Jul 5, 2015

Detecting eye diseases using a Smartphone

Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition... ...[ScienceDaily]»

Sepp Blatter claims Germany and France intervened over World Cup decisions

Fifa president says former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff 'applied political pressure' to selection process ...[Telegraph]»

Dalai Lama begins three-day 80th birthday celebration

Thousands of followers and fans of the Tibetan spiritual leader are to attend events in California ...[Telegraph]»

Albino children locked away to be kept safe from witch doctors

One in 20,000 people are born albino, but it is particularly common in Tanzania, where it claims one in 1,400. Aislinn Laing reports on the fight to keep albino children safe ...[Telegraph]»

Wimbledon Saturday: Federer cruises past hard-serving Groth

Australia's Sam Groth owns the record for the world's hardest serve. But he had no answer for the overall game of former world number-one Roger Federer, whose quest for an eighth Wimbledon... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

Wikileaks: NSA spied on Brazilian officials and business figures

In its latest publication, Wikileaks has released a list of Brazilian targets monitored by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The list includes Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

England beat Germany in bronze medal play off at Women's World Cup

England's women beat Germany for the first time in 21 attempts in the third place playoff at the women's soccer World Cup. The match went to extra time before England secured the win... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

Chile win first Copa America in stunning victory over Argentina

Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to win their first Copa America. Argentina's defeat marked star footballer Lionel Messi's second loss in a major international final... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

Chinese IPOs suspended to stop stock market slide

Efforts have been stepped up in China to stabilize the country's free-falling stock markets. Among other things, initial public offerings have been delayed and a stabilization... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

Chinese IPOs suspended to stop stock market slide

Efforts have been stepped up in China to stabilize the country's free-falling stock markets. Among other things, initial public offerings have been delayed and a stabilization... ...[Deutsche Welle]»

Russian Lawmakers Consider Letting Cops Shoot at Women, Crowds

Federal lawmakers are considering amending a law that prohibits police officers from firing into crowds or at women, newspaper Kommersant reported Thursday. ...[The Moscow Times]»

Michael Douglas' Mother Diana Dies Aged 92

Tributes to the actress were led by her husband who called her a "truly lovely person and a really great lady". ...[Sky News]»

Voting Under Way In Greek Bailout Referendum

Voters are deciding whether to accept a bailout deal which would mean more austerity in exchange for further rescue loans. ...[Sky News]»

At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina

A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition,... ...[Yahoo News]»

Obama speechwriter reveals secret same-sex marriage at White House

During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast The Moth at this year’s Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before... ...[Yahoo News]»

America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security

Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style... ...[Yahoo News]»

Iraqi jets drop leaflets over Mosul promising to recapture city

Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul telling residents that Islamic State fighters would soon be driven from the northern city, saying details of the operation... ...[Reuters]»

Fidel Castro, 88, visits cheese- makers in rare public appearance

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday. ...[Reuters]»

Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday. ...[Reuters]»

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency... ...[Reuters]»

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