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Singapore: Country in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. The country is home to 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca. This reflects in its rich cultural diversity and extensive ethnic cuisine and major festivals. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

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Exterminate! Robot blasts mall with UV light to fight virus [Video]

Exterminate! Robot blasts mall with UV light to fight virus

A newly-developed robot is being deployed into malls in Singapore to fight the new coronavirus outbreak, not with chemicals, but with UV light.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published
Vending machine distributes face masks in Singapore [Video]

Vending machine distributes face masks in Singapore

Gaming hardware maker Razer said on Tuesday (May 12) that it plans to dispense its locally-produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the city-state, where it has become..

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Robot dog patrolling in Singapore [Video]

Robot dog patrolling in Singapore

The government of Singapore is using a 'robot dog' to enforce social distancing in the country.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India Express flight from Singapore arrives in Kochi [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India Express flight from Singapore arrives in Kochi

Air India Express flight landed at Cochin International Airport with 135 passengers and 3 infants from Singapore. The flight had a stop in Bangalore. Public Relations Department of Kerala Government..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:03Published
Rescuers capture king cobra in urban Singapore [Video]

Rescuers capture king cobra in urban Singapore

A king kobra is spotted near a train station in Singapore, animal rescuers were alerted to catch it.

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Rescuers capture king cobra in Singapore's concrete jungle [Video]

Rescuers capture king cobra in Singapore's concrete jungle

Rescuers pull cobra out of Singapore flower bed and release it back into wild. Video credit: ACRES.ORG.SG

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Singapore robot enforces safe distancing among park-goers [Video]

Singapore robot enforces safe distancing among park-goers

Singapore unveiled a four-legged canine-like robot on Friday (May 8) to remind park goers to maintain social distancing.

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Singapore's migrant workers form most of its 20,000 virus cases [Video]

Singapore's migrant workers form most of its 20,000 virus cases

Migrant workers particularly at risk from contracting coronavirus due to cramped dormitories.

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Penguins 'work out' on obstacle course at Singapore Zoo [Video]

Penguins 'work out' on obstacle course at Singapore Zoo

African penguins explore their exhibit transformed into an obstacle course at Singapore Zoo

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Singapore's 'hooligan' hawker serves up free meals [Video]

Singapore's 'hooligan' hawker serves up free meals

Most of Singapore's famous hawker stalls have been closed since early April, but 28-year-old chef Jason Chua, better known by fans as "Beng Who Cooks," has vowed to stay open for the many who now..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published
Robot in Singapore tells joggers to stay home [Video]

Robot in Singapore tells joggers to stay home

Joggers running on public paths in Singapore on Monday (April 27) were encouraged to practice social distancing by a vigilant robot that warned them to "stay safe, stay home."

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'I'm not a doctor': Trump riffs on findings that heat and sun weaken coronavirus [Video]

'I'm not a doctor': Trump riffs on findings that heat and sun weaken coronavirus

After U.S. government researchers determined that the coronavirus loses potency when temperatures and humidity rise, Trump threw out the idea for "medical doctors to see if there's any way that you can..

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COVID-19: Countries across Asia tighten measures [Video]

COVID-19: Countries across Asia tighten measures

Singapore and Hong Kong have extended travel and business restrictions and mass migration has been banned in Indonesia ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Singapore mulls housing recovered workers on cruise ships [Video]

Singapore mulls housing recovered workers on cruise ships

Singapore is considering moving migrant workers who have recovered from COVID-19 to cruise ships, instead of the dormitories that have become hotbeds for infection. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Singapore may have flattened the curve on coronavirus: report [Video]

Singapore may have flattened the curve on coronavirus: report

Singapore's lockdown may have reduced COVID-19's spread to one new case per carrier, according to The Strait Times

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Singapore's migrant coronavirus cases mount [Video]

Singapore's migrant coronavirus cases mount

As Singapore wins global plaudits for its handling of the coronavirus, the disease has spread rapidly within its large migrant worker community, highlighting what rights groups say is a weak link in..

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Asymptomatic people also responsible for virus spread [Video]

Asymptomatic people also responsible for virus spread

New research from Singapore shows evidence that asymptomatic individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 can inadvertently spread the virus.

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Inside the squalid Singapore migrant camp feared to be rife with COVID-19 [Video]

Inside the squalid Singapore migrant camp feared to be rife with COVID-19

Singapore has ordered the quarantine of nearly 20,000 migrant workers after a spike in cases were linked to two dormitories housing migrants. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published
Lamb named Zoom after being born on live group video chat [Video]

Lamb named Zoom after being born on live group video chat

A lamb has been given the name Zoom after it was born while the farmer was on a video chat with friends. Rachael Caton, a farmer from near Malham, was supposed to be dialling into a video chat with a..

