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John Geddie

RPT-INSIGHT-Burning tyres: the murky oil business polluting parts of Asia

03 Jun 2019

PASIR GUDANG, Malaysia/JOKHABAD, India, May 31 (Reuters) - W hen local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colourless liquid commonly secreted when tyres are recycled.

Burning tyres: the murky oil business polluting parts of Asia

31 May 2019

PASIR GUDANG, Malaysia/JOKHABAD, India When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colourless liquid commonly secreted when tyres are recycled.

From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

30 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution.

CORRECTED-From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

30 May 2019

SINGAPORE, May 30 Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution.

RPT-Singapore chases tech 'Jedi Masters' for Silicon Valley ambitions

27 May 2019

SINGAPORE, May 24 San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.

Singapore chases tech 'Jedi Masters' for Silicon Valley ambitions

24 May 2019

SINGAPORE San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.

Singapore cuts 2019 GDP forecast as first-quarter growth hits decade low

21 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's annual economic growth slipped to the lowest in nearly a decade in the first quarter as manufacturing contracted in the wake of a protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, prompting a downgrade to the city-state's full-year growth forecast.

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

09 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech.

World News

"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.