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Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

A woman puts up a referendum campaign poster reading "Yes to Greece, yes to the Euro" in Athens.

Thousands of Greeks stage rival rallies ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country's Euro future.

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

ATHENS, GREECE - JULY 02:  Greek Communist Party supporters wave flags during a rally in Syntagma Square near the Parliament on July 2, 2015 in Athens, Greece. As people continue to queue outside banks Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that he will quit if voters don't back him up in Sunday's referendum.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Survey shows Greek public slightly in favour of "Yes" in this weekend's referendum.

Mob smashes Walmart store video

A group of teens rampage through a Walmart store in Georgia.

Young people rampage through a Walmart store allegedly wanted to see how much damage they could cause.

IMF's warning for Greece

Protesters carry a gigantic Greek flag during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Euro zone finance ministers welcomed new Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal on Monday but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. REUTERS/Yiannis Liakos/Intimenews GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE	
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Greece needs an extra €50 billion to stay afloat, the International Monetary Fund says.

Bubble Wrap loses its pop

The packaging industry just lost a big part of its romance.

One of life's pleasures - popping Bubble Wrap - is about to pass into folklore.

How to lose a $2b empire

TV personality Martha Stewart poses behind the drapes during Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Studios in Culver City, California March 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Martha Stewart was an authority on simple, do-it-yourself, classy quality, but her brand tarnished badly.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

The delivery tower at German carmaker Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant. A worker at Volkswagen's Baunatal plant was accidentally crushed to death by an assembly robot.

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.

Greeks flock to Australia

Anti-EU protesters hold a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece July 1, 2015. A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Desperate, Nikos Fotakis escaped the turmoil in Greece thanks to his Australian-born wife.

Greece 'blackmailed', PM says

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen at his office during a meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (not pictured) in Athens June 8, 2015. Greece is willing to compromise to reach a deal with its EU/IMF creditors that is acceptable to both sides and is ready to negotiate until the end of June to achieve this, the government said on Monday.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece's PM continues his risky game of chicken with creditors a day after the country defaults.

IKEA plans online push

Most customers tend to shop at IKEA four or five times a year, and those who live hours away shop once or twice a year.

Swedish furniture giant plans to more than double its presence in Australia and sell online.

Merkel is winning Greek battle video

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is taking a hard line with Greece.

Her critics call her the villain of the Greek drama, a taskmaster forcing a bankrupt nation to its knees.

Greeks rally for 'yes' vote

A pro-Euro protestor during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens.

Thousands of Greeks are worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union.

Crowdfunding for Greece

The crowdfunding campaign insists it is not a joke.

Crowdfunding organiser trying to raise $2.6 billion for Greece says it's not a joke.

What now for Greece?

Demonstrators during a rally  in Athens.

With Greece in default on its $2.6 billion IMF loan, what happens next?

Greece in default video

The word 'Yes' in Greek is seen on a sticker as pro-Euro demonstrators attend a rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package.      REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Last-minute appeals to creditors and a promise to scap a referendum not enough to save Greece.

When work drinks go too far

A male employee had about 10 beers and one vodka and coke, including two before he arrived.

Aussie worker who sexually harassed colleagues and abused bosses at a Christmas party was unfairly sacked.

Greeks feel strain of 'economic war'

A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls.

Parents are scrounging for pocket change to buy baby formula and gas stations are running out of fuel.

Man in wheelchair robs bank

A police officer holds up police tape in Times Square New York City.

Police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City.

Woman's $26m sex harass verdict

Hanna Bouveng, 25, says her boss began a relentless quest to have sex with her.

Hanna Bouveng, 25, claims her Wall Street boss began a relentless quest to have sex with her.

Obama signs TPP bill

"We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," said US President Barack Obama.

But US president acknowledges his fight to secure the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is far from over.

Uber buys Bing Maps unit

Uber is offering jobs to about 100 Microsoft employees who work on the mapping team for Bing.

Ride-sharing service acquires a portion of Microsoft's Bing mapping unit.

Greece nears $2.6b default video

Pensioners line up outside an Athens branch of the National Bank of Greece hoping to get their pensions.

Tens of thousands of Greeks rally amid financial chaos to back the government's bailout rejection.

Wall St falls on Greece default fears

Investors are concerned about the fallout across Europe if Greece exits the euro zone.

US stocks extended losses in heavy trading on fears Greece could be the first to exit the euro zone.

Fear spreads of a eurozone implosion

Protesters hold placards forming the word "No" during an anti-EU protest outside the parliament in Athens.

Fears are mounting that the outcome could sink not just Greece but the euro and the idea of the EU itself.

Puerto Rico can't repay $100b debt

Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla waves after delivering his state of the Commonwealth address at the Capitol building in San Jua in April.

Greece isn't the only place with debt problems - the US commonwealth is in a fiscal crisis with a crushing debt load.

Australia's banks world's most profitable

The big four banks remain the world's most profitable.

Investors may have fallen out of love with Australian banks, but they remain among the most profitable lenders in the developed world.

Markets brace for leap second video

Exchanges around the world are taking no chances. US stock markets are ending some after-hours trading early and others from Sydney to Tokyo are recalibrating their clocks ahead of time.

Wednesday's leap second will take place just as stock markets in Asia are opening, and they're taking no chances.

Greek banks stay shut video

People line up at an ATM outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.

Many Greeks stuck without cash as banks shut for a week and ATM withdrawals are limited.

What Greece's debt crisis means

Greece was hit hard by the financial crisis, and has borrowed a lot of money it says it can't pay back.

How did Greece come to be facing financial ruin? We can explain.

Greece rejects bailout bid video

Eurozone ministers reacted with shock to Greece's referendum decision, and there appeared to be little chance of negotiations progressing any further yesterday.

Greeks queue up at cash machines, fearing their country may leave the eurozone.

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