While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 30 edition

CNN's Fareed Zakaria pays tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew on his GPS cable TV show

Leading CNN journalist and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria yesterday called Mr Lee Kuan Yew the most interesting man he had ever interviewed on his popular hour-long GPS show which airs on the American cable news network each week.

"People often ask me who is the most interesting political figure you've ever interviewed. The answer to that question died last week and was put to rest today in a state funeral," said Zakaria, 51, a Mumbai-born American, leading in to a 5-minute tribute to Mr Lee that aired nationwide in the United States yesterday.

During his show's seven years on the air, Zakaria has interviewed more than 600 people from 60 countries, including more than 35 heads of state,

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Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight offered no indication of horror to follow

The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict.

This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper.

Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday.

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Afghan MP survives targeted suicide attack in Kabul that kills three others

An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.

The parliamentarian, Gul Pacha Majidi, had been leaving a meeting in east Kabul when the bomber approached him on foot.

"The bodyguards saw a suspicious man and tried to stop him, but he detonated his vest," Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said.

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Football: Germany boost Euro campaign with Georgia win

Marco Reus and Thomas Mueller's first-half goals sealed a 2-0 win in Georgia on Sunday to put world champions Germany's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign back on track.

After suffering a shock defeat to Poland and drawing at home to Ireland last October, Joachim Loew's Germany arrived in Tbilisi needing three points to stay in the hunt for top spot in Group D.

Scotland's 6-1 drubbing of bottom side Gibraltar in Glasgow means the Scots, Poland and Germany are all level on 10 points in the table ahead of Sunday night's qualifier in Dublin between Ireland and Poland.

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Animated Home trumps expectations with huge US$54 million debut at US box office

Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of Home, a film about an alien lost on earth featuring voices by such big names as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Jim Parsons.

The family film was the weekend's top ticket seller, pulling in a sterling US$54 million (S$74 million), easily eclipsing projections that had it bowing to between US$30 million and US$35 million. It's one of the studio's best-ever openings for an original movie and the biggest debut it has had since 2012's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted kicked off to US$60.3 million in 2012.

The studio has suffered through a string of film flops such as Turbo and Mr. Peabody and Sherman, as well as failed sales to Hasbro and SoftBank.

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