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  • SANZAR appeals Hooper rugby ban

    SANZAR has appealed the severity of a one-game ban handed down to Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper, who is at risk of being rubbed out of Saturday week's Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks in Sydney. The announcement by SANZAR late on Friday came a day after Hooper's initial two-match ban was halved by the governing body at a judicial hearing because of his clean record and he was to serve the suspension by missing Manly's Sydney club semi-final on Saturday against Randwick. Hooper was found guilty of striking Argentine five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez in an off-the-ball incident during Australia's 34-9 weekend win over Argentina in Mendoza.

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  • Meth ringleader 'stunned' by 17yr sentence

    The ringleader of a Wellington meth ring run out of an upscale apartment is "pretty stunned" after being jailed for up to 17 years. Kevin Chea was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington on Friday to 17 years in jail with a minimum non parole period of eight and a half years for importing, possessing and supplying a Class A drug. Chea's lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms told NZ Newswire the sentence was "significantly higher" than they'd expected.

    NZ Newswire
  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • Get ready to relive the 2008 crisis: Albert Edwards

    Central banks in the Western world have set the scene for an "even bigger version" of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards has claimed. In a research note on Thursday, Edwards said that China's intervention to stabilize its volatile stock market was part of a larger global story, in which "rock bottom" interest rates and large fiscal deficits in the western world were pushing the global economy towards a fall. "QE (quantitative easing) will be stepped up to such a pace that you will hear the roar of the printing presses from Mars," Edwards said.

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  • Chinese stock meltdown and Windows 10 debut

    China’s stock market crash has been largely overshadowed in the headlines here by the Greek crisis in Europe. On the contrary – many say this crash might have a greater impact on the world economy than the crisis in Greece. Finally, our IT-dedicated segment is focused on the launch of Windows 10.

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  • Friends creator slams cast's pay

    The creator of 'Friends' has blasted the cast's $1 million-an-episode contracts as "ridiculous". The six stars of the popular sitcom - Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer - famously negotiated the huge pay deal for the later series of the show, but Marta Kauffman thinks the figure is "unrealistic". Marta - who is now working with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on 'Grace and Frankie' - said on a panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour: "A million dollars an episode is kinda ridiculous.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. Malaysian investigators are expected in Reunion on Friday and the object, identified by aviation experts as part of a wing, would then be sent to a French military laboratory near Toulouse for checks, French police sources said. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 when the ill-fated flight disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, creating one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

    Reuters
  • Kylie Jenner Says Her New Curves Are Results of Lotions

    Recent photos have shown Kylie Jenner looking curvier, which has prompted speculation that the 17-year-old star has undergone plastic surgery. Well the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is here to set the record straight on where her newfound curves have come from - and no, she didn't get it from her mama. According to Kylie, her fuller butt and breasts are the result of Pure Leef's butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion.

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  • Richest Kiwi earnt $5m a day last year

    The minimum wage may be $14.75 an hour, but the richest New Zealander Graeme Hart took home $63 a second last year - even when he was asleep.Mr Hart has once again topped the National Business Review's rich list released on Thursday, with his estimated

    NZ Newswire
  • Bell sees England to Ashes series lead over Australia

    Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Edgbaston home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test on Friday. Victory, achieved with more than two days to spare, saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series. England, set a modest victory target of 121, finished on 124 for two shortly before tea on Friday's third day.

    AFP
  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades.

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  • Dwayne Johnson: Hulk Hogan's paid the price for racist rant

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has defended Hulk Hogan after he was sacked by the WWE for making racist comments. The 'San Andreas' actor and fellow wrestling champion was "pretty disappointed" when he first heard that the 61-year-old wrestler - whose real name is Terry Bollea - had been dropped for using the 'N-word', in a 2007 sex tape as he speculated about his daughter sleeping with a black man, but he now thinks he has "paid the price". Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton hotel he said: "I've known Terry for years.

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  • Police march kids out of house at gunpoint

    Police "gave very little consideration to women and children" during a raid in which shots were fired and people were unlawfully detained after being marched out of an Auckland house at gunpoint, the police watchdog says. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Thursday said it had found police unlawfully detained two women and three children after an armed raid on a Mangere home in November 2013. Police had gone to the house looking for a man who breached his home detention conditions, but a fight broke out and a police officer fired his weapon when the man's father took out what officers thought was a shotgun.

    NZ Newswire
  • Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

    Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday. "On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen," Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen's union in Borno State, told AFP. The account was confirmed by a local fisherman, Buhari Dan-Malam, who lives in Doron Baga.

    AFP
  • Julia Roberts’ marriage ‘on the rocks’

    Julia Roberts’ relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have “had enough” of the star.A source told US’ OK! magazine: “Danny just doesn’t feel like they

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  • Joseph Parker adds weight for Tupou fight

    Exciting New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has added some bulk for his title fight against Bowie Tupou but the Australian will well and truly trump him for size. Unbeaten Parker chases the 15th win of his professional career on Saturday while Tongan-born Sydneysider Tupou seeks to improve a 10-year record which reads 25 wins from 28 fights. Tupou, 32, is nine years older than the quick-moving Kiwi and at 1.89m is fractionally shorter.

    NZ Newswire
  • Khloé Kardashian, an 'animal'

    Khloé Kardashian is an "animal" according to her personal trainer. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashian' star's fitness guru Gunnar Peterson has praised the 31-year-old beauty for her love of intense work outs. Meanwhile, Khloé recently revealed she is "in love" with her fitness wardrobe.

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  • Woody Allen couldn't predict marriage

    Woody Allen thought his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn would "just be a fling". The legendary director has been married to 44-year-old Soon-Yi since 1997 but has admitted he thought it wouldn't be serious at the beginning.

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  • Al Pacino urges daughter to drop surname

    Al Pacino wants his daughter to change her surname. The 'Scarface' actor also has 14-year-old twins Anton James and Olivia Rose with actress Beverly D'Angelo, but the pair have been given their mother's family name.

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  • Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day. Opposition parties are propping up his left-wing government long enough to negotiate a new bailout and keep the country in the eurozone, while senior members of his own party, Syriza, have revived a campaign to bring back the drachma. On Thursday, lead bailout negotiators are due in Athens.

    Associated Press