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  • UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars
    UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars

    The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where the world's most famous sparking wines are produced were listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO on Saturday. In a double victory …

  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says
    Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault … More »

  • Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish
    Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The fate of six women — four of them dead, two missing for months — has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones. … More »

  • Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack
    Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack Reuters - 37 minutes ago

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of … More »

  • 'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots
    'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city. Carrying placards and with … More »

  • America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer
    America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe: … More »

  • Hot dogs (many), banners and barbecues as America celebrates July 4
    Hot dogs (many), banners and barbecues as America celebrates July 4 Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. … More »

  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
    A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children — many unaccompanied — who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year … More »

  • German anti-euro party elects new hard right leader
    German anti-euro party elects new hard right leader AFP News - 55 minutes ago

    Germany's anti-euro party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), elected a new leader from the group's right wing Saturday to replace founder and frontman, Bernd Lucke, after a months-long power struggle. Frauke Petry, who heads a national … More »

  • Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran
    Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    GLEN, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline. … More »

  • Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest
    Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest Associated Press - 56 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. … More »

  • Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county
    Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road — a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place. … More »

  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack
    Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. … More »

  • UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars
    UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars AFP Relax - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where the world's most famous sparking wines are produced were listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO on Saturday. In a double victory for French wine, the vineyards of Burgundy were … More »

  • Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials
    Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials AFP News - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Greeks were hoarding cash and food Saturday amid mounting fears the economy could collapse, cracking open their wallets only to stock up on essentials and stripping supermarket shelves in the process. Mothers, elderly men and university students … More »

  • Record-breaker Dennis wins 1st Tour de France stage in style
    Record-breaker Dennis wins 1st Tour de France stage in style Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals. … More »

  • Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades
    Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick … More »

  • 'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers
    'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers AFP News - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses said Saturday. Local resident Haladu Musa, who fled the attack, told AFP that "large … More »

  • Greeks fly home to vote in knife-edge referendum
    Greeks fly home to vote in knife-edge referendum AFP News - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    "I came just to vote," Kostas Kokkinos, a 60-year-old Greek living on the EU island nation of Cyprus, told AFP as relatives greeted him in the arrivals hall. Thanasis Hadzilacos, a professor in his late 60s working at Cyprus's Open University, … More »

  • Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo operation
    Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo operation AFP News - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Two coalitions of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but being pushed back in others. The Islamic State group, meanwhile, released a video showing teenage members … More »

  • Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over UN sanctions pers …
    Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over UN sanctions pers … Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the … More »

 
  • Personal artefacts of Sikh saint-soldier on display in Singapore

    Singapore, July 4 (IANS) A two-day exhibition was put up at a gurdwara in Singapore on Saturday to display the artefacts belonging to a Sikh saint-soldier. The exhibition, put up at Gurdwara Sahib Silat Road in Bukit Merah area of Singapore as part of a month-long festival to honour Sikh saint-soldier, Bhai Maharaj Singh, features some of his personal items such as a salottar (wooden stick used as a support and weapon), dastaar chakkar (turban steel quoits used to retain the shape of a turban) and a mala (rosary) belonging to the spiritual leader, The Straits Times reported on Saturday. Bhai Maharaj is believed to be the first Sikh in Singapore.

  • Live Like A Local, Lah: Uncover Singapore On New Website
    Live Like A Local, Lah: Uncover Singapore On New Website

    Welcome la! The Singapore Tourism Board and TripAdvisor have officially launched microsite Live Like A Local, to take travellers down the road less travelled with things to do, eat and drink in Singapore. Supported by leading media agency, MEC, the Live Like a Local hub claims to showcase unique insights and inspiration through the eyes of locals and travellers for a richer, authentic Singapore. Working for the first time with a National Tourism Organization, TripAdvisor has incorporated 225 million opinions and recommendations from user reviews and local experts with the travel site to help travellers uncover local, hidden gems that are not on standard Singapore travel itineraries.

  • Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court
    Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued Roy Ngerng in May 2014 over a blog post that accused the 63-year-old leader of misusing money from the state pension scheme, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), a sensitive issue for officials in the city-state known to have the least corrupt government in Asia. The defamation suit is the first ever brought by a Singapore leader against an online critic, but international human rights groups have repeatedly accused Singapore's leaders of using financially ruinous libel actions to silence opponents.