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With LKY laid to rest, now we can examine the man behind the legend

A eulogy has strange powers. It brings the dead back to life as we listen,......

Sri Lankan president’s brother dies in axe attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two......

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Malaysia detains notorious ‘Viking’ poaching vessel

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Australia: Caped refugee campaigner disrupts Cricket World Cup final

In a jampacked Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), a cape-wearing man came out to steal the......

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Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 7:10PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has proposed two new anti-terror laws that reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts to curb militant activities in the country....

Philippines ends major offensive it says killed 139 rebels

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 5:56PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military chief says a month-long offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels in the south has ended after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and their bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops....

Wild rhino kills 1, injures more in southern Nepal city

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 5:45PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino has entered a city in southern Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several other people....

AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 4:07PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage....

Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:58AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — International Olympic Committee inspectors are departing Beijing after offering a positive evaluation of the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:12PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged another suspect with crimes against humanity, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest....

With LKY laid to rest, now we can examine the man behind the legend

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:16PM UTC View Comments

A eulogy has strange powers. It brings the dead back to life as we listen, enthralled by captivating stories about what he did, who he was, and what he aspired towards. For as long as we listened, Mr Lee Kuan Yew lived; time was suspended and we re-lived his life as the founder of a nation, as a statesman, and as a father and husband. But just as surely as all eulogies must end, so must our moment of fantasy....

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3 dead as rebels attack government convoy in northeast India

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:52AM UTC View Comments

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say 3 policemen were killed and six others injured when militants attacked a convoy of lawmakers in India's remote northeast....

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Flood in shale mine in central China leaves at least 5 dead

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:49AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — A flood in a shale mine in central China has left at least five miners dead and one missing....

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Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:45AM UTC View Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced that it will join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank....

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Caught in the middle: An interview with blogger Jeraldine Phneah

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 5:05PM UTC View Comments

Two days before Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away, on March 21, Jeraldine Phneah published a post titled, “A Middle Ground Perspective on Lee Kuan Yew’s death”. In her article, Ms Phneah, a 24-year-old lifestyle blogger, wrote that she would feel sad, “but not extremely so” about Mr Lee’s death. She explained that Mr Lee did not deserve all the credit for Singapore's success, that Mr Lee had lived a good life for 91 years, and that he did not exactly "sacrifice a lot" for Singapore....

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Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:16PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is arguing for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while speaking a major regional economic conference....

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