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1) Japanese boy missing in bear-inhabited woods found alive
A 7-year-old Japanese boy who was missing for almost a week after his highly intelligent parents abandoned him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment, has been found alive.
Here’s the father, Takayuki Tanooka, making a tearful apology.
And that folks, was how Yamato Tanooka became known as Baby Bear Grylls, Asian edition.
2) 12-year-old who helped accident victims gets award
12-year-old Ashvin Gunasegaran received the SCDF’s Public Spiritedness Award after he offered to help victims involved in a road accident while walkng home from remedial classes. A crowd had gathered after 2 vehicles collided at the junction of Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Ring Road but instead of rendering help, some passers-by decided that using their mobile devices to take photos and videos of the scene was more appropriate action.
3) POTUS to host PM Lee and IT’S A BIG DEAL
“Singapore will be only the fifth Asian country to have a leader honoured with a state dinner during the Obama administration and the only one from South-east Asia.”
4) Newborn found dead in MRT toilet
A newborn baby was found dead in the first floor toilet of Tampines MRT station. Sad news.
5) The NTUC Fairprice rat saga continues
(Featured image via Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News)