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  • Smith calm as Hurricanes blow title shot

    As he's done throughout his career on the field, it was captain Conrad Smith providing the measured voice after more Hurricanes heartbreak. Smith was pragmatic after completing his 12th and final season at the Hurricanes. "It's all pretty raw at the moment but, at times like this, I always try to keep perspective on things," Smith said.

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  • Greece a warning to everyone: Morrison

    Federal government frontbencher Scott Morrison says what is happening in Greece is a warning of what can happen if you don't get your house in order. Greeks will vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether their country agrees to more stringent austerity measures after it defaulted on an International Monetary Fund loan of 1.5 billion euros ($A2.18 billion) last week. Mr Morrison said Greece's debt didn't get to 100 per cent of GDP overnight, it happened over time with policies that became unsustainable.

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  • Reece Harding's final message to family

    A former Goldfields swimming champion and Olympic hopeful who died while fighting against Islamic State in Syria, recorded a heartbreaking video message for his family before he was killed. Reece Harding, 23, died after stepping on a landmine during a night operation, his family said Wednesday. Reece Harding as the local swim champ in Kalgoorlie.Kurdish group Lions of Rojava posted a video to Facebook on Friday to honour the young Australian.

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  • Nick Jonas 'trying to move on'

    Nick Jonas is "trying to move on". The 'Jealous' hitmaker - who split from Olivia Culpo last month - is reportedly desperate to leave the past in the past but is being bombarded with texts from his ex. A source previously claimed it was the long distance which caused the breakdown of Nick and Olivia's relationship.

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  • IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous version of the group's black and white flag.

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  • Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage in decider

    Pakistan's brittle top-order undid the good work by leg-spinner Yasir Shah as Sri Lanka seized control of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Having been bowled out for 278 in the first innings, Sri Lanka hit back to reduce Pakistan to 209-9 by stumps on the second day that saw 11 wickets fall on the evenly-paced pitch. Nuwan Pradeep grabbed 3-26 in 14 steady overs and fellow seamer Dhammika Prasad chipped in another three wickets to cause a dramatic Pakistani collapse.

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  • Ponytail waitress no longer at cafe

    Waitress Amanda Bailey no longer works at the Auckland cafe where Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulled her ponytail. Ms Bailey has concluded mediation with the owners of Parnell's Rosie Cafe, Unite union national director Mike Treen says. Ms Bailey no longer works for the cafe, Mr Treen said.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner flee to Bahamas

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas with their kids as their divorce news broke. The Hollywood couple - who announced they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage a day after their 10th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (30.06.15) - were spotted with their children - Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and three-year-old Samuel - at a private Bahamas resort on Wednesday (01.07.15), where they're staying to "get away from the media spotlight". A source said: "It was important for both Ben and Jen to get away from the media spotlight and spend quiet time with the kids.

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  • Family could have been dead a week: police

    Police say a mother and her three young children killed when a car was left running in a garage in Ashburton could have been dead a week. Police believe Cindy George, 31, was checking the house for family and friends who were away and started the car belonging to the house owner to charge the battery. Relatives found Ms George in the hallway near the garage of the house in Tinwald on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours

    A solar-powered plane on the riskiest leg of a round-the-globe bid is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in "difficult" conditions. Veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, who has spent more than four days flying from Japan in the Solar Impulse 2, is expected to land on the Pacific US island state early Friday if all goes well. More importantly, it had crossed a last cold weather front before Hawaii, which organizers described as "jumping over the wall" before the final stretch towards the Pacific archipelago.

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  • Scott Disick 'is in a classic shame spiral'

    Scott Disick is "in a classic shame spiral" right now. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star - who has three children with his partner Kourtney Kardashian - has been spotted getting close with his stylist ex Chloe Bartoli in France and friends say he knows he is behaving badly. According to People.com he has fallen off the wagon and sources told the publication: "He's in a classic shame spiral right now.

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  • NZ competitive eater beaten in NY

    New Zealander Nela Zisser has missed out on the top spots in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th at Coney Island in New York. The Women's Champion, Miki Sudo, blew away the competition by putting away 38 hot dogs in ten minutes, beating the 34 she munched the previous year. Sonya Thomas was second, having eaten 31 hot dogs and Juliet Lee was third on 27.5 hot dogs.

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  • Mark Wahlberg had 'confrontations'

    Mark Wahlberg had a "few confrontations" when he left gang life behind. The 44-year-old actor - who has children Ella, 11, Michael, eight, Brendan, six, and five-year-old Grace with wife Rhea Durham - admits he never imagined he would go on to be as successful, and make his family as comfortable, as he has been with his movie career. Mark has previously admitted he always knew he would end up in jail because of his lifestyle.

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  • Rob Kardashian 'furious' with sister Kim

    Rob Kardashian is "furious" with Kim Kardashian West.The 28-year-old sock designer is said to be fuming that his 34-year-old sister claimed he does nothing but "smoke weed" and hang out with friends.A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Rob and Kim had been

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  • Qantas staff get $90m windfall

    Qantas is sharing the spoils of its estimated $1.6 billion dollar turnaround by paying $90 million in bonuses to staff who've taken an 18-month pay freeze. The airline will gift a one-off payment to up to 28,000 staff, equal to five per cent of their salary, in recognition of the significant improvement in its fortunes. Qantas is spending about $90 million on the bonuses, which equates to an average of $3,200 per employee.

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  • Highlanders claim maiden Super Rugby title

    The Highlanders have produced heist after heist all season but unleashed Super Rugby's version of daylight robbery against the Hurricanes to claim a maiden title. The victory is the fifth for visiting finalists in the 20-year history of Super Rugby and only the second time a team qualifying outside the top two has lifted the silverware. Tries either side of halftime to flanker Elliot Dixon and winger Waisake Naholo proved the difference, along with defiant defence over the last half-hour as the Hurricanes threw everything into the pursuit of their first crown.

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  • The Latest: Greek PM: IMF report backs Greece's debt stance

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in a televised address to the nation, has called on voters to reject creditors' proposals for more austerity in return for rescue loans. Tsipras also said an International Monetary Fund report released Thursday that says Greece needs debt relief "fully justifies" Athens' position that Greece's debt load is unsustainable. The Greek leader said Friday it was pointless to keep imposing harsh spending cuts on salaries and pensions just to continue servicing an unsustainable debt.

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  • Tsipras: ‘no’ vote will mean a better deal with lenders

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted on Thursday that a ‘no’ vote in Sunday’s referendum would give him a chance to negotiate a better outcome with the country’s lenders. “If the ‘yes’ vote wins, the banks will open but with an unviable deal. “But if the ‘no’ vote wins, and the ‘no’ is stronger, I assure you, the very next day I will be in Brussels and a deal will be signed,” Tsipras added.

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  • Sandra Bullock: Women are being 'hunted'

    Sandra Bullock thinks women are being "hunted" by the media. The 'Miss Congeniality' star has admitted she is "scared (and) embarrassed" by comments made about her and other women's age and appearance.

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  • Katherine Heigl: My parents are jerks

    Katherine Heigl thinks her parents are "jerks" for making her play the cello. The 36-year-old actress - who plays the guitar in new romantic drama 'Jackie & Ryan' - has revealed she never got the opportunity to learn the instrument during her school years because of her parents, Nancy and Paul Heigl.

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