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Elliot Dixon's try in the final minute before halftime gave the Highlanders a 13-5 lead at the break.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault

    Former All Black Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault, according to a report. A statement from South Wales police says the 34-year-old had been charged for sexually assaulting a woman over 16, the New Zealand Herald reported on Friday. A statement from the New Zealand Rugby Players Association confirmed the charge.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Murder-accused Napier man 'just too big'

    Peter Beckett, a Hastings-born 59-year-old is awaiting trial in Canada, accused of not only killing his wife, but also with trying to arrange the murder of five witnesses, including his wife's parents, a policeman who investigated his case and a lawyer. Beckett's wife, Canadian school teacher Laura Letts-Beckett, drowned in August 2010 while fishing on Arrow Lake, 200km east of Kamloops, where the trial will be heard. Beckett was married with four kids at the time.

    NZ Newswire
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. 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.

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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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  • 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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  • Cameron Diaz 'persuades' Nicole Richie to forgive

    Cameron Diaz has "persuaded" Nicole Richie to give Joel Madden another chance. A source said: "Cam has persuaded Nicole to stop her divorce proceedings for now. The source added to Life & Style magazine: "Benji loves Nicole and Joel and thinks they can work it out.

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  • Shot-put streak ends for Adams

    Double Olympic champion Valerie Adams has had her long winning streak in the shot-put ended in her comeback from surgery. Unbeaten in 56 previous events dating back almost five years, Adams has had to settle for fifth at the Paris Diamond League meeting. The furthest of Adams' six efforts was 18.79 metres, which compares with her personal best of 21.24m achieved in 2011.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Friday after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said. Mohammad Kosba, 17, was killed by two bullets after launching the stones at an Israeli military vehicle close to the Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah, the sources said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the soldiers had opened fire after their vehicle was damaged.

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  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. Twenty one Chinese securities companies, in a joint statement released Saturday, said they would pledge no less than 120 billion yuan ($19.33 billion) to invest in Chinese stocks and funds. The securities companies also said they would continue to invest in the market as long the Shanghai Composite index, the Chinese equivalent of the Standard & Poor's 500 index, remains below 4,500.

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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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  • Rotorua man jailed for 'callous' attack

    Stewing because he believed the drugs he'd been supplied were of an inferior quality, a Rotorua man attacked a woman he was to share them with while she slept. Sentencing Clifford Messant, 44, in Rotorua District Court on Friday to three years' imprisonment Judge Phillip Cooper told him he had a deep-seated propensity for violence and issued him with an order to stay away from the woman for five years. Messant earlier pleaded guilty to injuring the woman with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • Another shark scare in Australia sees surf competition canned

    The shark bit into the man's board while he was surfing in Lennox Head in New South Wales state but then swam off with the surfer managing to paddle to shore uninjured. "Steve just survived a shark attack at Lennox Head. NSW Ambulance said they were alerted but were not needed.

    AFP
  • Taylor Swift Throws Epic 4th Of July Party

    Despite rumours that her friends aren’t too enamoured with boyfriend Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift gathered her squad together today for a 4th of July party. Martha Hunt, Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas Calvin Harris, Serayah, Brit Maack, Cody Lewis and the Haim sisters joined Swift at her Rhode Island home for an afternoon of barbequing, bikinis and swans. Aside from the usual jumping shots Swift and her crew are so fond of, the singer was also snapped getting a piggyback ride from Harris.

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