Air traffic controllers nod off, delay plane

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Boy, 8, forced to perform sex act

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MRT construction site accident kills 3

300-tonne concrete span falls onto Bangladeshi workers in KL

CRUSH: The 300-tonne concrete span fell at a MRT construction site in Kota Damansara.
QUIT: MRT Corp CEO Azhar Abdul Hamid has resigned but said he would ensure justice for the victims' families.
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Do good, feel good

NTU's carnival-concert-run extravaganza a hit, say organisers

ROCK: Close to 8,000 people attended NTU Fest at the Padang on Saturday, where performers included Korean stars Jung In and Kang Gary (above).
ROCK: The cast of Mata-Mata also made an appearance.
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He wants to help diabetics walk better

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Student fights the odds to score at school

ACE: Mr Muhammad Faias.

He has a love-hate affair with aviation.

He loves everything, from flying planes to running an airline company, but three months before his O levels in 2010, Mr Muhammad Faias received news while at Changi Airport that his father, the family's sole breadwinner, had died on a flight back from India.

With the O levels round the corner, Mr Faias, now 20 fought back tears to focus on his studies.

He did well enough to get into the Aviation Management and Services diploma course in Temasek Polytechnic and graduated this year with a perfect GPA score of 4.0.

Yesterday, he received the Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science and the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 20.

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Flower powered dragon

Annual mid-autumn light-up features record-breaking dragon

LIGHTING UP: From Sunday to Sept 28, flower-shaped lanterns strung over Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road will be lit every evening.
LIGHTING UP: Paper lanterns with wishes penned on them being released into the evening sky.
RECORD: This dragon dance of flower-shaped lanterns has entered the Singapore Book of Records as the "Longest Dragon made of Cloth Flowers".
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He listens to fishes

'Fish listener' can tell the type of fish by the sounds they make underwater

GOOD LISTENER: Mr Harun Muhammad listening for fish sounds underwater.
"They have a voice. This sound is this fish, that sound is another. When someone is new, they can't tell one fish song from another." - Mr Harun Muhammad
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Tress chic

TNP New Face girls go through a hallowed New Face tradition: A new hairdo

NEW LOCKS: The New Paper New Face 2014 finalists Mira Azman (left) and Rinna Murni.
NEW LOCKS: Tiara Skadiang's haircut in progress.

Sometimes, a haircut can help you feel like new.

The New Paper New Face 2014 finalist Mira Azman, 19, has never had hair this short.

But for the competition, the personal trainer took the plunge.

"I like it a lot. I wouldn't have had the guts to chop it off if not for New Face," she said, adding that it was "totally something new".

She beamed at herself in the mirror as the stylists finished her haircut and proudly took a video of herself holding her chopped locks.

The hair makeover, a New Face tradition, was presided over by Monsoon Hair House's creative and technical director Pearly Chha, who led a team of stylists.


She said: "For Mira, we evened the colour and made her look more fashionable with shorter hair."

Another New Face finalist whose locks went from mop to mod was Rinna Murni.

Her tresses were dyed black and a few centimetres were trimmed off.

The 17-year-old said: "I had my hair dyed dark brown a few months ago, but it faded. I wanted to keep my long hair, so they just chopped off a little."

There was a reason to colour Rinna's hair.

Ms Chha said: "Rinna has thinner hair so we dyed it black to make it look thicker and healthier."

Tiara Skadiang also had a trim and a dye job.

The 20-year-old student said: "Last year, I decided to grow it out and get blonde highlights. Now, it's dyed brown."

Tiara's colour was chosen to suit her honey skin tone, said Ms Chha, adding that shorter hair also has a youthful effect.

The girls were thoroughly satisfied with their visit to Monsoon Hair House @ Velocity, rushing to take selfies with each other as soon as the stylists were done.

Tiara said: "I've never had my hair done at Monsoon before. It was a good experience. I'll definitely come back."

For more on the New Face, follow TNPNewFace on Twitter and Instagram, and TheNewPaperNewFace on Facebook. Look out for a special New Face 2014 Top 20 centrespread in The New Paper on Sunday this Sunday.

Also, check out the Top 20 fashion spreads starting Monday.

The New Paper New Face 2014 is presented by Subaru MotorImage with official apparel by Levi's; official footwear and accessories by New Look.

This year's winner gets $10,000 cash and a feature in Singapore's top women's magazine, Her World.

Kong Hee on his co-accused

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