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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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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner flee to Bahamas

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas with their kids as their divorce news broke. The Hollywood couple - who announced they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage a day after their 10th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (30.06.15) - were spotted with their children - Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and three-year-old Samuel - at a private Bahamas resort on Wednesday (01.07.15), where they're staying to "get away from the media spotlight". A source said: "It was important for both Ben and Jen to get away from the media spotlight and spend quiet time with the kids.

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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.

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  • Family could have been dead a week: police

    Police say a mother and her three young children killed when a car was left running in a garage in Ashburton could have been dead a week. Police believe Cindy George, 31, was checking the house for family and friends who were away and started the car belonging to the house owner to charge the battery. Relatives found Ms George in the hallway near the garage of the house in Tinwald on Thursday afternoon.

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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.

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  • Ponytail waitress no longer at cafe

    Waitress Amanda Bailey no longer works at the Auckland cafe where Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulled her ponytail. Ms Bailey has concluded mediation with the owners of Parnell's Rosie Cafe, Unite union national director Mike Treen says. Ms Bailey no longer works for the cafe, Mr Treen said.

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  • Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours

    A solar-powered plane on the riskiest leg of a round-the-globe bid is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in "difficult" conditions. Veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, who has spent more than four days flying from Japan in the Solar Impulse 2, is expected to land on the Pacific US island state early Friday if all goes well. More importantly, it had crossed a last cold weather front before Hawaii, which organizers described as "jumping over the wall" before the final stretch towards the Pacific archipelago.

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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.

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  • Highlanders claim maiden Super Rugby title

    The Highlanders have produced heist after heist all season but unleashed Super Rugby's version of daylight robbery against the Hurricanes to claim a maiden title. The victory is the fifth for visiting finalists in the 20-year history of Super Rugby and only the second time a team qualifying outside the top two has lifted the silverware. Tries either side of halftime to flanker Elliot Dixon and winger Waisake Naholo proved the difference, along with defiant defence over the last half-hour as the Hurricanes threw everything into the pursuit of their first crown.

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  • Rob Kardashian 'furious' with sister Kim

    Rob Kardashian is "furious" with Kim Kardashian West.The 28-year-old sock designer is said to be fuming that his 34-year-old sister claimed he does nothing but "smoke weed" and hang out with friends.A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Rob and Kim had been

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  • 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.

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  • Qantas staff get $90m windfall

    Qantas is sharing the spoils of its estimated $1.6 billion dollar turnaround by paying $90 million in bonuses to staff who've taken an 18-month pay freeze. The airline will gift a one-off payment to up to 28,000 staff, equal to five per cent of their salary, in recognition of the significant improvement in its fortunes. Qantas is spending about $90 million on the bonuses, which equates to an average of $3,200 per employee.

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  • Tennis Aust hits back at Tomic lashing

    Tennis Australia (TA) has returned serve after Bernard Tomic's extraordinary attack, in which he claims to have been abandoned by the governing body. Via social media on Saturday, TA tweeted: "Bernard Tomic post-match allegations about TA were misinformed, untrue & disappointing. Tomic has committed to this month's Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan after threatening to boycott the tie.

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  • 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.

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  • Christopher Reeve's daughter gives birth

    Alexandra Reeve Givens and husband Garren Givens welcomed their son into the world on June 13 and ensured the memory of the 'Superman' actor - who died in 2004 aged 52, nine years after he was paralysed from the neck down in a horse riding accident - by calling the little baby Christopher Russel Reeve Givens. The tot's middle name comes from his paternal grandfather.

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  • The Latest: Greek PM: IMF report backs Greece's debt stance

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in a televised address to the nation, has called on voters to reject creditors' proposals for more austerity in return for rescue loans. Tsipras also said an International Monetary Fund report released Thursday that says Greece needs debt relief "fully justifies" Athens' position that Greece's debt load is unsustainable. The Greek leader said Friday it was pointless to keep imposing harsh spending cuts on salaries and pensions just to continue servicing an unsustainable debt.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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