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Singapore Activist Sued By PM Breaks Down In Court

Pi: AFPA Singaporean activist found guilty of defaming the prime minister in a high profile case broke down under intense questioning Friday as he told the court he just wanted to speak up for the people of the city-state.

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Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat, Injuring California Woman

Pic: AP

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

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France Rejects Asylum Request By Wikileaks Founder Assange

Pic: TechCrunchPARIS: France swiftly rejected on Friday a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Men Don Stilettos, Platforms For Madrid Gay Pride High Heel Race

Pic: ReutersMADRID: Pop star Mariah Carey is said to swim in her heels, in Spain on Thursday, men raced in them.

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Philippine Ferry Fiasco: Overloading Blamed For Capsize

A relative of a victim weeps as rescuers search for missing passengers at the capsized vessel MBCA Kim-Nirvana near a port in Ormoc city, central Philippines July 3, 2015. — Reuters picMANILA: Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said today, and a government investigation is now underway.

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Philippine Ferry Fiasco: Manila Charges Crew And Owners With Murder

Rescuers tie a rope at the capsized vessel MBCA Kim-Nirvana to pull it towards the shore near a port in Ormoc city, central Philippines, July 3, 2015. — Reuters pic MANILA: Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official today.

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Honduras Heats Up With Biggest March Yet To Demand President’s Resignation

A woman holds a Honduras flag in a march demanding the resignation of Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa July 3, 2015. — Reuters picTEGUCIGALPA: Tens of thousands Hondurans poured onto the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa today to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in the biggest demonstration yet against the country’s leader over allegations of corruption.

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Iran Nuclear Talks In Endgame, Negotiators Push On Sticking Points

 A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research.

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Rockets Land In Israel, Egypt's Is Affiliate Claims Responsibility

 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.

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Catholic Church Should Not Have 'leaders For Life', Pope Says

 The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

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