• Keane impressed by 'sharp' Gerrard

    Los Angeles Galaxy captain Robbie Keane is tipping Steven Gerrard to prove a success in Major League Soccer as the Liverpool legend prepares to make his debut in the United States. Keane told reporters Tuesday he had been impressed with the speed at which Gerrard had slotted into the Galaxy set-up since his arrival in California just over a week ago. The former England captain is expected to make his debut in a friendly against Club America at the Galaxy's home in Carson, south of Los Angeles, on Saturday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Channing: I royally screwed up!

    Channing Tatum dropped the F-bomb in front of Britain's Prince William. The actor is currently starring in Magic Mike XXL, where he's back as stripper Mike, who has to keep his cool in front of crowds of adoring women. The original Magic Mike, which came out in 2012, was based on Channing's own life as a stripper, and he recently revealed he'd do "a lot of bad things for one dollar bills".

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  • Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial again delayed

    Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial has again been delayed as the former suburban Chicago police officer seeks to enlist an expert witness to review taped conversations with an unnamed prison informant. Peterson was scheduled for trial next month in southern Illinois on charges that he solicited another prison inmate to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who prosecuted the 2012 case in which the ex-Bolingbrook sergeant was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 bathtub drowning death of Kathleen Savio, his third wife. On Tuesday, Randolph County Circuit Judge Richard Brown agreed to delay the trial until Nov. 13 to give both sides more time to prepare.

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  • China's stock market plunge: how did it happen?

    The borrowing-fuelled rally began after the central bank cut interest rates on November 21 for the first time in more than two years, and the launch of a scheme linking trading between the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. The rally continued in 2015 with the benchmark Shanghai index climbing to the symbolic 5,000-point level in early June, driven higher by margin trading, through which investors only need to deposit a small proportion of the value of their trades, generating bigger profits but also potentially exposing them to bigger losses. - On the same day as the market reached its peak, China's securities regulator said it would tighten rules on margin trading for individual investors.

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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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  • Big four eye Wimbledon semi-final spots

    Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka can justify their status as Wimbledon's big four by making the semi-finals on Wednesday. Defending champion, top seed and 2011 winner Djokovic takes on US Open champion Marin Cilic boasting a 12-0 career lead over the Croatian. Seven-time champion Federer faces Gilles Simon with the Frenchman playing in his maiden Wimbledon quarter-final while 2013 winner Murray, seeded three, is up against surprise quarter-finalist Vasek Pospisil of Canada.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Former RTC inmate recalls culture of “one-upmanship” among inmates

    John (not his real name) entered Reformative Training Centre (RTC) in 1997 when he was 18. A RTC houses young offenders between 14 to 21 years old, where they will not mix with adult convicts. For the first three months, he was held in the New Reception Block (NRB) at Bedok Reformative Training Centre (BRTC).

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  • Greece given Sunday debt deal deadline

    European leaders gave debt-stricken Greece a final deadline of Sunday to reach a new bailout deal and avoid crashing out of the euro, after Greek voters rejected international creditors' plans in a weekend referendum. In the first step of its renewed bid for funding, Greece's leftist government must submit detailed reform plans by Thursday, EU President Donald Tusk said after eurozone leaders held an emergency summit with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. All 28 European Union leaders will then examine the plans on Sunday in a make-or-break summit that will either save Greece's moribund economy or leave it to its fate.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Two Indians jailed for molestation in Singapore

    Singapore, July 6 (IANS) Two Indians in Singapore were on Monday sentenced to prison in two separate cases of molestation. A court sentenced former gardener Gulcharan Singh, 51, to five months in prison for molesting a 20-year-old student in a lift after stalking her from a bus stop to her housing complex, the Strait Times reported.

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