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  • At least 478 die in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

    The first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years lashed Florida on Friday with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 478 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean...

    Hundreds of passenger flights were canceled in south Florida, and cancellations were expected to spread north in coming days along the storm's path, airlines including American Airlines, Delta...

  • Singapore’s ruling party returns to power

    SINGAPORE: The party that has ruled Singapore since it became a country a half-century ago returned to power for five more years after easily winning Friday’s general election...

    SG100 will be better than SG50,” he said, referring to the 50 years that the PAP has ruled Singapore since independence in 1965...

  • What were voters saying in Singapore general election?

    SO, is this the “new normal” of Singapore politics? Were voters signalling, through the massive 10-point swing to the People’s Action Party (PAP) in Friday’s polls, that they wanted a return to one party dominating parliament overwhelmingly, at the expense of alternative views being heard in and out of the House?Did the Workers’ Party’s (WP) call to entrench the opposition and add diversity to public discourse as part of the necessary...

  • Singapore high school maths problem stumps Internet

    SINGAPORE: A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it...

    The question, involving a girl asking two boys to guess her birthday after giving them scant clues, first appeared in an April 8 test organised by the Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiads (SASMO)...

  • Singapore bans Islamic scholar Mufti Menk's entry into country for 'promoting religious discord'

    Singapore has banned Islamic preacher and scholar Mufti Ismail Menk from entering the city-state, saying that his views promote religious discord, reported Al Jazeera on Tuesday...

    Menk, who hails from Zimbabwe and has more than two million followers on Twitter, as well as Haslin bin Baharim, a Malaysian scholar, were barred from entering Singapore by the government ahead of their lectures on a "halal cruise" scheduled for late...

  • Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022

    SINGAPORE: Driverless buses will appear on some roads in Singapore from 2022 as part of plans to improve mobility in the land-scarce city-state, its transport minister said on Wednesday...

    Singapore has so far avoided the massive traffic jams that choke other Asian cities like Manila and Jakarta by imposing road tolls, spending massively on public transport and becoming one of the world’s most expensive places to own a car...

  • 10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

    SINGAPORE: Ten US sailors went missing while five were injured after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore on Monday, tearing a large hole in its hull in the second accident involving an American warship in two months...

    A major search involving ships and aircraft from three countries was launched for the missing sailors after the collision with the Alnic MC in the Singapore Strait, near the Strait of Malacca...

  • Vettel warns Ferrari no shoo-in for Singapore GP

    SINGAPORE: Sebastian Vettel on Thursday warned he was in for a close fight with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes at the Singapore Grand Prix, despite his peerless record and Ferrari’s supposed superiority at the night race...

    Vettel has won four of the nine Singapore races so far, but he dismissed expectations that Ferrari will have the edge over Mercedes at the corner-heavy Marina Bay street circuit...

  • Banknotes or airport? Singapore mulls Lee Kuan Yew tribute

    SINGAPORE: Lee Kuan Yew International Airport? A banknote with the founding Singaporean leader’s face on it? A new national holiday?The death of the widely revered leader known as “LKY” last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honour its first prime minister, who famously disdained personal monuments...

    But fresh calls to preserve it as a museum surfaced after the death of Lee, who was given a hero’s funeral...

  • Red Bulls set pace in Singapore practice

    SINGAPORE: Daniel Ricciardo put on a dazzling display under the floodlights to go fastest ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen, as Red Bull showed they might have the form to contend for victory at the Singapore Grand Prix on the opening day of practice on Friday...

    “I’m sure it will tighten up tomorrow but I still expect we will be able to stay where we are,” said Ricciardo, who has finished second in Singapore for the past two years...

  • Stunning Vettel grabs Singapore GP pole

    SINGAPORE: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came from nowhere to seize pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix as he threw down the gauntlet to championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Saturday...

    Qualifying has often been crucial in Singapore, where seven of the nine races so far have been won by the driver who started from pole...

  • Singapore expels Muslim cleric over Christians, Jews remarks

    SINGAPORE: Singapore on Monday said it would repatriate the chief cleric of a Muslim mosque for offensive remarks targeting Christians and Jews, a decision that aimed to “repudiate divisive speech”...

    The 46-year-old, popularly known as “Nalla”, admitted making the remarks, apologised and “recognised that it was unacceptable in Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious context,” the ministry said in a statement...

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