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WATCH: Driver faceplants after fight with cyclist

A driver has come off second best in a fight with a cyclist, after finishing the dispute face down in a gutter.

  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

    Total Travel
  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

    NZ Newswire
  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • Salma Hayek: It's 'exciting' posing nude

    Salma Hayek finds it "exciting" posing nude.The 48-year-old actress recently stripped off for Allure magazine and has admitted she found it liberating because of her age.She said: "It's important to be free ... and at my age it's exciting to still be

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  • Shot man wanted over three robberies

    David Cerven, a 21-year-old on a working holiday visa, was killed by officers who approached him in Myers Park, central Auckland, about 7.45pm on Sunday. Superintendent Richard Chambers told media on Monday officers talked to Mr Cerven from a distance and retreated after realising he may have been armed. "That will be part of a very thorough scene examination this morning," Supt Chambers said.

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Leaked' results point to new scandal

    Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal Saturday when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating and "a shameful betrayal" of clean athletes. German broadcaster ARD as well as Britain's Sunday Times say they passed on their information to leading blood doping experts who concluded that track and field is in "the same diabolical position today that professional cycling was in 20 years ago". The database, reportedly created by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), covers the period from 2001 to 2012, a statement from ARD said.

    AFP
  • Collins family attends service in Canada

    A funeral service has been held in Canada for Jerry Collins's partner Alana Madill. Ms Madill and the former All Black were killed in a car crash in southern France in June, and their baby Ayla was the only survivor. Frank and Galuia Collins travelled from New Zealand to Canada with their daughter Brenda to meet Ayla and to attend the service at the All Saints Anglican Church in the Saskatchewan city of Regina.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Sporting a black dress shirt, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private service for Bobbi Kristina on Saturday at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta. Twenty-two-year-old Bobbi Kristina was the only child between Brown and the late megastar singer Whitney Houston.

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  • Malaysia says Indian Ocean aeroplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

    KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Sunday that aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year. "We know the flaperon has been officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777 aircraft," Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

    Reuters
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger fights Sylvester Stallone at birthday bash

    Arnold Schwarzenegger threw a star-studded 68th birthday party yesterday (31.07.15). The Terminator actor celebrated hitting the milestone by gathering his friends and family together for the bash and even had a punching competition with his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone who claimed the former bodybuilder is "getting stronger" as he ages. At Arnold's birthday party getting punched out.

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  • Iraq's Jon Stewart combats jihadists with laughs

    Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian is fighting the Islamic State group with biting satire aimed at lifting the aura of fear that is one of the jihadists' strongest weapons. "This round's on the caliph, to mark the first anniversary of the occupation of Mosul," the waiter says before a bomb blast cuts short his reference to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the capture of the northern Iraqi city. Ahmad al-Basheer, who has been likened to renowned US political satirist Jon Stewart, says he aims to "break the image" of the jihadists and their declared puritanical enforcement of sharia Islamic laws.

    AFP
  • Morris crime scene 'like a war zone'

    The site of the Auckland street fight where Connor Morris was killed was "like a war zone" when police showed up, an officer says. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago on Monday from head injuries received during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. On the first day of a four-week long trial in the High Court at Auckland, Michael Murray, 34, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 26-year-old.

    NZ Newswire
  • Don't panic, $1m in super not essential

    It would be nice to have $1 million in your superannuation account when you retire, but it's by no way essential. Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees boss Tom Garcia believes claims that a $1 million or more balance was needed for a comfortable retirement is causing unnecessary fear and concern among older Australians. Most people approaching retirement will draw an income that is a combination of both super and the age pension," he says.

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  • Osborne called into All Blacks squad, Kerr-Barlow returns

    Uncapped winger Patrick Osborne has been called into the extended All Blacks squad for next weekend's Rugby Championship decider against Australia in Sydney and the second test against the Wallabies in Auckland the following week. Scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow also comes back in place of the experienced Andy Ellis and will be desperate to get back into test rugby after missing the Super Rugby season because of a knee injury. Centre Ma'a Nonu was included in the squad despite a shoulder injury suffered in last week's victory over the Springboks that could yet rule him out of Saturday's match at Sydney's Olympic Stadium.

    Reuters
  • Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday. While the embassy did not identify the dead, a source close to the family speaking to AFP and Saudi media indicated that they were bin Laden's stepmother Raja Hashim, his sister Sanaa, the sister's husband Zuhair Hashem, and a Jordanian pilot. The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet came down on Friday as it tried to land at Blackbushe Airport, a small airfield in Hampshire, southern England.

    AFP
  • Tainui to sell up to 50% of retail centre

    Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 per cent of its The Base shopping centre in Te Rapa, northwest Hamilton, using the funds to repay debt and for other investments. The underlying 30 hectare site, which was taken prior to World War II for use as the Te Rapa Air Force Base and returned to the tribe in 1995, would remain in Tainui ownership, it said. "Following a three-month review we believe that now is the right time to seek an experienced joint venture partner and operator to help us take The Base to the next level of excellence," said TGH acting chief executive Chris Joblin.

    NZ Newswire
  • Coco Austin 'bawled' with pregnancy news

    Coco Austin "bawled" when she found out she was pregnant. The 36-year-old reality star - who is expecting her first child with husband Ice-T - has revealed she felt incredibly emotional after discovering the happy news.

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  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Apartment rents are up. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up. The price increases remain modest.

    Associated Press
  • Peters offers voters the `New Kiwi Deal'

    NZ First leader Winston Peters is offering voters the "New Kiwi Deal" which he likens to the economic measures used to take the United States out of the Great Depression. Mr Peters said the party's policy plan was based on exporting and wealth creation. NZ First has campaigned on those policies in the past, and the only new one Mr Peters revealed was what he called the community wage.

    NZ Newswire