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  • Beaten Kyrgios denies Wimbledon tank

    Nick Kyrgios has denied tanking after his tumultuous Wimbledon campaign ended in more controversy and drama. Admitting to feeling the strain of "external" pressures, Kyrgios clearly made no effort to return serve in the third game of the second set in his rollercoaster 7-5 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (8-6) fourth-round loss to classy Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Monday. Kyrgios also claimed Gasquet "was serving too good", an explanation not accepted by British journalists who grilled the Australian so relentlessly an official mediator had to intervene.

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  • Deborra-Lee Furness bans Hugh Jackman from starring opposite Angelina Jolie

    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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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".

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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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  • Djokovic recovers as match suspended, Serena wins

    After three hours and two minutes of twilight combat, Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson were forced off court with their last 16 clash tantalisingly poised at two sets all and their Wimbledon audience begging for more. The match was halted as dusk closed in after world number one and defending champion Djokovic had fought back from two sets down having been thoroughly outplayed by a fired up Anderson before rediscovering his A-game. Serena had earlier ousted big sister Venus in the battle of the Williams siblings, while Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka had claimed comfortable victories.

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  • 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
  • Kardashian has "no doubt" Disick cheated

    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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Accused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.

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  • Deafening Samoan welcome for All Blacks

    The All Blacks' long-awaited visit to Samoa has begun with a booming airport welcome. Every vantage point was taken up at Faleolo International Airport by a crowd of close to 2000 before captain Richie McCaw led the All Blacks into the small terminal, triggering an eruption of noise. It was a colourful start to a three-day visit built around the Test in Apia on Wednesday, the first time an All Blacks team has played a Test in the Pacific islands.

    NZ Newswire
  • Greece says 'oxi': Here's what happens next

    Greece's rejection of a set of repayment terms offered by its international creditors is likely to be the biggest factor driving stocks when opening bells sound in global markets on Monday. The next big deadline in this crisis markets will focus on is July 20, when Greece is due to repay 3.5 billion euros to the ECB.

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  • Serena wins sister duel as Sharapova grinds through

    Serena Williams sank her sister Venus in a battle of the all-conquering Wimbledon titans on Monday as Maria Sharapova dug deep to join the world number one in reaching the quarter-finals. The Williams sisters have won the title five times each out of the last 15 at the All England Club but it was Serena who triumphed in their first Grand Slam clash since the 2009 Wimbledon final. Meanwhile, 2004 Wimbledon champion Sharapova, 2012 beaten finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka also booked their places in Tuesday's quarter finals.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Fighting grips Yemen's Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid

    Fighting gripped Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press efforts to broker a ceasefire. Saudi-led warplanes bombed rebel positions, killing eight people, while rebel rocket fire killed six, including a child, officials said. Aden was the last refuge of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi before he fled to Saudi Arabia in March and has been a key battleground ever since.

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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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  • New additions to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites

    The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites this weekend. Here is a list of some of the new additions. The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where the world's most famous sparkling wines and red wines are produced, including the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay,and the Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune vineyards in Burgundy which produce some of the finest red wines in the world made from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.

    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.

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  • What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit

    Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. "Greece is in limbo and is sliding fast toward Grexit," said Berenberg Bank economist Holger Schmieding, using the shorthand for Greek exit. Greece, which overspent for years until its troubles became clear in 2009, has already been granted 240 billion euros in loans from the other eurozone countries.

    Associated Press