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.
In pictures, a flood of Titanic memories
In her time she was the largest ship afloat, one of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the British shipping company White Star Line. Her makers called her 'unsinkable'. Circumstances on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City tested that claim. As history has writ, it was circumstance that won. On April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg about 600 km south of the coast of Newfoundland, causing her hull to crack and splitting her watertight compartments. Filling up with water in the dead of night on that icy sea, the Titanic sank. Of the 2,224 people on board, 1,514 perished. One hundred years later, we revisit the Titanic amid memories and memorabilia that survive.
- Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media.
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