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Singapore Airlines apologises for insensitive Facebook posts after MH17 shot down

After getting a drubbing on social media for making statements deemed "insensitive" after the downing of flight MH17, Singapore Airlines issued a public apology on Saturday and expressed solidarity...

Thousands gather for Singapore gay rally

More than 26,000 people gathered in Singapore for an annual gay rights rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state, despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.

Thai oil tanker goes missing on way from Singapore to Indonesia

John Grafilo A Thai oil tanker carrying diesel fuel went missing after it departed from Singapore on its way to Indonesia, an international anti-piracy watch group reported Saturday.

Singapore bans gay-themed childrens' book

Singapore has ordered the destruction of a children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo

A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in a zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.

Gay sex: Singapore top court tackles challenge to colonial ban

Singapore skyline: the country's highest court is hearing challenges to a 76-year-old ban on gay sex.

Andrea Tan Singapore's highest court is hearing challenges to a 76-year-old ban on gay sex.

Singapore grapples with smartphone addicts

Psychiatrists in Singapore are pushing for medical authorities to formally recognise addiction to the internet and digital devices as a disorder.

UK man leaves Singapore after poor remark

A Singapore-based British wealth adviser who set off a firestorm by publicly insulting Singaporeans who have to rely on public transport has 'parted ways' with his former employer, the firm says.

Indonesia military to skip Singapore Airshow amid ship row

Rachel Armstrong and Anshuman Daga Senior Indonesian military leaders have decided not to attend the Singapore Airshow, Singapore's Ministry of Defence said on Sunday, after the eruption of a diplomatic row between the two countries...

Migrant workers riot in Singapore, 18 hurt

Two police cars flipped on their sides remain in the street after a riot broke out in Singapore.

About 400 South Asian migrant workers angered by a road accident battled police and set vehicles ablaze in Singapore's worst rioting in decades, leaving 18 people injured, officials say.

Match-fixing scandal: police arrest 14 in Singapore

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Lindsay Murdoch Authorities in Singapore have arrested 14 members of a crime syndicate accused of rigging soccer matches, only days after the Victorian Premier League arrests shocked Australian sport.

Body of Singapore model found in Pakistan

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A model and beauty queen from Singapore who went missing in Pakistan has been found dead in a ditch on the edge of Islamabad.

Singapore turns away rescued boat people

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar looks on from a boat while trying to get into Bangladesh in Teknaf.

Lindsay Murdoch BANGKOK: Singapore has denied entry to a Vietnamese-registered cargo ship carrying 40 Burmese asylum seekers who were plucked from the sea after their boat sank in the Bay of Bengal.

Dr Love sows seeds for a rise in Singapore's fertility

Lindsay Murdoch SIngapore, the affluent city-state of 5.2 million people, is heading towards a crisis that has forced its conservative leaders to turn to an unlikely ally.

Singapore laments the bygone era of the birthquake

A white painted bronze sculpture of a baby titled

Shamim Adam Low birth rates and labour shortages have prompted policy reversal on babies.

Cloud-seeding bid to tackle Singapore haze

Tourists ride in a cable car as their surroundings are blanketed by haze in Singapore on June 19, 2013.

Indonesia plans to use weather changing technology to try to unleash torrents of rain and extinguish raging fires on Sumatra that have cloaked neighbouring Singapore in thick haze.

Mugabe goes to Singapore for 'eye check'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has jetted to Singapore, where he normally receives health care, for a "routine eye check", state media say.

Singapore socialite sentenced in teen sex scandal

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A prominent Singaporean businessman was sentenced to three months in jail yesterday for having paid sex with a minor, as dozens of other accused men await their fate in a prostitution scandal.

Singapore crams in the wealth

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NEW YORK: The number of million-dollar households in the world expanded by 12 per cent last year, led by Singapore, the Boston Consulting Group has said.

Lee steps aside to let young blood lead Singapore

SINGAPORE: Founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has announced his retirement from the city-state's cabinet to make way for a younger generation leaders.

Singapore opposition turns up heat

SINGAPORE: Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has been returned to power with a huge majority but has lost a key district to the opposition, costing a cabinet minister his job.