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SEA Games: Record medal haul is fitting tribute to SG50, says PM Lee

Team Singapore's record-breaking performance at the 2015 SEA Games is a fitting tribute to the nation as it celebrates its Jubilee Year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday night.

In a Facebook post, Mr Lee congratulated the team on achieving the Republic's best ever medal haul at the biennial Games.

He said: "Congrats to #OneTeamSG for their outstanding and record-breaking performance at the SEA Games 2015! They have delivered our best ever performance: 84 Gold, 73 Silver, and 102 Bronze medals. 259 medals in total - a fitting tribute to SG50. Well done everyone!"


Donald Trump announces run for the White House

Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of America’s most flamboyant and outspoken billionaires, threw his hat into the race Tuesday for the White House, promising to make America great again.

The 69-year-old long-shot candidate ridiculed the country’s current crop of politicians and vowed to take on the growing might of China in a speech launching his run for the presidency in 2016.

“I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again,” he said from a podium bedecked in US flags at Trump Tower on New York’s Fifth Avenue.


World's first 3D-printed bridge to be built across an Amsterdam canal by robotic arms

A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future construction sites.

Using robotic printers "that can 'draw' steel structures in 3D, we will print a (pedestrian) bridge over water in the centre of Amsterdam," engineering startup company MX3D said in a statement, hoping to kick off the project by September.

The plan involves robotic arm printers 'walking' across the canal as it slides along the bridge's edges, essentially printing its own support structure out of thin air as it moves along.


Football: Falcao set for Chelsea switch - reports

English Premier League champions Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, the BBC and Sky Sports both reported on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Colombia international spent last season on loan at Manchester United but could only manage four goals in 29 appearances for the Old Trafford club.

Last week, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho indicated the Blues were interested in signing Falcao by saying he wanted to "help" him get back to his best.


Chris Evans to replace Jeremy Clarkson as Top Gear host: BBC

Broadcaster Chris Evans is to replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of the BBC’s hit motoring show Top Gear, the corporation announced Tuesday. -

The BBC said Evans, 49, had signed a three-year deal to present the world’s most popular factual TV programme – and announced that Clarkson’s former co-presenters, James May and Richard Hammond, would not be returning, after months of speculation.

Clarkson was dropped from the madcap Top Gear programme, which has 350 million viewers per week in 170 countries, after he punched a producer in the face in March.