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SINGAPORE IN MOURNING

Singapore prepares for Sunday's funeral

The public is invited to line the route for the State Funeral procession which starts at 12:30pm.

  • Singapore honours Lee with elaborate state funeral

    Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line a 15.4-kilometre (9.6-mile) route to bid farewell to the authoritarian leader who served as prime minister for 31 years and turned Singapore into a global financial powerhouse. Lee died on Monday aged 91 after seven weeks in hospital for severe pneumonia.

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  • "Transformers" expands franchise with spinoffs

    29 Mar – Looks like Paramount Pictures will be following in Lucasfilms' footsteps with their "Star Wars" plan, by expanding the "Transformers" cinematic universe with more sequels and spinoffs. The studio is bringing in Academy award-winning director-producer Akiva Goldsman to work with "Transformers" franchise director Michael Bay, according to Deadline. Goldsman will be teaming up with Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, to organise a "writer's room" in order to hatch ideas for a potential multi-part sequels and spinoffs of "Transformers".

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  • Elton John ‘still upset with mother’

    The 90-year-old matriarch gave a startling account of their seven-year feud to the Daily Mail in an article published earlier this week, alleging the Rocket Man singer said he “hated” her. Sheila also claimed they haven’t spoken at all since their falling out, but apparently Elton will continue caring for her no matter what happens between them. “He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won’t stop,” a source told UK newspaper The Mirror.

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  • I don't know how to fix Holland - Hiddink

    Guus Hiddink has admitted he doesn't know how to solve Netherlands' current problems after they stuttered to a 1-1 draw at home to Turkey in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier. The Oranje trailed to Burak Yilmaz's strike until well into injury-time, when Wesley Sneijder's strike was deflected home by the head of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Holland are now third in Group A, six points behind leaders Czech Republic, with Hiddink stating after the game that his side are nowhere near Europe's best nations.

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  • An Arrogant Singaporean Tour Guide & An Arrogant Chinese Tourist? #ShortFilm

    This article An Arrogant Singaporean Tour Guide & An Arrogant Chinese Tourist? originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Judy, a Caucasian-loving tour guide in Singapore, finds herself servicing Robert, a tourist from China.

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  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

    The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. The 26-year-old woman, identified only as Maria W., recalled in an interview with the mass-circulation Bild daily how Andreas Lubitz told her: "One day I'm going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember." "I never knew what he meant by that but now it makes sense," it quoted the "shocked" flight attendant as saying. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked the captain out of the cockpit of the Germanwings jet and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside as the more senior pilot tried desperately to reopen the door during its eight-minute descent, French officials say.

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  • I want Valdes to play for Manchester United, says Del Bosque

    Vicente Del Bosque has admitted that he wishes Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes was benefiting from more game time with the Red Devils. The Spanish goalkeeper joined Louis Van Gaal's side on an 18-month contract in January but has yet to make

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  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said. Idlib, a major urban center with a population of around 165,000 people, is the second provincial capital to fall into opposition hands after Raqqa, now a stronghold of the Islamic State group. Its capture by the Nusra Front underscores the growing power of extremist groups in Syria who now control about half the country.

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  • ANOTHER new club for Freddy Adu

    Freddy Adu's nomadic career has now taken him to Finland, as the player once dubbed 'the next Pele' signed for Veikkausliiga side Kuopion Palloseura. Adu, 25, was touted as a wonderkid of the world game when he burst onto the scene at 14, becoming the youngest athlete to ever sign a professional contract in the US. On Saturday, he joined his eleventh club in as many years when Finnish top-flight side Kuopion Palloseura announced the American had agreed to join them on a one-year deal.

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  • New ‘Avengers’ Clip Reveals Details About Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch (Video)

    Marvel released a new featurette for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that explores the backstory of twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Writer and director Joss Whedon says that the characters are “massively important” to the storyline. Quicksilver, whose

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  • Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.Multnomah County Animal Services says the birds' owner told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them to "make people smile

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  • Crash co-pilot's personality 'serious lead' but not only one: French investigator

    The personality of a co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying a Germanwings passenger jet into a mountainside in the Alps is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one, a French investigator said Saturday. "We have a certain number of elements which allow us to make progress on this lead, which is a serious lead but which can't be the only one," police chief Jean-Pierre Michel told AFP in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The investigation so far has not turned up a "particular element" in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz which could explain his alleged action in the ill-fated Airbus plane, he added.

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  • Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

    Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving inflated contracts between construction companies and state oil giant Petrobras, causing a storm after dozens of politicians were implicated. The new scandal, dubbed Operation Zeal, comes following a federal police probe into an alleged scam at CARF, an offshoot of Brazil's tax authority that oversees appeals on tax disputes. According to police, the body managed to obtain tax appeals board rulings in the companies' favor by either cutting penalties or waiving them altogether.

    AFP News
  • Katy Perry 'gets even with Mayer'

    Katy Perry reportedly wants to play John Mayer at his own game. The popstar has been dating John on and off for more than two years, but was recently spotted getting close to Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons after a gig in Berlin. Prior to her night out with Winston it was thought Katy and John were back on, but those close to the 30-year-old say it was all part of her new game plan.

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  • Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

    British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson. The 30-second attack saw Clarkson strike the producer, giving Tymon a swelling, bleeding lip.

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  • Alexis Sanchez brings his DOGS to training

    EXTRA TIME                                        Follow Goal UK on TwitterAlexis Sanchez had unusual company as he trained at Arsenal's London Colney base on Saturday ahead of Chile's friendly with Brazil: his two pet dogs.Atom and Humber, Sanchez' canines

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  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was struck just below his right eye, and the bullet remains lodged below his right ear, Commissioner William Evans said.

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  • Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

    The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an axe wielding acquaintance two days earlier, police said. Priyantha Sirisena, 42, suffered severe head injuries in his hometown of Polonnaruwa, 215 kilometres (134 miles) north-east of the capital Colombo, police said. "A personal dispute between the president's brother and a person known to him ended in tragedy," an official at the president's office told AFP.

    AFP News
  • Russia 'to join China-led development bank'

    Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies. "I'd like to inform you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the decision that Russia will participate in the capital of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)," Shuvalov said at China's Boao Forum, quoted by RIA Novosti state news agency.

    AFP News
  • Religion Does Not Forbid Love, But Theirs Was A Forbidden Love #ShortFilm

    This article Religion Does Not Forbid Love, But Theirs Was A Forbidden Love originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This story is set in modern day Jakarta, where the wounds from Indonesia's persecution of ethnic Chinese are still very raw. The irregular capitalisation of 'CINtA' is a play on the word 'cina', regarded a derogatory term for ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (the word 'chokin' also has similar connotations).

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