• Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones Tuesday, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison. The family members of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" heroin trafficking group, arrived at Nusakambangan prison calling for mercy for their loved ones, with Sukumaran's sister collapsing and having to be carried, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

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  • John Stamos 'Calls Bulls**t' on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 'Full House' Shock

    John Stamos doesn't believe that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen didn't know about the Full House spin-off. It looks like Uncle Jesse is disappointed by Michelle Tanner's recent comments about a Full House reboot. John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the '90s TV show, announced last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show was coming back with a spin-off, titled Fuller House.

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education by making transcripts available and coordinating with other educational institutions to accept them. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and Oregon, as well as Everest and WyoTech schools in California, Arizona and New York.

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  • Mysterious clouds form 'god-like' figure over volcano

    Ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano has heaped more misery on air passengers across South America, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week's two powerful eruptions. A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, Calbuco sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash and lava Wednesday and Thursday, forcing 6,500 people living nearby to evacuate and blanketed southern Chile in suffocating volcanic debris.

  • Murder accused was wearing GPS anklet

    The man accused of raping and killing Auckland mother Blessie Gotingco was wearing a GPS tracking anklet at the time of the murder, a court has been told. A High Court trial is under way in Auckland on Tuesday for a 28-year-old man charged with the rape and murder of Ms Gotingco, whose body was found in a North Shore cemetery last May. During his opening address on the first day of the three-week trial, Justice Timothy Brewer warned the jury of seven men and five women to "focus on the facts" and try not to be affected by emotion.

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  • Dunedin hunter missing for nine days

    Heavy rain and fog are hampering the search for a Dunedin hunter lost for nine days in South Canterbury bush. Murray Edge, 64, was hunting with a friend in the upper reaches of the Tengawai River, near Fairlie, the weekend before last when he became lost about 8.30pm on Sunday, April 19. Canterbury rural area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said on Tuesday that the search continues, with police identifying several keys areas to look within the original five square kilometre search zone.

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  • Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

  • Key's hair-pulling reaches parliament

    Prime Minister John Key's ponytail-pulling has reached parliament. Mr Key is in Saudi Arabia and his deputy, Bill English, had to face opposition MPs on Tuesday. Ms Bailey says she felt humiliated and he continued doing it after she told him she didn't like it.

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  • Duchess Catherine to be induced?

    Britain's Duchess Catherine could have her labour induced this week. The 33-year-old royal - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage to Prince William - is believed to have been due to give birth to her second child on April 23 and, with doctors at St. Mary's Hospital's Lindo Wing reportedly reluctant to allow a woman to go over a week past her due date, she could receive medical attention to speed up the process. It is believed Catherine and William welcomed their son Prince George, now 21 months, into the world three days late.

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  • Jail for trout poacher but another missing

    A trout poacher who took more than 30 trout from a protected Bay of Plenty spawning stream has been jailed for a year. Thomas Tawha, 42, a self-described kaumatua of Whakatane, was sentenced in Rotorua District Court on Tuesday by Judge Jim Weir. Tawha was to have been sentenced with his co-offender David Leef, 36, but Leef failed to appear.

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  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned by Presley, will remain permanently at the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and career of the late singer. The larger plane, a Convair 880 named after Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, is like a customized flying limousine, complete with a large bed, a stereo system, conference room and gold-plated bathroom fixtures.

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  • Tuna company, 2 employees charged in death of worker in oven

    Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday by Los Angeles prosecutors with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant in October 2012 when co-workers loaded it with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and turned it on. The company, its plant Operations Director Angel Rodriguez and former safety manager Saul Florez were each charged with three counts of violating Occupational Safety & Health Administration rules that caused a death.

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  • Kris worried she 'failed' Bruce Jenner

    Kris Jenner thinks she "failed" Bruce Jenner. "Hearing Bruce say that they would still be together if she were able to handle his transition better than she did sent chills throughout her entire body. An insider added to HollywoodLife.com: "Bruce assured her that she didn't fail him and told her she was 'the perfect wife' and that 'everything happens for a reason'.

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  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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  • Ed Sheeran loses over 40 pounds

    Ed Sheeran has lost over 40lbs. During a visit to a Subway fast food restaurant in Australia with '60 Minutes' reporter Peter Stefanovic, he joked about his eating habits. Ed replied: "No, just 'Ed Sheeran: Fat F**k'! No, I lost a lot of weight.

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  • Russia jails three for WWII memorial 'twerk'

    A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online. Prosecutors launched a check after the group of six dancers, one of whom was a minor and was not jailed or fined, posted a video on YouTube of the dance in front of a World War II memorial complex. Prosecutors said the women were performing "an erotic and sexual twerk dance," a dance craze made famous by pop artists such as Beyonce and Miley Cyrus.

  • Blake Lively Didn't Love Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively. Photo: Getty Images.Gossip Girl might have millions of fans around the world, but Blake Lively isn't one of them.The actress and mum-of-one opened up to the LA Times over the weekend, saying that by the time season six wrapped, she felt

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

  • Volkswagen board members demanded Piech go after learning of secret plot

    BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, who resigned as chairman of Volkswagen over the weekend, sowed the seeds of his own demise by reneging on a deal to support CEO Martin Winterkorn and secretly plotting to oust him instead, according to sources close to the VW board. When news leaked out last week that Piech had been lobbying family members behind the scenes to install Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of Porsche, at the helm of VW, the company's powerful works council and its home state of Lower Saxony - a top shareholder - decided they had had enough. "It was one of the straws that broke the camel's back," a source close to one of the VW board's labour representatives, told Reuters, referring to a doomed attempt by Piech to convince fellow family members to dump Winterkorn and install Mueller.

  • Injured Argentina rally fans in 'serious' condition

    Three spectators were in a serious condition on Sunday after a car careered off the track and ploughed into the crowd at the Rally of Argentina, organisers said. The accident happened during Saturday's action when New Zealand's Hayden Paddon lost control of his Hyundai car at the 1.5km mark of the ninth stage which was eventually cancelled. According to witnesses at the scene, spectators had been warned by police to move back from the racing line for their own safety but their pleas were largely ignored.