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Wuhan virus: Singapore confirms first case

SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday confirmed its first imported case of a novel coronavirus, also known as the Wuhan virus. In its latest update, the Singapore Health Ministry said the infected individual is a 66-year-old male Chinese national from Wuhan who arrived

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Baby wrapped in plastic found alive in Singapore rubbish chute

Rubbish collectors rescued a baby boy from a bin at the bottom of a trash chute in Singapore today, according to the Straits Times newspaper and police. Such cases are rare in the wealthy city-state which is struggling with low

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S’pore passes anti-fake news law, activists enraged

In Singapore, a law intended to crack down on “fake news” went into effect yesterday, much to the dismay of free speech advocates and journalists. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, which passed the country’s Parliament in May,

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Lee Hsien Yang joins opposition against estranged PM brother

SINGAPORE: A former stalwart of Singapore’s ruling party Friday opened the door to the prime minister’s estranged brother joining his new opposition group, amid a bitter feud in the city-state’s first family. Tan Cheng Bock has formed the Progress Singapore

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Singapore undecided on Huawei

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the island nation has not made a decision on its stance on Huawei and that it is not settled yet on the network configuration equipment it plans to use. He was responding

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