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Divan Silva, 7, underwent surgery and is recovering after he was caught in gunfire that erupted near a barbershop in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

  • Zara Phillips 'to inherit a share of her aunt's estate'

    Britain's Zara Phillips has reportedly been named in the will of her aunt Sarah Staples. The 34-year-old royal, who has a 17-month-old daughter Mia with her husband Mike Tindall, stands to inherit a share of the £722,000 estate following Sarah's sudden death in December at the age of 63, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Sarah did not have any children of her own and was the only sister of Zara's father, Captain Mark Phillips.

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  • Lena Dunham Strips Down to Her Lingerie

    Lena Dunham's latest Instagram photo aims to empower women. Photo: InstagramLena Dunham's latest saucy Instagram post is a celebration of freedom, according to the Girls star.The 29-year-old star shared a photo of herself wearing a lacy lingerie set,

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  • UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as fellow passengers applaud

    Property magnate Bob Jones was ejected from an Air New Zealand flight after refusing to take instructions from cabin crew. Jones kept reading when the staff member sought to deliver him and other passengers a routine safety briefing and became argumentative when asked to stop reading, again refusing to be instructed on emergency procedures. Told he could be moved to another seat if he was unable or unwilling to assist in an emergency, he refused to be moved and asked to be left alone, according to passengers in the same row, who witnessed the incident.

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  • Natalie Imbruglia: I did crazy things after my divorce

    Natalie Imbruglia did a lot of "crazy stuff" following the breakdown of her marriage. The 'Torn' hitmaker split from her husband, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, in 2008 after five years of marriage and has admitted she felt a sense of freedom following the break up which led to rumours of flings with a host of fellow A-listers including Robbie Williams, David Schwimmer and Chris Martin. In an interview with Red magazine, she said: "After my divorce I was doing lots of crazy stuff.

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  • 'Lucy' may not be our mum, say scientists

    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? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are probably only part of a wider group of candidates for being our direct forerunners, the finders said.

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  • Depp finds Australia 'war on terrier' 'quite humorous'

    Johnny Depp found the "war on terrier" storm over his pet dogs Pistol and Boo being turfed out of Australia "quite humorous", his friend Mick Doohan said Wednesday. Doohan also commented on recent reports that the actor had fled Australia to "save his marriage" to wife Amber Heard, when he in fact went to celebrate his daughter Lily-Rose's 16th birthday back in the United States.

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

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  • Nicole Riche and Joel Madden Sell Their Home Amidst Split Rumours

    Joel Madden and Nicole Richie have sparked more rumours of a divorce as they list their home for sale. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have fuelled speculation that they're headed for a split after listing their four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate in Laurel Canyon for $US3.49 million ($4.5 million). The listing comes weeks after rumours began floating around about the couple's marital troubles, stemming from arguments about everything including work schedules and personal differences.

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  • 65-year-old mum's quadruplets face big health risks

    Doctors at a Berlin clinic say quadruplets, whose very premature births to a 65-year-old German mother have captured headlines and stirred debate, face big health risks. Eight days after their delivery about 15 weeks early, two of the newborns are receiving help breathing and one has undergone surgery for an intestinal problem, said the medical experts at the prestigious Charite hospital. Teacher Annegret Raunigk, who has already had 13 children, gave birth to the quadruplets by caesarian section in the 26th week of pregnancy, after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatment with two anonymous donors.

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  • Wasp meets chocolatey end

    Chocolate maker Whittaker's has been forced to shut down its production of one flavour to investigate how a single wasp ended up in a bar nearly eaten by Wellington woman Casey Taylor. "We believe this is an isolated incident, but have taken the precautionary measure of halting the production line of this product, and immediately began investigating how it could have happened," marketing manager Holly Whittaker said in a statement.

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  • Keira Knightley Has Given Birth

    Keira Knightley and husband James Righton have just welcomed their first child. Photo: Getty ImagesKeira Knightley, her husband James Righton and now their new baby makes three. That’s right, Knightley and Righton have welcomed their first child, E! News

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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

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  • Middleton family 'offer strong support network for Princess Charlotte'

    The Middleton family has reportedly assumed a central role in the raising of Britain's Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child with Prince William earlier this month and since then, Carole Middleton - the mother of the Duchess - has been a very supportive figure, the Daily Beast reports. The situation mirrors the birth of the Duke and Duchess' first baby, Prince George, when the Middletons provided a strong support network for the couple and their newborn child.

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  • Fonterra cuts payout again

    Fonterra has cut its forecast payout to farmers for the second time in less than a month. The world's biggest dairy exporter has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the current season by 10 cents to $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids. "World markets are over-supplied with dairy commodities after farmers globally increased production in response to the very good prices paid 12-18 months ago.

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  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure" from Singapore.

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  • Sister saves brother from kidnap attempt

    A five-year-old boy was almost abducted at his Hastings school when a man grabbed him by the hand and started leading him down the road. Police are investigating the attempted abduction which took place just before 9am on Tuesday outside St Matthew's Primary School.

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  • Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

    Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. Russia's plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad -- near Poland's border -- and its threat to move nuclear forces in Crimea would "fundamentally change the balance of security in Europe," Stoltenberg warned, in speech during a visit to Washington. "Russia's recent use of nuclear rhetoric, exercises and operations are deeply troubling," he told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

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  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein named tau that clog dying brain cells. New imaging can spot those tangles in living brains, providing a chance to finally better understand what triggers dementia.

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  • Confessions of a Las Vegas wedding chapel officiant

    People think because it’s a Vegas wedding it’s just fun and goofy and not sincere. Later, we received a request from the groom via email saying that his wife had passed away after a battle with cancer, and wished to have some of her ashes scattered at the chapel.

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  • FIFO ruining towns, families: inquiry

    Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining is killing towns in central Queensland and tearing families apart, a state parliamentary inquiry has been told. Most say 100 per cent FIFO arrangements are discriminatory as they prevent locals from gaining employment. There is also concern that FIFO practices are destroying families.

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