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 2015-03-28 22:30   

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  Voting extended in 300 Nigeria polling stations: electoral commission...[ + ]

Voting in Nigeria's general election has been extended to Sunday (Mar 29) in 300 out of 150,000 polling stations after technical glitches marred polling nationwide....



 2015-03-28 22:20   

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  Bale forgets about Real woes as Wales set course for finals...[ + ]

Gareth Bale forgot all about his recent troubles at Real Madrid when scoring twice in a superb Wales victory over Israel on Saturday that kept them on course for next year's Euro 2016 finals in France....



 2015-03-28 22:20   

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  Dzeko hat-trick kick-starts Bosnia's Euro 2016 campaign...[ + ]

Bosnia captain Edin Dzeko struck a hat-trick to kick-start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they beat no-hopers Andorra 3-0 in a one-sided Group B match in Andorra La Vella on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 22:10   

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  Fellaini double helps five-goal Belgium thrash Cyprus...[ + ]

Marouane Fellaini struck twice as Belgium moved within three points of Euro 2016 Group B qualifying leaders Wales with a 5-0 thumping of Cyprus on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 22:10   

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  Serena deals with Niculescu but Bouchard upset...[ + ]

Serena Williams put aside her knee injury to begin her bid for an eighth Miami Open title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Romanias Monica Niculescu at Key Biscayne on Saturday but sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard was upset by German qualifier Tatjana Maria....



 2015-03-28 22:05   

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  Eder strikes on debut to salvage Italy draw in Bulgaria...[ + ]

Injury-hit Italy salvaged a 2-2 draw against Bulgaria in a pulsating Euro 2016 Group H encounter at a near-empty Vasil Levski stadium on Saturday thanks to Brazilian-born debutant Eder's brilliant late equaliser....



 2015-03-28 22:00   

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  Dutch strike late to spoil Turkish delight...[ + ]

The Netherlands scored two minutes into stoppage time with a deflected Wesley Sneijder shot to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey in their Euro 2016 Group A qualifier on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 21:58   

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  170 foreign dignitaries paid their respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House...[ + ]

SINGAPORE About170 foreign dignitaries from about 27 countries,regions andinternational organisations attended the four-day lying in state, said the State Funeral organising committee yesterday (March 28). This included the King of Bhutan Jigme......



 2015-03-28 21:55   

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  Irish governing parties see poll boost as Sinn Fein falters...[ + ]

Support for Ireland's governing parties has increased sharply since December and support for left-wing challenger Sinn Fein has fallen in the same period, a leading pollster said on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 21:55   

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  Spanish 'pop-up' Pompidou art center opens in Malaga...[ + ]

France's Pompidou Center on Saturday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga the first of several international outposts....



 2015-03-28 21:45   

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  Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe...[ + ]

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds....



 2015-03-28 21:09   

Today Online

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  Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum...[ + ]

BOAO (China) - Chinese President Xi Jinping argued today (March 28) for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Mr Xi delivered the keynote address at the Boao Forum ...



 2015-03-28 20:55   

Today Online

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  In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader is known for his sharp tongue...[ + ]

BANGKOK - Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched - or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler. Since leading a putsch that ousted Thailand's elected....



 2015-03-28 20:55   

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  Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS...[ + ]

Libya told an Arab summit on Saturday that a U.N. arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State militants....



 2015-03-28 20:50   

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  Peaceful wind down to Mr Lee Kuan Yews lying in state...[ + ]

SINGAPORE After three days of crowds thronging the City Hall area to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the fourth and final day of Mr Lee's lying in state wound down peacefully today (March 28). Some came dashing in, just making it in the nick....



 2015-03-28 20:06   

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  Cycling: Chernetski wins 6th stage, Porte retains lead in Catalonia...[ + ]

Russia's Sergei Chernetski claimed victory on the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Australian Richie Porte maintained his overall lead....



 2015-03-28 20:04   

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  EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko...[ + ]

A summit between top EU officials and Ukraine's leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced....



