Top 5 stories for Thursday, 15 August 2013

We know you might have been busy and missed the headlines of the day.

Here are five stories you need to know:

About 300 dead in Egypt clashes

Egypt declared a state of emergency after security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Gory photographs have surfaced on the net as world leaders condemned the violence of security forces. Officials say the clashes have claimed about 300 lives.

The authorities are hot on the heels of a gun salesman who has been offering an arsenal of weapons for sale on …
M’sia authorities on the hunt for Facebook gun salesman
An anonymous man has been offering an arsenal of weapons for sale on Facebook. These weapons include a range of guns and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, each item costing between S$1,550 and S$5,800. The Facebook page was taken down after a police report was lodged.

File photo of traffic on a central expressway in Singapore. A Singapore bus driver has been fired after he was …
SMRT bus driver fired for clipping nails
An SMRT bus driver was fired after he was caught on video trimming his nails while driving along an expressway. The bus was travelling from Changi Airport, when the driver started trimming his nails, even lifting his hand off the steering wheel momentarily to examine the trimmed nails.

Stray cats deserve a warm and loving home. (Yahoo! photo)
COMMENT: Why strays deserve your love too
Do stray dogs and cats deserve to be loved? Our blogger shares her experience of caring for a stray kitten and the difficulties in finding a foster home for it.

Coroners found a huge bruise on Dinesh's cheek. (Photo courtesy of Dinesh's sister)
Family of dead inmate requesting completion of Coroner’s Inquiry
The family of Dinesh Raman s/o Chinnaiah, who died in Changi prison in 2010, is requesting the Attorney General Chambers to direct the coroner to complete the Coroner’s Inquiry into his death. Although Dinesh was determined to have died from “positional asphyxiation” due to a “fierce struggle” involving eight prison officers, the family is still unclear about his cause of death. Bruises and blood clots were found all over Dinesh’s body, with no clear indication on how these apparent injuries were sustained.

  • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers
    Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

    Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...

  • Over 280 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes
    Over 280 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

    By Narae Kim JINDO South Korea (Reuters) - More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. It was not immediately clear why the Sewol ferry listed heavily on to its side and capsized in apparently calm conditions off South Korea's southwest coast, but some survivors spoke of a loud noise prior to the disaster.