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Tens of thousands of Singaporeans braved waits of up to 10 hours outside parliament March 27 to pay their last respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew despite appeals from overwhelmed officials to honour him elsewhere.
SINGAPORE – Agence France-Presse
Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands Wednesday to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew as his flag-draped coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing.
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Hundreds of people on March 22 attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.
An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was innocent, the interior minister said March 23.
LUCKNOW - Agence France-Presse
At least 30 people, including children, were killed and dozens more injured when an express train derailed in northern India on March 20, authorities said
Singapore plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tributeMarch 23 after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who forged a prosperous city-state out of unpromising beginnings.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
Japan marked the 20th anniversary on March 20 of coordinated attacks on the Tokyo subway system, when a doomsday cult released a Nazi-developed nerve gas on packed trains, killing 13 people and injuring 6,000
NEW DELHI - Agence Presse France
Police have detained more than 1,000 people in eastern India over a cheating scandal that saw relatives scale the walls of a school exam centre to help students, a senior officer said March 22.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Shinzo Abe is expected to become the first Japanese prime minister in history to address a joint session of the US Congress, crowning an April visit focused on deepening trade and military ties.
BANGALORE, India – Agence France-Presse
India’s famously frugal Mars mission has been extended by around six months thanks to a surplus of fuel on board the spacecraft, the country’s space agency said March 24.
KOLKATA- Agence France-Presse
Shops and schools in a town in eastern India where an elderly nun was gang-raped closed March 17 in protest over perceived police inaction, as anger mounts over the 'inhuman' crime, business owners said.
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