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  • Schooling beats Phelps to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold: In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Sch...

    Schooling beats Phelps to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold -

    france24.com 13 Aug '16, 8am

    In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Schooling beat swimming great Michael Phelps, took home his city state's first Olympic gold medal and became an instant millionaire. Known at home for smashing national records and taking multiple titles in regional competitions, Schooling h...

  • Schooling upsets Phelps to win Singapore's first ever gold

    Flash - Schooling upsets Phelps to win Singapore's first ever gold

    france24.com 13 Aug '16, 2am

    Joseph Schooling pulled off a major upset at the Rio Games to beat US phenomenon Michael Phelps in the men's 100m butterfly and claim Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal. The 21-year-old foiled Phelps' quest for a 23rd career gold medal and fifth in Brazil. Phelps, South Africa'...

  • Schooling stuns Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold

    Flash - Schooling stuns Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold

    france24.com 13 Aug '16, 5am

    Joseph Schooling sensationally upset Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly to seize Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal at the Rio Games. The 21-year-old Asian champion on Friday denied Olympic icon Phelps a fourth straight victory in the event, leading from start to finish to wi...

  • Singapore rejoices over first Olympics gold

    Flash - Singapore rejoices over first Olympics gold

    france24.com 13 Aug '16, 5am

    Singapore exploded in celebration Saturday after homegrown swimming hero Joseph Schooling beat US legend Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly in Rio to win the tiny republic's first ever Olympics gold. The 21-year-old Asian champion set a new Olympics record of 50.39sec as he edged ou...

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    Schooling beats Phelps to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold -

    france24.com 13 Aug '16, 9am

    In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Schooling beat swimming great Michael Phelps, took home his city state's first Olympic gold medal and became an instant millionaire. Known at home for smashing national records and taking multiple titles in regional competitions, Schooling h...

  • Missing for a century, Singapore-born manatees re-settle in Caribbean

    Flash - Missing for a century, Singapore-born manatees re-settle in Caribbean

    france24.com 12 Aug '16, 12pm

    Two Singapore-born manatees which were flown halfway around the world this week under a programme to restore Caribbean populations of the endangered sea cows are settling in well in Guadeloupe, their carers said. The giant, slow-moving, whiskered herbivores became extinct in the Frenc...

  • Malaysia, Singapore team up on bullet-train project

    Flash - Malaysia, Singapore team up on bullet-train project

    france24.com 19 Jul '16, 8am

    Malaysia and Singapore signed an agreement Tuesday to build an ambitious high-speed rail link touted as a first for Southeast Asia that will knit the historically fractious neighbours more closely together. The 350-kilometre (217-mile) bullet-train line from the regional financial hub...

  • Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

    Flash - Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

    france24.com 31 Jul '16, 8am

    JOHOR BAHRU (MALAYSIA) (AFP) - A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe. Forest City, a $...

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