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  • 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 …

  • Veterans gather as Taiwan marks Japan's WWII defeat
    Veterans gather as Taiwan marks Japan's WWII defeat AFP News - 33 minutes ago

    War veterans gathered Saturday for Taiwan's first military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, as the island vies with China over the history of the conflict. Jet fighters and attack helicopters were among … More »

  • German finance minister says Greeks to decide whether to keep euro
    German finance minister says Greeks to decide whether to keep euro Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview Greeks would decide on Sunday whether to keep the euro or do without it, at least for a while, but that the country remained part of the common currency. "Greece is a member … More »

  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?
    Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union? Associated Press - 46 minutes ago

    With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old ... … More »

  • Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder
    Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder AFP News - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim … More »

  • Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism', on eve …
    Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism', on eve … AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Greece braced itself Saturday ahead of a make-or-break bailout referendum as polls showed the 'Yes' and 'No' camps neck and neck and uncertainty rose over the future of the country's battered economy. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star … More »

  • Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influenc …
    Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influenc … AFP News - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the "Mekong Five" countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the pledge … More »

  • Liberalism not incompatible with religion, whether Islam or Christianity, …
    Liberalism not incompatible with religion, whether Islam or Christianity, … The Malay Mail Online - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Amid fear mongering over liberalism in the country, an international advocate insisted today the ideology is not against any established religious doctrine or law. Juli... … More »

  • Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure
    Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure Associated Press - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. … More »

  • Airbus and Mahindra to make military choppers in India
    Airbus and Mahindra to make military choppers in India AFP News - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    European aerospace giant Airbus and India's Mahindra group have inked a deal to jointly build helicopters as the Indian government moves to upgrade the country's ageing military hardware, the companies said. The joint venture will be set up in the … More »

  • Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan
    Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how the Matildas might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals. … More »

  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together
    Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together Associated Press - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business ... … More »

  • Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice
    Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice Associated Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Campaigns halt in Greece on 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 »

  • Zalora Reimagines Muslimwear With Hari Raya Collection
    Zalora Reimagines Muslimwear With Hari Raya Collection Popspoken - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Think about squeezing through the narrow pathways of the Geylang Serai bazaar, in the humid, poorly-ventilated tents next to sweaty people just to get your hands on attire for the upcoming Hari Raya festivities. Zalora Group managing director and … More »

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
    Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial … More »

  • BTN must be reviewed and axed if need be, says former deputy minister
    BTN must be reviewed and axed if need be, says former deputy minister The Malay Mail Online - 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — The National Civics Bureau (BTN) should be reviewed and axed if need be, former Umno deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today. Saifuddin, who was one of the... … More »

  • Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled
    Chafee's campaign leaves some NH Democrats a bit puzzled Associated Press - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was … More »

  • Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case
    Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case AFP News - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favour in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday. China has refused to participate in the … More »

  • 75th birthday of Kazakhstan strongman raises questions on country's …
    75th birthday of Kazakhstan strongman raises questions on country's … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Raushan Nurshayeva and Dmitry Solovyov ASTANA/ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable … More »

  • 66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
    66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops Associated Press - 3 hours ago

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

  • Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony
    Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony AFP News - 3 hours 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 »

 
  • 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.

  • 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.