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Banknotes or airport? Singapore mulls Lee Kuan Yew tribute

Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew International Airport? A banknote with the founding Singaporean leader's face on it? A new national holiday?

Some German theaters are boycotting Avengers: Age of Ultron

Theaters have pulled the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, before its release. It is said the boycott is to send a message to Disney regarding oppressive business practices.

Mediterranean migrants could surge to 500,000 this year: IMO chief

Singapore - The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could surge to 500,000 this year, with deaths at sea reaching thousands if no action is taken against the people who traffic them, the head of the UN's maritime agency warned Wednesday.

Singapore high school maths problem stumps the Internet

Singapore - A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it.

Op-Ed: Apple — A hell of a place to work? Ex-employee allegations

Singapore City - Allegations by a former Apple employee have created a very different picture of Apple to that of its iconic cultural leader, Steve Jobs. The allegations include continuous bullying, a poisonous management culture, and other issues.

Op-Ed: China’s artificial islands in South China Sea – Major own goal?

Sydney - China has been building artificial islands on reefs in the many disputed areas around the South China Sea. Nations in the region are furious, and international business is worried that these new islands dominate major shipping lanes.

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager arrested after posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.

Singapore teen behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew video arrested: Police

Singapore - Singapore police said Monday they have arrested a teenage boy who posted an expletive-laden video on YouTube attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, but the exact charges were unclear.

Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

Singapore - Tens of thousands of Singaporeans gave founding father Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning in the city-state he led from poverty to prosperity.

Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning founding leader Lee

Singapore - Tens of thousands of Singaporeans braved waits of up to 10 hours outside parliament Friday to pay their last respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, despite appeals from overwhelmed officials to honour him elsewhere.

Emotions raw as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore - Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands Wednesday to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew after his flag-draped coffin was taken on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing.

Singapore in mourning as first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies

Singapore - Singapore plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who forged a prosperous city-state out of unpromising beginnings.

Singapore's founding leader Lee 'weakens further': govt

Singapore - The health condition of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew weakened further on Sunday as he battles severe pneumonia in hospital, the government said.

Singapore on edge as Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

Singapore - The health of independent Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew has worsened, the government said Saturday as one of the foremost figures of 20th century Asia struggled with severe pneumonia.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Singapore ex-PM Lee Kuan Yew's health worsens

Singapore - The health of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew has worsened due to an infection after nearly six weeks in hospital, the government said Tuesday.

Studying moths to improve solar cells

Researchers have pioneered a new antireflective coating for solar cells. The design for the coating was inspired by the eyes of a moth. The scientists behind the project hope that it will improve the efficiency of solar panels.

Singapore founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in ICU but 'stable'

Singapore - Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, credited with transforming the city-state to one of Asia's wealthiest economies, is in hospital breathing with the help of a machine but in stable condition, the government said Saturday.

Singapore PM Lee faces surgery for prostate cancer

Singapore - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Monday, but is expected to recover fully after a week's medical leave, his office said Sunday.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.
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