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Friends, family depart after Princess Charlotte christening

Friends and family leave church after the christening of Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Oil prices tumble after Greece vote, China stock market turmoil

    SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices fell sharply early on Monday after Greece rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money and as China rolled out an unprecedented series of steps to prevent a full-blown stock market crash. "With Greece reserves running low and no immediate bailout funds on the horizon, Greece is on a straight path out of the euro zone," said Howie Lee of Singapore-based brokerage Phillip Futures. In China, stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out a series of measures to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy, although share prices rocketed on Monday in response to Beijing's measures.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge christened

    Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened today (05.07.15). The nine-week-old royal - who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in front of family and friends including Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duchess' parents Carole and Michael Middleton were also in attendance as well as Prince William and Catherine's 23-month-old son Prince George.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Tough Samoan named to face All Blacks

    Fullback Tim Nanai Williams is the only uncapped player named in a hardened Samoan starting team to face the All Blacks in Apia on Wednesday. The other uncapped player is outside back Faialaga Afamasaga, who is on the bench. The only players not based in Europe are Nanai-Williams, South African-domiciled centre Paul Perez, veteran Japanese club first five-eighth Tusi Pisi and 22-year-old reserve halfback Pele Cowley, who plays club rugby for Pukekohe.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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
  • I might sue NRL over tackle: McKinnon

    Alex McKinnon says he could sue the NRL over the tackle that ended his rugby league career. Speaking to Channel Nine's 60 Minutes on Sunday night, McKinnon said the massive cost of his round-the-clock care since he suffered the spinal injury in March last year has resulted in him considering legal action. McKinnon received the maximum $500,000 compensation payout from the NRL and around $1.2 million was raised towards his medical costs during last season's Rise For Alex round.

    AAP
  • 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
  • Kourtney Kardashian fuming with Scott Disick

    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
  • The Latest: German official: Tsipras tore down last bridge

    Sigmar Gabriel told German daily Tagesspiegel that Alexis Tsipras had claimed a "no" vote would improve Greece's negotiating position. Greek opposition leader Antonis Samaras announced his resignation after suffering a big defeat in Sunday's referendum. Samaras, who served as prime minister between 2102 until January this year, did not say whether he intended to stay on as leader of his center-right New Democracy party.

    Associated Press
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in pal

    Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in a pal about Nick Gordon. The 22-year-old aspiring actress - who was found unresponsive and face down in a bath tub on January 31 - reportedly told her best friend Alex Reid how her boyfriend had been allegedly abusing her. Meanwhile, Nick - who has denied all the claims made against him - has also been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he knocked her teeth out.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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
  • Tomic rants at Tennis Australia 'neglect'

    Australia's Bernard Tomic launched an extraordinary tirade at Tennis Australia on Friday, accusing the ruling body of neglecting him. Tomic was knocked out of Wimbledon by defending champion Novak Djokovic but most of his post-match news conference was consumed by a lengthy rant. "People think I'm at war with Pat Rafter.

    AFP
  • I'm no snitch: Karmichael Hunt

    Karmichael Hunt says being labelled a dobber has been even harder to deal with than facing cocaine-related charges. The three-code football star says he has spoken to all of the former Gold Coast Suns AFL teammates he named to the Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) since his statement to the QCCC was leaked a week ago. Hunt insists they were understanding and realised he had no choice.

    AAP
  • 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
  • NZ dollar touches fresh lows on concern about Greece after voters reject bailout plan

    The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh five-year low as investors exited riskier assets in favour of safe havens after Greeks look to have rejected austerity measures that would give them access to bailout money. The kiwi touched 66.40 US cents, and was trading at 66.58 cents at 8am in Wellington, from 66.93 cents at the New York close and 67.23 cents in Wellington on Friday. The uncertainty prompted investors to sell higher risk assets such as the kiwi and favour more liquid, stable currencies such as the US dollar and the yen and the perceived safety of government bonds.

    BusinessDesk
  • 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
  • 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
  • Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

    For Greece, the short-term pain and turmoil could be extreme whereas the currency union would likely survive the initial shock. Ironically, a few experts think one of the most devastating outcomes for the euro would be if Greece leaves and, against all expectation, thrives.

    Associated Press
  • Lee savours breakthrough PGA win

    Not only did golfer Danny Lee scoop his maiden PGA Tour win, he might just have become New Zealand's most eligible bachelor. Lee, a former US Amateur champion, made par at the second extra hole to edge out Canadian David Hearn for his breakthrough win.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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