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  • Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

    Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father whom police alleged Wednesday organised the horrific abuse over two years. The paedophile ring was smashed last week when detectives in Western Australia arrested the men, aged between 35 and 47, after a tip-off from the public. As an example of the nature of the alleged offences, police said one man alone was in possession of 200,000 videos and four million images, although they were not only of the Perth teenager.

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  • Khloe Kardashian 'traumatised' by Kris Jenner's lovemaking

    Khloe Kardashian is "traumatised" after hearing her mother have sex with Corey Gamble. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star was horrified when she and sister Kim Kardashian West went into 57-year-old Kris Jenner's house only to realise she was getting intimate with her 34-year-old boyfriend. Khloe said: "Hearing them have sex is wild and I'm traumatised.

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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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  • Peters expelled, MPs walk out in protest

    NZ First MPs staged a protest walkout in parliament after their leader Winston Peters was expelled from the debating chamber by Speaker David Carter. The row started when Social Development Minister Anne Tolley apologised for giving a wrong answer last week to a question from NZ First's Darroch Ball. Mr Carter refused to uphold the complaint, and when Mr Peters wouldn't accept the ruling he was ordered out.

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  • Westland Milk cuts farmgate payout further

    New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative Westland Milk Products has cut its forecast milk payout to farmers for this season and next as global dairy prices remain weak. The Hokitika-based company has trimmed 10 cents off its payout for the current season and will slash next season's by $1. It will pay $4.80 to $4.90 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2014/15 season, with the final payout to be determined at the September board meeting, it said.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family Releases a Heartbreaking Statement About Her Death

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's family has spoken out about her death for the first time. The Houston family has released a statement about Bobbi Kristina Brown's death on her late mother's Facebook page. "On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully.

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  • 10 wealthiest couples on the planet

    Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks are No. 3 on the list with $65 billion. D MA MB MC MD ME MG

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  • Treasure hunters find Spanish gold coins off coast of Florida

    A family of treasure hunters has found booty worth an estimated $1 million from an 18th century Spanish shipwreck off Florida, the company that hired them said Tuesday. The find includes 51 gold coins, 12 meters (40 feet) of ornate gold chain and a single coin called a Royal that was made for then King Felipe V. The latter is the most important piece of all because it is so rare, Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC told the Florida Today news website.

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  • Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

    It's El Nino — most likely, the largest in well over a decade, forecasters say. This is El Nino. Droughts are triggered in places like Australia and India, but elsewhere, droughts are quenched and floods replace them.

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  • Hulk Hogan defended by pals

    Kevin Nash has defended Hulk Hogan after he was sacked by the WWE for using a racial slur. The 61-year-old wrester - whose real name is Terry Bollea - can be heard in a 2007 sex tape, with the recording made public just last week, using the 'N-word' as he speculated about his daughter sleeping with a black man. Kevin tweeted: "I've spent the last 23 years of my life with Hulk.

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  • New Zealand central bank says dairy slump could worsen

    New Zealand's central bank warned Wednesday that a prolonged slump in dairy prices could get worse, forcing interest rates down to maintain growth in the farm-reliant economy. Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Graeme Wheeler said the price of whole milk powder had plummeted 63 percent since February 2014 and was still under pressure. "High stockpiles of whole milk powder in China, the increase in global milk supply, and the trade diversion issues involving Russia make for a very uncertain future, with the potential for further downward pressure on global dairy prices," he said.

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  • $A falls after Chinese equities meltdown

    The Australian dollar is weaker following an aggressive sell-off in Chinese equities. China will unleash more funds to stabilise its jittery share market, after Shanghai stocks posted their biggest daily fall for more than eight years. BK Asset Management managing director of FX strategy Boris Schlossberg said the Aussie was also still suffering from commodity price drops.

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  • Fifita's welfare crucial, says Sharks boss

    Andrew Fifita's mental welfare is a major consideration as Cronulla and the NRL continue to investigate allegations that the representative star and twin brother David threatened match officials last weekend. The twins have been stood down by the Sharks pending the conclusion of the investigation and banned for 12 months from Penrith junior rugby league matches following the incident at Glenwood on Saturday. Andrew Fifita earlier this season revealed he suffered from depression last year after losing his NSW State of Origin and Australian Test spots and enduring the stress of having a multi-million-dollar deal with Canterbury ripped up.

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  • NZ dollar gains as Beijing steps in

    The New Zealand dollar rose after Beijing said it was continuing efforts to support the ailing Chinese stock market while locally traders await a speech by the Reserve Bank governor. China's Shanghai Composite index was down about 1 per cent in early afternoon trading, having slumped 8.5 per cent a day earlier. Chinese regulators said on Monday that China Securities Finance Corp, set up by Beijing to provide margin financing and liquidity, would remain in the market and the government would do what it could to avert "systemic risks".

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  • Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput's Wedding Details: From Invites And Outfits To Menu And Ceremonies

    Shahid Kapoor is the boy next door of the entertainment industry. The 'Kaminey’ actor has finally decided that it is time for him to settle down, as he recently got engaged to Delhi-based college student, Mira Rajput. So, here we come with everything you need to know about Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming wedding, from guests to outfits, from menu to venue.

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  • Dairy owner's killer keeps name secret

    In a furious statement directed at defence lawyers and legal system, the relatives of Railside Dairy owner Arun Kumar have also said they would boycott the sentencing of the boy found guilty of his manslaughter. A younger boy, 13, was in June found not guilty of a charge of manslaughter over Mr Kumar's death. At a hearing in the High Court at Auckland about whether to maintain name suppression for both boys accused of his killing, Crown prosecutor Kieran Raftery said Mr Kumar's family had said they wanted his name suppression - in place because of his age - lifted.

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  • Pulse sign star school shooter Wilson

    Central Pulse have signed prodigiously talented 17-year-old New Zealand basketball representative Maia Wilson to their trans-Tasman league roster. Wilson represented the Tall Ferns last year at the age of 16 and has turned down the offer of a basketball scholarship at the University of Idaho to play for the Pulse. Multi-skilled Mt Albert Grammar School shooter Wilson has been a member of the New Zealand secondary schools netball team for three years and in June became the youngest player to trial for the Silver Ferns.

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  • Tombstone of SS officer stolen from Normandy cemetery

    The gravestone of a formidable Nazi SS tank commander has been stolen from a German cemetery in the small Normandy town of La Cambe, municipal sources said Tuesday. A German national from the area who preferred to remain anonymous identified the SS officer whose tombstone was stolen "a few days ago" as tank commander Michael Wittmann.

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  • School hours change plan irks union

    The government is jumping the gun by proposing reforms to school hours without talking to the industry, the country's largest teachers' union says. The government on Wednesday announced it was mulling giving schools greater flexibility to set their opening hours and allowing principals to be in charge of more than one school. "We know the government is considering wide-sweeping changes to the legislation that include the way schools are funded as well as reforms around varying opening hours and principals running several schools," she said.

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  • Swedish wreck divers claim 'Russian mini sub' discovery

    Swedish wreck divers said Monday they had found the wreck of a Russian mini-submarine in Swedish territorial waters, nine months after a high-profile hunt in Sweden for a mystery submarine. "It is they who claim it's a submarine," Swedish Armed Forces spokesman Anders Kallin told AFP. According to Stefan Hogeborn, a diver from the Ocean X Team company that made the discovery, the vessel is "completely intact" with "no visible damage to the hull" and the hatches closed.

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