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Founding prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

LEE Kuan Yew, who led the tiny island outpost of Singapore during the half-century from the end of British colonial rule to become the first-choice of many business and financial investors in Asia, died at Singapore General Hospital this morning. In what Mr. Lee often referred to as a First World oasis in a Third World region, the country's citizens enjoy widespread prosperity and and exceptionally good governance.

Founding prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew dead at 91

LEE Kuan Yew, who led the tiny island outpost of Singapore during the half-century from the end of British colonial rule to become arguably the most highly-regarded nation in Asia, died at Singapore General Hospital on the morning of 23 March 2015 . In what Mr. Lee referred to as a First World oasis in a Third World region, the country's citizens enjoy widespread prosperity and and exceptionally good governance.

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) to resign seat in Congress amid enquiries

One of the Republican Party's fastest-rising stars, Representative Aaron Schock of Illinois has decided to resign his seat in Congress at the end of the month amid enquiries into financial and ethics issues. The 33-year old lawmaker from Peoria was one of the top fundraisers in the Republican House and had won a spot on the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of StarTrek fame, dies at 83

Leonard Simon Nimoy, who became known to decades of television and movie viewers for his performances in both as the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock, died Friday, 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles. Who would have guessed that a child born in a Yiddish-speaking home in Boston of Jewish immigrant parents from the Ukraine would grow to achieve nearly cult-hero status among generations of Trekkies as the logical Mr. Spock?

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dead in Riyadh at 90

King Abdullah bin Abdullaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Sa'ud of Saudi Arabia died on Friday, 23 January 2015 in Riyadh. Believed to have been born in 1924, he would have been 90 years of age. The royal family moved quickly to assure a smooth transition of power in a nation that is a Western ally, as well as the world’s largest exporter of oil, and the religious center of the Islamic faith. Abdullah’s half-brother, Crown Prince Salman who is 79 years of age, announced in a televised statement that the king had died and that he had assumed the throne.