• Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

    By Rujun Shen and Rachel Armstrong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a…

  • French local election runoff tests far-right strength

    By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Voting started in France on Sunday to elect thousands of local councillors in a test of the far-right National Front's growing hold on grassroots politics. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigrant, anti-euro FN party is banking on building a base of locally elected…

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  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture: paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He did it…

  • Nigerian elections: Boko Haram is one of many disruptions, but voters persist

    In the weeks and months leading up to Nigeria’s presidential elections, the Islamic militant group Boko Haram had vowed to disrupt the democratic process. “If we compare the six weeks before the crackdown to the six weeks following it, the number of Boko Haram attacks increased,” Matthew Henman,…

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  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    Friday was the deadline for Mrs. Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other American personnel. The subpoena was from the House Select…

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  • Boston Police officer shot, suspect killed: A case of justified deadly force?

    Decorated Boston Police officer and military veteran John T. Moynihan was injured during a shoot-out in Roxbury on Friday night. The report found that the number of police shootings against unarmed suspects is on the rise, going from 6 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in 2013.

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  • Grandmother’s punishment for girl's running death tests death penalty in Ala

    An Etowah County, Ala., jury on Friday found that Joyce Hardin Garrard murdered her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, by literally running the 9-year-old to death in the backyard in 2012. Alabama is one of three states – the others are Delaware and Florida – that allow so-called judicial override of…

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  • 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.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

    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.…

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  • Brownlee, Jorgensen win Auckland triathlon for 1st time

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Jonathan Brownlee ended Javier Gomez's three-year reign in the Auckland world series triathlon, and Gwen Jorgensen kept up her perfect start to the season on Sunday.

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  • Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession in St. Peter's Square to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.

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  • Uzbekistan declares polls set to re-elect strongman Karimov valid

    Uzbekistan on Sunday declared its presidential ballot valid after more than the required third of voters turned out in an election that 77-year-old strongman incumbent President Islam Karimov is almost certain to win.

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  • Former Yankees pitcher Kuroda wins in Japan comeback

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda won his first game in his return to Japanese baseball on Sunday.

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  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" 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.

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  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States and Iran have moved close to agreement on key aspects of a nuclear deal but some problems remain four days ahead of a target date for an initial agreement, officials said Sunday.

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  • Tunisian forces 'kill nine from main jihadist group'

    Tunisian forces have killed nine men belonging to the country's main jihadist group, which was accused of organising the attack on its national museum, the interior ministry said Sunday. "Nine terrorists were killed last night (Saturday) in the mountainous area of Sidi Aich" in west-central…

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  • Sydney FC beats 1st-place Wellington in A-League

    SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney FC beat the first-place Wellington Phoenix 3-0 on Sunday to tighten up an already close race for the top positions in Australia's A-League.

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