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Singapore asks top court to review showbiz pastor case

Singapore - Singapore prosecutors are seeking a review of a court ruling which sparked a public outcry by reducing the jail term of a showbiz pastor who misused millions in church funds to promote his wife's music career.

Crude prices jump after US strike on Syria

Singapore - Oil prices rallied on Friday after the United States launched a missile strike against Syria, sparking fears that an escalation of the conflict in the crude-rich Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Singapore slashes jail term for showbiz pastor

Singapore - The head of a wealthy Singaporean Christian church who spent $35 million in congregation funds on a failed bid to promote his wife's music career had his jail term slashed on appeal Friday.

Daily tea consumption protects against cognitive decline

Does the regular consumption of tea help to off-set cognitive decline? A new study indicates tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older people by 50 per cent.

France's Hollande says fight against populism is final mission

Singapore - French President Francois Hollande said Monday the final mission of his term would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot win" in the world and especially not in France.

Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

Singapore - A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday.

Snooker: Ng On Yee is women’s world champion Special

Singapore - Ng On Yee, from Hong Kong, has won the women’s world snooker championship for the second time. On Yee defeated India’s Vidya Pillai in a closely contested final.

3D printing’s most stretchable elastomer fashioned

Elastomers are used for a variety of common goods, and they are the basis of flexible electronics. Increasing flexibility while maintaining elasticity is a key requirement; with this, a new super-stretchable elastomer has been developed.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Singapore - Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city's revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew is seeking political asylum in the US, his lawyer said Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Singapore fines two British banks for 1MDB-linked lapses

Singapore - Singapore's financial regulator said Friday it has fined two British banks and barred a former Goldman Sachs banker in a widening crackdown on money laundering linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB.Standard Chartered Bank was slapped with a Sg$5.

Oil down as Trump leads in knife-edge US vote

Singapore - Oil prices were down in Asia on Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump appeared poised to beat Democratic rival and market favourite Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

Banker in 1MDB case 'worked with Malaysian PM's friend'

Singapore - A private banker on trial in Singapore for his alleged role in Malaysia's 1MDB fund scandal worked closely with a friend of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a court heard Tuesday.

Singapore starts first trial in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

Singapore - A former private banker went on trial in Singapore on Monday in the first prosecution of suspects linked to a massive international money-laundering scandal centred on Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

Review: MYRNE soars on remix of R. Kelly's 'Ignition' Special

Rising electronic music sensation MYRNE has remixed R. Kelly's "Ignition," and the result is a magical and impressive track.

Nanotechnology provides solution for oil spills

Oil spills are very difficult to address and cause significant ecological harm. A new method, based on nanotechnology, can turn an oil spill into a floating mass of brown jelly.

IPO-seeking ONE founder plays down safety fears

Singapore - Asia's top mixed martial arts promoter said he has introduced world-leading safety procedures to prevent another death in the competition, as it prepares for an intended billion-dollar stock market listing.
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