While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 23 edition

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, dies aged 91

Singapore's founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, has died, leaving behind the unlikely nation that he and his colleagues fostered and built over five decades as his lasting legacy.

Mr Lee, who would have turned 92 this September, died at the Singapore General Hospital where he had been warded for severe pneumonia since Feb 5.

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said: "The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18 am. He was 91."

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Tributes stream in as Singaporeans mourn death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporean businessman Raymond King, 44, could not believe his eyes when his friend posted news on Facebook about former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's death in the early hours of Monday morning.

Instead of going clubbing as planned, Mr King decided to head to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where Mr Lee had been hospitalised since Feb 5.

"There have been so many rumours, I just had to see if the news is real. I couldn't believe it," he said

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Mr Lee Kuan Yew was 'architect of our modern Republic' says President Tony Tan in condolence letter

President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Monday morning conveyed his condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the death of his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Dr Tan noted that the former prime minister, who died in the early hours of Monday morning aged 91, had dedicated his entire life to Singapore and was the "architect of our modern Republic".

"Few have demonstrated such complete commitment to a cause greater than themselves," the President said in his condolence letter, which was also posted on his Facebook page.

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Why settle for a single boring venue for your dream wedding when you can have 38? 

 

Why settle for a single boring venue for your dream wedding when you can have 38?

US couple Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhiann Woodyard, 32, are doing exactly that - by holding their nuptials an incredible 38 times in 12 countries over six continents.

And they are aiming to complete their globe-trotting journey in under 90 days, according to People.com, having already got hitched in Colombia, Spain, Ireland, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, India, and more recently, Thailand.

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Football: Man United hold off Liverpool's bid for a Champions League spot with 2-1 win

Juan Mata scored twice as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 in a key English Premier League clash on Sunday.

The result allowed the fourth-placed Red Devils to prevent their bitter rivals from leapfrogging them and getting into the Champions League places. More significantly, United also established a five-point cushion over Brendan Rodgers' men.

Mata opened the scoring for the visitors in the 14th minute, finishing coolly from Ander Herrera's pass.

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