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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.

China says it doesn't fear 'trouble' in S. China Sea

Singapore - An Asian security summit ended in discord Sunday after China denounced US "provocations" in the South China Sea and declared it does not fear trouble in the contested waters.

US vows 'actions' if China builds new S. China Sea structures

Singapore - Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Saturday.

Obama to host Singapore PM for state visit

Washington - US President Barack Obama will host Singapore's prime minister for talks on a stalled trans-Pacific trade pact, maritime tensions with China and a prestigious White House state dinner.

Map blunder sparks Indonesia-Singapore row, troop dispatch

Jakarta - Furious officials sent troops to Indonesian islets near Singapore after an online map of an eco resort mistakenly suggested they belong to the city-state.

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.
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