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Jadyn Lavinia Cai (in red), 12, giving a bouquet of flowers to President Tony Tan. She performed with singer Sezairi Sezali during at the President Star Charity.
Jadyn Lavinia Cai (in red), 12, giving a bouquet of flowers to President Tony Tan. She performed with singer Sezairi Sezali during at the President Star Charity. PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

President's Star Charity raised a record $7.37 million for 58 charities

Actress Zoe Tay performed a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show on Sunday night (Oct 23), which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year.

Proceeds will go to 58 charities supported by this year's President's Challenge. President Tony Tan Keng Yam graced last night's event, which was hosted by news presenter Glenda Chong and actor Chua Enlai.

The show also featured a performance by the cast of Broadway musical Wicked and a tribute to the late former President S R Nathan.


At least 13 killed, 31 injured in California tour bus crash

A tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Southern California highway before dawn on Sunday (Oct 23), killing at least 13 people and injuring 31, authorities said.

The bus was travelling west on Interstate 10 when the crash occurred near Palm Springs, a city about 100 miles (160 km) east of Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Chief Jim Abele told reporters.

Abele said because of the bus’ speed, the truck’s trailer pushed about 15 feet into the bus. The bus driver was among the 13 killed, he said. The 31 injured passengers had minor to moderate injuries, Abele said.


Thousands of Chilean mistakenly put on wrong voter rolls

Chile's electoral service has mistakenly listed hundreds of thousands of voters as living in towns far away from their actual place of residence, casting a minor pall over Sunday's (Oct 23) local elections.

According to the government, about 475,000 voters in the country of 17.6 million people have been placed on the wrong voter roll.

While some voters are listed as living in nearby municipalities and thus may be able to vote with some added inconvenience, many are listed as living far from their actual home.


Football: Jose Mourinho slams his players after Chelsea thump Man United 4-0 at the Bridge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of making "incredible mistakes" after they lost 4-0 to Chelsea on his return to his former club on Sunday (Oct 23).

Goals from Pedro Rodriguez, after 30 seconds, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante condemned Mourinho to his heaviest defeat since Real Madrid's 5-0 demolition by Barcelona in November 2010.

It left United seventh in the Premier League table, five points below Chelsea, who climbed to fourth, and six points behind leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.


Formula One: 50-up as Hamilton keeps title bid alive with US win

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton kept alive his bid for a fourth world title on Sunday (Oct 23) when he claimed his first victory in six races and the 50th of his Formula One career by winning the United States Grand Prix.

The three-time champion produced a flawless drive from his 58th pole position to finish ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg.

It was Hamilton's fourth win at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas and his fifth United States Grand Prix win, equalling the record set by seven-time champion German Michael Schumacher.