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New material kills E. coli on contact in 30 seconds

Singapoe - Scientists have created a new material that can kill pathogens rapidly. In tests the bacterium Escherichia coli was destroyed within 30 seconds.

Same-sex kiss cut from Singapore staging of Les Miserables

Singapore - A kiss between two male actors in a production of Les Miserables in Singapore has been cut after complaints from the public.

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore - Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.Over 2,700 elephant tusks weighing 7.

In Internet-savvy Singapore, government offices to go offline

Singapore City - As one of the world’s most wired nations, Singapore’s unprecedented information technology development in recent years has been largely attributed to its fast Internet speed.

China says it doesn't fear 'trouble' in S. China Sea

Singapore - An Asian security summit ended in discord Sunday after China denounced US "provocations" in the South China Sea and declared it does not fear trouble in the contested waters.

US vows 'actions' if China builds new S. China Sea structures

Singapore - Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Saturday.

Thailand asks China, rivals to look beyond border rows

Singapore - Thailand on Friday urged China and rival claimants to the South China Sea to look beyond border disputes and find ways of cooperating in order to ease tensions in the region.

IS fighters in north Syria 'aspire' to foreign plots: Pentagon chief

Singapore - Islamic State jihadists in the strategic northern Syria town of Manbij "aspire" to directing international terror plots, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.

Chinese military moves key issue at Singapore forum

Singapore - Asia's largest annual security forum opens Friday in Singapore with territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea's military provocations and Islamist extremism expected to dominate discussions.

Valencia's Asian boss admits cultural differences

Singapore - Asian ownership of European football clubs can be tough because of cultural differences, Valencia's Singaporean president said on Friday after a turbulent period at the Mestalla Stadium.

Singapore 'to execute Malaysian murder convict on Friday'

Singapore - Singapore is expected to hang a Malaysian murder convict on Friday despite last-minute clemency pleas, his family and human rights groups said.

Japan, China battle for first high-speed railway in SE Asia

Japan and China are currently engaged in a fierce competition for the contract to build Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway.

Singapore reports first Zika case

Singapore - Singapore said Friday it had detected the first case of Zika in someone who had travelled to Brazil, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - Singapore said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks and assassinations in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Singapore detains Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - The Singapore government said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks, including assassinations, in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Op-Ed: Austerity or insanity? Britain’s poor hit the wall

London - The Wizards of Westminster, who in the last century or so have presided over the demise of a super power in to a pitiful excuse for itself, have struck again. A million emergency food parcels, 53 deaths from malnutrition; what an achievement.

Singapore PM feuds in public with sister

Singapore - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday denied abusing his power and attempting to establish a dynasty as a family feud went public after the first anniversary of the death of his father Lee Kuan Yew.

Robotic insects developed for search-locate missions

Giant cyborg beetles could soon be flying around your local town center, should a new scientific study become a commercial reality.

Medical tourism in Asia on the rise thanks to start-ups

Medical tourism, or trips to places offering low-cost, high-quality medical care, is on the rise in Asia, boosted by online start-ups that promise to make travel easier.

Australian jailed in Singapore for sedition over website

Singapore - An Australian woman whose website published made-up stories about foreigners that prosecutors said incited racial hatred was jailed in Singapore Wednesday after falling foul of colonial-era sedition laws.
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