• Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago. 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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  • China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines

    China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday. The five-member tribunal starts hearings in The Hague on Tuesday to address China's contention that the arbitration body does not have authority to assume jurisdiction over Manila's complaint against Beijing.

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  • Jackman not allowed to work with Jolie

    Hugh Jackman's wife has banned him from working with Angelina Jolie. The Australian star and Deborra-Lee Furness will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary next year and they raise two adopted children together. Angelina is also happily betrothed, having made her long-term relationship with Brad Pitt official last year.

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  • Tokyo stocks open 1.20% up

    Tokyo stocks opened 1.20 percent higher on Tuesday, a day after equities markets fell globally on fears that Greece would crash out of the eurozone. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which dropped 2.08 percent on Monday, turned up 242.11 points to 20,354.12 at the start. Investors were watching out for developments in the crisis, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to unveil his government's new proposals on Tuesday at a hastily arranged emergency summit of the 19 eurozone countries in Brussels.

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  • Ben Affleck ditches wedding ring after holiday

    Ben Affleck has returned from the Bahamas alone. The Batman v. Superman star jetted to the holiday destination with his three children and estranged wife Jennifer Garner as news of the couple’s split was made public. Pictures emerged of Ben and Jennifer on their family break last week, looking tense.

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  • Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

    European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted 'No' to further austerity. The radical leftist leader will face his 18 eurozone counterparts in Brussels as the country's economy gasps for air, with banks closed until at least Thursday amid fears the Greek banking system is imploding German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande presented a united front when they met in Paris on the eve of the make-or-break summit, urging Tsipras to make "precise" proposals in order to restart talks. "Personally I am sceptical a deal will be found," Slovakian Finance Minister Peter Kazimir told reporters.

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  • Analysis - U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory. The Americans last triumphed in 1999 but women's soccer is a vastly different sport than it was a decade-and-a-half ago with new nations forging their way into the elite amid an unprecedented level of global interest. As Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd demonstrated with her astonishing 16 minute hat-trick in the final, including a goal from the half-way line, the women's game is delivering a level of excitement and quality that was non-existent in the 1990s.

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  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary. A Gaza family had bought the lions as cubs from a local zoo that was damaged in last year's war between Israel and Gaza's rulers from the Islamic militant Hamas group. The family kept Mona and Max in their small home in the crowded Rafah refugee camp.

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  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. The country's attorney general confirmed late Saturday that he had received documents from an official investigation that made the link between Prime Minister Najib Razak and the investment fund 1MDB. The existence of the documents was first reported by The Wall Street Journal's Asia edition on Friday, showing some $700 million were wired from entities linked to the fund into Najib's accounts.

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  • Ginobili back while West joins NBA Spurs next season

    Manu Ginobili, who helped Argentina win 2004 Olympic gold and contributed to four NBA titles by the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed Monday he will return to the Spurs next season. The 37-year-old guard even had a mention for teammate Tim Duncan in his Twitter announcement that he would be back for a 14th NBA campaign, saying: "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season. #gospursgo #TDwouldvemissedmetoomuch." The Spurs received more good news later Monday with a reported deal for free agent forward David West, a two-time NBA All-Star who spent the past four seasons at Indiana after eight more with New Orleans.

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  • The morning after: Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

    After jubilant celebrations by 'No' voters, Athens returned to a reality of ATM queues on Monday and the shock news that the finance minister, champion of the victorious anti-austerity camp, had quit. "He is not like the ones before him.

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  • Where to buy cheap Gadgets in the Metro

    Penny-pinching but still want to get your hands on the latest gadgets out there? You’re not alone in your search for the best places to get discounted gadgets and accessories. Greenhills is synonymous with stuff for cheap but of moderate to even above average quality.

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  • When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

    Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps. From lip-synching famous movie scenes and quizzing political leaders to interviewing job candidates, Indian tech firms are betting on the latest craze to grip social media -- the video selfie. The global craze is sweeping the Indian film industry, with numerous stars entertaining legions of loyal fans with dubbed videos which are uploaded to popular sharing platforms Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Pig or wombat? Hari Raya ad draws flak in Kuala Lumpur

    An Australia-based company in Malaysia has been told to take down a digital billboard ad featuring a wombat dressed in a songkok, following complaints by some people who mistook it for a pig. According to reports in the Malay Mail Online and The Rakyat Post, the ad was put up by Servcorp, a serviced office and virtual office provider. It featured a Selamat Hari Raya greeting by the company’s mascot, Sydney the Wombat.

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  • Kourtney Kardashian 'splits from Disick'

    Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly split from Scott Disick. The reality TV star has three children with Scott, who she's been dating for nine years. There has been intense speculation about their romance over the last few days after Scott was spotted looking very close to stylist Chloe Bartoli - who he previously dated - while on holiday in Europe.

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  • One of the world’s biggest banks just admitted bitcoin could destroy existing finance firms

    French bank BNP Paribas says the technology underpinning bitcoin has the potential to make existing companies “redundant,” a huge admission from one of the world’s biggest banks. Analyst Johann Palychata writes in the company’s magazine Quintessence that bitcoin’s blockchain, the software that allows the digital currency to function, “should be considered as an invention like the steam or combustion engine,” that has the potential to transform the world of finance and beyond.

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  • Bronx man suing Jay Z over Roc-A-Fella logo seeks judge's recusal

    A Bronx, New York clothing designer suing Jay Z for royalties from the Roc-A-Fella Records logo is seeking the recusal of a federal judge overseeing the $7 million lawsuit. In a Monday court filing, plaintiff Dwayne Walker said U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis in Manhattan should take himself off the case "because a reasonable person would question his impartiality." Ellis' chambers declined to comment. Walker accused the judge of issuing inconsistent rulings that favored Jay Z, the rap star and music entrepreneur whose given name is Shawn Carter Walker, and other defendants including Roc-A-Fella Records and its parent Universal Music Group Inc, a unit of Vivendi SA. Ellis was also accused of basing one ruling on a private call from a lawyer for the corporate defendants "without even reaching out to the plaintiff" for his views.

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  • Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday. No respecter of reputations, 14th seed Anderson out-ran and out-reached the shaken Serb over the first two hours to send shudders of anticipation around Court One as a shock upset loomed.

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  • Khloé 'can't keep up with beau's bad ex'

    Khloé Kardashian isn't "bad" enough for her new beau, his ex has reportedly claimed. The reality TV star is thought to be enjoying a fledging romance with basketball hunk James Harden, with the pair spotted partying together in Las Vegas over the July 4 weekend. James previously dated rapper Trina, who also counts French Montana - Khloé's previous boyfriend - among her exes.

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  • Explosion targets NATO forces in Kabul

    A Taliban suicide bomber targeted NATO forces in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, as the group step up attacks as part of their annual summer offensive. Afghan troops and police are battling the Taliban alone this year in the first "fighting season" since NATO ended its combat mission and left local forces to take charge of security. Kabul police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said the attack in the southeastern part of the city was a suicide car bombing that wounded three people.

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