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  • 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

    A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict. German national Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused of 300,000 counts of "accessory to murder" in the cases of deported Hungarian Jews sent to the gas chambers between May and July 1944. "In view of the scale of the crimes committed in Auschwitz and in other places, I do not believe I am entitled to make such a request," he said.

    AFP
  • Jennifer Lawrence splits from Chris Martin again

    Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have reportedly split up for the second time. Chris, 38, recently sparked rumours he is dating Kylie Minogue after they were spotted strolling around London in the early hours of the morning, but a spokesperson for the Australian beauty insisted they are simply good friends. Meanwhile, Jennifer has been spending more time with her ex-boyfriend and 'X-Men: Apocalypse' co-star Nicholas Hoult, whom she dated for four years until early 2014.

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  • Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

    Julie Hamp, the most senior female executive at Toyota who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned from the company, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp, a 55-year-old American who was Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations, was arrested on June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan. Toyota declined to disclose other details, noting the investigation was ongoing.

    Associated Press
  • Macy's is latest company to dump defiant Trump

    Macy's became the latest company to sever ties with a defiant Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying it would end the Trump clothing line following the mogul's controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. The move comes on the heels of announcements by Univision and NBC to cut relations with Trump after the voluble billionaire offended many Latinos during his speech announcing his presidential campaign in June. "Macy's is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion," the department store said.

    AFP 44 mins ago
  • NZ dollar bounces from five-year low as deteriorating economy, Greece stoke volatility

    The New Zealand dollar rose from a five-year low after Greece missed its debt repayment deadline, while a deteriorating local economic outlook stokes expectations for steeper interest rate cuts. Greece fell into arrears after missing a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund, and can only receive funding once that debt is cleared. Greece's debt ructions, which may see the Mediterranean nation turfed out of the euro-zone, have been stoking volatility in finance markets, and will continue to dominate headlines in the lead-up to a public referendum on Sunday as to whether Greece should agree to the bail-out conditions that would accompany a rescue package.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost split after son's birth

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost ended their marriage three years ago. The Oscar winner, 42, who also has daughters Violet, nine, and Seraphina, six, with the 'Dallas Buyers Club' actress, 43, "stayed in" the relationship "longer than he wanted" for the sake of their children. The insider told Us Weekly magazine: "Ben truly wanted his idea of family life and the idea of family he had growing up in Boston.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 10 Tips to make groceries last longer and save cash

    Saving on groceries is not just about smart shopping. If you are throwing food away you are wasting cash and all the tips you’ve used to save money at the grocery store will be for nothing. Below are some tips for making your groceries last longer.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

    Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month. In an annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what the magazine considered to be excessive oil consumption. Consumer Reports focused on 2010 to 2014 models and called on automakers to make repairs under the powertrain warranty or to extend warranties.

    Associated Press
  • Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama's White House, emails show

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday. In an email to two aides on June 8, 2009, Clinton was unsure if the White House had held a Cabinet meeting and whether she should attend. If not, who are we sending?" Clinton wrote.

    Reuters
  • Kiwibank blocked from closing money remitter's accounts as court challenge looms

    Kiwibank has been blocked from closing E-Trans International Finance's bank accounts after the money remitter challenged the state-owned lender's move in the High Court. In March, the Wellington-based bank told E-Trans it was going to close the firm's accounts because its business as a remitter posed too great a risk and burden to Kiwibank under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT), which places stricter controls on cash flows. E-Trans opposed the decision, saying it breached the Code of Banking Practice, and sought a court order to keep the accounts open pending a full hearing in the High Court in Auckland.

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  • Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach

    With cash withdrawals cut to 60 euros ($67) per day, many Greeks aren't spending in restaurants for fear that they will run out of cash they would need if a family member got ill or another serious problem developed. On the streets of the Greek capital, resplendent in the early days of summer, there's still a veneer of normalcy — at least for foreigners, who aren't affected by the draconian rules imposed on Greeks.

    Associated Press
  • Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss

    A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York Global Group to coerce her into four sexual encounters before firing her after discovering she had a boyfriend. The jury in federal court in Manhattan awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages plus $16 million in punitive damages on sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation claims.

    Associated Press
  • South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

    South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday. The military, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state's northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. "Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people," the UN said.

    AFP
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  • Pilots fired after snapping selfies with model in cockpit

    In the world of aviation, on-the-job selfies are the quickest way to find yourself in the unemployment line. Two pilots were fired after taking photos with an actress in the cockpit during a flight on Tuesday from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, shared the photos with her 405,000 followers on Twitter.

    Total Travel
  • Hulk Hogan can wear bandana in court

    Hulk Hogan must wear a "plain" bandana in court. The 61-year-old wrestler has been granted permission to wear his trademark headwear during his upcoming sex tape trial against website Gawker, but he must be referred to by his real name, Terry Gene Bollea, Judge Pamela Campbell ruled on Monday (27.06.15). The WWE legend is seeking $100 million in damages from the website after they published a brief, grainy clip of him having sex with Heather Cole, the then wife of his ex-best friend Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem.

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  • Fourth bomb-scare for Hamilton

    A fourth bomb-scare in Hamilton in just over a week has police again waiting for the army bomb squad. A suspicious package was found in the public toilets near the Melville Football Club rooms on Tuesday morning and the area is now cordoned off. The Defence Force explosive ordnance disposal team is travelling from Auckland to deal with it, says Senior Sergeant Andrew Townsend.

    NZ Newswire
  • Nathalie Emmanuel wants 'heroic' Game of Thrones death

    Nathalie Emmanuel wants a "heroic" 'Game of Thrones' death. The star - who joined the cast of the fantasy drama in 2013 - explained she has already convinced herself her character could die soon, especially after Kit Harington's character Jon Snow was spectacularly stabbed in the most recent series.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement. The video statement, issued from an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, was a rare public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadis in Gaza who oppose its truces with Israel and reconciliation with the U.S.-backed rival Palestinian faction Fatah. "We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes," said a masked Islamic State member in the message addressed to the "tyrants of Hamas".

    Reuters
  • Why LeBron James is about to get a lot richer

    LeBron James will hit the NBA free agent market Wednesday after reportedly opting out of his contract for the second-straight year. James and other basketball superstars have increasingly agreed to deals that allow them to choose whether to stay on their contract or become a free agent to control when they will next negotiate. Players are more willing to take the calculated risk of less security through a short-term deal for the bigger payday down the road," said Courtney Brunious, associate director of the University of Southern California Sports Business Institute.

    CNBC
  • MONEY TALKS: The latest assault on capital gains

    You'll never hear these words being uttered by a politician, but it seems as though rapid capital gains in residential property can be quite a problematic thing. The government has launched a discussion paper proposing the Inland Revenue Department more stringently enforce tax obligations for property investment gains. Essentially, the government will introduce a two-year 'bright-line' test making it clear that residential property bought and sold within that time period will be taxed unless it's the seller's home, or ownership transferred to them through the death of a person or a relationship property agreement.

    BusinessDesk