• Netizens slam SMRT for refuting 'fake' post alleging previous cuts in rail staff

    A Facebook post by rail operator SMRT refuting online allegations has drawn flak from its readers for the timing of the post and how it was worded. On Thursday night (16 Nov), SMRT put up a Facebook post referring to a report circulating online alleging that the previous CEO Saw Phaik Hwa and current CEO Desmond Kuek drastically reduced the night shift workforce of the rail operations. “This is obviously fake! How would SMRT have been able to complete the change out of all the power rails and 188,000 sleepers if staff count had indeed been cut so drastically?” said the post.

  • One-legged football 'king' melts Chinese hearts

    A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents and scoring a rasping right-footed drive. The exploits of 21-year-old He Yiyi, who lost his leg to childhood cancer and uses crutches to support himself when playing, have earned him several endearing nicknames including "Angel with Broken Wings", "Ball King with One Leg" and "Magic Boy". A video of He playing an exhibition and talking about the challenges he faces against able-bodied opponents has been watched nearly four million times online, and counting.

  • Disbelief as 'most wanted' Indonesia politician hospitalized

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A top Indonesian politician embroiled in a scandal involving an epic theft of public money has been hospitalized after a car crash that is being widely mocked online as another tactic to avoid arrest.

  • Bangladeshi worker who molested 15-year-old student three times on MRT jailed 6 weeks

    A Bangladeshi construction worker was jailed six weeks for molesting a 15-year-old student on the MRT during rush hour. Ali S M Zulfiker, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of outrage of modesty in the State Courts on Friday (17 November). The court heard that on the evening of 6 October this year, the student told the staff at Clementi MRT station that she had been molested on the train.

  • Justice League review: DC's superhero embarrassment is beyond saving

    Justice League review: DC's superhero embarrassment is beyond saving

  • A Complete Timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Photos)

    Ever since Nick Fury appeared in Tony Stark’s mansion eight years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has exploded into a web of events that spans 13 movies and five TV series, with several more tales in the works. When the universe was created with the Big Bang, six powerful Infinity Stones were created: Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Soul, and Time. Sometime far in the past, the celestial being known as Ego comes into existence.

  • Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

    By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites - including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long - removed from the wounded soldier's digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life. The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.