Remove

Cricket World Cup Final

Australia cruise to World Cup glory

NZ crashed to a seven-wicket loss to Australia in the World Cup final, ending a memorable campaign in disappointing fashion.

  • Iran nuclear talks close in on deal as Israel lashes out

    Iran and world powers have reached tentative agreement on parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, Western diplomats said Sunday while cautioning that the deal is by no means done. As negotiators raced against the clock in a rainy Switzerland, in Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a blistering attack on the "dangerous" accord that may be emerging. One Western diplomat said Iran had "more or less" agreed to slash the number of its centrifuge machines by more than two-thirds and to ship abroad most of its stockpile of nuclear material.

    AFP 35 mins ago
  • Aussies thump NZ in World Cup final

    Australia crushed New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, wrapping up a fifth ODI title with seven wickets in hand and 101 balls to spare. From the moment Brendon McCullum was dismissed for a duck in the opening over at the MCG, the trans-Tasman tussle was on Australia's terms. Grant Elliott's plucky 83 pushed the Blackcaps to a total of 183, their innings ending after 45 overs and a woeful collapse of 7-33.

    AAP
  • Elton John 'will keep paying his mother's bills'

    Sir Elton John will keep paying his mother's bills despite their ongoing feud. Sheila ­Farebrother, 90, and her son have not spoken in seven years, and although Sir Elton is deeply upset at his mother for recently accusing the singer of saying he "hated" her, he has no intention of stopping the financial support he provides. A friend explained to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won't stop.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture - paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He never talked much about his illness, only that he was in psychiatric treatment," she told the paper, adding they finally broke up because she was afraid of him. A Lufthansa spokesman declined to comment.

    Reuters
  • Northland sends the govt a clear message

    John Key and his ministers have tasted defeat for the first time, and they're going to have to listen to the message Northland voters sent them, NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson writes. There were, in fact, several messages that came from the thrashing Winston Peters handed out to National's Mark Osborne on Saturday. The folks up north feel their region is neglected, they don't think they're getting a fair go and they didn't like the way Key assumed they would again quietly stand in line to elect a National candidate.

    NZ Newswire
  • Don't pay more to get your EIC tax credit

    AdChoices

    Some tax preparers charge extra for this, TurboTax doesn't. File your federal return for free and get your maximum refund.

  • Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley buy mansion

    Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have reportedly bought a $13 million (£8.7 million) home together. The 47-year-old action movie star and his model girlfriend are believed to have each paid half of the jaw-dropping sum for the estate in Beverly Hills, just a week after they celebrated their fifth anniversary. According to gossip website TMZ, a real estate source revealed the expensive mansion features five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and covers 7,119 square foot.

    Bang Showbiz
  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was filed exactly three years after his March 27, 2012, flight, hours before the statute of limitations would have expired. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped JetBlue develop and maintain safety procedures before he suffered a seizure traced to the effects of a childhood traumatic head injury that damaged his brain.

    Associated Press
  • Ange looks to All Blacks for inspiration

    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is taking inspiration from the all-conquering All Blacks rugby union side in his bid to turn the team into world beaters. Postecoglou has been credited with restoring a winning culture to the Australian national team and the Asian Cup-winning coach revealed he looked to learn from teams and coaches in other codes on a daily basis. "That's what I spend most of my time doing to be honest," Postecoglou said ahead of Monday's friendly against Macedonia.

    NZ Newswire
  • Japan whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

    Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly 30 years with no catch onboard, after a UN court ordered an end to their annual hunt, local media reported. It was the first return by Japanese whalers without catching any whales since 1987 when the country began the annual "research" hunt in the Antarctic, the Asahi Shimbun said. Tokyo had said this season's excursion would not involve any lethal hunting.

    AFP
  • Ferrari's Vettel storms to victory in Malaysia

    Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent when the four times world champion put in a faultless display to record his first victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. The victory ended a long drought for the Italian Formula One team, whose last win was at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013, and was the 40th of the German's career. Starting from second place on the grid behind Lewis Hamilton's seemingly unbeatable Mercedes, Vettel and Ferrari produced a tactical masterclass to overhaul the Briton and cross the line 8.5 seconds ahead of the double world champion.

