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NEW ZEALAND TO VOTE ON CHANGING FLAG

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 9:57pm

New Zealanders will vote twice over the next two years on whether the country should change its flag, the government said Wednesday. Next year, voters will choose their favourite alternative flag from among several options, and in 2016 they will vote on whether that alternative should replace the current flag, the government said.


MAN STRANGLES ROOMMATE TO DEATH AND THEN HAVE SEX WITH HER DEAD BODY

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 4:43pm

In a gruesome murder, a man brutally killed his roommate and then allegedly had sex with her lifeless body. Bryan Santana, 20, of Orlando, who works as a pizza deliveryman was later arrested from a barbershop. He has reportedly confessed to killing Shelby Fazio, 23, by choking her from behind and then stabbing her in the neck. "He stated that he later had sexual intercourse with her body after she was dead," according to his arrest report.


79YR OLD MAN IN TAIWAN CUTS OFF GIRLFRIEND'S NOSE, EARS, LIP AND FLUSHES THEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 10:07am

A 79-year-old man cut off his girlfriend's nose, ears, and upper lip and flushed them down the toilet yesterday after he found out that another man was courting her. The woman was treated at a Changhua hospital and is now in stable condition. Doctors said she is currently emotionally unstable. The man, surnamed Huang, used a small knife to pare off the woman's ears, nose and upper lip in the middle of the night. 


TWO FOOTBALL TEAMS IN INDONESIA DISQUALIFIED AFTER 5 OWN GOALS SCORED IN 1 MATCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:56am

Two Indonesian teams have been disqualified from an end-of-season tournament after five own goals were scored in a single match, an official said Wednesday (Oct 29), as both sides sought to lose in a bid to avoid facing a team reportedly backed by gangsters. Video footage showed goalkeepers from the two clubs, PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang, making half-hearted attempts to stop shots and walking away from the goal as the ball approached during Sunday's match in Yogyakarta, on the main island of Java.


XI JINPING TELLS HONG KONG GOVT NOT TO USE VIOLENCE TO PREVENT ANOTHER 'TIANANMEN INCIDENT'

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 9:09am

Hong Kong media are reporting that one faction of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to manipulate recent events in order to produce a Tiananmen Square-like massacre in Hong Kong. The goal of the bloodshed would be to bring down Party leader Xi Jinping, according to the reports, which corroborate previous reporting by Epoch Times.


GOOGLE TWEAKS SEARCH ALGORITHM TO MAKE IT HARD TO FIND PIRATED CONTENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:29am

Google has pushed out an update to its search algorithm that is making it even harder for people to discover free movie and music torrents, with sites like Pirate Bay, Isohunt and Torrentz.eu among the worst affected by the rollout. The rollout comes a month after Robert Thomson the chief executive of News Corp — which owns The Times and New York Post titles — attacked Google, calling it “a platform for piracy,” in a letter to the European Commission.


FLIGHT DELAYED AFTER PASSENGERS FOUND AN WI-FI HOTSPOT NAMED 'AL-QAEDA FREE TERROR NETWORK'

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 8:23am

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London was delayed late Sunday after a concerned passenger reported finding a wireless connection called “Al-Qaeda Free Terror Network” before the plane took off, according to the LAX Police Department. The incident was reported at Terminal 4 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, LAXPD spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado said in a statement.


NASA ROCKET EXPLODES JUST 6 SECONDS AFTER TAKE OFF

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 October 2014 - 7:55am

A rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after it was launched at Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday night, sending a massive fireball into the sky. The rocket, known as the Antares, carried an unmanned cargo ship loaded with 5,000 pounds of supplies such as food, tools, parts and experiments. 


WORLD’S FIRST WINDOWLESS PLANE SET TO TAKE OFF

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 October 2014 - 10:21pm

The world's first windowless plane is all set to take off. A British developer will soon test a windowless plane that allows passengers to see what's going on outside. The windows would be replaced by full-length screens allowing constant views of the sky and space outside.


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