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Bloomberg Video: What does capital controls mean for Greece?
With bank deposits flowing out of Greece at a record pace amid doubts about its future in the euro, the country has instituted banking restrictions called capital controls. But just what are capital controls, do they work and does Greece have any other option? Bloomberg takes a closer look. — Bloomberg Read More

July 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang applauded today the government’s swift response to the latest and highly damaging allegation of financial impropriety directly... Read more

DPM steps in, urges MACC, BNM, cops and AGC to probe all claims on PM

July 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin jumped into action today, calling on four key federal agencies investigating financial improprieties in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to immediately look into a controversial US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) money trail purporting to end in the prime minister’s personal... Read more

An aerial view of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of the busiest streets in Kuala Lumpur during the fasting month of Ramadan. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

An aerial view of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of the busiest streets in Kuala Lumpur during the fasting month of Ramadan. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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‘This KUL city: Discover Brickfields’ heritage walk

‘This KUL city: Discover Brickfields’ heritage walk

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'This KUL city: Discover Brickfields' heritage walk is organised by Badan Warisan Malaysia in collaboration with Think City and the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

‘This KUL city: Discover Brickfields’ heritage walk
World Bodypainting Festival

World Bodypainting Festival

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The annual World Bodypainting Festival is taking place from July 3 to 5 at lake Woerthersee in Austria’s southern Carinthia province. — Reuters pic

World Bodypainting Festival
Where your electronics go to die

Where your electronics go to die

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The town of Guiyu in Guangdong province in China has long been known as one of the world’s largest electronic waste dump sites. At its peak, some 5,000 workshops in the village recycle 15,000 tonnes of waste daily. — Reuters pic

Where your electronics go to die
Zoo animals keep cool in the heat

Zoo animals keep cool in the heat

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An orangutan eats frozen fruit during a hot day at Biopark Zoo in Rome July 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

Zoo animals keep cool in the heat
Mercury rising: Record temperatures in Europe

Mercury rising: Record temperatures in Europe

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Aiden and Ty Johnston play under a fountain in Nottingham July 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Mercury rising: Record temperatures in Europe
Human-like robot ‘Pepper’ charms shoppers

Human-like robot ‘Pepper’ charms shoppers

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SoftBank’s human-like robot named ‘Pepper’ will work at the store until July 2, as the first workplace venue for its temporary staffing service. — Reuters pic

Human-like robot ‘Pepper’ charms shoppers

Stowaway migrants disrupt Channel services at Calais in bid to reach UK

July 4, 2015

LONDON, July 4 — Dozens of migrants trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel by tunnel between France and England broke through perimeter fences at Calais overnight, temporarily halting traffic, a Eurotunnel spokesman said today. The disruption was the latest in a series of incidents involving some 3,000 migrants, mostly from... Read more

M110A2 self-propelled howitzers take part in a display during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

M110A2 self-propelled howitzers take part in a display during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

For the Williams sisters, an extraordinary performance to reach an even rarer matchup

July 4, 2015

WIMBLEDON, England, July 4 — They were once awkward occasions met with an ambivalent mix of curiosity and sympathy. But it has been so long since tennis had an all-Williams match for high stakes that perhaps the sport and maybe even the sisters are finally ready to embrace the prospect instead of keeping it at long arms’ length. It is an against-the-odds development that this fourth-round family affair will happen at all, considering that... Read more

Greece to decide whether to keep euro, says German Finance Minister

July 4, 2015

BERLIN, July 4 — German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview Greeks would decide tomorrow whether to keep the euro or do without it, at least for a while, but that the country remained part of the common currency. "Greece is a member of the euro zone. There's no doubt about that. Whether with the euro or... Read more

A protester sports the word

A protester sports the word 'No' in Greek on his forehead as he waves a Greek flag during an anti-austerity demonstration in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

Reuters Video: People and animals seek heat relief across Europe

Duration: 1:30, Published 4 Jul 2015

Food review: The Fabulous Baker Boy in Singapore

By Don Mendoza
July 4, 2015

SINGAPORE, July 4 — Ensconced in a rare green spot in the heart of the city, this cafe at The Foothills of Fort Canning (opposite Liang Court) has made quite a name for itself, thanks largely to baker-owner Juwanda Hassim dolling out his wide and wildly creative selection (close to 50 flavours to date) of layered cakes and tarts. It does,... Read more

