• IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'

    The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. "The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. The Britain-based monitor said the executions took place on Monday and Sunday and involved two couples.

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  • South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

    South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday. The military, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state's northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. "Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people," the UN said.

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  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Authorities believe David Sweat, 35, and Richard Matt, 49, traveled mostly at night and managed to procure food, a gun and other supplies from hunting camps and seasonal cabins before splitting up about five days ago as they tried to elude a massive manhunt. Sweat was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot twice in the torso by a trooper and captured Sunday near the Canadian border.

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  • Selena 'blanks Bieber at bash'

    Selena Gomez was reportedly too busy enjoying herself to chat to Justin Bieber at a recent party. “Justin and Selena saw each other and didn’t engage whatsoever,” a source divulged to Page Six. During the evening Meghan is said to have jumped on stage for an impromptu rendition of her hit All About That Bass, which Justin caught from the front row.

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  • Uber is reportedly losing boatloads of money

    Travis Kalanick, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., speaks during the Institute of Directors (IOD) annual convention at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Uber is reportedly operating at a loss of close to half a billion dollars, according to a bond prospectus viewed by Bloomberg. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the ride-hailing app was raising new funding from Chinese investment management firm Hillhouse Capital Group.

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  • Two arrested for failing to stop at Woodlands Checkpoint on two consecutive days

    Two Malaysians have been arrested in Singapore for failing to stop for immigration clearance over two consecutive days. An Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer activated the alarm and the vehicle was locked down at the Arrival Car Zone. The second case occurred in the early hours of 30 June, where a Malaysian-registered car tailgated the car in front of it and did not stop for immigration clearance.

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  • De La Hoya says has decided against making a comeback

    "As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back," De La Hoya, 42, said in a statement. "But I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired." De La Hoya, who recently spent two spells in rehab to battle substance abuse, told ESPN last Monday that he was "50-50" about fighting again.

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  • Ciara: My boyfriend’s amazing!

    Ciara thinks her boyfriend Russell Wilson is an amazing guy.The Love Sex Magic singer has been dating the NFL player since the early part of the year. The couple made their red carpet debut at the BET Awards on Sunday night, and the 29-year-old wasn’t

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  • The Cost Of College At Top Schools In The Philippines And The World

    The worldwide rankings for universities was released by the education firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) this June. The state university slipped seven places in the rankings, while Ateneo de Manila went up one spot compared to its 2014 rank. UST and DLSU suffered slides, with UST falling two places and DLSU 30.

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  • Renner: I don’t care about gay rumours

    Jeremy Renner doesn’t care if people think he’s gay. The Avengers star has daughter Ava with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco but rumours about his sexuality continue to persist online. While the 44-year-old makes it clear in a new interview that he’s straight, he doesn’t view the rumours saying otherwise to be a problem.

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  • Tokyo Olympic stadium cost hits $2 billion, organisers say

    Japan expects the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium to rise to 252 billion yen ($2 billion), the country's sports minister said on Monday. Hakubun Shimomura confirmed that the price tag represented a 90 billion yen hike since the futuristic design by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid was chosen in 2012. Construction is set to begin in October with May 2019 the projected completion date -- two months later than initially planned and just in time for the rugby World Cup, Tokyo 2020 leaders said.

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  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

    For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity. A long-planned new facility out by the pyramids, called the Grand Egyptian Museum, was intended to open this year, but the government says it is short the one billion dollars needed to complete the project. "Government routine cannot work for museums," Hawass said in an interview in his office, asserting that state bureaucracy is one of the main reasons the current Egyptian Museum has fallen into disrepair.

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  • China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

    Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert. In places it is so dilapidated that estimates of its total length vary from 9,000 to 21,000 kilometres (5,600 to 13,000 miles), depending on whether missing sections are included.

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  • Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket

    The paltry Canadian Open winner's cheque didn't even cover the cost of his flight back to Malaysia but that mattered little to former world number one Lee Chong Wei who was just relieved to be a champion again. It's the fantastic feeling of being a champion again," Lee was quoted as saying by Malaysian media on Tuesday.

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  • Drilling, not quake, caused Indonesia mud volcano: paper

    Geologists reignited the debate Monday about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano still oozing its all-consuming sludge today. "Taken together, our data strongly supports a man-made trigger," study co-author Mark Tingay from the University of Adelaide said in a statement. The Lusi mud volcano erupted out of the blue on May 29, 2006, in the middle of a rice field in the Sidoarjo district of Java island.

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  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

    NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Miss USA has aired on NBC since 2003, and this year's edition was set for July 12.

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  • Woman dies after Taiwan water park blaze, over 200 casualties serious

    A young woman died on Monday, the first fatality among nearly 500 casualties from a weekend blaze at a Taiwan water park, officials said, as investigators focused on the coloured powder that rained fire as it was sprayed over revellers from a stage. "The source of the heat is still under investigation," said Kevin Lo, an official with the city fire department. Chou Hui-fang, an official with Taiwon Foods, the central Taiwan-based powder manufacturer which supplied the powder for Saturday's event, said that the powder is edible, but it is made of carbohydrates, so it should not be put near any heat source.

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  • Japan bullet train suicide blaze 'kills two'

    A man set himself on fire on board a moving bullet train in Japan Tuesday, killing himself and one other person, in an unprecedented incident on a network with an enviable safety record. Several other passengers had to be treated for smoke inhalation after the man doused himself in flammable liquid and lit a cigarette lighter on the train as it hurtled through the countryside around 70 kilometres (45 miles) southwest of Tokyo. Media reported that the driver of the 300-kilometre-per-hour train, which had around 1,000 passengers on board, found the still-burning body of the man after the emergency stop.

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  • Bradley Cooper: I’m not back with Suki

    Bradley Cooper has denied he and Suki Waterhouse have rekindled their relationship. Bradley has been quite the ladies’ man of late, as he was most recently romantically linked to Russian model Irina Shayk. “Irina is smart and mature.

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  • 50 BBQs - 50 complaints and counting

    An event that was meant to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Australia has instead resulted in numerous complaints about an apparent last-minute ticketing system. '50 BBQs', which took place on 28 June, saw 10,000 Australian steaks and chicken wings served at 23 sites across the island.

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