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Mugabe's body arrives home to divided Zimbabwe, burial dispute

Harare - The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday to an honour guard in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

Nha Trang - Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

Review: Michael Andrew wins 50 meter butterfly at World Cup in Singapore Special

American swimmer Michael Andrew has a major reason to be proud. He took home the gold medal in the men's 50 meter butterfly at the World Cup in Singapore.

New Singapore opposition party launched as polls loom

Fpo - A new opposition party backed by the estranged brother of Singapore's prime minister was launched Saturday in a fresh challenge to the government as speculation mounts elections could be called soon.

New Singapore opposition party launched as polls loom

Fpo - A new opposition party backed by the estranged brother of Singapore's prime minister was launched Saturday in a fresh challenge to the government as speculation mounts elections could be called soon.

Social media sites block controversial Singapore race rap

Fpo - Facebook and other sites Friday blocked access to a rap video about race in multi-ethnic Singapore that is under police investigation after authorities asked for the footage to be removed.

'Brownface' ad sparks anger in Singapore

Fpo - An advertisement featuring an actor of Chinese origin with his skin darkened to portray different races has sparked anger in multi-ethnic Singapore, prompting an apology from the country's state-owned broadcaster.

Review: Michael Andrew vlogs on Team USA Training Camp, relay exchanges Special

Gwangju - World and national champion swimmer Michael Andrew posted his latest vlogs on his YouTube channel, which feature footage from the World Training Camp in Singapore.

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Fpo - Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak, police said.

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of rebel links

Fpo - Singapore has detained several Myanmar nationals accused of organising support for a rebel group locked in fierce fighting with the military in their country's troubled Rakhine state, authorities said.

British inventor Dyson pays $54 mln for Singapore's priciest penthouse

Fpo - British billionaire inventor James Dyson has paid a reported $54 million for Singapore's biggest, most expensive penthouse: a three-floor residence with a rooftop terrace, private pool, and jacuzzi.

Drone sightings disrupt Singapore flights for second time

Fpo - Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapore's main airport for the second time in a week, authorities said, as the devices increasingly cause havoc for air traffic worldwide.

Tale of two cities: Hong Kong turmoil may boost Singapore

Fpo - Hong Kong's reputation as a stable financial hub has been shaken by a controversial extradition bill that prompted massive protests, and its loss might just be Singapore's gain, experts say.

Drones close runway at Singapore airport

Fpo - Singapore's main airport temporarily closed a runway after drones were spotted in the area, causing dozens of flights to be delayed, authorities said Wednesday.

Beijing warns US not to underestimate Chinese military

Fpo - Beijing warned Friday that the US should not underestimate China's military as the top defence officials from both countries met on the sidelines of a security forum.

Singapore PM says 'fake news' law not against free speech

Fpo - Singapore's prime minister Friday rejected allegations the city-state's new law to combat "fake news" is aimed at stifling free speech, following criticism from rights groups and tech giants.

Red Cross website hacked in latest Singapore cyber attack

Fpo - The Singapore Red Cross said Thursday its website had been hacked and the personal data of more than 4,000 potential blood donors compromised in the latest cyber attack on the city-state.

Singapore 'fake news' law could hurt innovation: Google

Fpo - Technology giant Google said Thursday Singapore's new law against "fake news" could hurt innovation, a crucial element in the high-tech sector which the government is developing as an economic growth driver.

Singapore airport nature dome unveiled in fight for flights

Fpo - A 40-metre indoor waterfall cascading through a steel and glass dome is at the heart of a vast complex in Singapore's main airport unveiled Thursday, part of the city-state's fight for global flights.Reportedly built for a cool Sg$1.7 billion ($1.

Singapore PM defends 'fake news' law after storm of criticism

Putrajaya - Singapore's leader insisted Tuesday his government's proposed fake news laws were a "step forward" in fighting online falsehoods after they sparked criticism from press freedom groups and tech giants.

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Fpo - Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

Singapore casino resort to get $3.3 billion expansion

Fpo - A major casino resort on Singapore's waterfront is to get a $3.3 billion expansion, including a new tower featuring luxury rooms and a 15,000-seat arena, its owner said.

Singapore carrier grounds two Boeing jets over engine problem

Fpo - Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft after discovering an engine defect during inspections, the latest problem for the US planemaker.

Singapore rejects Sri Lankan leader's allegation on trading scam suspect

Fpo - Singapore rejected Wednesday Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's allegation it was sheltering a former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo failed to provide documents to support its extradition request.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Fpo - Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

US-China trade tensions to hammer air cargo: industry body

Fpo - Trade tensions between the US and China will hammer air cargo this year, an industry body warned Tuesday, the latest sign the tariff slugfest is damaging the global outlook.

Glory and disgrace: The complex legacy of Singapore founder Raffles

Fpo - Sir Stamford Raffles is best remembered as the founder of modern-day Singapore, but a new exhibition sheds light on less well-known exploits of a man also criticised as a disobedient adventurer and bloodthirsty imperialist.

US charges man accused of Singapore HIV data leak

Fpo - An American man accused of leaking data of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore has been charged in the United States with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents, authorities said.

'Monster' husband gets 25 years in Singapore for sex abuse

Fpo - A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Fpo - Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state
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The burnt shells of vehicles are pictured along Race Course Road following a riot near Singapore's Little India district December 9, 2013
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
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