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  • Something 'scary' went wrong with NASA's probe to Pluto

    NASA got an unexpected surprise on Saturday: Its New Horizons spacecraft cut off communications with Earth as it was headed toward Pluto. NASA was able to re-establish communications with the spacecraft within 90 minutes, and it reported that it was "healthy" and still on course to fly by Pluto. New Horizons is scheduled to fly within 6,000 miles of Pluto on July 14 and use seven instruments on board to collect information that will significantly advance the way we understand the tiny, icy world that is floating in space 4.67 billion miles away.

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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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  • Pakistan's 11-year terror Bill: $100 bn

    New Delhi, July 6 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Terrorism cost the Pakistani economy nearly $100 billion (Rs. 6.4 lakh crore) between 2004-05 and 2014-15, according to data in the Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15. Of the $6.63 billion lost due to terrorist attacks in 2013-14, 38 percent represented reduced tax collection and 30 percent reduced foreign investment. Pakistan contends that the heightened incidence of terrorism is a reaction to the conflict and instability in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.

  • 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 It's a nice-looking watch, but it was superseded by the Leeway chronograph, the watch I tested.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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  • 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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  • China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines

    China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday. The five-member tribunal starts hearings in The Hague on Tuesday to address China's contention that the arbitration body does not have authority to assume jurisdiction over Manila's complaint against Beijing.

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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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  • 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.

  • Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

    Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century. UNESCO's World Heritage committee on Sunday added 23 sites considered representative of Japan's industrial revolution around the reign of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912) to its vaunted list. In southwestern Fukuoka, home to the Miike mine, governor Hiroshi Ogawa pledged: "I will make a good use of this precious heritage to stimulate the economy and hand it down to future generations".

  • Oil crashes 8 pct as Greek vote, Iran talks set off exodus

    * Greek 'No' to bailout terms hits global financial markets * China imposes emergency measures to support stock markets * Potential Iran nuclear deal further weighs on prices * Rising U.S. oil rig count another bearish factor * U.S. crude could set new 6-year low, technical analysts say (Adds link to technical view on U.S. crude, paragraph 5) By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK, July 6 (Reuters) - Oil prices suffered their biggest selloff in five months on Monday, falling as much as 8 percent as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes set off a deepening spiral of losses. Adding to the pressure on oil, Iran and global powers were trying to meet a July 7 deadline on a nuclear deal, which could bring more supply to the market if sanctions on Tehran are eased.

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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.

  • 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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  • Chandy's look-alike from Saudi Arabia reaching Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's look-alike, a Saudi Arabian national who is arriving here later this month, wants to meet him. It all began a month ago when someone posted the picture of Hassan Al-Assiri hailing from Jizan in the oil rich kingdom on the social media. An amused Al-Assiri expressed his desire to meet Chandy after he came to know of his picture going viral.

  • Four teachers among six Israeli-Arabs charged for promoting Islamic State

    Israel's Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State. The six, residents of the Bedouin Negev desert town of Hura in southern Israel, were charged with various offences and three were alleged to have planned joining Islamic State militants in Syria, a statement from Shin Bet said. "The investigation uncovered that the suspects met secretly to discuss and promote Islamic State's ideology," Shin Bet said.

  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

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  • KSA seeks end to repression of Rohingyas

    The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution calling on the Myanmar government to protect the rights of all people in its territory including Rohingya Muslims. The council also urged the government to take all necessary steps to stop discriminatory practices against Muslims and members of national, ethnic and religious groups across Myanmar. The resolution was proposed by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan on behalf of Islamic countries in an effort to ensure accountability and to bring an end to human rights violations, in particular against Muslims.

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  • Man parading in Britain with IS flag did not break law: Police

    London, July 6 (IANS) A man, who paraded in London with an Islamic State (IS) flag wrapped around him, was found not guilty of breaking any law, police said. Some images were posted on a Korean forum after a tourist spotted a man walking outside Parliament Square on Saturday with an IS flag draped around him. The man carried a little girl on his shoulders, who was also waving a smaller IS flag, as he mingled with hundreds of tourists around central London, Mirror online reported on Monday.

  • 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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  • Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in the Los Angeles area. Since his June 16 announcement speech of his candidacy, in which he vented about illegal immigrants, Trump has seen a steady flow of business away from him.

  • Khloe Kardashian spotted on a date with James Harden

    Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and NBA star James Harden have sparked dating rumours as the two were spotted together in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old reality TV star visited some venues with Harden, 25, on July 4 night, reports Kardashian and Harden were spotted having dinner at an Asian restaurant, Red 8, in Wynn hotel.