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Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Fpo - Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

US-China trade tensions to hammer air cargo: industry body

Fpo - Trade tensions between the US and China will hammer air cargo this year, an industry body warned Tuesday, the latest sign the tariff slugfest is damaging the global outlook.

Glory and disgrace: The complex legacy of Singapore founder Raffles

Fpo - Sir Stamford Raffles is best remembered as the founder of modern-day Singapore, but a new exhibition sheds light on less well-known exploits of a man also criticised as a disobedient adventurer and bloodthirsty imperialist.

US charges man accused of Singapore HIV data leak

Fpo - An American man accused of leaking data of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore has been charged in the United States with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents, authorities said.

'Monster' husband gets 25 years in Singapore for sex abuse

Fpo - A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Fpo - Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.

Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked in Singapore

Fpo - Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months.

Singapore former govt stalwart seeks to form new party

Fpo - A former stalwart of Singapore's long-ruling government and ex-presidential candidate said Friday he is seeking to form a new party ahead of elections expected as early as this year.

Singapore vows to cane Briton despite protest

Fpo - Singapore insisted Tuesday it would still cane a British man convicted of drug smuggling despite a plea from London not to proceed with the punishment.

Singapore, Malaysia seek to ease sea, air tensions

Fpo - Singapore and Malaysia sought Tuesday to ease airspace and maritime disputes that sent tensions soaring in recent weeks, the latest sign of deteriorating ties since a change of government in Kuala Lumpur.

Britain can punch above its weight even after Brexit: Hunt

Fpo - Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union (EU), Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote at home.

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

Fpo - A gay Singaporean man Monday won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state.

From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Fpo - Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

Malaysian drug trafficker hanged in Singapore

Fpo - A convicted Malaysian drug trafficker was hanged in Singapore on Friday, officials said, after the city-state rejected last minute efforts to save him.

US indicts Singaporean for laundering funds for North Korea

Washington - US prosecutors unveiled charges Thursday against a Singapore businessman once lauded as a leading young entrepreneur, alleging he illegally laundered millions of dollars in funds for North Korea.

Jetliner lands in US after world's longest flight

New York - An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world's longest commercial flight.It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013.

Jetliner lands in US after world's longest flight

New York - An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world's longest commercial flight.It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013.

Now boarding: Passengers ready for world's longest flight

Fpo - Passengers were getting ready to board the world's longest flight on Thursday -- a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York.

Now boarding: Passengers ready for world's longest flight

Fpo - Passengers were getting ready to board the world's longest flight on Thursday -- a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York.

Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore's migrant labourers

Fpo - A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians", a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore -- the precarious existence of its migrant workers.

Singapore diplomat urges repeal of 'antiquated' gay sex law

Fpo - One of Singapore's most influential diplomats called Tuesday for the repeal of a law criminalising sex between men, saying it was time for the modern city-state to abandon the "antiquated" legislation.

Fresh challenge lodged against Singapore gay-sex ban

Fpo - A Singaporean disc jockey has lodged a court challenge against a law banning sex between men in the city-state, his lawyers said Wednesday, inspired by last week's landmark ruling in India.

Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects

Kuala Lumpur - An ambitious $100 billion island city being built off Malaysia has found itself in troubled waters as the new government takes aim at the development, the latest in a series of China-linked megaprojects started under the scandal-plagued ex-premier to c...

'Crazy Rich Asians' author wanted in Singapore over national service

Fpo - The author of "Crazy Rich Asians", which has been adapted into a hit Hollywood movie, is wanted in his native Singapore for allegedly dodging mandatory national service, authorities said Wednesday.

France marks Bastille Day with major military parade

Paris - Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a "demonstration of controlled force" on France's national day, due to be followed by a street party if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup.

Japan, Singapore to be France's Bastille Day honorees

Paris - Japan and Singapore will be guests of honour at this year's Bastille Day parade in Paris, France announced Thursday, a year after US Donald President Trump enjoyed a front seat at the military display.

Palm oil giant still linked to Indonesia logging: Greenpeace

Fpo - The world's largest palm oil trader is still linked to deforestation in Indonesia despite committing five years ago to stop logging the archipelago's vast tracts of jungle, Greenpeace said Monday.

Singapore spent $12 million on US-N.Korea summit

Fpo - Singapore said Sunday it spent Sg$16.3 million ($12 million) on the historic US-North Korea summit, adding it was less than initially anticipated after some in the city-state complained about the high cost.

US triggers sniggers by 'reunifying' Singapore, Malaysia

Fpo - As the US prepared for a summit some hoped may bring peace to the long-divided Korean peninsula, Washington accidentally hinted at another unlikely reunion by listing Singapore as part of Malaysia.

North Korea media herald Kim's Singapore stroll

Pyongyang - North Korea's state media provided extensive coverage Tuesday of a late night stroll taken by Kim Jong Un around staunchly capitalist Singapore, with a barrage of photos accompanying the young leader's effusive praise for the island state's economic mo...
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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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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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Riot policemen watch burning vehicles during a riot in Singapore's Little India district
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Singapore's Downtown Core on 7 October 2006, when it was affected by forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia.
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A view shows damaged vehicles along a road after a riot in Singapore's Little India district December 8, 2013. Local media said a mob of about 400 set fire to an ambulance and police cars during the riot on Sunday, which started after a bus knocked down a pedestrian
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Singapore: Centre square of Raffles Place
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
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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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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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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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