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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... as Section 377A, when they repealed related provisions that had made heterosexual oral and anal sex a crime. Gay-rights activists and church groups advocated last year against and for the ban, which ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever Singapore police on Monday said they have arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for football-linked crime. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore drug trafficker avoids death sentence

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Heroin smuggler who pleaded to be hanged like his friend is first saved from gallows Singapore trafficker avoids death sentence A heroin smuggler has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence fo ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Activists decry Singapore court's refusal to repeal law on gay sex

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore court rejects petition to overturn archaic rule criminalising homosexual acts Activists slam refusal to repeal law on gay sex Rights activists reacted with indignation yesterday after Singapore's High Court ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore irked by bid to cut US funding over Shane Todd's death

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Senators' bid to block grants over inquiry into researcher's death 'disappoints' city state Singapore rankled by push to cut US funding Singapore said it is disappointed with a plan by two US senators to block funding to an i ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former head of Singapore's drugs police cleared of corruption

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse One of the most senior public officials tried in city state for corruption had been accused of demanding sex from a woman seeking contracts Ex-drugs chief cleared of graft A former head of Singapore's drugs police was cleared of ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court convicts ex-UBS banker of having sex with minor

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Swiss national used phone issued by employer to hire under-age prostitute on two occasions Ex-banker convicted of having sex with minor A Swiss former banker was yesterday found guilty of having sex with an under-age Sing ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Swiss man 'tricked' into sex with under-age Singaporean prostitute

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Man 'tricked' into under-age sex A Swiss expatriate facing a possible jail term for having sex with an under-age Singaporean prostitute said at the start of his trial that he was tricked into thinking she was an adult. Juerg ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Two charged for kidnapping mother of Singapore's 35th richest man

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:24am by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... and held for ransom, a rare instance in a country that prides itself on its low crime rate. Lim Hock Chee, founder and chief executive of Sheng Siong Group, said his mother, 79, was lured ... the fourth such case on the island in 13 years. Singapore, which provides for the death penalty or caning for certain offences, has some of the lowest crime rates in the world, with 581 cases ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Drug mules no longer bound to die

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Singapore

    ... Agencies in Singapore City state's scrapping of mandatory death sentence for minor drug offences welcomed in some quarters; others want wider change Drug mules no longer bound to die Human rights activists are applauding Singapore's decision thi ...




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