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Nigeria's army said on Saturday that scores of people had been killed in an attack by six suicide bombers on the northeastern village of Zabarmari, near Maiduguri.

Singapore activists condemn treatment of anti-Lee teen

Prominent Singaporean intellectuals, artists and activists Saturday criticised the government's "harsh" treatment of a teenage boy behind online attacks on the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Review: Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart amaze at Foxwoods Resort Casino Special

On July 3, Ann and Nancy Wilson from rock band Heart performed a concert at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's jihadist beach massacre in which 38 foreign tourists were killed, his office said.

Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post

Afghanistan's parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a revitalised Taliban.

Putin tells Obama U.S.-Russia dialogue 'key to global stability'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said relations between Moscow and Washington were key to ensuring global stability and called for dialogue based on "equality and respect.

Two London teens have married IS group fighters: Lawyer

Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday.

Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo operation

Two coalitions of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but being pushed back in others.

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in Tunisia.

In Ecuador, indigenous Christians not sold on pope visit

Thirty years ago, Gustavo Negrete took his wooden cross and joined other indigenous Ecuadorans to greet Pope John Paul II. But he has no interest in seeing Pope Francis on Sunday.

Radical parties seize Greek vote to push eurosceptic agenda

Eurosceptic parties at the extreme left and right of the political spectrum are exploiting the Greek referendum set for Sunday to bash the euro currency and advance their own agendas.

Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion 'kills 23'

A Saudi-led air strike on a Huthi Shiite rebel stronghold in Yemen's northern mountains killed 23 people early on Saturday, tribal sources said.The strike targeted a munitions factory in Saqayn, near Saada, the sources said.

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Saturday.

Egypt's Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after IS attacks

Egypt's president made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula Saturday to rally troops following a wave of deadly attacks on security forces by Islamic State jihadists, his office said.

Australia solidarity rallies ahead of Greek bailout vote

Hundreds of people rallied in Australia on Saturday in solidarity with Greece, mainly in Melbourne which has a large Greek community, ahead of the make-or-break weekend referendum on austerity measures.

Ocean-going spiders can float like boats to reach land

When Charles Darwin made his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, he found spiders "ballooning" across the ocean, fluttering through the air onto the ship's sails. Since then, many a sailor has noticed this as well.

Google Chrome has now been downloaded 1 billion times on Android

The Google Chrome web browser has now been downloaded over 1 billion times onto Android phones and tablets, a significant milestone for an app that is only available on relatively new devices and launched just three years ago.

BlackBerry's eye-catching first Android phone revealed in photo

The first clear image of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone has appeared online. It shows a stylish, sleek handset with a slider display that curves round to the edges in the same manner as Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. It appears to run stock Android.

Split Greece teeters on the brink before referendum

Greece hurtled Saturday towards a make-or-break bailout referendum which could determine its financial future and even its place in the eurozone, as polls showed the 'Yes' and 'No' camps neck and neck.

New way of paying with your face being tested by MasterCard

Recently, MasterCard announced that it wants to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all their customers have to do is take a selfie.

Veterans gather as Taiwan marks 70 years since Japan's WWII defeat

War veterans gathered Saturday for Taiwan's first military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, as the island vies with China over the history of the conflict.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday.

Op-Ed: Little art Gallery in California wine country celebrates 1st year Special

Despite the woes of the economy and the rising cost of real estate and retail space, not far from the center of town is an art gallery called Studio 35. Rather ordinary from its cottage-like exterior, it has become a center for the arts in Sonoma.

Op-Ed: New start up company reaches out to the Babyboom generation Special

The baby boomers, who once impacted the nation with their youth and ushered in the era of civil rights and the hippie movement, will now have an immense impact on healthcare and housing with their advancing years.

Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: Official

Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway.

Op-Ed: UK child sex scandal – Lords, MPs, dead kids and no results

After much controversy, endless witness statements, and eternal bleatings in Parliament, nothing much has happened in the Dolphin Square case in which three children are alleged to have been murdered, and dozens raped.

Half-eaten catches signal return of sharks to Outer Banks

Complaints by fishermen who are reeling in half-eaten fish, as well as an apparent increase in shark attacks along the North Carolina coast are making headlines. Everyone planning on going to the beach has been freaking out, wondering what's going on.

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday.

Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony

Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites.

Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra fighters: Monitor

An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said.

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: Officials

Traffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said.

Mexico nabs Beltran Leyva cartel leader

The alleged co-leader of the once-mighty Beltran Leyva drug cartel, who is wanted in the United States, was arrested in Mexico City where he had gone to celebrate his birthday, authorities said.

'Vicious' fox traps eight people in Cambridgeshire sports club

A "vicious" fox terrorized a group of people leaving an English sports and social club and trapped them in a car park for three hours. A woman was bitten.

Mexico recovers over 9,000 stolen U.S. visas

Mexican police have recovered more than 9,000 US travel visas that were stolen last month in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials said.

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after flying 4,480 miles in 118 hrs

After an epic flight starting in Japan, and covering 4,480 miles across the Pacific Ocean in only 118 grueling hours, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii on Friday, with pilot Andre Borschberg gently landing the plane at Honolulu's Kalaeloa Airport.

Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

'Yes', 'No' voters worlds apart in sleepy Greek town

In the sleepy town of Argos in southern Greece, the "No" and "Yes" camps are worlds apart ahead of a historic bailout referendum. For one it's about rejecting austerity, the other is haunted by a possible return of the drachma.

Copa America Final Tactical Preview: Chile - Argentina

For the most part, cup finals tend to be dull, cautious battles between two physically, mentally, and emotionally drained sides fearing to make mistakes.

Op-Ed: Nia Vardalos showcases support for Greece during economic crisis

Acclaimed actress and screenwriter Nia Vardalos used her social media pages to express her support for the people of Greece.

Mexico may soon free vigilante movement founder

Mexican authorities may soon release a founder of the vigilante movement who fought against a powerful drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan until he was jailed last year.

Adam Lambert scores Top 3 album with 'The Original High'

Grammy-nominated pop singer Adam Lambert has a major reason to celebrate, thanks to the success of his latest album "The Original High."
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