Apple tailors two new iPhones for world market
Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday — the iPhone 5S and 5C. One is a top-end model while the other is aimed at budget-conscious smartphone shoppers around the world. According to Apple’s vice-president, 5S is “the most forward thinking phone ever created”. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and they will be on sale on 20 September in the US, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore.
What a whopper! Record 741-pound gator caught in Mississippi
Two hunters in the US on Sunday caught the heaviest alligator, according to wildlife officials there, weighing in at over 300kg. The gator is close to 4m-long and it took the hunters one hour to finally snare him.
Child bride in Yemen dies of internal bleeding on wedding night - activist
An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age. The girl had reportedly married the 40-year-old man last week and had suffered from bleeding and uterine rupture after having sexual intercourse. She was taken to the medics, but they could not save her life.
Nearly 5 out of 10 Singaporeans prejudge others based on race: study
Nearly five out of 10 Singaporeans have the tendency to decide what a person's behaviour and views will be like based on their race, before they even interact with them.This was one of a host of findings on 4,109 respondents revealed at an Institute of Policy Studies and OnePeople.sg forum on indicators of racial and religious harmony on Wednesday morning.
Mermaid series (Part 1): Why world is going ga-ga over mermaids
There is a growing trend of young Singaporeans putting on swimmable mermaid tails and diving straight into their “fairytale fantasy”. While some do it for fun, others do it as a hobby and the more enterprising ones earn pocket money by becoming “mermaid” entertainers, hired to swim at private parties, photo shoots or functions.