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  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
    Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that …

  • Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers AFP Relax
    Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers

    Last year, nearly 30,000 people played the role of investigator and took part in the city of Paris's treasure hunt. The French capital is at it again on July 4 and will even have a hunt dedicated …

  • ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris AFP Relax
    ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris

    The National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts in France has awarded their annual prize to Stéphane Ashpool of label Pigalle Paris. Ashpool, who launched his brand in 2009, wins …

  • Solar Impulse arrives in Hawaii, completing historic flight AFP Relax
    Solar Impulse arrives in Hawaii, completing historic flight

    The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed an historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of …

  • Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals
    Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

    Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals. Here, you click …

  • Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony
    Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Because it is taboo for Tongans to touch their king's … More »

  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect
    San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday. … More »

  • MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital
    MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital AFP News - 40 minutes ago

    Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Centre has become the 185th person infected … More »

  • Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals
    Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals AFP News - 53 minutes ago

    Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals. Here, you click "Amen." "On Facebook you see a lot of violence and … More »

  • 400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off
    400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off Associated Press - 56 minutes ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said. … More »

  • Defiant PM rejects Grexit fears as he rallies 'No' vote
    Defiant PM rejects Grexit fears as he rallies 'No' vote AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally on Friday as he sought to revive support for a "No" vote in a referendum called to strengthen his hand in talks with international creditors. Countering EU leaders' … More »

  • Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
    Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Campaigns halt in Greece Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum — with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek ... … More »

  • Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra fighters: monitor
    Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra fighters: monitor AFP News - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said. Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel … More »

  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo
    Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo AFP News - 1 hour 17 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 »

  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys
    Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys Associated Press - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. … More »

  • Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0
    Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0 Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee. (AP) — Clint Dempsey converted a penalty in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, helping the United States beat Guatemala 4-0 on Friday in a pre-Gold Cup friendly. … More »

  • Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: officials
    Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: officials AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Traffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said. "From 10:30 pm (2030 GMT), around 150 migrants … More »

  • Peru beats Paraguay 2-0 to finish 3rd in Copa America
    Peru beats Paraguay 2-0 to finish 3rd in Copa America Associated Press - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero each scored second-half goals to help Peru defeat Paraguay 2-0 in the third-place game at the Copa America on Friday. … More »

  • USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala
    USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala AFP News - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    The United States wrapped up preparations for their defence of the CONCACAF Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala. Timothy Chandler, Clint Dempsey from the penalty spot and Chris Wondolowski scored for the United States on … More »

  • Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed in Copa America
    Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed in Copa America AFP News - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours. The Flamengo striker, top-scorer at the 2011 Copa America, on Friday bagged his fourth goal of this year's … More »

  • Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
    Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days Associated Press - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. … More »

  • Watchdogs demand probes into 3 journalist deaths in Mexico
    Watchdogs demand probes into 3 journalist deaths in Mexico Associated Press - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Media rights groups on Friday demanded that authorities investigate the deaths of three journalists in Mexico over the past week. … More »

  • Mexico nabs Beltran Leyva cartel leader
    Mexico nabs Beltran Leyva cartel leader AFP News - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    The alleged co-leader of the once-mighty Beltran Leyva drug cartel, who is wanted in the United States, was arrested in Mexico City where he had gone to celebrate his birthday, authorities said. Martin Villegas Navarrete, 38, was detained "without … More »

  • Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90
    Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90 Associated Press - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90. … More »

  • South Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China
    South Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China AFP News - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday. A lieutenant commander assigned to the Defense Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified … More »

 
  • 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.

  • Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country
    Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Still no love to Singapore: those who missed the opportunity to catch the film To Singapore, With Love can now do so on DVD. Except — it doesn’t ship to Singapore, but of course. On the film’s Facebook page, it was announced that the controversial documentary by local The post Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July
    Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Just days after a phishing scam was found to be circulating via email, SingPass has announced measures to tighten up security by introducing improved features as part of the enhanced SingPass. This will be launched on 5 July, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said yesterday. SingPass currently serves The post Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July appeared first on Vulcan Post.