• Euro ticks higher ahead of Greek debt referendum

    The euro ticked higher in Asia on Thursday as an upbeat US jobs report boosted sentiment while investors look to this weekend's referendum on Greece's bailout.The single currency bought $1.1072 and 136.59 yen in Tokyo trade, up from $1.1053 and 136.

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  • Affleck ‘devastated by split’

    Ben Affleck is reportedly “devastated” that his marriage has failed. Ben and Jennifer are parents to nine-year-old daughter Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and three-year-old son Samuel. According to the source, Ben has been continuing to live at their marital home in Los Angeles, despite the pair having split around ten months ago.

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  • Asia markets climb on Greece hopes, Shanghai sinks again

    Asian markets tracked global stocks higher Thursday on hopes for a deal to keep Greece in the eurozone as the country prepares for a crucial weekend referendum, but Shanghai tumbled again despite authorities relaxing trading rules to temper recent volatility. Buying was also supported by a healthy pick-up on Wall Street that came after another strong batch of US data suggesting the world's top economy is on the recovery path.

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  • Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline

    Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. Banks have been closed all week to prevent a crash from mass money withdrawals, while a few have been reopened to help pensioners without ATM cards. The European Central Bank left the terms of its emergency $100 billion cash support to Greece unchanged, a day after Athens slipped into arrears with the International Monetary Fund and its bailout program expired.

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  • Fears 11,000 Australian dental patients exposed to HIV

    Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics in Sydney. New South Wales Health said 12 dentists from four surgeries were accused of poor cleaning and equipment sterilisation practices and advised patients to get blood tests for HIV as well as Hepatitis A, B and C as a precaution. While NSW Health director of health protection Jeremy McAnulty said no cases had been found so far and the risk of transmission was low, there was concern about people who had undergone invasive procedures.

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  • Cook Islands warns jet blast thrillseekers to stay away

    Airport authorities in the Cook Islands on Thursday warned thrillseekers to stay away from their runway's jet blast zone after three tourists were injured when a plane was taking off. The main road in the tiny Pacific nation passes by the bottom of the runway and daring plane-spotters often stand in the wash of jet engines, clinging to the airport's fence as aircraft hit maximum thrust for ascent. "If you don't hang onto anything, you'll be knocked over," Cook Islands Airport Authority chief executive Joe Ngamata told AFP.

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  • US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing chaos

    America's new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability. A somber report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns of a "low but growing" probability of the United States fighting a war with a major power, with "immense" consequences. Russia has "repeatedly demonstrated that it does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and it is willing to use force to achieve its goals," the 2015 National Military Strategy says.

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  • Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train

    Japanese police on Wednesday searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his motive. Investigators identified the man as 71-year-old Haruo Hayashizaki. The train was traveling from Tokyo to Osaka.

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  • Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

    A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as organisers face charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited. Student Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body in the disaster, which saw crowds of young revellers overtaken by flames after being sprayed with clouds of multi-coloured corn starch at Saturday's event. More than 95 percent of his skin was burnt and his respiratory system damaged when he was admitted to hospital," a doctor outside the hospital in the central city of Taichung told reporters.

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  • David Tao: My wife knows about my past relationship

    1 Jul - Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao has recently responded to allegations made by his ex-girlfriend about his infidelity. Previously, former girlfriend Ada Yang revealed to the media several text messages allegedly sent by the singer to her, and revealed that David has been flirting with her despite being married to wife, Penny Jiang. Although David has not openly denied the allegations, according to WenWeipo News, the singer recently released a statement in response, saying that his wife knows all about his friends and his past relationships.

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  • North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

    North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international civilian flights, opened for service Wednesday, state media said. "The terminal was built in a modern way from the gatepost to the airport to departure lounge, entry formalities hall, service halls, etc", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

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  • Philippine vice president accused of roughing up police

    Elderly Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused by Manila police on Wednesday of roughing up officers during a brawl that left several people hurt. "I thought I was face-to-face with a vice-president who supported the police, but it was the opposite. Police leaders said they were studying possible criminal charges against the elder Binay and his bodyguards.

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  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that IS victims often sport. Jaysh al-Islam fighters in the video say the IS forces are being executed in part as revenge for the deaths of at least three of the rebel group's members who were beheaded by IS.

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  • Love, Butler among free agents agreeing on deals to stay put

    Butler said he was remaining with the Chicago Bulls, while Love announced on the Players Tribute that he was re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join LeBron James in pursuit of NBA titles with a five-year deal worth a reported $110 million. "We have unfinished business and now it's time to get back to work." Contracts for free agents can not be signed until July 9.

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  • Australia hails 'tremendous' UN barrier reef decision

    Australia Thursday hailed a United Nations decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its in danger list as "tremendous", but activists warned more must be done to improve the marine park's health. The world's biggest coral reef ecosystem, which has had World Heritage Site status since 1981, has been under increasing threat from climate change, farming run-off, development and the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish. "This is a tremendous decision," Environment Minister Greg Hunt told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from Germany, where UNESCO made its decision late Wednesday.

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  • Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

    By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages. Lee sued Roy Ngerng, 34, for a blog last year in which the defendant was alleged to have implicated Lee in impropriety in connection with how funds in Singapore's mandatory retirement savings scheme are managed. Its leaders have previously sued or settled out of court with foreign media for alleged defamation, but this is the first time a blogger has faced such action.

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  • Hank Baskett: I didn't engage in affair

    In 2014 32-year-old Hank was accused of having a sexual encounter with a transgender model, which led to a strained time between him and his wife Kendra Wilkinson. Hank turned up at the place, and after using the bathroom was met by a naked transgender woman making out with another transgender woman. Hank was so upset by the incident that he shut down to friends and family.

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  • JLaw and Chris 'split for second time'

    Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have reportedly parted ways for a second time. It will be their third feature together and the former couple are said to be getting along better than ever now that time has passed.

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  • Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

    A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. "The dolphin jumped and we thought it was doing a flip and I guess it miscalculated," said her husband, Dirk Frickman.

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  • Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday. Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3 6-4 to become the second-highest seed to exit the women's draw after Simona Halep was beaten on Tuesday.

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