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Guitar-slinging Singapore granny shreds stereotypes

Singapore - An 81-year-old guitar-slinging Singaporean granny has shredded stereotypes to pursue her love of rock music, becoming a sought-after performer and unlikely internet sensation.

British captain drunk while berthing cargo ship suspended

Wellington - A British captain who was five times over the legal alcohol limit while berthing his cargo ship in a New Zealand port was fined and suspended from his duties Monday.

Singapore to expel professor of Chinese descent for being 'foreign agent'

Singapore - Singapore said Friday it would expel a professor of Chinese descent working at a local university from the city-state, accusing him of acting as an "agent of influence" for a foreign government.

Uber rented out defective cars to Singapore drivers

Singapore - Uber announced Friday it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after a report said the ride-hailing giant rented them out to drivers despite being aware of a recall and after one caught fire.

Singapore voids marriage after husband's sex change: report

Singapore - Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a same-sex union that contravened the city-state's laws, a report said Tuesday.

Singapore banker handed new convictions in 1MDB-linked case

Singapore - A Singapore court Wednesday convicted a jailed banker of additional offences in a case linked to the international money-laundering scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia's state fund 1MDB.

Singapore urged to halt Malaysian drug convict's execution

Singapore - Human rights activists have urged Singapore to halt the looming execution of a Malaysian drug trafficker, citing a pending appeal in his home country and alleged flaws in his trial.

Chinese deities end SE Asia luxury tour

Singapore - A statue of a Chinese goddess that became a social media sensation after being pictured flying business class for a Southeast Asian tour has headed home after putting her feet up at a premium airport lounge in Singapore, organisers said Monday.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Singapore PM accused of lying in parliament by brother

Singapore - The brother of Singapore's prime minister Tuesday accused him of lying in parliament about the final wishes of their father, revered founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, the latest instalment of an explosive family feud.

Singapore PM denies nepotism amid family feud in parliament speech

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday strongly rejected as "baseless" claims from his siblings of abuse of power and nepotism as he faced parliament over a political drama that has shocked tightly-controlled Singapore.

Singapore PM denies nepotism amid family feud in parliament speech

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday rejected claims from his siblings that he abused power and engaged in nepotism as he faced parliament over a family feud that has shocked Singapore.

Foreigners banned as Singapore holds gay-rights rally

Singapore - Thousands of Singaporeans dressed in pink packed a city park on Saturday for a gay-rights rally under tight security after the government banned foreign participants.

Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised to Singaporeans on Monday for a bitter family feud over his late father's legacy, saying it had damaged the country's reputation.

Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised to Singaporeans on Monday for a bitter family feud over his late father's legacy, saying it had damaged the country's reputation.

Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised to Singaporeans on Monday for a bitter family feud over his late father's legacy, saying it had damaged the country's reputation.

Singapore 'first family' feud heats up

Singapore - A family feud being played out in public between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings took an acrimonious turn Friday, with accusations their late father's will had been tampered with.

Singapore 'first family' feud heats up

Singapore - A family feud being played out in public between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings took an acrimonious turn Friday, with accusations their late father's will had been tampered with.

Singapore 'first family' feud heats up

Singapore - A family feud being played out in public between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings took an acrimonious turn Friday, with accusations their late father's will had been tampered with.

Singapore's first family should quit politics: brother

Singapore - The Lee family which has dominated Singapore since its founding should quit politics after the current generation, the prime minister's brother said Thursday as a bitter feud rages over their father's legacy.

Singapore rocked by open feud in Lee family

Singapore - Tightly-ruled Singapore was rocked by an unprecedented political drama Wednesday when a feud between the children of the late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew over his legacy burst into the open.

Singapore rocked by open feud in Lee family

Singapore - Tightly-ruled Singapore was rocked by an unprecedented political drama Wednesday when a feud between the children of the late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew over his legacy burst into the open.

Singapore rocked by open feud in Lee family

Singapore - Tightly-ruled Singapore was rocked by an unprecedented political drama Wednesday when a feud between the children of the late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew over his legacy burst into the open.

In family row, siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power

Singapore - A feud between the children of Singapore's late founding leader intensified Wednesday after two siblings publicly accused their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of disobeying their father's last wishes and abusing his powers.

In family row, siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power

Singapore - A feud between the children of Singapore's late founding leader intensified Wednesday after two siblings publicly accused their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of disobeying their father's last wishes and abusing his powers.

In family row, siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power

Singapore - A feud between the children of Singapore's late founding leader intensified Wednesday after two siblings publicly accused their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of disobeying their father's last wishes and abusing his powers.

Mattis arrives in Singapore as N. Korea tensions swirl

Singapore - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis arrived in Singapore on Friday ahead of a key defence summit where longstanding US allies will look for clear messages about America's regional security goals under President Donald Trump.

Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition

Singapore - A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore -- just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck.

EU court deals blow to quick trade deals

Brussels - EU trade deals must endure a potentially bruising process of ratification by all member states, the European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday, with possible consequences for Brexit.
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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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Riot policemen watch burning vehicles during a riot in Singapore's Little India district
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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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Singapore's Downtown Core on 7 October 2006, when it was affected by forest fires in Sumatra, 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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Using the latest in farming technologies, Panasonic Corp. is revolutionizing agriculture.
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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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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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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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Singapore is cutting off Internet access for government work stations for security reasons.
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Over 2,700 elephant tusks weighing 7.9 tonnes were fed into an industrial rock crusher before incineration
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