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Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch is dream come true for Freddie Roach

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach is hopeful a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch would still happen despite reports from Mayweather's camp that the unbeaten champ isn't in the mood to continue fighting after announcing his retirement last year.

Mozilla celebrates 10,000 days of the web

Mozilla is looking for supporters to help it celebrate 10,000 days of the web. The company has created a Thunderclap campaign, allowing users to join it in appreciating what the web has achieved. It was proposed at CERN exactly 10,000 days ago.

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

New York - Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Yahoo is dead — The reasons behind the dinosaur's downfall

As the dinosaur's downfall seals the end of an era in the history of the Internet, the main question peopleare asking is "Why did Yahoo fail?" Theory and speculation are raging through the web, but let's give a look at the most reasonable ones.

Microsoft might fix dead Surface batteries but it's not sure how

After the woes of some Surface Pro 3 owners hit the headlines last week, Microsoft has said it should be able to fix defective batteries with only minutes of capacity through a software update. The issue has left devices unusable.

Pokemon Go players urge to stay away from Fukushima

A Pokemon Go character has been discovered at the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone, and now Japan wants the zone to be classed as a no-go area for Pokemon Go players.

Adobe has built 3D digital paint that feels like the real thing

Adobe Research has collaborated with NVIDIA to build the world's first 3D Oil Painting Simulator. The goal of the project, known as "Wetbrush," is to create 3D digital paint that behaves like the real thing down to the feel of it on the virtual canvas.

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone since its introduction in 2007. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the news to staff yesterday, describing the iPhone as a "world-changing" device. It came amid news that sales declined for the second straight quarter.

Philippines bags 4 world boxing titles after KO win by Tapales

The Philippines has now four world champions in its roster of professional boxers after Filipino challenger Marlon Tapales knocked down reigning WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu in the 11th round of their title fight Wednesday in Thailand.

France names second priest attacker

Paris - French prosecutors on Thursday identified the second jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest, as calls mounted for the prime minister and interior minister to resign after the latest terror attack.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use 'relentless': HRW

Birut - Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

Turkey sees over 40% drop in visitors amid security crisis

Ankara - The number of foreigners visiting Turkey dropped over 40 percent in June to its lowest level this year as the impact of attacks and previous tensions with Russia caused havoc for the vital tourism industry, statistics showed Thursday.

Hollande tells Trump: 'France will always be France'

Rivesaltes - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday brushed aside comments by White House hopeful Donald Trump that France was "no longer" the country it was because of a string of deadly jihadist attacks.

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.

Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals fired

Ankara - Turkey's top military commanders met Thursday to replace almost half of their generals in a radical shake-up after the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown.

Pope gets mystical with Poland's Black Madonna

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis visited Poland's most revered monastery Thursday, home to an ancient Catholic icon believed to work miracles, ahead of a trip by tram to meet young pilgrims from the world over.

Brazil fines Facebook $11.6 mn over WhatsApp standoff

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Brazil slapped an $11.6 million fine on the local Facebook branch over the company's refusal to surrender data from its WhatsApp messenger program to a police investigation.

Pope Francis falls in Poland, escapes injury

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling on an altar step during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, without injury.

Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' in fresh court bid

Hong Kong - Dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, American Nancy Kissel has lodged a fresh bid to reduce her life sentence for murdering her banker husband in 2003.

Russia announces aid operation for Syria's battered Aleppo

Damas - Syria ally Russia announced a "large-scale" aid operation Thursday for trapped civilians and opposition fighters fleeing the embattled northern city of Aleppo, as President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.
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