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  • FBI chief urges 'robust debate' on encryption
    FBI chief urges 'robust debate' on encryption

    FBI Director James Comey called Monday for public debate on the use of encrypted communications, saying Americans may not realize how radical groups and criminals are using the technology. Comey's …

  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid Associated Press
    Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not …

  • Amazon must face trademark lawsuit over search results Reuters
    Amazon must face trademark lawsuit over search results

    Amazon.com Inc must face a trademark lawsuit brought by a watchmaker which says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers, a federal appeals court ruled. The …

  • Italian spying company hacked AFP News
    Italian spying company hacked

    Hacking Team, a controversial Italian firm which sells surveillance ware to governments and agencies with dodgy rights records, has had more than 400 gigabytes of data breached and leaked, media …

  • The Latest: Pope eats seafood with Jesuits in Ecuador
    The Latest: Pope eats seafood with Jesuits in Ecuador Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: … More »

  • San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying
    San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying Associated Press - 19 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San … More »

  • Pope has one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody'
    Pope has one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody' Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — 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. … More »

  • Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals
    Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the euro zone's most powerful leaders, said Athens must move quickly if it wants to secure a cash-for-reform deal with creditors and avoid crashing out of the single currency. … More »

  • SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed
    SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the … More »

  • Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground
    Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described … More »

  • FBI chief urges 'robust debate' on encryption
    FBI chief urges 'robust debate' on encryption AFP News - 32 minutes ago

    FBI Director James Comey called Monday for public debate on the use of encrypted communications, saying Americans may not realize how radical groups and criminals are using the technology. Comey's comments in a blog post appeared to seek more … More »

  • Search resumes for 3 missing after boat capsizes on river
    Search resumes for 3 missing after boat capsizes on river Associated Press - 41 minutes ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daria Raymore stared into the Ohio River, praying a shoe would float by, or a wallet, or some sign of the people she loved who were swallowed by the muddy, rushing water when their pontoon boat capsized. … More »

  • Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping
    Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa's most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building's piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a makeshift rope, authorities said … More »

  • Carnage in Nigeria's Jos ups pressure on Buhari
    Carnage in Nigeria's Jos ups pressure on Buhari AFP News - 43 minutes ago

    At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants. Sunday's bombings took the death toll from raids, … More »

  • Mississippi flag supporters rally outside state Capitol
    Mississippi flag supporters rally outside state Capitol Associated Press - 43 minutes ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem should remain on the Mississippi flag because it honors ancestors who fought for the South in the Civil War, a brother of former Gov. Haley Barbour told about 40 supporters of the state banner at a … More »

  • Beautiful Vermont swimming hole takes another life
    Beautiful Vermont swimming hole takes another life Associated Press - 47 minutes ago

    RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — The state's beautiful but often deadly Huntington Gorge has taken another life. … More »

  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
    As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether. … More »

  • US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote
    US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote Associated Press - 49 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared. … More »

  • World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal
    World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away. … More »

  • Watford bring in midfielder Capoue for record fee
    Watford bring in midfielder Capoue for record fee AFP News - 56 minutes ago

    Newly-promoted English Premier League side Watford have broken their transfer record to sign France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Tottenham Hotspur, the club announced on their official website Monday. The Hornets have secured the seven-times … More »

  • Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location
    Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location Associated Press - 58 minutes ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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 … More »

  • Obama says US 'intensifying' anti-IS efforts in Syria
    Obama says US 'intensifying' anti-IS efforts in Syria AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    President Barack Obama said Monday the US-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in Syria, but cautioned the fight would be long. Obama addressed the media after a briefing at the … More »

  • Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest
    Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility. … More »

  • Deadline in doubt in Iran talks final act
    Deadline in doubt in Iran talks final act AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Marathon talks towards a historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers went late into the night Monday with both sides saying on the eve of a deadline that yet more time might be needed. Asked in Washington about another "slip" beyond … More »

 
  • 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.

  • Teenaged blogger jailed in Singapore for posting offensive videos

    Bangkok, July 6 (IANS/EFE) A 16-year-old blogger was sentenced to four weeks in prison in Singapore for posting offensive videos on YouTube in a trial that attracted much criticism from human rights organisations. Amos Yee was found guilty of insulting Christianity and uploading obscene images. The court dismissed a second charge against the teenager, of criticising former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who passed away in March, reported Channel News Asia.

  • Singaporean blogger sentenced to jail time already served
    Singaporean blogger sentenced to jail time already served

    A Singapore teenager who posted a video online deemed offensive to Christians and an obscene image of late leader Lee Kuan Yew will be released after the court sentenced him on Monday to jail time already served. A court sentenced Amos Yee, 16, to four weeks of imprisonment from June 2, which means he could be released immediately after spending 50 days in remand. Yee's lawyer said the teenager would appeal against both the conviction and sentence.