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Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

Singapore - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up.

Singapore launches electric car-sharing service

Singapore - Singapore on Tuesday launched an electric car-sharing service, the latest transport innovation aimed at encouraging people away from owning vehicles and keeping gridlock at bay in the space-starved city-state.

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Singapore - Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin.

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

Singapore - A Singaporean activist was charged Wednesday for organising public protests without a permit, sparking calls for the tightly controlled city-state to stop treating peaceful demonstrations as crimes.

Bitcoin hits new records, heads for $10,000 as bubble fears grow

Singapore - Bitcoin soared to fresh records Tuesday, putting it on course for $10,000, but the virtual currency's stratospheric rise has fuelled fears of a bubble after a 10-fold increase this year.

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Singapore - In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000.

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Singapore - Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday.

Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured

Singapore - At least 28 people were injured in a train collision in Singapore on Wednesday, officials said, the latest incident to hit the troubled metro system.

Oil prices extend losses in Asia after demand warning

Singapore - Oil prices tumbled more than one percent on Wednesday in Asia, extending the previous day's sharp falls after the International Energy Agency warned of weakening demand.

China's Silk Road revival hits the buffers

Singapore - From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China's push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping's presidency.

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

Singapore - Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points, but some passengers struggled with the new technology.

No dog's life for elderly animals in Singapore Zoo

Singapore - Kima the cheetah lies unconscious on an operating table while blood samples are taken and a monitor beeps in the background, being treated not for the results of a savage attack, but for the ravages of old age.

US commander must 'imagine the unimaginable' on NKorea

Singapore - The top US commander in the Pacific warned Tuesday he must "imagine the unimaginable" in responding to the threat posed by the North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Top Singapore chef gives back Michelin stars

Singapore - A Singapore chef with two Michelin stars has announced he wants to be stripped of the honour and will close his popular eatery, the latest restaurateur to walk away from the culinary distinction.

Baby rhino gallops into public view at Singapore Zoo

Singapore - A baby white rhino has made his first foray into the spotlight, galloping into a public enclosure at Singapore Zoo after being given a name -- Oban, which means "King" in the African Yoruba language.

Singapore's death penalty reform flawed: Amnesty

Singapore - Singapore's reforms to its use of the death penalty are flawed, with some low-level drug offenders still being denied leniency and sent to the gallows, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Nike sprinting and riding bikes on skyscrapers? Naturally! Special

Benjamin Von Wong is a photographic artist, famous for doing the unexpected. Sometimes, however, he does things even he doesn’t expect himself.

New blockchain for very high transaction rates

Singapore - Following two years of development, technologists at the National University of Singapore have tested a new blockchain, based on the technology of ‘sharding.’ This is to facilitate extremely high transaction-rates.

Bringing the blockchain to the unbanked

Singapoe - The Singapore based company MicroMoney is aiming to ‘bank’ the ‘unbanked’ through the implementation of a $30 million token swap. It is estimated that the potential global market of the ‘unbanked’ is 2 billion people.

Urban inequality a growing risk in Asia: World Bank

Singapore - Widening inequality in Asia's teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned Tuesday, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor.
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