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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.

  • Cameron Diaz 'persuades' Nicole Richie to forgive

    Cameron Diaz has "persuaded" Nicole Richie to give Joel Madden another chance. A source said: "Cam has persuaded Nicole to stop her divorce proceedings for now. The source added to Life & Style magazine: "Benji loves Nicole and Joel and thinks they can work it out.

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  • Oil prices tumble after Greek no vote to bailout, China stock market turmoil

    TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell sharply in early trading on Monday after Greece rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money and as China rolled out an unprecedented series of steps over the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash. 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.

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  • 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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  • Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

    Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. It was a decisive victory for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had gambled the future of his 5-month-old coalition government — and his country — in an all-or-nothing game of brinkmanship with Greece's creditors from other European countries that use the euro currency, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.

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  • 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.

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  • Ricciardo cleared over British GP crash

    Daniel Ricciardo has been cleared over a multiple-car crash in the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, but he still left Silverstone disappointed after an electrical problem forced him to retire. After qualifying 10th for Sunday's race, Ricciardo made a weak start before losing power to his Renault engine. Despite attempts to fix the issue, the Australian Red Bull driver was forced to bow out on lap 22.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Journeymen key to Highlanders rags-to-riches story

    When the victorious Otago Highlanders signed off the final Super 15 season with a rags-to-riches story, they underscored the lesson that championships must be earned not bought. Two years after buying a raft of All Blacks and finishing second to last, the Highlanders on Saturday fielded a team of mainly journeymen and won their first Super title with a 21-14 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes. "We're over the moon with the result," said coach Jamie Joseph who has ensured his "brotherhood", as they call themselves, will not be under-rated when the competition evolves into Super 18 next year.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: official

    Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship's cargo area before it capsized in relatively calm seas off the central port of Ormoc on Thursday, city councillor Godiardo Ebcas told AFP. Bloated bodies spilled out of the Kim Nirvana's wooden hull as a crane lifted it from the water and placed it on Ormoc port, he said.

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  • Lee claims maiden PGA Tour title

    Danny Lee held his nerve in a play-off at the Greenbrier Classic to land his first PGA Tour title and end a 10-year drought for Kiwi golfers. The 24-year-old made a par on the second extra hole to see off the challenge of Canadian David Hearn in West Virginia. A hole earlier Americans Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb were eliminated after Lee and Hearn each made birdie at the par-three 18th.

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  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. "That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said. Recounting how he had gone from bank to bank in a futile attempt to collect his wife's pension, Chatzifotiadis said when he was told at the fourth "that I could not get the money, I just collapsed".

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