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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    Across the Middle East last week, Muslims continued to observe the holy month of Ramadan while Egypt saw a dramatic escalation as the country prepared to mark the second anniversary of mass protests …

  • Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday's shows
    Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday's shows

    Haute Couture has become a byword for unequaled artistry within the fashion industry, and the first day of the Paris Autumn/Winter 2015/16 shows on Sunday didn't disappoint. According to the house, …

  • Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan AFP Relax
    Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

    For all those times we’ve said to ourselves, "gosh, I could really go for a tall, cold glass of eel juice," a Japanese drinks manufacturer has gone and brewed a batch. Produced by Kimura Inryou, a …

  • Twitter accounts to follow during the haute couture shows AFP Relax
    Twitter accounts to follow during the haute couture shows

    As Paris fashion week gets under way, here is a selection of Twitter accounts to follow if you are looking to get more behind the scenes information and further discover the fall/winter 2015-2016 …

  • Pranks Chefs pull on other Chefs Bon Vivant
    Pranks Chefs pull on other Chefs

    By Peter Schimke - Clubvivre.com Everyone who has some kitchen experience will know that no one really gets away without having their legs pulled. No matter if you start out as a dishwasher or line …

  • McIlroy Open hopes hit by ankle injury
    McIlroy Open hopes hit by ankle injury AFP News - 11 minutes ago

    Rory McIlroy could miss the defence of his British Open crown after announcing on his Twitter account Monday that he had ruptured a ligament in his left ankle. "Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a … More »

  • Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly
    Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly Associated Press - 12 minutes ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are … More »

  • 5 Odd Facts About Lewis Carroll
    5 Odd Facts About Lewis Carroll LiveScience.com - 13 minutes ago

    Alice fell down the famous rabbit hole 150 years ago, after family friend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll) told the story to the Liddell sisters on a boat trip down the Thames on July 4, 1862. Ten-year-old … More »

  • Greeks vote 'No' - What now? LIVE REPORT
    Greeks vote 'No' - What now? LIVE REPORT AFP News - 16 minutes ago

    11:23 GMT - Spanish support - Spain is open to negotiating a new bailout for Greece, which should remain in the eurozone, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos says. 11:10 GMT - Greece and Russia - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by telephone … More »

  • Asia markets slip on Greece vote, Shanghai volatile again
    Asia markets slip on Greece vote, Shanghai volatile again AFP News - 18 minutes ago

    Asian equities fell Monday after Greece overwhelming rejected further austerity measures, pushing it closer to a eurozone exit, while Shanghai underwent another day of volatility as China introduced a raft of measures to shore up the slumping market … More »

  • USA's Lloyd living her World Cup dream
    USA's Lloyd living her World Cup dream AFP News - 21 minutes ago

    Carli Lloyd had scored the winning goals for the United States in their last two Olympic gold-medal wins in Beijing and London. The only blot on her international career had been missing in the penalty shoot-out that gave Japan the World Cup title … More »

  • Yemen government raises prospect of truce, warplanes bomb Sanaa
    Yemen government raises prospect of truce, warplanes bomb Sanaa Reuters - 30 minutes ago

    By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Ghobari DUBAI/SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's exiled government said on Monday it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month, as the capital Sanaa … More »

  • Warplanes bomb Saleh party HQ in Yemen capital
    Warplanes bomb Saleh party HQ in Yemen capital AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Saudi-led warplanes have bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the Yemeni party headed by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is allied to Shiite Huthi insurgents, the party said on Monday. The overnight attack on the offices of the General … More »

  • The Latest: EU's Dombrovskis says 'no' vote widens gap
    The Latest: EU's Dombrovskis says 'no' vote widens gap Associated Press - 35 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): … More »

  • Philippines confirms second MERS case
    Philippines confirms second MERS case AFP News - 40 minutes ago

    A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia. The 36-year-old male … More »

  • Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after thunderous 'No& …
    Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after thunderous 'No& … Reuters - 43 minutes ago

    By Renee Maltezou and John O'Donnell ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government … More »

