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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.

  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

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  • Co-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona

    The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona. Lufthansa Group said Thursday that 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz trained in Bremen, Germany, and Phoenix starting in 2008. The airport leases space to Airline Training Center Arizona, a Lufthansa-owned training facility.

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  • Australia bids farewell to former PM Fraser at state funeral

    Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday at a state funeral for former conservative prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who came to power in 1975 with Australia's greatest constitutional crisis and died last week aged 84. Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended the ceremony at Melbourne's Scots' Church along with former prime ministers Julia Gillard, John Howard and Paul Keating. Fraser's close friend and a minister in his government, Peter Nixon, said the nation had lost a "unique and great Australian".

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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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  • Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't a hoax, boyfriend was drugged

    The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax. Attorney Dan Russo said his client Aaron Quinn had good reason for not immediately calling police when his girlfriend was abducted early Monday: At least two kidnappers bound and drugged him. Investigators said they were suspicious when Quinn, 30, took hours to report that strangers broke into his Vallejo home, abducted Denise Huskins and directed an $8,500 ransom demand at him.

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  • Skrtel loses appeal over three-game stamp ban

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has lost his appeal against a three-match suspension from the Football Association. The centre-back had denied a charge of violent conduct after his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea late in the Reds' 2-1 Premier League defeat on Sunday.

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  • Terry: I used to warm up toilet seats for Chelsea's senior players

    John Terry admits he used to warm up toilet seats for Chelsea’s senior players during the early years of his career at Stamford Bridge. The 34-year-old, who signed a new one-year contract extension on Thursday, has been with Chelsea since the age of

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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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

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  • Grace Chan is TVB's newest It Girl

    25 Mar – With three new series this year, and one that turned out to be a surprising hit, former beauty queen Grace Chan is rumoured to be TVB's latest bet to appeal to more viewers. As reported on On CC News, with the mass exodus of TVB artistes recently, Grace's highly-rated performance in "Raising the Bar" has attracted the attention of the company, and rumours are rife that the station is now grooming her to be its newest top star. The former Miss Hong Kong International was also highly praised by TVB Executive Catherine Tsang, and was seen standing side by side with her at the recent celebratory party for "Raising the Bar", strengthening the rumours even further.

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  • Dolly Parton: Time amazes me

    Dolly Parton is completely amazed by how fast the past three decades have flown by. The 69-year-old I Will Always Love You singer-songwriter opened up her theme park Dollywood in 1986, a tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. "It's amazing how time goes by," Dolly told People magazine.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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