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World's largest ship fuel supplier goes bankrupt

2014-11-08 18:07

Danish company OW Bunker, the world's largest ship fuel supplier, has declared bankruptcy and reported two employees at its Singapore subsidiary to the police following fraud allegations.

What stinks? Car dealer's fishy payment

2014-11-06 11:41

An unhappy customer who lost a lawsuit over payments for his Aston Martin decided to take revenge on a dealer by dumping R169 000-worth of smelly coins on the showroom floor!

Singapore court upholds ban on gay sex

2014-10-29 16:37

Singapore's top court has ruled that a law criminalising sex between men is constitutional.

Serena crushes Halep

2014-10-26 16:44

Serena Williams has sealed her fifth WTA finals title by crushing Simona Halep of Romania in Singapore.

EU, Singapore wrap up negotiations on deal

2014-10-17 16:15

The European Union and Singapore have completed their negotiations on a free trade agreement, the first such deal between the bloc and a South-East Asian country.

Singapore heightens Ebola screening at airport

2014-10-14 14:29

Regional aviation hub Singapore will step up Ebola virus screening for passengers arriving at Changi Airport, the health ministry says.

Merc denies 'foul play' on Rosberg's car

2014-09-29 08:07

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg had a disastrous Singapore GP due to steering-column electronic problems caused by contamination. Now the team has an explanation...

Red Bull denies coded radio calls

2014-09-23 10:08

'It's finding the balance with this radio stuff,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner while denying that his team used coded messages during the 2014 Singapore F1 GP.

McLaren: Red Bull used codes in Singapore

2014-09-23 07:47

'Once OK, twice or three times a bit strange.' McLaren's racing director Eric Boullier hints that Red Bull used coded radio messages during the 2014 Singapore GP.

Honda showdown for Alonso at Suzuka?

2014-09-22 08:14

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, no matter how hard he tries, just can't silence the Formula 1 'silly season' rumours. Now Honda's added more speculation to the rumours...

Alonso: 'The car is getting better'

2014-09-21 18:58

Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were optimistic for the future after the much-changed team showed signs of progress with both drivers earning points at the 2014 Singapore GP.

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to 'improve'

2014-09-21 16:21

Formula 1 leader Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Drivers' championship when he retired from the 2014 Singapore GP after only 14 disappointing laps.

Ferrari wants three-car F1 teams

2014-09-21 13:55

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in Formula 1. Most teams however are not keen...

Vettel: 'I could've done a better job'

2014-09-20 20:06

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was only looking at the positives despite seeing a first Formula 1 pole position snatched away from him by title-chasing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Rosberg on quali: 'Lewis did good job'

2014-09-20 18:02

Lewis Hamilton edged out his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on his final qualifying lap to secure pole position for the 2014 Singapore GP, crossing the line only 0.007sec ahead of Rosberg.

Alonso quickest, Lewis loses control in Singapore

2014-09-20 13:40

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the fastest time during the third and final practice session ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Engine failure adds to Vettel's woes

2014-09-19 19:54

Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the 2014 Singapore GP when he suffered engine failure during the first practice session.

2014 Singapore GP: Alonso sets the pace

2014-09-19 14:04

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace during the first practice session ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Bernie considers 3-car top teams

2014-09-19 09:56

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone admits that the sport is looking at a way to fill a depleted 2015 grid - three cars for top teams.

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

2014-09-19 08:21

A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore, clouding the build-up to the city-state's Formula 1 night race, reports Singapore's National Environment Agency.

F1 radio ban could be eased for Singapore GP

2014-09-19 08:00

Formula 1's radio communications ban during races could be eased for this weekend's 2014 Singapore GP, according to the FIA.

Merc duo set for Singapore GP street brawl

2014-09-18 09:53

It's the ultimate night race and the perfect setting for Mercedes' driver duo to battle in an epic street fight. Hopefully, they won't take each other out and keep rivals at bay at the 2014 Singapore GP.

F1 statistics: 2014 Singapore GP street race

2014-09-17 14:46

From race records to tyre choice, get all the latest racing statistics ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP at the Marina Bay circuit.

Singapore mom charged with killing autistic son

2014-09-15 14:51

A Singaporean woman has been charged with the murder of her autistic seven-year-old son who was found at the foot of their high-rise public housing apartment block.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

2014-09-09 07:26

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia, coming under pressure on concerns about fragile demand, flush global supplies and a surging US dollar.

