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Singapore: Country in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated about one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 58 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%.


Singapore says China virus outbreak will hit its economy this year

Singapore said on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its economy this year, as it announced new measures to tackle the disease which originated in China and has spread to the city-state and..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus outbreak will hit Singapore's economy this year: trade minister

Singapore's economy will be impacted by the outbreak of a new coronavirus that originated in China at the end of last year and has spread to the city-state, its trade minister said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Singapore

Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations [Video]Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Lunar New Years' festivities pose a great challenge for the Chinese government as it tries to contain the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms [Video]Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

Enhanced screening in place from Taiwan to Singapore as countries trigger responses honed by SARS experience.

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Blistering Kuchar jumps into Singapore lead after birdie binge [Video]Blistering Kuchar jumps into Singapore lead after birdie binge

Matt Kuchar finishes the third round of the Singapore Open with a three shot lead over defending champion Jazz Janewattananond

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Jazz rocks in Singapore to boost title defence [Video]Jazz rocks in Singapore to boost title defence


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Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto [Video]Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

Kosuke Hamamoto leads the Singapore Open after the first round on his tournament debut, but stars Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are in close contention.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:47Published

Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes [Video]Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes

Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Jamaican sprinter was an ambassador..

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Mysterious virus spreads in central China [Video]Mysterious virus spreads in central China

A mysterious strain of viral pneumonia has affected 59 people in Wuhan, China since mid-December 2019.

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New rhino calf enjoys scrubs at Singapore zoo [Video]New rhino calf enjoys scrubs at Singapore zoo

Singapore zoo receives new rhino calf before Christmas. Video credit, Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Barack Obama Says Women Should Lead All Nations [Video]Barack Obama Says Women Should Lead All Nations

The former U.S. president made the comment at a leadership event in Singapore.

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$5 bln flows out of Hong Kong amid unrest - Bank of England [Video]$5 bln flows out of Hong Kong amid unrest - Bank of England

As much as $5 billion may have flowed out of Hong Kong during the city's long period of unrest, according to analysis by the Bank of England. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Barack Obama Says Women Make Better Leaders Than Men [Video]Barack Obama Says Women Make Better Leaders Than Men

There would be "significant improvement across the board on just about everything" if the world was run by women. Former President Barack Obama shared that thought when he spoke at a private event on..

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U.S. envoy brushes off North Korea's deadline [Video]U.S. envoy brushes off North Korea's deadline

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Researchers break down plastic using sunlight [Video]Researchers break down plastic using sunlight

Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University this week said they have found a way to use sunlight to turn consumer plastic into a valuable chemical that could generate clean power.

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India needs better opposition: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

India needs a better opposition which is the heart of any democracy and the ruling party should embrace that to keep it under check, noted economist and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said here on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Strong India, Singapore ties will do more for region: Indian envoy

"At a time of a multiple transitions and disruptions, the imperatives for a stronger strategic partnership between India and Singapore has never been stronger...when we do more with each other..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysian rights group sues Singapore minister over 'fake news' directive

A Malaysian rights group filed a suit in a domestic court against a Singapore minister on Friday, seeking to challenge his order to attach a correction to an article on its blog that accused the..
Reuters - Published

Singapore confirms two more Wuhan virus cases, taking tally to three

Singapore confirmed two more cases of a new strain of coronavirus, its health ministry said on Friday, a day after identifying its first case of the infection that originated from China.
Reuters - Published

Singapore ramps up virus fight, reviving memories of SARS pandemic

Schools in Singapore asked parents to declare overseas holiday plans as authorities screened travelers at air, land and sea checkpoints on Friday, to combat the spread of a deadly flu virus that has..
Reuters - Published

Wuhan virus does not appear to be as deadly as SARS, Singapore PM says

Singapore's prime minister said on Friday that the city-state was well prepared to tackle the Wuhan flu virus, adding that it did not appear to be as deadly as the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory..
Reuters - Published

Singapore schools ask for holiday travel details as China virus spreads

Schools in Singapore, where the first case of a coronavirus was confirmed on Thursday, are asking parents and staff to provide details of travel during the lunar new year holidays as part of measures..
Reuters - Published

Indian nurse in Saudi ‘infected’; virus reaches Singapore, Vietnam

The Indian government said on Thursday that a nurse from Kerala working at Al-Hayat Hospital in Saudi Arabia, had tested positive for the new strain of a coronavirus, though there were reports that she..
IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore confirms first case of new China virus, another likely

Singapore on Thursday confirmed its first case of a new strain of coronavirus that has killed 17 and infected more than 630 people in China, the health ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Singapore's Scoot cancels flight to China's Wuhan over virus outbreak

Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Scoot on Thursday canceled its daily flight to China's central city of Wuhan, online flight information showed, after authorities locked down the center of a..
Reuters - Published

India advances 8 places to 72nd spot on Global Talent Competitiveness Index

dia has moved up eight places to the 72nd position in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent...
IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore starts screening all China flights, warns against Wuhan travel to deter coronavirus

Singapore on Wednesday started screening all passengers arriving on flights from China to avoid transmission of the flu-like coronavirus, and advised travellers against non-essential travel to Wuhan,..
Reuters - Published

Singapore extends coronavirus screening to all inbound China flights

Singapore authorities on Wednesday started screening all passengers arriving on flights from China as the city-state stepped up measures to combat transmission of the fast-spreading flu-like..
Reuters - Published

