German fighter jets fly into Singapore

A group of German air force fighter jets were due to arrive in Singapore.

It is after a marathon bid to fly them some 12,800 kms (8,000 miles) from their home base to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours.

The scheduled arrival of the jets on Tuesday demonstrates the ability of a European nation to move air power quickly to the region and comes at a time of heightened tensions between China and the United States and its allies over Taiwan.