• Porto sell Martinez to Atletico, buy Imbula from Marseille

    Porto agreed to sell their Colombia striker Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid while agreeing a deal to sign France Under-21 international Giannelli Imbula from Olympique Marseille on the opening day of the summer transfer window on Wednesday. Imbula signed for 20 million euros (14.24 million pounds) from Marseille, with Porto revealing he has a release clause of 50 million euros. Atletico moved to strengthen their forward line for next season following the exit of Mario Mandzukic by agreeing to buy Martinez.

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  • Philippine VP forms opposition ahead of polls amid graft probe

    Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, who quit the cabinet last month amid corruption charges, formed a new opposition party on Wednesday, signalling a formal break with the president ahead of elections next year. Binay was a team player in the cabinet of President Benigno Aquino for five years until he resigned and started attacking the administration's policies. "Binay is about to become a political Robin Hood," Benito Lim, a political science professor from Ateneo de Manila University, told Reuters.

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  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges entire $32 bn fortune to charity

    Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. In the conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who holds no government rank, is unusual for his high profile and periodic comments about economic issues.

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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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  • Garner 'couldn't handle Affleck's gambling'

    It was also revealed that they apparently have no prenuptial agreement, as they are not worried about splitting their assets. While it's unsure why they decided to split, TMZ now reports it's because Jennifer was no longer able to put up with her husband's betting habits. Ben's rumoured gambling problem hasn't gone unnoticed by the public, as various publications have uploaded photos of him in casinos flashing cash in the past.

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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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  • Merkel says 'Europe's future not at stake' in Greek crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that "the future of Europe is not at stake" from the Greek crisis but warned against striking a compromise at any price that could weaken the EU. The future of Europe would be at stake if we forgot who we are and what makes us strong -- a community based on rules and responsibility," she said. "If we forgot that, the euro would fail, and with it Europe," said Merkel, who through years of eurozone turmoil has championed tough reforms and cost-cutting in return for bailout cash from the EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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  • The Latest: Cyprus says latest Greek offer is significant

    Georgiades said a well-structured bailout program that's reform-driven and doesn't rely on taxation can bring the country back to growth. Greece's biggest creditor says the country is likely to be in default for not paying its roughly 1.6 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) debt installment to the International Monetary on Tuesday.

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  • Greek pensioners besiege banks to grab cash

    In chaotic scenes, thousands of angry elderly Greeks on Wednesday besieged the nation's crisis-hit banks, which have reopened to allow them to withdraw vital cash from their state pensions. "Let them go to hell!" said one pensioner waiting to get his money, after failed talks between Athens and international creditors sparked a week-long banking shutdown. The Greek government, which closed the banks and imposed strict capital controls after cash machines ran dry, has temporarily reopened almost 1,000 branches to allow pensioners without cards to withdraw 120 euros ($133) to last the rest of the week.

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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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  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    Myint is one of more than 800 current and former slaves rescued or repatriated after a year-long Associated Press investigation into pervasive labor abuses in Southeast Asia's fishing industry. Thailand's booming seafood business alone runs on an estimated 200,000 migrant workers, many of them forced onto boats after being tricked, kidnapped or sold. Myint, his family and his friends recounted his story to AP, which also followed parts of his journey.

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  • Crew of crashed Taiwan TransAsia plane shut off working engine - source

    By Faith Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - The crew of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people on board, had shut off the working engine after the other lost power, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The latest investigation report into the Taipei crash, to be released on Thursday, will say data readings showed the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600 stalled and crashed shortly after the functioning engine was switched off, said the source. The findings of the report, by the Aviation Safety Council, will also focus on flight operations, air traffic control, weather, the air worthiness of the plane and other factors, added the source, who could not be identified because the report has not yet been made public.

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  • The Latest on Indonesia: Search for plane crash victims ends

    North Sumatra Regional Military Commander Maj. Gen. Edi Rahmayadi told reporters at Medan's Adam Malik hospital that the search and rescue operations have now ended. Rahmayadi said Wednesday that the investigation at the crash site, a residential area where the C-130 Hercules planes plowed into houses shortly after takeoff Tuesday, was continuing. Indonesia's air force chief Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told reporters the crashed C-130 was only authorized to carry military personnel and their families.

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  • Chinese people getting 'taller and fatter'

    Chinese people are growing taller as the country becomes richer but they are getting fatter even faster, the government said. Adult obesity rates reached 9.6 percent in 2012, more than doubling over a decade, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a report on national nutrition and chronic diseases. "The problem of overweight and obesity is rising sharply as the dietary make-up has changed," Wang Guoqiang, a vice director of commission, told a press conference.

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  • World Bank warns China over state financial control

    The World Bank on Wednesday urged China to accelerate reform of its state-dominated financial sector, warning that failure to address the issue could end "three decades of stellar performance" for the world's second-largest economy. The ruling Communist Party has pledged a wide range of economic reforms and the Washington-based institution said reducing the "unique and distorted role of the state" in banking and the wider financial sector was crucial. The comments in the China Economic Update were unusually forthright for the World Bank.

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  • Gordon Ramsay: Is it worth the hype

    By Catherine Ling, Makansutra Gordon Ramsay has finally brought his cuisine to Singapore. No, not the three-Michelin star fare from his eponymous restaurant, but a much more casual (read affordable) bistro and bar. Bread Street Kitchen (BSK) at Marina

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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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  • Injured Bolt heads to see "world's best doctor"

    Sprint star Usain Bolt is in Munich on Wednesday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a bid to cure his problematic pelvis injury before August's world athletic championships. The reigning world and Olympic 100m and 200m champion has withdrawn from both the Diamond League meets this Saturday in Paris and on July 9 in Lausanne as he struggles for fitness. "He's the best doctor in the world and a great, great man," Bolt has said of the 72-year-old German doctor, who has a string of famous patients.

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  • A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. #ShortFilm

    This article A Girl Gets Harassed In A Crowded Bus. Everyone Else: Watches On. originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. This is stressful to watch only because we know it to be true. There’s nothing more important than what’s important to you. This young

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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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