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Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Sep 3, 2018

Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Malaysia has agreed with Singapore to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service by two years, Malaysian media reported, as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy looks to review mega-projects to cut its massive debt. Malaysian business weekly The Edge on Saturday cited sources confirming both ...

Aug 7, 2018

Australia presses North Korea on return of war dead

Australia has pressed North Korea over the remains of 43 soldiers still missing after the Korean War in a rare encounter between the two nations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday. Some 17,000 Australians fought as part of the United Nations multinational force defending South ...

Aug 6, 2018

Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints: reports

Singapore will scan travelers' eyes at some of its border checkpoints, local media reported Monday, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification. It is the latest in a series of high-tech initiatives in the city-state — some of which ...

State actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack: experts

Jul 22, 2018

State actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack: experts

State actors were likely behind Singapore's biggest-ever cyberattack, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack, which hit medical data of about a quarter of the population. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the ...