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  • Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony

    Britain's Princess Charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony on Sunday, in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents Prince William and Kate. Just 21 guests attended the low-key baptism held inside the 16th century Church of St Mary Magdalene on the country estate of the baby's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, as crowds waited outside. Overnight campers and early risers, many wearing Union Jack-printed clothing, had braved wet weather to get a prime spot on the paddock outside the church at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England, ahead of the 4:30 pm (1530 GMT) service.

    AFP
  • Cosby admits drugging woman for sex

    Embattled US comedian Bill Cosby admitted having drugged at least one woman with Quaaludes to have sex with her, court documents show. The 77-year-old was questioned by Dolores Troiani, a lawyer for Andrea Constand, a former women's basketball director at Philadelphia's Temple University where Cosby studied and was a member of the board of trustees. In one exchange between Cosby and Troiani, the comic admitted having obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, a powerful sedative drug.

    AFP
  • Rangatira buys controlling stake in lab equipment firm Bio-Strategy

    Rangatira Investments, the Wellington-based investment firm, bought 70 percent of lab equipment firm Bio-Strategy for an undisclosed sum, to help the firm expand into new markets and broaden its offering. The investment firm bought the stake from Bio-Strategy directors Graeme Thompson and Robert Lyon, who will keep 30 percent of the firm and remain executive directors of the company, Rangatira said in a statement.

    BusinessDesk
  • It's Over! Kourtney Kardashian Dumps Scott Disick

    It's finally over: Kourtney and Scott have ended their relationship. Kourtney Kardashian has "dumped" Scott Disick. Another insider added to E! News: "Kourtney dumped him after she saw the pictures [of Scott getting close to his ex in Monte Carlo] and he hasn't been home after a month-long party binge.

    FAMOUS
  • Deborra-Lee Furness bans Hugh Jackman from starring opposite Angelina Jolie

    Deborra-Lee Furness has banned Hugh Jackman from working with Angelina Jolie.The 59-year-old actress - who tied the knot with the Wolverine star in 1996 - is happy for her husband to star in a movie opposite anyone he likes, but not the Hollywood beauty

    Bang Showbiz
  • Beaten Kyrgios denies Wimbledon tank

    Nick Kyrgios has denied tanking after his tumultuous Wimbledon campaign ended in more controversy and drama. Admitting to feeling the strain of "external" pressures, Kyrgios clearly made no effort to return serve in the third game of the second set in his rollercoaster 7-5 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (8-6) fourth-round loss to classy Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Monday. Kyrgios also claimed Gasquet "was serving too good", an explanation not accepted by British journalists who grilled the Australian so relentlessly an official mediator had to intervene.

    AAP
  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Accused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.

    AFP
  • Germany dismisses Greece bid for bailout after 'No' vote

    Germany on Monday dismissed Greece's bid to swiftly seal a new debt deal after the country delivered a resounding 'No' to more austerity, appearing little moved by the surprise resignation of the Greek finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis, a firebrand who had infuriated European counterparts, announced he was resigning at Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's request in a move to placate creditors. Varoufakis's departure came a day after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected more austerity required by international creditors under a bailout deal, heightening fears of a "Grexit".

    AFP
  • Rinehart talks about her father, family

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father Lang Hancock devoted his life to owning an iron ore mine and laments that she believed her family would be happy once she finally achieved that aim. Amid continued bitter legal battles with her two eldest children, Mrs Rinehart has given a rare media interview to the ABC's Australian Story in which she says her father's contribution was not fully recognised. Mr Hancock discovered the massive Hamersley iron ore deposits in Western Australia's Pilbara and Mrs Rinehart said minority partner Kaiser Steel had said that without Lang Hancock there would be no Hamersley Iron.

    AAP
  • Honeymoon over for Greek couple

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the US ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. Two Greek banks issued them cards before the trip - a Visa credit card and a debit card.

    AAP
  • This is what happens when your Great Dane wants to cuddle

    It's official: There is nothing more delightful than watching a Great Dane who think he's a lap dog. In a video uploaded to Facebook, a Great Dane decides to unwind by lying out on the couch on top of his human, completely squishing the man who's just trying to watch some TV.

    Better Homes and Gardens
  • China economic uncertainty a potential risk for U.S. chipmakers

    Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy. Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc could also be vulnerable - 17 percent of the company's overall revenue last fiscal year came from China, and in the most recent quarter it sold more iPhones in the country than in the United States for the first time. "When you have waning demand hitting at the same time (as the stock market uncertainty), it just makes that industry that much more difficult," said Christopher Rolland, a senior equity analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co.

    Reuters
  • Ben Affleck turns to Matt Damon for support

    Ben Affleck has turned to his good friend Matt Damon to help him cope with his split from Jennifer Garner. The pair announced the breakdown of their 10-year-marriage last week and Ben, 42, has reached out to his friend of 30 years and fellow actor Matt to help him through it. Few people know Ben better than Matt, and that is really invaluable.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Baby Ayla to continue recovery in Canada

    The orphaned baby daughter of All Black Jerry Collins and partner Alana Madill is well enough to return to Canada with her relatives. Three-month-old Ayla survived the car crash in southern France that killed her parents a month ago.

    NZ Newswire
  • Federer, Murray in Wimbledon last eight, Djokovic left in dark

    Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals but defending champion Novak Djokovic's attempt to join them was thwarted by bad light after fighting back from two sets down to level with Kevin Anderson. Seven-time champion Federer reached his 13th All England Club quarter-final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win Monday over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, while Murray defeated giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

    AFP
  • Tiny Akld unit sells for $104k

    An apartment so tiny it can't fit a kitchen or bathroom has fetched $104,000 in Auckland's overheated property market. Despite the drawbacks the apartment attracts annual body corporate fees of $1407. The unit, located in the student accommodation block Mount Terrace Apartments, sold two years ago for $84,000 and has just re-sold for $104,000, far in excess of its 2014 CV of $70,000.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in pal

    Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in a pal about Nick Gordon. The 22-year-old aspiring actress - who was found unresponsive and face down in a bath tub on January 31 - reportedly told her best friend Alex Reid how her boyfriend had been allegedly abusing her. Meanwhile, Nick - who has denied all the claims made against him - has also been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he knocked her teeth out.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Deafening Samoan welcome for All Blacks

    The All Blacks' long-awaited visit to Samoa has begun with a booming airport welcome. Every vantage point was taken up at Faleolo International Airport by a crowd of close to 2000 before captain Richie McCaw led the All Blacks into the small terminal, triggering an eruption of noise. It was a colourful start to a three-day visit built around the Test in Apia on Wednesday, the first time an All Blacks team has played a Test in the Pacific islands.

    NZ Newswire
  • Lily Allen 'turned away from VIP area'

    Lily Allen was turned away from a VIP area at Wireless festival on Friday night (03.07.15). The 30 -year-old singer - who attended the festival with a group of friends - reportedly tried to enter the exclusive Live Nation area, where drinks were free, but was instead told she was not allowed inside by security, who claimed they did not know who she was. Lily - who has daughters Ethel Mary, three, and Marnie Rose, two, with husband Sam Cooper - told security: "I don't want to make an unnecessary scene.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Mundine begs to fight Mayweather in Sept

    Anthony Mundine has penned an unusual open letter to Floyd Mayweather, begging the boxing great to be his next opponent. "I think you the best of our era & everybody wanna fight you - but I'm the wonder from down under & the only one that can solve the mayvinchi code!" Mundine wrote.

    AAP