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Singapore: Country in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country located in maritime Southeast Asia. Singapore lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, and is situated off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, and, by extension, the southernmost extremity of continental Eurasia. The island country is wedged between western Indonesia and peninsular Malaysia, sharing its southern maritime border with the Batam, Bintan, and Karimun archipelago of the former's Riau Islands province, and its northern, western, and eastern maritime borders with the latter's Johor state; it is additionally in the vicinity of Sumatra to its west and Borneo to its east. The island country is enveloped by the littoral waters of the Johore Strait to its north and the Singapore Strait to its south, and is geographically positioned within the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, being bounded by the Malacca Strait to its west and the South China Sea to its east. The country's territory, which is archipelagic, is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects.

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Asymptomatic people also responsible for virus spread [Video]

Asymptomatic people also responsible for virus spread

New research from Singapore shows evidence that asymptomatic individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 can inadvertently spread the virus.

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Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:22Published
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Singapore Airlines secures $13 bln lifeline

Singapore Airlines has secured $13 bin in financial aid, marking the single biggest package agreed by any airline since the pandemic began. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Singapore Airlines secures $13 bin lifeline [Video]

Singapore Airlines secures $13 bin lifeline

Singapore Airlines has secured $13 bin in financial aid, marking the single biggest package agreed by any airline since the pandemic began. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
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Singapore scientists study genes to fast-track coronavirus vaccine

Scientists in Singapore believe they have developed a way to track genetic changes that accelerates testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide. The team..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
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Thailand sees biggest jump in coronavirus cases

Thailand reported 89 new cases, taking its total to 411 and Singapore has recorded its first two deaths from the virus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:29Published
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'Stop hoarding... stop it.': Australia PM declares national emergency

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic and banned all non-essential indoor..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
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Bangkok's transit workers dance to a jingle to educate commuters about the coronavirus

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Yungblud postpones Asia tour leg over coronavirus concerns

Yungblud has axed the Asia leg of his tour after he was advised not to travel to his gigs in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore due to coronavirus concerns.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:25Published
Condoms sell out in Singapore due to coronavirus fears [Video]

Condoms sell out in Singapore due to coronavirus fears

People in Singapore have been buying condoms to use on their fingers to help stop the spread of coronavirus - leading to many stores to sell out of the contraceptive.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:52Published
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
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European airlines sound alarm over coronavirus impact

British Airways owner IAG, EasyJet and Finnair all sounded the alarm over the coronavirus on Friday. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
U.S. Arrests Mexican Man In Miami For Acting On Russia's Behalf [Video]

U.S. Arrests Mexican Man In Miami For Acting On Russia's Behalf

U.S. authorities in Miami arrested a Mexican citizen who had been recruited by Russia to work as a spy. The suspect was tapped by Russian government officials to obtain the license plate number of a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears [Video]

Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

With no end in sight of the outbreak, the economic repercussions from the shutdown of Chinese industry could trigger recessions in Japan and in Singapore. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published
Singapore Mega-Church Cancels Live Services Due To Coronavirus [Video]

Singapore Mega-Church Cancels Live Services Due To Coronavirus

Singapore Mega-Church Cancels Live Services Due To Coronavirus

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Coronavirus puts chill on phone and air shows [Video]

Coronavirus puts chill on phone and air shows

Organizers of the Singapore Air Show and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona have scrambled to respond after big names pulled out of the events due to the coronavirus. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

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