Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral
SINGAPORE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT
Hong Kong (AFP) - 05:39 GMT - Housing and education - The procession route has been carefully planned to take in landmarks considered emblematic of Lee's social achievements, including public housing estates -- 90.3 percent of Singaporeans own their own homes under a programme started by Lee, who believed home ownership gave citizens a stake in their country. It also passed by Singapore Polytechnic, a nod to the founding leader's emphasis on education as vital to the city-state's future. 05:26 GMT - Tough leader - The procession has passed by the headquarters of Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation bureau -- a symbol of the former prime minister's tough stance against graft. Lee, who held office for 31 years, was an authoritarian and controversial leader, but is widely revered for having transformed Singapore from a British colonial outpost into one of Asia's wealthiest societies in his three decades in power.
Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas
European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in prices. In northern Europe, farmers have hailed the move as a chance to cash in on the growing global thirst for milk, particularly in China. The Netherlands and Germany, Europe's largest producer, are gearing up for increases of 20 percent.
Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, authorities said early Sunday.