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New Zealand succumbed against hostile Australia bowling to be shot out for 183 in the World Cup final in front of a record crowd of more than 91,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Inspirational captain Brendon McCullum fell off the fifth ball of the innings for a duck and two other frontline batsmen, Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi, also failed to score. South Africa-born Grant Elliott top-scored with 83, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 111 with Ross Taylor (40) after New Zealand had been reduced to 39 for three in the 13th over. Left-arm fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc shared eight wickets to put Australia firmly in line to win their fifth World Cup title.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Amid signs of trouble in the Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans Sunday to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing talks in Switzerland.