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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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  • Demi Lovato reveals mental illness struggles

    Demi Lovato thinks it's "okay to have a mental illness". The 22-year-old singer has been dealing with bipolar disorder for several years and has, therefore, launched her own campaign aimed at tackling the negative stigma against mental illness.

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  • No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

    Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. The women were arrested this month during an operation involving Honolulu police and federal authorities. "Although the conduct might have constituted a technical violation of the law, proof beyond a reasonable doubt could not be established," Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Carter fires Crusaders to win

    All Blacks pivot Dan Carter's return to five-eighth fired the Crusaders to a 35-18 win over Super Rugby leaders the Hurricanes in Nelson. Both teams struggled to win their own lineouts in the opening half-hour, but the Crusaders proved more punishing.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anderson savours 'nice moment' as he joins 400 club

    James Anderson said he had enjoyed a "nice moment" after becoming the first England bowler, and 12th overall, to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed New Zealand's Martin Guptill on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. Anderson, who started this match with 399 Test wickets, needed just eight balls to reach the landmark on Friday when he had opener Guptill well-caught for a duck by Ian Bell, who held a sharp chance above his head at second slip off a classic swinging delivery. Lancashire paceman Anderson, 32, achieved the milestone in his 104th Test.

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  • Fonterra cuts payout again

    Fonterra has cut its forecast payout to farmers for the second time in less than a month. The world's biggest dairy exporter has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the current season by 10 cents to $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids. "World markets are over-supplied with dairy commodities after farmers globally increased production in response to the very good prices paid 12-18 months ago.

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  • Paloma Faith regrets not having casual sex

    Speaking to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, Paloma said: "I've never had a one night stand and I've always had this romantic idea that love conquers all. Now I'm aware I have sexual needs and I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

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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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  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Citing Washington's mutual defense treaty with Manila, Carter "stressed that the US commitment to defend the Philippines is ironclad," the Pentagon said in a statement.

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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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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

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  • NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop as Fed eyes rate hikes, questions loom over local economy

    The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2.4 percent weekly drop against the greenback as comments by Federal Reserve officials revive expectations the world's biggest central bank will hike interest rates this year, while investors grow wary about the local outlook. The kiwi sank to 71.32 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 73.11 cents on Friday in New York last week. A BusinessDesk survey of 13 currency advisers predicted the kiwi would trade between 70.60 US cents and 75 cents this week, with 11 expecting it to fall and two betting it would gain.

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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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  • 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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  • Dwayne Johnson begged San Andreas director not to kill Kylie

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson begged 'San Andreas' director Brad Peyton not to kill Kylie Minogue's character. The 43-year-old actor has revealed he had a heart to heart with the filmmaker and pleaded with him not kill off the 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' hitmaker's character Susan Riddick. Dwayne said: "Brad Peyton, the director, I told him, 'Don't kill Kylie'.

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  • Russia, Qatar votes cost FIFA: Blatter

    The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. In 2010, Russia was chosen to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament amid widespread allegations of wrongdoing.

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  • Top secret airport lounges for the elite

    Access to a business for first class lounge during our travels is a treat for most of us but is it any different for the the rich and famous customers of commercial airlines? Well Air New Zealand offers an invite-only service that is definitely a step up from the Koru lounge. Subtley named Elite Priority One, invitations can only be issued by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and his top executives and details of the lounge locations are top secret.

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