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  1. News - Asia

    Indonesia arrests farmers for illegal fires while Singapore suffers from haze

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 06:02pm by Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore

    ... Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore Singapore and Malaysia face economic hit from prolonged smog Indonesian police on Monday arrested two farmers for illegally starting fires to clear land in Sumatra, the first detentions linked to blazes that have blanketed neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog for days. Police said the two farmers were not linked to any of the eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1267932/indonesia-arrests-farmers-illegal-fires-while-singapore-suffers-haze
  2. News - Asia

    Singapore Muslims given permission to skip Friday prayers in haze

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 05:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Singapore’s top Islamic authority on Friday allowed local Muslims to skip Friday prayers at mosques as smog levels hit a new record high due to forest fires in Indonesia, the world’s ... are obligatory among devout Muslim males. Muslims, mostly ethnic Malays, comprise more than 13 per cent of Singapore’s population, according to last year data. Singapore’s smog index breached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265904/singapore-muslims-given-permission-skip-friday-prayers-haze
  3. News - Asia

    Family of US scientist Shane Todd call Singapore inquest a 'sham'

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore The family of an American scientist found hanged in Singapore last year dismissed on Tuesday the city-state’s findings that he committed suicide as “a ... electronics engineer Shane Todd, told AFP by email from the United States. The Singapore government, summing up its position after two weeks of public hearings in May, on Monday rejected the family’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1263572/family-us-scientist-shane-todd-call-singapore-inquest-sham
  4. News - Asia

    Singapore government says US scientist death was suicide

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Lawyers for the government say electronics engineer Shane Todd hanged himself Lawyers for the Singapore government told a coroner’s inquest on Monday ... in the proceedings and describing it as one-sided. They later said they may have the body exhumed in California for further tests. The Singapore government lawyers cited suicide notes left by Todd on his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262770/singapore-government-says-us-scientist-death-was-suicide
  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Huawei takes on Apple, Samsung with launch of 'world's thinnest smartphone'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday vowed to catch up with its more popular rivals Apple and Samsung after unveiling its newest phone for the first time in Asia. Huawei unveiled its Ascend P6 at the CommunicAsia telecom and broadcast event in Singapore just hours after its global launch in London, billing it as world’s thinnest smartphone. “I generally do not comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1264337/huawei-takes-apple-samsung-launch-worlds-thinnest-smartphone
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore: minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Ashley Madison, an online company offering discreet dating for those looking to have affairs, is facing opposition in Singapore The Singapore expansion ... this week reported that Ashley Madison, which offers a discreet dating service for those looking to have affairs, was planning a Singapore launch next year, sparking a Facebook petition that has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339780/adultery-website-unwelcome-singapore-minister
  7. News - Asia

    Haze over Singapore gets worse

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 03:38pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press City state demands action from Indonesia over raging forest fires Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution on Thursday ... Singapore’s main measure for air pollution, surged to a record reading of 371, breaching the “hazardous” classification that can aggravate respiratory ailments. The previous all-time high before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265031/haze-over-singapore-gets-worse
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore fumes after pollution hits 16-year high

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 02:50pm by Associated Press

    ... by forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years. The Pollutant Standards Index, Singapore’s main measure to determine air quality, ... the “unhealthy” range of between 101 and 200. Smoke haze is a nearly annual problem for Singapore and its northern neighbour Malaysia, often beginning in the middle of the year when farmers in Indonesia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1263601/singapore-fumes-after-pollution-hits-16-year-high
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore official gets jail sentence in sex case

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:53pm

    ... Associated Press A judge sentenced Singapore’s former chief of emergency services to six months in jail on Thursday for accepting an offer of sex from a woman who sought business favours. ... Lim, former commissioner of Singapore’s Civil Defence Force, was found guilty last month of receiving oral sex in May 2010 from a woman who wanted government contracts. District court judge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1259947/singapore-official-gets-jail-sentence-sex-case
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns foreigners to obey its laws

    Posted May 29th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore on Wednesday issued a stern warning to foreigners to abide by its laws, after Malaysians arrested for staging an illegal protest had appealed for leniency. “Foreigners who break the law in Singapore should be prepared to face the consequences, including having their visas or work passes revoked,” the foreign and interior ministries said in a joint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1248959/singapore-warns-foreigners-obey-its-laws

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