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A crowd of people have united to lift a double decker bus to save a trapped unicyclist during rush hour in central London.

  • 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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  • Nicki Minaj demands orgasms

    Meek, 28, recently denied rumours he and Nicki are engaged despite presenting her with a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but the brunette beauty hopes to settle down in the next few years.

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  • A$AP Rocky Tries to Explain Scathing Rita Ora Diss

    A$AP Rocky explains his diss about Rita Ora in his song 'Better Things'. The rapper - whose real name is Rakim Mayers - landed himself in hot water after spitting sexually explicit lyrics about Rita in his new track Better Things.

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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

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  • Couple spend $50,000 on birthday party for three-year-old

    Forget jelly and ice cream - a family have forked out $50,000 on a birthday party for their three year old. Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen, from Perth, Australia, invited 220 people to help celebrate their daughter Lauren's third birthday last weekend - with the same price tag as a fancy wedding. The couple splashed out thousands of pounds on Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters, a magician, a photobooth, face painting, a balloon artist and a popcorn and fairy floss station to entertain the 50 children invited.

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  • Junior All Whites draw 0-0 with Ukraine

    The Junior All Whites and Ukraine have drawn 0-0 in Auckland in the opening match of soccer's Under-20 World Cup after the home side almost snatched a winner in stoppage time. With the clock having just ticked over the 90-minute mark on Saturday, defender Sam Brotherton headed agonisingly wide from a free kick. The result before a 25,000 sell-out at North Harbour Stadium marks an encouraging start for New Zealand, who had to be solid in defence as Ukraine dominated the shot count 17-6.

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  • Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month, line-ball on cut this year, Westpac says

    The Reserve Bank isn't likely to cut the official cash rate at its review on June 11 and may not see scope to cut rates this year as it walks a tightrope between trying to nudge inflation back up within its target band and keeping Auckland's housing market under control, economists at Westpac Banking Corp say. The RBNZ will definitely be taking a wait-and-see approach in June, said Dominick Stephens, chief economist at Westpac. The two conditions for an OCR reduction - weakening inflation and cooling domestic demand - have not been met, and the latest housing market policies are yet to play out their effect, he said.

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  • Five-year-old Christchurch boy named

    Police have named a five-year-old boy who died after suffering serious head injuries. Police have launched a homicide investigation after Leon Michael leFleming Jayet-Cole died in hospital on Friday morning. Leon, who reportedly has autism, was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition after ambulance officers were called to his Papanui home around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

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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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  • Want to travel at the speed of sound? It's happening

    Hyperloop, the transportation brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk which plans to take you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, could be be free to use, according to the CEO of the project. Comparing the business model to that of video games, which have increasingly moved to in-game add-on purchases, Dirk Ahlborn told a question and answer session with CNBC at the Pioneers Festival tech show in Vienna that Hyperloop could follow the same model. Ahlborn said he is looking at other ways for the project to make money but did not outline specific plans.

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  • How much could Russia lose from FIFA scandal?

    Russia has reacted with characteristic fury over speculation that the corruption investigation into FIFA could cost it the right to host the World Cup in 2018. Russia's winning bid to host the World Cup in 2018 is looking increasingly shaky following the widespread charges of endemic corruption against top officials and executives within FIFA, including fraud, bribery and money laundering. High-ranking international soccer officials were arrested early Wednesday as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption at the sport's governing body.

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  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar

    With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful. Since last week, the dollar index has gained more than 2 percent. "I think the markets are rushing to get long dollars again, and I think the FX market is running ahead of rates again," said Vassili Serebriakov, BNP Paribas currency strategist.

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  • Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

    A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended. Zakia Medkour, 43, was also ordered to pay 200,000 euros ($217,000) in damages to her ex-boyfriend Maxime Gaget, 37, for crimes which the prosecution said went "beyond violence" with a "female torturer and a male victim". The pair met in 2007 on the Internet and seven months later moved into a Parisian studio where Medkour lived with her two children.

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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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  • Lewis Hamilton smitten with Kendall Jenner

    The 30-year-old Formula One racing driver, who split from Nicole Scherzinger in February after seven years of dating, is reportedly smitten with the 19-year-old model. The brunette beauty is equally attracted to Lewis and enjoyed spending the day with him on his boat. Another source said: "Kendall definitely has a major flirtation going on with Lewis and seems into him.

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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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  • 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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  • Latham and Ronchi lead New Zealand recovery

    Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi lifted a New Zealand side bristling with attacking intent to 297 for eight at the close on a rain-disrupted first day of the second test against England at Headingley on Friday. Latham made 84 and Ronchi a sublime 88 on his debut, the pair sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 120 to help their side recover from a dire start after losing the toss. England's James Anderson had Martin Guptill caught at slip by Ian Bell for nought in the third over to claim his 400th test wicket.

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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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  • Islamic State photos purport to show unharmed Palmyra ruins

    Islamic State posted photographs online which it said were taken in the central Syrian city of Palmyra and appeared to show its ancient ruins unharmed since the hardline group seized it from government forces. Reuters was not able to independently confirm the authenticity of the photographs posted on jihadi forums by the Islamic State's media branch. Islamic State is an offshoot of al Qaeda that has seized territory in Syria and Iraq and is the target of a U.S.-led air strike campaign in both countries.

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