abcnews.go.com Archives - 01 May 2016, Sunday

  • Singapore Man Charged With Illegal Exports to Iran

    abcnews.go.com 04 Apr '16, 4pm

    A Singapore man accused of helping to export technology to Iran that was later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices has been extradited to the United States to face charges, the Justice Department said Monday. Lim Yong Nam, who is also known as Steven Lim, had been detaine...

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    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! Video

    abcnews.go.com 25 Mar '16, 6pm

    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! More The "Dancing With the Stars" alum and his partner, Teresa Garcia, heat up the studio with a salsa-inspired workout, then Chmerkovskiy weighs in on Ginger Zee's "Dancing" debut with his brother, Val. 3:40 | 0...

  • 2 Singapore Transit Workers Die After Being Hit by Train

    abcnews.go.com 22 Mar '16, 9am

    Two maintenance staff working on elevated tracks in Singapore's mass transit system were hit and killed by a train Tuesday, an official said. It was a rare tragedy on a train system that has experienced a string of disruptions in recent years, denting the city-state's reputation for e...

  • Ha Na Jang Takes LPGA Singapore Title by 4 Strokes

    abcnews.go.com 06 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang enhanced her growing reputation as one of the hottest players on the LPGA Tour by winning the HSBC Women's Champions tournament by four strokes on Sunday. Playing like a seasoned veteran, the 23-year-old South Korean fired six birdies and an eagle in a brillia...

  • Jang Takes 1-Stroke Lead Into Last Round at LPGA Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 05 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang shot a flawless 4-under 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions tournament. Chasing her second LPGA title this year, the 23-year-old racked up four birdies and her second straight bogey-free round to ...

  • Singapore Economy Showed Moderate Expansion in 2015

    abcnews.go.com 24 Feb '16, 2am

    Singapore's economy expanded moderately last year, amid concerns of a global slowdown and weak manufacturing data, official figures showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product expanded by 2 percent in 2015, a drop from 3.3 percent a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Trade and In...

  • Singapore Says Deports 4 Indonesians for Links to IS

    abcnews.go.com 23 Feb '16, 6am

    Singapore said Tuesday that it had deported four Indonesians it says were on their way to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Ministry of Home Affairs said the four "were deported to Indonesia after investigations revealed that they had plans to make their way to Syria to fight...

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    What Are Bitcoins? Virtual Currency Explained (Like You're an Idiot)

    abcnews.go.com 06 Feb '16, 7am

    Members of Congress today will get a crash course on bitcoin, the digital "currency" that allows users to conduct transactions online. In just five years the virtual currency has gone from being worth pennies to nearly $600 apiece. It has funded nascent democracy movements as well as ...

  • Singapore Seizes Bank Accounts in Malaysian Fund Probe

    abcnews.go.com 01 Feb '16, 3pm

    Singapore announced Monday that it has seized a large number of bank accounts in a probe into alleged misappropriations related to an indebted Malaysian state investment fund. Investigations of "possible money laundering and other offenses carried out in Singapore" in connection with ...

  • Rolex 24 Driver Takes Odd Detour Through Daytona Infield

    abcnews.go.com 31 Jan '16, 6pm

    Patrick Lindsey took the strangest and most entertaining Sunday drive ever. At famed Daytona International Speedway of all places. During the prestigious Rolex 24 no less. And in the midst of thousands of spectators, many of them shocked to see a race car veering so far off track. Aft...

  • Spieth Loses More Ground on Final Day at Singapore Open

    abcnews.go.com 31 Jan '16, 2am

    Jordan Spieth's woes with the putter continued to stall his momentum at the Singapore Open on Sunday as he fell five shots off the lead heading into the final round. Returning to the Sentosa Golf Club shortly after sunrise to finish his third round due to rain delays on previous days,...

  • Spieth Closer to Lead After Marathon Day in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 30 Jan '16, 12pm

    Jordan Spieth inched closer to the top of the leaderboard after a long and frustrating day for the American at the weather-hit Singapore Open on Saturday. Despite not playing his best in the sweltering humidity of Southeast Asia, the top-ranked Spieth kept himself in contention by end...

  • Singapore Firm Fined for Aiding N. Korean Arms Shipment

    abcnews.go.com 29 Jan '16, 9am

    A Singapore court on Friday fined a shipping company nearly $127,000 for wiring money used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013 in violation of bans on helping Pyongyang build up its weapons programs. The haul, hidden under heap...

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    Human-Like Robot 'Nadine' Who Has a 'Personality, Mood and Emotions' Unveiled in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 31 Dec '15, 7pm

    Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled "Nadine," a socially intelligent, human-looking robot complete with "her own personality, mood and emotions," according to a university news release. The humanoid "receptionist" was presented at a new media show...

  • Worker Shot in NY Mall Outside Rolex Dealer; 1 in Custody

    abcnews.go.com 22 Dec '15, 7pm

    Pandemonium erupted Tuesday at a Long Island mall filled with holiday shoppers when an attempted robbery led to gunfire, sending crowds of people running and screaming and leaving a mall employee in serious condition with a gunshot wound, authorities said. A suspect was in custody. Ac...

  • Via @ABC: #Military, #Veterans Use #iwillprotectyou After Muslim Child Says She's Afraid.

