Ship with over 100 on board may have sunk
JAKARTA• A ship carrying more than 100 passengers sank off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island yesterday, local media said. But a police spokesman said it seemed to be still afloat. The spokesman said by phone that the port authorities lost contact with the vessel after its engine broke down in stormy seas.
US waiter returns $45,000 family forgot
LOS ANGELES • A waiter in California turned over US$32,000 (S$45,000) in cash that a family forgot at a table, an amount that exceeds his annual salary, because it was "the right thing to do", he said on Friday. Mr Brian Geery, 33, said he found a canvas pouch in the Applebee restaurant he works in after a family finished eating.
Tycoon's divorce case to continue in UK
LONDON • The divorce case between Malaysian tycoon Khoo Kay Peng and Ms Pauline Chai can continue in Britain, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The Telegraph reported that Mr Khoo had attempted to challenge the decision by a UK High Court to allow proceedings to continue there, but the court ruled against it on Friday.
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