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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
  • Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism', on eve of referendum

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally late Friday as he sought to revive support for a 'No' vote in a referendum called to strengthen his hand in talks with international creditors. In an interview published Saturday the outspoken Varoufakis accused Athens's creditors of "terrorism".

    AFP
  • 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 - and got a faceful of its 'liquid centre'.

    7News
  • No basis now for new debt talks with Greece: Germany

    Germany maintained a hard line Monday after Greece rejected creditors' austerity demands in a referendum, with Berlin saying there was currently "no basis" for talks on a new bailout package or debt relief. "In light of yesterday's decision by Greek citizens, there is no basis to enter into negotiations on a new aid programme," German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said. At a press briefing dominated by the Greece crisis, Seibert insisted that the ball was in Athens' court if it wanted to stay in the eurozone.

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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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  • Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have tied the knot!

    Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are married! Photo: Getty ImagesAshton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have tied the knot over the weekend, reportedly pulling off a secret ceremony on July 4.A source revealed the exciting news to People, however the couple are yet

    New Idea
  • 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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  • Brazil targets 15 banks in forex fixing probe

    Brazil's antitrust body announced an unprecedented probe for the country into alleged foreign exchange market rigging by 15 banks including Citigroup and HSBC, which are accused of colluding to form a secret cartel. "There are strong indications of anticompetitive practises of price fixing" and other manipulations between the banks, the watchdog known as Cade said late Thursday. "The evidence shows that (the banks) formed a cartel" fixing prices, coordinating trades, and impeding other operators involved in the Brazilian market, the watchdog said.

    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
  • Jessie J performed against her doctors advice

    Jessie J returned to the stage on Sunday (05.07.15), despite doctors advising her not to. The 27-year-old singer had two operations last week for an undisclosed condition, but didn't miss her set at New Look Wireless Festival in London's Finsbury Park, where she confessed she was still feeling terrified about her illness, having only been released from hospital two days earlier. The performance comes just a week after Jessie - who cancelled a string of Australian tour dates in March due to her illness - confessed she was "in a lot of pain" while working with doctors.

    Bang Showbiz
  • $A unchanged amid soft US employment data

    The Australian dollar is virtually unchanged against the greenback, which has fallen on disappointing US employment data.At 0700 AEST on Friday, the local unit was trading at 76.33 US cents, down from 76.34 cents on Thursday.The Aussie dollar lost ground

    AAP
  • 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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Sydney's worst sexual predator jailed

    A murderer who tried to rape a Sydney woman at a bus stop while he was out on parole for murdering a teenage girl pleaded guilty today. Samantha Brett was in court.

    7News
  • Kyrgios confirms Davis Cup availability

    Nick Kyrgios will play for a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday after vowing to spearhead Australia's Davis Cup assault on Kazakhstan this month. In a huge boost to Australia's hopes of reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 2006, Kyrgios has declared his availability for the last-eight tie in Darwin from July 17-19. There had been speculation swirling around the All England Club that the 20-year-old would boycott the quarter-final in protest to Bernard Tomic's axing over the weekend.

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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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  • Lily Allen 'turned away from VIP area'

    Lily Allen was turned away from a VIP area at Wireless festival on Friday night (03.07.15). The 30 -year-old singer - who attended the festival with a group of friends - reportedly tried to enter the exclusive Live Nation area, where drinks were free, but was instead told she was not allowed inside by security, who claimed they did not know who she was. Lily - who has daughters Ethel Mary, three, and Marnie Rose, two, with husband Sam Cooper - told security: "I don't want to make an unnecessary scene.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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
  • 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