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A Chinese choir was in the middle of a patriotic song when the stage they were standing on collapsed beneath them.

  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

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  • Mundine begs to fight Mayweather

    Anthony Mundine has turned to begging Floyd Mayweather to be his next opponent, writing an open letter asking for a bout. “My name is Anthony “The Man” Mundine,” it begins, highlighting that despite his claims to be “the uncrowned best athlete of all time” Mundine recognises Mayweather probably has no idea who he is. Mundine goes on to plead to be considered as Mayweather’s opponent for his final fight on September 12.

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  • Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are Married

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have tied the knot this weekend, a source tells WHO. Photo: GettyIt's a fairy tale come true for That '70s Show fans: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are married.The stars tied the knot this weekend, a source tells WHO. Reps

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  • Oil prices tumble after Greece vote, China stock market turmoil

    SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices fell sharply early on Monday after Greece rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money and as China rolled out an unprecedented series of steps to prevent a full-blown stock market crash. "With Greece reserves running low and no immediate bailout funds on the horizon, Greece is on a straight path out of the euro zone," said Howie Lee of Singapore-based brokerage Phillip Futures. 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, although share prices rocketed on Monday in response to Beijing's measures.

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  • Missing WA prospector assumed dead

    A woman who went missing while prospecting with her husband in Western Australia's Goldfields region four months ago is not expected to be found alive. The alarm was raised after their emaciated Great Dane wandered into the Sandstone Caravan Park, about 30km away, about a week later. "We now believe it's a recovery mission," Major Crime Division Detective Superintendent Alan Morton told reporters on Monday.

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  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

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  • Japan football fans turn to drink as 'Nadeshiko' sink

    Madoka Kataoka was on her third beer of the morning on Monday even before Japan kicked off against the United States in the women's World Cup final. A quarter of an hour later, a little after eight in the morning, she had switched to something stronger after a Carli Lloyd wonder goal from the halfway line put the Americans four up. Millions across Japan watching live on television, many in bars or cafes, experienced that same sinking feeling as the holders were overpowered in the Vancouver final.

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  • 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.

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  • Greek debt crisis impacts Australia

    The Greek debt crisis is having an impact on the Australian stock market, sending the ASX 200 falling nearly 100 points today before it recovered slightly.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • Key dates in the Greek debt crisis

    Greeks have voted in a closely-watched bailout referendum that has divided the nation and could determine its financial future -- as well as that of the government.Here are the key dates in Greece's debt crisis that has rumbled on for five years and

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  • 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.

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  • Queensland rally around skipper Smith

    One of the most challenging weeks of Cameron Smith's career has led Queensland to rally around their captain just days ahead of Wednesday night's State of Origin decider in Brisbane. Reeling from Alex McKinnon's scathing criticism in the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program, Smith is also believed to be frustrated he had not been given a right of reply. Ex-Newcastle forward McKinnon was upset over on-field comments Melbourne's Smith made following the tackle that left him paralysed in March last year.

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  • Queen Elsa's special meeting with racially abused girl

    An Aboriginal girl who was racially abused while dressed as Queen Elsa from Disney's, Frozen, has had a very special meeting with her favourite animated leading lady. Samara Muir, from Ballarat, was subjected to a nasty discriminatory rant while waiting in line for a Disney event at a shopping centre in Taylors Lake last month. What was supposed to be a fairytale day turned ugly when a mother and her daughters turned on the three-year-old, telling her she couldn't be Elsa due to the colour of her skin.

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  • Belle Gibson Almost Killed Me

    When mum-of-three Kylie Willey was diagnosed with a life-threatening aggressive cancer, there were times she was in so much pain she didn’t think she’d make it. 'I was diagnosed with stage three T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and I came close to death three times. During her chemotherapy treatment in June last year a friend visited Kylie, from Mornington, Victoria, at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne.

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  • “Ball is in Athens’ court” says Germany following Greek vote

    As supporters of the “No” vote gathered in central Athens in celebration, reaction came in from Greece’s eurozone partners, in particular Germany . While one senior conservative said Greece’s Prime Minister had caused a “disaster”, the country’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,was more resigned:: “We have to accept such a result of a referendum in which the Greek people participated in a large number. Decisions now have to be taken in Greece and the ball is in Athens’ court.” European Parliament President Martin Schultz explained the repercussions as he saw them.

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  • 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

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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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