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  • Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style AFP News
    Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style

    A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry. This new group of startups is essentially hacking the food sector with new ideas and technologies about food and with strong …

  • London's iconic buses go electric AFP Relax
    London's iconic buses go electric

    In October the English capital will become the world's first city with public transport routes covered by fully-electric battery powered double-decker buses. There are already a number of cities in …

  • Italy Holocaust memorial shelters migrants from 'indifference' AFP News
    Italy Holocaust memorial shelters migrants from 'indifference'

    Camp beds, biscuits and bottles of water: each night dozens of asylum seekers find refuge in an unusual yet highly symbolic place, Milan's Holocaust memorial. "Indifference": the word, carved in …

  • Uber announces suspension of UberPOP in France
    Uber announces suspension of UberPOP in France

    Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi …

  • Tindog: New dating app is Tinder for dogs IB Times
    Tindog: New dating app is Tinder for dogs

    A new Tinder-style dating app for dogs has launched, allowing animal lovers to find a partner for their canine companions. Tindog, developed by London-based start-up Holidog, aims to help users find …

  • Casio to develop its own 'smartwatch' AFP Relax
    Casio to develop its own 'smartwatch'

    Casio is set to go head to head with Apple by launching its own smartwatch. The Japanese brand is aiming to develop a "watch that tries to be smart" as opposed to a smart device, the Wall Street …

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure Associated Press
    Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. …

  • Kuwaitis show unity after Shiite mosque blast
    Kuwaitis show unity after Shiite mosque blast AFP News - 10 minutes ago

    Kuwait has moved to ward off sectarian tensions following a deadly bombing at a Shiite mosque and taken measures to try to prevent another attack by the Islamic State group. Shiites, who make up about a third of the oil-rich Gulf state's 1.3 … More »

  • Officials to begin lifting evacuation after train derailment
    Officials to begin lifting evacuation after train derailment Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say preparations have begun to allow thousands of eastern Tennessee residents to return to their homes after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. … More »

  • Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades
    Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The stumbles and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable. … More »

  • The Latest: Luxembourg says Greek vote needed more time
    The Latest: Luxembourg says Greek vote needed more time Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and upcoming referendum (all times local): … More »

  • Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style
    Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style AFP News - 19 minutes ago

    A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry. This new group of startups is essentially hacking the food sector with new ideas and technologies about food and with strong ties to Silicon Valley. Some are using plant … More »

  • All aboard capsized Philippine ferry accounted for; 45 dead
    All aboard capsized Philippine ferry accounted for; 45 dead Associated Press - 23 minutes ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers on Friday were winding down the search for survivors and bodies from a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port, leaving 45 people dead. … More »

  • France rejects asylum request from WikiLeaks' Assange
    France rejects asylum request from WikiLeaks' Assange AFP News - 24 minutes ago

    The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger". "France cannot act on his request," said the office of President Francois Hollande in a statement, after … More »

  • Eminem and Gwen Stefani release new duet
    Eminem and Gwen Stefani release new duet AFP Relax - 25 minutes ago

    Eminem has teamed up with Gwen Stafani on an unlikely new track. "Kings Never Die," which features in the upcoming movie "Southpaw," is now available to listen to online. "Southpaw," which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, tells the story of a boxer on a … More »

  • Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack
    Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach resort attack Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, churches and mosques, railway stations and the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort. … More »

  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
    IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. … More »

  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending
    UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending Associated Press - 32 minutes ago

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. … More »

  • Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 51
    Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 51 Reuters - 32 minutes ago

    The death toll from a capsized Philippine ferry rose to 51 on Friday as rescuers tried to right the overturned vessel and found more bodies, a coast guard official said. Coast guard Captain Pedro Tinampay said there were 141 survivors. Passengers … More »

  • UberPOP suspended in France following taxi-driver fury
    UberPOP suspended in France following taxi-driver fury AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    Uber said Friday it was suspending its controversial low-cost UberPOP service in France, six months after it was banned and following a spate of strikes by taxi drivers. "Uber has decided to immediately suspend UberPOP in France," the US company … More »

  • Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal
    Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock ... … More »

  • Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims
    Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons. Flags flew at half-mast as schools, … More »

  • Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends
    Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended Friday with 45 confirmed deaths, officials said. All 187 people on board the capsized Kim Nirvana were accounted … More »

  • The Latest: Wimbledon begins with minute's silence
    The Latest: Wimbledon begins with minute's silence Associated Press - 34 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): … More »

  • Uber announces suspension of UberPOP in France
    Uber announces suspension of UberPOP in France Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service. After fierce protests last week by … More »

  • US health insurance giant Aetna to buy Humana for $37 bn
    US health insurance giant Aetna to buy Humana for $37 bn AFP News - 36 minutes ago

    US health insurance giant Aetna will buy rival Humana for $37 billion (33.3 billion euros), a statement issued Friday by both companies said, creating a group with estimated annual sales of $115 billion. … More »

  • Tindog: New dating app is Tinder for dogs
    Tindog: New dating app is Tinder for dogs IB Times - 39 minutes ago

    A new Tinder-style dating app for dogs has launched, allowing animal lovers to find a partner for their canine companions. Tindog, developed by London-based start-up Holidog, aims to help users find their dogs the "pawfect" match, as well as form … More »

 
  • 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.

  • Stargaze at Arsenal and Everton football stars in person
    Stargaze at Arsenal and Everton football stars in person

    Can the atmosphere at the upcoming Barclays Asia Trophy Tour match the fervour of the 28th SEA games football final?   The Barclays Asia Trophy Tour comes to Singapore on Jul 15 and 18, with fans of English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Stoke and Everton and fans of Singapore set to see their favourite players