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  • Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony

    Britain's Princess Charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony on Sunday, in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents Prince William and Kate. Just 21 guests attended the low-key baptism held inside the 16th century Church of St Mary Magdalene on the country estate of the baby's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, as crowds waited outside. Overnight campers and early risers, many wearing Union Jack-printed clothing, had braved wet weather to get a prime spot on the paddock outside the church at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England, ahead of the 4:30 pm (1530 GMT) service.

  • Paddon fourth in Rally Poland

    Hayden Paddon has produced another impressive drive, finishing one spot off the podium in Rally Poland. It follows Paddon's breakthrough second placing in Italy in June, the best result by a New Zealander in an overseas round of the World Rally Championship. The 28-year-old from Geraldine went to Poland with the target of placing in the top five.

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  • Rangatira buys controlling stake in lab equipment firm Bio-Strategy

    Rangatira Investments, the Wellington-based investment firm, bought 70 percent of lab equipment firm Bio-Strategy for an undisclosed sum, to help the firm expand into new markets and broaden its offering. The investment firm bought the stake from Bio-Strategy directors Graeme Thompson and Robert Lyon, who will keep 30 percent of the firm and remain executive directors of the company, Rangatira said in a statement.

  • Lost tramper saved by Facebook post

    A woman who was cold, wet and lost on a Waikato mountain was saved only after sending a desperate Facebook post to her family.But police have not commended her social media foray, saying the woman would have been rescued much sooner had she used her phone

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  • It's Over! Kourtney Kardashian Dumps Scott Disick

    It's finally over: Kourtney and Scott have ended their relationship. Kourtney Kardashian has "dumped" Scott Disick. Another insider added to E! News: "Kourtney dumped him after she saw the pictures [of Scott getting close to his ex in Monte Carlo] and he hasn't been home after a month-long party binge.

  • $A down after iron ore price falls

    The Australian dollar is lower amid tumbling commodity prices.At 1200 AEST on Tuesday, the currency was trading at 74.85 US cents, down from 75.11 cents on Monday.CMC Markets chief analyst Ric Spooner the currency held its ground overnight in the face

  • 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".

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

    Deborra-Lee Furness has banned Hugh Jackman from working with Angelina Jolie.The 59-year-old actress - who tied the knot with the Wolverine star in 1996 - is happy for her husband to star in a movie opposite anyone he likes, but not the Hollywood beauty

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  • I'm no racist: Fraser defends Kyrgios call

    Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser insists she's not racist and has defended her controversial comments about Nick Kyrgios. Fraser faced a storm of criticism on Tuesday after suggesting Kyrgios and fellow tennis star Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from. The Olympic swimming great told a breakfast television show she was disgusted by Kyrgios' behaviour at Wimbledon, including accusing him of "tanking" in his fourth-round loss to Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ben Affleck turns to Matt Damon for support

    Ben Affleck has turned to his good friend Matt Damon to help him cope with his split from Jennifer Garner. The pair announced the breakdown of their 10-year-marriage last week and Ben, 42, has reached out to his friend of 30 years and fellow actor Matt to help him through it. Few people know Ben better than Matt, and that is really invaluable.

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  • Islamic State takes ground from Syrian Kurds after air strikes

    Islamic State fighters stormed a Syrian town held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa city on Monday, part of a wider offensive by the militants two days after their de facto capital was hit by some of the heaviest U.S.-led air strikes in the conflict. The Kurdish YPG militia said it was fighting to expel Islamic State fighters who had attacked Ain Issa, captured from them only two weeks ago with aerial support from the U.S.-led military alliance. Ain Issa sits on a major east-west highway from Aleppo in the west to the Iraqi city of Mosul.

  • 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.

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  • Entire Magic squad re-sign for 2016

    All but one of the Magic's 13-strong trans-Tasman netball league squad have signed back on for next year. Defender Jo Trip is heading overseas to travel, but with the return of Casey Kopua from injury, the entire squad has opted to re-sign for the 2016 season. Nine of the squad have been selected in next month's netball World Cup side, the New Zealand under-21 team or the New Zealand A line-up.

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  • Apia comes to standstill for player parade

    Captain Richie McCaw reckons New Zealand has been eclipsed by Samoa for rugby fanaticism judging by the welcome afforded his All Blacks. Apia ground to a standstill for a midday parade on Tuesday, a day out from the long-awaited first Test between the Pacific rivals on Samoan soil. Samoan and All Blacks flags were waved in equal numbers by a crowd comprising babies to the elderly.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Mundine begs to fight Mayweather in Sept

    Anthony Mundine has penned an unusual open letter to Floyd Mayweather, begging the boxing great to be his next opponent. "I think you the best of our era & everybody wanna fight you - but I'm the wonder from down under & the only one that can solve the mayvinchi code!" Mundine wrote.