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Shiite Huthi militia patrol the Sanaa International Airport in Sanaa, on March 28, 2015

Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport

Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. India and Pakis…

  • France's far right breakthrough expected in local elections
    France's far right breakthrough expected in local elections Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate Sunday's final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing … More »

  • Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport
    Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport AFP News - 18 minutes ago

    Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. India and Pakistan also moved to airlift their … More »

  • Firmino earns Brazil 1-0 win over Chile in friendly match
    Firmino earns Brazil 1-0 win over Chile in friendly match Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — Substitute Roberto Firmino scored a second-half winner as Brazil beat Chile 1-0 in an ill-tempered friendly on Sunday for its eighth straight victory in Dunga's second spell as coach. … More »

  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
    Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others Associated Press - 22 minutes ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks … More »

  • Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston
    Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for … More »

  • Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches
    Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    Nigeria's closely fought general election went into a second day on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan. At the same time, military fighter jets and ground troops … More »

  • DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M
    DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly. According to studio estimates ... … More »

  • Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'
    Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination' Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it. … More »

  • Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark
    Brain drain as young Greenlanders leave for Denmark AFP News - 52 minutes ago

    As hopes fade for a commodities boom in Greenland there is growing concern that an exodus of young people could cripple the economy of a territory already facing an uncertain outlook. "People come down here to study and then they become so rooted … More »

  • Egypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists
    Egypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year. … More »

  • Italy's Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
    Italy's Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger AFP News - 54 minutes ago

    Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships. World Cup flops Italy had to settle for … More »

  • O'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should shar …
    O'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should shar … Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the … More »

  • Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
    Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines Associated Press - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term ... … More »

  • Jihadist chief killed in Tunisia as thousands march
    Jihadist chief killed in Tunisia as thousands march AFP News - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Tunisia said Sunday it had killed the leader of the jihadists behind the massacre at its national museum, as foreign leaders joined thousands of Tunisians in a march against extremism. Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!" the demonstrators … More »

  • Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote
    Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in certain areas that suffered technical glitches. … More »

  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
    Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and … More »

  • Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral
    Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has … More »

  • Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals
    Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said. … More »

  • DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found
    DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Forensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain. As well as trying to identify and return bodies to … More »

  • Turkey charges two policemen in Erdogan spying case
    Turkey charges two policemen in Erdogan spying case AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    A Turkish court on Sunday charged two former policemen with illegally eavesdropping on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their extradition from Romania, state-media said. Sedat Zavar, a former police chief, and Ilker Usta, were detained at … More »

 
  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument. Undeterred by heavy rain, about 100,000 people lined a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city to catch a glimpse of the funeral cortege. Lee's coffin, draped in Singapore's red and white flag and protected from the downpour by a glass casing, lay atop a ceremonial gun carriage that was solemnly led past city landmarks from Parliament to a cultural center where the state funeral was held.

  • Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral
    Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

    More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished," his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, told a state funeral attended by 2,200 people including Asia-Pacific leaders at the National University of Singapore.

  • Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee
    Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

    By Rujun Shen and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honour its "founding father". Tens of thousands of people waving flags braved heavy rain and lined the streets to catch a last glimpse of Lee as his coffin was taken by gun carriage on a 15 km procession through the streets of the country he helped build to his state funeral. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, India's Narendra Modi, Indonesia's Joko Widodo and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were among the leaders brushing shoulders with Lee's family and Singapore politicians at the ceremony attended by 2,200 people. Lee, who died aged 91 on Monday, is credited with founding modern Singapore and transforming it from a small, colonial British trading port into one of the world's wealthiest nations.