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Ex-Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew’s health deteriorates

The health of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has deteriorated further and he remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday. Singapore's first prime minister Lee, 91, has been in hospital with severe pneumonia since Feb. 5. “Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further,” the government statement said, without giving further details. The update follows Tuesday's announcement that Lee's health had worsened due to an infection.

8 Indian women die, 20 ill after sterilizations

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries in a free government-run program to help slow the country’s population growth.