While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 14 edition

The stabbing occurred at the St James Power Station.
The stabbing occurred at the St James Power Station.PHOTO: ST FILE

Police arrest four men in connection with St James Power Station murder

Four men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 34-year-old man at St James Power Station on Sunday, March 12, the police said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

The alleged assailants are between 20 and 28 and were apprehended following investigative probes and ground enquiries from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Police Intelligence Department (PID).

The first suspect was arrested on March 12 and officers subsequently established the identities of the three other suspects and arrested them in an operation a day later. Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident is believed to have arisen from a dispute between the deceased and a staff of Postbar, a nightspot at St James.


Turkey's Erdogan says German Chancellor Merkel backs terror as EU row intensifies

 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday (March 13, 2017) accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of backing terrorists, as new acrimony erupted between Turkey and its EU allies.

Erdogan's scathing broadside came hours after the European Union urged him to avoid inflammatory rhetoric in a growing standoff with Germany and the Netherlands over the blocking of ministers seeking to address rallies promoting a 'yes' vote in a April 16 referendum on giving him greater powers.

Erdogan had twice over the weekend accused NATO ally The Netherlands of acting like the Nazis, comments that sparked outrage in a country bombed and occupied by German forces in World War II.


Millions in US Northeast brace for major snowstorm, flights cancelled, Merkel-Trump meeting postponed

Millions of Americans braced for potentially the worst winter storm of the season with blizzards forecast to dump up to two feet of snow on the East Coast Tuesday, closing schools and spelling travel chaos.

The looming storm forced the postponement of the first Washington meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Tuesday until Friday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced.

The National Weather Service issued a 24-hour blizzard warning from midnight Monday (noon Tuesday Singapore time) for New York, America's financial capital and largest city, stretching north into Connecticut and south into New Jersey.


Football: Misery for Mourinho as Chelsea beat United to reach Cup semis

Antonio Conte got the better of Jose Mourinho for the second time this season as Chelsea beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Monday (March 13).

N'Golo Kante's 51st minute goal was enough for Conte's double-chasing side to break United's resistance after the visitors had Ander Herrera sent off after 35 minutes for a second yellow card - both for crude fouls on Eden Hazard.

United, who face a Europa League last 16 tie on Thursday against Russian club Rostov, were missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and injured Wayne Rooney and offered little threat once Kante had beaten David de Gea with a precise low shot.


Visually-impaired little boy melts hearts as he sees Daddy for first time with special glasses

A video of a visually-impaired 9-month-old who sees his father clearly for the first time ever through special glasses is melting hearts across the world.

Little Reagan Caldwell  was all smiles as he got a good look at his father, Brandon, a captain in the US Air Force who had just returned home to New York from a stint in Antarctica.

Reagan was infected with Group B Strep (GBS) shortly after he was born, according to his mother, Amanda. As a result, he came down with sepsis, meningitis, and other illnesses, and was rushed to an intensive care unit at hospital, according to the Caters News Agency.