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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former Singapore PM recovering after prostate cancer surgery

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Goh Chok Tong recuperating at Singapore General Hospital following operation for prostate cancer described as successful by his office Former Singapore prime minister Goh Chok Tong is recovering after successfully undergoing cancer surgery at a local hospital, his office said on Saturday. Goh, 73, “is expected to make a full recovery ...

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    Singapore bans 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc amid outcry over abusive techniques

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 01:55pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore on Wednesday banned US-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”. The move by the Southeast Asian city-state follows a similar ban by Britain last week. Officials in other Asian countries where ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore German pair accused of train graffiti face caning Two German men were charged yesterday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offences punishable by jail time and flogging with a cane. Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz, both 21, were charged at a district court with trespassing and vandalism ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore defends use of South Asian workers in mock riot

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rights groups criticise the 'reinforcing of stereotypes' against South Asian workers Singapore defends use of migrants in mock riot Singapore officials under attack by rights groups for using South Asian workers in a mock riot defended the exercise yesterday and said similar operations will be carried out to preserve law and order. The drill took ...

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    Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong wins defamation case against blogger

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore prime minister wins defamation case against internet blogger Singapore's High Court ruled yesterday that an activist defamed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by accusing him in a blog of misappropriating state pension funds. In the first such ruling in the city-state over a purely online article, a judge issued a summary judgment ...

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    Singaporeans raise funds for Vietnamese tourist victim of iPhone 6 scam

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:27pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him, a crowdfunding site showed on Thursday. Factory worker Pham Van Thoai, 28, on Monday forked out S$950 (HK$5,700) to buy a new iPhone 6 in the Sim Lim Square electronics mall, which ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to deploy tethered surveillance balloon

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore to use surveillance balloon Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry announced. The helium-filled "aerostat" would be equipped with radar equipment that can spot threats as far as 200km away, the ministry said on its website. "It will be deployed ...

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    Pizza Hut apologises to 'Pink Fat Lady' over receipt

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Pizza Hut apologises to'Pink Fat Lady' over receipt Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologised to a customer described as a "Pink Fat Lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza for take away. Aili Si on Sunday posted on Pizza Hut Singapore's Facebook page a photo of the receipt, saying ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporean widow, 87, in HK$244m battle to get fortune back from Chinese tour guide

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Multimillionaire who's stricken with dementia swindled by Chinese tour guide, lawyer says Widow, 87, in legal bid to reclaim her fortune A lawyer for a dementia-stricken Singaporean widow who claims to have been swindled out of her fortune by a Chinese tour guide is launching legal action to get it back. The lawyer acting for Chung Khin Chun, 87, has ...

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    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bus drivers angry at steep rises in tolls charged to cross the Malaysia-Singapore border stage strike during Friday rush hour causing long queues Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges ...




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