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LKY queue reopened, Singapore prepares for Sunday's funeral

The Parliament House queue reopened at 6:15am on Saturday and the public has until 8pm to pay their respects.

  • Singapore reopens queue for Lee Kuan Yew mourners

    The Singapore government Saturday reopened a massive queue for mourners to pay their last respects to founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew after a temporary suspension for safety reasons. A surge of mourners late Friday forced overwhelmed officials to cut off access to the Padang, an open field close to parliament, where Lee's remains have been lying in state since Wednesday. The queue was reopened after seven hours.

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  • Kane scores 80 seconds into England debut in qualifying win

    Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another astonishing moment in his breakthrough season in a 4-0 victory over Lithuania in European Championship qualifying. The 21-year-old Kane replaced captain Wayne Rooney amid roars by expectant fans inside Wembley Stadium, and he delivered instantly by heading into an empty net in the 73rd minute. "It's not too bad," Kane quipped.

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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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  • Germanwings crash co-pilot hid illness from airline

    The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said Friday amid reports he was severely depressed. The black box voice recorder indicates that Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass murder. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal".

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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

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  • Trio to leave England squad, Welbeck doubtful

    England manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Friday that Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner will all drop out of the squad for next week's friendly with Italy. Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand has been brought into the squad, while Danny Welbeck is a doubt for the game after injuring his knee during Friday's 4-0 win over Lithuania in Euro 2016 qualifying. "Leighton Baines, it was always my intention to play him in this game and give Kieran Gibbs, or initially Luke Shaw, a game in the second game," Hodgson told reporters.

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  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on foreign fishing five months ago, according to the International Organization for Migration in Indonesia, which released the figure Friday.

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  • Mariah Carey ‘dating director’

    Mariah Carey is reportedly dating a major film director.The Always Be My Baby singer split from Nick Cannon in 2014.And it’s now reported she is engaged in a love affair with Hercules director Brett Ratner.“Their relationship has progressed in recent

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  • Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

    Italy's top court on Friday threw out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience. Judges at the Court of Cassation also quashed all charges against Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito after ten hours of deliberations in Rome. "I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy," Knox said in a statement from her home in Seattle.

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  • Japan official sacked over fake funeral claims

    A civil servant who made up deaths, and even claimed he was going to the same person's funeral twice, has been sacked in Japan. Shigenori Natori was fired from his job managing public parks in Sendai, northeastern Japan, after taking 16 days of bereavement leave over a five-year period, supposedly because of the deaths of 12 relatives. Natori, 60, fabricated documents using the names of people who were still alive, or who never even existed in the first place, a city official said Friday.

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  • Clinton wiped email server 'clean': Republican chairman

    Hillary Clinton wiped "clean" her private server that hosted her emails while secretary of state, permanently deleting all correspondence, and did not turn over more of the messages, lawmakers said Friday. A simmering scandal over Clinton's admitted use of a private email account for the duration of her four years as President Barack Obama's top diplomat has threatened to mar a spring rollout of her all-but-certain White House campaign. "We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server," House Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy said in a statement after Clinton's lawyer wrote to explain why no new emails would be forthcoming from the likely 2016 presidential candidate.

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  • Russia anger after Montenegro Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned

    The match had been suspended inside the first minute when visiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was stretchered off after being hit on the neck by a flare, which came from behind the goal. Roman Shirokov saw a controversial penalty saved and after the ball went out for a throw in, fans began to launch missiles onto the pitch. Russia boss Fabio Capello revealed after the game that his side were left with little choice but to play on after the first interruption.

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  • From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign Sunday, although they said the campaign was always meant to be brief. Corporations spend millions to make sure their products, logos, and branding and marketing are top of mind for consumers in a positive way.

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  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

    Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life. Life that is simultaneously normal and weird, simple and complex thrives in this extreme environment. "It really shows how tenacious life is," said Reed Scherer, a micropaleontology professor at Northern Illinois University.

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  • JLo and Casper 'never split up'

    Jennifer Lopez never broke up with Casper Smart, according to a new report.The 45-year-old singer-and-actress was said to have split from the backing dancer in June last year, following claims he'd been unfaithful - which he denied.It's now been suggested

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  • Fed weighs rate hike 'this year': Yellen

    The Federal Reserve is considering raising near-zero interest rates this year even though this may slow the US recovery, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. The Federal Open Market Committee is now "giving serious consideration to beginning to reduce later this year some of the extraordinary monetary policy accommodation currently in place," Yellen said in a speech in San Francisco, according to the prepared text. Yellen emphasized that the FOMC was taking a "gradualist approach" as it weighs whether the economy is strong enough to weather higher rates.

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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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  • Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

    The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday. The U.S. has drastically cut imports and transformed itself into the world's biggest producer of oil and natural gas by tapping huge reserves in shale rock formations. In order for the U.S. to keep domestic production high and imports low, oil companies should start probing the Artic now because it takes decades of preparation and drilling to bring oil to market, according to a draft of the study's executive summary.

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  • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

    This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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  • Odegaard: Modric one of the best in the world

    Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard has hailed team-mate Luka Modric as "one of the best" midfielders in the world. The 16-year-old joined Madrid from Stromsgodset in January and has already featured several times for the club's reserve team. A full international for Norway, Odegaard is part of the selection for Saturday's European Championship qualifying clash with Croatia, in which he could come up against his club mate.

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