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Two shot in Ferguson amid standoff between police, protesters

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two people were wounded in gunfire at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday marking the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown near where the unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white office.


Greece says it will default in June without aid from lenders

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece cannot make an upcoming payment to the International Monetary Fund on June 5 unless foreign lenders disburse more aid, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday, the latest warning from Athens it is on the verge of default.


Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.


Greece readies reform plans to first sign of leftist unrest

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will present its economic reform plans on Monday to seal a euro zone financial lifeline, but the government drew criticism from a veteran leftist and ruling party member that the deal let voters down.


Spending may be slashed by RM15bil

PETALING JAYA: Adjustments to Budget 2015, which will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today, will likely include spending cuts of up to RM15bil.


Insight - Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.


Battle over Juncker underlines EU parliament's 'adulthood'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In early May, before the saga over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should become the next president of the European Commission had reached this week's slow-building climax, a pointed question was posed at a briefing in Brussels.

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Singapore boosts sin taxes, help for elderly

SINGAPORE: Singapore on Friday announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions of dollars in healthcare subsidy for its growing ranks of elderly citizens.


Insight - Crisis in tiny Nauru puts spotlight on Australia's asylum seeker policy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was mid-morning when the knock came at Rod Henshaw's door. He had 30 minutes to pack, police told him, then straight to the plane that would deport him from the home he'd made on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru.


MBPJ should review value of properties and keep residents posted

INSTEAD of staying in high-rise “shoeboxes”, many urban young professionals are opting to buy landed property in mature neighbourhoods.