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  • Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers
    Paris opens treasure hunt to English speakers

    Last year, nearly 30,000 people played the role of investigator and took part in the city of Paris's treasure hunt. The French capital is at it again on July 4 and will even have a hunt dedicated …

  • Astana rider Lars Boom facing Tour de France exit
    Astana rider Lars Boom facing Tour de France exit Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling's showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday. … More »

  • Cameron rivers turned into dumps
    Cameron rivers turned into dumps The Malay Mail Online - 29 minutes ago

    CAMERON HIGHLANDS — After the deadly mudfloods which killed five people here seven months ago, the authorities cleared illegal farms and rounded up illegal workers. However, one thing remains the... … More »

  • Suit in deaths of 19 firefighters ends in little cash
    Suit in deaths of 19 firefighters ends in little cash Associated Press - 35 minutes ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A dozen families who lost loved ones when 19 members of a Hotshot firefighting crew were overcome by a 2013 wildfire originally wanted $220 million from the state for their deaths, plus changes to how Arizona responds to fires and … More »

  • Mexico may soon free vigilante movement founder
    Mexico may soon free vigilante movement founder AFP News - 41 minutes ago

    Mexican authorities may soon release a founder of the vigilante movement who fought against a powerful drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan until he was jailed last year. The attorney general's office said Friday it was dropping its … More »

  • Ailing from abductions, Sabah tourism now faces post-quake struggle
    Ailing from abductions, Sabah tourism now faces post-quake struggle The Malay Mail Online - 43 minutes ago

    KOTA KINABALU, July 4 — Already beleaguered by abductions on its troubled east coast, Sabah’s tourism industry now faces the additional challenge of recovering from the deadly earthquake a month... … More »

  • Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16 - Houthis
    Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16 - Houthis Reuters - 47 minutes ago

    Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. An Arab … More »

  • New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis
    New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash amid a … More »

  • UK firm says can’t confirm or deny ‘tampered emails’ claim in PetroSaudi-1MDB …
    UK firm says can’t confirm or deny ‘tampered emails’ claim in PetroSaudi-1MDB … The Malay Mail Online - 52 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Uncertainty still hangs over the veracity of claims that the leaked emails suggesting impropriety in PetroSaudi International’s aborted joint venture with 1Malaysia... … More »

  • England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women's World Cup
    England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women's World Cup Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he'd get, England's coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women's World Cup. … More »

  • France charges soldier over Burkina child sex abuse
    France charges soldier over Burkina child sex abuse AFP News - 56 minutes ago

    A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso was charged Friday in Paris, a judicial source told AFP. The man, 38, was charged for sexually abusing a minor and for recording images of a pornographic … More »

  • Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says
    Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says Reuters - 57 minutes ago

    The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday. Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling … More »

  • Aguero relaxed about Argentina drought
    Aguero relaxed about Argentina drought AFP News - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Sergio Aguero insisted that Argentina do not feel under special pressure as the prospect of ending the country's 22-year wait for a major title loomed over Saturday's Copa America final against Chile. Argentina have not won a senior tournament … More »

  • Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit
    Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit Associated Press - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    IRVINE, California (AP) — It won't be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in southern California. … More »

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
    Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most ... … More »

  • Brazil targets 15 banks in forex fixing probe
    Brazil targets 15 banks in forex fixing probe AFP News - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Brazil's antitrust body announced an unprecedented probe for the country into alleged foreign exchange market rigging by 15 banks including Citigroup and HSBC, which are accused of colluding to form a secret cartel. "There are strong indications of … More »

  • The diplomatic Viennese waltz at the Iran talks
    The diplomatic Viennese waltz at the Iran talks AFP News - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Tucked away behind some trees is a serene rooftop garden at the luxury Viennese hotel hosting the Iran nuclear talks. Temperatures have soared in the Austrian capital this week as a heatwave hits Europe, and Vienna's famous squares and coffee … More »

  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law
    Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law Associated Press - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and … More »

  • Mexico govt denies army gave orders to 'kill' criminals
    Mexico govt denies army gave orders to 'kill' criminals AFP News - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Mexico's government denied on Friday that soldiers were given standing orders to kill criminals days ahead of an alleged massacre of gang suspects last year. The military faced allegations of committing extrajudicial killings after reporting on … More »

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore
    Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low. … More »

  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals
    Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. … More »

 
  • 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.

  • 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.