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Four sentenced to death in Kabul mob-killing of woman

An Afghan judge has sentenced four men to death for the mob killing of a woman in a case that sparked outrage, but activist women in Kabul say they still face injustices.

  • Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West go nearly nude at Met Gala

    Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West sported see-through dresses to the 2015 Met Gala. The 'Crazy In Love' hitmaker and the reality TV star weren't afraid to show some skin as they hit the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with Beyonce, 33, donning a sheer, gold Givenchy gown with nothing but intricate beading detail to protect her modesty. Meanwhile, Kim, 34, opted for a daring, white, Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli number which was inspired by the embellished feathered creation Cher wore to the Gala in 1974.

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  • Matilda wins The Bachelor's heart

    Matilda Rice has broken her wrist and jumped off the Auckland Harbour bridge in a bid to win the Bachelor's affections - and apparently it worked. The 24-year-old MediaWorks sales executive won New Zealand's first season of TV3's The Bachelor on Wednesday night, taking out the competition and Art Green's heart. "I came into this hoping that I'd meet a girl that I could love and I think I have," Green told Rice in an emotional beachside finale.

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  • Madonna and Katy Perry flaunt cleavage in matching Moschino gowns at Met Gala

    Madonna and Katy Perry rocked matching Moschino gowns at the Met Gala 2015 on Monday night (04.05.15). The 'Material Girl' hitmaker showed just as much cleavage as the 'I Kissed A Girl' singer in their graffiti-inspired outfits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2015 Costume Institute Benefit in New York City to celebrate the opening of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition. Madonna's floor-length dress, which came with a black cape, was covered in white writing which spelt out the name of her latest album 'Rebel Heart' and was completed by a pair of black leather gloves and a gold Moschino belt which she wore across her shoulder.

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  • Amateur Bodybuilder's Attempt To Become The Hulk Goes As Bad As You'd Expect

    Romario’s biceps had swollen to a near unbelievable 25 inches when he was omitted to hospital. When choosing an inspiration to model your own physique on, surely there are better alternatives than the Incredible Hulk. If only Romario dos Santos Alves, 25, had someone to tell him that before he set out on his quest to mirror the body of the bright green digitally altered superhero.

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  • Rare birds jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia

    Indonesian police have arrested a suspected wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare live birds, mostly yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles in his luggage. The 37-year-old man was stopped by police on Monday as he alighted from a passenger ship in Surabaya, a city on the main island of Java. The head of the criminal investigation unit at Tanjung Perak port, Aldy Sulaiman, said police found the birds stashed inside the man's luggage.

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  • 3 out of 4 retirees receiving reduced Social Security benefits

    A protester dressed as a Social Security card. Growing numbers of workers expect to rely heavily on Social Security as a major source of income in retirement, but almost three-quarters of current retirees are receiving reduced benefits, according to two new reports. According to a recent Gallup survey, 36% of adults who are not yet retired expect Social Security to be a “major source” of retirement income.

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  • Pitbull: This was music industry's big mistake

    The music industry made a big mistake when it didn't partner with former Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs and fought Napster instead of buying it, rapper Armando Christian Perez, otherwise known as Pitbull, said Monday. "The thing about the music business is that it's a business that makes every other business money except itself, to a certain extent.

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  • Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao - report

    Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is "human" and occasionally contradicts himself. "I will fight him in a year after his surgery," Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • Family of woman dropped on head by ambulance crew gets $1.5M

    The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against American Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the U.S. AMR said Tuesday that it would consider an appeal. The family said in the lawsuit that Grimes, 67, was being transported in January 2009 after receiving dialysis in Plymouth when a pair of emergency medical technicians rolling her into an ambulance tipped over her stretcher, causing Grimes to fall and hit her head on the ground.

