Top 5 stories for Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Here are today's top 5 stories in case you missed them.

US woman, 64, makes history with Cuba-Florida swim

American woman swims from Cuba to Florida for three days. (AFP Photo)American woman swims from Cuba to Florida for three days. (AFP Photo)

American Diana Nyad, 64, completed a marathon three-day swim 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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/swimmer-diana-nyad-cuba-florida-homestretch-114058791--spt.html

Tim Ho Wan to open in western Singapore

Popular Chinese restaurant opens two new outlets in Singapore. (Yahoo photo)Popular Chinese restaurant opens two new outlets in Singapore. (Yahoo photo)

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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/tim-ho-wan-to-open-in-western-singapore-033706331.html

SAF successfully detonates war relic

War relic was detonated by SAF after it was found at Seletar construction site. (SAF Facebook screengrab)War relic was detonated by SAF after it was found at Seletar construction site. (SAF Facebook screengrab)

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 at a construction site in Seletar on Monday, according to their Facebook page.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/saf-successfully-detonates-war-relic-094911608.html

Microsoft buying Nokia's devices and services unit

Microsoft has acquired Nokia in an effort to expand into smartphone market. (AFP Photo)Microsoft has acquired Nokia in an effort to expand into smartphone market. (AFP Photo)

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.
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-buying-nokias-devices-services-034317573--finance.html

London driver says skyscraper "melted" his car

London's Walkie Talkie skyscraper might be in trouble for causing cars parked underneath to London's Walkie Talkie skyscraper might be in trouble for causing cars parked underneath to

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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/london-driver-says-skyscraper-melted-car-185924379.html

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