Indonesia steps up fight against forest fires

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:46AM UTC Smoke billows from forest fires in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, last year. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian is intensifying fighting against forest and plantation fires by adding more helicopters to drop water in South Sumatra where the haze have affected daily life.

Singapore smog raises fears of new ‘Hazepocalypse’

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:00AM UTC Singapore seen under a blanket of haze in June, 2013. Pic: AP.

In Singapore, June, 2013 was marked by 16-year high levels of air pollution. Known as “Hazepocalypse”, forest fires in Indonesia and Malaysia caused the city-state to be blanketed in an unhealthy haze of smoky air for days on end.

Singapore coroner: Bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:41PM UTC Pic: AP.

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Coroner’s Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide last year in Singapore because of work and personal issues.

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

‘To Singapore, With Love’ documentary screenings banned by MDA

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 7:33PM UTC Image from the 'To Singapore, With Love' Facebook page.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has outlawed screenings of ‘To Singapore, With Love’, a documentary by local filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, over security concerns.

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