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Queue will close at 8pm, Singapore prepares for Sunday's funeral

The public has until 8pm to pay their respects at Parliament House. They can also line the route for the State funeral procession.

  • Traffic arrangements for the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew

    The State Funeral Service for Singapore’s founding father and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew will commence at 2pm on Sunday, 29 March.The service will be held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) located at the National University of Singapore (

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

    The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to German newspaper Bild. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told Bild that when she heard about the crash she recalled Andreas Lubitz telling her last year: "One day I'm going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember." The black box voice recorder indicates that 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 killing. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Five things we learned from England 4-0 Lithuania

    England cruised to a 4-0 win at Wembley on Friday night, with Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling starring, while Harry Kane inevitably came off the bench to snatch a dream debut goal. Roy Hodgson may experiment against Italy but, at Wembley on Friday night, the England boss stuck with the shape that has served his team so well in the Euro 2016 qualifiers - a compact midfield diamond with a vibrant front line. While the names change with every fixture, the trio of Michael Carrick, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson excelled against Lithuania.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

    A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday. Goodyear police said the children witnessed at least part of the Thursday night attack, and a 14-year-old daughter called 911 to frantically plead for help. The document identified the husband as 37-year-old John Leo Davis and the wife as Michele Davis.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Mario Gotze wanted my shirt' - little Gibraltar think big after brush with champions

    One minute before half-time in Germany's fourth game of Euro 2016 qualifying, the world's best goalkeeper made a brilliant save to deny Gibraltar's Liam Walker a spectacular goal. It was a superb, quick-thinking effort by Walker, the only full-timer in the Gibraltar League. World Cup winner Manuel Neuer, who came third in the Fifa Ballon d'Or in January, just about scrambled it away for a corner.

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  • In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

    Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler. Since leading a putsch that ousted Thailand's elected government last May, general-turned-prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has been thrust from the relative privacy of army life into the public arena of the politician.

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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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