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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.

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  • Funeral procession for Lee Kuan Yew will pass significant landmarks

    The funeral service for the late Lee Kuan Yew will be held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University of Singapore on 29 March, Sunday, from 2pm to 5.15pm. There will be a State Funeral Procession from Parliament House to UCC. The public

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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.

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  • The Latest: Lufthansa chief has no clue to co-pilot's motive

    The chief executive of Lufthansa says he is "stunned" by a French prosecutor's conclusion that the co-pilot of a Germanwings plane intentionally caused Tuesday's crash which killed 150 people. Germanwings is Lufthansa's budget-price subsidiary. Germany's top security official says that there are "no indications of any kind of terrorist background" to the Germanwings crash, which a French prosecutor has blamed on the German co-pilot.

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  • 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.

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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 pic.twitter.com/1lO03KpkXF — 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.

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  • Rummenigge - One little mistake led to Klinsmann firing at Bayern

    The average U.S. sports fan simply knows Jurgen Klinsmann as the man who left Landon Donovan out of the 2014 World Cup squad. Die hard national team supporters have mixed feelings toward the German-born boss who took the helm of the USA national team in 2011 and has extended his deal to coach the side in the 2018 World Cup. Most football fans, of course, know Klinsmann for his success as a player and as Germany coach - but also as the man who couldn't last more than 29 games in charge of Bayern Munich.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Walcott denies Wenger's claim: There have been no Arsenal contract talks

    Theo Walcott has denied Arsene Wenger's claim that he is in talks with Arsenal over a new contract. Walcott, however, has now moved to rebuff his manager's claims, insisting that he is yet to discuss his future with the club and that his sole focus is performing well on the pitch. Walcott's contract impasse has drawn interest from elsewhere, with Liverpool monitoring developments amid uncertainty over the future of Raheem Sterling.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to get the Modern Singapore Bedroom for under $1000

    Not only is this bedroom’s look going to cost you less than $1000, but these ideas from Art Loft also provide you with a way to support Asian contemporary artists. Art Loft is an online platform that helps to curate interesting artworks while promoting them and their creators to a larger audience. This is the second of a series of articles from Art Loft about Furnishing Around Art, which encourages the use of art from the region when interior decorating. Working around Joanne Pang’s “Drink Some Clouds #3″, we brought together some affordable pieces of furniture and with some DIY, came up with a rather modest and Scandinavian look, plus some spare change to buy some pillows!

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  • 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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  • Harry’s tears over Zayn’s departure

    Harry Styles was reduced to tears on stage after Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction. As Harry stood alongside bandmates Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, he struggled to control his emotions as he came to terms with the magnitude of the situation. Zayn announced his departure from One Direction in a poignant statement released to the public on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • 'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

    A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant became the focus of city authorities after furious residents took to social media to denounce an apparently racist policy of not allowing African patrons to eat there after 5pm -- pushing #RacistRestaurant, #NoBlacksHere and #TheChineseInvasion to be top trending topics. "We have established that the restaurant did not have the licences and I have ordered it closed until the management complies," Nairobi governor Evans Kidero said in a statement.

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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

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