Massive queues continue as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

The Parliament House queue now starts from the Padang, and continues to draw large crowds wanting to pay their respects.

  • Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

    German police searched his home for evidence that might offer some explanation for what was behind Tuesday's crash in the French Alps. EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Air Berlin were among other carriers that swiftly announced such policies. Among those that didn't was Germanwings parent company Lufthansa, whose CEO said he thought it was unnecessary.

  • Brazil come from behind to down France

    A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga. Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane had headed the hosts in front on a cold night at a packed Stade de France, only for Oscar to equalise late in the first half. Barcelona forward Neymar then controlled a Willian pass and lashed the ball high into the roof of the net from the left edge of the six-yard box in the 57th minute to put the visitors in front, and a Luiz Gustavo header secured the victory midway through the second period.

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  • Germanwings cancels flight as pilots refuse to fly

    A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings refused to fly Wednesday following the deadly crash in the French Alps, saying they were mourning the victims of the doomed aircraft. A spokeswoman for Lufthansa said the German flag carrier's flights were "going ahead as planned. One Germanwings flight has been cancelled because pilots don't feel they are in a position to fly." She declined to say how many pilots were refusing to work on Wednesday.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo covers Quaresma's car in tin foil

    Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly a subscriber to that school of thought, and seems to have put his recent unhappiness behind him for long enough to cover Ricardo Quaresma's car in tin foil. Just saw @nikefootball 's Snapchat! @Cristiano please tell me you didn't really do this to my car. Hey @07RQuaresma, thought you could use a little more speed for our next match!#mercurial — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 26, 2015 With a little help (a lot of help) from his sponsors, Nike, Ronaldo spent time on Thursday morning going to work on making Quaresma's car look like his latest pair of boots.
  • Secret Chinese airport brought down to earth by chopper crash

    A secret private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman in China was exposed after he crashed his helicopter, killing a passenger, state-run media said Thursday. Private aircraft ownership by China's wealthy elite has grown in recent years, but the military controls airspace and is reluctant to permit private flights. A businessman surnamed Li crashed a helicopter into a reservoir when flying in the eastern province of Anhui last week, the Global Times reported.

  • ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shakeup: Sam Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Marcel Not Returning for Sequel

    Sam Taylor-Johnson will not direct “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel “Fifty Shades Darker,” and screenwriter Kelly Marcel is not expected to return either. The shakeups are happening despite the first film making over $500 million for Universal at the worldwide box office. The steamy blockbuster features Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as BDSM enthusiasts Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, and has broken a number of records since its impressive Valentine’s Day weekend debut, when it opened at No. 1 in 54 territories.

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  • Are you watching Van Gaal? Falcao scores twice for Colombia

    Radamel Falcao has reminded Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, and the rest of the football public, of his goalscoring ability with two goals in Colombia's 6-0 win over Bahrain. Falcao has found himself in and out of the United line-up this season amid claims that his relationship with Van Gaal is beyond repair. The striker admitted this week that, while he is happy at United and focused on their upcoming fixtures, he "needs to find a place where I can play" and that he will consider his options at the end of the season.
  • Jeremy Renner’s Wife Threatened to Reveal ‘Intimate Videos’ of Actor, Court Papers Say

    Jeremy Renner‘s split from his wife, Canadian model Sonni Pacheco, has taken a new — and ugly — turn. Court papers filed by “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” actor Renner and others last week hurl numerous allegations at Pacheco — including that that she threatened to reveal “intimate videos” of the actor. “I do not believe that Sonni is a bad person or bad parent,” Renner says in the declaration.

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  • US soldier describes torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained spread-eagle to a bed, and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl, 28, described this harsh treatment in Afghanistan in a note his lawyer released Thursday after sharing it with the Army in an attempt to avert a court martial. The Army charged Bergdahl nevertheless with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in June 2009.

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  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. HTC is largely keeping the same design, but improving the camera and personalizing the home screen based on your location.

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  • The Latest: A320 pilot describes safeguards against lockout

    A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If, however, the person in the cockpit denies access, the door remains locked, said the pilot.

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  • More Infidelity Uncovered in King Richard III's Family Tree

    The remains of Richard III may be locked away in a coffin to be reburied this week, but the 15th-century king's genome is still offering scientists a chance to unravel royal mysteries. After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard's
  • Aussie mum frustrated as Malaysia drug case delayed again

    The case of an Australian woman facing a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia was postponed again Thursday, with a lawyer describing the defendant as frustrated with the repeated delays. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, a 52-year-old mother of four, was arrested on December 7 after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route from Shanghai to Melbourne, with a bag containing what authorities said was crystal methamphetamine, or "ice".

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  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the cases. Pence, a Republican, said he opposes needle exchanges as part of drug-control policy but is listening to health officials to determine the best way to stop the outbreak in Scott County in southern Indiana.

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  • After actor's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of "Furious 7" - his first big-budget movie in Universal Pictures' most lucrative and longest-running franchise "Fast & Furious" - when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California during a break in November 2013. How the 38-year-old director and his cast and crew handled Walker's demise promises to be one of the most talked about features in one of the year's biggest films.

  • Ramos: Iniesta the boyfriend every mother wants

    Sergio Ramos says that Andres Iniesta is the boyfriend that every mother wants their child to bring home, while lamenting that the midfielder does not play for Real Madrid. "Iniesta is the boyfriend that every mother wants," he said at a press conference. Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine comes 10 years and a day after Ramos made his national team debut and he says that the time has flown by.
  • Official: 1 pilot locked out of crash plane cockpit

    An official with knowledge of the audio recordings from the Germanwings flight that crashed in the Alps says one of the pilots apparently was locked out of the cockpit when the plane went down. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the details emerged from recordings recovered from the black box found among the debris of the aircraft. The New York Times earlier quoted an unidentified investigator as saying someone can be heard knocking on the cockpit door.

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  • De Bruyne is good enough to play for Chelsea, insists Hazard

    Eden Hazard believes Kevin De Bruyne has the quality to play for Chelsea despite Jose Mourinho opting to sell the Belgian midway through last season. Having impressed during a loan spell at Werder Bremen, De Bruyne’s return to Chelsea coincided with the start of Mourinho’s second stint at Stamford Bridge but the 23-year-old was unable to secure a regular first-team place and was offloaded to Wolfsburg during last season’s January transfer window. De Bruyne, who has been linked with a summer move to Manchester City, has scored nine goals and registered 16 assists in the Bundesliga this term, and Hazard suggests his compatriot is thriving under less pressure in Germany.
  • President of Yemen flees by sea; Saudis begin airstrikes

    President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. Hours later, Saudi Arabia announced it had begun airstrikes against the Houthi rebels. The departure of the close U.S. ally and the imminent fall of the southern port of Aden pushed Yemen further toward a violent collapse.

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  • Britney: My sons bond with my boyfriend

    Britney Spears is thrilled her sons are able to "relate" to her boyfriend. The 33-year-old star is smitten with producer Charlie Ebersol, who she began dating around six months ago and has been practically inseparable from ever since. It isn't just Britney he's won over though, as her little boys Sean Preston, nine, and eight-year-old Jayden James - who she has with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - also love being in his company.

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