• World reacts to U.S. win over Japan in World Cup final

    REUTERS - Political and sporting leaders took to social media to express their thoughts on Sunday's women's World Cup final between the the United States and Japan in Vancouver. The Americans won the match 5-2 to clinch the title for the

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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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  • Philippines confirms second MERS case

    The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus on Monday in a man who showed symptoms after arriving in Manila last month from Dubai. The 36-year-old was admitted to hospital on Saturday and was under observation, Health Ministry spokesman Lyndon Lee-suy said, adding contact tracing was now under way to prevent the spread of the disease. The man had also travelled to Saudi Arabia, the spokesman said.

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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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  • Greece's finance minister resigns as eurozone ponders 'No' vote

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday sacrificed his finance minister in a gesture aimed at placating eurozone creditors, which must now decide whether to loan more money to the debt-wracked country or prepare for a "Grexit". A day after the Greeks said a resounding "No" to further austerity measures in return for bailout funds in a crunch referendum, finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said he was stepping down immediately and at Tsipras's request. The flamboyant minister, who had openly irritated his European counterparts, said on his blog announcing his resignation that "I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride." The euro had tumbled as much as 1.6 percent in electronic trading immediately on the 61-percent 'No' result from the referendum, but recovered after Varoufakis's shock resignation to $1.1086, just 0.25 percent lower.

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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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  • The growing danger to women and girls in central Mexico

    Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl. Until the teenager vanished 10 months ago in central Mexico. Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and women who have disappeared, or worse, in the populous State of Mexico, which has become the most dangerous region for women in a country that is all too used to violence.

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  • China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case

    By Greg Torode and Manuel Mogato HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has made its presence felt. Indeed, Manila's international legal team was heading to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to initially argue that the five-judge panel has jurisdiction to hear the case, Philippine Foreign Ministry officials told Reuters. A little-noticed decision by the tribunal's panel in April acknowledged China's objections and announced that a hearing on jurisdiction from July 7-13 would be held first.

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  • Ashton and Mila 'marry'

    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reportedly tied the knot. Ashton then went on to have a high-profile marriage with Demi Moore, while Mila dated Macaulay Culkin. Ashton and Mila became engaged in February 2014, and set tongues wagging in January after posting a photo on social media saying "Happy New Year Love the Kutchers".

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  • Iraq warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 7: officials

    A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a "technical problem", killing at least seven people, security and medical officials said. "One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical problem, and during its (the aircraft's) return to base it fell on three houses in Baghdad Jadida," security spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said in a statement. Iraq received Sukhoi Su-25 jets from Russia and Iran last year as it sought to bolster its fledgling air force to combat the Islamic State jihadist group, which overran large parts of the country.

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  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

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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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  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Accused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.

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  • Rosberg fooled by Hamilton pit stop masterstroke

    Nico Rosberg believed he was on course to win Sunday's British Grand Prix when Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton made his decision to pit for intermediate tyres in the rain-swept closing laps. "I was really able to attack and pass both Williams and close to Lewis a lot. "I was hoping the race would stay like that -- I thought I could attack Lewis at some point, but then Lewis boxed.

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  • Amos Yee trial plagued by last-minute hospitalisation, growing protests

    Teenager Amos Yee Pang Sang is due to be sentenced today (Jul 6) against a backdrop of last-minute hopitalisation, a protest at Hong Lim Park and growing calls for the Singapore government to free Yee. Yee was briefly admitted to hospital late last night due to low blood sugar levels, before being released back to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) a few hours later.

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  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    The difference is that this solar-powered home is completely energy independent. Homeowner Henk Rogers, 61, hopes the technology he is using in his home can help make other homes across Hawaii — and the world — energy independent as well. Rogers is famous for discovering the video game "Tetris" more than 20 years ago.

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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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  • NBA Lakers nab top reserve Williams in free agent chase

    Guard Lou Williams, who won Sixth Man of the Year honors as the NBA's top reserve, is reportedly headed to the Los Angeles Lakers. Multiple media outlets reported that Williams, a prime target in the free agent market after playing for the Toronto Raptors last season, has agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Lakers. No contract can be finalized until the free agent signing period begins on Thursday.

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  • Is Donnie Yen going to be in "Star Wars VIII"?

    6 Jul - "Jurassic World", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Fast and Furious 7" are all movies that have been screened in China which have helped in their box office collections immensely. Now, it looks like "Star Wars VIII" has found its golden ticket in the form of Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen. The sudden casting news comes from Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, which reports that the "Ip Man" star would be in London next month to film scenes for the eight instalment of the Space Opera film directed by Rian Johnson.

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  • Enveloped in controversy, Solo leaves as World Cup winner

    Awesome." Solo said as she quickly zoomed through the mixed zone after the United States beat Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup title. It was the second straight World Cup where Solo was honored as the top goalkeeper. Solo was the backboard of a defense that went 540 minutes between goals allowed during the World Cup.

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