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BOSTON, US: 2 explosions were heard when
runners were reaching the finishing line of the Boston Marathon 2013.
Three people were killed in the terror act and resulted in more than 175
injured. The FBI then released photos
of the two suspects a few days later. Shortly after the FBI released a
few updated photos of the suspects, a shootout was reported at the MIT
campus - a security policeman was shot dead at the scene. The suspects
then hijacked a car and was involved in a car chase with the local
police force. Gunfire was exchanged, but at that point of time, the
police didn't think that the two suspects were actually the two
mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombing. They were soon found out
to be brothers and 1 was shot dead during the car chase. Another however
managed to escape which then prompted the police to shut down the
entire town of Boston for the manhunt. 24 hours into the manhunt, the
suspect - 19 years old, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was caught after a resident
informed the police that they have seen blood stains near his boat at
TEXAS, US: A day after the bombing at the Boston
Marathon, a huge explosion went off at a plant in Texas. As of date, 14
people were confirmed dead, with some others still uncounted for. The
explosion other injured 200 others.
DELHI, INDIA: Protesters
shouted and demonstrated anti-government banners and posters after a 5
years old girl was gang raped. This was the latest news followed by the
few gang-raped incidents reported in India in the past 4 months. The
girl's condition is currently stable and the suspect was caught.
CHINA: H7N9 Bird Flu has increased to 96 cases (as of date). Major
China cities have too closed their live poultry farms to limit the
spread of the new virus. New deaths have been reported this week which
thus brought the total to 18 deaths. There was however no evidence of
human-to-human transmission yet.
HONG KONG: Uprising Hong Kong
singer, Sita Chan, died in a car crash on early hours of Wednesday. She
has recently won the TVB best new female singer award in January this
year. Hong Kong celebrities also took to social media on Wednesday to
express grief and shock.
SINGAPORE: Veteran actor, Huang Wen
Yong, passed away in early evening on Saturday. He has been in and out
of hospital over the past few months after viewers have noticed him
becoming skinnier during a ceremony late last year. He has recently
appeared on Toggle to reassure fans that he is recovering and hope to
return to the industry soon. The sudden news caught many by surprise,
with many local celebrities describing his death as a great loss to the
Singapore television industry.
Just to comment on a few of them....
Prayers for the people of Boston, good thing, the suspects are already being caught.
The bomb seems to just come out of nowhere, without any alerts or warnings..
China, has 96 cases of H7N9 and death of 18.
Although there is still no proven evidence of human-to-human transmission, i think we all should be careful too.
Harmless looking they are, but deadly viruses they spread.
So many happenings.
The one that was so close to us was of passing away of Huang Wen Yong.
He was the Veteran MediaCorp artiste that people like myself, will know him.
There was just so many dramas that he acted in..
He was also the Fortune God too..
The drama i remembered him as, was The Awakening (雾锁南洋)
Huang Wenyong as "Ah Shui" and Xiang Yun as "Ah Mei"
He was 60.
R.I.P. Huang Wen Yong
Let's hope for a better week ahead.