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The Weekend Roundup: Different Sides Of The Same Coin

Portugal, Japan, UK and US herald victories, while Singapore chases a bank robber.

BY Zul Andra | Jul 11, 2016 | Culture


Football: Portugal is crowned champions of Euro 2016
Portugal’s substitute, Éder, scored a stunning 109th-minute goal in extra time to win his country their first-ever European Championship medal. Even with France’s home advantage, 10 wins in the last 10 games against their opponent and Ronaldo being stretched off in the 24th minute, Portugal still managed to beat a bitterly disappointed France that were at the peak of their form.

Wimbledon: Andy Murray in tears after win while Serena Williams takes home her seventh crown
With only his second win in Wimbledon, a tearful Andy Murray celebrated after beating Milos Raonic in straight sets: 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2). On the other side of the court, Serena Williams not only took home her seventh crown—after defeating Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3; a few hours later, Serena and her sister, Venus, beat Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 to win their sixth Wimbledon doubles title.

Politics: Shinzo Abe wins big in Japan elections
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic party won a landslide victory yesterday. Although there were concerns about his economic policies and intent to change the pacifist constitution, exit polls have shown that Abe’s and like-minded parties had won two-thirds “super majority”.

Murder: 20-year-old man arrested in relation to death outside Yishun flat and another unnatural death in Geylang has been classified as murder
Pending investigations on two murder cases in the span of 3 days are gaining momentum. Police are appealing for more information on the death of a 52-year-old man in Geylang who suffered a deep cut to his ear to the top of his head. Police has classified the unnatural death as murder. In a separate incident, a 20-year-old man has been arrested for the death of Shawn Ignatius Rodrigues, 26. Both were reported to have attended the same Catholic Church and that a dispute had occurred between them outside the suspect’s flat.

Robbery: Suspect still on the loose in Singapore’s first bank robbery in over a decade
Police are still on the hunt for a Caucasian man who reportedly took home SGD30,000 after a bank heist at Holland Village. The suspect had apparently slipped the bank teller a note with his demands and left on foot within minutes. There was no security guard present at the time.