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News: Singapore

We have started to collect the most important news related to Singapore in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Singapore – overview

Singapore: news

Singapore calls snap general election

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:48

Singapore's government calls a snap general election for 11 September, the first since the country's founder, Lee Kuan Yew, died.
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VIDEO: Singapore marks 50 years of independence

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 19:45

Singapore holds nationwide celebrations to mark 50 years since becoming an independent state.
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Singapore celebrates 50th anniversary

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 13:33

Singapore holds nationwide events and a military parade to mark 50 years since it became an independent nation.
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VIDEO: Speaking 'Singlish' in Singapore

Friday, August 7th 2015, 1:09

Singaporean comedian Vernetta Lopez finds out how the local patois Singlish is used in everyday life.
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VIDEO: 100 years of the Singapore Sling

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 1:48

Sharanjit Leyl goes back to the Singapore Sling's roots, 100 years since cocktail was first invented.
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Could Singapore have become communist?

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 20:51

Could Singapore have become a communist state?
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VIDEO: BBC presenters dancing with lions

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 1:18
related countries: China China

Chinese lions, oranges and drummers help BBC Newsday presenters Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl, celebrate the opening of the BBC's new studio in Singapore.
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VIDEO: Singapore's changing landscape

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 22:26

Singapore's skyline has dramatically changed in the past 50 years, reflecting changes in the fortunes of the country.
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VIDEO: Chef's journey from drugs to dining

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 23:02

Former prisoner Edwin Chua reflects on being a former drug addict in Singapore and how he is trying to turn his life around.
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US sanctions Singapore shipping firm

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US blacklists a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea.
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Singapore anti-Lee teen walks free

Monday, July 6th 2015, 11:32

A Singaporean teenager found guilty of wounding religious feelings walks free after being sentenced to jail time already served.
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Hijacked Malaysian oil tanker freed

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

An oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates last week off Singapore's coast has been released, the Malaysian Navy says.
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Singapore and Sabah mourn quake dead

Monday, June 8th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Singapore and the Malaysian state of Sabah observe a day of remembrance for those killed in an earthquake on Mt Kinabalu.
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VIDEO: Singapore school mourns quake dead

Monday, June 8th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A day of national mourning is taking place in Singapore and Sabah state in Borneo for those who died there in last week's earthquake in Malaysia.
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VIDEO: Singapore's equestrians hope for gold

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:24

Two Singapore horse riders and their trainer are hoping for gold at the South East Asian Games in Singapore.
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Man shot dead near Singapore summit

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 7:38

Singapore police shoot dead one man close to the Shangri-La hotel as an Asian security conference ends with China-US jostling over disputed islands.
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Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 11:58

Singapore authorities say they have detained a 19-year-old who was about to join Islamic State and was planning public attacks.
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VIDEO: Koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.
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Singapore 'concern' at Iran shooting

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Singapore expresses "deep concern" over reports of Iranian forces firing on one of its ships in international waters.
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The boy who criticised Lee Kuan Yew

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 15:06

As a 16-year-old is convicted over a video criticising religion and late PM Lee Kuan Yew, the BBC's Tessa Wong asks what this says about Singapore society.
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