Singapore rebuts illegal hanging report, serves fake news notices

Singapore rebutted a report on Wednesday alleging illegal execution practices in the city-state and ordered Yahoo and others to attach fake news notices on posts and articles that shared the..
Reuters - Published

Kuchar wins in Singapore despite seventh hole meltdown

kuchar wins in singapore despite seventh hole meltdown
Matt Kuchar survived a nightmare on the front nine before claiming a three-shot victory over former world No 1 Justin Rose in his maiden appearance at the Singapore Open on Sunday.","content":"Matt..
WorldNews - Published

Unwanted no more: adoption offers pour in for baby found in Singapore bin

An abandoned baby rescued from a bin in Singapore has aroused widespread sympathy, drawing several offers of adoption, according to authorities and media in the city-state wrestling with low birth..
Reuters - Published

Moscow joins TOP 5 ‘best’ cities in the world, triumphing over Dubai, Singapore, Barcelona & others

moscow joins top 5 ‘best’ cities in the world, triumphing over dubai, singapore, barcelona & others
The Russian capital has been named the world’s fifth-best metropolis in a ranking of 100 major cities by Resonance Consultancy. It is the top-hashtagged city on Instagram, the consultancy firm said...
WorldNews - Published

U.S. State Dept. approves sale of 12 F-35 jets to Singapore

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of up to 12 F-35 fighter jets and related equipment to Singapore at an estimated cost of $2.75 billion, pending approval from Congress, Washington's..
Reuters - Published

Singapore opposition party makes first legal challenge to fake news law

A Singapore opposition party has asked a court to overturn government orders to attach correction notices to its online posts, the first legal challenge to a controversial fake news law that came into..
Reuters - Published

Asia dominates 2020 passport power

asia dominates 2020 passport power
Asian countries have firmly established their lead on the Henley Passport Index, the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook defies China headwinds with new ad sales push

Facebook Inc is setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on its lucrative China advertising business, according to three people familiar with the effort, even as chief executive Mark..
Reuters - Published

Baby wrapped in plastic found alive in Singapore rubbish chute

Rubbish collectors rescued a baby boy from a bin at the bottom of a trash chute in Singapore on Tuesday, according to the Straits Times newspaper and police.
Reuters - Published

Coincidence that fake news law applied to politicians, Singapore minister says

Singapore's communications minister said on Monday it was a coincidence that the first few cases brought under a new fake news law were against political figures and parties.
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China replaces head of Hong Kong liaison office amid ongoing protests

china replaces head of hong kong liaison office amid ongoing protests
SINGAPORE — China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong liaison office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of..
WorldNews - Published

Singapore diplomat defends 'fake news' law in Hong Kong paper

A Singapore diplomat defended the Asian city-state's controversial law against "fake news" in a letter published on Tuesday in the South China Morning Post, saying the Hong Kong newspaper reported..
Reuters - Published

‘Gardening gives me a lot of peace’

Joanna is an urban gardener trying to reconnect with nature in Singapore.
BBC News - Published

Rare ring-of-fire eclipse witnessed across Asia

rare ring-of-fire eclipse witnessed across asia
Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare ring-of-fire solar eclipse on Thursday. Read More UAE residents witness spectacular solar eclipse UAE...
WorldNews - Published

Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

Singapore police are investigating an Indian national for allegedly being involved in a public protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law.
Reuters - Published

The 20 countries where people live the longest

the 20 countries where people live the longest
Singapore is the country with the highest life expectancy in the world, according to a new report. The southeast Asian country clocks an average life expectancy of 74.2 years. In second place is Japan,..
WorldNews - Published

China calls on U.S. to take immediate action on North Korea accords

China urged the United States on Tuesday to take immediate action to implement agreements reached with North Korea during last year's summit in Singapore.
Reuters - Published

The Rise of Skywalker: Disney cuts Star Wars same-sex kiss in Singapore

The producers cut the scene so the film didn't get a higher age rating, the film regulator says.
BBC News - Published

BlackRock, Temasek to take majority stake in wealth management JV with CCB: sources

U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd and China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) have agreed to set up a wealth management joint venture in China, said..
Reuters - Published

Fake phone law dupes many in Singapore, but wins support too

Asian city-state Singapore is well known for its strict rules: fines can be doled out for everything from feeding birds to forgetting to flush a public toilet.
Reuters - Published

Obama says women ‘indisputably better’ than men

obama says women ‘indisputably better’ than men
Bloomberg News/Landov Former U.S. President Barack Obama According to former President Barack Obama, one gender just seems to make things more difficult than the other. At a leadership event in..
WorldNews - Published

Singapore 'fake news' law ensnares government critics

A Singapore opposition politician was asked to correct a Facebook post criticizing state education spending on Monday, the fourth use of a new "fake news" law that has been used against government..
Reuters - Published

Avoid northeast travel, US, Canada tell citizens

The governments of the US, Singapore and Canada asked its citizens to avoid travelling to Assam and the northeast as violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued in the north-east...
IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore invokes fake news law over opposition party posts

Singapore's government invoked a fake news law on Saturday to order an opposition party to publish corrections on two social media posts and an article on its website about local employment, an..
Reuters - Published

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