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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Unlucky leopard gets squirted in the face by rotten Zebra juice

    This unlucky predator got quite the surprise when it bit into a chewy bit of a Zebra - a faceful of its 'liquid centre'.

    7News
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    AFP
  • Oil falls on Greece vote, China stock market turmoil

    Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms and as China rolled out emergency measures to prevent a full-blown stock market crash, adding to worries about poor demand growth at a time of global oversupply. Commodities were also sucked into market turmoil that has seen Chinese shares fall as much as 30 percent since June due in part to an economy that is growing at its slowest pace in a generation. Chinese brokerages and fund managers have agreed to buy massive amounts of stocks to support markets, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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.

    New Idea
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in pal

    Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in a pal about Nick Gordon. The 22-year-old aspiring actress - who was found unresponsive and face down in a bath tub on January 31 - reportedly told her best friend Alex Reid how her boyfriend had been allegedly abusing her. Meanwhile, Nick - who has denied all the claims made against him - has also been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he knocked her teeth out.

    Bang Showbiz
  • “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.

    Rightster - EuroNews
  • 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
  • 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
  • Euro picks up after Greek finance minister quits

    The euro rose Monday after Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his shock resignation, just hours after the cash-strapped nation rejected creditors' austerity demands in a landmark weekend referendum. The combative Varoufakis -- who has been at the centre of Athens' high-profile debt negotiations for months -- clashed with Greece's creditors and refused to bow to their demands for tough austerity. While the referendum was a victory for the government, Varoufakis suggested he could be an impediment to future debt talks.

    AFP