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Caught red handed, burglar jumps to death

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 21, 2008

A burglar jumped five storeys to his death on Friday after being surprised by a landlady who caught him in her living room.

The man was trying to make a quick escape from the three-room flat in Marsiling Lane, but instead landed 15 metres below with a thud.

‘Only a stupid person will enter my house. There’s nothing to be robbed,’ said Madam Irene Tan.

The 50-year-old happened upon the burglar, described Malay and covered in tattoos, at around 10am after returning from her morning stroll.

Madam Tan said he panicked, ran to her master bedroom and then took a shortcut to the ground-floor – from five floors up.

A neighbour from two floors below, Mr Abdul Rahman, said he heard the commotion. (story)


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HK buyer owns “unluckiest” license plate

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 12, 2008

A Hong Kong woman splashed out 130,000 US dollars for a car licence plate carrying “4444”, despite the number’s traditional links to death in Chinese culture, a report said Monday.

The bidder paid one million Hong Kong dollars in a government auction of 270 unusual licence plates on Sunday, the Chinese-language Apple Daily said.

The number four is often avoided by Chinese people because its pronunciation is similar to the word for “dead”.

Some skyscrapers do not include floors that end with the number, such as 14th or fourth, as they are less likely to be rented. (story)

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Myanmar cyclone death toll rises

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 5, 2008

Myanmar’s foreign minister says the death toll from the cyclone that ripped through the country could reach 10,000.

Foreign diplomats said Foreign Minister Nyan Win acknowledged the possibility of the high casualty figure at a Monday briefing given to them and representatives of UN and international aid agencies.

State radio earlier reported that the official death toll from Saturday’s Cyclone Nargis had risen to 3,939 from an original count of 351.

The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was held behind closed doors, said the foreign minister acknowledged 59 deaths in the country’s largest city of Yangon.

UN and private aid agencies say they are rushing to prepare assistance for victims of a devastating cyclone in Myanmar. (story)

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Chinese man dies after taking Power 1 Walnut sex drug

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 8, 2008

Just say no to drugs. A pill is not going to make your pee pee big. If you have a small one, too bad. Find a small woman and learn to please her. It is not worth your life to have a big dick. Use a magnifier, pretend you have a big one. LOL!

“The illegal sexual-enhancement drug Power 1 Walnut has claimed its first fatality.

He was among the patients who developed serious adverse reactions after taking the made-in-China drug, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Monday.

The middle-aged local Chinese man was taken to hospital in a coma state in early March. Investigations found that he had taken Power 1 Walnut.” (story)

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Flu deaths estimated at 600 per year

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 14, 2008

About 600 people die from influenza in Singapore every year, and many of these lives could have been saved, experts say. The majority of them are 65 years and older. They rarely die of the flu virus, but from complications arising from a bad flu bout.

Doctors say that flu vaccine can cut the risk of death among the elderly by as much as 80 per cent.

A study on the flu deaths here between 1996 and 2003, released by the Ministry of Health and Singapore General Hospital in 2006, found that people over 65 are more than 11 times as likely to die of the flu than younger adults.

Many die because they also get a bacterial infection on top of the flu, and develop pneumonia, the third most common cause of deaths here.

The team concluded that these 600 deaths could have been prevented either through annual vaccinations or good treatment with antiviral medicine like Tamiflu or Relenza. (story)

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