Maid now faces homicide charge

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Danger and death

A migrant boat heading for Italy sank off the coast of Libya on Sunday. Some 50 children are said to be among the 800 dead

SAFE, FOR NOW: Rescuers help children disembark from a boat at the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo on Sunday. Some 800 people, including 50 children, on board the boat died in one of the worst maritime disasters in the Mediterranean.
SAFE, FOR NOW: Rescuers help children disembark from a boat at the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo on Sunday. Some 800 people, including 50 children, on board the boat died in one of the worst maritime disasters in the Mediterranean.
ANOTHER TRAGEDY: A migrant, trying to reach Greece, is rescued. He was on a wooden sailboat that ran aground off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes with dozens of immigrants on board. Greek coastguard said three, including one child, drowned.
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EU unveils plan to contain crisis

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THE MIGRANT WAVE

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Air Chief Marshal will be giving the orders in Race 4

TODAY'S SOUTH AFRICA (KENILWORTH) RACE CARD

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Bring these for SUVival

The 10th TNP SUVival Challenge takes place this weekend. RONALD LOH (rloh@sph.com.sg) speaks to some returning participants on their key essentials to pack for the trip.

10TH CHALLENGE: Last year's winner, Mr Kwok Chee Wei, 49, and his wife, Madam Tan Li Jin, 41, and daughter, Kwok Fei, 9, are back this year for the 10th anniversary of the TNP SUVival Challenge.

PHOTO: SIMON KER

MR KWOK CHEE WEI, 49, SHIPPING DIRECTOR AND LAST YEAR'S WINNER

Number of TNP SUVival Challenges completed: 9

What to take: Spare clothes.

You never know how muddy, sweaty or drenched you may get. I would also definitely take along the Denizen's d.LITE Tees - which is made for sports and outdoor activity and is made from the same material as the "Celebrate SG50 Proud To Be Singaporean" Sports Collection - as it's comfortable and a good memento for keepsake. I collect every year's event tee and this year will be no different.

MR GREGORY WONG, 39, POLYTECHNIC LECTURER

Number of TNP SUVival Challenges completed: 4

What to take: Old newspapers

Your shoes will get muddy when you step out of your car during the off-road segment. To prevent the dirtying of your car interior, line the floor with old newspapers. This will make your car much easier to clean as the newspapers will soak up the mud, otherwise it will be difficult to wash off the carpet when it dries.

MR DESMOND LIM, 39, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Number of TNP SUVival Challenges completed: 5

What to take: Touch N Go card with enough money

Given that the final destination of the Challenge is a mystery, you will not know how far up North you will go. So make sure you top up your Touch N Go card. I put in at least RM200 (S$74) if I am travelling to Kuala Lumpur. This will allow you to breeze through the toll booths without wasting time and energy finding a top-up station.

MR ALVIN YEONG, 53, SERVICE MANAGER

Number of TNP SUVival Challenges completed: 4

What to take: Cooler box with drinks

It will be hot and you will need to replenish your water loss. So my family and I take along our trusty cooler box that we load with ice, bottled water, isotonic drinks and soft drinks. Any time we get thirsty, we have a cold drink - very helpful for the long drive.

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF MR GREGORY WONG, MR ZACHARY CHUA

MR ZACHARY CHUA, 43, CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Number of TNP SUVival Challenges completed: 7

What to take: Cable ties and duct tape

Off-roading may lead to slight damage to your car, especially the bumper. One year, I accidentally hit someone's rear bumper and it came off. Thankfully, we managed to secure it back temporarily using duct tape and cable ties.

Time to tango for James and Isco

Ancelotti turns to duo in the absence of Modric and Bale

REPLACEMENTS: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is impressed by James Rodriguez (above), while Isco (inset, No. 23) is also likely to start.

REPLACEMENTS: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is impressed by James Rodriguez, while Isco (above, No. 23) is also likely to start.

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Pogba in demand

HOT PROPERTY: The agent of Paul Pogba (above) claims he has received over 2,000 phonecalls for him this year.
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Ikea to continue tie-up with anti-gay pastor

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Sex enhancers sold online found harmful

These sexual enhancement products sold online have been found to contain dangerous substances.

Five sexual enhancement products sold online contain chemicals which can cause serious health problems, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned yesterday.

The Starkrx Performer Enhancer, Maximum Strength Sexual Enhancer, and Forta Plus for Men claim to contain only natural herbal ingredients.

But they were found to contain substances which may cause blindness, impaired hearing or painful and exceedingly long erections, which, if not treated immediately, may lead to permanent impotence.

A fourth product, Stark-Rx, also contained dangerous substances.

Another product, Stud 100 Male Genital Desensitizer Spray, was found to contain exceedingly high concentrations of an anaesthetic.

Anyone taking these should stop immediately and see a doctor if they feel unwell. HSA is investigating the seller.

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