 

Singapore to join coalition against ISIS

2014-11-03 14:17

Singapore says it will provide military support to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS but would not take part in combat operations.

Singapore aquarium denies dolphin's bad health

2014-10-27 15:26

A Singapore marine park has responded to criticism of conditions there by denying that one of its top attractions, a pink dolphin, is being mistreated.

Black, Mirza win doubles title

2014-10-26 14:15

Sania Mirza and Cara Black have won the WTA finals by beating defending champions Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai in Singapore.

Decline in Chinese tourists hits Singapore

2014-10-15 13:45

International visitor arrivals to Singapore have fallen, hurt by a drop in tourists from China, official data shows.

Interpol opens Singapore centre to fight cybercrime

2014-10-02 13:03

Interpol is opening a centre in Singapore focused on fighting cyberrime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Vettel says he's staying with the Bulls

2014-09-26 08:17

Sebastian Vettel insists that he is staying with the Red Bull Formula 1 team - but F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes Vettel "would be the perfect man for Ferrari".

Merc pledges end to reliability problems

2014-09-23 08:01

Mercedes has pledged to do everything it can to improve its reliability issues in order to secure the 2014 Formula 1 Driver's championship.

'Three R's' spell out Lewis's F1 lead

2014-09-22 13:57

Mercedes' new championship leader Lewis Hamilton can thank three lucky R's for his win at the 2014 Singapore GP on Sunday.

Button out, Magnussen burns in Singapore

2014-09-21 19:28

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen labelled his 10th place at the stifling 2014 Singapore GP as the hardest point he had earned in F1 after he suffered bum burns from his overheated car.

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

2014-09-21 17:34

McLaren, in the wake of Vodafone's departure, has failed to sign a new title sponsor in 2014. Now, the team is losing Johnnie Walker as well.

Lewis strolls, Nico limps from Singapore

2014-09-21 16:09

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton dominated throughout the 2014 Singapore GP and takes the lead in the Drivers' championship. Meanwhile, team mate Nico Rosberg's failed to finish...

Williams improve rapidly ahead of Singapore GP

2014-09-20 20:34

Williams arrived in Singapore on the back of five podiums in the last six races but after a woeful performance during practice on a circuit ill-suited for its car, hopes of another top-three-finish dwindled rapidly.

Alonso: 'Podium is closer than ever'

2014-09-20 18:29

Fernando Alonso is cautiously optimistic that he can collect a rare podium finish after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying for the 2014 Singapore GP.

Lewis steals Singapore pole from Rosberg

2014-09-20 16:14

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton edged out team mate Nico Rosberg to secure pole, his sixth of the season, from qualifying for the 2014 Singapore F1 GP. It will be their seventh 1-2 start.

Radio ban delayed to ensure 'fairness'

2014-09-19 20:24

Formula 1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching' during races, reports the FIA.

Hamilton quickest in Singapore

2014-09-19 17:53

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during a second practice session marred by Lotus' Pastor Maldonado crashing into the barriers ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

F1 revises radio ban after team talks

2014-09-19 10:32

The FIA has postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until 2015, deciding this weekend's Singapore GP was too early for teams to adapt.

Frustrated Alonso defends Ferrari... again

2014-09-19 08:34

Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso has had a heartfelt outburst aimed at putting an end to seat-swop rumours and unifying the team.

Ricciardo targets Vettel's playground

2014-09-19 08:12

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula 1 podium in the Singapore GP on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Monza.

Ecclestone backs F1 radio clampdown

2014-09-18 14:44

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has backed an FIA clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.

Hamilton, Rosberg, welcome FIA radio ban

2014-09-18 09:16

Mercedes' title-warring team mates have welcomed the FIA's banning of "performance"-related radio communications ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

FIA radio-clampdown: No coded messages

2014-09-16 08:48

The FIA has provided more clarity on how it intends to enforce its new clampdown on team radio communications at the 2014 Singapore GP and beyond. The FIA has banned any messages related to 'performance'...

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy levels

2014-09-15 12:41

Singapore's air pollution has rose to unhealthy levels, the national environment agency says, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in Indonesia.

Oil prices down after weak US jobs report

2014-09-08 07:39

Oil prices have dipped in Asia as a disappointing US jobs report tempered sentiment about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

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