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Singapore PM: Last will of Lee Kuan Yew 'troubling'

Singapore PM: Last will of Lee Kuan Yew 'troubling'

Such accusations aired in public against the city-state's top leader are extremely rare. Lee died in 2015, and according to the younger siblings wanted the home demolished rather than turned into a monument. "We feel hugely uncomfortable and closely monitored in our own country", they said. "We have lost confidence in him". Mr Lee Hsien Yang's wife, Mrs Lee Suet Fern, in an e-mail to Mr Lee Kuan Yew had given the impression that the new will would only change the division of shares among ... Read More

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Apple HomePod VS Amazon Echo: Which One Should You Buy

With or without the HomePod , smart speakers are becoming the next big thing in consumer gadgetry. At $349 it's priced substantially higher than the $175 Echo and $129 Google Home . The new HomePod works smoothly with your Apple Music subscriptions and it gives you an instant access to over 40 million individual songs. The conference ends on June 9. Read More

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2 children shot, injured on Chicago school playground

2 children shot, injured on Chicago school playground

The drive-by shooting happened around 2 p.m. near Joseph Warren Elementary, on the city's South Side. The shooting occurred at Warren Elementary School in the 9200 block of South Jeffery Avenue, police said. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the girls were not the intended target. Police stopped a vehicle linked to the shooting nearby a short time later and were questioning the occupants. Read More

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Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation get to him, according to Portugal team-mate Andre Silva . "We want to win but we have to prove it; there's no point saying we're favourites". Both sides believe it will be an open affair, and Mexico against Portugal is undoubtedly the standout game of the first few days of the Confederations Cup . Read More

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Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments

Wal-Mart sank 6.2 percent to $74.03 even as the big box retailer strengthened its ecommerce presence by buying online men's fashion retailer Bonobos for $310 million on Friday. The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, gives Amazon - which has been experimenting with various physical store concepts to make establish itself as a food purveyor - an instant expanse of 460 high-end stores across the USA, in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Read More

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Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016 secured them a place in Russian Federation, where they will be making their Confederations Cup debut against CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico in Group A before facing the hosts and New Zealand. Ronaldo's recent performances have left him in a strong position to catch up with Lionel Messi with a fifth world player of the year award. Germany, World Cup winners and joint favourites for the Confederations Cup , warmed up with a 7-0 win over San Marino last ... Read More

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Official news is BAD for Xbox One X players

Notoriously, the Xbox One launched in 2013 with a $ 500 price tag, and that high price is one of the main reasons why the Xbox One lags so far behind Sony's PlayStation 4 in adoption. This is unprecedented in the gaming industry and due to Sony's questionable decisions you can only do that on Xbox One X . Not only do you have a console which runs third-party games better, but you can play with your friends on PC or Nintendo Switch . Read More

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Cross-System Play Coming To Minecraft On Consoles

Cross-System Play Coming To Minecraft On Consoles

Or maybe it's just a return to the norm, as the new device recaptures the original "X" brand and brings back the technical superiority that it was previously associated with. While the PS 4 Pro and Nintendo Switch too, have been around for a short while, it looks like we are all set for an interesting battle of the consoles. Read More

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Amazon to buy U.S. grocer for $13.7bn

John Mackey will continue as chief executive of Whole Foods , and the company's headquarters will remain in Austin , Texas, Reuters reported. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. Read More

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US accuses Chinese company of transferring NKorean money

Kounosu, CC BY-SA 3.0)Federal prosecutors said the U.S. has filed a complaint demanding US$ 1.9 million which "represents one of the largest seizures of North Korean funds by the Department of Justice ". Mingzheng appears to have also facilitated financial transactions between a North Korean company and the ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications company. The U.S. Read More

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Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29

If the new Conservative government finds itself unable to govern even with the DUP's support, there could be another General Election before the end of the year. May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce. Read More

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Adele Pays Emotional Visit to London's Grenfell Tower After Deadly Apartment Fire

More appeals were put up overnight on Thursday as relatives became increasingly distraught about their loved ones. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge visited the area to meet residents and community representatives on Friday. Originally constructed in 1974, the residential tower block recently underwent a $13.2 million (£10.3 million) refurbishment. Police say 24 injured people remain at the hospital. Read More

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China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications

China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications

The experiment was directed by Pan Jianwei (潘建伟), a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China , Shanghai. In quantum physics, when particles interact with each other in certain ways they become "entangled". Both stations are in the mountains of Tibet, at a height that reduced the amount of air the fragile photons had to traverse. Now, a team of Chinese scientists have achieved exactly that. Read More

