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At least 38 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

The Sun Daily - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Rescuers search for survivors next to the capsized passenger ferry off Ormoc City, central Philippines on July 2, 2015. AFP. MANILA: A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at ...
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Authorities report 'all clear' at Washington Navy Yard: media

Reuters - ‎25 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON Police and FBI officials gave the "all clear" signal at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday, two hours after reports raised fears of an active shooter at the facility, media reported.
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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

Reuters - ‎45 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S.
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Two MERS cases reported in South Korea after a four day pause

Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a four day gap two new cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was reported from South Korea on Thursday.
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MAS refines proposals to strengthen REIT market

Channel News Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
The changes include capping borrowings to 45 percent of the REITs' total assets, and the raising of the development limit from development limit from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.
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Liberia Confirms Third Case in New Ebola Outbreak

Newsweek - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The home of 17-year-old Abraham Memaigar in Nedowein, Liberia on July 1, 2015. Liberian authorities were monitoring more than 100 people to contain a new outbreak after the body of Memaigar tested positive for the virus on Sunday in Margibi County, ...
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South China Sea dispute to take generations for PHL, SC justice says

GMA News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Even if the Philippines gets a favorable decision from the international tribunal on its overlapping claims with China in the South China Sea, don't expect the country to immediately gain the territories now already controlled by the Asian giant ...
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Khmer Rouge leaders begin appeal hearings

GlobalPost - ‎6 hours ago‎
Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began appeal hearings on Thursday against landmark convictions for crimes against humanity that saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court last year.
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Thailand places $1bn dollars order for Chinese submarines

BusinessDay - ‎3 hours ago‎
Thailand Navy Chief, Kraisorn Chansuvanich, said on Thursday that the country has placed a- 36 billion baht, approximately 1.1 billion dollars order for three Chinese-made submarines as it seeks to boost its naval power.
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This is our time

Philippine Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - It's a great time for America, there's no doubt about it. For years, the LGBT community has been fighting for the most precious right to be recognized by the government and its fellow citizens –– that we may love who we love, and ...
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Robot-related deaths are rare, and becoming rarer

Financial Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The killing of a technician by an industrial robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany sparked a social media storm this week and raised fears about human safety in the coming era of robotics.
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Indonesian Suburb Hit by Plane Disasters Twice in 10 Years

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia's third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he'd never witness anything like that again.
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Plane crashed into river killing 43 people after pilot pulled the 'wrong throttle'

Irish Independent - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.
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Berlin takes reports about US spying attacks seriously: spokesman

Reuters - ‎25 minutes ago‎
BERLIN The German government is taking the latest reports on U.S. spying attacks on senior government officials seriously and authorities are analyzing their contents, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
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SMRT launches new training centre for bus drivers

Channel News Asia - ‎3 hours ago‎
The new centre uses simulators and virtual traffic scenarios to enhance the skills of bus drivers and service controllers, and allow them to be better prepared for dangerous situations.
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Delay in BTO exercise for Bidadari

Channel News Asia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Housing and Development Board tells Channel NewsAsia this is due to an ongoing review on a higher income ceiling for BTO applications, and the consolidation of the studio apartment and two-room flat schemes.
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Rare ruby on display at Singapore International Jewelry Expo

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - An exceptionally rare 950-carat natural Burmese ruby rough was exhibited as one of the highlights at the Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE), which started today (July 2).
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Ascott REIT acquires Manhattan asset for S$220.7m

Channel News Asia - ‎14 hours ago‎
The acquisition is expected to increase Ascott REIT's distribution income in the 2014 financial year by US$800,000 (S$1.08 million), it says.
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SingPass introduces 2-step verification

TODAYonline - ‎6 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - One year after its high profile cyber breach, SingPass - the country's e-government login services portal - is adding an additional layer of security with a two-step method of identity verification for users conducting sensitive ...
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Seagate Technology PLC's "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital ...

The Legacy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seagate Technology PLC logo BMO Capital Markets restated their outperform rating on shares of Seagate Technology PLC (NYSE:STX) in a report issued on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports.
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The 10 Most Interesting Fallout Vault Experiments

Paste Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
Announced (and released) last month at E3, Fallout Shelter is a deceptively cute mobile game that's helping fans of the retro-futuristic, post-apocalyptic series keep their cool until Fallout 4 comes out later this year.
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Bing Announces Support for Facebook's App Links

SocialTimes - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Facebook said in a developer blog post that more than 1,000 developers have created more than 7 billion App Links-enabled URLs, adding that Bing expanded its search index to include apps and app actions, enabling content from App Links-enabled apps ...

Premier League starts play Chapteh

Goal Singapore - ‎12 hours ago‎
Players taking part in next month's Barclays Asia Trophy (BAT) in Singapore recently tried their hand at something a bit different, when they displayed their skills at Chapteh, a traditional game from Asia.
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Wenger lied to Szczesny, he must leave Arsenal - Tomaszewski - ‎6 hours ago‎
Arsene Wenger lied to Wojciech Szczesny about keeping his place as Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper, according to former Poland international Jan Tomaszewski.
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Double deal for Dons ASIA - ‎2 hours ago‎
Striker Elliott, 24, arrives on a free transfer from Cambridge and 27-year-old defender Osborne has agreed a season-long loan from Bristol City.

Kiss92 retains top position among English radio stations

AsiaOne - ‎7 hours ago‎
Kiss92 leads the pack with the highest growth in cumulative listenership among English radio stations following the release of the results of the latest Nielsen radio survey today.
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Jackie Chan makes forbes' top 100 richest celebrities list as sole Chinese

gbtimes - ‎5 hours ago‎
Chinese Kung Fu superstar Jackie Chan has made Forbe's Celeb 100 List, ranking No. 38 with $50 million in assets. (Photo: China News Service).
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PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Though other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate.

Fashion on all fours: Celeb pets in the spotlights

Hindustan Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
From Lady Gaga's French bulldog Miss Asia Kinney to Karl Lagerfeld's pet cat Choupette, these celebrity pets have not only garnered huge fan followings on social media but also earned millions from advertisements.
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Insight - Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics, the main line of defence against bacterial infections, scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients ...
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What would you choose: Fashion trends, comfort or healthy clothes? Ill effects ...

Biotechin.Asia - ‎6 hours ago‎
From the runway to the office, skinny jeans have become a fashion statement. Wearing super-skinny jeans may be fashionable and flattering, but doctors are warning that tight-hugging denim can cause serious nerve damage.
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Scientists find potential new HIV therapy

Financial Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
Scientists have discovered a way to block replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop.
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More Heat Waves Will Up Health Risks: UN

Discovery News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The UN urged countries Wednesday to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves as they become more frequent, intense and dangerous due to climate change.
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