 2015-03-28 20:00   

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  Xavi close to deal with Al Sadd, says Qatari club...[ + ]

Barcelona midfielder and former Spain international Xavi is close to agreeing a deal to join Al Sadd, the Qatari side said on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 19:57   

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  Golf: Ramsey shares lead in wide open Trophy Hassan II...[ + ]

Scottish duo Richie Ramsey and Andrew McArthur along with Frenchman Romain Wattel shared the lead on seven under par following the third round of the Trophy Hassan II in Agadir....



 2015-03-28 19:55   

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  6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile...[ + ]

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile on Saturday (Mar 28), the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of damage....



 2015-03-28 19:49   

Today Online

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  Lee Kuan Yew meant a lot to me: Kissinger...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - As he paid his last respects to an old friend today (March 28), former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 91, could not contain his emotions and teared up as he walked away from the casket of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Speaking t...



 2015-03-28 19:35   

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  Tear down operation begins after queue to pay respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew closed...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - With the closure of the queue for the lying in state at the Parliament House at 8pm, another operation kickstarted that of tearing down the hundreds of tents and thousands of barricades that have been essential in managing the massive crowds....



 2015-03-28 19:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  EU's Juncker postpones Kiev visit due to kidney stones...[ + ]

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has postponed plans to visit Kiev on Monday because he needs to receive treatment for kidney stones....



 2015-03-28 19:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Czechs grab late goal to salvage 1-1 Latvia draw...[ + ]

The Czech Republic salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to Latvia thanks to a 90th minute Vaclav Pilar goal in their Euro 2016 qualifier to stay top of Group A on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 19:35   

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  Former F1 racer Montagny banned for doping...[ + ]

Ex-Formula One racer Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year ban by the sport's governing body after he failed a dope test while competing in the new Formula E electric series in November....



 2015-03-28 19:35   

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  Superb Croatia march on with 5-1 win over Norway...[ + ]

Croatia edged closer to the Euro 2016 finals after an impressive 5-1 home win over Norway on Saturday stretched their unbeaten home record in European Championship qualifiers to 29 matches....



 2015-03-28 19:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Woods will fall outside world's top 100 on Monday...[ + ]

Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years....



 2015-03-28 19:33   

Today Online

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  One minute of silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew across Singapore tomorrow...[ + ]

SINGAPORE Before the minute of silence is observed tomorrow (March 29) as part of the State Funeral for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, all MRT trains will pull to a stop at stations and open their doors. Buses scheduled to depart from bus interchanges or......



 2015-03-28 19:15   

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  Bale, Ramsey on target as Wales crush Israel 3-0 to go top...[ + ]

Two goals from Gareth Bale and another from Aaron Ramsey gave Wales an emphatic 3-0 win over hosts Israel and took them to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group B on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 18:25   

Today Online

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  Mr Lee Kuan Yews state funeral will be a moment for all to share together: PM Lee...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - The days following Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death on Monday has been a tremendous experience, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who arrived today (March 28) at the Padang about 15 minutes before the four-day lying in state of Mr Lee drew to an......



 2015-03-28 18:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  US, allies target Islamic State in Tikrit, other Iraqi cities...[ + ]

U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq during a 24-hour period, with eight strikes near militant-held Tikrit, the U.S. military said on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 18:00   

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  Odegaard becomes youngest player to start Euro qualifier...[ + ]

Martin Odegaard, who is aged 16 years and 101 days, became the youngest player to start a European Championship qualifying match when he took the field in Norway's Group H tie against Croatia on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 17:57   

Channel NewsAsia

  Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown...[ + ]

Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone on Saturday after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, residents said....



 2015-03-28 17:48   

Channel NewsAsia

  Lee Kuan Yew's lying in state - in numbers...[ + ]

Mr Lee Kuan Yew's lying in state at Parliament House started on Wednesday (Mar 25), during which nearly 1.5 million people turned up at the Padang and at various community sites to pay their respects to Singapore's late founding Prime Minister....