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  • Germanwings co-pilot 'practised descent on previous flight'

    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday. The BEA civil aviation investigators said the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, had practised the manouevre on the outbound trip from Duesseldorf to Barcelona just hours before his suicidal actions on the return flight. Remi Jouty, the director of the BEA, told journalists there had been no "noticeable effect" as the plane had already begun its descent into Barcelona while he was carrying out the practise manipulations.

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  • Miley Cyrus hints she is bisexual?

    The 22-year-old singer - who recently split from Patrick Schwarzenegger and was once engaged to 'Hunger Games' star Liam Hemsworth - hinted she might be bisexual while launching her new Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] youth.

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  • Dunedin man reported missing 5 years on

    One winter's night five years ago, Tim Wallis popped into a fish and chip shop, picked up his tea and left, never to be seen again. The Dunedin man had a habit of vanishing on his relatives, many of whom suspected he purposefully disappeared that night back in August 2010 to start a new life in the North Island. Constable Seaton McGuigan of Dunedin police is charged with finding Mr Wallis, now aged 31, but the task is a difficult one.

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  • Greece makes IMF payment but another, bigger one looms

    With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday. The country's left-wing government has been locked in troubled negotiations with its creditors and the institutions overseeing its bailout — the IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission — for the past three months. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was in Rome to discuss the issue with his Italian counterpart Pier Carlo Padoan, while he heads to Madrid on Friday to meet Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos.

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  • Guildford quits French club to return home

    Troubled former All Black Zac Guildford is quitting French club Clermont for personal reasons and returning to New Zealand. Eleven-Test winger Guildford terminated his New Zealand Rugby contract midway through last year and left for France in a bid to put repeated alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours behind him. "Faced with personal problems, Zac could no longer stand the distance and expressed his desire to return to his family," he said.

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  • Road stays closed after Wanaka shake

    Queenstown Lakes District Council has been working to check roads and buildings for quake damage. It has closed Mt Aspiring Road at Glen Finnon bluff due to the risk of rock fall, chief executive Adam Feeley said.

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  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

    This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The farmers of Kandahar and Helmand provinces, where most of Afghanistan's poppies are grown, say they were hand-delivered for planting early this year by the same men who collect the opium after each harvest, and who also provide them with tools, fertilizer, farming advice — and the much needed cash advance. To the villagers, the shadowy men are intermediaries for drug lords and regional traffickers working with or for the Taliban, underscoring the extensive web that fuels the opium trade and keeps the poppy farmers in a clasp of terror and dependency.

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  • Vampire Diaries producers begged Nina Dobrev to stay

    Nina Dobrev was repeatedly begged by producers to stay on 'The Vampire Diaries'. The 26-year-old actress - who has now left the TV show - wanted to stop filming earlier, but the show's creator Julie Plec talked her out of it, as she was so close to completing her six-season contract. Julie said: "Nina had said earlier this year that she wanted to be done, and we spent a little time trying to talk her out of it.

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  • Outcry over Australian 'poverty porn' documentary

    An Australian mayor has accused public broadcaster SBS of promoting "poverty porn" in a controversial new documentary about working class Sydney residents, as a picket line of garbage trucks protested the programme Wednesday. SBS is set to air "Struggle Street", a three-part series, from Wednesday night showcasing the lives of people in multicultural Mount Druitt, one of Sydney's more disadvantaged suburbs, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the city. "What I saw wasn't a documentary, it was simply publicly-funded poverty porn," he said on a petition at Change.org, which has attracted almost 3,000 supporters.

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  • Kit Harington feels like 'a dying dog'

    The 28-year-old 'Game of Thrones' actor - who stars as Jon Snow in the HBO fantasy TV series - has revealed how much he dislikes the promotional side of his job. Kit recently revealed that the demand to keep his hair long and dark for his 'Game of Thrones' role has made it tough to find work even when the show isn't filming. Kit also confessed that work on the show has been all-consuming and he is looking forward to taking on more movie roles when 'Game of Thrones' concludes.

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  • Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez 'looked gorgeous'

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