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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.

  • Shock and anger after 'deliberate' Germanwings crash

    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the "unimaginable" development sparking global shock and anger among victims' loved ones. In a chilling account of the final minutes of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, lead prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday that 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz initiated the plane' descent into the French Alps while alone at the controls. Lubitz appeared to "show a desire to want to destroy" the plane, Robin told reporters after his team analysed the Airbus A320's cockpit voice recorder.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • Recording: Woman, ex-Clippers owner discussed hiding gifts

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Airlines scramble for new cockpit rules after crash

    Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls. British low-cost carrier easyJet was the largest company to announce a change in policy Thursday after French prosecutors said co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked out the pilot before slamming the Airbus A320 into a mountain on Tuesday. Similar announcements in the wake of the French Alps crash that killed all 150 people on board came from the Canadian government, Icelandair and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

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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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  • Ice around Antarctica has shrank by almost 20 percent: study

    The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20 percent, according to research, depleting the bulwark that prevents the permanent collapse of glaciers covering the southern continent. The study, based on satellite measurements between 1994 and 2012 by the European Space Agency, sheds new light on how Antarctic ice responds to climate change. Ice barriers have an average thickness of between 400 to 500 meters (1,300 to 1,600 feet) and can extend hundreds of kilometers off the coast of Antarctica.

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