• Dana White: Jose Aldo 'would've made close to $4 million' to fight Conor McGregor

    If Jose Aldo thought his ribs were hurting, that's nothing compared to the sting his bank account is feeling now. The outspoken UFC featherweight champ has long been a proponent for higher fighter pay. White was then asked how much Aldo stood to make.

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  • Ronaldo in Japan to sell muscle gadget

    A sheepish-looking Cristiano Ronaldo was in Tokyo on Tuesday promoting an electric muscle stimulation machine, a year after he visited to push a smile-enhancing gadget that looked a little like a boomerang. A slick video played on overhead screens showed Ronaldo's well-toned form with the electric muscle toner attached to his torso. Japan is a common destination for big European or American stars who are paid handsomely to sell products that never see the light of day at home.

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  • Kanye West Steps Up To Support Kourtney Kardashian And Scott Disick’s Children Following Their Split

    Thankfully, the little’uns have had Uncle Kanye West to rely on during this difficult time, with sources coming forward to reveal that Yeezus has been dedicating the time to make sure that his niece and nephews are well supported. 32-year-old Scott was spotted with an ex-girlfriend in the south of France just last week, and Kanye was apparently quick to step in and whisk little Mason away from the family drama, with Mase joining the Kardashian-Wests on a Fourth of July yacht party with Kim’s best mate, Larsa Pippen, and her daughter, Sophia. In fact, they were having such a good time together that Kim Kardashian even took to her Instagram page to share a pic of Sophia, Mason, and two-year-old North West as she gushed about how bloomin’ glad she was that all of the kids were BFFs.

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  • Philippines sets up innovation center, takes a page from Singapore, Malaysia

    The Philippines has announced a plan to build a national innovation center – taking cue from Silicon Valley in the US, Block 71 in Singapore, and MaGIC in Malaysia. Government agencies, including the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), are collaborating with startup accelerator IdeaSpace for this effort.

    Tech in Asia
  • Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection. A computer overload prompted the spacecraft to partially shut down on July 4th — just days before the first-ever close flyby of Pluto. "We're on to Pluto!" NASA's director of planetary science, Jim Green, assured journalists Monday.

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  • NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

    The two people aboard the smaller Cessna were killed, and the plane was completely destroyed, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said. A press release from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter said the pilot, Maj. Aaron Johnson from the 55th Fighter Squadron, was taken to Joint Base Charleston's medical clinic for observation. The fighter jet crash-landed into woods around the privately owned Lewisfield Plantation, an estate dating to 1750.

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  • US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army

    The US Army is to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years at home and abroad, a defense official said, in a move that will raise doubts about its ability to fight wars. Under the cost-cutting plan, the Army will be down to 450,000 soldiers at the end of the 2017 budget year, even though in 2013 it argued in budgetary documents that going below 450,000 troops might mean it could not win a war, USA Today said. By comparison, the Army swelled to 570,000 men and women during the peak of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the newspaper said.

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  • Djokovic sorry for 'screaming' at ballgirl

    World number one Novak Djokovic apologised for upsetting a ballgirl who looked visibly shaken when he roared at her during his Wimbledon fourth round win over Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. The defending champion was 3-2 down and at 30-30 in the final set when he screamed in the girl's direction. Maybe she was just afraid of my screaming there," said Djokovic who said he was trying to fire himself up in the fifth set decider.

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  • Gay couple sue for recognition in South Korea

    Buoyed by a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage. Kim Jho Gwang-Soo -- a rare openly gay celebrity in conservative South Korea -- and his partner Kim Seung-Hwan took their fight for legitimacy to a district court in western Seoul on Monday. The couple held an outdoor wedding ceremony in Seoul in September 2013 and submitted their marriage registration form to their local authority -- only for it to be rejected.

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  • 13 remaining free agents who can help NBA teams

    The first few days of the NBA's 2015 free agency period have proceeded at a breakneck pace, with several teams already having emerged as the biggest winners and losers of the offseason. Here are 13 of the most notable remaining free agents, all of whom could make impacts next season. LeBron James: Yes, the best player in the world is technically a free agent after having opted out of his contract in late June.