  • Eurozone stability 'not in question' after Greek vote: EU
    Eurozone stability 'not in question' after Greek vote: EU AFP News - 44 minutes ago

    The stability of the eurozone is "not in question" after Greeks voted 'No' to creditors' austerity demands in a weekend referendum, the European Commission vice president for the euro said Monday. "The stability of the euro area is not in … More »

  • No basis now for new debt talks with Greece: Germany
    No basis now for new debt talks with Greece: Germany AFP News - 47 minutes ago

    Germany maintained a hard line Monday after Greece rejected creditors' austerity demands in a referendum, with Berlin saying there was currently "no basis" for talks on a new bailout package or debt relief. "In light of yesterday's decision by … More »

  • Afghans protest court ruling in mob killing of woman
    Afghans protest court ruling in mob killing of woman Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of Afghans have rallied to denounce last week's court ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted for taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine in March. … More »

  • Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law
    Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law AFP News - 54 minutes ago

    Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected … More »

  • Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction
    Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction Associated Press - 57 minutes ago

    A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month. Nuestra Senora de Atocha went ... … More »

  • The Latest: Germany says Greek debt cut not on agenda
    The Latest: Germany says Greek debt cut not on agenda Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): __ 1:25 p.m. The German Finance Ministry says a reduction in Greece's debt mountain isn't on Germany's agenda. Ministry spokesman Martin ... … More »

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Tragedy struck Indonesia when a military transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the country's third-biggest city, killing all 122 on board and at least 19 people on the ground. Almost exactly a decade ago, the neighborhood … More »

  • Spain says euro irreversible, Greece should remain part of it
    Spain says euro irreversible, Greece should remain part of it Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Monday said the euro currency was irreversible and Greece should remain part of it even after the Greeks rejected the conditions of a new rescue package on Sunday. De Guindos also said Spain was open to … More »

  • The Latest: Germany stresses Greek aid conditionality
    The Latest: Germany stresses Greek aid conditionality Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): __ 1:25 p.m. The German Finance Ministry says a reduction in Greece's debt mountain isn't on Germany's agenda. Ministry spokesman Martin ... … More »

 
  • Singaporean blogger sentenced to jail time already served
    Singaporean blogger sentenced to jail time already served

    A Singapore teenager who posted a video online deemed offensive to Christians and an obscene image of late leader Lee Kuan Yew will be released after the court sentenced him on Monday to jail time already served. A court sentenced Amos Yee, 16, to four weeks of imprisonment from June 2, which means he could be released immediately after spending 50 days in remand. Yee's lawyer said the teenager would appeal against both the conviction and sentence.

  • Elections May Be Coming Back, But Yam Ah Mee Is Not
    Elections May Be Coming Back, But Yam Ah Mee Is Not

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We all smell it in the air: the General Elections season is probably almost upon us. But while we may be looking forward to exciting rallies, heated debates, and new faces in Singapore’s political scene to love/hate, there is one face that we probably won’t be seeing this time The post Elections May Be Coming Back, But Yam Ah Mee Is Not appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Pranks Chefs pull on other Chefs
    Pranks Chefs pull on other Chefs

    By Peter Schimke - Clubvivre.com Everyone who has some kitchen experience will know that no one really gets away without having their legs pulled. No matter if you start out as a dishwasher or line chef, if you are new in the kitchen it is almost inevitable that you will be cutting a plastic chicken, get flowered or make a fool of yourself in one or another way. The Ultimate Prank While most pranks are just harmless jokes, some pranks can become very elaborate. Singapore’s chefs are no different. One Clubvivre chef shared his story of the ultimate prank. For the joke’s sake he has chosen to remain anonymous – meaning the prank has never been resolved. The pranked then-trainee has now become an executive chef himself and with some luck is still not in the know. The story goes as follow: after his introduction to the kitchen on his very first day, the trainee was asked to collect air samples. The team of chefs explained that the ministry of health demands air samples from kitchens in order to detect whether the chefs smoke in the kitchen. As smokers among chefs are not that uncommon, air samples could be reasonable measure, so they thought. Hooked ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre