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  • Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post
    Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post AFP News - 35 minutes ago

    Afghanistan's parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a revitalised Taliban. In late May, the … More »

  • Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images
    Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images LiveScience.com - 46 minutes ago

    New photographs of fluorescent sea creatures — including bright orange animals that resemble feather dusters with long, skinny handles, and spongy, neon-pink anemones — on the Arctic seafloor could help researchers determine how much methane, a … More »

  • Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records
    Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records LiveScience.com - 47 minutes ago

    A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft. The Solar Impulse 2 plane set the new … More »

  • Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
    Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion Associated Press - 49 minutes ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing … More »

  • New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy
    New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? … More »

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
    Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage … More »

  • Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai
    Egypt's president visits troops in embattled north Sinai Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi donned battle dress for the first time in over a year to inspect troops in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, after Islamic State-linked militants struck a deadly blow … More »

  • Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave
    Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's meteorological agency is warning people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over coming days. … More »

  • Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
    Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known … More »

  • U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires
    U.S. marks July Fourth amid worries over security, sharks, wildfires Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert asking local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State leaders. New York … More »

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
    Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry Associated Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead. … More »

  • PKR: ‘Hybrid’ nationwide roadshow to explain Pakatan status, attack BN
    PKR: ‘Hybrid’ nationwide roadshow to explain Pakatan status, attack BN The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    SHAH ALAM, July 4 — PKR's top leaders will go on a nationwide roadshow to greet the grassroots in a "hybrid" approach to explain the party's position on Pakatan Rakyat and skewer its political foe... … More »

  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo
    Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo AFP News - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his … More »

  • Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure
    Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure Associated Press - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. … More »

  • In Ecuador, indigenous Christians not sold on pope visit
    In Ecuador, indigenous Christians not sold on pope visit AFP News - 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Thirty years ago, Gustavo Negrete took his wooden cross and joined other indigenous Ecuadorans to greet Pope John Paul II. But he has no interest in seeing Pope Francis on Sunday. Like a growing number of indigenous people in Latin America, Negrete … More »

  • Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town
    Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town Associated Press - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits. … More »

  • Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influenc …
    Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influenc … AFP News - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the "Mekong Five" countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the pledge … More »

  • Iran talks in endgame, inching close to nuclear deal
    Iran talks in endgame, inching close to nuclear deal AFP News - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran launched into a key weekend of talks Saturday amid signs they may be within sight of a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff. While all sides remained cautious, Iranian Foreign … More »

  • Heatwave grips Tour de France start city
    Heatwave grips Tour de France start city AFP News - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    The Dutch city of Utrecht where the Tour de France starts on Saturday is officially in the grip of a sweltering heatwave, Dutch meteorologists said, urging spectators to take proper precautions. Temperatures for a fifth day soared past the 30 … More »

  • Coach Joseph leads Highlanders to Super Rugby title
    Coach Joseph leads Highlanders to Super Rugby title Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph couldn't help but laugh Saturday at the strange and circuitous route fate had mapped for him to the Super Rugby final in which his team beat the Hurricanes 21-14. … 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.