While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 13 edition

Indonesian child star Tegar Septian, 13, reports Singaporean manager for sexual abuse

Popular Indonesian child star Tegar Septian has filed a police report alleging that he was sexually abused by his Singaporean manager, Arif Dollah.

Various Indonesian media reported that the 13-year-old, known to fans as Tegar, announced that he had sought assistance from the country's National Commission for Child Protection in a press conference on Wednesday.

Tegar was plucked from obscurity after he was spotted busking at a food stall in Subang, West Java. A YouTube video of his hit song, Aku Yang Dulu Bukan Yang Sekarang, has been viewed more than 11 million times.

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Raising legal age to 21 would cut cigarette smoking: Study

If people could not get cigarettes until the age of 21, lives would be saved because fewer people would start smoking, said a report by the Institute of Medicine on Thursday.

Most smokers begin their habit when they are young. Some 90 per cent of smokers say they first tried a cigarette by the time they turned 19, and nearly all the rest experimented by the age of 26.

A committee of experts tasked by the US Food and Drug Administration with studying scientific literature on smoking looked at how changing the age of being able to access cigarettes - whether 19, 21 or 25 - would impact smoking rates.

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3D Hillary Clinton action figure! (E-mails not included)

Hillary Clinton fans can't access her official e-mails yet, but they may soon be able to download and print a free 3D "ready-for-action figure" of the political powerhouse, thanks to a firm keen to see her run for president.

FCTRY, the Brooklyn-based production studio behind the 2008 Barack Obama action figure that became a hit seller during his successful White House bid, is creating an "iconic" Clinton doll, complete with baby-blue pantsuit.

"We want to kickstart this product, and jumpstart Hillary's campaign all at the same time," FCTRY co-founder Jason Feinberg says in a two-minute, 43-second video pitch to cloudfunding platform Kickstarter introduced this week. "Honestly, the world kind of needs a Hillary action figure."

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British author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

British science fiction and fantasy author Terry Pratchett, whose Discworld novels have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, died on Thursday at the age of 66, his publisher said.

In 2007, Pratchett announced that he was suffering from a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

He was famed worldwide as the creator of the Discworld novels about a flat, parallel universe balanced on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of a giant turtle.

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Disney working on Frozen movie sequel

Disney Animation announced on Thursday that a follow-up to the animated mega-hit Frozen – which raked in nearly US$1.3 billion (S$1.8 billion) in global ticket sales – is in the works.

“Forecast: Winter weather ahead! Disney Animation developing #Frozen2,” the studio said on Twitter, adding that directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee would be back for the second installment of the musical tale.

Beyond being Disney’s top box-office hit, Frozen is the fifth top-grossing film of all time, according to industry tracker Box Office Mojo. It won two Oscars last year for best animated feature – Disney’s first in the category – and best original song for the ubiquitous Let It Go.

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