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New Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling poses for photographs with supporters as he leaves the club's Etihad Stadium. REUTERS

Iranians dance in streets, thank Rouhani for nuclear deal

Young Iranian men and women danced in streets in parts of Teheran and motorists honked car horns to cheer an historic nuclear accord with world powers they hope will end years of economic sanctions and decades of international isolation.

Millions of Iranians had followed the talks closely for months with the anticipation that Tuesday's deal would allow the economy, battered by years of sanctions, to stabilise and make their daily lives easier.

In the capital's affluent north, motorists played loud music from car stereos and young people blew South African-style "vuvuzela" horns, scenes that Teheran normally witnesses only when the country qualifies the football World Cup.


Blackout affects 19 HDB blocks in Bukit Panjang

A blackout hit 19 HDB blocks in Petir Road, Cashew Road and Pending Road on Tuesday night.

Some blocks were left without electricity for more than an hour.

Singapore Power (SP) said an electricity supply disruption occurred at 10.08pm.


Football: Sterling completes record move to Manchester City

Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English footballer in history when he signed for Manchester City from Liverpool on a five-year contract, the England forward's new club announced on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old completed his move to the 2014 Premier League champions after passing a medical in a deal worth an initial £44million (S$88 million) but which could rise to £49 million.

The forecast move away from Anfield appeared imminent at the weekend as Sterling stayed behind when Liverpool flew out for for their tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.


Football: Van Persie signs for Fenerbahce from Man United

Dutch international striker Robin van Persie on Tuesday signed for Fenerbahce from Manchester United on a three-year deal, the Istanbul giants announced, in one of the most significant transfers by a Turkish Super Lig side in recent years.

An estimated 18,000 fans clad in the iconic navy blue and yellow stripes of Fenerbahce turned out at its Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul to witness van Persie's signing ceremony, chanting his name and letting off flares.

The former Feyenoord and Arsenal player is believed to have put pen to paper on a three-year deal worth 4.7 million euros (S$7 million) although financial details have yet to be officially disclosed.


Harper Lee friend tantalises with report of third unpublished book

To Kill A Mockingbird novelist Harper Lee wrote yet another book that remains unpublished, a close friend said on Tuesday, adding to the mystery surrounding the reclusive writer on the day Lee's Go Set A Watchman went on sale.

The unpublished book is a crime story called The Reverend based on a true story involving a pastor who killed three people and was acquitted of murder, said Auburn University professor Wayne Flynt, who has known Lee for more than 30 years.

"I know it exists because (Lee's) sister Louise told me," Flynt, a lecturer on Southern culture, told reporters in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.


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