While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 18 edition

SCDF firefighters battle CK Building fire in overnight operation

Firefighters are still battling a raging fire at the CK Building at Tampines Street 92, which was first reported just before 2pm on Wednesday, and were expected to continue the battle into the morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a Facebook post at around 2.45pm that the fire was "raging on the 3rd and 4th floor of No. 39, Tampines Street 92".

When The Straits Times visited the scene at 1am, SCDF officers were seen still trying to put out the fire.


Olympics: Organs from tragic canoe coach Stefan Henze save lives in Rio

The organs from a German canoe slalom coach, who died on Monday from injuries suffered in a taxi accident at the Rio Olympics, have helped save four lives, it emerged.

Stefan Henze, 35, a former world champion and 2004 Olympic silver medallist, died in a Rio hospital despite emergency surgery for the injuries he sustained while travelling from the canoe slalom venue in a taxi in the early hours of Friday.

"The heart, liver and both kidneys were successfully transplanted. He has saved four lives," said spokeswoman Roberta Napolis.


Olympics: Brazilian judge orders seizing of Ryan Lochte passport

A Brazilian judge ordered that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and teammate James Feigen be prevented from leaving the country after doubts emerged over their claim to have been mugged at gunpoint.

Judge Keyla Blank “issued warrants for searches and the seizure of the passports for the US swimmers,” a statement from her office said. “With this, they are banned from leaving the country.”

There were unconfirmed Brazilian media reports that Lochte had already left Brazil.


Olympics: Indonesia beat Malaysia to badminton mixed doubles gold

Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir defeated Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia to win Olympic gold in the badminton mixed doubles.

The Indonesian pair took the first game 21-14 before completing the victory with a 21-12 triumph in the second, delighting a noisy contingent of Indonesian fans who chanted their country's name throughout.

Ahmad and Natsir had stunned top seeds and defending champions Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei of China in the semis and brought their sensational form into the final, dominating from the outset.


Olympics: Brazil romp to 6-0 win over Honduras in men's football semis

Led by captain and icon Neymar, hosts Brazil marched into the final of the men's football competition at the Rio Olympics with an impressive victory against Honduras.

It took the Barcelona forward only 15 seconds to open the scoring as he charged down a poor clearance and bundled the ball past oncoming Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez.

It was the fastest goal ever scored at the Olympic Games.