• In first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery': NGO

    Islamic State jihadists have beheaded two women in Syria for "witchcraft and sorcery", a monitor said on Tuesday, in the group's first known decapitation of female civilians. Meanwhile, IS re-entered the town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border, seized from it by Kurdish forces two weeks ago, and took back one district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added. Rami Abdel Rahman, the Britain-based watchdog's chief, said IS "executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province... the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner".

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  • Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final. The Canadian 12th seed, crushed by Petra Kvitova in last year's showpiece, was beaten 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Three. Since reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals in January she has suffered eight first-round defeats and was further hampered by a stomach injury against Duan.

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  • Crashed Indonesian military plane had 113 on board - air force spokesman

    A Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a northern residential area two minutes after takeoff on Tuesday was carrying 113 people, an air force spokesman said. "According to our data, there were 113 people on board, including 12 crew," Air Force spokesman Dwi Badarmanto, speaking from the city of Medan, the site of the crash, told Reuters. The figure is an update of comments by military spokesman Fuad Basya, who was earlier quoted by broadcaster MetroTV as saying there had been 12 crew and about 50 passengers on board.

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  • Greece seeks last-minute debt deal as default nears

    Greece asked for a fresh two-year rescue deal with the European Union on Tuesday in a final roll of the dice just hours before its current bailout expires and it misses a critical IMF payment. The eleventh-hour appeal came as 20,000 pro-bailout supporters took to the streets of Athens, where banks have been shut by the spiralling debt crisis and people are queueing for cash. Athens is about to enter uncharted waters without international aid for the first time in five years, sparking fears of a chaotic eurozone exit which could have untold repercussions for global markets and the EU.

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  • Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach

    With cash withdrawals cut to 60 euros ($67) per day, many Greeks aren't spending in restaurants for fear that they will run out of cash they would need if a family member got ill or another serious problem developed. On the streets of the Greek capital, resplendent in the early days of summer, there's still a veneer of normalcy — at least for foreigners, who aren't affected by the draconian rules imposed on Greeks.

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  • NBA: Aussie Dellavedova among trio with offer from Cavs

    Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova, whose gritty play and determination won fans worldwide in the NBA Finals, was among three players who received qualifying offers Tuesday from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Forward Tristan Thompson and guard Iman Shumpert also received qualifying offers from the Cavaliers, meaning the club will have the right to match any offer sheet the free agents receive from another club and keep them on the roster. The Cavaliers, who lost to Golden State in the NBA Finals, also announced that swingman Mike Miller, a 3-point sharpshooter, has exercised his player option to return for the 2015-16 season.

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  • Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel Gets an ‘Awesome’ Title

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has taken to Twitter to confirm that the sequel’s title will be “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The title is a reference to Peter Quill’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” cassette tape, which plays a prominent role

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  • Selena 'blanks Bieber at bash'

    Selena Gomez was reportedly too busy enjoying herself to chat to Justin Bieber at a recent party. “Justin and Selena saw each other and didn’t engage whatsoever,” a source divulged to Page Six. During the evening Meghan is said to have jumped on stage for an impromptu rendition of her hit All About That Bass, which Justin caught from the front row.

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  • Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

    Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation. KFC is the first major US restaurant chain to open in the country as reforms and the removal of most sanctions since the end of outright junta rule tempt investors to a market of millions of prospective consumers. My aunt in Singapore says it is also famous there," the 50-year-old told AFP, brushing off concerns that a taste for foreign fast food could lead to expanding waistlines.

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  • Uber is reportedly losing boatloads of money

    Travis Kalanick, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., speaks during the Institute of Directors (IOD) annual convention at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Uber is reportedly operating at a loss of close to half a billion dollars, according to a bond prospectus viewed by Bloomberg. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the ride-hailing app was raising new funding from Chinese investment management firm Hillhouse Capital Group.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner 'wants feminine voice'

    Caitlyn Jenner is apparently exploring what options she has to sound more feminine. The US personality, who was known as Bruce before undergoing gender changing surgery, unveiled her new look at the beginning of June on the front cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Over the weekend she wowed crowds at New York Pride, looking happy and relaxed in a white skirt and top.

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  • China says some South China Sea land reclamation projects completed

    China has completed some of its land reclamation on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, raising the stakes in Beijing's territorial dispute with its Asian neighbours. China stepped up its creation of artificial islands last year, alarming several countries in Asia and drawing criticism from Washington. The United States, which has called for a halt in China's island building, said earlier this month that it was concerned about Beijing's plans for more construction work, including for military defence.

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  • Khloé K ‘feels neglected by mother’

    Khloé Kardashian has reportedly come to terms with her mother Kris’ “absence”. Khloé’s sisters Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian were in attendance at the low-key bash, but their mother Kris was in Paris with her boyfriend Corey Gamble. “Khloé stopped being upset by her mom’s absence a long time ago,” an insider told Radar Online.

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  • The Cost Of College At Top Schools In The Philippines And The World

    The worldwide rankings for universities was released by the education firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) this June. The state university slipped seven places in the rankings, while Ateneo de Manila went up one spot compared to its 2014 rank. UST and DLSU suffered slides, with UST falling two places and DLSU 30.

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  • Renner: I don’t care about gay rumours

    Jeremy Renner doesn’t care if people think he’s gay. The Avengers star has daughter Ava with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco but rumours about his sexuality continue to persist online. While the 44-year-old makes it clear in a new interview that he’s straight, he doesn’t view the rumours saying otherwise to be a problem.

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  • 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

    A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian border. David Sweat's capture came two days after his fellow escapee, Richard Matt, was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement while holding a shotgun. Sweat was unarmed when he was shot twice by Sgt. Jay Cook as the fugitive ran for a tree line.

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  • ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Light Fuse on July 4 Box Office

    With Paramount’s Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi epic “Terminator: Genisys” and Warner Bros.’ male stripper tale “Magic Mike: XXL” opening Wednesday and holdovers “Jurassic World” and ‘Inside Out” still going strong, there should be plenty of fireworks at the box office over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Its production budget is less than $15 million.

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  • Cara: Don't label me

    Cara Delevingne does not appreciate being put in a box. Prior to films, Cara was most known for her extremely successful modelling career, but she no longer takes kindly to anyone labelling her a model.

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  • Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

    Lionel Messi is walking a disciplinary tightrope as goal-shy favourites Argentina take on Paraguay here Tuesday with a place in the final of the Copa America at stake. Messi is one of three key Argentina players who are only one yellow card away from suspension as the South American giants prepare for a rematch against Paraguay, who held them to a 2-2 draw in the group phase. Defensive midfield linchpin Javier Mascherano and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are also on a booking heading into Tuesday's game in Concepcion, which kicks off at 8.30pm local time (2330 GMT).

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  • Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

    Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month. In an annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what the magazine considered to be excessive oil consumption. Consumer Reports focused on 2010 to 2014 models and called on automakers to make repairs under the powertrain warranty or to extend warranties.

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