• 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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  • 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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  • Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'

    Turkish nationalists protesting China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul's old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals. Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards the Topkapi Palace on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait in a show of solidarity with the Turkic Uigurs, who complain of cultural and religious suppression under Chinese rule. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is the Greatest), they attacked some Koreans outside the Topkapi Palace, which is visited by thousands of tourists every day.

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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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  • Japan football fans turn to drink as 'Nadeshiko' sink

    Madoka Kataoka was on her third beer of the morning on Monday even before Japan kicked off against the United States in the women's World Cup final. A quarter of an hour later, a little after eight in the morning, she had switched to something stronger after a Carli Lloyd wonder goal from the halfway line put the Americans four up. Lloyd completed a quickfire hat-trick with a long-range strike that David Beckham would have been proud of, sending groans echoing around a bar in Tokyo's Shibuya district as the ball looped in.

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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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  • 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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  • One of the world’s biggest banks just admitted bitcoin could destroy existing finance firms

    French bank BNP Paribas says the technology underpinning bitcoin has the potential to make existing companies “redundant,” a huge admission from one of the world’s biggest banks. Analyst Johann Palychata writes in the company’s magazine Quintessence that bitcoin’s blockchain, the software that allows the digital currency to function, “should be considered as an invention like the steam or combustion engine,” that has the potential to transform the world of finance and beyond.

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  • German anti-euro party marks shift to right with new leader

    Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party ousted its co-founder and frontman Bernd Lucke Saturday to elect a new leader from its right wing, signalling a shift in focus to immigration from its anti-euro origins. Frauke Petry, who heads a national conservative faction within the fledgling AfD, won a clear majority at a two-day extraordinary party congress in the western city of Essen, which gathered about 3,500 members. The party had been riven by a months-long power struggle between Lucke, 52, its economic neo-liberal leader and founder, and 40-year-old Petry, with analysts even warning it could implode.

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  • Argentina didn't deserve to lose Copa - Martino

    By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Argentina did not deserve to lose the Copa America final to Chile on Saturday after a match in which both teams "neutralised" each other, coach Gerardo Martino said. Chile won their first ever major trophy, beating Lionel Messi's Argentina on penalties after the two teams drew 0-0 after extra time. "In the 120 minutes, in a very high quality game where the two teams neutralised each other more than play, the one who I think should have won was Argentina," said Martino at a press conference after the game.

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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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  • Ashton and Mila 'marry'

    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reportedly tied the knot. Ashton then went on to have a high-profile marriage with Demi Moore, while Mila dated Macaulay Culkin. Ashton and Mila became engaged in February 2014, and set tongues wagging in January after posting a photo on social media saying "Happy New Year Love the Kutchers".

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  • Сhina's influence grows as Russian crisis rocks Central Asia

    At a bazaar in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe, once a far-flung outpost of the Soviet Union, cheap goods from neighbouring China are helping offset the pain caused by Russia's economic meltdown. As low world prices for Russian energy exports and Western sanctions over Ukraine stir economic trouble in Russia, Tajikistan has seen its national somoni currency weaken and thousands of migrants drift back home to a mostly jobless environment. Last month the impoverished Central Asian country's national bank announced remittances -- mostly transfers from Russia where close to half of Tajikistan's working age males are believed to work -- had fallen by over 40 percent comparing the first quarters of 2014 and 2015.

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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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  • 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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  • Finance minister resigns after decisive 'no' bailout vote

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers' meetings. Varoufakis said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had judged that his resignation "might help achieve a deal" and that he was leaving the finance ministry for that reason. "I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride," Varoufakis said in his announcement.

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  • Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction

    A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month. Nuestra Senora de Atocha went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden with New World gold while en route to Spain. Treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched 16 years for it before discovering the Atocha motherlode in 1985.

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  • Is Donnie Yen going to be in "Star Wars VIII"?

    6 Jul - "Jurassic World", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Fast and Furious 7" are all movies that have been screened in China which have helped in their box office collections immensely. Now, it looks like "Star Wars VIII" has found its golden ticket in the form of Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen. The sudden casting news comes from Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily, which reports that the "Ip Man" star would be in London next month to film scenes for the eight instalment of the Space Opera film directed by Rian Johnson.

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  • They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There… #ShortFilm

    This article They Peeped At A Woman & Got Caught. But There’s Someone Else Out There…… originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. He and his friend have been peeping on this woman for a very long time. They had a camera and a telescope zoomed on her window

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