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Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat ‘fake news’ that will allow authorities to order the removal of content despite fierce criticism from tech giants, the media and rights groups.

Singapore in second major pangolin seizure in a week

Singapore in second major pangolin seizure in a week

Singaporean authorities said Wednesday they had discovered nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth about $38 million in a shipping container, the second major seizure of the creatures' parts in a week.

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore and Malaysia reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighbouring countries said in a joint statement on Saturday.

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

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

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

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.

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

Volvo and a Singapore university unveiled a driverless electric bus Tuesday that will soon undergo tests in the city-state, the latest move towards rolling out autonomous vehicles for public transport.

Singapore announces expansionary budget as growth slows due to external headwinds: QNB

Singapore announces expansionary budget as growth slows due to external headwinds: QNB

Singapore has announced expansionary budget as the City State’s growth slows due to external headwinds, QNB has said in an economic commentary.

Singapore's first Premier League footballer may face jail

Singapore's first Premier League footballer may face jail

Singapore's first footballer to sign with an English Premier League club has missed his mandatory national service and faces up to three years in jail if convicted, authorities said Monday.

Katara hosts Singapore in the Cultural Diversity Festival

Katara hosts Singapore in the Cultural Diversity Festival

The “Sri Warisan” cultural band from Singapore is set to perform at the Katara Amphitheatre from January 25 to 26 as part of the third edition of the Cultural Diversity Festival.

Bird sparks a flap on Singapore to London flight

Bird sparks a flap on Singapore to London flight

A bird caused a flap on a Singapore to London flight after it suddenly appeared in the plane's business class section 12 hours into the journey, an airline said Tuesday.

From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

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.