• Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner react to Caitlyn Jenner

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner's loved ones were among numerous well-wishers to support her coming out Monday in Vanity Fair.Her stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian West, tweeted: "How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!"Khloe Kardashian declared

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  • Singapore blogger Amos Yee to spend three weeks in remand

    Singapore blogger Amos Yee will be remanded for three weeks, while an assessment report on the suitability of his reformative training is being made. This was ordered by District Judge Jasvender Kaur on 2 June. District Judge Jasvender did not offer a bail option.

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  • SEA Games: Malaysian chief says spitter should be kicked out

    Malaysia's chef de mission has called for footballer Nazmi Faiz to be sent home after he was red-carded for spitting at an opponent at the SEA Games in Singapore. Norza Zakaria told Malaysia's The Star newspaper that it was the "right thing" to send back the talented playmaker, 20, although the final decision rests with team officials. "We cannot tolerate such behaviour from our athletes." After Nazmi's sending-off, 10-man Malaysia struggled to a 1-0 win over lowly East Timor in their opening under-23 game at the multi-sport Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Saturday.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: Docu-series will help my soul

    Caitlyn Jenner is not doing her docu-series for money. The 65-year-old, formerly known as Bruce, made her public debut on the cover of Vanity Fair on Monday. As well as addressing her reasons for being so public about her transformation, Caitlyn also discussed the years of struggles that she had living as a male.

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  • US justices rule for Muslim denied job over headscarf

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. The justices said that employers generally have to accommodate job applicants and employees with religious needs if the employer at least has an idea that such accommodation is necessary. Job applicant Samantha Elauf did not tell her interviewer she was Muslim.

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  • Dollar hits more than 12 year high on yen

    The dollar hit a more than 12-year high against the yen on Tuesday as upbeat US data reignited talk of an interest rate hike this year. In Tokyo, the dollar briefly hit 125.05 yen -- its strongest level since December 2002 -- before settling back to 124.73 yen, compared with 124.81 yen in New York. "The current dollar-buying sentiment is likely to remain strong for now as the market tends to react to US economic figures positively," said Yosuke Hosokawa, head of the forex sales team at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

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  • Skarsgård and Chung ‘getting serious’

    Alexander Skarsgård and Alexa Chung’s relationship has “really heated up”, according to reports. “It is serious and has really heated up," a source told Us Weekly, while another added: "It's a fun relationship for both of them. The Big Apple seems to be the pair’s city of choice, as rumours began to circulate in February after the True Blood star was spotted out and about with Alexa on two consecutive days.

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  • Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt', new CEO says

    Malaysia Airlines is "technically bankrupt", its new German CEO said Monday as he outlined plans to stabilise the failing flag carrier including 6,000 job cuts. "We are technically bankrupt and that decline of performance started long before the tragic events of 2014," Christoph Mueller told reporters, referring to two deadly disasters that rocked the airline last year. Malaysia Airlines took its first major steps on Monday under Mueller, sending termination letters to all of its roughly 20,000 employees, followed by new contracts offered to 14,000 of them.

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  • Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China's Yangtze

    China mounted a rescue operation on Tuesday after a passenger ship reportedly carrying more than 450 people sank in the powerful Yangtze river after being hit by stormy weather. Broadcaster CCTV said that one body had been recovered, and just 10 people rescued so far from the Dongfangzhixing, or "Eastern Star" which sank late Monday en route from the eastern city of Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing. The cause of the sinking in the Jianli region of central Hubei province was not immediately clear, but CCTV said it was an accident.

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  • KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food

    Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs. The case filed by China's biggest restaurant operator comes as the government intensifies a campaign to clean up rumors on social media. In an announcement posted on its Chinese website, KFC said one of the best-known fake rumors was that chickens used by the company are genetically modified and have six wings and eight legs.

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  • Man at work: Aussie guard Dellavedova sparks Cavs with grit

    Growing up in Maryborough, Australia, Matthew Dellavedova tried every sport. No matter if it was playing basketball, soccer, Australian Rules football, tennis, cricket or field hockey, the now Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard went after the ball with disregard for his body. "He's always been that way," said his 77-year-old grandfather, Alan Dellavedova, who watches all of Cleveland's games in Australia.

