• Ginobili back while West joins NBA Spurs next season

    Manu Ginobili, who helped Argentina win 2004 Olympic gold and contributed to four NBA titles by the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed Monday he will return to the Spurs next season. The 37-year-old guard even had a mention for teammate Tim Duncan in his Twitter announcement that he would be back for a 14th NBA campaign, saying: "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season. #gospursgo #TDwouldvemissedmetoomuch." The Spurs received more good news later Monday with a reported deal for free agent forward David West, a two-time NBA All-Star who spent the past four seasons at Indiana after eight more with New Orleans.

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  • Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location

    An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse. The Satanic Temple, which advocates for the separation of church and state, spent more than $100,000 to design and construct an 8½-foot-tall bronze Baphomet, which depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure with horns, hooves, wings and a beard. With Oklahoma justices outlawing a Ten Commandments display from around its Capitol, The Satanic Temple has turned its attention to Arkansas, where lawmakers this year approved a similar Ten Commandments display on public land.

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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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  • Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manchester United

    Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros (£4.26m, $6.7m) as the Istanbul giants seek to add a glittering array of foreign talent to their ranks for the new season. After last month's signing of Danish centre-back Simon Kjaer from French side Lille, Fenerbahce are reportedly also close to signing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie. Nani, 28, a United player since 2007, spent all of last season on loan at his former club Sporting Lisbon and was not expected to figure in manager Louis van Gaal's plans for the coming season.

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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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  • US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink

    Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans. U.S. government bond prices rose as investors sought safe places to park money. Investors in the U.S. seemed to turn more optimistic earlier in the day, but then resumed their selling.

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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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  • The Latest: Lagarde says IMF ready to help Greece if asked

    The IMF last week also said that Greece would need debt relief as well as new financing worth more than 60 billion euros through 2018 to avoid financial collapse. On the streets of Athens, Greeks are proud of their toughness and defiance after Sunday's landslide "no" vote against creditors' demands — but they acknowledge there's still plenty to worry about. George Papadokostakis, a 34-year-old coffee shop owner, says he's very happy with the referendum result.

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  • Federer, Murray in Wimbledon last eight, Djokovic left in dark

    Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals Monday but defending champion Novak Djokovic's attempt to join them was thwarted by bad light after fighting back from two sets down to level with Kevin Anderson. Seven-time champion Federer reached his 13th All England Club quarter-final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, while Murray defeated giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

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  • The hacked surveillance company with alleged ties to Russia and the Sudan is reportedly in crisis mode

    Today has not been a good day for the Italian surveillance company Hacking Team. Late Sunday night, private documents from the company were apparently leaked online. Motherboard reports that the hackers may have gotten all of the company’s data — which could amount to more than a terabyte of confidential files.

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  • Kourtney Kardashian 'splits from Disick'

    Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly split from Scott Disick. The reality TV star has three children with Scott, who she's been dating for nine years. There has been intense speculation about their romance over the last few days after Scott was spotted looking very close to stylist Chloe Bartoli - who he previously dated - while on holiday in Europe.

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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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  • 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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  • Elections May Be Coming Back, But Yam Ah Mee Is Not

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We all smell it in the air: the General Elections season is probably almost upon us. But while we may be looking forward to exciting rallies, heated debates, and new faces in Singapore’s political scene

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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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  • 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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  • China 'trying to hack into everything': Clinton

    Hillary Clinton accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America" and stealing government information, in strongly worded comments likely to irk Beijing. Clinton, a former secretary of state who is making another tilt at the White House in 2016, pulled no punches in remarks to Democratic supporters at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday. James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, said last month that China was the "leading suspect" in a massive breach affecting personal data of millions of US government employees.

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  • Pope has one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody'

    A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars. Before Monday, it had been 30 years since he last saw Pope Francis, who then was simply the Rev. Jorge Mario Bergoglio and was in charge of the Jesuit order in Argentina. The now nearly 91-year-old Cortes must have made a strong impression with his work at the Colegio Javier parochial school mentoring young men sent to him by the future pontiff, because their meeting on Monday was the only private one-on-one session that Francis scheduled for his visit to Ecuador.

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