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  • NBA veteran David West gave up $11 million so he can play for the new Spurs juggernaut

    This summer the San Antonio Spurs have built perhaps their strongest, scariest team of the Tim Duncan era. In addition to signing LaMarcus Aldridge and bringing back Kawhi Leonard, Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green, the Spurs have now signed NBA veteran David West, according to widespread reports.

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  • 'India-Russia-Iran transport corridor will boost trade with Central Asia'

    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The proposed International North South Transport Corridor expected to be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing five-nation tour to Central Asia will to give a major boost to India's trade with the region, industry chamber FICCI said on Monday. "The International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which may figure in the talks between the leaderships of the Central Asian countries and Indian officials, once fully operational, will address the issue of poor connectivity and high transport costs to a large extent," the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry said in a statement here. A high-powered FICCI delegation, representing sectors such as construction, pharmaceuticals, mining, banking, power transmission and IT, is accompanying the prime minister on his visit to Kazakhstan on July 7 and 8, it said.

  • Marriage under the spotlight — why successful people get divorced

    The news of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's split has devastated many, but what's even sadder is that the split isn't really all that surprising. For this insight Business Insider spoke with Handel Group co-president and life coach Laurie Gerber, who believes that, while many couples in the spotlight are faced with more temptation, opportunity, and a hectic, jet-setting lifestyle than most, many of the issues these couples face aren't all that different from the challenges regular American couples must overcome together — they're just amplified.

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  • Britain set to sizzle in second heatwave 'that will be even hotter than the first'

    Britain is set to sizzle once again with some forecasters predicting that a second looming heatwave will be even hotter than the first. It is expected to be hotter than the 36.7C high recorded at Heathrow Airport last Wednesday.

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Celebrate Independence Day With North

    Okay, okay, we know that we are always bleatin’ on about it, but Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and teeny tiny North really are the cutest little family of all time. Ahem, as Kanye would say. Further to two-year-old Nori’s adorbs tantrum that was shared by Kim on Saturday morning, the reality star took to her social media accounts to share some intimate family pics as they all admired the Fourth Of July fireworks.

  • ISIS is 'acting like the permanent government' in the capital of Iraq's largest province

    It doesn't look like Iraqi forces will be able to take back Ramadi from the Islamic State anytime soon. The terrorists are already laying roots down in the capital of Anbar province, The Washington Post reports. Militants are performing government functions such as fixing infrastructure and distributing fuel in addition to building up defenses around the city to deter attacks.

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  • If the latest iPhone leak is true, there's bad news for new buyers

    If the latest leak out of Apple's iPhone factories is true, then the next iPhone will start with just 16GB of storage. 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman published leaked images of the internal components of the next iPhone, the so-called iPhone 6S. Last year, for example, many couldn't update their iPhones to the latest iOS 8 software because their phones didn't have enough free space.

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  • Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo joins New York from Juventus

    Star midfielder Andrea Pirlo joined Major League Soccer's New York City FC from Juventus on Monday, a little more than a month after winning a fifth consecutive Italian league title. On July 21, Pirlo will join New York City, which is 5-8-5 and 15 points behind leader D.C. United. "I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the opportunity materialized I wanted to take it," he said on the New York club's website.

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  • Manila finds marker with Chinese writing, buoys in disputed waters: sources

    By Manuel Mogato PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds of yellow buoys in waters near the Reed Bank, an area of the South China Sea where Manila has long explored for oil and gas, Philippine naval sources said. One source, a sailor, told Reuters he was on a fishing boat being used by the navy that discovered the rubber buoys and the floating steel marker at the end of May. The buoys stretched "as far as the eye could see", the sailor said.

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  • Naturopathy doctor jailed for molesting woman patient

    A doctor, who molested a woman patient and touched her indecently at his house where he was practising unlicensed naturopathy and alternative medicine, has been jailed for six months. The 47-year-old Indian doctor, K.K., had been treating his 22-year-old countrywoman and touched her inappropriately while using naturopathy, a form of alternative medicine, in November 2014. The suspect, who had won awards in alternative therapies, entered a not guilty plea when he defended himself in court.

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  • Box Office: 'Inside Out' Provides Fourth of July Fireworks Over 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike XXL'

    By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES ( - "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of "Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." In a tight race, Disney-Pixar's animated comedy pulled in as estimated $45.3 million in the U.S. over the five days -- giving it $246.2 million stateside in its third week at 4,158 locations. "Inside Out," with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader voicing the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, is showing impressive staying power at multiplexes. Universal's fourth weekend of "Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening.

  • Polling stations open in Greece for key bailout referendum

    Polling stations have opened and Greek voters are starting to cast ballots in the closely watched bailout referendum that has divided the nation. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is gambling the future of his 5-month-old left-wing government on Sunday's snap poll. The opposition accuses Tsipras of jeopardizing the country's membership in the eurozone and says a "yes" vote is about keeping the common currency.

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  • Interpol help sought to arrest Jeddah flood convicts

    Interpol is looking for two Saudis — a former Jeddah mayor and former president of a sports club — who have been convicted in cases related to the 2009 flash floods here. The Kingdom sought Interpol's help after both of them jumped bail, local media has reported. The rulings against them are final as they have been upheld by the Jeddah Administrative Court of Appeals.

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  • Tourists undeterred despite Greek drama

    The Greek economy may face more trouble after voters delivered a defiant no to the terms of a bailout, but tourists remain undeterred and the prospect of rock-bottom prices may even be increasing interest. Travel associations in Britain, Germany and France report no cancellations so far and say bookings have been strong. In fact, searches for flights to Greece from Britain and Spain are up in recent days, says travel search engine Skyscanner.

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today

    1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14. There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall. 2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days. Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go suddenly — prompting a wave of huge protests from volunteer moderators, shutting down hundreds of the site's most popular communities. 3. Surveillance software company Hacking Team has been hacked. The Italian company provides law enforcement with tools for spying on suspects.

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  • U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory. The Americans last triumphed in 1999 but women's soccer is a vastly different sport than it was a decade-and-a-half ago with new nations forging their way into the elite amid an unprecedented level of global interest. As Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd demonstrated with her astonishing 16 minute hat-trick in the final, including a goal from the half-way line, the women's game is delivering a level of excitement and quality that was non-existent in the 1990s.

  • Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

    A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday. Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin said several people the foreigner had come in close contact with have been traced. At least seven other people who had close contact with the patient were under home quarantine.

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  • This is what America's highways would look like as a subway map

    There are over 164,000 miles of highway spanning almost every inch of the US. Such a vast and sprawling highway network used to take up hundreds of pages in a cumbersome paper atlas. Cameron Booth is an Australian graphic designer based in Portland, Oregon, who makes maps in his spare time — but not just any maps.

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  • Salman, Jacqueline attend Baba Siddiqui's Iftar party

    Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan and actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan besides other celebrities graced politician Baba Siddiqui's Iftar party here. Like every year, this time too, all eyes were glued to the entrance for superstar

  • This $105 watch knocked everything else off my wrist

    The Seaward is a simple timepiece with an easy-to-read face and a day-date function. It's a nice-looking watch, but it was superseded by the Leeway chronograph, the watch I tested. The Leeway is also a big watch at 42 mm, and it's powered by a chrono version of the same Japanese movement that drives the Seaward.

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