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  • Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party
    Obama to host head of Vietnam communist party

    The head of Vietnam's Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations. …

  • New York collector inspired to open African art museum AFP News
    New York collector inspired to open African art museum

    Open the door of a seemingly normal New York apartment and the unwary visitor is transported to another world. Eric Edwards, a retired phone company executive born and bred in Brooklyn, has spent 44 …

  • 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 …

  • Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill
    Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

    Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma …

  • In under two days, Boko Haram kills nearly 170 in NE Nigeria
    In under two days, Boko Haram kills nearly 170 in NE Nigeria AFP News - 19 minutes ago

    Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, locals said Friday, bringing to nearly 170 the number of people killed this week in violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". A young female suicide bomber also … More »

  • Defender Wallace signs new season-long loan at Monaco
    Defender Wallace signs new season-long loan at Monaco AFP News - 20 minutes ago

    French side Monaco have extended the loan of Brazilian central defender Wallace by a further season from his parent club Sporting Braga, it was announced on Friday. The 20-year-old has signed on again after making 22 appearances (four in the … More »

  • Independence Day? To some, July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day
    Independence Day? To some, July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online ... … More »

  • AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum
    AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave … More »

  • Is Technology Destroying Empathy? (Op-Ed)
    Is Technology Destroying Empathy? (Op-Ed) LiveScience.com - 26 minutes ago

    Empathy — the ability to share someone else's feelings — is perhaps the most important trait humans demonstrate. I wrote the science fiction novel "(R)EVOLUTION" (47North, June 2015) in part to examine what it would be like for a person whose brain … More »

  • Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter
    Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have identified the man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel as Tomorio Walton. … More »

  • Kyrgios, Gasquet into Wimbledon last 16
    Kyrgios, Gasquet into Wimbledon last 16 AFP News - 26 minutes ago

    Australia's controversial Nick Kyrgios and Frenchman Richard Gasquet set up a Wimbledon last-16 clash after knocking out last year's semi-finalists Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov on Friday. Kyrgios, who famously defeated Rafael Nadal in 2014 when … More »

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53 million face-lift
    Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53 million face-lift Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. … More »

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war
    UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. … More »

  • PM urges Greece to vote 'No' as support slips away
    PM urges Greece to vote 'No' as support slips away AFP News - 32 minutes ago

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged voters to ignore European scaremongering and vote 'No' in this weekend’s referendum as polls showed support swinging behind the 'Yes' campaign. Huge rival rallies are expected in central Athens … More »

  • Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?
    Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370? Associated Press - 34 minutes ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over … More »

  • Tests rule out MERS in Czech tour guide
    Tests rule out MERS in Czech tour guide AFP News - 35 minutes ago

    Tests have ruled out the potentially fatal MERS virus in a Czech tour guide hospitalised in Prague, the health minister said Friday. "Based on laboratory tests on the patient... I can definitely confirm the disease was not MERS," Svatopluk Nemecek … More »

  • Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum
    Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what ... … More »

  • The Latest: Fund: Greek default to spark severe consequences
    The Latest: Fund: Greek default to spark severe consequences Associated Press - 46 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. The eurozone's financial rescue fund — officially Greece's largest creditor — says it considers ... … More »

  • Uber suspends controversial UberPOP service in France
    Uber suspends controversial UberPOP service in France AFP News - 53 minutes ago

    After a spate of violent protests and the arrest of two bosses, Uber finally suspended its controversial low-cost UberPOP private driver service in France on Friday, six months after it was banned. "Uber has decided to immediately suspend UberPOP … More »

  • Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton in practice at British GP
    Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton in practice at British GP Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    SILVERTSONE, England (AP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest times in practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday as championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton struggled in the second session. … More »

  • Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned
    Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned Reuters - 57 minutes ago

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there … More »

  • The Latest: Greek banking officials meet with government
    The Latest: Greek banking officials meet with government Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Top banking officials in Greece are meeting with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy ... … More »

  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip
    Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    By Martin Petty and Lesley Wroughton HANOI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard … More »

  • The Latest: Protesters loot supermarket in Athens suburb
    The Latest: Protesters loot supermarket in Athens suburb Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Greek police say dozens of anti-establishment protesters have raided a supermarket in an ... … 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