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  • Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty
    Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety … More »

  • Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk
    Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks rose on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. … More »

  • Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant
    Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz ... … More »

  • Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poore …
    Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poore … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native … More »

  • Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
    Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash … More »

  • The Latest: Germany says EU's hands tied until referendum
    The Latest: Germany says EU's hands tied until referendum Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 3:03 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the European Union's hands are tied on Greece until that nation's people vote on the last bailout ... … More »

  • Dutch police call off plan to interrupt Tour de France
    Dutch police call off plan to interrupt Tour de France Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they still plan to protest for better working conditions at the Tour de France this weekend, but will not stop riders as they cross a bridge in Rotterdam. … More »

  • Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
    Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States. … More »

  • The Latest: Ex-Greek leader backs 'yes' campaign
    The Latest: Ex-Greek leader backs 'yes' campaign Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 2:50 p.m. Former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is urging fellow Greeks to vote 'yes' in Sunday's referendum because the alternative ... … More »

  • Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens
    Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    What does the future look like for young people in crisis-hit Greece, where years of hardship and sky-high unemployment were followed this week by bank closures? "I don't see a future in Greece," sighs Dani Iordake. … More »

  • Problem drinking, promiscuity predictable ahead of the game: study
    Problem drinking, promiscuity predictable ahead of the game: study AFP Relax - 38 minutes ago

    Whether or not a young adult will abuse alcohol or engage in risky sexual behavior could be foreseen using brain scans, according to a research team from Duke University in the US. "By knowing the biology that predicts risk, we hope to eventually … More »

  • Khmer Rouge leaders begin appeal hearings
    Khmer Rouge leaders begin appeal hearings AFP News - 38 minutes ago

    Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began appeal hearings on Thursday against landmark convictions for crimes against humanity that saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court last year. "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 88, and ex-head … More »

  • Only Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern future: Guardiola
    Only Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern future: Guardiola AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Thursday that Bastian Schweinsteiger holds his future in his own hands amidst reports linking the Germany captain to Manchester United. The 30-year-old Germany captain has a year left on his Bayern contract … More »

  • At least 38 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes
    At least 38 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies. Up to 33 people are missing after the 33-tonne, … More »

  • 'No breakthrough' seen at Iran nuclear talks
    'No breakthrough' seen at Iran nuclear talks AFP News - 47 minutes ago

    World powers negotiating a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions were grappling for a breakthrough as last-ditch talks dragged into a sixth day Thursday. With the diplomatic drive playing out both in Vienna and Tehran, ministers held a … More »

  • Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem
    Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece's financial situation is deteriorating, saying a 'No' vote in Sunday's crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a place within the eurozone. "The situation is only … More »

  • Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing
    Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. … More »

  • New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
    New warden, increased security after New York prison escape Associated Press - 49 minutes ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. … More »

  • Sabah police bust ‘Lady Gaga’ people-trafficking ring
    Sabah police bust ‘Lady Gaga’ people-trafficking ring The Malay Mail Online - 56 minutes ago

    KOTA KINABALU, July 2 — Police have apprehended a foreign couple suspected of trafficking at least seven Filipinas, including two teenagers, believed to be for vice activities. State criminal... … More »

  • Windows still the leading system weeks before the launch of Windows 10
    Windows still the leading system weeks before the launch of Windows 10 AFP Relax - 59 minutes ago

    The July 29 release of Windows 10 should cement Microsoft's hold on computers, though the company has faced several challenges in breaking into the mobile market. Broken down further, Windows 7 is the most popular (60.98%), well ahead of the newer … More »

 
  • Tickets To SG50 film “7 Letters” Snapped Up In Two Hours
    Tickets To SG50 film “7 Letters” Snapped Up In Two Hours

    7 Letters is an anthology of Singapore stories by seven acclaimed film directors – Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K. Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Roystan Tan and Kelvin Tong – a project made in celebration of the nation’s 50th birthday.

  • How SHINE Festival Will Turn Orchard Road Into Your Ultimate Playground
    How SHINE Festival Will Turn Orchard Road Into Your Ultimate Playground

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. Heads up! Orchard Road will be the ultimate playground for urban sport at SHINE, a festival that celebrates all things youth culture in Singapore, happening from 10 to 12 July. From YouTube pop culture to Slacklining across Orchard Road, it’s a platform where the youths can showcase their The post How SHINE Festival Will Turn Orchard Road Into Your Ultimate Playground appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Getting serious about ‘operations as a service’, Jungle Ventures brings on board Ratan Tat …
    Getting serious about ‘operations as a service’, Jungle Ventures brings on board Ratan Tat …

    Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons joins Jungle Ventures as special advisor. The Singapore-based VC has been investing in technology led companies in Asia-Pacific since 2012. Tata himself was the chairman of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group from 1991 to 2012 and under his leadership Tata acquired Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover and Corus. With