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  • Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

    By Maayan Lubell and Mostafa Hashem JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets toward "occupied Palestine". An Israeli military source earlier said the rockets had been fired from Sinai, which borders Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal.

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  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Kardashian did discuss the key topics, and others, during an hour-long appearance before an adoring audience that was mostly young and female.

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  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to discover the full horror of the government that had fed her propaganda since birth. In a memoir published in London on Thursday, Lee gives a rare insight into the bizarre and brutal reality of daily life in the world's most secretive state.

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  • Trump sues Univision for $500 million over Miss USA cancellation

    U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The 19-page lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton.

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  • America's 'Plan B' for Iran comes with one huge problem

    Should negotiations ultimately fail and Tehran makes a break for a nuclear weapon, the US has signalled that it is ready to attack Iranian nuclear facilities with an awe-inspiring "plan B" — the 30,000-pound bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

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  • Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

    Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. Oscar-winning Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, starred together in the 2003 superhero film "Daredevil" and were married in 2005 and have three children, all under the age of 10. Affleck has enjoyed a recent wave of success, with his 2012 film "Argo" winning the best picture Oscar and more recently, his 2014 thriller "Gone Girl" becoming a box office hit.

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  • 8 Organic Beauty Products You Can Make at Home That Are Even Better Than Salon Treatment

    In today's day and age surviving without beauty products is next to impossible. Living in cities can take a toll on your health as well as your skin. And with hectic schedules, daily visits to beauty salon seems next to impossible. So, you end up turning

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  • Saudi opens first privatised airport for pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday officially opens a billion-dollar aviation gateway aimed at Muslim pilgrims, in the kingdom's first airport privatisation. Local media said King Salman would inaugurate the Prince Mohammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in the holy city of Medina. Medina's domestic airport was upgraded to international status because of "the importance and the role of the air transport sector in the service of pilgrims and visitors to the Prophet's mosque," the website of the airport operator says.

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  • There may be a way to 'turn off' chronic diseases with electricity — and it could be the future of medicine

    Imagine a world where we treated deadly diseases with electricity instead of pills or chemo. Normally, our nervous systems send signals to our tissues and organs to suppress inflammation, a phenomenon known as the inflammatory reflex. Traditionally, doctors have treated these diseases using drugs designed to suppress inflammation, such as infliximab (trade name Remicade) oradalimumab (Humira).

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  • England coach gives fantastic interview about the player who scored the brutal own goal that knocked them out of the World Cup

    England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal in the most heartbreaking way possible, giving up an own goal in the final minute and losing 2-1. The goal was incredibly unlucky for England. If Laura Bassett doesn't deflect the ball, the Japan attacker is almost certainly going to have a 1-on-1 with the goalie at point-blank range, and if the deflection is one inch higher or one foot to the right, the ball caroms in a different direction and doesn't go in the goal.

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  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    Thailand earns $7 billion a year from a seafood industry that runs on labor from the poorest parts of the country, along with Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma. As overfishing decimates stocks near Thailand's shores, trawlers have been forced to venture farther and farther into more plentiful foreign waters. After easily skirting police at the border with Thailand and being held in a small shed with little food for more than a month, Myint was shoved onto a boat.

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  • Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington. Tokyo's planned assistance of about 750 billion yen over the next three years follows a pledged aid of 600 billion yen to the five nations in the preceding three-year period. The fresh aid was announced at the conclusion of a summit meeting in Tokyo between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Mekong region leaders.

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  • Why Are Varun Dhawan And Jacqueline Fernandez Meeting At Nights?

    Sorry to disappoint you, readers… there is no juicy gossip here! Apparently, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez, who will be working together for the first time in Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom, have been meeting up at nights for attending workshops for the film. A source said, ''With a few days to go before the film goes on floors in Mumbai, both Varun and Jacqueline have been crunching in extra time to attend the workshops for the film. Since Varun has a choc-o-bloc schedule and was busy promoting ABCD 2 and Jacqueline has been busy promoting and dubbing for Brothers as well as training for Remo's The Flying Jat, the two have been attending the workshops at night.

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  • Syria refugee child labour a 'growing, dangerous problem'

    A growing number of Syrian refugee children are being pushed into the labour market to support their families, exploited in often dangerous conditions, said a report released on Thursday. Syria's civil war has killed more than 230,000 people and forced around half the population from their homes. The United Nations says close to four million have fled Syria as refugees, mainly to neighbouring countries that struggle to cope with the influx.

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  • Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

    The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed — Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants. The moves came on a fast-paced day of zigs-and-zags that saw the Greek prime minister back off his earlier refusal to consider creditors' belt-tightening demands, yet hold firm on putting the measures to a popular vote.

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  • There's a lot of evidence that the next iPhone will have an incredible camera

    A new document leaked by a supposed Foxconn employee, the company that builds the iPhone in China, was obtained by Apple Insider, and it reinforces rumors that the iPhone 6's successor could have a 12-megapixel camera, as well as 2 gigabytes of RAM. Rather, a 12-megapixel camera compared with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel shooter would allow you to record slow-motion videos in ultra-high 4K resolution. 4K resolution means video shot with the next iPhone will be about twice as sharp as video shot with the iPhone 6.

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  • South Africa apologizes for using drone camera in Bangladesh

    Cricket South Africa apologized on Thursday for using a drone camera during its practice session the previous day. Last December, the Bangladesh civil aviation authority banned all unmanned aerial vehicles, which did not have prior permission, from its airspace for national security and general safety reasons. Being unaware of that, South Africa's technical analyst, Prasanna Agoram, used the camera through a remote control to take an aerial view of the practice session, prompting an instant protest from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

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  • How to decide whether switching from Spotify to Apple Music is the right choice

    First off, there's absolutely no reason you shouldn't try Apple Music if you have an iPhone. You won't have much of a choice if you use the stock Music app and update to Apple's latest software update, as it comes preinstalled. Apple Music is normally $10 a month, but Apple is offering a free three-month trial.

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  • Iraq Christians train to recapture homes from IS

    With wooden crosses around their necks and others tattooed on their arms, several dozen Iraqi Christians are training to recapture their homes overrun by the Islamic State jihadist group. A year ago, IS launched a fierce offensive in northern Iraq, quickly capturing second city Mosul, with its large Christian minority, and Christian-populated areas in the surrounding Nineveh province. Thousands fled, but some want to fight back, and are now training at a military base near the Baghdad airport.

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  • The Lakers' presentation to LaMarcus Aldridge — the most coveted free agent in the NBA — sounds like a disaster

    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly out of the running for free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers had a meeting with Aldridge early in the NBA's free agency period, and though initial reports said it went "really well," information about the meeting that leaked out Wednesday afternoon makes it sound like a disaster.

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