In this July 21, 2008, file photo, Singapore police officers patrol outside the Shangri-La hotel, a possible venue for the Trump-Kim summit, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
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A new law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene, took effect in Singapore on Wednesday.The ministry said the law would make the police more effective in responding to terrorist threats.In the 2015 attack on a deli in Paris, a terrorist who had taken several hostages was able to watch live television broadcasts showing police preparing to enter the deli, the ministry said.Singapore is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in the group's world press freedom index.
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