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WATCH: Over-ambitious July 4 celebration

On the list of the world's all time worst ideas, the decision to lock themselves in a garage and set off a military explosive ranks highly.

  • Don't count Kyrgios out, says Newcombe

    John Newcombe says it'd be crazy to write off Nick Kyrgios as the big-stage showman resumes his audacious bid to become Wimbledon's youngest men's champion in almost 30 years. "It's a big reach, but his rise has been so meteoric so far that he doesn't know - and we don't know - where his limits are at the moment," Newcombe told AAP ahead of Kyrgios's fourth-round showdown with Richard Gasquet on Monday. QUIZ: Test your Wimbledon knowledge - how much do you know?

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • '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.

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  • 'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers

    Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses said Saturday. Local resident Haladu Musa, who fled the attack, told AFP that "large numbers" of fighters poured into the village, overpowering government forces deployed to prevent the insurgents reaching Maiduguri. Then, as people began to flee, female suicide bombers started blowing themselves up in their midst, killing large numbers of people, he said.

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  • Miley Cyrus 'in lust' with Stella

    Miley Cyrus is "in lust" with rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell. The 22-year-old singer - who recently came out as bisexual - was seen locking lips with the 24-year-old Victoria's Secret model in a car park in Hollywood last week. Miley split from Patrick Schwarzenegger in March, and was previously engaged to Liam Hemsworth, and recently opened up about her experiences of dating both men and women.

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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.

    Better Homes and Gardens
  • 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.

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  • Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

    Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece's financial crisis deepens, as many believe it must, he can feed his children and grandchildren with the bounty of the land in this proud village high in the mountains of the Arcadia Peloponnese. "I have my lettuce, my onions, I have my hens, my birds, I will manage," he said, even though he can no longer access his full pension payment because of government controls imposed six days ago.

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  • Arrest turns into boxing match

    A New York police officer trying to arrest a man turned into a boxing match on the street.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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

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  • S. Korean official falls to death in China

    An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead in a suspected suicide early Sunday after falling from a hotel, Chinese state media reported. The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police were notified that a man had fallen from a four-storey hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Jian, the city's propaganda department said on its social media account. Choi was president of the state-run Local Government Officials' Development Institute and had gone to China after a bus carrying more than two dozen South Korean civil servants went off a bridge in Jian on Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Google apologises after photo app labels black couple as 'gorillas'

    Google has offered an apology to a couple after its photo recognition software tagged photographs of them as ‘gorillas’. The Google Photos application, which launched in May, uses an automatic tagging tool to help users organize uploaded photos and make searching easier. When Mr Alcine, of Brooklyn, New York, spotted the highly offensive mistake he fired off a series of tweets to Google.

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  • 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