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world Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

Former President Bill Clinton is in Vietnam to commemorate his decision 20 years ago to normalize relations with that country.

22 minutes ago // NPR

world Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Fan 'asked Grobbelaar to stop match'

A Liverpool fan who escaped the crush at Hillsborough asked goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar to stop the match, the inquests into the tragedy hear.

25 minutes ago // CNN

world Cuba eliminates mother-child HIV transmission

Sonja Caffe on Cuba's medical breakthrough, eliminating mother-child HIV transmission.

26 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Greek Officials Take Sides on Referendum

Officials were battling it out for the minds of Greek voters on Thursday ahead of a crucial vote on its creditors demands that could decide whether the country leaves the euro or buckles down for further difficult negotiations.

27 minutes ago // CNN

world Chinese student enrollment surges at U.S. university

Cutbacks in state funding have encouraged U.S. colleges like the University of Iowa to recruit students from China creating tensions on campus.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Germany summons US ambassador over new spying claims

Merkels chief of staff requests meeting after WikiLeaks publishes what it says is evidence of NSA eavesdropping on ministersAngela Merkels chief of staff has summoned the US ambassador to a meeting over allegations that the National Security Agency spied on German ministers.The meeting between Peter Altmaier and ambassador John Emerson follows claims that

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Housing benefit 'savings considered'

Ministers are considering forcing all housing benefit recipients to contribute towards their rent as part of efforts to save 12bn from the welfare bill, the BBC learns.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: NATO: Alliance Concerned About Greek Turmoil

The Latest: NATO concerned about Greek turmoil; says solution good for Greece, EU, NATO

37 minutes ago // BBC

world French woman jailed for baby murders

A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.

39 minutes ago // The Independent

world Indonesian military plane crash in which XXX died blamed on broken propeller

The military plane that crashed into an Indonesian city killing more than 140 people had a propeller abnormality indicating that the engine had stalled, an Indonesian Air Marshall has confirmed.

40 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Greek Officials Take Sides on Referendum

Greek officials took sides on a looming referendum on creditors demands that could decide the countrys future, as a top European official warned that Greece doesnt belong in the eurozone if it isnt willing to take up reforms.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Feuding ukulele bands in court

A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.

43 minutes ago // MSNBC

world NASCAR, Race Tracks Ask Fans to Stop Displaying Confederate Flag

NASCAR and its partner tracks asked fans to stop displaying the Confederate flag.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world The Case for Greece: When It Forgave Germany's Debt

Germany resists debt relief for Greece, but benefited from such a plan after WWII

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Clinton attracts young, enthusiastic supporters with money to spend

Democratic candidate continues to court youth vote with $250 event at Terminal 5 in New York after announcing record-breaking first-quarter fundraisingWhile reporters were sifting through 1,900 emails from Hillary Clintons time at the State Department on Tuesday night, the candidate herself was at a concert venue in New York City.A big blue H with a red a

45 minutes ago // The Independent

world Whole Foods blames employees for systematically ripping off customers

Whole Foods has admitted to overcharging customers and released a short YouTube video to apologise and place the blame on employees.

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mexican TV anchor Zabludovsky, symbol of government spin, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY Reuters - Influential Mexican journalist Jacobo Zabludovsky, seen for years by critics as an unofficial mouthpiece for the government, died on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke in hospital.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Brazils congress reduces age of criminal responsibility to 16

Approval comes one day after lawmakers defeated a similar version of the amendment that allow 16-year-olds to be charged with rape and murderThe lower house of Brazils congress has approved a constitutional amendment that reduces the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years of age. Related: Brazil's prison system faces 'profound deterioration' i

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Brazils congress reduces the age of criminal responsibility to 16

Approval comes one day after lawmakers defeated a similar version of the amendment that allow 16-year-olds to be charged with rape and murderThe lower house of Brazils congress has approved a constitutional amendment that reduces the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years of age. Related: Brazil's prison system faces 'profound deterioration' i

49 minutes ago // Fox News

world Jean-Marie Le Pen reinstated in French far-right party

A French court has reinstated Jean-Marie Le Pen as a member of the far-right National Front party he founded decades ago, delivering a biting blow to his daughter and party president Marine Le Pen, who had suspended him after a series of controversial and anti-Semitic statements.

49 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Does Israel actually occupy the Gaza strip?

JERUSALEM Its often described as a war of narratives. Andfew things highlight the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more than discussions over the status of the Gaza Strip.One of the main points of contention:Is the coastalPalestinian territory occupied by Israel?

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greek crisis: IMF says no third bail out without debt relief - live

Greeces finance minister tells Bloomberg TV hed rather cut his arm off than agree to a deal without debt restructuringVaroufakis: Ill resign if Greece votes Yes

50 minutes ago // UPI

world Honduras court orders corruption arrest of Congress vice president

Andrew V. PestanoTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 2 UPI -- The Supreme Court in Honduras has ordered the arrest over corruption of the vice-president of Congress, Lena Gutierrez, for apparent health care system fraud.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iranian actor apologises after tweeting support for US gay marriage ruling

Bahram Radan deleted tweet in support of US supreme court decision after criticism from hardline media and homophobic abuseA leading Iranian actor has apologised after coming under pressure over a tweet he posted in support of a historic US supreme court ruling on gay marriage. Bahram Radan, who is known as the Iranian Brad Pitt, created controversy i

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.K. Proposes English Votes for English Laws

The British government laid out proposals to give English politicians more say over English matters, taking steps toward resolving the balance of power between lawmakers in England, Scotland and other parts of the U.K.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Brazil Police Arrest Another Former Petrobras Executive

Brazils federal police have arrested another former executive of Petrleo Brasileiro as part of an investigation into a broader corruption scandal.

56 minutes ago // Fox News

world AP Interview: Prime minister candidate Szydlo vows no euro for Poland, more economic equality

Beata Szydlo led a little-known politician to a surprise victory in Poland's recent presidential election.

56 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Israel PM Offers Condolences Over Sinai Attacks

The Latest: Israeli PM warns of IS threat, expresses condolences to Egypt over Sinai attacks

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Bill Clinton Visits Vietnam to Mark 20th Anniversary of Ties

Bill Clinton recalls normalizing ties with Vietnam as a top achievement of his presidency

57 minutes ago // UPI

world Russia says published U.S. military plan is 'confrontational,' lacks objectivity

Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, July 2 UPI -- Russia criticized a newly-published U.S. military strategy, referring to it as confrontational and lacking objectivity toward Russia.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Jairam Ramesh: India can't remain on the path of further destruction

Former environment minister believes the cult of unfettered economic growth has been ruinous for Indias environment, reports Yale Environment 360Jairam Ramesh was a self-described economic hawk when he became Indias environment minister in 2009, figuring that the countrys ecological problems could wait as India lifted its people out of poverty. But by the time

58 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: IMF Blames Greek Govt; Says It Needs $56 Billion

The Latest: IMF blames Greece govt for predicament; says nation needs debt relief, $56 billion

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob

Watch Roger Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob in his second-round match against Sam Querrey on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Am I enjoying the heatwave? No, Im at my desk Peter Bradshaw

Work emails laced with jolly topical references to the weather only make me even more Eeyore-ish about it allIts happened. It has come to pass. Now I know we really are in the middle of a blistering summer heatwave, and the temperature in Britain is officially higher than an exploding sun. Its not the skin cancer warnings or the Hieronymus Bosch press photographs of Brighton beach. Its getting work emails from people saying: Hope youre enjoying the lovely weather!It h