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  • Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

    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.
  • Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

    Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral
    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. Lee's coffin, protected from the...

    Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents...

    Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

    IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games. The inspectors' departure follows a news...

    Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

    Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to...