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New Zealand's Ross Taylor reacts after failing to stop a ball hit by Australia's David Warner during their Cricket World Cup final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed

New Zealand's ride of a lifetime ends in defeat

The 2015 World Cup was, skipper Brendon McCullum said, the ride of a lifetime for New Zealand and even if Australia brought it to a shuddering halt in Sunday's final, their brilliant campaign will not quickly fade from the memory.


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Thousands line the streets from Parliament House, all the way to the heartlands of Singapore to bid their founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. (Photo: Xabryna Kek)

Live updates: The State Funeral of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

On Sunday (Mar 29), Singaporeans will bid a final farewell to the country's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away early on Monday morning. Refresh this page for live updates.



Lee Kuan Yew meant a lot to me: Kissinger

TODAY reports: “It was not a friendship of doing things for each other, it was of learning from each other, but it was not a friendship in which you ask favours," says former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.



A speaker on stage at the Lee Kuan Yew tribute event jointly organised by SBF and the Singapore National Employers Federation. (Photo: Dylan Loh)

Singapore Story is Mr Lee Kuan Yew's continuing legacy: Lim Hng Kiang

Tripartism, involving the cooperation of Government, employers and unions, was another of Mr Lee's key contributions, the Trade and Industry Minister says.

US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

The state of the U.S. labour market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.



Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel throws the trophy as he celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on March 29, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Formula One: Vettel stuns Hamilton in Malaysia

Sebastian Vettel stunned world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Sunday (Mar 29) with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which ignited the Formula One season.

Serena deals with Niculescu but Bouchard upset

Serena Williams put aside her knee injury to begin her bid for an eighth Miami Open title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Niculescu at Key Biscayne on Saturday but sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard was upset by German qualifier Tatjana Maria.



Sunni Welles gives a statement during a new conference with attorney Gloria Allred (C) and Margie Shapiro (R) to allege that she and Shapiro believe that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, in Los Angeles, California March 27, 2015. REUTERS/David McNew

Two new accusers say Bill Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted them

Two more women came forward on Friday accusing veteran comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago, when they were in their teens.



Intel in talks to buy Altera, shares of firms surge

Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top US$10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector.



The GlaxoSmithKline building is pictured in Hounslow, west London June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off

GlaxoSmithKline has reached a deal with the British government to supply a new meningitis B vaccine, following a lengthy stand-off over price with the product's previous owner Novartis.



Pope Francis leaves the main altar as he leads the Palm Sunday mass at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Pope, on Palm Sunday, pays tribute to 'today's martyrs'

Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday celebrations by paying tribute to those killed for their faith, a reference to the victims of Islamic State militants.