People walk out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

BSE Sensex falls more than 200 points after Greek vote

India’s stock markets fell on Monday after Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors, raising fears foreign investors would ride out the uncertainty by paring down riskier holdings in emerging markets.  Full Article 

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No' 10:43am IST

ATHENS - Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders. | Video

Pakistani rangers (wearing black uniforms) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza/Files
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Pakistan, India to start process of joining SCO

Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation groups China, Russia and the former Soviet republics of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, while India, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia are observers.  Article 

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to his supporters at his residence in Medamulana July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Sri Lanka Elections

Lanka polls timed to foil Rajapaksa comeback

Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticised for war crimes in a U.N report, said government sources. Rajapaksa's crushing of a 26-year Tamil Tiger insurgency in 2009 won him support among the country's Sinhalese majority and he still has a very strong following.  Full Article 

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Smoke from a strike rises as a member of Egypt's security forces stands on a watchtower in North Sinai, as seen from across the border in southern Israel July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Egyptian army kills 63 militants in Sinai: sources

Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 militants in North Sinai on Sunday as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.  Full Article 

Kiran Rao at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival September 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/Files
Interview

Kiran Rao, on her plans for Mumbai film festival

Film-maker Kiran Rao is the new chairperson of the Mumbai film festival, which has been revamped this year and re-christened Jio MAMI. Rao, 41, a long-time champion of indie cinema in India, spoke to Reuters about her plans for the festival, why she wants to focus on Indian cinema rather than international films, and what went wrong with her earlier pet project, Filmbay.  Full Article 

Jul 5, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; United States players react as they receive the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY
Women's World Cup

Lloyd hat-trick inspires U.S. World Cup victory

Carli Lloyd led from the front as the U.S. won the Women's World Cup for a third time with a 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday, the striker scoring the tournament's fastest ever hat-trick.  Article | Related Story 

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New Horizons space probe suffers glitch

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.  Full Article 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters
Life and Entertainment

Britain's Princess Charlotte christened

Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May.  Full Article 

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    Ousted CEO shows risks of SoftBank startup splurge

    Failure is an unpleasant fact for most startups. One in three new companies lose most of the capital that investors have put into them. Housing.com may benefit from CEO Rahul Yadav’s removal. But it will be harder for the company to succeed now that it has been forced to cut all ties to its founder. The fallout raises the question of how many of SoftBank’s similar investments will deliver a positive return.  Opinion 

    Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

    Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

    In 2015, majority of arrivals in Europe have so far come from four countries: Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and Somalia. These are all countries at war or with repressive dictatorships (Eritrea), so most of their citizens should be given refugee status in the EU, according to EU rules.  Commentary 

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    Failure of new U.S. weapons systems may be more than science fiction

    A war between China and America is a favorite subject of armchair military analysts. Why would it happen? How would it play out? Authors have written thousands of pages online and off trying to answer these questions. That’s why Ghost Fleet, a new novel by national-security analysts August Cole and P.W. Singer, is fascinating.   Commentary 

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    Tsipras looks like he is crumbling

    It looks like Alexis Tsipras is crumbling. After the banks closed and public opinion started moving against him, the Greek prime minister seems desperate for a deal with his creditors. Athens has now defaulted to the International Monetary Fund, adding to the pressure. But it is not clear lenders will cut him any slack. They may prefer to deal with his successor.  Commentary 

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