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John Geddie

Singapore activists challenge gay sex ban in court after India ruling

14 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's top court has heard challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law, a thorny issue in the socially-conservative city-state, for the first time since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year.

China to 'perfect' HK system as water cannon breaks up Guy Fawkes protest

05 Nov 2019

HONG KONG The Chinese Communist Party said on Tuesday it would "perfect" the system for choosing the leader of Hong Kong after months of anti-government protests, as police in the ex-British colony fired water cannon to break up a Guy Fawkes-themed march. | Video

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Halloween party protests

31 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up masked anti-government protesters mingling with Halloween revellers in fancy dress near the upmarket club district of Lan Kwai Fong on Thursday after a standoff lasting hours. | Video

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs after police fire tear gas to clear rally

28 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong anti-government protesters set fire to shops and hurled petrol bombs on Sunday, police said, after riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse thousands in the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour-front hotel district. | Video

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters rally for Catalan separatists

24 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging "a fight for freedom together", rallied in support of a separate Catalonia on Thursday, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong Kong's rulers in Beijing. | Video

RPT-INSIGHT-Trading tyres: How the West fuels a waste crisis in Asia

18 Oct 2019

NABIPUR, India/KULAI, Malaysia, Oct 18 When night falls in the Indian village of Nabipur, the backyard furnaces come to life, burning waste tyres from the West, making the air thick with acrid smoke and the soil black with soot.

Trading tires: How the West fuels a waste crisis in Asia

18 Oct 2019

NABIPUR, India/KULAI, Malaysia When night falls in the Indian village of Nabipur, the backyard furnaces come to life, burning waste tires from the West, making the air thick with acrid smoke and the soil black with soot.

Singapore eases monetary policy for first time in three years

14 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank eased monetary policy for the first time in three years on Monday, as widely expected, with the city-state's bellwether economy narrowly dodging recession.

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads in fight against diabetes

10 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore will ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices, its health ministry said on Thursday, part of a raft of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state, which has some of the world's highest diabetes rates.

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