Two men who fatally assaulted a French national at Orchard Towers in April last year have been handed jail sentences along with multiple strokes of the cane. Radin Abdullah Syafii and Muhammad Daniel Abdul Jalil, both 24, had earlier pleaded guilty to one and two counts of voluntarily causing grievous hurt, respectively.
NEW YORK (AP) - Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television's Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of "The Crocodile Hunter" star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.
The number of residential collective sales is set to continue rising through 2018, and the trend is likely to last into 2019, says Colliers International in a recent report. Excluding Changi Garden, which was bought after the report was produced, the current collective sale wave - which began in late 2016 with the sale of Shunfu Ville, Harbour View Gardens and Raintree Gardens and continued this year with 14 more collective sales year-to-date - has netted $6.36 billion in sales. According to research by Colliers, a surge in collective sale transactions in the residential market typically goes on for eight to 12 quarters.
JK Rowling is the highest-paid European celebrity of 2017, according to Forbes. The Harry Potter author earned $95 million (£72 m) in the last 12 months, before taxes and management fees, according to the money magazine. As the highest-paid author in the world, the 52-year-old continues to make more than half her money from the children’s fiction series which made her a household name, thanks to the success of the stage revival (and script of) The Cursed Child. The only other woman to be included in the top-20 is Adele, who earned $69 million (£52m) over the past year. The second highest-paid European celebrity in 2017 is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who earned $93 million (£71m). Coldplay were ranked third after earning a combined $88 million (£67m) and Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer was fifth thanks to his $60 million (£49m) pay packet. Other British men including Sir Elton John, Gordon Ramsay, Calvin Harris, Simon Cowell and Ed Sheeran also featured in the top 20. - Esquire
The powerful brown bear stationed himself near a bridge on the Ozernaya River in the South Kamchatka Federal Sanctuary in Russia.