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.
Where have all the sparrows gone?
March 20 is World Sparrow Day. Why a red-letter day in honor of a bird?
Look around – the once-common sparrows are now harder to see. And it’s not just in your neighborhood but the world over. No one agrees on exactly why sparrows have disappeared, but the most common reasons are thought to be changes in architectural styles of houses that no longer support nesting, lack of insect food for chicks due to increasing use of insecticides, and pollution from microwave towers.
Yahoo! contributor THARANGINI, a web designer with a penchant for photography and a great love for nature, believes that we must first make room for sparrows in our hearts. The rest will follow.
Enjoy this poignant photo-essay and don't forget to make room in your home and heart for the humble house sparrow.
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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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