    Armed Forces Members,Veterans Use #iwillprotectyou After Muslim Child Says She's Afraid

    abcnews.go.com 21 Dec '15, 4pm

    Veterans and current service members are using social media to reassure Muslim Americans that they will fight for their rights as citizens. On Facebook and Twitter, military service members and veterans have started using the hashtag #iwillprotectyou after one mother's post went viral...

  • Singapore Firm Convicted of Aiding N. Korean Arms Shipment

    abcnews.go.com 14 Dec '15, 1pm

    A Singapore-registered shipping company was found guilty Monday of transferring tens of thousands of dollars used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013. The haul, hidden under heaps of sugar and discovered by Panamanian authoriti...

  • US Deploys Poseidon P-8 Spy Plane in Singapore for 1st Time

    abcnews.go.com 07 Dec '15, 10pm

    The United States has deployed a P-8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore for the first time, amid heightened tensions in the region over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea. The weeklong deployment in Singapore, which began Monday, came as Secretary of Defense Ash ...

  • Louis Vuitton Exhibit in Paris Explores House's History

    abcnews.go.com 03 Dec '15, 4pm

    Fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton is showcasing its 160 years of know-how in Paris with a new exhibit that explores the history of the famed monogram bags. The show, "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez" opens Thursday in Grand Palais — a place steeped in history for the house since Vuitton first p...

  • Suspected Match-Fixing Kingpin Released From Singapore Jail

    Suspected Match-Fixer Dan Tan Released From Singapore Jail

    abcnews.go.com 25 Nov '15, 5am

    A Singaporean man detained for more than two years under suspicion of being the mastermind behind a global soccer match-fixing syndicate was ordered to be released Wednesday by the country's highest court, which ruled he was being held unlawfully. Tan Seet Eng, also known by the nickn...

  • India's Modi Stresses Reforms in Singapore Investment Push

    India's Modi Stresses Reforms in Singapore Investment Push

    abcnews.go.com 24 Nov '15, 1pm

    In a plea for Singapore investments, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed Tuesday that reforms have been made under his watch, as the two countries elevated their relations to a strategic partnership. The reforms, particularly economic, have "successfully restored the credibil...

  • The Latest: China Says It Won't Militarize South China Sea

    abcnews.go.com 22 Nov '15, 8am

    Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.) 5:25 p.m. China says it has no intentio...

  • Obama Hails 'Very Strong' Relations With Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 22 Nov '15, 7am

    President Barack Obama says relations between the U.S. and Singapore are strong and that the Asian nation is an excellent international partner. Obama commented after a one-on-one meeting Sunday with Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong (lee shyehn loong), in Malaysia during a ...

  • Hundreds of Myanmar Citizens Line up to Vote in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 18 Oct '15, 5am

    Hundreds of Myanmar citizens were lining up in Singapore to cast advance ballots in the country's Nov. 8 parliamentary election. The large turnout has overwhelmed the embassy staff, prompting officials to extend voting that was supposed to end Sunday by three days. The election is bel...

  • VW Diesel Cars Recalled in China, Sales Halted in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 12 Oct '15, 9am

    Volkswagen said Monday it is recalling 1,950 diesel vehicles in China to change engine software it has admitted cheats on emissions tests and Singapore suspended sales of the company's diesel cars. The German automaker admitted last month that 11 million of its vehicles worldwide were...

  • Singapore Airlines Jet Collapses During Checks; No Injuries

    abcnews.go.com 11 Oct '15, 7am

    A Singapore Airlines jet collapsed Sunday morning with no passengers or crew on board as an engineer conducted routine landing checks before a scheduled flight from Singapore to Hong Kong , the airline said. The carrier said in a statement that the nose gear of an Airbus A330-300 "ret...

  • Venus Targets Singapore Berth at HK Open

    abcnews.go.com 10 Oct '15, 8am

    Venus Williams will enter the last-chance saloon at the Hong Kong Open starting Monday as she eyes a berth in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore and a top-10 spot for the first time since 2011. For seven-time Grand Slam winner Williams, 35, the event represents her final chance...

  • 4 Renal Patients Die in Singapore Hospital From Hepatitis C

    abcnews.go.com 06 Oct '15, 8am

    A top public hospital in Singapore said Tuesday that four of its patients died after a new renal ward was hit by an outbreak of hepatitis C, likely from intravenous treatment. The Singapore General Hospital apologized "unreservedly" for the deaths, a startling and rare tragedy for a n...

  • Thickening Haze in Singapore Disrupts World Cup Swim Races

    abcnews.go.com 03 Oct '15, 12pm

    Worsening smog in Singapore prompted swimming World Cup organizers to cancel 15 finals races just an hour before the session was to start. Singapore has been shrouded with smoke and haze from Indonesian forest fires for weeks. Organizers from FINA, the International Swimming Federatio...

  • Singapore Holds 2 for Allegedly Trying to Join Islamic State

    abcnews.go.com 30 Sep '15, 11am

    Singapore's government said Wednesday that it has been holding two of its citizens since August for attempting to make their way to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Muhammad Shamin Mohamed Sidek, 29, and Muhammad Harith Jailani, 18, were detained without trial under the country'...