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  • No excuses for Apia let-down: McCaw

    The occasion and the unconventional build-up can't be excuses for a clumsy start to their World Cup year, says All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. The eyes of the rugby world will settle on petite Apia Park on Wednesday when the world champions face Samoa in a Test match regarded by many as long overdue. It is one of the smallest crowds for any Test involving the All Blacks but doesn't usurp the record-low 4800 in 1951 who watched them beat the Wallabies in Brisbane.

    NZ Newswire
  • Ben Affleck Denies Margot Robbie Romance Rumours

    Ben Affleck has worked with many absolutely gorgeous women throughout his career, but of course the fact that he just so happened to be starring in a film alongside the stunning Margot Robbie at around the same time as he and Jennifer Garner announced their split lead to some speculation that Margot was the reason. Ben Affleck's camp has denied rumours his divorce was because of Margot Robbie. Anyways, unsurprisingly, Ben's camp has wasted no time in denying the vicious rumour, clearing Margot's name of any wrongdoing as she is still very happy with her own long term boyfriend, Tom Ackerley.

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  • Symantec in talks to sell Veritas storage unit to Carlyle - source

    Bloomberg News reported earlier that Symantec was nearing a deal to sell Veritas to Carlyle for between $7 billion and $8 billion (£4.5 billion and £5.2 billion), citing people with knowledge of the matter. Symantec did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while Carlyle declined to comment.

    Reuters
  • Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was Monday stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago in what was dubbed "the fight of the century". Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying the $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he took the belt from Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas, in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported $220 million in the process. WBO rules require boxers to pay 3 percent of their purse to fight for a world title up to a maximum of $200,000.

    AFP
  • Scott Disick 'fuming' with Kardashians

    Scott Disick is "fuming" with the Kardashian family. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star reportedly ended his relationship with partner Kourtney Kardashian weeks before he was seen getting close to Chloe Bartoli and is said to be angry with the 36-year-old beauty and her family for claiming it was Kourtney who split with him. A source told RadarOnline.com: "Scott is fuming that Kourtney's camp is leaking stories that she was the one that ended the relationship.

    Bang Showbiz
  • England's Wilson gets five IndyCar races

    IndyCar veteran Justin Wilson, a seven-time winner in the open-wheel series, will race for Andretti Autosport for the final five events of the season, the team said Tuesday. The 36-year-old Englishman started in the second row of the Indianapolis 500 and also drove the road-course event at Indy in May for Michael Andretti's team, which fields full-time rides for Americans Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay, as well as Colombian Carlos Munoz. Wilson has driven 170 IndyCar races over 13 seasons and led more than 700 laps with seven career wins, most recently in 2012 at Texas, and 26 podium finishes.

    AFP
  • Madison ‘not afraid’ of Hefner

    Holly Madison "spent too many years" being afraid of Hugh Hefner. The former Playboy model, who recently claimed in her new memoir, 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny,' she was mentally and emotionally abused while living with her former lover and his other girlfriends insists she doesn't care that he has denied her allegations. Holly's former 'Girls Next Door' co-star Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, 30, recently accused her of trying to seek revenge on the media mogul because he refused to marry her and put her in his will.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Lack of new Greek proposals leaves eurozone leaders on edge

    Eurozone leaders met the beaming smile of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with anger and frustration Tuesday when it became clear the Greek leader came to their summit without a fresh written proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin. With Greece's banks just days away from a potential collapse that could drag the country out of the euro, Tsipras had been expected to offer up economic reforms in exchange for loans. Instead he came with only vague proposals and a commitment to back it up with real figures and a written plan on Wednesday.

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  • Oil at 3-months low as outlook darkens again

    Oil prices slumped to three-month lows on Monday and the bearish sentiment not expected to shift any time soon thanks to a crisis in Greece, the stocks rout in China and Iran supply fears. Benchmark Brent crude oil futures (Intercontinental Exchange Europe: @LCO.1) fell more than 2 percent to as low as $58.90 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures (New York Mercantile Exchange: @CL.1) tumbled almost 5 percent to about $54.32. Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects consultancy, told CNBC that Brent crude could fall to $55, while U.S. oil prices could weaken to the low-$50s-a-barrel range.

