While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 29 edition

Funeral of Mr Lee Kuan Yew on March 29: What you should know

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, will embark on his final journey through Singapore on Sunday, March 29.

His coffin will leave Parliament House, where he has been lying in state since March 25, at 12.30pm.

The funeral procession will travel 15.4km.

For members of the public who wish to send Mr Lee off, here is what to expect.

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500 Singaporeans attend memorial service for Mr Lee Kuan Yew in London

The Singapore High Commission in London has never seen so many visitors at its Belgravia building on Saturday morning, when about 500 Singaporeans turned up for a memorial service for founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Many could not enter the building and had to stand outside the door. The High Commissioner, Ms Foo Chi Hsia, and six other Singaporeans living in the United Kingdom paid tribute to Mr Lee.

One of them, Ms Azra Moiz, 52, who runs her own consultancy and training company in London, spoke fondly of having discovered a black and white photo last year of her family and her with Mr Lee and his family taken at Mount Faber.

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UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Teheran.

Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids in his country until the Huthi Shi'ite rebels surrender, branding them Iran's "puppet".

The impoverished and deeply tribal Arabian Peninsula state, on the front line of the US battle against Al-Qaeda, is the scene of the latest emerging proxy struggle between Middle East powers.

A Sunni Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies, is battling to avoid having a pro-Iran regime on its doorstep, as the Huthi rebels tighten the noose around Hadi's southern stronghold of Aden.

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Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

Victor Zamora is one of 33 men who were thrust into the international spotlight when they became trapped deep underground after a collapse at the San Jose copper mine in the Atacama desert.

Zamora's house was washed away early Tuesday along with most other structures in his small mining village, located near the town of Copiapo, about 800km north of Santiago.

"This is another tragedy, we have lost everything," Zamora told AFP, speaking from the town of Tierra Amarilla.

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Golf: Woods will fall outside world's top 100 on Monday

Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years.

The 39-year-old American is down at number 96 and a world ranking official told Reuters that he is likely to slip to 102nd when the list is adjusted after this weekend's tournaments.

Woods posted an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, his worst round as a professional, as he slumped outside the leading 50 in the rankings for the first time in more than three years.

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