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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 …

  • Najib: If I did steal US$700m, I wouldn’t do it locally
    Najib: If I did steal US$700m, I wouldn’t do it locally The Malay Mail Online - 32 minutes ago

    SEMENYIH, July 5 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak posed a question to his detractors today - if he were to embezzle funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), why would he do it... … More »

  • Land mine blast in east Ukraine kills 5 soldiers, wounds 3
    Land mine blast in east Ukraine kills 5 soldiers, wounds 3 Associated Press - 39 minutes ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists. … More »

  • The Latest: Solid turnout seen so far in Greek bailout vote
    The Latest: Solid turnout seen so far in Greek bailout vote Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): __ 3:05 p.m. With four hours of voting to go, Greeks are turning out in solid numbers to vote on their financial future. Private Mega ... … More »

  • Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines
    Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities. … More »

  • Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline
    Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline Associated Press - 47 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. … More »

  • Dennis defends yellow jersey on 2nd stage of Tour de France
    Dennis defends yellow jersey on 2nd stage of Tour de France Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Australian rider Rohan Dennis defends the yellow jersey as riders set off on the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. … More »

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund
    Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first ... … More »

  • Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa
    Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria, killing at least 10 militants and wounding many others in one of the largest coalition operations … More »

  • South Africa cruises to win over Bangladesh in 1st T20
    South Africa cruises to win over Bangladesh in 1st T20 Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis smashed an unbeaten 79 to lead his side to a comfortable 52-run win over Bangladesh in the first T20 International Sunday. … More »

  • PM: Opposition can never rule Malaysia with same success as BN
    PM: Opposition can never rule Malaysia with same success as BN The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    SEMENYIH, July 5 — The opposition parties will not be able to run the country as well as Barisan Nasional (BN) has simply because of their opposing ideologies, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.... … More »

  • Tunisia beach gunman had worked in tourism, says PM
    Tunisia beach gunman had worked in tourism, says PM AFP News - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    The Tunisian gunman behind the June 26 attack at a resort that killed 38 foreigners had worked in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Habib Essid said in an interview published Sunday. "We know he was a member of a dance club and was familiar with … More »

  • 2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River
    2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say two people have been killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River. … More »

  • Relief as Russian cargo ship docks at space station
    Relief as Russian cargo ship docks at space station AFP News - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    An unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday following a string of failed attempts to resupply the orbital laboratory. "The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the... Russian … More »

  • Greeks decide their 'destiny' in close-fought referendum
    Greeks decide their 'destiny' in close-fought referendum AFP News - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Greece voted in a tightly fought referendum Sunday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said will determine its "destiny" in the eurozone, as the EU country teetered on the brink of financial collapse. From remote Aegean islands to the shadow of the … More »

  • The Latest: Germany: A 'no' win won't make debt talks easier
    The Latest: Germany: A 'no' win won't make debt talks easier Associated Press - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): __ 2:10 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says a 'no' vote in Greece's austerity referendum won't make a future compromises with the country's ... … More »

  • Greeks vote 'caught between a lion and a wolf'
    Greeks vote 'caught between a lion and a wolf' AFP News - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Beleaguered Greeks headed to the polls Sunday to choose between "being devoured by a lion or a wolf" in a bailout referendum many see as an impossible decision with unknown consequences for their crisis-wracked country. Prime Minister Alexis … More »

  • Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town
    Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town Reuters - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the centre of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on Sunday. The town of Baiji and … More »

  • 10 Ways to avoid car accidents during rainy season
    10 Ways to avoid car accidents during rainy season Carmudi - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Every year, the volume number of cars on the street increases. Sad to say, so, too, do the number of motorist accidents and deaths. According to Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), there were a total of 2,554 road accidents … More »

  • Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core
    Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Four great crises around Europe's fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU's unity, solidarity and international … More »

  • Royal fans gather for Princess Charlotte christening
    Royal fans gather for Princess Charlotte christening AFP News - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Crowds gathered outside Queen Elizabeth II's country residence on Sunday for the christening of Britain's baby Princess Charlotte, who it was announced will have five godparents. Early risers, many wearing Union Jack-printed clothing, braved the … More »

 
  • Selfie reflects your personality

    In fact, your style of taking a selfie can disclose various secrets of your personality, says a new study. Researchers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, said the pose of taking selfie, the place from where it is taken and even the angle of selfie can bring forward several aspects of a person's personality. Experts said that the facial expressions, emotions and other personality secrets could be judged through selfie.

  • 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.