• Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Malawian Agnes Salanje said she "faced death" during the wave of anti-immigrant violence that has claimed at least seven lives. "We could have been killed as these South Africans hunted for foreigners, going from door to door," Salanje, who was a domestic worker in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban, told AFP.

    AFP
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown has 'irreversible brain damage'

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has suffered "irreversible brain damage". The 22-year-old aspiring singer was placed in a medically-induced coma after being found unresponsive in her bathtub in January, and though her father Bobby Brown recently revealed she is now "awake", her grandmother Cissy Houston - the mother of the young star's late mother Whitney Houston - says she is still "unresponsive".

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  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that he knew about the gassing of Jews and other prisoners. "I ask for forgiveness," he said at the trial, which was attended by almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives.

    AFP 29 mins ago
  • Miley Cryus bares breasts in tribute to Joan Jett

    Miley Cyrus bared her breasts in tribute to Joan Jett as she inducted the singer in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker arrived at the prestigious ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio last night (18.04.15) wearing revealing black dungarees and pink heart shaped nipple covers adorned with the legendary singer's initials to welcome her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts into the club. Miley - who also sported unshaved armpits - gushed over Joan as she took to the stage and recalled an encounter between herself and the 56-year-old star.

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  • Three dead as wild weather lashes Australian state

    Three people died as the Australian state of New South Wales was lashed by a "once-in-a-decade" storm Tuesday with homes washed away, thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney's iconic Bondi beach. Sea swells also hampered shipping as the region around Australia's biggest city suffered its second day of gale-force winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (83 mph) and torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology said 172 millimetres (6.8 inches) of rain had fallen in Sydney in 24 hours -- the city's wettest period since 2002.

    AFP 17 mins ago
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I don't notice age gap with wife Sam

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson doesn't notice the age gap between him and his wife. The 'Nowhere Boy' star refuses to "engage" in any talk about the difference in age between him and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is 23 years his senior.

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  • Manny Pacquiao teleconference call terminated early

    Manny Pacquiao's teleconference call on Monday was abruptly halted just minutes after it began with promoter Bob Arum delivering an obscenity before telling organizers to shut it down. "Oh (expletive)," Arum said after the moderator said the first question would come from Michael Marley of Examiner.com. Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach commented briefly before the call was taken over by Arum who had said earlier he wasn't happy with the idea of it.

    AFP
  • The Most Toxic Types of People to Avoid at Work

    Anyone who has ever worked in an office knows there's more to succeeding at your job than just doing the work itself. A big part of almost any position involves "relationship management" -- in other words, knowing how to get along with different personality

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  • Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

    A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the video, but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group that has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya. The video, in which militants call Christians "crusaders" who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size, in an area of shrubland, being shot in the head.

    Reuters
  • Kiwi tracks down mystery Gallipoli fort

    A Kiwi who's in Gallipoli to remember his great-grandfather may have made a discovery that's the Anzac equivalent of finding Tutankhamun's tomb. No one has been able to pin down the exact location of the carving which marks the headquarters of the Native Contingent at Gallipoli. Mr Pearless used a rockface in the background of the painting as a reference and believes the pa was between Fisherman's Hut and the No.1 outpost.

    NZ Newswire
  • Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record

    Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train -- short for "magnetic levitation" -- hit a top speed of 603 kilometres per hour, and managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600kph, operator Central Japan Railway said. The new record came less than a week after the company recorded a top speed of 590 kph, breaking its own 2003 record of 581 kph.

    AFP
  • How to banish bra bulge

    If you’re a woman, you’re probably familiar with the infamous bra bulge — the fat that tends to show up near the middle of your back around your bra, often accentuated by a slightly-too-tight bra band. In the world of body trouble spots, the bra bulge is like having a dull ringing in your ears: It really only bugs you, and it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but it’s still hella annoying. The bra bulge is actually caused by a combination of factors.

    Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Royal baby to be born outside of London?

    The royal baby could be the first to be born outside of London in 85 years. While the second child of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is set to be delivered at St Mary's Hospital in west London, two other hospitals have been put on standby for the royal delivery in case the Duchess, 33, leaves the capital.

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  • NZ broadcaster launch battle against global mode ISPs

    New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they've launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers' access to "global mode", which allows customers access to offshore online content, claiming it breaches the local content providers' copyright. Sky Network Television along with Television New Zealand, Media Works TV and Lightbox, Spark New Zealand's online streaming service, are taking action against Bypass Network Services, CallPlus Services, Orcon and Flip Services, Sky TV said in a statement.

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  • Security fears for China-Pakistan corridor as Xi ends visit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday a $46 billion economic corridor offered Pakistan a "historic development opportunity", but security fears linger over the project which involves major construction in some highly unstable areas. Pakistani and Chinese officials on Monday signed a series of more than 50 accords to inaugurate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which will create a network of roads, railways and pipelines linking China's restive west to the Arabian Sea through Pakistan. It will give China easier access to Middle Eastern oil via the deepwater port of Gwadar in southwest Pakistan.

    AFP
  • Russell Crowe's rugby team wrecked his marriage

    Russell Crowe believes buying a rugby team "cost him his marriage". The 'Gladiator' star - who split from wife Danielle Spencer in 2012 - doesn't regret buying South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006 because it has been a good business decision, but the investment took its toll on his personal life.

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  • World-changing map found after 96 years

    A rare copy of a 200-year-old map that inspired the book The Map that Changed the World has turned up hiding in a University of Canterbury library. The copy of William Smith's 1815 geological map of Britain - the first such map in the world - had been in university hands for 96 years but has now been rediscovered in the rare books collection in the Macmillan Brown Library. "Due to the misleading title on the case and the fact it looks like a book this item may have been overlooked for many years," said special collections librarian Damian Cairns.

    NZ Newswire
  • Human remains found in Farewell Spit

    Human remains have been discovered on the South Island in an area where a Dutch tourist went missing about a month ago. Police on Tuesday said they were notified by a member of the public a day earlier that human remains had been found at Farewell Spit. The remains were recovered 8km along the sand spit and police say the remains will undergo a post-mortem examination along with DNA testing to try to establish the identity.

    NZ Newswire
  • France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal: Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis. "We are busy negotiating a solution to the crisis," over the 1.2 billion euro ($1.5 billion) sale, Hollande said on French television. The delivery of the first warship has been suspended for six months over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict, straining ties between Paris and Moscow.

    AFP
  • Doctor criticised over newborn death

    A doctor and a district health board have been heavily censured for a multitude of failings that led to the death of a newborn baby. A pregnant woman was 10 days overdue with her third baby when she arrived at a Lakes District Health Board hospital in the Rotorua or Taupo districts. The medical mistakes have been catalogued by Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill who released findings on Monday outlining "significant concerns about the individual and team failings in this case".

    NZ Newswire