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  • Russia cuts off power supplies to Ukraine rebels: Kiev

    Kiev said Tuesday that Russia had cut off electricity to Ukraine's rebel-run regions in what appears to be another sign that Moscow is losing interest in plans to splinter its neighbour. Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone through an extended spell without peppering his speeches with mentions of a "New Russia" (Novorossiya) made up of Ukrainian lands that were once under tsarist control. The veteran Kremlin leader had fervently promoted the project while the separatists were gaining ground along Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland toward the end of last year.

    AFP
  • Rod Stewart banned from tight trousers

    Rod Stewart's doctor banned him from wearing tight trousers so he could father another child. The 'Maggie May' rocker - who has eight children from various relationships - and wife Penny Lancaster were struggling to conceive for the second time, but the model fell pregnant after her 70-year-old spouse ditched his close-fitting clothes. Penny - who has sons Alistair, nine, and Aiden, four, with Rod - said: "What separates them from us is their baby-making ability of having the sperm and when Rod and I were trying to make our second child we were having a few troubles and a doctor said, 'Rod, you've got to forget wearing the tight pants and the trousers, OK?

    Bang Showbiz
  • Top Gear follow-up ‘can’t air until 2017’

    ITV won’t be allowed to show a Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear follow-up until 2017.A clause in the BBC contract of the controversial presenter - who was sacked by the corporation earlier this year - reportedly means that he and his on-screen co-stars James

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  • Baby victim of 'extremely violent' assault

    Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes was rushed to Christchurch Hospital on Friday night, but died shortly after arriving at the accident and emergency department. Detective Inspector Greg Murton says it's apparent Ihaka suffered multiple blunt force injuries, including a number of fractured bones and other non-accidental injuries. "The scene examination and post-mortem results have confirmed that Ihaka was the victim of an extremely violent assault, or assaults, and has subsequently died of his injuries," he said.

    NZ Newswire
  • Miley Cyrus mocks Justin Bieber's butt

    Miley Cyrus has mocked Justin Bieber's naked photo. The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker shared a nude snap on Instagram showing him exposing his bare backside yesterday (06.07.15) as he looked out to sea and now his pal Miley has edited the image to enlarge his pale derriere. Although the jokey picture made a mockery of Justin's skinny figure by giving him a Kim Kardashian West-sized butt, fans of the pair clearly found the prank hilarious as they showed their approval in the comments.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Lara Stone moves out of marital mansion

    Lara Stone has moved out of the mansion she shared with David Walliams. The 31-year-old model and 43-year-old comedian embarked on a trial separation in February, but Lara has now left their luxury home with their son Alfred, two, and dog Bert, in tow, apparently putting a final end to her and the 43-year-old comedian's five-year marriage. Lara has now moved to an upmarket London area just three miles away from the marital home but her new house is "a lot smaller" than the mansion she lived in previously.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Djokovic sorry for 'screaming' at ballgirl

    World number one Novak Djokovic apologised for upsetting a ballgirl who looked visibly shaken when he roared at her during his Wimbledon fourth round win over Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. The defending champion was 3-2 down and at 30-30 in the final set when he screamed in the girl's direction. Maybe she was just afraid of my screaming there," said Djokovic who said he was trying to fire himself up in the fifth set decider.

    AFP
  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    The difference is that this solar-powered home is completely energy independent. Homeowner Henk Rogers, 61, hopes the technology he is using in his home can help make other homes across Hawaii — and the world — energy independent as well. Rogers is famous for discovering the video game "Tetris" more than 20 years ago.

    Associated Press
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'isolated' herself

    Caitlyn Jenner "totally isolated" herself from the transgender community. The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before her transition - has a lot of "catching up" to do with the LGBT community and people who have faced the same struggles as she has.

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  • Rinehart talks about her father, family

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father Lang Hancock devoted his life to owning an iron ore mine and laments that she believed her family would be happy once she finally achieved that aim. Amid continued bitter legal battles with her two eldest children, Mrs Rinehart has given a rare media interview to the ABC's Australian Story in which she says her father's contribution was not fully recognised. Mr Hancock discovered the massive Hamersley iron ore deposits in Western Australia's Pilbara and Mrs Rinehart said minority partner Kaiser Steel had said that without Lang Hancock there would be no Hamersley Iron.

    AAP
  • UK: Thousands turn out to cheer as Princess Charlotte is christened

    Just like any other christening, it was all about the baby. For Prince William and his wife Kate, this was their first public outing with their two children – and it was near their country home in Norfolk in eastern England on the Queen’s Sandringham estate that Sunday’s private service was held. The princess’s full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

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