How to make a giant Oreo cake at home
All you need is 14 eggs, 18 crushed biscuits, 140ml of milk and 400ml of heavy whipping cream to make this monster cake a reality. Read More

HK Cantopop legend Alan Tam brings 40th anniversary tour to Malaysia

July 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Cantopop legend Alan Tam will be performing in Malaysia to celebrate his 40 years of being in the entertainment industry with his “Alan Tam 40th Anniversary World Tour 2015”. Tam, who is one of the major faces in the Cantopop scene in the 80s and 90s — is famous for his romantic ballads with modern arrangements. He... Read more

Andy Samberg wears ‘bubble boy suit’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Andy Samberg stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to promote his new HBO tennis mockumentary ‘7 Days in Hell’. Unfortunately the future 2015 Emmys host was suffering from the flu so Kimmel made him do the whole interview in a giant bubble. Read More

Classic Americana rolls into Sweden’s Power Big Meet vintage car show

July 4, 2015

VASTERAS, (Sweden), July 4 — Thousands of classic American cars from Mustangs to Corvettes and Cadillacs have rolled into a lakeside town in Sweden for three days of bumper-to-bumper cruising, rockabilly nostalgia and some serious beer drinking. Touted as the world’s biggest American vintage car show — some 20,000 cars are expected over... Read more

Cars are seen during the yearly Power Big Meet in Vasteras, Sweden, July 4, 2015. Touted as the world

Cars are seen during the yearly Power Big Meet in Vasteras, Sweden, July 4, 2015. Touted as the world's biggest American vintage car show, it highlights Sweden's unusual love affair with post-War American cars, rock and roll and cultural rebellion - known here as 'Raggare.' — Reuters pic

UK gears up for Princess Charlotte’s christening

July 4, 2015

LONDON, July 4 — Britain’s royal family was gearing up today for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate. The two-month-old will be christened tomorrow in a low-key ceremony in a church on her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s... Read more

Could this be the craziest base jump ever?
Uli Emanuele spent three years training for what has been hailed as the most incredible, and dangerous, base jump ever. The Italian base jumper put on his wing suit, fixed his GoPro camera and managed to dive through a two-metre-wide crevasse in a mountain. Read More

Sphericam 2 shoots 4K videos from all angles (VIDEO)

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK, July 4 — If you want to get your hands on one of the most unique cameras to emerge in the last few months, head over to Kickstarter and check out Sphericam 2’s funding page. The camera is about the size of a tennis ball, and has six built-in 4K lenses to capture 360° videos at 60fps. Sphericam 2 will also have Wi-Fi, allowing you... Read more

The Solar Impulse 2 piloted by Swiss Andre Borschberg approaching Kalaeloa Airport in Oahu, Hawaii, July 3, 2015, to complete its five-day historic solar-powered flight from Nagoya in Japan. — AFP/Solar Impulse/Jean Revillard handout pic

The Solar Impulse 2 piloted by Swiss Andre Borschberg approaching Kalaeloa Airport in Oahu, Hawaii, July 3, 2015, to complete its five-day historic solar-powered flight from Nagoya in Japan. — AFP/Solar Impulse/Jean Revillard handout pic

The meteoric rise of ‘indie’ hotels

July 4, 2015

SINGAPORE, July 4 — Call them “boutique”, “small” or “designer”, but properties owned by individual hoteliers and companies that woo travellers with unique offerings and authentic destination experiences are certainly having their moment right now. Think The Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel, which occupy grand heritage buildings, the... Read more

Three men relax as they float in their dinghies during hot temperatures down the Sihl River in Zurich July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

Three men relax as they float in their dinghies during hot temperatures down the Sihl River in Zurich July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

The Hand That Feeds You — a thriller inspired by betrayal, then love

July 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES, July 4 — Several years ago, writer Katherine Russell Rich made an alarming discovery about a man she had fallen in love with. She grew suspicious when, after they had been dating for a while and he had proposed marriage, he said that he couldn’t spend the holidays with her. So she paid a hacker to get into his email. His... Read more

People read newspapers on a street in Athens, Greece, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

People read newspapers on a street in Athens, Greece, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More