The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign. The usually glittering nighttime majesty of the Empire State Building was set to "faint sparkle" in New York, while theaters on Broadway also toned down the neon. Millions of people around the world were taking part in the annual Earth Hour organized by conservation group WWF, with a string of well-known sights plunging into darkness globally. The famous Las Vegas strip went dim, with the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel turning its lights off, along with several hotels and casinos that normally illuminate the main drag in Sin City.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.
Hong Kong (AFP) - 04:57 GMT - Gun salute - Army howitzers fired off a 21-gun salute and F16 fighters shrieked overhead as the cortège made its way through Singapore's civic square, where Lee Kuan Yew was first sworn in as prime minister in 1959. Crowds lining the streets are shouting Lee's name as the gun carriage passes – led by police, army, navy and airforce members carrying their rifles upside down, barrels wrapped in seals. 04:44 GMT - Funeral procession begins - People are standing in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of the procession, with some crammed onto window ledges at Singapore's City Hall in an attempt to secure a good view. "That is what Singapore is about and that is Mr Lee's legacy.