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Singapore 29 May 2020 | 7:00 AM

Online claim puts man behind bars

The republic jailed a taxi driver for four months over a Facebook post in which he falsely claimed food outlets would close and urged people to stock up due to impending Covid-19 restrictions.

World 30 Apr 2020 | 12:11 PM

Singaporeans who break quarantine for food pay hefty bill

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singaporean man who broke his coronavirus quarantine with 30 minutes remaining to buy prata flatbread worth a few dollars was fined $1,000 (£803), the latest in a string of tough punishments for those who breach the city-state's COVID-19 containment rules.

TECH 08 Apr 2019 | 4:07 AM

Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on April 8 that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.

Animals 02 Jan 2019 | 6:00 AM

Nepal counted its big cats and is very happy with the numbers

With local community members playing crucial roles in protecting the tigers of Nepal, the big cats' population is growing and retreating from the edge of extinction.

World 20 Feb 2018 | 6:08 PM

Singapore says won't cane suspected bank robber if deported from UK

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from Britain not to carry out corporal punishment on a suspected bank robber if he is extradited to face charges in the city-state.

World 16 Jan 2018 | 2:58 PM

Canadian suspect in Singapore bank robbery faces UK court on extradition

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - A Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in Singapore in 2016 faces a court appearance in Britain on Thursday after he was detained on a extradition request from Singapore.

World 15 Jan 2018 | 5:16 PM

Singapore seeking to extradite Canadian suspect detained in Britain

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Monday it was seeking to extradite a Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in the city-state, after he was detained by authorities in Britain last week.