Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT
Hong Kong (AFP) - 07:12 GMT - President Tan speaks - Singaporean President Tony Tan, whose position is largely ceremonial, is speaking now. There will never be another Lee Kuan Yew. No one person can take his place nor do what he did," said Tan, a former government minister from Lee's ruling People's Action Party. 07:06 GMT - Lee speech ends - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has wrapped up his eulogy after speaking for nearly an hour.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:14:58 -0400
Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Amid signs of trouble in the Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans Sunday to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing talks in Switzerland.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:10:17 -0400
Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral
Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky as a grand funeral began Sunday for Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singaporeans chanted Lee's name as the former prime minister's coffin, draped in the red-and-white national flag and protected by a glass case atop a two-wheeled gun carriage, emerged from parliament pulled by a ceremonial Land Rover. Four F-16 fighters from the air force's Black Knights aerobatic team staged a fly-past -- with one peeling off to symbolise a "missing man" -- as the cortege made its way through the adjacent civic square where Lee was first sworn in as prime minister in 1959. He kept the position for 31 years, ruling with an iron fist to transform Singapore from a sleepy British colonial outpost into a gleaming metropolis that now enjoys one of the world's highest standards of living.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:05:37 -0400
New Zealand 183 all out in World Cup final
New Zealand were bowled out for 183 in 45 overs after winning the toss against Australia in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:04:12 -0400
Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left 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.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:00:21 -0400
Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast
NEW YORK (AP) More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to Consolidated Edison.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:53:58 -0400
Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other
On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:53:28 -0400
Alabama DL Taylor charged with domestic violence a 2nd time
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, signed about six months after Georgia dismissed him following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault, faces a new domestic violence charge, police said.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:06:46 -0400
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