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Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction: experts

Singapore - More than half the world's primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind's closest living relatives.

Epic handshake highlights China-Taiwan Summit

Singapore - The first meeting between the leaders of China and Taiwan since their 1949 civil war division was expected to produce a dramatic handshake -- but no one thought it would last 81 seconds.

China, Taiwan leaders open summit with historic handshake

Singapore - The presidents of China and Taiwan reached across decades of Cold War estrangement and rivalry for a historic handshake Saturday, before exchanging warm words in the first summit since the two sides' traumatic 1949 split.

Q&A on landmark China-Taiwan summit

Singapore - The summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday is the first meeting between leaders from the two sides since their 1949 split after a bloody civil war.

Stage set for landmark Taiwan-China summit

Singapore - The leaders of China and Taiwan hold a historic summit Saturday that will put a once unthinkable presidential seal on warming ties between the former Cold War rivals.

Stage set for historic Taiwan-China summit

Singapore - The leaders of China and Taiwan hold a landmark summit Saturday afternoon that will put a once-unthinkable presidential seal on a historic rapprochement between the former Cold War antagonists.

Bindi Irwin must prove father's death via contract with DWTS

A judge in the L.A. Superior Court has ruled Bindi Irwin will not be paid for appearing on the show Dancing with the Stars until proof is provided of her father's death. Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet.

Op-Ed: ASEAN is riding today’s rapids, but smooth sailing is in sight

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed in 1967, has represented a major slice of the world’s economic activity since its founding.

Singapore church leaders convicted of fraud in pop music venture

Singapore - Six Christian church leaders in Singapore were convicted of fraud Wednesday for using $36 million to turn the pastor's glamourous singer wife into a global pop star to attract more followers.

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.
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