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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 'is injured in every film'

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has never filmed a movie without being injured. If it's an elbow injury or shoulder injury or a knee injury or an ankle injury or something, or you cut your head open, because you know it's through some crazy thing, you just bang your head into the camera when you do the stunts.

    Bang Showbiz 56 mins ago
  • IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'

    The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. "The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. The Britain-based monitor said the executions took place on Monday and Sunday and involved two couples.

    AFP 35 mins ago
  • The Queen told Lewis Hamilton off for bad manners

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth told Lewis Hamilton off for his bad table manners. Lewis said: "I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to The Queen. Despite this telling off, Lewis went on to say that The Queen is "really cool".

    Bang Showbiz
  • South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

    South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday. The military, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state's northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. "Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people," the UN said.

    AFP
  • What happens if Greece defaults on IMF?

    Greece could take a risky step into the unknown Tuesday if it misses, as expected, a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund. Already on its second IMF crisis bailout program, if Athens does not make the payment it would immediately be cut off from access to Fund services and facilities. To help fund a budget shortfall and keep current on all its obligations, Athens has been negotiating to get another 7.2 billion euros in bailout funds from the IMF and European Union.

    AFP
  • Elderly man left to die on hospital floor

    Nurses who left an elderly man dying on a hospital floor from a brain bleed have been forced to apologise to his family. On Monday, deputy health and disability commissioner Theo Baker released a report finding a district health board and a number of registered nurses had breached multiple standards in the way the man was treated leading up to his death in 2013. The patient, who had a record of several psychiatric conditions, including bi-polar disorder, voluntarily admitted himself in a psychiatric hospital without his family knowing.

    NZ Newswire
  • Exciting Maori All Blacks squad announced

    Brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane are among a clutch of rising stars of New Zealand rugby included in the Maori All Blacks squad for two games in July. Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai is captain and one of 21 Super Rugby players included in coach Colin Cooper's squad of 27 for fixtures against Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians. Powerhouse Blues loose forward Akira Ioane, 20, was a standout figure for the New Zealand team who clinched the junior world championship in Italy this month.

    NZ Newswire
  • Pilots fired after snapping selfies with model in cockpit

    In the world of aviation, on-the-job selfies are the quickest way to find yourself in the unemployment line. Two pilots were fired after taking photos with an actress in the cockpit during a flight on Tuesday from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, shared the photos with her 405,000 followers on Twitter.

    Total Travel
  • Chainsawing tutor injured in first lesson

    The Waiariki Institute of Technology tutor suffered fractures to his right shoulder, lower back, leg and five ribs, collapsed lungs, bruised vertebrae and severe abdominal pain and swelling. WorkSafe said the tutor - who had not taught a tertiary course before - was employed on a pre-forestry apprenticeship programme where students are taught how to operate a chainsaw. "Waiariki Institute of Technology should have assessed the tutor's competence in tree felling before he taught any classes," said Jo Pugh, WorkSafe's chief inspector of assessments in the Central region.

    NZ Newswire
  • TeamTalk shares drop on accounting charge, extended debt facility

    TeamTalk shares dropped 6.3 percent after the telecommunications company warned net profit will be hit by a revaluation of interest rate swaps and said it had reduced the size of its debt facility after extending the credit line for three years. Wellington-based TeamTalk has lowered the value of its fixed interest rate swap portfolio due to "wholesale interest rates falling significantly in the period" and expects that will have a negative non-cash affect on the bottom line, it said in a statement.

    BusinessDesk
  • Kate and Oliver Hudson 'not surprised' at disownment

    Kate and Oliver Hudson were "not surprised" their father Bill disowned them. Meanwhile, another source suggested the 65-year-old singer - who was married to Kate and Oliver's mother, Goldie Hawn, from 1976 to 1982 - controversially shunned his children in an attempt to "clear his name".

