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Singapore: Republic in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, the sovereign state extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%.

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The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.
BBC News - Published

Robert Mugabe's body being flown home from Singapore

The remains of the ousted strongman are en route to Zimbabwe for a state funeral.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Singapore

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia [Video]Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

Transboundary haze from Indonesia's Sumatra island cited for rising pollution index in Malaysia and Singapore.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral [Video]Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe on Saturday. The service and viewing of the body of Mr Mugabe, who died last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home [Video]Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home

A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un "wants peace"

Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un can work out a deal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe. However, Reuters reports there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial. Bulawayo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory [Video]Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory

Singapore said on Tuesday (July 23) it had seized 8.8 tonnes (9.7 tons) of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus [Video]Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts to Harry Kane's 'amazing' winning goal in the 3-2 thriller against Juventus in Singapore. Harry Kane scored from the halfway line in injury time to win..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia names former trader graft suspect in 'oil mafia' probe

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named a former managing director of the trading arm of state energy company PT Pertamina [PERTM.UL] a suspect in a graft case linked to..
Reuters - Published

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's body

A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family..
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before death

In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in..
Reuters - Published

As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

Singapore is expected to roll out a generous budget ahead of an election as the ruling party seeks to appease voters who are feeling the pinch from a sharp economic downturn, analysts say.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.
Reuters - Published

Singapore leader in waiting seen as 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family

Mild-mannered, studious and seen as "cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy if, as..
Reuters - Published

Singapore starts countdown to elections, forms panel for constituencies

Singapore's general elections could be just months away as prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, an initial step towards calling a vote.
Reuters - Published

Singapore poll could be months away as panel checks voting constituencies

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said on Wednesday, in a strong signal that a general election could be just months away.
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM takes initial step toward calling general election

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said in a statement on Wednesday, signaling an imminent general election.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka seeks extradition of ex-central bank chief from Singapore

Sri Lanka will ask Singapore to extradite former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran in connection with an insider trading investigation, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Singapore hotels see best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

Singapore's hotel occupancy rates have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travelers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and..
Reuters - Published

Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users.
Reuters - Published

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion

Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar court charges eight over alleged ties to insurgents

A Myanmar court on Friday charged eight people with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore last month over allegations they had sent money to ethnic rebels in the conflict-torn..
Reuters - Published

Satirical rap pulled from Singapore social media in racism row

The video was made in response to an ad showing a Chinese man in "brownface" and a hijab.
BBC News - Published

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint

Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial..
Reuters - Published

Singapore says drug smuggling worsens, even as hangings rise

Drug trafficking into Singapore, which has some of the world's toughest drugs laws, has risen recently, the law minister said on Wednesday, and he defended capital punishment for serious drug crime as..
Reuters - Published

The feud involving members of Singapore's first family

A public rift between the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister, has for years rumbled in the wealthy city-state regarded as an island of stability in Southeast..
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM's brother backs opposition party in election twist

The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be held as soon as this year.
Reuters - Published

Protesters flock to Hong Kong's airport as political crisis simmers on

Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as Singapore advised its travelers to avoid protest areas in the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused..
Reuters - Published

Protesters calling for 'free Hong Kong' converge on airport

Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as neighboring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts..
Reuters - Published

Singapore opposition party fears use of fake news law in election

The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups fear could stifle free speech, may be used in upcoming elections.
Reuters - Published

Singapore seizes elephant ivory and pangolin scales in record $48m haul

They were bound for Vietnam in containers that were falsely declared to contain timber.
BBC News - Published

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
Reuters - Published

Pre-season friendlies: Harry Kane fires stoppage-time winner against Juventus

Harry Kane produces a moment of magic, scoring from the halfway line in injury time to give Tottenham a 3-2 win over Juventus in Singapore.
BBC News - Published

War risk costs drag on UAE marine fuel sales, benefit Singapore: trade sources

Shippers trying to minimize time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of marine fuels from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Fujairah oil hub,..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Singapore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business

Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalizing on rival Hong Kong's political turmoil,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to build country's longest bridge linking islands near Singapore

Indonesia plans to build a 7 km (4.35 mile) bridge to connect two islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore, as part of efforts to develop industry and tourism in the area, the government said..
Reuters - Published

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group

Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government.
Reuters - Published

Sir James Dyson buys Singapore's 'biggest penthouse flat'

Sir James is reported to have paid $54m for the flat, following the move of his company's HQ to Singapore.
BBC News - Published

Pogba travels on Man Utd pre-season tour despite speculation over future

France midfielder Paul Pogba travels with Manchester United for the club's four-match pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China.
BBC News - Published

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder travels with squad for pre-season tour

France midfielder Paul Pogba travels with Manchester United for the club's four-match pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China.
BBC News - Published

Singapore holds gay pride rally amid calls for repeal of colonial-era law

Thousands of people took part in Singapore's annual gay pride rally on Saturday, with many calling for a law banning gay sex to be scrapped following similar measures elsewhere in the region.
Reuters - Published

Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim Hong Kong's lure

Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favor of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where a new extradition bill has stoked..
Reuters - Published

Singapore aims to create 10,000 tech jobs in three years

Singapore on Wednesday said it has plans to create up to 10,000 jobs in the technology sector over three years in an initiative to establish the city-state as a global hub for the industry.
Reuters - Published

North Korea says U.S. extension of sanctions 'a hostile act': KCNA

The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year, Pyongyang's state..
Reuters - Published

Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

changi airport: drones disrupt flights in singapore
A rise in drone use has created growing security concerns for airports around the world.
BBC News - Published

Drones disrupt flights at Singapore airport for second time in a week

Unauthorized drone flying caused the second spate of delays and flight diversions in less than a week at Singapore's Changi airport on Monday night, the city-state's aviation authority said.
Reuters - Published

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