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.

  • Co-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona

    The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona. Lufthansa Group said Thursday that 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz trained in Bremen, Germany, and Phoenix starting in 2008. The airport leases space to Airline Training Center Arizona, a Lufthansa-owned training facility.

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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.

  • 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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  • 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 — 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.
  • Australia farewells 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 was to attend the ceremony at Melbourne's Scots' Church along with former prime ministers Julia Gillard, John Howard and Paul Keating. Fraser died last Friday after a short illness, just five months after the death of Gough Whitlam, the man he dramatically replaced after the Labor leader became Australia's only prime minister to be sacked.

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  • Tennis-Del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss

    Del Potro, the former world number four and U.S. Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season. Pospisil won 6-4 7-6(7) although Del Potro had his chances in the second when he was broken when serving at 5-4 up and then double faulted on set point in the tie-break. Del Potro enjoyed his usual passionate support from Argentine fans at Key Biscayne but said he was not too downhearted by his loss.

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  • Arsenal star Alexis is officially a Legend

    The Arsenal star, who joined the Gunners in a £35 million deal last summer, has quickly become a fan favourite in north London and has over 350,000 followers on the picture and video-sharing site. Alexis previously posted a short clip of him playing the piano alongside the video of Legend’s chart-topper, and uploaded the second part of his musical showcase on Thursday, with the post captioned “the second part of the video All of Me”.
  • 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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  • Germanwings cancels flight as pilots refuse to fly

    A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings refused to fly Wednesday following the deadly crash in the French Alps, saying they were mourning the victims of the doomed aircraft. A spokeswoman for Lufthansa said the German flag carrier's flights were "going ahead as planned. One Germanwings flight has been cancelled because pilots don't feel they are in a position to fly." She declined to say how many pilots were refusing to work on Wednesday.

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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.

  • 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
  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • The Latest: A320 pilot describes safeguards against lockout

    A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If, however, the person in the cockpit denies access, the door remains locked, said the pilot.

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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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  • Grace Chan is TVB's newest It Girl

    25 Mar – With three new series this year, and one that turned out to be a surprising hit, former beauty queen Grace Chan is rumoured to be TVB's latest bet to appeal to more viewers. As reported on On CC News, with the mass exodus of TVB artistes recently, Grace's highly-rated performance in "Raising the Bar" has attracted the attention of the company, and rumours are rife that the station is now grooming her to be its newest top star. The former Miss Hong Kong International was also highly praised by TVB Executive Catherine Tsang, and was seen standing side by side with her at the recent celebratory party for "Raising the Bar", strengthening the rumours even further.

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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
  • Liam Payne laments Zayn’s 1D departure

    One Direction’s Liam Payne admits Zayn Malik’s departure is “the worst”. Zayn officially left the boy band on Wednesday after dropping out of their On the Road Again Tour. For the past five years now I've been part of something so special I don't think any of us really understand, something that can mean the world to people and put a smile on the face of our fans even in the darkest times,” Liam wrote in a lengthy Twitter post linked to his TwitLong account.

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