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  • Fire crews rescue naked 'sun-worshipper' from rooftop of 6-storey high … 3 hours ago

    The naked man appeared to be sun-worshipping (picture credit: Twitter)This is the dramatic moment... More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday 4 hours ago

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • McIlroy Open hopes hit by ankle injury
    McIlroy Open hopes hit by ankle injury 5 hours ago

    Rory McIlroy could miss the defence of his British Open crown after announcing on his Twitter account Monday that he had ruptured a ligament in his left ankle. More »

  • EU's Tusk held conference call on Greece on Monday - Tusk 6 hours ago

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk held a conference call on Monday to prepare for a euro zone summit on Greece on Tuesday, he said on Twitter. Tusk convened the call with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and head of the European Stability Mechanism Klaus Regling. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Julia Fioretti) More »

  • Pearl Harbor Twitter Row Ensues After USA beats Japan In Women’s World Cup  …
    Pearl Harbor Twitter Row Ensues After USA beats Japan In Women’s World Cup  … 6 hours ago

    A Twitter row erupted following the USA’s Women’s World Cup final win against Japan, when tweets compared it to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The offensive tweets referred to the Imperial Japanese Navy’s military strike on the US Navy base in Hawaii, which effectively brought the US into World War II. The US Women’s football team beat Japan 5-2 to win its third World Cup title, leading to thousands of anti-Japan tweets. More »

  • Eurogroup to meet on Tuesday to prepare summit on Greece 18 hours ago

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers will meet on Tuesday to prepare an emergency euro zone summit on Greece later in the day, a spokesman for Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Sunday. "Additional Eurogroup on Tuesday July 7 to prepare euro summit on Greece, starting time to be confirmed," Michel Reijns said on Twitter. European Council President Donald Tusk earlier called a euro zone summit for 6 p.m. (1700 BST) on Tuesday after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of a bailout. (Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Alastair Macdonald) More »

  • EU's Tusk calls euro zone summit on Greece for Tuesday 18 hours ago

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk called a euro zone summit for Tuesday to discuss the Greek debt crisis after Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject the terms of a bailout. "I have called a EuroSummit Tuesday evening at 1800 (1700 BST) to discuss situation after referendum in Greece," Tusk said on Twitter. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold a conference call with Tusk, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on the Greek situation on Monday morning, the Commission said. ... More »

  • Slovak FinMin Kazimir: Greece leaving euro zone seems realistic scenario 19 hours ago

    The prospect of Greece leaving the euro zone looks realistic after Greeks rejected the terms of a bailout offer in a referendum, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Sunday. "The nightmare of 'euro-architects' that a country could leave the club seems like a realistic scenario after Greece voted 'no'," Kazimir wrote on his Twitter account. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday 23 hours ago

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • Dreadlocked Brown's Wimbledon exit disappoints fans Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon lost one of its biggest crowd pleasers on Saturday when dreadlocked German Dustin Brown, who toppled twice champion Rafa Nadal, lost to Serb Victor Troicki before a court filled with fans willing him to victory. Shouts of "Way to go Dustin, we're here for you" and "Come on Dustin, come on" rippled from the stands. Brown's commanding victory over Nadal on Thursday stunned Wimbledon and had some fans thinking a new era might be dawning for Brown, ranked No. 102, whose father was Jamaican and mother is German, and who uses the Twitter hashtag @DreddyTennis. More »

  • Lightning Seen Across UK As Heatwave Continues
    Lightning Seen Across UK As Heatwave Continues Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    There had been Met Office warnings of possible torrential rain during the first half of Saturday, with the possibility of surface flooding. The storms began trending on Twitter – with fork and sheet lightning reported in London, Surrey, Southampton and Bournemouth. Forecaster John Griffiths said lightning strikes were reported in London and the south coast, as well as Wales and warned that thundery showers would move north into Scotland and the north of England. More »

  • Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    By Maayan Lubell and Mostafa Hashem JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets towards "occupied Palestine". An Israeli military source earlier said the rockets had been fired from Sinai, which borders Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. More »

  • Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis says bail-in report 'malicious rumour … Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Friday a Financial Times report that Greece was making contingency plans for the possible bail-in of deposits was a "malicious rumour". Varoufakis made the comment on his Twitter account. The Financial Times said the contingency plans could include a 30 percent bail-in on deposits above 8,000 euros. More »

  • Islamic State's Egypt affiliate says it fired rockets at Israel - state … Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said on Friday in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets towards "occupied Palestine". Israeli police said earlier they had found rocket remnants in an open area. No damage or casualties resulted. An Israeli army source said the missile was launched from the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and Gaza. (Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams) More »

  • Eamonn Holmes causes a fright in white suit on This Morning
    Eamonn Holmes causes a fright in white suit on This Morning Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Viewers took to Twitter to voice their less than complimentary opinions on the bright white two-piece with blue pocket square. More »

  • Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Brown
    Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Brown Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Dread-locked German Dustin Brown was nowhere to be seen at Wimbledon on Friday, at least into the early afternoon, but his shock upset of Rafa Nadal the night before remained the talk of the tournament. Brown's Twitter account, @DreddyTennis, was alive with congratulatory messages, some in German, some in English. "This guy is incredible," former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said while commentating for the BBC during the match which Brown won 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of a grand slam for the third time. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • Portugal winger Nani to have Fenerbahce medical
    Portugal winger Nani to have Fenerbahce medical Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    (Reuters) - Portugal winger Nani is set to join Fenerbahce from Manchester United with the Turkish club saying negotiations were underway and he will be in Istanbul on Sunday for a medical. "Fenerbahce has begun talks with Luis Nani and his club Manchester United to transfer the player," the Turkish league runners-up said on their official Twitter feed. The 28-year-old joined United in 2007 from Sporting Lisbon, where he spent last season on loan scoring 11 goals. More »

  • Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short
    Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president. When Enrique Pena Nieto hosted towering King Felipe of Spain this week, it was a tongue-in-cheek paint ad ridiculing his 10- inch height deficit that grabbed the headlines. On Wednesday, Mexican paint company Comex posted on Twitter a digitally-altered photograph of the president standing on one of its paint pots, giving him a leg up over the monarch under the banner "una pintura de altura," or "a paint of stature." Comex apologized on Thursday for the photograph, deleting the post after it had been heavily retweeted. More »

  • Terminator? Sarah O'Connor tweets about robot attack and internet explo …
    Terminator? Sarah O'Connor tweets about robot attack and internet explo … Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A bemused employment journalist found her Twitter feed flooded with references to sci-fi classic Terminator after tweeting about an industrial accident. After linking to a news story about a robot that killed an independent contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, Sarah O'Connor was inundated with jokes and references to another Sarah Connor - the fictional character who fights against the Skynet artificial intelligence system that attempts to destroy mankind. Eventually, she tried to remind followers of the seriousness of the original subject: "Feeling really uncomfortable about this inadvertent Twitter thing I seem to have kicked off. More »

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!
    Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole! Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? More »

  • Big name donors funnel $15.6 million into Clinton super PAC Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The super PAC backing presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has raised $15.6 million in the past three months and George Soros and Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors, a super PAC official said Thursday. The biggest gift came from Haim Saban, owner of Spanish-language Univision network, who donated $2 million to the Priorities USA Action PAC, the official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The PAC's chief strategist Guy Cecil wrote on his Twitter page that most of the contribution came in just the last four weeks. More »

  • UK woman charged with being member of Islamic State, girl held Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    British police said on Thursday they had charged a woman with being a member of Islamic State and inciting terrorism on social media, and in a separate case had arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of a terrorism offence. The woman, 26, from Burton upon Trent in central England who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by counter-terrorism officers at London's Heathrow Airport in February after arriving on a flight from Turkey. West Midlands Police said she had been charged with publishing messages on Twitter in October last year which encouraged people to commit or prepare acts of terrorism, and being a member of the banned organisation Islamic State (IS). More »

  • Police hold two women for alleged terror offences
    Police hold two women for alleged terror offences Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Police on Thursday charged a 26-year-old woman with inciting terror through Twitter and membership of the Islamic State group, and arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of preparing an attack. More »

  • Turkey 'restricts' Facebook, Twitter at schools
    Turkey 'restricts' Facebook, Twitter at schools Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said Thursday. More »

  • Donovan's Wambach tweet draws mixed responses
    Donovan's Wambach tweet draws mixed responses Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    All-time US men's top scorer Landon Donovan drew some heat Wednesday for a Twitter comment about US women's World Cup stalwart Abby Wambach that hit a bit close to home. More »

  • Hillary Clinton has raised $45 million in campaign contributions so far Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday her campaign has raised more than $45 million during its first quarter. Mrs. Clinton revealed the number on her Twitter page, adding that her campaign are still working on the numbers. The figure was announced ahead of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. More »

  • Can Women’s Soccer Maintain Its Momentum?
    Can Women’s Soccer Maintain Its Momentum? Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Women’s World Cup semi-final between the U.S. and Germany on Tuesday night featured pretty much everything the sport has to offer. According to preliminary numbers, TV viewership was the highest it’s ever been in the cable-sports era—on par with an NBA playoff game, and this was only the semi-final. From increased Twitter activity to frequent front-page media coverage, it’s undeniable that interest in women’s soccer has peaked over the past two weeks. More »

  • A-List Insider: Nicole Scherzinger gets new man, Bobbi Kristina's family …
    A-List Insider: Nicole Scherzinger gets new man, Bobbi Kristina's family … Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Nicole Scherzinger gets a new man, E.L James is attacked on Twitter and Bobbi Kristina's family prepare to say goodbye. Back in February, Nicole Scherzinger said she was devastated after her split from Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, but it looks like the singer has stopped crying and finally moved on. While Scherzinger was enjoying the company of her new man, her former flame wanted her to know that she was on his mind. More »

  • Audi Driver 'Reaches Speed Of 164mph' On The A1
    Audi Driver 'Reaches Speed Of 164mph' On The A1 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A motorist, who boasted on Twitter that he speeded at 164mph, is being hunted by cops.He posted a... More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • Islamic State Egypt affiliate claims responsibility for North Sinai attacks … Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for attacks against security forces in North Sinai, according to a statement on Twitter. The group said it had attacked more than 15 security sites, and had carried out three suicide attacks. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the statement. (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Toby Chopra) More »

  • Wimbledon top grand slam for social media - survey Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, (Reuters) - Wimbledon is the top grand slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said. The tournament's 4.1 million followers on the social media websites put Wimbledon on top, with the French Open second on 3.7 million and the U.S. and Australian Opens lagging behind, the study by sports and entertainment intelligence firm Repucom said. The Wimbledon 2014 men's singles final, in which Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, was the single most popular grand slam match on social media, with a combined 585,000 posts, almost double that of any other. More »

  • Greece To Default As Bailout Extension Refused
    Greece To Default As Bailout Extension Refused Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Eurozone finance ministers have rejected a last-minute bid for an extension of Greece's bailout just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default. But talks are expected to continue on Wednesday on a new financial aid plan proposed by Athens amid uncertainty over Greece's place within the European Union. After a conference call held tonight to discuss the Greek proposal, Slovakia's finance minister Peter Kazimir wrote on Twitter: "Last deadline for Greece program extension was (the) weekend. More »