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Trump Says Obstruction Investigation Based On 'Phony' News

An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday. An investigation into obstruction would extend beyond the White House , NBC reported , meaning many federal staffers could face legal exposure. Comey was later sacked, with Trump acknowledging that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he made a decision to dismiss him. The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow. Read More

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Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge loss to India: Imran

He recently reclaimed the top spot in the ODI batsmen's rankings . I would like to praise all new players including Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Faheem Ashraf for playing a positive role in rebuilding Pakistan team. "With our runs and that wicket, we knew it was very hard for our bowlers, but still I think we were nowhere near our best today, especially in our bowling and fielding". Read More

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Microsoft launches a keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Microsoft launches a keyboard with Fingerprint ID

The wired connector port is placed on the rear side of the keyboard . The mouse supports Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with Windows 8 and up. The keyboard is surprisingly slim and has a low-profile design. Microsoft will also be launching an accompanying Modern Mouse , which will retail at $49.99 (around £40). Read More

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Player Co-Op Has Been Confirmed For Super Mario Odyssey

Player Co-Op Has Been Confirmed For Super Mario Odyssey

At the same time, the Nintendo boss provided his perspective on the company's approach to voice chat, an issue that it continues to struggle with. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said to IGN that "We're going to continue to bring new content, and that's what's going to keep this device vibrant and keep it going well into 2018 and beyond". Read More

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Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are now available for purchase

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are now available for purchase

But Gavin discussed much more than just Windows 10S. The device offers a sleek design with Alcantara fabric and a vibrant display, but the most controversial feature is that it runs Windows 10 S out of the box. First, it's important to note that you're never totally stuck with Windows 10 S. If you don't like it, you can go to the Windows Store and pay $49 for an upgrade to the stock-standard Windows 10 Pro. Read More

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Getting the ideal Father's Day gift for a golf lover

Some are dead. Others have never been in our lives. But ministers asked for more time in planning their sermons, and the third Sunday in June was the next best date. We moved some when I was a kid. He picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. "It helps me to be a little more grateful for my dad and to recognize the different things he's sacrificed or the different things he's done in our upbringing because we're looking more carefully to recognize it", Thomas said. Read More

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Super Mario Odyssey's Co-Op Lets You Play As Cappy

While controlling Cappy , the second player is able to fly around independently from Mario , which they show off by solving a puzzle involving collecting music notes. Mario is set to embark on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine . Read More

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Seeking first major, Fowler takes lead at US Open

Open first started to go down and explode. I actually gave it 100 per cent all the way through the end and I shot 79. And it doesn't stop there. Those dozens of players under par. Lots of work remains to get to weekend, and back into the tournament. Kevin Kisner opened with a 2-over 74 that included just two birdies. "If I don't three-putt, I shoot even (par)". Read More

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Telcos ask Trai to fix floor price for voice call, data

Telcos ask Trai to fix floor price for voice call, data

India's leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel in April added more active subscribers than newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm for the first time since the latter's launch in September, said an Economic Times report citing analysts. "The workshop is aimed at demonstrating the appropriate cost model to compute the Interconnection Usage Charges or IUC, share worldwide experience and the long-term impact", Sharma said. Read More

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Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood of England and Brooks Koepka each shot 5-under 67 to pace the rest of Thursday's morning field. An advertising blimp fell from the sky on Thursday and crashed near the scene of golf's U.S. "I used to not be a very good bunker player, and now I feel like I have a lot of confidence". "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", golfer Jamie Lovemark said. Read More

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Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment

Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday that it had approved two loans and one equity investment totalling US$324 million to support infrastructure projects in India, Georgia and Tajikistan. It was unclear if the meeting might pave the way for a thaw or if finance ministers from China and South Korea might meet on its sidelines. The Infrastructure Fund aims to invest in mid-cap infrastructure companies in India, and to expand the bank's equity and loan deal ... Read More

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Funeral set for prison guard killed in escape

Christopher Monica , 42, and Sgt. Curtis Billue , 58, were transporting inmates in a bus along Hwy. "Where they have gone from there I don't know", Sill said . On Tuesday morning, inmates Rowe and Dubose, who were cellmates at Baldwin State Prison, overpowered two correctional officers who were driving a transport bus along Georgia State Route 16 between Eatonton and Sparta in Putnam County, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta , according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Read More

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