto her younger sister before the two sank to the bottom of the pool.

Shocked, the brother called for help.

Several people rushed over and pulled the sisters out of the pool.

Ampang Jaya Assistant Commissioner Khairuldin Saad said they were rushed to the nearest hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

Source: The Star 

Asian Games hockey: Bangladesh beat Singapore 2-1

Silas Abdul Razak (right) and his Singapore hockey teammates training. The team fell 2-1 to Bangladesh in Group A earlier today.

Singapore's hopes of finishing just outside the continent's big six teams took a hit, when they fell 2-1 to Bangladesh in Group A of the Asian Games hockey tournament at the Seonhak Stadium earlier. 

Bangladesh are ranked 30th in the world and seventh in Asia, with Singapore - ranked 36th in the world and 10th in Asia - and looking to make a climb up the world ladder.

Solomon Casoojee's men looked assured and in control of the game in the opening quarter, but fell behind to two second quarter Bangladesh goals. 

The first saw the Singapore backline go to sleep, leaving three green shirts facing goalkeeper A Suresh in the fifth minute.

Pushkor Khisa did not need a second invitation, slotting home at the near post after receiving Krishno Kumar Das' pass into the D .

A Khorshadur penalty flick four minutes later saw the Bangladeshis double their lead. 

While Singapore were placid in the third quarter, they came out stronger in the final period, pulling one back with a well worked penalty corner routine just two minutes in. 

Tan Yi Ru pushed the ball into play, then slotted in at the near post as the ball was worked back to him. 

Despite throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the Bangladesh goal, Singapore could not find a break through. 

They will play their final group fixture against Japan on Thursday.