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Harsh Singapore laws stifling free speech: HRW

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore is increasingly using harsh laws to severely restrict freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, urging authorities to let people publicly debate matters of national interest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

US court grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Chicago - A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city's revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew was granted asylum by a US immigration court, his attorney announced Tuesday.

Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

Singapore - A Singaporean member of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain's Prince Harry to fight the jihadists, a monitoring group and authorities said Sunday.

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Singapore - Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice.

Singaporeans hold rare protest over presidential vote

Singapore - Hundreds of Singaporeans angered by the walkover victory of their first female president held a "silent sit-in" in a park Saturday in a rare political protest denouncing the lack of an election.

Singapore swears in first female president amid criticism

Singapore - Singapore on Thursday inaugurated its first female president amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote.

Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore - Divers Wednesday recovered the bodies of two seamen who went missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore and rescuers were hunting for three still missing.

Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a vote

Singapore - Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote.

Remains of all missing sailors recovered from US warship

Singapore - Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 US sailors who went missing after their warship collided with a tanker off Singapore, the US Navy said Monday.

US won't pull back from South China Sea ops: general

Kuala Lumpur - An American general insisted Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing’s territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.

Anger over UAE jailing of Singaporeans for 'dressing feminine'

Singapore - The family of a Singaporean man jailed with a transgender friend in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a "feminine" way called Friday for their release, as activists raced to raise funds for legal fees.

Sea search for missing US warship sailors suspended

Singapore - An international search at sea for American sailors missing after their warship collided with a tanker off Singapore was suspended Thursday, with divers set to continue recovery efforts inside the destroyer, the US Navy said.

'Needle in a haystack search' for missing US sailors

- Off the coast of southern Malaysia, rescuers peered through binoculars at vast expanses of ocean Thursday as they zipped along in a speedboat, in a desperate search for US sailors missing after a warship accident.

China-born academic loses appeal against Singapore expulsion

Singapore - A prominent Chinese-born academic has lost an appeal against Singapore's decision to expel him for allegedly being an "agent of influence" for a foreign government, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

Toukyo - The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.

Divers have located human remains in warship: US admiral

Singapore - Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

US Navy orders 'operational pause' after deadly collision

Washington - The US Navy on Monday ordered a worldwide "operational pause" to reassess its fleet after a destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured.

How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?

Singapore - The US destroyer John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday as the warship prepared to make a routine port call in Singapore, leaving a gaping hole in its hull and 10 sailors missing.

Trump sends 'thoughts and prayers' to US sailors in crash

Washington - US President Donald Trump late Sunday tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to the sailors aboard a US destroyer that collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 missing and five injured.
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