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Stories with place: Singapore
  • No pressure for Japan coach ahead of World Cup qualifiers 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:39 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Despite a disappointing start to his tenure as Japan coach, Vahid Halilhodzic has been told by the Japan football association that his job is not under threat ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.

  • Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:55 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats.

  • Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:13 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

  • Singapore to hold election Sept. 11 in test of ruling party 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:34 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore will hold a general election on Sept. 11, the government announced Tuesday, in what is expected to be a tight contest for the ruling party that has dominated politics in the city-state for 50 years but is now facing growing disaffection among citizens.

  • Indonesia court overturns teachers' sexual abuse convictions story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:10 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant sentenced to 10 years in an Indonesian prison for child sexual offenses were released Friday after a court overturned their convictions.

  • Israeli athlete granted visa to Indonesia, ending standoff 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:47 am

    JERUSALEM - Indonesia granted an Israeli badminton player a visa to enter the country and compete in the world championships in Jakarta after a months-long standoff, Israel's national Olympic committee said Monday.

  • As it turns 50, Singapore celebrates success amid challenges story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 10:04 am

    SINGAPORE - 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.

  • Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 am

    SINGAPORE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.