Madrid stunned, Barca have new hero

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Wenger defends misfiring Sanogo

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Blues are window winners

Chelsea's squad look strongest after lack of big moves by rivals on transfer deadline day

PROVING HIS WORTH: Striker Diego Costa (above) is one of Chelsea's best buys.
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How Falcao could fit

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Van Gaal snaps up Falcao for United

DEADLY STRIKEFORCE: Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal display their ability to attract top players with the signings of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao to complement the dynamic duo of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie (above).
DEADLY STRIKEFORCE: Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal display their ability to attract top players with the signings of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao (above) to complement the dynamic duo of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
DEADLY STRIKEFORCE: Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal display their ability to attract top players with the signings of Angel di Maria (above) and Radamel Falcao to complement the dynamic duo of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
DEADLY STRIKEFORCE: Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal display their ability to attract top players with the signings of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao to complement the dynamic duo of Wayne Rooney (above) and Robin van Persie.

This is why Manchester United threw all their fragile eggs into Louis van Gaal’s basket, says Neil Humphreys.

His old friends in Holland call him “The King”, his children call him “sir” and he proudly considers himself dominant and arrogant.

But the Red Devils manager lived up to his own billing last night. The ego didn’t land on the transfer market. He obliterated it. When the smoke cleared, van Gaal emerged from the deadline-day madness clutching one of the world’s finest strikers in Radamel Falcao.

He might even have snared a new creative midfielder too, someone very much in the mould of Paul Scholes, someone who looks remarkably like Wayne Rooney.

In signing Falcao, van Gaal has bought United a two-for-one special.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2. 

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Tags: van Gaal, Falcao and special

New Face 2014: Aurelia

Aurelia Ng blogs about fashion, beauty and her travels.

"It started when my boyfriend bought me a camera for my 20th birthday.

"I started taking more photos and I needed a space to upload them all, so I made a blog. It eventually became my digital journal where I get to keep and also share my life and work with people."

When the 21-year-old became more active on Instagram, she also attracted more eyeballs.

"People started liking my photos, which served as a form of motivation and inspiration," she said adding that her online activities have brought her family closer.

"My family isn't very expressive with their feelings so they don't talk to me much about my life or try to find out what I'm doing or where I'm going. Despite that, they are very supportive.

"My sister tells me they would occasionally read my blog and see what I've been up to.

"Although they don't tell me directly, it's still a very encouraging notion that they are interested and it keeps me going," she said.


The New Paper New Face is in its 22nd year.

The modelling competition has launched the careers of celebrities such as actress Jayley Woo, social media star Eunice Annabel Lim and top model Vivien Ong.

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'Kill stray cats' poster of art exhibition misunderstood

CATASTROPHIC?: A copy of the flier that was given out.

The flier was distributed at the recently-concluded Singapore Night Festival reportedly urging people to "kill stray cats".

And when its image was circulated online on Sunday, the flier angered netizens and animal rights groups like SPCA Singapore and Cat Welfare Society (CWS).

But it has since emerged that the fliers were part of a satirical performance-exhibition by local art collective Vertical Submarine, whose ultimate message was against cruelty to animals. Critics and CSW have now acknowledged that the flier was read out of context.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Tags: cats, flier and kill

WAR RELICS FOUND THIS YEAR

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HOW BOMB DISPOSAL WORKS

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One wrong move could kill many

Our only land-based bomb disposal unit has diffused 25 war relics this year. But an experienced team leader says fear is always there

As part of the probe, the team commander will also perform an X-ray on the bomb’s fuse using a portable scanner (above).
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