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  • 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
  • US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink

    Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans. U.S. government bond prices rose as investors sought safe places to park money. Investors in the U.S. seemed to turn more optimistic earlier in the day, but then resumed their selling.

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    Deborra-Lee Furness has banned Hugh Jackman from working with Angelina Jolie. Deb had been on enough sets to see the pitfalls ... it was my first job when we met, I didn't know anything else but we've never been apart for more than two weeks.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Billy Joel marries Alexis Roderick

    Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick have got married. The 'Piano Man' hitmaker tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend on Saturday evening (04.07.15), surprising guests including "family and close friends" who had gathered for their annual July 4 party. The couple held the ceremony at Billy's estate on Long Island, New York, with politician Andrew Cuomo, 'Zookeeper' actor Kevin James, and the musician's 29-year-old daughter from his marriage to model Christine Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, in attendance.

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  • Samoa delighted to face McCaw, Carter

    "They are the best team in the world and this is the respect that they've given us," Betham said after unveiling his own team on Monday. Veteran All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will start, something many predicted wouldn't happen because of a perceived need to steer the 34-year-old safely to the World Cup. Another great, Dan Carter, is handed the play-making duties, also to the delight of the Samoans.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • 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.

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  • NZ dollar touches fresh lows on concern about Greece after voters reject bailout plan

    The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh five-year low as investors exited riskier assets in favour of safe havens after Greeks look to have rejected austerity measures that would give them access to bailout money. The kiwi touched 66.40 US cents, and was trading at 66.58 cents at 8am in Wellington, from 66.93 cents at the New York close and 67.23 cents in Wellington on Friday. The uncertainty prompted investors to sell higher risk assets such as the kiwi and favour more liquid, stable currencies such as the US dollar and the yen and the perceived safety of government bonds.

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  • Highlanders atonement for coach Joseph

    Jamie Joseph completed one of the great coaching redemption stories when his Highlanders clinched their first Super Rugby crown. After five years at the helm, Joseph took a team lacking star power to one of the most unexpected titles in the competition's history with a 21-14 upset of the Hurricanes in the final. Many believed Joseph was also fortunate to keep his job after his tactic to lure a host of big-name All Blacks backfired spectacularly.

    NZ Newswire
  • Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge christened

    Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened today (05.07.15). The nine-week-old royal - who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in front of family and friends including Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duchess' parents Carole and Michael Middleton were also in attendance as well as Prince William and Catherine's 23-month-old son Prince George.

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  • Devoted dad Colin Farrell

    Colin Farrell is a "devoted" father. The 'True Detective' actor - who has sons James, 11, and Henry, five, from past relationships - has slowed down his career commitments because he hates being away from his kids for long periods of time and always makes the boys his priority.

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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.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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
  • Relief as Russian cargo ship docks at space station

    An unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday following a string of failed attempts to resupply the orbital laboratory. "The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the... Russian segment of the ISS at 10:11am Moscow time (0711 GMT)," the Russian federal space agency (Roscosmos) said in a statement. Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko and US astronaut Scott Kelly are part of Expedition 44 currently in space, to be joined by three more people later this month.

    AFP
  • Kourtney Kardashian fuming with Scott Disick

    Kourtney Kardashian has "no doubt" Scott Disick is cheating on her. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has been seen getting close to stylist Chloe Bartoli whilst on holiday, something which is said to have angered the 36-year-old television personality. Kourtney is reportedly worried about Scott - who has a history of substance abuse - falling back into his old ways and is fuming with Chloe, as she thinks she is taking advantage of a vulnerable man, TMZ reports.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospice in 'lock down'

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospice is in "lock down mode". Earlier in the week, various news outlet reported that they had been offered a photograph taken of Bobbi Kristina by an "extended family member" in exchange for money. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown has hit back at the "evil" person who took the photograph.

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  • Jada Pinkett Smith 'damn proud' of herself

    Jada Pinkett Smith is "damn proud" of herself. The 'Magic Mike XXL' star - who has 16-year-old son Jaden and 14-year-old daughter Willow with husband Will Smith - thinks she is more beautiful now than she ever has been.

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