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Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 4:33

As the industry races to make driverless cars viable, a small fleet of computer-driven taxis are taking passengers in Singapore.
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong faints at rally

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 15:19

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong faints delivering a speech at a National Day rally, with his office saying it was due to "prolonged standing, heat and dehydration".
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Singapore's architecture from the air

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 12:49

Photojournalist Yeo Kai Wen talks through his aerial images of the architecture in Singapore, taken from above by drone.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 1:43

Singapore's Joseph Schooling wins his nation's first ever gold medal with victory in the 100m butterfly as Michael Phelps finishes joint second.
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Moving manatees from Asia to Caribbean

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 8:31
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Two manatees from Singapore move 19,600km (122,000 miles) to a new home in Guadeloupe, in a bid to repopulate the Caribbean.
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Six Indonesians arrested for 'plan to fire rocket at Singapore', police say

Friday, August 5th 2016, 9:30
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police arrest six people they say were planning to fire a rocket at Singapore from nearby Batam island.
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Ho Ching: Singapore PM's wife chooses $11 pouch for state visit

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 11:59

Singaporean PM's wife causes a stir after carrying an $11 purse designed by a 19-year-old autistic student to the White House.
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Singapore university investigates 'simulated rape' claims

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 11:00

Reports that first-year students were made to simulate a rape scene as part of their induction are to be investigated by the National University of Singapore (NUS).
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Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

Monday, July 18th 2016, 16:25

Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.
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Guided by stars

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 8:56

Singapore, considered by many a foodie's paradise, will soon have its own official Michelin guide - but not everyone is excited.
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Pokemon Go: Singapore company sacks Australian for rant

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 12:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man is sacked after complaining that the game Pokemon Go is not available in Singapore, and making disparaging comments about the country.
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Otterly famous

Monday, July 4th 2016, 23:57

Meet the furry stars of Singapore who live in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's central business district.
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Post-Brexit model - Norway or Canada?

Monday, June 27th 2016, 15:59
related countries: Canada Canada, Norway Norway, Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?
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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

Monday, June 27th 2016, 3:13

A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan catches fire shortly after making an emergency landing at Singapore's Changi airport.
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Footage shows Singapore Airlines engine fire

Monday, June 27th 2016, 2:16

A Singapore Airlines flight caught fire while making an emergency landing. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated.
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Singapore cuts same-sex kiss from Les Miserables

Monday, June 13th 2016, 4:15

A kiss between two male actors in the musical Les Miserables in Singapore is removed from the show, after complaints from the public.
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Cat guardians

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 23:16

A small army of patrollers takes to the streets of Singapore every night, on a mission to protect its thousands of much-loved "community cats".
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No internet for Singapore public servants

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 6:55

Singapore says it will restrict access to the internet for public servants from May next year because of information security concerns.
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Singapore terms join Oxford Dictionary

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 16:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Several Singaporean and Hong Kong English terms, including "wah", "shiok", and "yum cha", are now officially recognised as acceptable English.
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Singapore spat fuels debate on founder's legacy

Monday, April 11th 2016, 10:31

Singapore founder's children spar over legacy
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Singapore 'still world's priciest city'

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 0:02

Singapore has again been judged as the world's most expensive city but costs across the world have been highly volatile, according to researchers.
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VIDEO: Can a modern plane be remotely hacked?

Friday, February 19th 2016, 2:31

Cyber-security is one of the hot topics at Asia's biggest airshow, currently underway in Singapore.
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