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  • Morning after: Greeks united, proud of their defiance

    Nicky Zachary closed her family's shoe store just a few hours after opening it Monday after the few customers who had strolled in hadn't bought a thing. "I think, after the referendum, the Greek people are united in this situation. Greeks know full well they are whisper-close to financial ruin but many feel they have at least reclaimed their dignity.

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  • Did Pippa Middleton try to upstage Duchess Kate once again?

    Did Pippa Middleton upstage her sister, The Duchess of Cambridge at Princess Charlotte's christening? Pippa Middleton made headlines in 2011 when she stepped out wearing that dress at sister Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William. The 31-year-old became a household name - and was even dubbed 'Her Royal Hotness' - when her cream Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress hugged her in all the right places.

    New Idea
  • Inside our August issue

    Women's Health August issue is on sale now!You know how it goes. One minute your hand’s steering the cursor around Pinterest, the next it’s on an “add to basket” rampage in some far-flung corner of the internet. Or, you’re in a shop, frothing over something

    Women's Health
  • Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

    Floyd Mayweather was Monday stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago in what was dubbed "the fight of the century". Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying the $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he took the belt from Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas, in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported $220 million in the process. WBO rules require boxers to pay 3 percent of their purse to fight for a world title up to a maximum of $200,000.

    AFP
  • Pictures of girl's school's sandstone dungeon released

    This sandstone dungeon at a former Sydney Girls home is where women told the Royal Commission they suffered terrible abuse. Bryan Seymour reports.

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  • French special forces kill Al-Qaeda commander in Mali: army

    France said on Tuesday its special forces in Mali killed an Al-Qaeda commander who had been released from prison in a swap for a French hostage. The army said Ali Ag Wadossene, one of the "operational leaders" of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), died on Sunday in the northeastern town of Kidal, while two other "terrorists" were captured. The operation "has dealt another heavy blow to armed terrorist groups in the Sahel", the army said, adding that it had destabilised AQIM's chain of command in that part of the lawless, arid region.

    AFP
  • Eurozone's poorer nations take hard line on Greece

    The eurozone's poorer former communist nations, having themselves endured painful reforms and austerity programmes, are taking a hard line on Greece after its people voted to reject creditors' bailout terms. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia have long insisted they are too poor to pay for the mistakes made by wealthier Greece and that it should have stuck to the reforms and austerity measures laid out in its massive 240-billion-euro ($273 billion) bailout.

    AFP
  • Australia senator threatens to grab PM's testicles over mining row

    An independent Australian senator Tuesday threatened to physically intimidate Prime Minister Tony Abbott, using illegal rugby tactics including grabbing his testicles, if he does not limit coal-seam gas exploration. Glenn Lazarus, a former rugby league prop and a senator for the eastern state of Queensland, said he submitted a petition to Abbott calling for health impact assessments, exclusion zones and community consultations over mining developments near residential, agricultural and farming areas. Lazarus, dubbed the "brick with eyes" in his rugby heyday, added to an anti-CSG protest in Sydney that he was prepared to use a range of tactics on the Australian leader if he does not respond to the community's concerns.

    AFP
  • Dawn Fraser launches racially-charged tirade against Nick Kyrgios

    Olympic legend Dawn Fraser has launched a racially-charged tirade against Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios after his Wimbledon loss. Fraser, a four-time gold medalist, was questioned claims Kyrgios “tanked” in his fourth round defeat against Richard Gasquet overnight. After calling his tanking “absolutely disgusting”, Fraser went on to tell Kyrgios and fellow Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic to “go back where their parents came from”.

    7Sport
  • 7 Ways to take advantage of low interest rates

    Official interest rates are at their lowest level since 2007, with indicators that rates will start to rise again in 2016.Rock-bottom rates are a great reason to complete a financial health check and refresh your current strategy.Whether you're a mortgage

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  • Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

    European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted 'No' to further austerity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande presented a united front when they met in Paris on the eve of the make-or-break summit, urging Tsipras to make "precise" proposals in order to restart talks. "Personally I am sceptical a deal will be found," Slovakian Finance Minister Peter Kazimir told reporters.

    AFP
  • Reddit CEO issues apology: 'We screwed up'

    After a clampdown on offensive discussion boards and the firing of a high profile executive prompted backlash from Reddit users, the interim CEO of the so-called front page of the Internet issued an apology Monday. "We have apologized and made promises to you, the moderators and the community, over many years, but time and again, we haven't delivered on them," Ellen Pao said, in the note. Pressure on Pao has risen lately.

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  • WATCH: Man's epic 'Up' fail

    This is the moment a man risked his life when he decided to attach 100 multi-coloured helium balloons to a chair and fly off into the skies, all in an attempt to advertise his cleaning company. Video of the idiotic feat has gone viral and Dan Boria has spoken out about why he thought it was a good idea to launch himself into the sky over the Calgary Stampede. Boria was trying to advertise his cleaning company, All Clean Natural, by using only air currents to hover over the stampede.

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  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

    It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead. The pipeline, however, won't drain the largest Colorado River reservoir any faster. It's designed to ensure that Las Vegas can still get water if the lake surface drops below two existing supply intakes.

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  • 6 Lifestyle Changes That Will Save You Money

    Some intrepid savers have done just that, resulting in less debt, more flexibility to adapt to career changes and a nicely padded savings account. The average American spends about $153 a week on food, according to 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When Stephanie Swartz of Lakewood, Colorado, lost her job as a financial advisor, her ability to trim food costs came in handy.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Fantastic Four's Josh Trank: The original films 'weren't very good'

    The 31-year-old director thinks Simon Kinberg's 2005 and 2007 adaptations of the comic book film - which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans - "weren't very good", and, for this reason, he understands why audiences are skeptical about his upcoming interpretation, starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Josh said: "I get the skepticism going into it because the previous movies weren't very good.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Turkish plane diverts to Delhi over 'threat' on mirror

    A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul made an emergency landing in India Tuesday after a bomb threat was scrawled in lipstick on a bathroom mirror, officials said. All 148 passengers and crew were immediately evacuated after the plane landed safely in an isolated area at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport following the third bomb scare to hit the airline this year. "Crew saw message on bathroom mirror that bomb in cargo hold... Plane will be inspected for explosives," the airport's chief spokesman Saptarshi Sanyal told AFP by text message.

    AFP
  • The Middletons attend Princess Charlotte's christening (7 photos)

    Kate Middleton's family, sister Pippa, brother James, and parents Michael and Caroline Middleton were all in attendance at Princess Charlotte's christening.

    New Idea
  • Australian market set to open higher

    The Australian market looks set to open higher despite falls on international markets after Greeks voted `No' in the referendum on further austerity measures, raising the possibility the country may exit the eurozone. In local economic news on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia holds its monthly board meeting to make its interest rate decision. Also, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is due to release overseas arrivals and departures, while the Dun and Bradstreet business expectations survey, the ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence survey and the Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association performance of construction index for June are all due out.

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  • Clash of the Titans: Japan vs US in mega-robot duel

    Weighing in at four tons, a Japanese company's four-metre (13 foot) high Kuratas robot is set to clash with a US rival's MegaBot in a clash straight out of a Transformers movie. Suidobashi Heavy Industry took up the giant challenge in a weekend video, as the Japanese firm's chief Kogoro Kurata admitted that his country's robot culture was at stake. "Suidobashi, you have a giant robot.

    AFP