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  • Emilia Clarke: I shock with shoes

    Emilia Clarke is proud she can wear "mental shoes". “I think I am very fortunate to be in a position where what I do is so creative that it inspires my own personal style, be it in the sofa I get for my house, or the bright pink mental shoes I want to put on my feet or even in the way I cut my hair," she smiled to Yahoo! Style. While many people look to Emilia for fashion tips, the actress also needs inspiration.

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  • They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There… #ShortFilm

    This article They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There…… originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He and his friend have been peeping on this woman for a very long time. They had a camera and a telescope zoomed on her window

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  • Asia stocks sink on Greece fear as China sell-off spreads

    Asian markets tumbled Wednesday after Greece was slapped with a deadline to submit fresh bailout reform proposals or face a eurozone exit, while Shanghai and Hong Kong plunged as fears about China's stock collapse spilled over into regional markets. Shanghai tumbled almost seven percent and Hong Kong lost 4.74 percent soon after opening, despite Chinese leaders announcing a slew of measures to staunch a mainland bloodletting that has wiped trillions off the country's markets. Elsewhere in Asia Tokyo was 1.52 percent lower by lunch, Sydney slipped 1.26 percent and Seoul was off 0.99 percent.

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  • Jeff Goldblum welcomes son

    Jeff Goldblum has become a father for the first time. The 62-year-old Jurassic Park actor and his wife Emilie Livingston announced they were expecting a boy in January. “We’re so excited to share the wonderful news of the birth of our son, Charlie Ocean Goldblum, born on the 4th of July.

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  • How to evaluate a for-profit college: a consumer's guide

    Commercial schools have been around for centuries, providing training in fields like accounting and construction that loftier educational institutions did not always offer. America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller Sr., completed a course at one such school, Folsom's Business College in Cleveland, 1855. Federal investigations found that many for-profit schools have low rates of graduation and job placement, and that they target low-income students who are eligible for federal loans.

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  • Two Americans, Briton gored in opening Pamplona bull run

    Two Americans and a British man were gored and eight others hurt on Tuesday as runners dashed ahead of six half-tonne fighting bulls in a fast first running of the bulls at Spain's annual San Fermin festival. A 30-year-old British man was gored between the legs in the perineum area, the regional government of Navarra, of which Pamplona is the capital, said in a statement. Runners, wearing traditional white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, tripped over each other or fell in the mad rush as they and the animals charged down a winding 846.6-metre (925-yard) course from a pen to the city's bull ring in two minutes, 23 seconds.

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  • Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was Monday stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago in what was dubbed "the fight of the century". Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying the $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he took the belt from Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas, in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported $220 million in the process. WBO rules require boxers to pay 3 percent of their purse to fight for a world title up to a maximum of $200,000.

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  • Buffett donates record $2.84 billion to Gates, family charities

    Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The 10th annual donation, Buffett's largest, comprised 20.64 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, and increased Buffett's total contributions to the charities to more than $21.5 billion. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares, or 76 percent of the total donated.

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  • Amos Yee released: teenage blogger appeared “traumatised”

    At around 5:20pm on July 6, teenage blogger Amos Yee walked out the doors of Singapore’s State Courts alongside his mother. Yee was known for his provocative views, cocky grins and carefree attitude as he entered court on earlier occasions. Civil society activists who were at the court to offer support to Yee and his mother, Mary Toh, spoke of their dismay in the change they saw.

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  • Malaysian authorities freeze bank accounts linked to PM graft scandal

    By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A task force investigating Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1MDB said on Tuesday it had frozen half a dozen bank accounts following a report that hundreds of millions of dollars had been transferred to an account of Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported last week that investigators probing the debt-laden 1MDB had traced nearly $700 million to bank accounts they believed belonged to the prime minister. The special task force said it had frozen six bank accounts in relation to the allegations, but it did not specify whose accounts they were or the banks involved.

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