Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tag Archives: Singapore

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

A gay Singaporean man Monday won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state. While Singapore is affluent and modern in many ways, attitudes towards homosexuality are routinely criticised as outdated. Gay marriage is ...

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Singapore: Indian-origin man stabs pregnant wife, jailed

SINGAPORE: In a shocking incident, an Indian-origin man was convicted of stabbing his pregnant wife in the abdomen and assaulting her in Singapore. A court sentenced him to seven years in jail as well as six strokes of the cane for his crime. As per reports, the accused, identified as ...

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Elina Svitolina wins WTA Finals in Singapore

SINGAPORE: An unwavering Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. The Ukrainian once again dug deep to triumph 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and 23 minutes on Sunday. She is the first ...

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Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia’s monster traffic jams. Millions of commuters in the region’s cities have to contend with chronic gridlock every day, sparking a race to ...

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Grab, Uber fined $13m for violating competition laws

SINGAPORE: The merger between ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber will not be unwound but they were fined a combined $13 million yesterday by Singapore’s competition watchdog, which said their union earlier this year had violated competition laws. Grab was fined about $6.4 million while Uber was fined about $6.58 million ...

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Singapore: Man jailed 6 weeks for illegally importing cats

Photo: AVA SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old man was sentenced to six weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Jul 25) for illegally importing two cats into Singapore. Mohamed Yazid Ahmad was caught at Woodlands checkpoint last November, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a joint news release. ...

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Singapore PM targeted in country’s biggest ever cyberattack

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore´s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who ...

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Anushka Sharma get ‘talking statue’ at Madame Tussauds

SINGAPORE: Madame Tussauds will soon unveil Anushka Sharma’s wax statue at its Singapore museum, which will be the first ‘talking’ statue of any Bollywood celebrity. Anushka’s talking wax statue will acknowledge the presence of the visitors with polite remarks. Hindustan Times quoted a source saying, “Yes, it’s true that the ...

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Singapore to launch world’s longest non-stop flight

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd said it would launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New York area. The 8,277 nautical mile flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with 161 business class and premium economy seats will eclipse the 7,843 ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir wants to scrap rail link with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledged on Monday to scrap a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, an ominous sign for the neighbours’ famously fractious relationship. Mahathir, who won a surprise election victory in May against Najib Razak’s long-ruling coalition, is seeking to improve the country’s ...

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