• Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was Monday stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago in what was dubbed "the fight of the century". Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying the $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he took the belt from Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas, in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported $220 million in the process. WBO rules require boxers to pay 3 percent of their purse to fight for a world title up to a maximum of $200,000.

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  • Malaysian authorities freeze bank accounts linked to PM graft scandal

    By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A task force investigating Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1MDB said on Tuesday it had frozen half a dozen bank accounts following a report that hundreds of millions of dollars had been transferred to an account of Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported last week that investigators probing the debt-laden 1MDB had traced nearly $700 million to bank accounts they believed belonged to the prime minister. The special task force said it had frozen six bank accounts in relation to the allegations, but it did not specify whose accounts they were or the banks involved.

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  • China stocks sink again despite government efforts

    Chinese shares took another tumble Tuesday, defying government efforts to arrest a precipitous fall that has wiped an estimated $3.2 trillion off markets and threatens the world's number-two economy. The government over the weekend announced a halt to initial public offerings (IPOs) and moves to pour funds into the market to end three weeks of plunging prices. Analysts say the heavy-handed intervention throws into question the pace of China's economic reforms and the ability of the government to engineer controlled deflation of what many describe as a stock market bubble.

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  • Ronaldo in Japan to sell muscle gadget

    A sheepish-looking Cristiano Ronaldo was in Tokyo on Tuesday promoting an electric muscle stimulation machine, a year after he visited to push a smile-enhancing gadget that looked a little like a boomerang. A slick video played on overhead screens showed Ronaldo's well-toned form with the electric muscle toner attached to his torso. Japan is a common destination for big European or American stars who are paid handsomely to sell products that never see the light of day at home.

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  • Three rescued N. Koreans want defection in South

    Three North Koreans wanted to defect after they were rescued from a small fishing boat which had drifted into South Korean waters off the east coast, officials said Tuesday. A South Korean coastguard vessel rescued four fishermen and a farmer from North Korea last Saturday after their boat was found drifting across the sea border, the South's unification ministry said. North Korea and South Korea have a disputed maritime boundary, and encroachment by North Korean fishing vessels into waters claimed by the South is quite common.

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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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  • Amos Yee released: teenage blogger appeared “traumatised”

    At around 5:20pm on July 6, teenage blogger Amos Yee walked out the doors of Singapore’s State Courts alongside his mother. Yee was known for his provocative views, cocky grins and carefree attitude as he entered court on earlier occasions. Civil society activists who were at the court to offer support to Yee and his mother, Mary Toh, spoke of their dismay in the change they saw.

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  • Two Americans, Briton gored in opening Pamplona bull run

    Two Americans and a British man were gored and eight others hurt on Tuesday as runners dashed ahead of six half-tonne fighting bulls in a fast first running of the bulls at Spain's annual San Fermin festival. A 30-year-old British man was gored between the legs in the perineum area, the regional government of Navarra, of which Pamplona is the capital, said in a statement. Runners, wearing traditional white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, tripped over each other or fell in the mad rush as they and the animals charged down a winding 846.6-metre (925-yard) course from a pen to the city's bull ring in two minutes, 23 seconds.

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  • Tokyo stocks open 1.20% up

    Tokyo stocks opened 1.20 percent higher on Tuesday, a day after equities markets fell globally on fears that Greece would crash out of the eurozone. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which dropped 2.08 percent on Monday, turned up 242.11 points to 20,354.12 at the start. Investors were watching out for developments in the crisis, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to unveil his government's new proposals on Tuesday at a hastily arranged emergency summit of the 19 eurozone countries in Brussels.

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  • You're out the army now - Singapore's Quah cleared to swim

    Singaporean teenager Quah Zheng Wen has been cleared to compete at the world swimming championships and the 2016 Olympics after the Ministry of Defence approved a request to defer his mandatory national service. The 18-year-old, who won 12 medals, including seven golds at last month's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, was in danger of missing both events because he was due to enlist for national service on Aug. 31. "Mr Quah has satisfied the conditions for deferment of exceptional sportsmen who can win honour for Singapore, as his recent performances were better than the most recent Olympic Games' qualifying times in the 200m butterfly," the statement said.

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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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  • Caitlyn 'looking for love'

    Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly looking for someone to "share her life with". The 65-year-old star made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine early last month, prior to which she was known as Bruce. Looking confident and fabulous, Caitlyn has made several public appearances recently, including stepping out in New York over Pride weekend last month.

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  • Air strikes, ground combat in Yemen killed nearly 200 on Monday

    By Mohammed Gobari SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago. The United Nations has been pushing for a halt to air raids and intensified fighting that began on March 26. The Iran-allied Shi'ite Houthis say they are rebelling against a corrupt government, while local fighters say they are defending their homes from Houthi incursions.

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  • Football: Saints sign Martina amid Alderweireld uncertainty

    Southampton announced the signing of Cuco Martina on Tuesday amid speculation fellow defender Toby Alderweireld could be joining Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Martina's arrival at St Mary's on a two-year deal from Dutch side FC Twenty comes after full-back Ryan Bertrand underwent knee surgery. Now Martina, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman's latest recruit from the Eredivisie, will have a chance to establish himself during Southampton's pre-season tour of Austria.

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  • Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Delhi after "bomb threat"

    A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and Indian security sources said. "Passengers have been asked to evacuate the plane, the drill is taking place right now," Hemendra Singh, spokesman for the federal Central Industrial Security Forces, told Reuters. Turkish Airlines was targeted with a series of hoax bomb warnings in April and again over the weekend.

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  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary. A Gaza family had bought the lions as cubs from a local zoo that was damaged in last year's war between Israel and Gaza's rulers from the Islamic militant Hamas group. The family kept Mona and Max in their small home in the crowded Rafah refugee camp.

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  • The morning after: Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

    After jubilant celebrations by 'No' voters, Athens returned to a reality of ATM queues on Monday and the shock news that the finance minister, champion of the victorious anti-austerity camp, had quit. "He is not like the ones before him.

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  • Ben Affleck ditches wedding ring after holiday

    Ben Affleck has returned from the Bahamas alone. The Batman v. Superman star jetted to the holiday destination with his three children and estranged wife Jennifer Garner as news of the couple’s split was made public. Pictures emerged of Ben and Jennifer on their family break last week, looking tense.

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  • Where to buy cheap Gadgets in the Metro

    Penny-pinching but still want to get your hands on the latest gadgets out there? You’re not alone in your search for the best places to get discounted gadgets and accessories. Greenhills is synonymous with stuff for cheap but of moderate to even above average quality.

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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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