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Bodies found in search for couple, man arrested

Authorities said two bodies believed to be an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago were found by sheriff's officials and a man was arrested on suspicion of their murder.

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing because of Jennifer Lopez

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday (30.06.15) - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45. A friend said: "Everyone is talking about J-Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Herald fell 'sadly short' in ponytail yarn

    The country's biggest newspaper, the New Zealand Herald, fell "sadly short" of highest professional standards in a story about the waitress who had her hair pulled by Prime Minister John Key, the media watchdog says. In a newly released ruling, the Press Council says then-Herald columnist Rachel Glucina failed to properly represent herself to Aucklander Amanda Bailey, who anonymously complained Mr Key had tugged her hair on numerous occasions at her cafe. Ms Bailey wrote on the left-wing Daily Blog complaining about the incidents in April, prompting an apology from the Prime Minister and a media uproar.

    NZ Newswire
  • The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt

    The International Monetary Fund certainly thinks so, according to a new report in which it argues Greece should get help. After the hell of World War II, the Federal Republic of Germany — commonly known as West Germany — got massive help with its debt from former foes. The 1953 agreement, in which Greece and about 20 other countries effectively wrote off a large chunk of Germany's loans and restructured the rest, is a landmark case that shows how effective debt relief can be.

    Associated Press
  • Mother jailed for nine years for killing eight babies

    A French court jailed a housewife for nine years for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father. Dominique Cottrez, a 51-year-old former health worker, was found guilty of suffocating eight of her babies between 1989 and 2000, shortly after secretly giving birth to them.

    AFP
  • Ashburton tragedy linked to car

    A mother and three pre-school children found dead in a home in Tinwald, Ashburton may have died accidentally from fumes from a car in the garage. A car in the garage connected to the house was out of petrol and its battery was flat when the bodies were found on Thursday, Superintendent John Price, the Canterbury district commander, says. "It appears that this is a very unusual death but that it's an accidental tragedy," Supt Price said.

    NZ Newswire 36 mins ago
  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river shortly after take-off from Taipei's Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on board. Disturbing cockpit transcripts released by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council revealed the pilots trying to deal with an engine that had lost power, but then reducing the thrust of the other, functioning engine.

    AFP
  • Singer caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocese

    Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary say the building is theirs, and they've sold it to a local restaurateur, Dana Hollister, who has already moved in. In a June 19 lawsuit, the archdiocese claims it is responsible for selling the property, and plans a $14.5 million deal with another buyer.

    Associated Press
  • 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

    A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict. German national Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused of 300,000 counts of "accessory to murder" in the cases of deported Hungarian Jews sent to the gas chambers between May and July 1944. "In view of the scale of the crimes committed in Auschwitz and in other places, I do not believe I am entitled to make such a request," he said.

    AFP
  • Val Doonican dead at 88

    Val Doonican has died at the age of 88.The Irish singer and entertainer passed away "peacefully" at home in Buckinghamshire, South East England, his family confirmed this morning (02.07.15).His family said in a statement: "He was a wonderful husband,

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  • Legal battle wouldn't thrill Dad: Rinehart

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father would have "great feelings" about what she has achieved but would not be thrilled by the family's court battles. After a bitter legal battle with her two eldest children over control of the family trust, estimated to be worth up to $5 billion, Mrs Rinehart has spoken to the ABC's Australian Story about the family disputes and building its iron ore business. "I know very well my father would have great feelings about what I have done," Mrs Rinehart said.

    AAP
  • Kendra Wilkinson: 'Motherhood has given me the body I always wanted'

    Kendra Wilkinson Baskett has the body she's always wanted after having two children. The former Playboy model is mother to Hank Jr, five, and Alijah, 13 months, with husband Hank Baskett, and is no longer concerned with having a flawless figure. Kendra said: "I'm not trying to be perfect anymore.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ with parallel imports

    July 1 (BusinessDesk) - 2 Cheap Cars, which has built a nationwide chain of auto yards selling used imports since starting four years ago, said it plans to enter the market for new cars by parallel importing of Toyota, Honda and Mazda vehicles. Chief executive and 50 percent shareholder Eugene Williams claims his company will be able to undercut the official dealerships by as much as $10,000 on the price of a new car and he is targeting 10 percent of the new car Japanese market in New Zealand within three years. Williams told BusinessDesk his company will buy the cars from dealerships in Japan rather than from the manufacturers but that they will still be able to be sold as new in New Zealand because they won't have been registered in Japan.

    BusinessDesk
  • Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attack

    A bodyboarder was fighting for his life on Thursday after being attacked by a shark on Australia's east coast, close to where a Japanese surfer was killed earlier this year, rescue officials said. The attack was in the same area where Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara, 41, died after his legs were torn off by a shark in February. The scene of the latest attack, Lighthouse Beach, was where Peter Edmonds, 16, was killed by a shark while bodyboarding in 2008, national radio reported.

    AFP
  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    Thailand earns $7 billion a year from a seafood industry that runs on labor from the poorest parts of the country, along with Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma. As overfishing decimates stocks near Thailand's shores, trawlers have been forced to venture farther and farther into more plentiful foreign waters. After easily skirting police at the border with Thailand and being held in a small shed with little food for more than a month, Myint was shoved onto a boat.

    Associated Press
  • Macy's cuts ties with Trump, New York City reviews contracts

    In New York City, where Trump built his fortune in real estate, his company has a contract to run a golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Trump also manages two public skating rinks in Manhattan's Central Park.

    Reuters
  • Auckland property boom spreads wider

    New Zealand property values have risen at their fastest pace in more than a year, as a shortage of homes in Auckland prompted house-hunters to cast their net wider to surrounding areas. National property values accelerated 9.3 per cent in the 12 months through June to an average $520,585, matching the pace in February last year. Values in the Auckland region surged 17 per cent to $840,165, the fastest pace since 2004, according to state-owned agency Quotable Value.

    NZ Newswire
  • Kim Dotcom appeals to win fortune back

    The Megaupload founder made an opening submission to the US Court of Appeal on Thursday to regain control of $US67 million ($NZ100m) worth of assets he forfeited. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) won a default judgment on the contested assets in a district court in Virginia earlier in 2015. Mr Dotcom attacked the ruling saying the judge was not adequately prepared for the case.

    NZ Newswire
  • 10 Tips to make groceries last longer and save cash

    Saving on groceries is not just about smart shopping. If you are throwing food away you are wasting cash and all the tips you’ve used to save money at the grocery store will be for nothing. Below are some tips for making your groceries last longer.

    Yahoo Finance
  • North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

    North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international civilian flights, opened for service on Wednesday, state media said. "The terminal was built in a modern way from the gatepost to the airport to departure lounge, entry formalities hall, service halls, etc.," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

    AFP
  • Decline in dairy price a warning sign for economy

    A slump in the price of dairy is being seen as a major warning sign for the economy. The ASB's chief economist, Nick Tuffley, said they have revised their dairy payout forecast down to $5 per kg of milk solids. The ASB is expecting three consecutive cuts in interest rates with a slow down in growth, falling dairy prices, and uncertainty in international markets.

    Newstalk ZB