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Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

Singapore - Singapore slammed "shocking" statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks Friday in emergency measures after the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Asia's millionaires to become 'world's richest group'

Singapore - Asia Pacific millionaires are set to become the world's richest this year, a report said Wednesday, driven largely by wealthy individuals in India and China.The combined wealth of Asia Pacific's super rich will surpass its 2014 total of $15.

Singaporean voters opt for continuity in snap poll

Singapore - Singaporeans spooked by the prospect of a contentious two-party political system delivered a massive swing vote to keep the long-ruling People's Action Party (PAP) in power, analysts say.

Singapore votes in its most-hotly contested election

Singapore - Singaporeans voted Friday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history after massive turnouts at opposition rallies boosted chances that a two-party system will emerge from half a century of domination by the ruling party.

Singapore votes as opposition seeks end of one-party dominance

Singapore - Singaporeans will cast their votes Friday in a snap parliamentary election after a heated campaign that boosted opposition hopes of further eroding half a century of dominance by the ruling party.

Huge rallies boost opposition hopes in Singapore polls

Singapore - Singaporeans vote in snap elections Friday that the opposition hopes will dramatically boost its presence in parliament and challenge half a century of ruling party domination, after huge crowds attended its campaign rallies.

Singapore to hold snap election on September 11

Singapore - Singapore will hold a snap general election on September 11, officials said Tuesday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a new mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living.

Singapore's Lee mulled euthanasia in final years: Daughter

Singapore - Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, shattered by the death of his wife, asked his doctors about the possibility of euthanasia in his final years, his daughter revealed Monday.

Singapore marks 50th birthday with grand parade

Singapore - Singapore will mark 50 years since independence on Sunday with nationwide celebrations including a huge military parade and firework display that will also pay tribute to former founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Pacific trade deal nearing completion despite delay, Kerry insists

Singapore - Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a vast free-trade pact are "nearing completion" of a landmark agreement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, days after delegates failed to seal the deal in Hawaii.

Scientists: Ban live salamander imports to stop deadly fungus

Scientists in the U.S. are calling for a ban on the import of live salamanders to save their wild brethren from a deadly fungus that has wiped out their populations in the Netherlands and caused a rapid decline in salamander populations across Europe.

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video walks free after sentencing

Singapore - The Singaporean teenager behind online attacks on former premier Lee Kuan Yew was given a four-week jail term Monday but freed in view of time served since being accused of offending Christians and posting an obscene image.

Singapore activists condemn treatment of anti-Lee teen

Singapore - Prominent Singaporean intellectuals, artists and activists Saturday criticised the government's "harsh" treatment of a teenage boy behind online attacks on the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video to undergo mental tests

Singapore - A Singapore court on Tuesday ordered psychiatric tests for a teenager who made online attacks on late former leader Lee Kuan Yew as international rights advocates sought his release.

Filipino boxers bag 5 gold medals in 28th SEA Games

The Philippine contingent in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games in Singapore has so far bagged 21 gold medals and five of these medals were contributed by the country's boxing delegation.

Review: Indie Artist Karen Stever shares new Blackguard video and vision Special

Independent Artist Karen Stever releases her third video "Blackguard" from the Idiot Savant collection. Stever shares her ever growing creative vision with the Digital Journal.

Asia security summit under guard after police shoot man outside

Singapore - An Asia-Pacific security summit was briefly put on lockdown Sunday after police shot dead a local motorist who tried to flee a checkpoint in a car later found to contain drugs, officials said.

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

Singapore - China on Sunday rejected US demands to stop reclamation works in the South China Sea, saying it was exercising its sovereignty and using the controversial outposts to fulfil international responsibilities.

US hits out at China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

Singapore - The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.

Singapore teen in trouble again for re-posting anti-Lee video

Singapore - Singapore prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that a rebellious teenager be sent to a reformatory after he re-posted a controversial video attacking the late independence leader Lee Kuan Yew.
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