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BlackRock's Koesterich says expects Greeks to approve referendum

By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Greek voters will likely approve a bailout offer from creditors in a referendum set for Su…

  • Spanish singer Julio Iglesias gets back surgery in New York
    Spanish singer Julio Iglesias gets back surgery in New York Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias is recovering after undergoing a "minor" back operation in New York, his record label said. More »

  • US home prices climb in April
    US home prices climb in April Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Nine US cities had accelerating home price increases in April, while gains slowed in 11 cities, including Boston and Miami More »

  • Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study
    Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. More »

  • Sam Smith singing again after surgery
    Sam Smith singing again after surgery Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Young soul sensation Sam Smith is singing again six weeks after he underwent vocal surgery that left him silent. More »

  • Backers of Boston's embattled Olympic bid to revise proposal Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Backers of Boston's controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic on Monday are set to unveil a revised proposal they say will address concerns the event will be too costly and overwhelm the city's infrastructure. The Boston 2024 host committee has said its new plan includes moving more proposed venues to outlying areas, among other changes. Steve Pagliuca, a private equity executive and co-owner of the Boston Celtics brought in to lead the group in May, is scheduled to unveil the proposal at a news conference later on Monday. More »

  • US plane crash kills three, sets home ablaze
    US plane crash kills three, sets home ablaze Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A small plane crashed into a US home Sunday killing all three of the people on board, while the house's occupants escaped a devastating blaze that erupted immediately, officials said. More »

  • Alternative investment growth to boom in next five years -report
    Alternative investment growth to boom in next five years -report Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON(Reuters) - The alternative investment industry, which includes hedge funds, private equity and real assets, is expected to grow fivefold to at least $13.6 trillion (£8.65 trillion) in the next half decade, professional services firm PwC said in a report released on Sunday. Fuelled largely by demand by sovereign funds, public pension funds and newly wealthy individual investors for steady and strong investment returns, the alternatives industry is poised for booming growth, PwC consultants wrote. "Alternative asset management will undergo a transformation in the years to 2020 and beyond as it adjusts to a new operating and economic environment and moves toward centre stage," PwC wrote. More »

  • Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread
    Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday. More »

  • These hotels give guests a chance to sleep in luxury prison cells
    These hotels give guests a chance to sleep in luxury prison cells Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    You are allowed to leave whenever you want – once you’ve paid the bill, of course. More »

  • No longer so secret, Swiss banks look to expand after purge
    No longer so secret, Swiss banks look to expand after purge Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's private banks are close to ridding themselves of undeclared European accounts, a salutary process but one which has undermined efforts to grow their businesses. Following the financial crisis, cash-strapped governments chased accounts hidden at banks in Zurich, Geneva and Ticino where wealthy Europeans had taken advantage of Switzerland's famous bank secrecy rules. Stunned by arrests of high-profile clients for tax evasion, large numbers of European citizens have joined voluntary disclosure programmes and pulled cash from Swiss banks to pay penalties and clear back taxes. More »

  • Speedy test created to tackle Ebola
    Speedy test created to tackle Ebola Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A new test that can diagnose Ebola in minutes is expected to play a major role in containing the deadly disease. More »

  • Patient trial validates Ebola rapid test
    Patient trial validates Ebola rapid test Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A 15-minute, on-the-spot blood test for Ebola was as accurate in a patient trial as the most widely-used laboratory-based test, its US-based developers said Friday. More »

  • 5 sportsmen who made cocky claims they couldn’t back up
    5 sportsmen who made cocky claims they couldn’t back up Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    History has taught us that sometimes over-confidence can backfire. More »

  • Turkey's LGBT crusaders marching onward despite huge obstacles
    Turkey's LGBT crusaders marching onward despite huge obstacles Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    As a largely conservative, masculine and Muslim country, Turkey doesn't seem a paradise for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) groups, but the picture is finally changing thanks to a tireless struggle for rights that is making gay people more visible and vibrant. Bulent Ersoy, as a transgender singer, and the country's late gay icon Zeki Müren, have been popular figures in Turkey, however those who lack their socioeconomic clout continue to face major obstacles due to cultural resistance and religious conservatism. Homosexuality hasn't been illegal in Turkey since 1858 during Ottoman rule, but there is still little public and political approval, based mainly on religious morality. More »

  • Boston Bomber Tells Victims: 'I Am Sorry'
    Boston Bomber Tells Victims: 'I Am Sorry' Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has apologised to his victims during a death sentence hearing, his first public remarks since the 2013 attack. More »

  • Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death
    Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks. More »

  • Boston bomber apologises, admits guilt for deadly 2013 attack
    Boston bomber apologises, admits guilt for deadly 2013 attack Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    By Scott Malone and Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologised for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing before a U.S. judge formally sentenced him to death for killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," said Tsarnaev, who had sat in silence, his head cast down as two survivors and family members of victims described the attacks' heavy toll on their lives. "In case there is any doubt, I am guilty of this attack, along with my brother," Tsarnaev said, standing at the defence table. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Funerals of Berkeley victims, Graham Dwyer’s ‘girlfriend’ and Northern Lights had everyone talking. More »

  • Boeing at risk if US Ex-Im Bank not reauthorized: S&P
    Boeing at risk if US Ex-Im Bank not reauthorized: S&P Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Boeing is the largest beneficiary of the US Export-Import Bank's credit support More »

  • Helicopter police caught chatting about oral sex over megaphone
    Helicopter police caught chatting about oral sex over megaphone Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    All your worst speaker phone nightmares come true. More »

  • Man with meat cleaver arrested outside Boston bomber sentencing - media Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A man with a meat cleaver in his car was arrested on Wednesday outside the federal courthouse where Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being sentenced, local media reported. The arrest came while the sentencing hearing was on a lunch break. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn) More »

  • Boston bomber back in court for death sentencing
    Boston bomber back in court for death sentencing Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was back in court Wednesday to be sentenced to death by a US federal judge at an emotionally charged hearing where he will be offered a chance to speak. More »