    Reuters
  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on foreign fishing five months ago, according to the International Organization for Migration, which released the figure Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Authorities: Woman who posed as lawyer almost became partner

    A woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered late last year, according to charges filed by the state attorney general's office. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with forgery and unauthorized practice of law. State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee.

    Associated Press
  • Ryan Phillippe's daughter embarrassed

    Ryan Phillippe's daughter gets embarrassed when people think he is her brother. The 40-year-old actor - who has 15-year-old Ava with his former spouse Reese Witherspoon - has admitted he regularly gets mistaken for being much younger than he is. Meanwhile, Ryan - who also has Deacon, 10, from his marriage to the 'Wild' star and two-year-old daughter Kai with former girlfriend Alexis Knapp - previously admitted he felt as though his "greatest achievement" was becoming a father.

    Bang Showbiz
  • American tourist recalls horror NZ crash

    An American tourist who caused a car accident that killed his wife and two close friends has spoken about how he didn't see a truck because he was focused on making a turn. Richard Barnett, 56, earlier pleaded guilty at the Hamilton District Court to three charges of careless driving causing death and was fined and disqualified from driving in New Zealand for the next year. Barnett told TVNZ's Sunday programme he had 40 years of driving experience on the right hand side of the road but just two days of driving on the left.

    NZ Newswire
  • Police tractor popular in rural areas

    A police-branded tractor is helping the force talk to rural communities where crime is under-reported. The tractor has been a huge hit at the South Island Agricultural Field Days in Kirwee in the last week, says Inspector Paul Carpenter who came up with the idea after Waikato's Mystery Creek Field Days last year. The tractor enabled officers to talk to the community and provide crime prevention advice in a fun and informal setting, he said.

    NZ Newswire
  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. The result: While most major metropolitan areas in the U.S. have backup systems, some smaller cities and many rural areas do not.

    Associated Press
  • Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

    A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths. The four grown sons of John and Joyce Sheridan released a statement expressing doubt about the findings released by Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano. The sons, including Mark Sheridan, a prominent Republican election law lawyer, said they would be suing under a New Jersey statute that allows next of kin to challenge findings on death certificates.

    Associated Press
  • Blues can still make Super finals: Kirwan

    The Blues surrendered a second-half lead to succumb 23-11 to the defending champion NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday night, the defeat turning up the heat even further on Kirwan. The All Blacks legend candidly admitted pre-game that he was under pressure to deliver, but he departed Allianz Stadium relatively upbeat and certainly not giving up the ghost. Kirwan felt the Blues were hard done by having to play the final nine minutes a man short, as did Waratahs coach Michael Cheika, who agreed Kaino and Dennis had merely clashed heads.

    NZ Newswire
  • How the Fed is 'screwed,' and what happens next

    Call it a box, or perhaps even a paradox, but the Federal Reserve finds itself in an uncomfortable position heading into its first rate-hiking cycle in nearly a decade. A central bank that has prided itself on transparency during its ultra-easy cycle following the financial crisis is now doing an awkward dance with a market not quite sure what to make of the road to tightening financial conditions. The essential problem is this: When the Fed could have raised rates it didn't want to.

    CNBC
  • Apple's Cook slams Indiana over new religion law

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a private ceremony, but that did nothing to quiet a very loud public reaction through social media, where business leaders and celebrities lashed out at the law via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. A wide variety of other public figures attacked the governor and state of Indiana, from Hillary Clinton and Larry King to Miley Cyrus (who sent her strongly worded feelings directly to Pence in an Instagram post), young adult author John Green ("The Fault of Our Stars"), actress Audra McDonald, Indianapolis Colts' punter Pat McAfee and "Star Trek" actor and gay rights activist George Takei. McDonald tweeted, "Some in my band are gay & we have 2 gigs in your state next month.

    CNBC