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  • Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists
    Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

    Tourists are vital to Barcelona's economy, but the 27 million people who visit each year have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from …

  • Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push
    Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push AFP News - 41 minutes ago

    Foreign ministers from major powers were expected back in Vienna Sunday seeking to score a huge diplomatic success by nailing down a nuclear deal with Iran after almost two years of intense effort. "Extending the talks is not an option for … More »

  • Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum
    Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    Greeks were voting Sunday in a critical bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or ... … More »

  • Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president
    Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president AFP News - 42 minutes ago

    Some 5,000 protesters marched night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week. On Tuesday, Guatemala's Constitutional Court … More »

  • Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich
    Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich AFP News - 55 minutes ago

    Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich. The chaotic, cosmopolitan metropolis … More »

  • America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades
    America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation: … More »

  • Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists
    Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Tourists are vital to Barcelona's economy, but the 27 million people who visit each year have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from becoming a bland theme park. The city of 1.6 million … More »

  • Task force to probe alleged Malaysia PM money trail
    Task force to probe alleged Malaysia PM money trail AFP News - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    A task force is investigating allegations that a probe into a Malaysian state-controlled investment fund found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to the prime minister's personal bank accounts, the attorney general has said. The … More »

  • Philippine ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61
    Philippine ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61 AFP News - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded. Whether the ferry was carrying too many people will be part of an investigation into last … More »

  • Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt
    Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    By Deepa Babington and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area … More »

  • Nine dead in China building collapse, dozens rescued: Xinhua
    Nine dead in China building collapse, dozens rescued: Xinhua AFP News - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    Nine people died when a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 workers hospitalised after being rescued. A total of 51 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it … More »

  • A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote
    A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around. … More »

  • Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip
    Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip AFP News - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Pope Francis makes his first South American trip in two years Sunday, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay -- but not his native Argentina. The 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff, the first pope from his "beloved South America," has said … More »

  • Educationist plays down history textbook error, denies ‘covert’ agenda …
    Educationist plays down history textbook error, denies ‘covert’ agenda … The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — A factual mistake was made in the current Form 1 history textbook painting the Portuguese as Christian zealots bent on furthering the Crusades campaign in 16th-century Muslim... … More »

  • Myanmar man convicted for 2013 hotel blast
    Myanmar man convicted for 2013 hotel blast AFP News - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    A Myanmar man has been sentenced to life in prison for planting a bomb that exploded two years ago inside a luxury Yangon hotel wounding an American woman, state media reported Sunday. Myanmar was rattled by a series of small blasts across the … More »

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds
    Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds Associated Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the … More »

  • Women's World Cup win would 'rekindle Japan's love for foo …
    Women's World Cup win would 'rekindle Japan's love for foo … AFP News - 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Japan captain Aya Miyama said that the 'Nadeshiko' were looking to rekindle the nation's love on the eve of their Women's World Cup title defence against the United States in Vancouver. In 2011 Japan became the first Asian team to win a world title … More »

  • Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery
    Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery AFP News - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo's chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. Sitting in his spotless hospital room, his voice … More »

  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage
    Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage AFP News - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    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 … More »

  • Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum
    Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum Associated Press - 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange ... … More »

  • US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief
    US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief Associated Press - 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top … More »

 
  • Choose Najib or Dr Mahathir, Umno leaders must decide

    Umno leaders must decide whether to back Datuk Seri Najib Razak or Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore’s The Straits Times said today, following revelations that funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had been channelled into the prime minister’s bank accounts. The Sunday Times, the weekend edition of the daily, said Umno leaders were...

  • 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.