- Image of Asia: Feeding West Indian manatees Updated: May-25-16 7:54 am
In this photo by Wong Maye-E, aquarists feed West Indian manatees at the River Safari wildlife park in Singapore. The river-themed park recently opened and has chosen the manatee as its animal icon. It has 14 West Indian manatees, a species that is considered vulnerable. Through captive breeding of manatees, the River Safari hopes to contribute to the species' population. To date, more than 10 manatees have been born in Singapore.
- JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments Updated: May-25-16 2:51 am
TOKYO - The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.
- Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal Updated: May-24-16 10:59 am
GENEVA - A Swiss private bank accused of turning a blind eye to shady money transfers and willful defiance of regulators will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated for its alleged role in the suspected embezzlement of $4 billion from a Malaysian state fund.
- Singapore executes Malaysian convict hours after last appeal Updated: May-20-16 6:43 am
SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man convicted of murder in Singapore was executed Friday hours after the city-state's highest court rejected a last-minute appeal, police said.
- Rio security chief wants soldiers to start policing city Updated: May-19-16 9:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of security for the state of Rio de Janeiro wants soldiers to start policing the city immediately, 2 ½ months before the Rio Olympics are set to start.
- Google payment service Android Pay expands to UK Updated: May-18-16 5:34 pm
NEW YORK - Google's mobile payment service, Android Pay, arrived in the U.K. on Wednesday, marking its first expansion outside the U.S.
- The Latest: Google seen ahead in some areas, no so in others Updated: May-18-16 4:58 pm
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- Singapore probes Hyundai cars for sudden acceleration Updated: May-17-16 5:23 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore's Land Transport Authority said Tuesday it is investigating Hyundai vehicles following reports of accidents involving sudden acceleration while reversing.
- A wave of bad news batters Olympics past, present and future Updated: May-13-16 2:35 pm
LONDON - Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises.
- Tokyo 2020 bid: Payments were 'legitimate' consulting fees Updated: May-13-16 8:23 am
TOKYO - Leaders of Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics acknowledged Friday making payments to a firm in Singapore, but said the funds were for legitimate consulting fees and maintained that all bid activities were "fair and correct."
- IOC in contact with prosecutors amid Tokyo payment report Updated: May-11-16 1:52 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC said Wednesday it remains in contact with French prosecutors following allegations of a secret $1.5 million payment made during Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics.
- Singapore: colonial heritage, cool modern architecture, food Updated: May-11-16 12:01 pm
SINGAPORE - At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before.
- Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats Updated: May-06-16 3:57 am
NEW DELHI - After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door.
- Australia welcomes investment in Singapore military training Updated: May-05-16 11:18 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Singapore will spend up to 2.25 billion Australian dollars ($1.67 billion) to double the capacity of its military training facilities in northern Australia under a new bilateral deal, Australia's prime minister said Friday.
- Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis suspected of IS group links Updated: May-03-16 10:46 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday
- Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm
SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.