 2015-03-28 17:45   

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  Thousands march through Rome against Renzi's labour reform...[ + ]

Tens of thousands of workers marched through the centre of Rome on Saturday against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reform of the labour market, headed by a popular union chief who is seen by many as a possible future leader of Italy's left....



 2015-03-28 17:45   

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  Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga...[ + ]

Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped B...



 2015-03-28 17:43   

Today Online

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  Schooling wins first individual NCAA title...[ + ]

SINGAPORE National swimmer Joseph Schooling won his first individual swimming title at the prestigious NCAA Division 1 men's swimming championships this morning (March 28), after clocking 44.51secs in the men's 100-yard (91.44m) butterfly to erase......



 2015-03-28 17:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown...[ + ]

Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone on Saturday after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, residents said....



 2015-03-28 17:32   

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  Minnesota finds third bird flu infection in commercial poultry...[ + ]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday confirmed the third infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in a commercial poultry flock in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey-producing state....



 2015-03-28 17:32   

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  Angie's List halts expansion over Indiana law seen targeting gays...[ + ]

The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website halts a planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters over a new Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people....



 2015-03-28 17:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Gudjohnsen's comeback goal helps Iceland go joint top...[ + ]

The evergreen Eidur Gudjohnsen opened the scoring and Birkir Bjarnason netted twice as Iceland romped to a 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan to join Czech Republic at the top of Euro 2016 Group A qualifying on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 17:25   

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  Kenya hits out at Britain's tougher travel warning...[ + ]

Kenya's government said on Saturday it was "shocked and concerned" over the latest travel warnings issued by Britain and others and said security conditions in the east African country were improving....



 2015-03-28 17:23   

Channel NewsAsia

  No flying of drones near state funeral procession for Lee Kuan Yew: CAAS...[ + ]

Those who fly unmanned aircraft within restricted areas can be fined up to S$20,000 in the first instance, and can be jailed up to 15 months for repeat offences....



 2015-03-28 17:12   

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  Figure Skating: Fernandez upsets Hanyu to take gold in Shanghai...[ + ]

Javier Fernandez successfully landed two quadruple jumps in his free skate to become Spain's first male champion at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai....



 2015-03-28 17:08   

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  Libya's Tripoli parliament says troops pull back from major oil ports: Lawmaker...[ + ]

A rival Libyan parliament based in the capital Tripoli has ordered the withdrawal of troops loyal to it from frontlines near Libya's biggest oil ports, a senior lawmaker said....



 2015-03-28 16:59   

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  170 foreign dignitaries paid respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew lying in state...[ + ]

Visitors on Saturday (Mar 29) to Parliament House include Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, the King of Bhutan, ex-US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger....



 2015-03-28 16:53   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Coffin Bearer Party ready to give Mr Lee Kuan Yew a dignified send-off...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - With a singular focus on giving founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew a solemn and dignified send-off, the 18 members of his Coffin Bearer Party have been practising since Monday (March 23) for the final two ceremonies they will perform tomorro...



 2015-03-28 16:29   

Today Online

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  Foreign dignitaries, close friends to attend Mr Lee Kuan Yews state funeral...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Several foreign dignitaries will be attending the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's State Funeral Service this Sunday (March 29), which will be held at the University Cultural Centre at National University of Singapore. The full list is as......



 2015-03-28 16:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Libya's Tripoli parliament says troops pull back from major oil ports -lawmaker...[ + ]

A rival Libyan parliament based in the capital Tripoli has ordered the withdrawal of troops loyal to it from frontlines near Libya's biggest oil ports, a senior lawmaker said on Saturday....



 2015-03-28 16:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Mr Lee Kuan Yew lived simply and was prudent: ESM Goh...[ + ]

However, Mr Goh Chok Tong says Mr Lee Kuan Yew was not stingy as he donated possibly millions of dollars from the royalties of his books to education and other funds....




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