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  • Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

    Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday. Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3 6-4 to become the second-highest seed to exit the women's draw after Simona Halep was beaten on Tuesday.

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  • 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

    A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict. German national Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused of 300,000 counts of "accessory to murder" in the cases of deported Hungarian Jews sent to the gas chambers between May and July 1944. "In view of the scale of the crimes committed in Auschwitz and in other places, I do not believe I am entitled to make such a request," he said.

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  • For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds

    MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) -- For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds. And one more thing: It's a former prison.

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  • Tiger touts progress as new romance reported

    Tiger Woods expects some improvements, however slight, in his game when the PGA Greenbrier Classic begins Thursday even as he was romantically linked to a rival's ex-wife on Wednesday. Obviously, that's not saying much," Woods said. Woods, the former world number one who has slumped to 220th in the rankings, makes his only tuneup for the British Open in two weeks at St. Andrews against a field whose only top-10 rival is third-ranked Bubba Watson, the two-time Masters champion coming off a PGA victory last week.

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  • Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

    Julie Hamp, the most senior female executive at Toyota who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned from the company, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp, a 55-year-old American who was Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations, was arrested on June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan. Toyota declined to disclose other details, noting the investigation was ongoing.

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  • NZ dollar touches fresh lows as weakening economy stokes calls for interest rate cuts

    The New Zealand dollar touched its lowest level in more than five years against the greenback and the pound, and its lowest against the Australian dollar in a year and a half, after signs the economy is slowing stoked expectations the Reserve Bank would make further interest rate cuts. New Zealand's economy is showing further signs of weakening, after business confidence turned pessimistic for the first time in four years, while growth in building consents stalled, and farmer confidence slumped to the lowest level in a decade amid low dairy prices. Traders are pricing in an 84 percent chance that Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler will reduce the benchmark interest rate at this month's meeting, according to the overnight index swap curve, and Deutsche Bank said a further two cuts were likely in September and October, taking the benchmark to 2.5 percent.

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  • Fonterra talks with workers over job cuts

    Fonterra has begun talks with workers in administrative roles such as finance, legal and information services as it looks to cut hundreds of jobs. The world's largest dairy exporter has hired business management consultant McKinsey & Co to assist in a review of its global operations aimed at stripping costs out of its business. Chief executive Theo Spierings said the review is needed to ensure Fonterra "is best placed to respond to a rapidly changing global environment".

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  • Special Report - How Greece went bust

    The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on one side, along with a translator and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. In this modest Brussels setting last Friday morning, key players in the great Greek debt drama tried to avert a meltdown that could threaten the future of the euro and even the European Union (EU). Merkel and Hollande made a final offer of billions of euros in aid for bankrupt Greece – if Tsipras would sign up to economic reforms demanded by his country's creditors.

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  • Savea in doubt for unchanged Hurricanes

    An injury cloud hangs over dynamic flanker Ardie Savea in an otherwise-unchanged Hurricanes starting team to face the Highlanders in the Super Rugby final. Savea has been bracketed with the squad's other openside specialist Callum Gibbins for the decider in Wellington on Saturday after damaging knee ligaments during their 29-9 semi-final thumping of the Brumbies. After a compelling 50-minute performance, Savea limped off and remains in doubt heading into the highly anticipated clash.

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  • Miss Universe turns ugly for Trump as US TV network cut ties with presidential candidate

    Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions have taken another hit after NBC cut ties with the real estate mogul after his controversial comments about Mexicans when he announced his bid for the presidency last week. NBC said the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, a joint venture between the TV network and Trump, would no longer air on NBC ‘due to the derogatory statements’ regarding immigrants. During his announcement on June 16 that he was seeking the Republican Party nomination for the November 2016 presidential election he said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost split after son's birth

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost ended their marriage three years ago. The Oscar winner, 42, who also has daughters Violet, nine, and Seraphina, six, with the 'Dallas Buyers Club' actress, 43, "stayed in" the relationship "longer than he wanted" for the sake of their children. The insider told Us Weekly magazine: "Ben truly wanted his idea of family life and the idea of family he had growing up in Boston.

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  • 10 Tips to make groceries last longer and save cash

    Saving on groceries is not just about smart shopping. If you are throwing food away you are wasting cash and all the tips you’ve used to save money at the grocery store will be for nothing. Below are some tips for making your groceries last longer.

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  • Super trophy lost, Cheika lands prized Folau

    Michael Cheika may have become jaded by jokes about being the saviour of Australian rugby but he could afford to bask in the soft glow of pride on Wednesday as he delivered Israel Folau to the promised land for another three years. With a post-World Cup player drain set to weaken Wallaby stocks, retaining dual international Folau until 2018 was vital for the Australian Rugby Union, which has been beset by financial problems and battered by scandal. In 2013, Cheika was instrumental in bringing Folau across to his New South Wales Waratahs, when the player was depressed by his ill-fated two-year stint in Australian Rules football.

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  • Hulk Hogan can wear bandana in court

    Hulk Hogan must wear a "plain" bandana in court. The 61-year-old wrestler has been granted permission to wear his trademark headwear during his upcoming sex tape trial against website Gawker, but he must be referred to by his real name, Terry Gene Bollea, Judge Pamela Campbell ruled on Monday (27.06.15). The WWE legend is seeking $100 million in damages from the website after they published a brief, grainy clip of him having sex with Heather Cole, the then wife of his ex-best friend Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem.

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  • Argentina recalls its financial crisis, advises Greece

    As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt. Its situation was further worsened Tuesday when it failed to repay a $1.8 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund, the first developed country to do so. Former Argentine Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna is credited with playing a key role in his country's recovery after its $100 billion debt default in 2001.

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  • Prince pledges $42 billion fortune to charity

    Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has promised his entire $42 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges. The pledge is "maybe... the first such big announcement" of its kind in the region, and is modelled on a charity established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates in the United States, the prince told reporters.

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  • Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

    Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month. In an annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what the magazine considered to be excessive oil consumption. Consumer Reports focused on 2010 to 2014 models and called on automakers to make repairs under the powertrain warranty or to extend warranties.

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  • Best Yoga Exercises To Get Long And Black Hair

    It improves blood circulation in the scalp. It promotes hair growth as it helps to supply essential nutrients to your hair roots. Not to mention, this pose also ensures that you will have a fit and toned body.

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  • South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

    South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday. The military, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state's northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. "Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people," the UN said.

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  • 12 Things you need to know about buying an apartment as an investment (part one)

    Apartments can be a great option for property investors. The body corporate fee includes a professional building manager who often lives onsite and whose duties are the daily management of the complex. Essentially anything to do with the building, other than what’s inside your apartment, the body corporate fee takes care of.

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