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Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 23, 2015

Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew

Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91: Sept. 16, 1923: Born into wealthy Chinese family in Singapore 1936-1942: Education at prestigious Raffles Institution and Raffles College Feb. 15, 1942: Japanese occupation begins in ...

Quotable quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 23, 2015

Quotable quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

Here are some notable quotes from Singapore’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at the age of 91. On Japan defeating colonial power Britain to occupy Singapore in 1942: “The dark ages had descended on us. It was brutal, cruel. In ...

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Mar 23, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

Singapore’s first and longest-serving prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, died Monday, the prime minister’s office said. He was 91. “The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr. Lee passed away ...

Mar 22, 2015

India police red-faced after raid on brothels finds colleagues

Police in eastern Indian were left red-faced when a raid in a red-light district discovered four of their own along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, a report said Sunday. The four constables had been tasked with transporting the ...

Mar 22, 2015

Former senior Chinese police chief detained on suspicion of murder

The former police chief of the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia has been detained on suspicion of murder, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday, citing public security authorities. Zhao Liping was in charge of the police in Inner Mongolia from 2005 until ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Mar 21, 2015

Paper airplanes, parents help Indian pupils outsmart state exams

Around 600 high school students in eastern India have been expelled for cheating on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations this week, education authorities said Friday. The incident has gotten widespread attention after Indian television footage showed parents and friends of students scaling the outer walls ...