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WATCH: Runner loses race by celebrating too early

A world-class runner lost an elite race by making an amateur move, celebrating too early.

  • ?hina's influence grows as Russian crisis rocks Central Asia

    At a bazaar in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe, once a far-flung outpost of the Soviet Union, cheap goods from neighbouring China are helping offset the pain caused by Russia's economic meltdown. As low world prices for Russian energy exports and Western sanctions over Ukraine stir economic trouble in Russia, Tajikistan has seen its national somoni currency weaken and thousands of migrants drift back home to a mostly jobless environment. Last month the impoverished Central Asian country's national bank announced remittances -- mostly transfers from Russia where close to half of Tajikistan's working age males are believed to work -- had fallen by over 40 percent comparing the first quarters of 2014 and 2015.

    AFP
  • USA crush Japan to win Women's World Cup

    Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday. The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times and avenged their loss to Japan on penalties in the 2011 final. Lauren Holiday (14) and Tobin Heath (54) also found the net for the Stars and Stripes.

    AFP
  • Shanghai stocks up 3.39% in morning, erase some gains

    Shanghai stocks rose more than three percent on Monday morning after the government unveiled its biggest package of measures so far to shore up the slumping market, but an initial surge was pared as analysts questioned their effect. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 1.40 percent, or 29.32 points, to 2,127.80. The Shanghai market had plunged by almost 30 percent over the three weeks to Friday, prompting the government to intervene over the weekend.

    AFP
  • Putin tells Tsipras he supports Greek people to 'overcome difficulties'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras he supported Greeks in overcoming the "difficulties" they faced after their resounding 'No' to creditors' bailout terms, the Kremlin said. "Putin expressed support for the Greek people in overcoming the difficulties facing the country," a Kremlin statement said. The statement said the talks were initiated by the Greek side and the two leaders also discussed "several questions on the further development of Russian-Greek cooperation".

    AFP 55 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    New Idea
  • 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.

    AAP
  • Berlin's firm stance on Greece exposes divergence with Paris

    Germany has broken ranks with Paris and Brussels in slamming the door on talks with the Greek government on a new bailout deal before Sunday's crucial referendum, analysts say. After weeks in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande appeared united in their efforts to end a stalemate with Athens, the discord could hardly have been clearer. While the European Commission, backed by France, was still manoeuvring to try clinch a last-minute accord between debt-laden Greece and its creditors Wednesday, Berlin slammed on the brakes.

    AFP
  • 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.

    7Sport
  • McKinnon payout could exceed $10m

    Alex McKinnon could expect a compensation payout even greater than the $10 million being spoken of within two years over the tackle that ended his NRL career last year, a leading litigation lawyer believes. On the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program on Sunday night, McKinnon indicated for the first time he is considering legal action over the spinal injury he suffered in March last year. The former St George Illawarra and Newcastle forward has already been issued with the maximum $500,000 compensation payout available to NRL players and around $1.2 million was raised towards his care in last season's Rise For Alex round.

    AAP
  • Kardashian has "no doubt" Disick cheated

    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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Malaysia ringgit hits 16-year low on political uncertainty

    Malaysia's ringgit hit a 16-year low Monday on growing political uncertainty following allegations that a probe into a state investment fund found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred into the prime minister's personal accounts. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that government investigators had uncovered nearly $700 million that moved through government agencies, banks and companies linked to state-controlled investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). It said the funds ended up in the accounts of premier Najib Razak, who chairs the advisory board of 1MDB which he launched in 2009.

    AFP
  • See All Four Gorgeous Portraits of the Royal Siblings (6 photos)

    A kiss from Prince George to his sweet younger sister, Princess Charlotte!

    Who
  • 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
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospice in 'lock down'

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospice is in "lock down mode". Earlier in the week, various news outlet reported that they had been offered a photograph taken of Bobbi Kristina by an "extended family member" in exchange for money. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown has hit back at the "evil" person who took the photograph.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Kyrgios, Tomic in Davis Cup pact

    Tennis Australia is sitting on a powder keg with Wimbledon wrecking ball Nick Kyrgios threatening to walk out of this month's Davis Cup quarter-final if Bernard Tomic doesn't play. Despite doing a U-turn and making himself available for the grasscourt tie against Kazakhstan in Darwin from July 17-19, Tomic's incredible attack on TA after his Wimbledon exit on Friday has left the Australian No.1's position on tenterhooks. TA powerbrokers, including chief executive Craig Tiley - Tomic's prime target in his venomous post-match spray after losing to Novak Djokovic at the All England Club - were locked in crisis talks late on Friday night.

    AAP
  • 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
  • China stocks buck regional selloff in volatile trade

    Investors in Asia sought safer havens for their investments on Monday after Greece voted 'No' to harsh bailout conditions in a crucial referendum held on Sunday. Amid the sea of red, China was the lone bright star after a raft of support measures unleashed

    CNBC
  • 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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