Here are today's top 5 stories in case you missed them.
US woman, 64, makes history with Cuba-Florida swim
American Diana Nyad, 64, completed a marathon -- three-day crossing from Cuba to Florida -- to become the first person to do so without a protective shark cage. She left a Havana yacht club in Cuba early Saturday, and arrived on Key West beach in Florida, on Monday. She has finally fulfilled her dream after four previous failed attempts failed amid stormy weather and jellyfish attacks.
Tim Ho Wan to open in western Singapore
Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan is expected to open an outlet in western Singapore and the restaurant has also confirmed that this will bring the total number of Singapore outlets to four. Customers can also look out for a new outlet in the east, at Bedok Mall, before Christmas this year.
SAF successfully detonates war relic
The Combat Engineers and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team under the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has successfully detonated a war relic around noon on Tuesday. SAF said that the 100kg relic “was armed and more than 60 years old”. It was found in a construction site in Seletar yesterday, according to their Facebook page.
Microsoft buying Nokia's devices and services unit
Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s devices and services business, and getting access to the company's patents, in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market. Microsoft will pay 3.79 billion euros ($5 billion) for the Nokia unit that makes mobile phones, including its line of Lumia smartphones that run Windows Phone software. It will also pay 1.65 billion euros ($2.2 billion) for a 10-year license to use Nokia's patents, with the option to extend it indefinitely.
London driver says skyscraper "melted" his car
In the UK, a motorist has complained that a skyscraper has caused his car to “melt”. He said that the intense sunlight reflected from the skyscraper called, "Walkie Talkie" - one of several flashy towers under construction in The City, London's historic financial district - had warped his Jaguar that was parked across the road. Property developers have blamed the position of the sun on the matter and is seeking to rectify the problem.