Citizens of Singapore have paid tribute to their longtime leader, Lee Kuan Yew, in a state funeral. Yew, who passed away a week ago, is widely regarded as the founding father of the Southeast Asian city state.
The death sentence for the police officer who murdered German photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan last April has been commuted. The country's highest court has ruled he serve 20 years jail instead, AP says.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has opened a regional economic forum by calling for more cooperation among Asian nations. He urged Asia to build "a community of common destiny."