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Singaporeans pay final respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans paid their final respects today to their country's first ever Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Tens of thousands of people 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 island nation.

Tributes were paid to Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Credit: RTV

Current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee's son, delivered a eulogy at his father's state funeral, paying tribute to his father's lasting legacy.

He said: "His was the original Singapore Roar: passionate, formidable and indomitable.

"To those who seek Mr Lee Kuan Yew's monument, Singaporeans can reply proudly: 'look around you'."

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong bows his head in front of a picture of his father and Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew Credit: REUTERS/Edgar Su
People pay their respects to the late first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at a community tribute site in Singapore Credit: REUTERS/Edgar Su


President: 'Tunisia will stay united against terrorism'

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said his country will stay "united against terrorism" in the wake of the Bardo museum massacre.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during the anti-terrorism march Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Dunand/Pool

Speaking after a mass anti-terror march through the country's capital today Essebsi said: "The Tunisian people will not bow.

"We will stay united against terrorism until we wipe out this phenomenon."

The march, which was attended by tens of thousands of people, including world leaders such as France's President Hollande was organised as a sign of solidarity against Islamist militants following the terrorist attack on a Tunisian museum which killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman.

World leaders took part in the march Credit: RTV
Tens of thousands marched through the streets of Tunisia's capital today as part of an anti-terrorism demonstration Credit: APTN

Air Canada plane crash: 23 passengers and crew injured

Airline Air Canada have confirmed that 23 people, including passengers and crew members, suffered non-life threatening injuries after one of their planes crash landed and slid off a runway.

The Airbus A320 was flying from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with 133 passengers and five crew members onboard, when it left the runway in Halifax shortly after midnight today.

Photos posted online by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada showed the nose of the airplane had broken off and one wing was badly damaged. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

An Air Canada Airbus A320 lies in the snow after it skidded off the runway at Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia Credit: REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada
The Air Canada Flight 624 crash-landed in the east coast city of Halifax Credit: REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Iran nuclear 'compromises' could break impasse

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Credit: PA Wire

Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises aimed at breaking an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday.

Officials have said that they still had no agreement and were unable to move on several sticking points as they work toward a March 31 deadline in Switzerland.

In a significant development, several officials said Tehran had indicated a willingness to accept fewer than 6,000 nuclear centrifuges and sending most of its enriched uranium stockpiles for storage in Russia.

Western powers, on the other hand, were considering the idea of allowing Iran to conduct limited, closely monitored enrichment-related work for medical purposes at an underground facility called Fordow.


Thousands take to Tunis streets in anti-terror march

Demonstrators at an anti-terror march in Tunis Credit: APTN

World leaders joined thousands of demonstrators in Tunis taking part in an anti-terror march.

In attendance was President Francois Hollande, who earlier today announced that French woman Huguette Dupeu, who was injured in the attack, had died from her wounds.

Demonstrators chanted 'Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!' Credit: APTN

Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!" demonstrators marched to the Bardo Museum, the scene of an attack in which 21 tourists and a Tunisian died.

Police oversaw the march where thousands took to the street in Tunis Credit: APTN

Hours before the march, the Tunisian Prime Minister said that the alleged leader of the attack, Lokman Abu Sakhra had been killed in an anti-terrorism operation.

Clarke: We won World Cup for Hughes

Michael Clarke says Australia won the World Cup for Phil Hughes, the batsman who died last year.

Australian international Hughes was killed when he was struck by a bouncer last year in a Sheffield Shield match, and Clarke wanted this triumph to be in his honour.

Michael Clarke holds the trophy aloft. Credit: PA

"I think for everybody in Australian cricket it's been really tough few months.

"I'm sure I don't just speak for myself, I'm sure everybody standing on this stage tonight will say that we've played this World Cup with 16 players and tonight is certainly dedicated to our little brother and our team-mate Phillip Hughes.

"Hughes used to party as good as any of them so I'll make sure we drink two (beers) at a time tonight, one for Hughesy and one for us."

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