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  • 50 BBQs - 50 complaints and counting
    50 BBQs - 50 complaints and counting

    50 BBQs, a series of free barbeques organised by the Australian High Commission, has led to complaints about a controversial ticketing system …

  • JetBlue introduces checked bag fee
    JetBlue introduces checked bag fee

    JetBlue joins the majority of US airlines as it implements the policy of charging a fee for checked luggage. JetBlue airlines has changed its pricing policy. Now, customers who purchase a regular …

  • Obama says Brazil, US are 'natural partners' around world
    Obama says Brazil, US are 'natural partners' around world Associated Press - 7 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional diplomacy, glossing over recent … More »

  • Kauto Star, one of Britain's greatest racehorses, dies
    Kauto Star, one of Britain's greatest racehorses, dies Associated Press - 9 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — Kauto Star, the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain's greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. … More »

  • ConAgra to sell store-brand food business
    ConAgra to sell store-brand food business Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp. The company ... … More »

  • Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7
    Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7 AFP News - 12 minutes ago

    Iran and six major powers on Tuesday gave themselves until July 7 to clinch a historic nuclear deal as a midnight deadline approached in marathon talks with no breakthrough in sight. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who joined the talks in … More »

  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation
    Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation Associated Press - 13 minutes ago

    VIENNA (AP) — Pushing past a deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week on Tuesday as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition — significantly reducing its … More »

  • US stocks hold steady as investors follow Greek debt drama
    US stocks hold steady as investors follow Greek debt drama Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were holding steady in midday trading as investors followed the latest attempts by the Greek government and its creditors to reach a deal just hours before the country's international bailout program was set to expire. … More »

  • Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
    Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. … More »

  • Greece in last-minute rescue appeal as default looms
    Greece in last-minute rescue appeal as default looms AFP News - 17 minutes ago

    The Greek premier's office said Athens has requested an agreement with the European Stability Mechanism "to fully cover its financing needs and the simultaneous restructuring of debt". Athens's proposal followed European Commission chief … More »

  • Source: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes
    Source: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes Associated Press - 19 minutes ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. … More »

  • Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon
    Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon Associated Press - 20 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — The Williams sisters pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it's because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles. … More »

  • Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors
    Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors Associated Press - 22 minutes ago

    Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul planned Tuesday to court donors from the new marijuana industry, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support ... … More »

  • At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash: officials
    At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash: officials AFP News - 23 minutes ago

    At least 116 people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said. Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced to flaming wrecks when … More »

  • Former French security chief Charles Pasqua dies at 88
    Former French security chief Charles Pasqua dies at 88 Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — Charles Pasqua, a French Resistance fighter who went on to become the country's top security chief and a powerful player on the right, has died. He was 88. … More »

  • Nurse gets life in prison in death, dismemberment of son
    Nurse gets life in prison in death, dismemberment of son Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. … More »

  • Trailer released for 'Secret in their Eyes' featuring Julia Roberts, …
    Trailer released for 'Secret in their Eyes' featuring Julia Roberts, … AFP Relax - 36 minutes ago

    Based on the Argentinean director Juan José Campanella’s "El secreto de sus ojos," "Secret in their Eyes" is a revenge thriller written and directed by Billy Ray. The original movie by Campanella won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the … More »

  • Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared
    Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined an area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after … More »

  • Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business
    Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business Reuters - 36 minutes ago

    Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security firm, for $635 million, the latest move to boost its security business as cyber attacks increase in number and sophistication. Cisco has been buying a … More »

  • Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach
    Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into the pedestrian street in front of the Taverna Plaka restaurant to cajole strollers into taking a table. … More »

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest
    Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis … More »

  • Taliban wound 21 Afghans, kill one in attack on NATO convoy
    Taliban wound 21 Afghans, kill one in attack on NATO convoy Reuters - 42 minutes ago

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomb attack on a convoy of NATO troops in Kabul on Tuesday wounded 21 Afghan civilians and killed one, police and witnesses said. Far to the south, another Taliban suicide attack targeted … More »

 
  • Who will defend us? Singapore PM asks as society rapidly ages
    Who will defend us? Singapore PM asks as society rapidly ages

    Singapore's population is ageing faster than nearly any other society in the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday, warning this could have a serious impact on the economy and defence. Lee, 63, said he was worried that the city-state's population was expanding at its slowest pace in a decade despite the government's incentives to encourage citizens to produce more babies. "Who is going to pay the taxes to spend on whom?" he asked in a speech at a forum organised by the Singapore Management University.

  • Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food
    Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food

    Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation. KFC is the first major US restaurant chain to open in the country as reforms and the removal of most sanctions since the end of outright junta rule tempt investors to a market of millions of prospective consumers. My aunt in Singapore says it is also famous there," the 50-year-old told AFP, brushing off concerns that a taste for foreign fast food could lead to expanding waistlines.

  • Indian sentenced to 20 months for sex with minor

    Singapore, June 30 (IANS) An Indian national in Singapore was on Tuesday sentenced to 20 months' imprisonment for having sex with a minor, a media report said. Dere Sachin Pravin, 39, was convicted before the State Courts on three counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 16, with two other counts taken into consideration, Channel News Asia reported. The accused came to Singapore to work in 2011.