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Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) -- Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely recognized as the founding father of modern Singapore and who led the country for more than three decades, died early Monday after a battle with severe pneumonia, [...]

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to be charged with corruption within days – WSJ

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to file corruption charges against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey as early as this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the investigation. Menendez [...]

Condition of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew ‘weakens further’ – gov’t

SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely recognized as the founding father of modern Singapore and who led the country for more than three decades, has weakened further, the prime minister's [...]

Condition of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew ‘weakens further’ – gov’t

SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely recognized as the founding father of modern Singapore and who led the country for more than three decades, has weakened further, the prime minister's [...]

Forensic experts identify another MH17 crash victim, 2 still unaccounted-for

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Forensic experts in the Netherlands have identified another victim of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, leaving only two people whose remains have not yet been accounted-for, the Dutch government [...]

Condition of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew worsens

SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely recognized as the founding father of modern Singapore and who led the country for more than three decades, has deteriorated further, the prime [...]

[UPDATE] Brain-damaged inmate executed for 1996 killing of Missouri sheriff’s deputy

Cecil Clayton, who was convicted for the 1996 fatal shooting of a Missouri sheriff's deputy but who claims that a traumatic brain injury renders him incompetent, was executed on late Tuesday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request [...]

[UPDATE] Magnitude-6.6 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, no tsunami threat – seismologists

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Molucca Sea off the island of Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but no tsunami alerts were issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The [...]

[OFFICIAL] 2 service members killed in Dutch helicopter crash in northern Mali – defense chief

Two Dutch service members were killed Tuesday when a helicopter belonging to the UN force MINUSMA crashed in northern Mali, Dutch defense chief General Tom Middendorp said at a press conference. He said the helicopter crash happened during a [...]

[UPDATE] Missouri Supreme Court denies stay of execution for brain-damaged cop killer

The Missouri Supreme Court on Saturday denied a stay of execution for death row inmate Cecil Clayton, who was convicted for the 1996 fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy after an argument with his girlfriend but who claims that a traumatic brain [...]