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Singapore fines two British banks for 1MDB-linked lapses

Singapore - Singapore's financial regulator said Friday it has fined two British banks and barred a former Goldman Sachs banker in a widening crackdown on money laundering linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB.Standard Chartered Bank was slapped with a Sg$5.

Banker in 1MDB case 'worked with Malaysian PM's friend'

Singapore - A private banker on trial in Singapore for his alleged role in Malaysia's 1MDB fund scandal worked closely with a friend of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a court heard Tuesday.

Singapore starts first trial in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

Singapore - A former private banker went on trial in Singapore on Monday in the first prosecution of suspects linked to a massive international money-laundering scandal centred on Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

Review: MYRNE soars on remix of R. Kelly's 'Ignition' Special

Rising electronic music sensation MYRNE has remixed R. Kelly's "Ignition," and the result is a magical and impressive track.

IPO-seeking ONE founder plays down safety fears

Singapore - Asia's top mixed martial arts promoter said he has introduced world-leading safety procedures to prevent another death in the competition, as it prepares for an intended billion-dollar stock market listing.

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian, cases reach 200

Singapore - Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil.

Sleepy Singapore suburb turned into Zika battleground

Singapore - Homemaker Sulaiha Ngatiman hunkered indoors as the scent of mosquito repellent lingered in her second-storey flat.

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Singapore - The number of Zika cases in Singapore has surged to 82, the government said Tuesday, as the mosquito-fighting effort continued in a bid to curb the spread of the disease.

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights

Singapore - Myanmar's new leadership must overcome discrimination and promote inclusive development with "full respect" for human rights, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday on the eve of a visit to the country.

Singapore wages war on mosquitoes as suspected Zika cases reach 50

Singapore - Singapore clinics Monday reported more Zika infections, bringing the suspected total to 50, as mosquito-fighting teams saturated the scene of the outbreak.

Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore - Singapore on Sunday confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can cause deformities in unborn babies, and said more infections are likely.

Indonesian fires send smoke and haze across Southeast Asia

Air quality in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Friday as the acrid smoke from Borneo and Sumatra's slash and burn fires drifted across the Island.

Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first

Singapore - The world's first driverless taxis went into operation on Thursday in Singapore in a limited public trial, beating giants like Uber in the race to roll out the revolutionary technology.

Ex-Singapore president Nathan dies

Singapore - Former Singapore president S. R. Nathan, whose colourful career included stints as a spymaster and diplomat, died in hospital on Monday, the government said in a statement.

Singapore detains two men wanting to join IS group

Singapore - Singapore said Friday it had detained two men under its tough internal security law after discovering they intended to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.

Singapore PM wife sparks dino purse frenzy after White House visit

Singapore - A dinosaur print purse designed by an autistic teenage boy has completely sold out after photographs of the Singaporean prime minister's wife carrying it at the White House went viral.

Indonesia foils plot to fire rocket at Singapore

Jakarta - Indonesian police Friday arrested six suspected militants over an Islamic State-linked plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island.

Indonesia foils plot to fire rocket at Singapore

Jakarta - Indonesian police Friday arrested six suspected militants over an Islamic State-linked plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island.

Indonesia foils plot to fire rocket at Singapore

Jakarta - Indonesian police Friday arrested six suspected militants over an Islamic State-linked plot to fire a rocket at an upmarket Singapore waterfront district from a nearby island.

Singapore university investigates mock-rape claims

Singapore - Claims that students were subjected to sexually-charged orientation activities, including one simulating rape, are being investigated by Singapore's top university.

Singapore jails four Bangladeshis for terrorist financing

Singapore - Singapore on Tuesday sentenced four Bangladeshis to between two and five years jail after they pleaded guilty to raising money for an alleged Islamist terror plot in their home country.

Singaporean couple jailed for torturing toddler to death

Singapore - A Singaporean mother who tortured her two-year-old son to death for not eating his breakfast and disobeying her was jailed along with her boyfriend on Tuesday for what the court described as the couple's "senseless brutality".

Singapore to pursue firms over fires, despite Indonesian ire

Jakarta - Singapore is refusing to back down in its pursuit of those responsible for haze-belching forest fires in Southeast Asia last year, despite struggling to bring the perpetrators before the courts and drawing a sharp rebuke from neighbouring Indonesia.

Singapore to pursue firms over fires, despite Indonesian ire

Jakarta - Singapore is refusing to back down in its pursuit of those responsible for haze-belching forest fires in Southeast Asia last year, despite struggling to bring the perpetrators before the courts and drawing a sharp rebuke from neighbouring Indonesia.

Singapore to pursue firms over fires, despite Indonesian ire

Jakarta - Singapore is refusing to back down in its pursuit of those responsible for haze-belching forest fires in Southeast Asia last year, despite struggling to bring the perpetrators before the courts and drawing a sharp rebuke from neighbouring Indonesia.

Fire engulfs Singapore Airlines plane wing after emergency landing

Singapore - Flames engulfed the wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the city's main airport on Monday, with dramatic footage showing plumes of black smoke billowing from the aircraft.

Singapore crushes 8 tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore, a major transit point to ship illegal ivory from Africa to China crushed 8 tonnes of seized ivory estimated to be worth $10 million.The remains will be used as landfill at an offshore island.

Same-sex kiss cut from Singapore staging of Les Miserables

Singapore - A kiss between two male actors in a production of Les Miserables in Singapore has been cut after complaints from the public.

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore - Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.Over 2,700 elephant tusks weighing 7.

In Internet-savvy Singapore, government offices to go offline

Singapore City - As one of the world’s most wired nations, Singapore’s unprecedented information technology development in recent years has been largely attributed to its fast Internet speed.
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