• Greek finance minister resigns in concession to creditors

    Greece's finance minister resigned Monday in what appeared to be a concession by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to international creditors after his resounding victory in a historic bailout referendum. Meanwhile German and French finance ministers were set for talks beginning in Warsaw at 0800 GMT, while the Euro Working Group of top treasury officials will meet in Brussels.

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  • Singapore-bound Serena becomes earliest Finals qualifier

    The Australian and French Open champion, who is bidding for a rare calendar grand slam, booked a spot at the eight-woman championship in Singapore, still more than three months away, after her Wimbledon third round win over Britain's Heather Watson. "I'm really thrilled to be the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals and I can't wait to return to Singapore to defend my title," Williams said in a WTA statement on Monday. "Last year was my first time visiting Singapore and I really enjoyed myself -- the crowd is amazing and I'm excited to be going back." The 33-year-old American, who plays her big sister Venus in the fourth round of the grass court championships later on Monday, has won 20 grand slam singles titles and trails only Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24) in the all time list.

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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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  • 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 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila on June 19 from Dubai. The man was admitted to a government hospital on July 4 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 first case discovered in the Philippines was in January, a Filipino nurse working in Saudi Arabia who survived the disease.

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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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  • 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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  • Euro picks up after Greek finance minister quits

    The euro rose Monday after Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his shock resignation, just hours after the cash-strapped nation rejected creditors' austerity demands in a landmark weekend referendum. The combative Varoufakis -- who has been at the centre of Athens' high-profile debt negotiations for months -- clashed with Greece's creditors and refused to bow to their demands for tough austerity. While the referendum was a victory for the government, Varoufakis suggested he could be an impediment to future debt talks.

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  • China using animals to predict earthquakes: report

    Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported. The seismological bureau in the eastern city of Nanjing has transformed seven animal farms into seismic stations, the China Daily newspaper reported last week. Breeders on the farms are asked to update the bureau about the behaviour of the animals twice a day, the report said.

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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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  • Tears in Tokyo as Japan thumped in World Cup final

    Japanese soccer fans were left wiping away Monday morning tears in Tokyo sports bars as their beloved 'Nadeshiko' were smashed 5-2 by the United States in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver. Supporters had gathered early for the 8 a.m. kick-off, hopeful of seeing Japan retain the title won four years ago against the same opponents, but the dream quickly became a nightmare as the U.S. raced to a 4-0 lead inside 16 minutes. Japanese fans at the downtown Tokyo sports bar, Estadio, booed and some broke down in tears as the Japanese backline disintegrated.

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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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  • Princess Charlotte’s godparents named

    Britain’s Princess Charlotte’s godparents have been named. The two-month-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is due to be christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, later today. Ahead of the ceremony Kensington Palace has confirmed some details, including who has been asked to take on godparent duties.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tsk Tsk: Are You Dating Someone Older Because Of Experience Or Money?

    This post is brought to you by LunchClick. Having been alive for a significant period of time means that you also begin to notice certain prejudices that often govern the way we choose who we date. Most girls insist that they will never date someone

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  • Relief as Russian cargo ship docks at space station

    An unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday following a string of failed attempts to resupply the orbital laboratory. "The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the... Russian segment of the ISS at 10:11am Moscow time (0711 GMT)," the Russian federal space agency (Roscosmos) said in a statement. Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko and US astronaut Scott Kelly are part of Expedition 44 currently in space, to be joined by three more people later this month.

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