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Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle Asia's taxis Southeast Asia's notorious taxi market is undergoing a shakeout as Uber and homegrown mobile booking applications gain popularity in a region.
13 октября 2014
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of BOULEVARD Kazakh Zarina Diyas voted for WTA Rising Star in Singapore tournament Kazakhstani tennis player Zarina Diyas has been voted for the WTA Rising Stars invitational tournament in Singapore.
09 октября 2014
Photo © Turar Kazangapov. 11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has received letters of credence from ambassadors of 11 countries.
08 октября 2014
Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog.
15 сентября 2014
Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore.
13 сентября 2014
Photo © Kazakhstan offers Singapore to mutually abolish visa regime Kazakhstan has offered Singapore to have a visa free regime between the countries.
31 августа 2014
©Reuters/Mal Langsdon Singapore boosts cyber security after hacking incidents Singapore announced new measures to strengthen cyber security to prevent a recurrence of attacks on government websites.
26 августа 2014
©Reuters/Tim Wimborne Pirates attack Malaysian tanker in South China Sea Pirates have attacked a Malaysian tanker and stolen the gas oil cargo before releasing it in the latest attack in Southeast Asian waters, officials said.
16 июля 2014
©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.
10 июля 2014
©Reuters/Francois Lenoir Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore's Filipino population, drawing praise from Internet users appalled by growing racial tensions in the city-state.
20 июня 2014
©Reuters/Chance Chan Alibaba buys half stake in China's top football club E-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday it will pay $192 million for a 50 percent stake in China's top football club, in a frenzy of deal-making before a multi-billion dollar share offer in the United States.
05 июня 2014
Football: Singapore delays Malaysia game over stadium Singapore has postponed a highly anticipated football match against arch-rivals Malaysia over concerns that its state-of-the-art new sports complex is not ready to host the fixture.
27 мая 2014
©Reuters/Mark Wilson Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said.
22 мая 2014
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.
26 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Carlo Allegri Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-state.
25 апреля 2014
Photo courtesy of Pirates kidnap three on Singapore tanker off Malaysia Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel's shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said.
23 апреля 2014
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.
22 апреля 2014
©Reuters British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine A passenger bus plunged into a ravine after leaving a Malaysian island resort, killing a British man and injuring 40 others, mostly foreign tourists, police said.
21 апреля 2014
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Authority Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth $1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries.
04 апреля 2014
Crude prices up after Crimea referendum Oil prices rose in Asia Monday on increased geopolitical tensions as the United States hinted at fresh sanctions against Moscow after Crimea voted in a referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
18 марта 2014

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