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  • S.Korea reports first two deaths from MERS respiratory illness

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday reported its first two deaths from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has infected 25 people in two weeks, as public alarm grew and officials scrambled to contain the outbreak. South Korea has isolated more than 700 people for possible MERS infection, which is caused by a coronavirus from the same family as the one that triggered the deadly 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), but MERS has a much higher death rate than SARS and there is no cure or vaccine. The World Health Organisation (WHO) puts the total number of cases globally at 1,154, with at least 434 related deaths.

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  • Eli Roth’s Cannibal Movie ‘The Green Inferno’ Lands Distribution From Blumhouse Label

    BH Tilt, Blumhouse Productions’ label dedicated to creating tailored distribution strategies for genre films, will release Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno on September 25, 2015 in collaboration with Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing, a label dedicated to servicing high quality movies using Focus Features’ distribution capabilities. The companies will debut The Green Inferno on approximately 1,000 screens and promote the film by employing a targeted digital campaign focused on creating awareness and engagement among genre fans. “The Green Inferno is a wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew,” said Roth. “BH Tilt is a forward thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released.

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  • Breaking hearts, breaking chains: Paris removes 'love locks'

    Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, began the heart-breaking process Monday of removing hundreds of thousands of "love-locks", padlocks chained to the city's bridges by adoring couples. Yellow-vested officials were out early Monday morning on the city's iconic Pont des Arts, wielding cutting equipment to free the padlocks while a handful of curious tourists looked on. Loved-up visitors from around the world have for years written their names on padlocks to symbolise their passion, then tossed the key into the River Seine so that nothing could ever break the bond.

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  • Beau Biden dies at 46; son of VP had life of adversity

    He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity. When he was only 3, just weeks after his father, Joe Biden, had been elected to the Senate, the younger Biden was seriously injured in a 1972 car crash that killed his mother and infant sister. As a young college student, not long after his father's 1987 presidential campaign imploded among allegations of plagiarism, he was back in the hospital, holding vigil with other family members as Joe Biden underwent surgery for a life-threatening aneurysm.

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  • California school district sued over graduation dress code

    A Native American student sued his California school district on Monday over its refusal to let him wear an eagle feather during his high school graduation ceremony, claiming his rights to freedom of expression and religion in the state constitution are being violated. Christian Titman, 18, a member of the Pit River Tribe, said he wants to attach the 5-inch feather he received from his father to the tassel on his cap at the Clovis High School ceremony set for Thursday. The tribe considers eagle feathers sacred and symbolic of a significant accomplishment.

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  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday. Tyler Ryan Blansit, 22, confessed to killing Sherry Ann Blansit, 45, in Mentone — about 75 miles east of Huntsville, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement. Blansit told investigators that he and his mother argued over his grades and that he struck the woman in her head, Harris said.

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  • Enrique Iglesias undergoing reconstructive hand surgery

    Enrique Iglesias is undergoing reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles after his fingers were sliced during a recent concert. Iglesias sliced some of his fingers when he grabbed a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico, on Saturday. Enrique is currently undergoing reconstructive hand surgery today," the statement read.

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  • US, Vietnam discuss halting South China Sea reclamations

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed halting land reclamation in the South China Sea with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi on Monday in talks focused on maritime security. The meeting came after the United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to all such work in the disputed waters where both Vietnam and Beijing have reclaimed land. "The US and Vietnam are working together to ensure peace and stability in this region and beyond," Carter told reporters at a press conference in Hanoi following "in-depth" talks on regional maritime disputes with Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh.

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  • Microsoft: Windows 10 will be available on July 29

    Microsoft has just announced that Windows 10 (for PCs and tablets) will be available on July 29. In case you haven’t been the following the news, Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. It features Cortana, a new browser called Microsoft Edge, the return of the Start menu, Windows Hello, Continuum, and more.

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