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  • Protesters splattered in fake blood decry Spanish bull run
    Protesters splattered in fake blood decry Spanish bull run AFP News - 13 minutes ago

    Activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and AnimaNaturalis, wore fake horns while holding signs reading "Pamplona's streets are stained with bull's blood" in several languages. According to PETA, the bulls are brutalised … More »

  • Haitians forced from Dominican Republic recall racism, abuse
    Haitians forced from Dominican Republic recall racism, abuse AFP News - 17 minutes ago

    Beltha Desir wanders aimlessly around outside the school where she has taken refuge, holding tight to her 10-month-old child, the only family member with whom she was deported. Desir, a Haitian woman, had lived for 10 years in the Dominican … More »

  • Wambach ready to do what it takes for World Cup glory
    Wambach ready to do what it takes for World Cup glory AFP News - 20 minutes ago

    Abby Wambach insists she doesn't care if she's on the bench or on the pitch come Sunday, all she wants when the final whistle blows is that the United States have one goal more than Japan in the Women's World Cup final. The 35-year-old forward, the … More »

  • Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish
    Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

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

  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market
    China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. Twenty one Chinese securities companies, ... … More »

  • America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
    America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer Associated Press - 35 minutes ago

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

  • Astana creates new controversy at Tour de France
    Astana creates new controversy at Tour de France Associated Press - 35 minutes ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — On the very first day of the Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team found itself at the heart of another controversy after allowing one of its riders to start the race despite questions raised over his testing … More »

  • Ukraine tackles graft with new US-style police force
    Ukraine tackles graft with new US-style police force AFP News - 38 minutes ago

    Some 2,000 young, athletic, US-trained Ukrainians on Saturday swore oaths to enforce the law -- and resist the temptation to take bribes -- at the launch of a new police service in Kiev to replace a notoriously corrupt force. Hands on their hearts, … More »

  • UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars
    UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses of France's Champagne region were listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO on Saturday. … More »

  • Split Greece teeters on the brink with referendum
    Split Greece teeters on the brink with referendum AFP News - 42 minutes ago

    On the eve of the vote that could also make or break the radical-left government, Greeks were spooked by rumours that capital controls were leading to food and medicine shortages, and questions were being raised on when the country's banks would … More »

  • Galatasaray secure Podolski signing
    Galatasaray secure Podolski signing AFP News - 44 minutes ago

    Lukas Podolski has left Arsenal to sign for Galatasaray, the Turkish champions announced on Saturday. The 30-year-old German international has signed a three-year contract with the Istanbul giants, who said they will pay a transfer fee of 2.5 … More »

  • 'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers
    'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers AFP News - 49 minutes ago

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

  • More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY
    More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. New York horse tracks are loaded with more slot-like video lottery machines than ... … More »

  • After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M
    After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past … More »

  • Dennis wins 1st stage of Tour de France with record speed
    Dennis wins 1st stage of Tour de France with record speed Associated Press - 57 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. … 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 - 57 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 unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. … More »

  • Colombian president blames ELN rebels for Bogota blasts
    Colombian president blames ELN rebels for Bogota blasts AFP News - 58 minutes ago

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday blamed leftist ELN guerrillas for two explosions that rocked Bogota and left 10 people slightly injured a day earlier. "The indications are that those responsible are the ELN, the evidence so far is … More »

  • We Have No Summer Anthem
    We Have No Summer Anthem Popspoken - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    -PICTURED: Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea-PHOTO by: Vince Flores/startraksphoto.com-VIF32550 … More »

  • Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
    Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion Associated Press - 1 hour 12 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 »

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
    Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack AFP News - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by the Islamic State group in which 38 foreign tourists were killed. The North African state, which has seen an exodus of … 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.