Friday, 27th March 2015

World

Paying his respects to the Father of the Nation.
SINGAPORE: Singapore is internationally renowned for its efficient organisation, and planning around the death of the city-state's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, is no exception. Within a few hours of his death at 3:18 am, local time, on Monday the government had confirmed the traffic arrangements for his state funeral and sent out invitations. Community centres around the country had glossy photo exhibitions of the former leader ready to roll out. Condolence boards were swiftly erected outside the parliament and Istana, site of the prime minister's official residence. And at the end of...
Vietnam: Vietnamese soldiers and police joined a rescue mission on Thursday searching for survivors after a huge scaffolding collapsed, killing 14 workers and injuring 30 in central Vietnam, the government and state television said. Two of the dead workers are still trapped under the rubble of the structure that collapsed on Wednesday night in the Vung Ang economic zone of Ha Tinh province. All the victims are Vietnamese, state-run Vietnam Television (VTV) said. Rescuers were working urgently to help the victims, Deputy Chairman Dang Quoc Khanh of the provincial People’s Committee said in the...
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