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Singapore: indefinite stay of execution for man with learning disabilities after he gets Covid

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A man with learning disabilities who is facing the death penalty in Singapore for smuggling a small amount of heroin has had his appeal adjourned and been given an indefinite stay of execution after testing positive f...

Singapore turns to disco to keep Covid vaccine rollout on track

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After vaccinating a fifth of its population, Singapore is deploying the powers of informative disco to keep up its inoculation campaign. The city state was recently crowned the best place to be in the pandemic, and ha...

Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS

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Singapore’s financial regulator has reportedly suspended Bitget, a crypto exchange that is mired in a row involving South Korea’s biggest boyband, BTS. Bitget has removed the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s logo fro...

Singapore reports worst daily Covid case tally in more than a year

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Singapore has reported its highest one-day Covid case total in more than a year, with 837 cases recorded on Tuesday. In response to the growing outbreak, the government has paused reopening plans and reimposed some re...

Singapore passes foreign interference law allowing authorities to block internet content

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Singapore’s parliament has passed a law aimed at preventing foreign interference in domestic politics, which the opposition and activists have criticised as a tool to crush dissent. The law, approved after a marathon ...

Singapore hospitals risk being ‘overwhelmed’ after record daily Covid deaths

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Singapore’s healthcare system is at risk of being “overwhelmed” by surging coronavirus infections, government officials warned on Wednesday, a day after the city-state expanded quarantine-free travel as it shifts its ...

Singapore blogger ordered to pay nearly US$100,000 damages to PM for Facebook post

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Blogger argued he had ‘merely shared’ an article without changing content or adding commentsThe Singapore high court has ordered a blogger to pay S$133,000 (US$98,825) in damages in a defamation case to the prime mini...

How to cook the perfect Singapore chilli crab – recipe

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Like fondue or a 99 Flake, Singapore chilli crab is a dish whose pleasure lies as much in its theatre as in its flavour – if you can crack your way through a crab smothered in vivid, red sauce without making a happy m...

Coronavirus live news: Singapore expands quarantine-free travel; free Covid tests ‘could be scrapped’ – reports

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Brazil’s death toll passes 600,000; study finds cases of anxiety and depression increased dramatically in 2020

‘I thought I was going to die’: otters attack British man in Singapore park

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A man attacked by a pack of otters in a Singapore park has said that he thought he was going to die during the ordeal. Graham George Spencer, a British citizen living in Singapore, said he was chased, pinned down and ...

‘Dystopian world’: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state

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Singapore has trialled patrol robots that blast warnings at people engaging in “undesirable social behaviour”, adding to an arsenal of surveillance technology in the tightly controlled city-state that is fuelling priv...