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

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Pacquiao-Mayweather Watch: Beyond the numbers, the intangibles

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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......

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the city-state......

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South Korea’s swimming star Park apologizes for doping ban

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Afghanistan: The role of social media in bringing justice for Farkhunda

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:51PM UTC

Though now based in Kabul, I learned about Farkhunda’s death on social media — as many people did both in and outside Afghanistan. Pictures of the tragic and shocking event had been posted on a Facebook’s security page used by Afghans in and out of Kabul to navigate suicide bombs, protests, shootings, traffic accidents and explosions in their city commute. These postings, which include pictures, eye-witness accounts and on the spot news stories (once media teams make it to the site), also are filled with discussion and venting about the state of security in Afghanistan. The death of the 27-year-old...

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

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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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