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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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  • 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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  • Miley Cyrus 'in lust' with Stella

    Miley Cyrus is "in lust" with rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell. The 22-year-old singer - who recently came out as bisexual - was seen locking lips with the 24-year-old Victoria's Secret model in a car park in Hollywood last week. Miley split from Patrick Schwarzenegger in March, and was previously engaged to Liam Hemsworth, and recently opened up about her experiences of dating both men and women.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Journeymen key to Highlanders rags-to-riches story

    When the victorious Otago Highlanders signed off the final Super 15 season with a rags-to-riches story, they underscored the lesson that championships must be earned not bought. Two years after buying a raft of All Blacks and finishing second to last, the Highlanders on Saturday fielded a team of mainly journeymen and won their first Super title with a 21-14 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes. "We're over the moon with the result," said coach Jamie Joseph who has ensured his "brotherhood", as they call themselves, will not be under-rated when the competition evolves into Super 18 next year.

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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.

    AFP
  • Greece: with referendum looming ‘Yes’ vote ahead, opinion poll suggests

    Just days before Sunday’s (July 5) referendum in Greece, a new opinion poll suggest the ‘Yes’ camp has pulled 1.4 percent ahead in what has been a close-run race. In a referendum which could determine the country’s future in Europe, Greeks will be asked to decide whether or not to accept the bailout measures proposed by Greece’s lenders. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged people to vote ‘No’ to the terms.

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  • Ben Affleck: 'Daredevil didn't work'

    Ben said: "'Daredevil' didn't work, at all. 'Daredevil' hasn't put Ben off of playing superheroes however, as he's about to star as Batman in 'Batman v Superman', and promises his second run will be better. As Batman has been played by various different actors over the years - Christian Bale was last in the 'Dark Knight' trilogy - Ben has referred to the character as Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and says that his version is at the "end of his run".

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    NZ Newswire
  • June a month of weather extremes

    Soaking wet in many places and freezing cold in the South Island, June was a month of high extremes, according to NIWA's climate summary. Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in the South Island and lower North Island, while significant snowfall in the South was followed by the coldest temperatures recorded in New Zealand for more than 20 years. Rainfall in Whanganui, Palmerston North and Central Otago was double the normal amount, and three times the norm in Dunedin.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

    Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece's financial crisis deepens, as many believe it must, he can feed his children and grandchildren with the bounty of the land in this proud village high in the mountains of the Arcadia Peloponnese. "I have my lettuce, my onions, I have my hens, my birds, I will manage," he said, even though he can no longer access his full pension payment because of government controls imposed six days ago.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • NZ heads off to military exercise

    The Royal New Zealand Air Force is looking forward to showing off its new NH90 helicopters at a major international military exercise. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has been invited to participate fully for the first time in Talisman Sabre, which will be held from July 5-21 in multiple training areas in Australia and the US. "Talisman Sabre marks the first time the NH90s have been taken offshore and is a great opportunity to use the helicopters to their full ability in a coalition environment," says Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy, acting commander Joint Forces New Zealand.

    NZ Newswire
  • Princess Charlotte to be christened

    Princess Charlotte is being christened on Sunday (Monday NZ time) in front of the Queen and close family as well-wishers gather to catch a glimpse of the newest royal addition. The Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at the nine-week-old's baptism at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham - walking distance from their Norfolk country mansion Anmer Hall. Guests including the Princess's great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate's siblings Pippa and James Middleton will watch the traditional religious service.

    NZ Newswire
  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

    Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts — not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million.

    Associated Press
  • NZ dollar heads for 1.8% weekly decline

    The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.8 per cent weekly decline as financial markets remain volatile ahead of Greece's bailout referendum and as the wheels start coming off the local economy. The trade-weighted rose to 70.57 from 70.31 on Thursday, and is also heading for a 1.8 per cent weekly decline. The kiwi has been caught in a global sell-off of risk-sensitive assets after Greece's policymakers fell into arrears with an International Monetary Fund loan after pledging to put any bailout package to its populace.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Nothing artificial about Djokovic's crushing win

    A regulation 6-3 6-3 6-3 Wimbledon victory in which he did not drop his serve contained very few eye-popping moments for Novak Djokovic on Friday. The real surprise came after the champion had subdued Australian Bernard Tomic in the third round and one gentleman in the stands thrust forward his prosthetic leg for Djokovic to autograph. A grinning Djokovic duly obliged before declaring: "It's probably the first time I've been asked to sign an artificial leg.

    Reuters