• Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

    A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. Television footage showed that large numbers of offices and homes had collapsed in Kathmandu while roads had been split in two by the force of the impact. Panicked residents rushed into the streets as the tremor erupted around midday, with the impact felt hundreds of miles away in big swathes of northern India and even in Bangladesh.

    AFP
  • 13 Actors You Didn't Know Were Gay In Real Life

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    These actors don’t exactly deny their sexuality neither do they talk about it. Here are some of the actors you didn’t know were gay in real life.

  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

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  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino

    Two Australian drug traffickers and a Filipino woman were on Saturday given official notification by Indonesia that they will be executed, but with no given date, reports and a lawyer said. Consular officials had earlier Saturday been summoned to a town near Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island where Indonesia carries out its executions. Jakarta must give 72 hours notice before an execution and News Limited newspapers in Australia said Indonesian authorities had confirmed the two Australians would be among a group of death row prisoners to be shot as early as next week.

    AFP
  • Anzac disruption prompts Bikies apology

    Bikies have apologised for disrupting the Anzac Day dawn service in a small North Island township, after their revving drowned out the Last Post. The commemoration at Waiouru was interrupted by members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, who were passing through the tiny settlement on Saturday morning. The club has apologised, saying riders had thought the service was finished, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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  • Kate Upton Speaks Out Over Nude Photo Scandal

    Model Kate Upton has opened up about the nude photo hacking scandal, saying she was tempted to delete all her social media accounts as a result. Along with celebrities including Amber Heard and Jennifer Lawrence, 22-year old Upton was the target of hackers who revealed intimate images of the model online without her consent. "It was very difficult," Upton told the Evening Standard.

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  • Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Spotted on a Date in NYC

    Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have been spotted attending a Broadway play together in New York. Just when we thought Bradley Cooper was reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Suki Waterhouse after the two were spotted at Coachella together, another stunning model has come into the mix. The actor was spotted on a Broadway date with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo's recent ex, Irina Shayk.

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

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  • 10 Dumb Credit Card Mistakes You're Making

    Wondering how you can use your credit card better? Credit card companies don't make as much money if consumers don't use their cards. If you haven't used your credit card in awhile, your credit card issuer could deem your card inactive and close your account, which could negatively impact your credit.

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  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

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  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

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  • Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director. According to a Hindustan Times report, Taranjit Kaur Hundal, barged into the office of Mayor World School director Jyoti Nagrani and closed the door from inside. The police have lodged an FIR against Taranjit Kaur under sections 451 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 452 (house trespass after preparation to hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

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  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • 'Top Gear' host James May says won't return without Clarkson

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Top Gear" host James May said Thursday he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on. Earlier in the day, the BBC said on its website that "Top Gear" producer Andy Wilman "has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's departure".

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  • What really happened when this plane nosedived 20,000 feet for an emergency landing?

    Passengers aboard a SkyWest Airlines flight got the scare of their lives when the plane took a sudden eight-minute nosedive. According to Marissa Snow, spokeswoman for SkyWest, the pilot made the rapid descent “out of an abundance of caution.” But this choice left passengers scared and holding on for dear life. After the descent, the Chicago-to-Harford flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo.

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  • Sandra Bullock: My family isn't what I imagined it'd be

    Sandra Bullock's family life isn't what she imagined it would be. The 'Miss Congeniality' star raises five-year-old son Louis Bardo as a single parent and says she doesn't think it could get any "better". My family looks nothing like I ever imagined it would.

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  • Man fighting for life after shark attack in Australia

    A surfer was fighting for his life on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in Australia's south, police said, with onlookers claiming the animal swam off with his leg in its mouth. The man was surfing at Fishery Bay in Port Lincoln National Park, some 245 kilometres (150 miles) west of Adelaide, when the shark attacked him. "The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Port Lincoln Hospital," South Australia state police said, adding in a later update that he was in a critical condition with "serious leg injuries".

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  • Boxing promoter Maloney returns to work after sex change

    Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank, announced her return to work on Thursday after undergoing gender realignment surgery. During a 30-year career, Maloney helped fighters including Lennox Lewis, Paul Ingle and Scott Harrison to world titles before retiring in October 2013 and then revealing her desire to be known as a woman last August. Responding to suggestions her sex change had been a marketing ploy, Maloney said: "If the people who think that want to go through what I've been through, they are welcome to try it.

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  • David Arquette on sibling's transition

    David Arquette found referring to Alexis Arquette as his sister one of the "hardest parts" of her transition. The 'Scream' actor's sibling transitioned from male to female - changing her name from Robert - in 2007 so he can identify with what the Kardashian-Jenner family are going through with patriarch Bruce Jenner's decision to undergo gender reassignment and hopes he is "comfortable" with his decision. Asked about Bruce's situation, David said: "It's such a personal thing, especially being in the spotlight.

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  • Why is Greece flirting with the Russians?

    Fear is running amok yet again that the cash-strapped Greek government will default on its loans to its European partners and the International Monetary Fund. While its fate is still unknown, one thing has become clear this week: Greeks are scrambling to find assistance from wherever they can find it-its own government's coffers, and even with overtures to Washington and Moscow. In the midst of this financial cobweb, the Greeks are playing proverbial footsie with the Russians.

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