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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe visits Singapore hospital for check-up

December 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe visits Singapore hospital for check-up

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe walks out of a lift at the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up. It […]

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Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

October 13, 2017 7:30 am
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

The robot named Emma is the brainchild of local startup AiTreat and performs “tui na”, a type of massage practised in traditional Chinese medicine A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic […]

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Halimah Yacob named Singapore’s first female president without election

September 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Halimah Yacob named Singapore’s first female president without election

Halimah Yacob (C), Singapore’s first female president Singapore has named a former parliament speaker from the Muslim Malay minority as the country’s first female president, drawing criticism for her selection without a vote. Halimah Yacob was named president on Wednesday without having to face an election for the mostly ceremonial […]

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Fire at Singapore airport causes flight delays

May 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Fire at Singapore airport causes flight delays

Firemen inspect Changi International Airport terminal 2 in Singapore on May 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Singapore’s Changi Airport after a small fire erupted in a terminal that was later extinguished, authorities and witnesses said, delaying flights at the global hub. Smoke swept through […]

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Teenager in Singapore jumps to his death at a shopping mall after a Snapchat stunt went wrong

March 2, 2017 7:00 am
Teenager in Singapore jumps to his death at a shopping mall after a Snapchat stunt went wrong

A teen jumped to his death over the weekend while trying to perform a risky stunt for a Snapchat video. Johnathan Chow, 17, jumped over a railing at a Singapore mall, aiming to land on a ledge beneath him. The ledge gave way and Chow fell to his death four […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays first visit to Singapore in bid to expand ties in Asia

February 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays first visit to Singapore in bid to expand ties in Asia

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (C) arrive for a dinner function at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid his first official visit to Singapore, insisting that Tel Aviv […]

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‘Fire rainbow’ pops up in the sky over Singapore

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‘Fire rainbow’ pops up in the sky over Singapore

The unusual phenomenon over Singapore. Photo / Fazidah Mokhtar A bright rainbow-like phenomenon has appeared in the skies over Singapore, leaving locals delighted. The unusual rainbow effect popped up behind a cloud on Monday afternoon but only lasted for about 15 minutes. It’s not yet certain what caused the display […]

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Police say North Korean leader’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam killed in Malaysia in possible poison attack

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Police say North Korean leader’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam killed in Malaysia in possible poison attack

The target: the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The setting: an airport in Malaysia. And a possible suspect: A woman killer carrying a cloth treated with lethal liquid. It adds up to a case that seems ripped straight from the pages of spy novel. Even by […]

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Saudi diplomat found guilty of sex assault in Singapore

February 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Saudi diplomat found guilty of sex assault in Singapore

Beijing-based Saudi diplomat Bander Yahya A al-Zahrani (Photo by The Star Times) A court in Singapore has found a Saudi diplomat guilty of sexually abusing a young hotel intern in the Southeast Asian city-state. Following an eight-day trial, Beijing-based Saudi diplomat Bander Yahya A al-Zahrani was convicted of three charges of sexual […]

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Indonesian police aircraft carrying 13 goes missing near Singapore

December 3, 2016 10:00 pm
Indonesian police aircraft carrying 13 goes missing near Singapore

File photo of a P-4201 M-28 Skytruck aircraft An Indonesian police aircraft with 13 people on board has gone missing during a flight to the island of Batam near Singapore and is believed to have crashed, officials say. The plane, with five crew members and eight passengers, lost contact with […]

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Singapore minister warns of growing Daesh threat in Southeast Asia

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Singapore minister warns of growing Daesh threat in Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam speaks to journalists in Singapore on Dec 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Singapore’s law and home affairs minister has warned of the growing threat of terror attacks across Southeast Asia by the notorious Daesh terrorist group as it continues to suffer setbacks in Iraq and Syria. […]

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China files protest with Singapore over joint military exercise with Taiwan

November 28, 2016 7:40 pm
China files protest with Singapore over joint military exercise with Taiwan

The grab from Reuters footage shows Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaking at a press briefing in Beijing on November 28, 2016. China has protested to Singapore over military maneuvers conducted earlier between the city-state and Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday that Beijing […]

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Health officials in Singapore detects 27 more local transmissions of Zika virus

September 4, 2016 6:30 pm
Health officials in Singapore detects 27 more local transmissions of Zika virus

A pest control worker fumigates the grounds of a residential estate in Bedok North area of Singapore on September 1, 2016. (AFP photo) Health officials in Singapore have detected more than two dozen new cases of Zika virus as concerns are growing about the spread of the brain-debilitating infection in the […]

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Rise in confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore

August 31, 2016 2:00 pm
Rise in confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore

A traveller walks past an advisory on the Zika virus infection in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Photo / AP Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore have risen to 82, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to […]

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Singapore detains Australia-based national for ‘glorifying’ Takfiri Daesh terrorist group

July 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Singapore detains Australia-based national for ‘glorifying’ Takfiri Daesh terrorist group

The file photo shows the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in an unknown location. Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said Friday it has detained an Australia-based national over allegations that the individual “glorified” the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff is being held under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the ministry […]

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