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  • Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/singapore-honours-lee-elaborate-state-funeral-232512712.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/fhGpFjxm2TFXkw36kAnF2A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-HKG-Hkg10166602-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="The body of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage during a funeral procession in Singapore on March 29, 2015" align="left" title="The body of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage during a funeral procession in Singapore on March 29, 2015" border="0" /></a>Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky Sunday as Singapore staged a grand funeral for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew. &quot;The light that has guided us all this years has been extinguished,&quot; his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said in a state funeral at the National University of Singapore attended by Asia-Pacific leaders. Lee&#039;s coffin, draped in the red-and-white national flag and protected by a glass case atop a two-wheeled gun carriage, was earlier taken in a procession from parliament pulled by a ceremonial Land Rover as a rain-soaked crowd chanted his name. 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&#039;s highest standards of living.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/vettel-wins-malaysian-gp-end-mercedes-streak-085024450.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/UNSye.5V13ysIUu6BUXT5Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/75e108502b2a1f0e720f6a706700f7fc.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Britain leads the field at the start of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)" align="left" title="Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Britain leads the field at the start of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)" border="0" /></a>SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes&#039; long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-leads-palm-sunday-procession-ahead-holy-085949371.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/hTD2ul86eCdpr4hj8NaHQw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/11475cb82b5d200e720f6a706700eb88.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter&#039;s Square at the Vatican Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)" align="left" title="Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter&#039;s Square at the Vatican Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)" border="0" /></a>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter&#039;s Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Warner hits 45 to put Aussies in charge in World Cup final
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/zealand-183-world-cup-final-070412297--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kgS_citekoLxwcDxfc3JBw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-HKG-Hkg10166781-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="David Warner plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015" align="left" title="David Warner plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015" border="0" /></a>David Warner hit a breezy 45 off 46 balls to power Australia into a good position in their pursuit of 184 to win the World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • 9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says nine terrorist suspects have been killed in overnight security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence.
  • Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/lee-kuan-yew-singapore-state-funeral-live-report-041532629.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/LBEc2CEtc4_86A6spvEiAw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-HKG-Hkg10166716-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Former US president Bill Clinton arrives at the University Cultural Center (UCC) for the funeral services for Singapore&#039;s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore on March 29, 2015" align="left" title="Former US president Bill Clinton arrives at the University Cultural Center (UCC) for the funeral services for Singapore&#039;s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore on March 29, 2015" border="0" /></a>Hong Kong (AFP) - 08:59 GMT - Last goodbye - WE ARE CLOSING AFP&#039;S LIVE REPORT following the end of Lee Kuan Yew&#039;s funeral. As the rain cleared in the late afternoon, Singaporeans still thronged the streets, singing the national anthem and hoping for a final glimpse of Lee&#039;s hearse as it made its final journey to the city&#039;s Mandai crematorium. &quot;We love Mr Lee, he has shown a lot of support for the migrant community and champions our right to work hard here in Singapore,&quot; Kumar, an Indian citizen who has worked in Singapore for three years, told AFP&#039;s Amir Yusof. The state funeral officially ended after a recital of the National Pledge and the singing of the national anthem, Majulah Singapura -- Malay for &quot;Onward Singapore&quot;.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/singapore-bids-farewell-lee-kuan-yew-elaborate-funeral-023859308.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/SZxxqf3UFEoE6RJ8fk4m4g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/0c4f71fe2ad01e0e720f6a706700a7f7.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Singaporeans wait for the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew to pass during the funeral procession, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall in Singapore. Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at 91. (AP Photo/Jeanette Tan)" align="left" title="Singaporeans wait for the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew to pass during the funeral procession, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Padang parade grounds and City Hall in Singapore. Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at 91. (AP Photo/Jeanette Tan)" border="0" /></a>SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession Sunday and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy Southeast Asian city state he helped build is his monument.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Vettel stuns Hamilton to win Malaysia Grand Prix
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/vettel-wins-malaysian-grand-prix-085615330--f1.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/os5Ca5BJGmhUfHVnhJpBpw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-HKG-Hkg10166758-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Sebastian Vettel takes a corner during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015" align="left" title="Sebastian Vettel takes a corner during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015" border="0" /></a>Sebastian Vettel stunned world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which ignited the Formula One season. 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 has now racked up 40 career wins but it is his first with Ferrari, breaking a dry spell which stretches back to his last race with Red Bull in 2013.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/air-canada-plane-leaves-runway-upon-landing-halifax-044255936.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6gKZouzMvGTBFvIX8Z46_w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en-CA/homerun/cbc.ca/f599231b24b2d0d67583f0e609e8931d" width="130" height="86" alt="Air Canada AC624 slides off runway in Halifax, 23 sent to hospital" align="left" title="Air Canada AC624 slides off runway in Halifax, 23 sent to hospital" border="0" /></a>HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an &quot;abrupt&quot; 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.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/coaches-no-one-wants-face-finally-face-other-065328207--spt.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/peWQT6iaR.0CRCp5YAYrqw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/d6b125400491130e720f6a7067001a18.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 28, 2015. Michigan State plays Louisville in a regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" align="left" title="Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo speaks during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 28, 2015. Michigan State plays Louisville in a regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" border="0" /></a>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.</p><br clear="all"/>

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