    Bang Showbiz
  • Sonny Tau steps aside amid kereru probe

    Ngapuhi elder Sonny Tau has stepped down as the chairman of Tuhoronuku - the iwi group charged with negotiating a Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the government - while he's under investigation. Mr Tau last week confirmed he was questioned by the Department of Conservation after he was found with the dead birds. Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said he was told on Tuesday morning that Mr Tau had stood aside as the Tuhoronuku chairman.

    NZ Newswire
  • Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss

    A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York Global Group to coerce her into four sexual encounters before firing her after discovering she had a boyfriend. The jury in federal court in Manhattan awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages plus $16 million in punitive damages on sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation claims.

    Associated Press
  • Mariah Carey and James Packer 'could be married soon'

    Mariah Carey and James Packer "could be married soon". The 45-year-old singer - who has been married twice before - and 47-year-old businessman are, according to TMZ, have flown our to lsrael to attend a "pre-engagement spiritual meeting" with James' religious advisor at an undisclosed location, despite the 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker not legally divorced from Nick Cannon, who she has four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with. Mariah is reportedly "having a lot of fun" with her new billionaire boyfriend and is more comfortable with him than she was with Nick.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Amber Heard: I have to 'fight' for movie roles because I'm bisexual

    Amber Heard has to "fight" for film roles because of her sexuality. The 29-year-old actress came out as bisexual at an event hosted by Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation in 2010 and - before she met her husband Johnny Depp in 2012 - dated female artist and photographer Tasya van Ree between 2008 to 2011, but has insisted she doesn't want to "be defined by it". Amber said: "I don't want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me.

    Bang Showbiz
  • China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

    Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert. Construction first begun in the third century BC, but nearly 6,300 kilometres were built in the Ming Dynasty of 1368-1644, including the much-visited sectors north of the capital Beijing.

    AFP
  • Kathmandu shares soar on takeover bid

    Struggling outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu has caught the eye of a New Zealand homewares and sports retailer seeking a takeover. Shares in Kathmandu jumped more than 25 per cent on Tuesday, but the company is yet to indicate if it is interested in selling. Briscoe, the parent company of Rebel Sport in New Zealand and owner of two homewares chains, has paid a premium to lift its stake in Kathmandu from 4.9 per cent to 19.9 per cent, and says a takeover offer is imminent.

    AAP
  • Spicing up Malaysia's beloved 'fatty rice'

    Zainal Abidin's tiny food stall serves just one item and opens for only a few hours but is besieged each day by nearly a thousand customers clamouring for Malaysia's undisputed national dish, nasi lemak. Born as a cheap breakfast, nasi lemak is today eaten throughout the day, and is on an expanding culinary sojourn with the classic recipe continually tweaked, and even innovations such as nasi lemak pizza and ice cream appearing on menus. "Demand for nasi lemak has gone up a lot over the years because it is not just for breakfast anymore," said Zainal, 57, whose mother first opened their "Nasi Lemak Tanglin" stall in 1948.

    AFP
  • Tree firm fined over lost leg

    A tree trimming firm has been hit with a $60,000 bill after an employee's leg was severed in a wood chipper. The man, who worked for Tree Scape Limited, was kicking stray branches into the chipping machine with his right foot during a roadside clearing operation in Auckland when his left leg slid on gravel. WorkSafe investigated the December 2013 incident and found the man may have avoided the serious injury had the company used a longer 1500mm chipper chute and not the shorter 850mm one that was in place.

    NZ Newswire
  • Insight - Slowboat to China: No quick fix for luxury yacht firm Ferretti

    SARNICO, Italy/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When Chinese industrial conglomerate Weichai Group snapped up cash-strapped Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti in 2012, the deal looked like a match made in heaven. Debt-laden Ferretti, known for the elegant Riva speedboats favoured by film star Sophia Loren, was the world's top maker of large motor yachts and cash-rich Weichai saw an opportunity to offer luxury leisure to the growing ranks of Chinese billionaires. Three years on, wealthy Chinese are yet to fully embrace the appeal of messing about in boats and Ferretti, which has since slipped to No.3 among global superyacht builders according to an annual order book survey by industry publisher Boat International, is still loss-making.

    Reuters