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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced. A source said: "Jen has actually been preparing herself emotionally for this divorce for some time. The couple, whose 10-year anniversary is coming up on 29 June, haven't been seen together in public for a month, and Ben, 42, has been spotted without his wedding ring in Canada while Jennifer celebrated her 43rd birthday on 17 April without him, but with her friends who think the 'Gone Girl' star is a "horrible fit".

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  • 2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district. Xilin Chen and his son, Tom Chen, signed plea agreements in federal court in Los Angeles this week, and a judge is expected to accept the agreements at a hearing Friday. The Chens' attorneys didn't respond to requests for comment Thursday on the plea agreements.

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  • The Duchess of Cambridge Is Only Getting Four Weeks Maternity Leave

    The Queen reportedly wants the Duchess of Cambridge to get back to work, only weeks after welcoming her daughter Princess Charlotte. According to OK! Magazine, the monarch thinks one month "is more than enough time for Kate to take off” and she wants her granddaughter-in-law to be front and centre for the monarch's birthday parade on June 13th. Kate will be on show for it, dressed up in a smart outfit, with the eyes of the world on her,” the magazine quotes a source close to the royals as saying.

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  • Japan dolphin fishermen vow to continue slaughter

    Japanese fishermen vowed Wednesday to continue their dolphin hunt, despite a pledge by zoos and aquariums not to buy animals caught with the controversial method. "We will never stop it," Yoshifumi Kai of the fisherman's cooperative in the western Japanese town of Taiji, where the hunt takes place, told reporters. The press conference came a week after Japan's zoos and aquariums voted to stop using dolphins caught by the so-called "drive hunt" method, as demanded by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

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  • Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart loses control of family trust

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart was Thursday ordered by a court to relinquish control of a multi-billion dollar family trust to her eldest daughter, culminating a long and bitter feud. The New South Wales Supreme Court appointed Bianca Rinehart as head of the trust, reportedly worth Aus$4.0-5.0 billion (US$3.1-3.8 billion), which was established by her grandfather, the late mining magnate Lang Hancock. It ordered Gina Rinehart to deliver the trust documents and accounts to her daughter.

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  • Lena Dunham: Everyone on Girls has seen my vagina

    Lena Dunham's vagina has been seen by "everyone" who works on 'Girls'. The 29-year-old creator, writer and star of the HBO series has revealed she's scrapped wearing nude patches while filming sex scenes for her hit TV show, meaning her private parts have been exposed to those people who work on the set. Lena said wearing the patch was uncomfortable and so she decided to film her sex scenes without one.

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  • Scrap dealer loses battle over stolen cars

    Six years after he was first charged, a disgraced Auckland doctor-turned scrap metal dealer has failed in the country's highest court to get convictions for receiving stolen cars overturned. The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal of Rhys Cullen, who had been fighting the 15 convictions saying he never knew the cars were stolen. Cullen, who once made headlines as the Papakura GP struck off for prescribing large amounts of cold medicine used to make P, was the sole director of scrap yard Tamaki Metals.

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  • Overseas rugby market not overly hot: Tew

    Overseas clubs are targeting young All Blacks more than ever before but New Zealand Rugby is taking solace that they aren't being offered extravagant sums. Chief executive Steve Tew says a New Zealand Rugby analysis into the offshore player market produced some encouraging findings, namely that financial inducements aren't significantly greater than five-10 years ago. The money on offer then was comparable to what has lured current All Blacks Colin Slade, 27, and Charles Piutau, 23, to European next year, Tew said.

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  • Emilia Clarke reveals why she turned down Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Emilia Clarke rejected a role in Fifty Shades Of Grey because of the "huge amount of nudity" in the movie. The 28-year-old actress - who's best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones - has revealed she was in line to play the part of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling novel, but turned it down because she was worried about being typecast.

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  • Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese cracked after a century

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman Regis Nyffeler, adding that bits of hay fell into it and then eventually caused the holes.

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  • 65-year-old mum's quadruplets face big health risks

    Doctors at a Berlin clinic say quadruplets, whose very premature births to a 65-year-old German mother have captured headlines and stirred debate, face big health risks. Eight days after their delivery about 15 weeks early, two of the newborns are receiving help breathing and one has undergone surgery for an intestinal problem, said the medical experts at the prestigious Charite hospital. Teacher Annegret Raunigk, who has already had 13 children, gave birth to the quadruplets by caesarian section in the 26th week of pregnancy, after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatment with two anonymous donors.

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  • NZ man acquitted of Perth man's death

    New Zealander Patrick Sunill Lilii was chatting with friends outside a Perth nightclub when he felt a man jump on him and wrap arms around his neck. It was Zak Harvey giving him a hug. The 32-year-old was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, but his head injuries were too severe for him to survive and eventually his life support was switched off.

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  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion.

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  • Iraqi forces take positions on Ramadi outskirts

    Iraqi forces took up positions around Ramadi on Wednesday, seizing two districts after clashes with jihadists. Iraqi forces fought IS militants on the southern outskirts of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq's western Anbar province which the jihadists seized on May 17. Hashed al-Shaabi is an umbrella group for mostly Shiite militias and volunteers that the government called in after Ramadi fell to IS.

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  • Puhoi 'holiday highway' draws more fire

    A public-private partnership will make a controversial highway project even more expensive, opposition parties say. On Wednesday, the government announced its Puhoi to Warkworth highway project would be moving ahead as a PPP, with the New Zealand Transport Agency to invite private companies to make proposals for financing, designing and building the so-called "holiday highway". Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the project would be the first step of a previously promised Puhoi to Wellsford project intended to link Northland to Auckland.

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  • Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea

    A group of Russian divers said Wednesday they had found Byzantine-era ship wreckage in the Black Sea off Crimea that included a trove of 10th century pottery. The wreck was discovered off the coast of Sevastopol in Crimea, the peninsula with a rich history that Russia annexed last year from Ukraine, and could have come from a collision between several ships, the expedition leaders said in a statement. "This archaeological discovery, judging by its size, could become one of the biggest known finds to date," the statement from dive chief Roman Dunayev and Russian Academy of Sciences historian Viktor Lebedinsky said.

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  • Insight - All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world's best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by U.S. firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc, would pull out within weeks.

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  • New species of human ancestor found in Ethiopia

    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens?

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  • Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

    A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended. Zakia Medkour, 43, was also ordered to pay 200,000 euros ($217,000) in damages to her ex-boyfriend Maxime Gaget, 37, for crimes which the prosecution said went "beyond violence" with a "female torturer and a male victim". The pair met in 2007 on the Internet and seven months later moved into a Parisian studio where Medkour lived with her two children.

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  • Lewis Hamilton smitten with Kendall Jenner

    The 30-year-old Formula One racing driver, who split from Nicole Scherzinger in February after seven years of dating, is reportedly smitten with the 19-year-old model. The brunette beauty is equally attracted to Lewis and enjoyed spending the day with him on his boat. Another source said: "Kendall definitely has a major flirtation going on with Lewis and seems into him.

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