While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Dec 3 edition

Hong Kong protest founders to 'surrender', urge students to retreat

The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced Tuesday they would "surrender" by turning themselves in to police and urged protesters on the streets to retreat.

But frustrated demonstrators at the city's main protest site said they felt "abandoned" by the move.

The announcement came after hundreds of pro-democracy protesters clashed with police late Sunday, leaving dozens injured in one of the worst nights of violence since rallies began more than two months ago.

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Second video of sisters beating man in park raises questions about India's 'bravehearts'

Two Indian sisters hailed as "bravehearts" after a video showing them fighting off three alleged molesters went viral, are now facing questions from social media users following the release of a second video Tuesday.

A day after the sisters were showered with praise - and cash - for a video showing them trashing three men who allegedly harassed them on a bus, another video of them beating a man in a park has surfaced.

The latest video has led to a flurry of criticism on the social media with many questioning whether the girls really were fighting back against harassment.

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Israel PM Netanyahu calls for early parliamentary election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his finance and justice ministers on Tuesday, signalling the break up of his bickering coalition and opening the way for early national elections in Israel.

Netanyahu’s government, which only took office last year, has been unravelling over an array of issues, including the 2015 budget and a Jewish nation-state bill that critics say discriminates against Arab citizens.

A poll published at the weekend said Netanyahu would almost certainly win a fourth term as prime minister if elections were held today, with his rightist Likud party set to remain the biggest political force in Israel.

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Golf: Tiger Woods returns, looks to past swings to aim at future wins

Tiger Woods has revamped a swing motion from younger days in hopes of recapturing the form that has brought him 14 major titles, the former world number one said on Tuesday.

Woods, who returns from a four-month injury layoff when the Hero World Challenge opens on Thursday, says his nagging back injuries have healed and he has been able to rely upon muscle memory and motor reflexes in working with new swing consultant Chris Como.

Two months of rest gave Woods time to analyse his younger form, with help from his mother's videotape machine, and look back in hopes of future triumphs as he chases the record 18 major wins of jack Nicklaus.

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Victoria's Secret holds first London show

Gold wings, jewel-encrusted bras and a bewildering array of lacy numbers took to the catwalk in London on Tuesday as US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret held its first annual show in the British capital.

The event was billed as the company's most expensive ever with a price tag of US$20 million (S$26 million) and featured some of the world's best-paid models including Brazil's Adriana Lima.

Among the 47 "Angels" of the brand were Candice Swanepoel (above), Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss.

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