Singapore Falls 9 Places In Democracy Ranking – Experiences Worst Drop Ever

Singapore is classified by EIU as a ‘flawed democracy’, albeit barely; a score below 6 places a country in the ‘hybrid regime’ category.

Ash Cloud From Australia fires Crosses Pacific Ocean, Reaches South America

Catastrophic bushfires have turned swathes of Australia into smouldering, blackened hell scapes and destroyed an area roughly twice the size of Belgium, according to official figures.