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Lee Kuan Yew's funeral procession begins

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) The funeral procession of Singapore's founder prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has started on Sunday. Lee died at the age of 91 on Monday after a long battle with pneumonia. His casket was carried out of Parliament House by the Coffin Bearer Party, commanded by Brigadier-General Ong Tze-Ch'in, Commander, 3rd Division, comprising eight senior officers from th...

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Croatian coach criticises players despite 5-1 win

Zagreb, March 29 (IANS) It is a rare occasion that you hear a football coach being critical about his team's performance when he is on the winning side, especially with a 5-1 victory. Most coaches would glorify the efficiency of his players and enjoy the moment, but Crotian's Niko Kovac is not that kind of a coach or that kind of a person, reports Xinhua. Yes, I can say I am sati...

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Policeman honoured for hunting Boston Marathon bombers shot in face

Washington, March 29 (IANS) A policeman honoured for helping pursue the terrorists who attacked runners and spectators at the 2013 Boston Marathon has been shot in the face and is in an induced coma, authorities said. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was wounded in Boston on Friday night during a routine traffic stop, Efe news agency cited police Commissioner William Evans as telling a press c...

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Belgium-born United star gets Brazil U-20 call-up

Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Brazil have called up Belgium-born Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira for an Under-20 World Cup warm-up tournament in Austria next month. Pereira, whose parents are both Brazilian, was among 20 players named by Brazil's football federation on Saturday for Under-20 friendlies against Cameroon, Qatar and Honduras, reports Xinhua. The 19-yea...

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Singapore airport to observe a minute of silence

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Singapore's Changi Airport will be observing a minute of silence across its three terminals at 4 p.m. on Sunday as a mark of respect to late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. The funeral of Lee, who died at the age of 91 on Monday after a long battle with pneumonia, is being held on Sunday. Changi Airport Group said in a statement that public announce...

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Kerala Christians observe Palm Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Churches in Kerala on Sunday were crowded on the occasion of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is celebrated with a lot of reverence as churches distribute palm leaves, freshly cut from coconut trees, to commemorate Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday. Starting...

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Germanwings crash: British victim's father appeals to airlines

London, March 29 (IANS) The father of a British man who was aboard the ill-fated Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, has urged the airlines to look after their pilots properly. Philip Bramley, whose son Paul, 28, was among 150 people killed when the Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the French Alps, said the victim...

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Hamburg not to extend contract with van der Vaart, Jansen

Hamburg, March 29 (IANS) Football club Hamburger SV CEO Dietmar Beiersdorfer has said the Bundesliga side would not extend the contracts for captain Rafael van der Vaart and Marcell Jansen. Midway through the relegation battle, Beiersdorfer on Saturday announced on the club's homepage that the expiring contracts of veteran midfielders van der Vaart and Jansen won't be extended, reported ...

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Croatia beat Norway to stay on top in Euro qualifiers

Zagreb, March 29 (IANS) In front of more than 23,000 loud supporters, Croatia beat Norway 5-1 to stay at the top of the table in the Group H of EURO 2016 qualifiers. For the first time in his career Real Madrid young prodigy Martin Odegaard was included in Norway's starting 11 on Saturday. On numerous occasions the 16-year-old was locked in battle with his Real teammate Croatia's superst...

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Cloudy Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning on Sunday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met office has forecast a cloudy ahead with light rains in some parts of the city. Sunday morning was cloudy and the day ahead is likely to remain the same. Light rain or thunder show...

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Sneijder earns Netherlands late point against Turkey

Amsterdam, March 29 (IANS) The Netherlands drew 1-1 in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Turkey here thanks to a late strike by Wesley Sneijder. Both teams needed a good result to maintain in the race for one of the top positions in Group A, but the pressure was especially on the home team on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Under Louis van Gaal, the Dutch finished third at the 201...

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Guinea declares Ebola emergency in five regions

London, March 29 (IANS) Guinean President Alpha Conde on Sunday declared a 45-day health emergency in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. Conde declared a reinforced health emergency for a period of 45 days in the prefectures of Forecariah, Coyah, Dubreka, Boffa and Kindia in a statement published in state media, BBC reported. The focus of the virus...

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Lee was the tallest leaders of our times: Modi

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described Singapore's founder prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as among the tallest leaders of our times. Modi arrived in Singapore early Sunday to join a host of world leaders for the funeral of Lee, who died at the age of 91 on Monday after a long battle with pneumonia. The passing away of Lee Kuan Yew marks the end o...

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Africa's 'mysterious' city and its visitors

A realm of unimaginable riches or knowledge, or where time stands still and aging stops... mankind always had a penchant for dreaming up places like Atlantis, El Dorado, Shangri-La, Iram of the Pillars and the like and then making huge efforts to find them. Conversely, some actual places achieved fabled status due to hazy information - like this African city, once an unparalleled hub of knowledge...

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Indian tourism reaches out to Indonesia

Bali, March 29 (IANS) Inspired by Sahabat India, the ongoing festival of India in Indonesia, captains of the Indian tourism industry, comprising over 500 members of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), held their annual India Travel Congress 2015 and exposition from March 26-28 in the island of Bali, the tourism gateway of Indonesia. The Indian Travel Congress, which seeks to p...

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Wanjiru, Degefa win in Prague half marathon

Prague, March 29 (IANS) Kenyan runner Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru and Ethiopian Worknesh Degefa have won the men's and women's competition respectively at the Prague half marathon. Wanjiru clocked 59 minutes 51 seconds, while Degefa finished in one hour and 07:14 minutes on Saturday, reports Xinhua. The biggest favourite of men's race, Kenyan Leonard Komon, was six seconds behind Wanji...

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Indian-American mother seeks return of her abducted children

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Recounting her heartrending tale of woe, an Indian-American mother turned to US lawmakers for help to get back her two children allegedly abducted to India by her ex-husband six years ago. Help me to make my voice heard in a way that shall be meaningful and allow me to be reunited with my children who need the love and nurturing of their mother, said Bindu Phi...

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Serena, Djokovic, Tsonga win, Bouchard stunned at Miami Open

Miami, March 29 (IANS) Serena Williams recovered well from knee injury to ease past Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1 at her Miami Open opener here on Saturday. The match was the first for Serena since she withdrew before the semi-finals at Indian Wells last week, citing a right knee problem, reports Xinhua. It was a little sore in practice, but it was OK today, she said. In the...

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Palmeiras sign Uruguayan defender Egidio

Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Palmeiras have signed Uruguayan left-back Egidio from top Ukrainian football club Dnipro. The announcement came on Saturday, a day after Palmeiras' first-choice left-back, Joao Paulo ruptured knee ligaments while training, reports Xinhua. We saw the need to act quickly, Palmeiras football manager Alexandre Mattos said. Egidio has been relea...

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Without Messi, Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in friendly

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Ever Banega and Federico Mancuello scored in Argentina's 2-0 win over El Salvador as Lionel Messi sidelined for foot injury in Saturday's friendly. Banega scored with a 54th minute shot that deflected off defender Nestor Renderos and beat goalkeeper Derby Carrillo. Mancuello sealed the win with a free-kick from a tight angle in the 88th, reports Xinhua.

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