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Singapore-China to open essential travel corridor in early June

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Singapore jailed a taxi driver for four months on Wednesday over a Facebook post in which he falsely claimed food outlets would close and urged people to stock up due to impending COVID-19..
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Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past

Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police officers found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most..
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Singapore's APL England loses cargo in heavy Australian seas

A Singapore-flagged cargo ship lost at least 40 containers in deep waters off the coast of Sydney when they fell overboard in heavy seas, maritime officials said on Monday.
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Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the..
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How migrant worker outbreaks supercharged coronavirus spread in Singapore

Once held up as a role model for its battle against the coronavirus, Singapore has struggled to contain an infection spread centred around foreign worker dormitories, construction sites and factories.
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Spandau Ballet star helps Singapore quizzer win fight for radio prize

A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley's name, after winning the unlikely..
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Coronavirus cases in Singapore surpass 30,000: Reuters tally

Coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 30,000 on Friday as the city-state continues to report hundreds of new infections in cramped migrant worker dormitories each day.
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Singapore quizzer finally wins $10k after Tony Hadley's message

Muhammad Shalehan was originally denied the prize as judges claimed he mispronounced "Tony Hadley".
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Tony Hadley, a radio quiz, one syllable - and a $10,000 riddle

When a Singaporean quizzer lost a huge cash prize over one syllable, he got some unlikely help.
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Singapore to allow travellers to transit through airport from June 2

Singapore, a regional travel and tourism hub, will gradually allow travellers to transit through its Changi Airport from June 2, the city-state's aviation regulator said on Wednesday.
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Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom

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Singapore sorry for sending positive coronavirus test results in error

Singapore has apologised to 357 COVID-19 patients who received an erroneous text message saying they had again tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Singapore reports 682 more coronavirus cases, taking total to 28,038

Singapore registered 682 more infections of the new coronavirus, its health ministry said on Sunday, taking the city-state's total to 28,038 cases.
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Singapore reports 465 new coronavirus cases, reports one additional death

Singapore registered 465 new coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Saturday, taking the city-state's total to 27,356 cases.
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Swabbers Wanted: Singapore recruits virus testers as cases climb

Singapore is offering generous salaries for people to perform nasal swabs at places like quarantined migrant dormitories as the city-state ramps up its testing regime to bring down one of the highest..
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Separated by coronavirus, Malaysian mothers in Singapore freeze breast milk for babies at home

Before the outbreak of coronavirus this year, Malaysian accountant Jazerel See used to travel regularly between her country's southern state of Johor and neighbouring Singapore where she worked, going..
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Singapore plans coronavirus tests for all in migrant dormitories

Singapore plans to test all 323,000 migrant workers living in cramped dormitories that have become a hotbed for coronavirus in the tiny city-state, it said on Tuesday, eyeing an easing of curbs next..
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Groomed but still grounded: Hairdressers reopen during Singapore lockdown

Long queues formed outside hairdressers in Singapore on Tuesday as the government eased some restrictions of a nationwide lockdown, although any styles beyond a trim would have to wait.
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Coronavirus: Robot dog enforces social distancing in Singapore park

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Singapore hawker won't let virus write "tragic" end to family business

Kristen Choong had accepted her family's decades-old noodle stall in Singapore would likely fold when she retires.
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India mounts huge airlift to return stranded citizens home

Doctors in hazmat suits ran temperature checks on passengers at Delhi airport and bags were disinfected as the first group of Indians returned home on special flights from Singapore and the Gulf on..
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Eyeing lockdown exit, Singapore to test all nursing homes

Singapore plans to test all 16,000 elderly residents of its nursing homes for the coronavirus over the coming weeks, as it edges towards exiting a nationwide lockdown next month.
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Singapore records 768 new COVID-19 cases, total now 21,707

Singapore recorded 768 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its health ministry said, taking the city-state's tally to 21,707.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Would you report people who break the rules?

A hotline in New York was mocked for encouraging "snitches" but in Singapore citizen police are out.
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Asia coronavirus cases hit 250,000 but pace much slower than U.S., Europe

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan..
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Singapore plans to further expand virus-testing capacity

Singapore is planning a 500% increase in its virus-testing capacity as part of its fight against the COVID-19 disease, its health minister said on Monday, as the city-state reported 573 new coronavirus..
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