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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.

Driverless cars may hit road in Singapore in next 12 months

For Americans, Europeans, and most others, the concept of driverless cars is currently a sort of “pipe dream,” something that will probably happen, but not any time soon. For Singaporeans, driverless cars are coming sooner rather than later.

Explosions at chemical storage company in eastern China

Shanghai - A facility storing chemicals and fuel caught fire and was rocked by explosions in the Chinese city of Jingjiang on Friday, the government and reports said, but no casualties were reported.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Hong Kong - Jasmine Li was still a student when she opened her first offshore bank account through Mossack Fonseca Hong Kong, but the shady world she entered that day had been part of the city's underbelly for decades.

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.

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.

Four Singaporeans linked to overseas armed groups arrested

Singapore - Four Singaporeans have been arrested under the city-state's tough Internal Security Act (ISA) for taking part or intending to join armed groups in the Middle East, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Australian behind 'xenophobia' site to plead guilty to sedition

Singapore - An Australian woman accused of fanning hatred of foreigners in Singapore on her website said Monday she would plead guilty to sedition, an offence punishable by jail.

Singapore archbishop warns flock against Madonna concert

Singapore - Singapore's Roman Catholic archbishop has expressed concern at an upcoming concert by pop diva Madonna in the city-state and warned his flock against supporting those who "denigrate and insult religions".

Singapore says it deported 26 Bangladeshis for terror links

Singapore - Singapore disclosed Wednesday it arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting "the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups" and deported 26 of them.

Suspected match-fixer detained without trial in Singapore

Singapore - A Singaporean accused of leading the world's largest football match-fixing syndicate was ordered to be detained without trial Saturday under a special law following his rearrest earlier this week, the interior ministry said.

Singapore police extend investigation of Belgian charged with son's murder

Singapore - Singapore police have a further eight weeks to complete their investigation into a Belgian financial executive charged with murdering his five-year-old son, after state prosecutors Wednesday requested more time.

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.

SE Asia breathes sigh of relief as rains dampen smog crisis

Kuala Lumpur - Persistent rains have cleared the air across vast stretches of Southeast Asia that have choked for weeks on hazardous smoke from Indonesian fires, with officials and citizens expressing hope Thursday the crisis could soon end.

Indonesia readies warships for haze evacuation

Jakarta - Indonesia has put warships on standby to evacuate people affected by acrid haze from forest fires which has killed at least 10 and caused respiratory illnesses in half a million, officials said Saturday.

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.

SE Asia fires 'produce more greenhouse gas than US'

Jakarta - Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all US economic activity, according to an environmental watchdog.

SE Asia haze 'could last until year-end'

Kuala Lumpur - The haze suffocating Southeast Asia could last for another month, Malaysia's environment minister warned Monday, while a forestry expert said it could even take until year-end to clear the air.

Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.

International help arrives to tackle Indonesia fires

Jakarta - International help to assist Indonesia in combating forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze has begun to arrive on Sumatra island, an official said on Saturday.

Thai tourist islands hit by haze from Indonesia fires

Bangkok - Popular Thai holiday islands were engulfed with haze from Indonesian forest fires Thursday, forcing several planes packed with beach-bound tourists to turn back, further stoking regional tensions.

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires

Jakarta - Indonesia agreed Thursday to accept international help to combat forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze, after weeks of failed attempts to douse the blazes that have infuriated its neighbours.
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