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Singapore to deport 53 over rare riot

SINGAPORE: Singapore plans to deport 53 people and issue warnings to about 200 more for their involvement in the city-state’s worst riot in more than 40 years this month, which shocked a nation that prides itself on its safety and orderliness. The riots sparked intense discussion over Singapore’s policy on foreign labour, which now makes…

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Singapore to charge 24 Indian workers for rioting

SINGAPORE: Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday as the government called for calm and warned against stoking racial hatred. The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for the hour-long fracas on Sunday night,…

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18 hurt after Singapore’s worst rioting in decades

SINGAPORE: About 400 South Asian migrant workers angered by a road accident battled police and set vehicles ablaze in Singapore’s worst rioting in decades, leaving 18 people injured, officials said Monday. The violence erupted in the city-state’s crowded Little India neighborhood Sunday night after an Indian worker was hit and killed by a private bus…

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Malaysia warns on dengue as deaths spike

KUALA LUMPUR:A Malaysian health official on Monday warned citizens to take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding spots as dengue fever cases have spiked. The number of reported cases of the infection, which causes severe fever, headaches and joint pain and can trigger fatal haemorrhaging and death, has soared compared to last year, and deaths have…