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  • Half of Greek bailout money already ‘lost’, says top Belgian economist

    Audrey Tilve, euronews: Paul De Grauwe, you teach at the London School of the Economics and the University of Leuven. You’ve been following the Greek crisis closely. Paul De Grauwe, London School of Economics: It would certainly be a disaster for Greece.

    Rightster - EuroNews
  • 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.

    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.

    AFP
  • New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's past

    In an interview on Sunday, Prime Minister Habib Essid revealed more details about 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui, who gunned down 38 foreign tourists in the June 26 attack. "We know he was a member of a dance club and was familiar with the tourism sector, having worked in it as an events organiser," Essid told the French-language newspaper La Presse. The attack at Port El Kantaoui, north of Sousse, killed 30 Britons, three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and a Russian.

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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.

    Better Homes and Gardens
  • 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.

    Yahoo and Agencies
  • 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.

    AAP
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. "That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said. Recounting how he had gone from bank to bank in a futile attempt to collect his wife's pension, Chatzifotiadis said when he was told at the fourth "that I could not get the money, I just collapsed".

    AFP
  • Holly Madison wants 'reveal revenge'

    Kendra Wilkinson thinks Holly Madison wants "real revenge" on Hugh Hefner. The 'Kendra on Top' star finds the comments made about the 89-year-old magazine publisher by the former Playboy model in her new memoir, 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny,' "pretty sad". The 30-year-old beauty told PEOPLE magazine: "My intention was to tell my story.

    Bang Showbiz
  • China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing intensified efforts at the weekend to pull China's stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, with top brokerages pledging to buy massive amounts of shares and a report that the government has set up a market stabilisation fund. Beijing has also suspended new share offers in an attempt to take pressure off the market after a 30 percent plunge in three weeks, the Wall Street Journal said. The reported suspension of initial public offers (IPOs) came a few hours after extraordinary announcements by major brokers and fund managers, which collectively pledged to invest at least $19 billion of their own money into stocks.

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

    Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". A young female suicide bomber also killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Boko Haram has used both men and young women and girls as human bombs in the past.

    AFP
  • Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony

    Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (AFP) - Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Celebrations and ancient rituals leading up to the coronation began last Saturday with a Taumafa Kava, a traditional ceremony in which Tupou VI drank the mildly narcotic kava drink to confirm his title as king of Tonga. "No Tongan citizen can do it as it is forbidden for a Tongan to touch the king's head," the 78-year-old retired Methodist minister said last week before flying to Tonga from his home near Melbourne.

    AFP
  • NZ not too worried about Greek crisis

    Finance Minister Bill English isn't too worried about how the crisis in Greece will affect New Zealand. On Sunday, Greek voters have one of the most consequential decisions of their modern history to make - do they stay in the euro zone and risk tough austerity or do they leave and risk an unknown financial crisis. Mr English says disruption of international financial markets could affect New Zealand's ability to borrow money offshore.

    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.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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
  • Brazil announces torch route ahead of 'historic' Olympics

    Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's president unveiled the 2016 Olympic torch Friday with a vow to overcome the Latin American giant's mounting problems -- ranging from massive corruption to street violence -- in time for a "historic" Rio games. Next May, officials announced, it will depart on a tour of 300 cities and towns across the vast country, before arriving for the opening Olympic ceremony on August 5 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. For Rousseff, beset by plunging popularity, the ceremony was an opportunity to reignite optimism over the "honor and pride" at being the first South American country to host the Olympic Games.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Greek society near paralysed by bank freeze

    On the last weekend of June the Greek government announced a referendum. The choices: accept lenders’ continuing austerity conditions on another bailout or refuse, with doubtless heavy consequences. Portuguese RTP went round Athens with a young taxi driver

    Rightster - EuroNews
  • 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