Top 5 stories for Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Apple tailors two new iPhones for world market

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple …

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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/apple-unveils-two-iphones-starting-99-173835744--finance.html

What a whopper! Record 741-pound gator caught in Mississippi

Yahoo News - Jimmy Greer, of Canton, Dalco Turner, of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer Ratcliff and John Ratcliff, of Canton, pose by their record setting catch, a 741.5-pound male alligator, caught Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2013, in a backwater area of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson, Miss. (Brian Albert Broom/AP/Clarion-Ledger)Yahoo News - Jimmy Greer, of Canton, Dalco Turner, of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer Ratcliff and John Ratcliff, of Canton, …

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.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/gator-hunting-record-133200169.html

Child bride in Yemen dies of internal bleeding on wedding night - activist

Yahoo News - Jimmy Greer, of Canton, Dalco Turner, of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer Ratcliff and John Ratcliff, of Canton, pose by their record setting catch, a 741.5-pound male alligator, caught Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2013, in a backwater area of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson, Miss. (Brian Albert Broom/AP/Clarion-Ledger)Yahoo News - Jimmy Greer, of Canton, Dalco Turner, of Gluckstadt, and Jennifer Ratcliff and John Ratcliff, of Canton, …

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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/child-bride-yemen-dies-internal-bleeding-wedding-night-171222173.html

Nearly 5 out of 10 Singaporeans prejudge others based on race: study

Getty Images - SINGAPORE - JANUARY 01: Singaporeans, tourists and expatriates crowd Orchard Road, the shopping mall-lined street in Singapore Saturday, January 1, 2005. (Photo by Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg via Getty Images) lessGetty Images - SINGAPORE - JANUARY 01: Singaporeans, tourists and expatriates crowd Orchard Road, the shopping …

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.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/4-in-10-singaporeans-prejudge-others-based-on-race--study-094505231.html

Mermaid series (Part 1): Why world is going ga-ga over mermaids

Cara Nicole Neo, who also goes by "mermaid Syrena", is a Singaporean who's joined the mermaid trend. (Photo courtesy of Cara Nicole Neo)Cara Nicole Neo, who also goes by "mermaid Syrena", is a Singaporean who's joined the mermaid trend. (Photo courtesy …

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.
http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/blogs/singapore-showbiz/mermaid-series-part-1-why-world-going-crazy-051022676.html

  • ‘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...

  • StarHub 4G users to be charged from June as promo ends
    StarHub 4G users to be charged from June as promo ends

    Are you on the 4G or LTE mobile data network under StarHub? If so, you’ll have to start paying for the service.

  • 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.