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Singapore ruling party stages crushing election win
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended 56 years in power on Saturday after a lopsided snap election that dashed hopes of a two-party system in the city-state.
 
Singapore ruling party stages crushing election win
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended 56 years in power on Saturday after a lopsided snap election that dashed hopes of a two-party system in the city-state.
 
Singapore will hold a snap general election on Sept. 11, officials said Tuesday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a new mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living.
 
Singapore turns 50, celebrates its success amid challenges
Singapore threw a big party Sunday for its 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region struggling with poverty and political instability, even as the city-state began feeling the pinch of a midlife crisis.
 
Singapore turns 50, celebrates success amid challenges
Singapore threw a big party Sunday for the 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region struggling with poverty and political instability, even as the city-state began feeling the pinch of a midlife crisis.
 
Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on Indonesia death row
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao visited a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia early Friday and appealed for her clemency, a human rights lawyer said.
 
The Singaporean teenager behind online attacks on former premier Lee Kuan Yew was given a four-week jail term Monday but freed in view of time served since being accused of offending Christians and posting an obscene image.
 
Singapore was Myanmar's top overseas investor in 2014, accounting for more than half of the over US$8 billion in total inflow, which had doubled from US$4 billion in 2013.
 
Prominent Singaporean intellectuals, artists and activists Saturday criticized the government's "harsh" treatment of a teenage boy behind online attacks on the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
 
Three Myanmar men were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to murder a fellow national in Singapore with a gruesome collection of instruments including a chainsaw, a meat mincer, a cleaver and a chopping board.
 
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