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If there is ever a moment to make you rethink your life choices, it would be recognising the judge in your criminal trial from the schoolyard.

  • Greeks decide their 'destiny' in close-fought referendum

    Greece voted in a tightly fought referendum Sunday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said will determine its "destiny" in the eurozone, as the EU country teetered on the brink of financial collapse. From remote Aegean islands to the shadow of the 2,400-year-old Parthenon in Athens, Greeks despairing at years of austerity -- and angry at capital controls this week that have closed banks and prompted a clean-out of supermarket shelves -- cast their ballots. "When you have to choose between two bad solutions, you choose the least bad, and that's clearly 'Yes'," said Dimitris Kavouklis, 42, as he voted in an upmarket district of the capital.

    AFP
  • Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Accused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.

    AFP
  • Reese Witherspoon couldn't understand Sofia Vergara

    Reese Witherspoon couldn't understand Sofia Vergara on set.The 39-year-old actress stars with Colombian-born Sofia, 42, in the new comedy 'Hot Pursuit' and confessed the pair couldn't communicate with each other " half the time" because of their very

    Bang Showbiz
  • 'Ice link' probed in Phil Walsh's murder

    Police are reportedly investigating whether the horror drug ice played a part in the tragic murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh. A visibly-shaken Chapman says the club as a collective will try to "wrap our arms" around those affected by Walsh's killing. Sunday's AFL clash between Adelaide and Geelong will not go ahead following the murder of Crows coach Phil Walsh in his Somerton Park home in the early hours of Friday morning.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Ex-NYC firefighter who responded on 9/11 wins $5M in lottery

    A retired New York City firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket. Carmelo Mercado was presented with an oversized check Thursday. Mercado was among the members of Queens Battalion 49 who went to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 2001.

    Associated Press
  • How Princess Charlotte's Christening Gown Was Painstakingly (Re)Made

    Princess Charlotte will make her next public outing for her christening on July 5, 2015. When Queen Elizabeth II's assistant and dressmaker Angela Kelly was tasked with replacing an ageing christening gown – which had been used for royal baptisms since 1841 – it was no easy task. Kelly, who is said to be one of the Queen's closest personal aides, wanted to ensure the material used for the dress would match the original as closely as possible.

    Who
  • 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
  • Chivalry fail: Packer watches as Mariah falls

    At no stage does James Packer move from his seat as Mariah Carey falls down the stairs on the billionaire's yacht.

    Seven Network
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Scott Disick 'is in a classic shame spiral'

    Scott Disick is "in a classic shame spiral" right now. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star - who has three children with his partner Kourtney Kardashian - has been spotted getting close with his stylist ex Chloe Bartoli in France and friends say he knows he is behaving badly. According to People.com he has fallen off the wagon and sources told the publication: "He's in a classic shame spiral right now.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Greek society near paralysed by bank freeze

    On the last weekend of June the Greek government announced a referendum. The choices: accept lenders’ continuing austerity conditions on another bailout or refuse, with doubtless heavy consequences. Portuguese RTP went round Athens with a young taxi driver

    Rightster - EuroNews
  • Hunt breaks silence on drugs controversy

    Karmichael Hunt has broken his silence over the cocaine scandal embroiling himself and former teammates in an exclusive interview with 7 News. In his only television interview, Hunt and his wife Emma downplayed suggestions the multi-code footballer had been disloyal to his friends by revealing their activities to police. The rugby league, Australian rules and now rugby union star revealed to investigators that a dozen of his Gold Coast Suns teammates had been involved in an end of season bender which sparked the ongoing investigations.

    7News
  • Europe struggles to deal with heat wave. (7 photos)

    Temperatures across northern Europe with some areas reporting the hottest day on record. Residents are struggling to deal with the heat. (Photo Getty Images)

    Yahoo7
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. 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.

    Associated Press
  • Meet the Next Fitness Star

    Say hello to the winner of our 2015 Women’s Health Next Fitness Star competition: Cassey Miller, 32, a certified personal trainer from Bondi Beach, NSW, and all-round legend. Killer body aside, it’s her empowering attitude that won us over. So what’s

    Women's Health
  • Syria army enters last rebel bastion by Lebanon border

    Syrian government forces backed by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday in a bid to take the last rebel-held bastion along the Lebanese border. Elsewhere, at least 30 people, including six civilians, were killed in some of the heaviest US-led air strikes yet on the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Syrian state television and Hezbollah's Al-Manar station announced the advance into Zabadani on Sunday, a day after a major operation against it began.

    AFP
  • Foreign investors on hunt for Aussie farms

    China is on the hunt for new food sources to feed its one and a half billion people and its central government has ordered $3 trillion be spent securing food and farmland overseas. A significant share of that fortune is already flowing to Australia — a trend likely to increase with the signing of a Free Trade agreement with China last month. The timing of the shopping spree couldn’t be better for the Chinese, with so many Aussie farms going broke.

    Sunday Night
  • Hungry snake makes meal of helpless bat

    A Queensland couple has filmed a carpet python chowing down on a bat for dinner in the backyard of their Sunrise Beach home. In a stomach-churning video uploaded to Facebook by Mille Stoevring and Shane Tuer, the three-metre-snake can be seen making a meal of the animal while hanging upside down in a tree. Sunshine Coast snake catcher Stuart McKenzie told the Courier Mail the vision was some of the best he had seen.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight

    The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours -- about five days -- to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu. "Just landed in #Hawaii with @solarimpulse! For @bertrandpiccard and I, it's a dream coming true," Borschberg tweeted triumphantly after completing the most perilous part of the around-the-world odyssey.

    AFP
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

    A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the car manufacturer says. The man died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100km north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. Hillwig said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process.

    AAP