• U.S. captain Lloyd hits hat-trick in 16 minutes into World Cup final

    United States captain Carli Lloyd struck a sensational hat-trick inside the opening 16 minutes of the Women's World Cup final, including a goal from the half-way line, as her team took a shock 4-0 lead against Japan on Sunday. The opener came in the third minute when Megan Rapinoe drove a low diagonal ball across the area and Lloyd timed her run to perfection, meeting the ball with a powerful, first-time drive past Japan keeper Ayumi Kaihori. If Japan were shocked by conceding so early, they were utterly stunned when two minutes later Lloyd doubled the lead - again from a set-piece.

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  • 13 Actors You Didn't Know Were Gay In Real Life

    These actors don’t exactly deny their sexuality neither do they talk about it. Here are some of the actors you didn’t know were gay in real life.

  • 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. Yee has been remanded at IMH for two weeks as a report emerges to find out if the teenager is suitable to undergo a mandatory treatment order in lieu of reformative training.

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  • Man killed after insulting alligators and swimming with them in Texas

    Tommie Woodward, 28, was killed in an alligator attack during a late-night swim in a Texas marina on Friday, 3 June. Allen Burkart has owned Burkart's Marina for 50 years. Police were called around 2:30am local time, and the Orange County Sheriff's Department and a game warden from Texas Parks and Wildlife searched the area with a boat.

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  • Royal couple attend christening

    Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been seen with both their children for the first time. William and his wife Catherine welcomed their daughter Princess Charlotte at the beginning of May and today marks her christening. The two-month-old baby is being baptised at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, with Catherine, William and their son Prince George photographed as they arrived.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

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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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  • Euro edges up as investors weigh risks of Greek exit

    The 19-nation currency was changing hands at $1.1025 in early Asian trade, coming off $1.0963 soon after early results of the Greece bailout reforms vote were out. Shinya Harui, currency analyst at Nomura Securities in Tokyo, said the common currency was holding up as traders "assess the spill-over risks in the case of a Greek exit from the eurozone". "A Greek exit would shake confidence in what had been 19-nation solidarity, which could fuel anti-euro movements within Europe." As Greece was unable to repay a key International Monetary Fund debt last week, it cannot borrow money from international institutions and will be shut out of financial markets, Harui warned.

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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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  • Greece must introduce another currency if “no” vote wins - Schulz

    The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, told German radio that Greece would have to introduce another currency if the “no” vote wins in Sunday's referendum on an aid-for-reforms deal. "The moment someone introduces a new currency, they exit the euro zone.

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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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  • New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's past

    In an interview on Sunday, Prime Minister Habib Essid revealed more details about 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui, who gunned down 38 foreign tourists in the June 26 attack. "We know he was a member of a dance club and was familiar with the tourism sector, having worked in it as an events organiser," Essid told the French-language newspaper La Presse. The attack at Port El Kantaoui, north of Sousse, killed 30 Britons, three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and a Russian.

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  • Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

    Tourists are vital to Barcelona's economy, but the 27 million people who visit each year have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from becoming a bland theme park. "Tourists go home" is frequently found painted on the walls of buildings in the centre of Spain's second-largest city, which is struggling to cope with a surge in tourism that started when it hosted the Olympics in 1992. The city of 1.6 million residents is now the third most visited in Europe after London and Paris, according to a 2013 study by Mastercard, and tourism contributes to 14 percent of Barcelona's economy.

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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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  • US-led coalition unleashes wave of airstrikes on Raqqa

    U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. The U.S.-led coalition often targets IS-held towns and cities in Syria, but the overnight strikes on Raqqa were rare in their intensity. In a statement, the coalition said it carried out 18 airstrikes throughout Raqqa province, destroying a number of IS vehicles and 16 bridges.

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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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  • Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery

    A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo's chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. Sitting in his spotless hospital room, his voice still hoarse after his five-hour surgery on June 16, Reynaldo said he was on the mend. Reynaldo, the son of impoverished farmers, dropped out of school two years ago after developing rheumatic heart disease.

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  • Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

    New photographs of fluorescent sea creatures — including bright orange animals that resemble feather dusters with long, skinny handles, and spongy, neon-pink anemones — on the Arctic seafloor could help researchers determine how much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, will make its way to the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. It's amazing," said Guiliana Panieri, a scientist on the photo-taking expedition and a professor in environment and climate at The Arctic University of Norway. The colorful sea creatures live near methane seeps, or cracks in the ocean floor that naturally release methane.

    LiveScience.com