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Singapore Mourns As Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Dies At 91

Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91. The city-state’s prime minister for 31 years, he was widely respected as the architect of Singapore’s prosperity. But he was criticised for his iron grip on power. Under him freedom of speech was tightly restricted ... Read More »

Yemen president flees palace after jet attack

Yemen’s president has been forced to flee his presidential palace after two fighter planes targeted his residence in Aden, a government official has said. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was evacuated on Thursday after the planes opened fire, hitting his residence in the southern city. “President Hadi has been evacuated to a safe place but he has not left the country,” Hadi’s aide ... Read More »

Obama congratulates Netanyahu on election win

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his recent election win, after a campaign that soured relations between the two allies. Obama spoke to the Israeli leader “to congratulate him on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats,” the White House said. “The president emphasized the importance the ... Read More »

Prince Harry Set To Quit Army

After nearly a decade with the British military, he has announced in a statement that he is leaving the armed forces. “Moving on from the Army has been a really tough decision,” he said in a statement released Tuesday. “I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the chance to do some very challenging jobs and have met many fantastic ... Read More »

ISIS Kidnaps 20 In Libya

ISIS militants attacked a Libyan hospital and kidnapped 20 medical workers, a hospital official said — the latest example of the Islamist extremist group’s reach into North Africa. About 30 gunmen tied to the group calling itself the Islamic State stormed Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte on Monday while a bus was waiting to take the workers to Tripoli, Libya’s ... Read More »

Unarmed Mexican Shot Down By Police In Washington

Two autopsies. Two different opinions as to whether an unarmed Mexican national was shot from behind by police in Pasco, Washington, earlier this month. Charles Herrmann, an attorney for the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, said Thursday that an autopsy conducted by a doctor he hired showed two bullets hit the 35-year-old orchard worker in the back of the arm and ... Read More »

Putin’s Popularity Rises

The economy’s in the tank, the currency’s crumbling, and he’s risking diplomatic isolation for doubling down on Ukraine. So how is it that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity is at a whopping 86%? That’s the conclusion of a poll conducted this month by the Levada Center. Last month, Putin’s approval rating was at 85%. The Levada-Center describes itself as an ... Read More »

Avalanches Claims 168 Lives In Afghanistan

As the avalanches continue in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, the death toll keeps rising. For a third day in a row, heavy snowstorms caused avalanches in the Panjshir province on Thursday, bringing the total to 168, officials said. They began Tuesday, continued Wednesday and two more avalanches took place Thursday, said provincial Gov. Abdul Rahman Kabiri. Authorities fear the toll will ... Read More »

It’s time for an Arab coalition against ISIS

As ISIS continues it murderous rampage in the Middle East, Egypt’s President said it’s time for more Arab countries to join forces against the terror group. “The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a televised speech Sunday. El-Sisi said Jordan and the United Arab Emirates ... Read More »

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend Lashes Out At Inlaws

The boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is fighting for her life at an Atlanta hospital, unleashed against her family Monday on Twitter, defending his actions and accusing her father of wanting her money. Brown is the daughter of R&B singer Bobby Brown and the late star Whitney Houston. “Bobby seen his daughter 4 times in the last 5 yrs,” ... Read More »