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Lee Kuan Yew's body leaves for private cremation at Mandai

After the State Funeral, where Singapore leaders gave eulogies, the late LKY will be cremated at the Mandai Crematorium.

  • LKY funeral: Music performed during Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral

    The state funeral service for the late Lee Kuan Yew took place on Sunday, 29 March 2015. This piece was played by the Singapore Armed Forces as the Coffin Bearer Party carried the coffin into the University Cultural Centre (UCC). As the casket is carried into the UCC Hall, the Coffin Bearer Party slow marched to the tune of J. S. Bach's “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Vettel stuns Hamilton to win Malaysia Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which set the Formula One season alight. The Ferrari man took advantage of an early safety car as he hit the front and held off Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after pitting only twice, compared to three for the Mercedes pair. The four-time world champion now has 40 career wins but it is his first with Ferrari, and breaks a dry spell stretching back to his last race with Red Bull in 2013.

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  • Scout Report: Angel Di Maria - did the Manchester United winger ignite Argentina?

    The international break has come as a welcome relief for Angel Di Maria after a turbulent few months at Manchester United. Louis van Gaal has made it clear with his recent team selections that the Argentine is very much dispensable as United remain on course for a top-four finish without the winger being heavily involved. Di Maria made a fine start to life at United following his £59.7 million move from Real Madrid.

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  • Jennifer Aniston ‘gets hotel wedding help’

    Jennifer Aniston is reportedly calling on her favourite Hollywood maître d' to organise her wedding. The actress has been engaged to Justin Theroux since August 2012, and sources say they are close to walking down the aisle. "Jen has spent so much time at Sunset Tower over the years that she and Dimitri have become close friends.

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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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  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. "We are thankful no serious injuries have been reported," Halifax Stanfield International Airport tweeted. Airport spokesman Peter Spurway said the aircraft touched down in stormy conditions.

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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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  • 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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  • Liverpool contract negotiations 'not an issue', says Henderson

    Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has insisted he wants to extend his contract at Anfield and play for the club for "many years". The 24-year-old is now seen as an integral part of the club having established himself as a regular, and is widely tipped to be replace the departing Steven Gerrard as captain. Henderson’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season and the two parties are yet to agree terms, but the midfielder insists he wants to extend his stay and hopes a deal will be agreed soon.

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  • Singapore restricts access to Lee's public wake over safety fears

    The Singapore government late Friday ordered mourners to stay off a congested field near parliament for safety reasons as tens of thousands paid their last respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Outnumbered police officers were turning away mourners at the City Hall metro station next to the Padang, an open field where the mourners were queueing to enter the legislature. "The Padang queue is closed for public safety.

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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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  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    Ripped-up sick notes from a doctor found at Lubitz's home by German prosecutors suggest the27-year-old had an illness he hid from his employers at Germanwings. Neighbors of Lubitz were shocked at allegations he could have deliberately smashed the plane and said he had seemed thrilled with his job at Germanwings. Germanwings said he had passed all required medical check-ups.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand as a "significant safety concern" has not been announced publicly by the U.N. agency but governments were informed last week. Kwak Young-pil, an official from South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, said Friday that the ICAO made the designation on March 20.

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