While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 9 edition

Three-year-old boy nearly drowns in pool but was revived after doctors perform CPR

A three-year-old boy nearly drowned in a swimming pool at the newly-opened Temasek Club in Bukit Timah on Sunday afternoon.

But doctors and a nurse helped to resuscitate the boy, and at least one of them performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him. The boy was sent conscious to National University Hospital at about 2pm, and has since been discharged.

Dr Low Lee Yong, founder of clinic network Make Health Connect, was having lunch at the club when the incident happened. He wrote on Facebook: "I was having lunch... with my wife and dad when we saw a man lifting the little boy out of the water.


'Life on planet at stake', France warns as climate ministers meet

France's top diplomat, who will preside over a year-end Paris summit tasked with inking a climate rescue pact, warned on Sunday of looming planetary "catastrophe" if negotiations fail.

"It is life on our planet itself which is at stake," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told journalists as ministers and climate envoys from 70 countries met for pre-summit talks to iron out tough political questions.

With the key UN conference just three weeks away, he also announced that Russia's President Vladimir Putin would attend the Nov 30 opening.


Football: Aston Villa hold Man City to 0-0 draw in new manager Remi Garde's first match in charge

Bottom-dwellers Aston Villa stopped the rot by holding Premier League leaders Manchester City to a 0-0 draw in new manager Remi Garde's first match in charge on Sunday.

After seven consecutive league defeats, and one point from the last 30 on offer, had plunged Villa into crisis and cost Tim Sherwood his job, the former European champions produced a gritty display to frustrate City.

Villa keeper Brad Guzan produced a remarkable save with his head after halftime to keep out Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne missed a sitter for the visitors who dominated possession without being able to find a way through.


Tennis: Impressive Novak Djokovic prevails in Paris again, whipping Andy Murray in final

Novak Djokovic's already brilliant season took on another dimension on Sunday when the world number one became the first man to win six Masters titles in a calendar year by dismissing Andy Murray 6-2 6-4 in Paris.

The Serbian won three of the four grand slam titles - Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open - and has already made sure he will finish 2015 as number one in the ATP rankings. He heads into the Nov 15-22 World Tour finals in London beaming with confidence, having won his last 22 matches.

"I am obviously very proud and very happy to win this title again, it's a great tournament and all the best players in the world were here," Djokovic said at the court side.


Big North America debut for latest James Bond film Spectre

The new James Bond movie Spectre overcame lukewarm reviews to triumph at the North American box office, earning a whopping US$73 million (S$103.72 billion) on its debut weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

The star-studded spy thriller - with Daniel Craig as the dashing secret agent, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Oscar-winning Austrian star Christoph Waltz as the villain - was among the most anticipated films of the year.

Computer-animated 3D cartoon The Peanuts Movie - the first big screen rendering in 35 years for the beloved comic book characters - sold an estimated US$45 million in tickets to debut in second place, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.