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Singapore prepares for Sunday's funeral

The public is invited to line the route for the State funeral procession which starts at 12.30pm.

  • Over 415,000 pay respects to Singapore's Lee as wake ends

    More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore's citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday. Lee's body has been lying in state in parliament's main lobby since Wednesday after he died on Monday at the age of 91. On Saturday, VIP visitors at the public wake included Lee's old friend former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

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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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  • Ibrahimovic was built to play for Manchester United, claims Schmeichel

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic bears all the hallmarks of Eric Cantona and was built to play for Manchester United, according to former Old Trafford great Peter Schmeichel. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has so far rejected the temptation to ply his trade in the Premier League despite several lucrative offers. The 33-year-old recently voiced his displeasure at the standard of refereeing in France and Schmeichel believes that his former side should pounce, should the Sweden international opt to seek a new challenge in the summer.

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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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  • Ben Affleck: I’m so proud of Jennifer

    Ben Affleck is “very, very proud” of his wife Jennifer Garner. The Oscar winning actor and director paid tribute to his spouse when he addressed a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. on aid in Africa on Thursday. Ben has been married to the former Alias actress for nearly ten years.

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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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  • 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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  • Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery. "If there is revolution there is instability," Alves, 31, told Globoesporte website in an interview published Saturday. Dunga has sought to bring in a variety of new faces since succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari last July.

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  • 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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  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite rebels and their allies, military officials said. A likely entry point for troops from the Saudi-led Arab coalition was the southern port of Aden, the Yemeni and Egyptian military officials told The Associated Press. The officials' comments to the AP draw broad outlines for the likely strategy for the ambitious campaign launched Thursday, led by Saudi Arabia with a major role by its ally Egypt.

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  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was filed exactly three years after his March 27, 2012, flight, hours before the statute of limitations would have expired. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped JetBlue develop and maintain safety procedures before he suffered a seizure traced to the effects of a childhood traumatic head injury that damaged his brain.

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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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  • Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

    Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Knox spoke briefly Friday evening to reporters gathered outside the Seattle home of her mother, Edda Mellas.

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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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  • For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death

    For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a lie. The 9-year-old's grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, is going to prison after being convicted of capital murder in the case and the defense says she is remorseful. Chad and Jolie Jacobs, who testified during Garrard's trial that they saw the girl running while Garrard barked orders yet but didn't walk across the street to help the child, moved from their home partly so they wouldn't have to keep seeing what prosecutors described as the scene of a murder.

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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.

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  • Spanish star Xavi signs with Qatari side

    Barcelona and Spain's Xavi Hernandez, one of the greatest midfielders of the modern era, has signed for Qatari side Al Sadd, officials in the Gulf claimed on Saturday. Pictures posted on social media by Al Sadd first-team manager Abdullah Al-Berik said the 35-year-old 2010 World Cup winner had signed for one of Qatar's top sides. "Al Sadd have just managed to sign Barcelona captain Xavi and this is a picture of him with sporting director Muhammed Ghoulam," Berik wrote on Instagram.

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  • Syria trio's London school linked to more girls trying to join IS

    A group of London teenage girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same school as three others who are thought to have gone to Syria, the High Court has heard. Last week High Court judge Anthony Hayden barred five teenage girls from going overseas due to concerns they too would flee to Syria to join Islamist fighters. Hayden said Friday it could be revealed that four of those girls were pupils at the Bethnal Green Academy in east London.

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  • This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. #ShortFilm

    This article This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. She's definitely not made of ribbons, laces, sugar and everything nice. It's a regular morning at the Tokyo penthouse where Minako

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  • Formula One: Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying results

    Qualifying results from the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday (Q = qualified): Q1 1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:39.269 (Q), 2. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:39.374 (Q), 3. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari 1:39.814 (Q), 4. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Toro

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