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Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.

Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.

Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

Singapore - A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday.

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

Singapore - A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday.

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

Singapore - A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday.

Disney shelves 'Beauty and the Beast' in Malaysia after cuts

Kuala Lumpur - Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the movie.

Crowdfunding drive for Singaporean woman deported from UK

London - A crowdfunding campaign for legal fees to help a Singaporean grandmother deported from Britain for breaching immigration rules had raised more than £46,000 (53,900 euro, $57,100) by Tuesday.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Singapore - Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city's revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew is seeking political asylum in the US, his lawyer said Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Philippines' Duterte defiant over kill admission

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives.

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.
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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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A luxury apartment building in Singapore that parks your Ferrari in your living room.
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A policeman patrols the streets following a riot in Singapore's Little India district December 8, 2013. A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday
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Officials stand around a bus with a smashed windshield following a riot in Singapore's Little India district, December 9, 2013. A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore
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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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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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