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Singapore's would-be leader tests electability in unsafe seat

Promoted last year to deputy prime minister, Heng Swee Keat is in line to succeed Lee Hsien Loong, as the son of Lee Kuan Yew has said he will step down in the coming years.

July 08, 2020

Masks, disinfectant: Japan responds to disaster amid virus

Japanese authorities have been warning local officials of Yatsushiro city for months to include coronavirus measures in their disaster preparations.

July 08, 2020

Singaporeans question need for foreigners as election looms

Many Singaporeans are not sure whether the rich island state still needs so many foreigners taking better-paid role as the pandemic deals a blow to economy.

July 07, 2020

Displaced Yazidis head back to Sinjar as virus lockdown bites

Hundreds of Yazidi families driven from their hometown of Sinjar years ago are now returning as the impact of coronavirus lockdown measures makes their lives in exile even harder.

July 07, 2020