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Stunning natural phenomena caught on camera

As the sun set over Greece’s Cape Sounion on Friday, a rare blue moon rose over the landmark Temple of Poseidon.

  • Malaysia says Indian Ocean aeroplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

    KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Sunday that aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year. "We know the flaperon has been officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777 aircraft," Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

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  • Tributes pour in for UK singer, TV star Cilla Black

    The world of showbiz was in mourning Sunday for Cilla Black after the death at 72 of the 1960s pop star, who was championed by The Beatles and later became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters. Warm, kind and full of laughs, the working-class redhead from Liverpool -- known nationwide simply as "Cilla" -- was a fixture on British TV screens for more than 50 years. Born Priscilla White, she started out working in the cloakroom at the Cavern club, where The Beatles were first spotted, before taking to the stage herself.

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  • Shot man wanted over three robberies

    David Cerven, a 21-year-old on a working holiday visa, was killed by officers who approached him in Myers Park, central Auckland, about 7.45pm on Sunday. Superintendent Richard Chambers told media on Monday that officers talked to Mr Cerven from a distance and retreated after realising he may have been armed. "That will be part of a very thorough scene examination this morning," Supt Chambers said.

    NZ Newswire
  • All Blacks consider two Cup halfbacks only

    The All Blacks are seriously considering taking only two halfbacks to the Rugby World Cup. Coach Steve Hansen admits the option of versatile back Colin Slade covering the specialist position is being debated by the selectors as they try to shoehorn a host of backline options into their 31-man squad for the tournament beginning in September. Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara are both certainties, with Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Andy Ellis the other halfback candidates.

    NZ Newswire
  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

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  • Farming companies accused of price fixing

    Two major farming services companies have been accused of price fixing and a third is under investigation. The Commerce Commission says it has filed court proceedings against five employees from PGG Wrightson and Elders New Zealand along with the companies themselves for alleged price fixing. It is alleged the companies were in cahoots in fixing the price of tagging cattle at sale yards, increasing yard fees and increasing stock and station agent charges.

    NZ Newswire
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger fights Sylvester Stallone at birthday bash

    Arnold Schwarzenegger threw a star-studded 68th birthday party yesterday (31.07.15). The Terminator actor celebrated hitting the milestone by gathering his friends and family together for the bash and even had a punching competition with his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone who claimed the former bodybuilder is "getting stronger" as he ages. At Arnold's birthday party getting punched out.

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  • Salma Hayek: It's 'exciting' posing nude

    Salma Hayek finds it "exciting" posing nude.The 48-year-old actress recently stripped off for Allure magazine and has admitted she found it liberating because of her age.She said: "It's important to be free ... and at my age it's exciting to still be

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  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

    Frustrated with years of legal wrangling, a Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to decide whether to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which lies rotting in a Virginia shipyard. The 104-foot Sequoia, built in 1925, is the longest-serving presidential yacht in American history.

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  • Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.Around 100 people gathered for the light-hearted "breast

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  • Another US hunter suspected of illegal Zimbabwe lion kill

    Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said Sunday, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused global outrage. A government statement said a crackdown on illegal hunting since Cecil's killing had led to the arrest of safari organiser Headman Sibanda. "Headman Sibanda's case is in connection with a lion that was killed by the other American in April," Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokeswoman Caroline Washaya-Moyo said.

    AFP
  • Xero ramps up spending

    Xero, the cloud-based accounting software developer, burned through cash at a faster pace in the June quarter as it ramped up spending on an expanding workforce and more than doubled expenditure on marketing and advertising. Customer receipts jumped 72 per cent to $40.5m from a year earlier, with staff costs up 66 per cent to $31.8m and Xero's advertising and marketing spend more than doubling to $11.5m. The company's investing activities reported a cash outflow of $11.5m in the quarter as Xero bought intellectual property and other current assets, up from the $9m outflow a year earlier.

    NZ Newswire
  • The Love Story Of Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

    The social networking king Mark Zuckerberg etched a name for himself with Facebook, right on the day when he launched it from his dormitory. This was not a typical Mark Zuckerberg meeting, which would affect millions on the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan, a sophomore from Boston, at a party hosted by Mark’s fraternity in 2003.

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  • Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

    Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-grey shanty homes of his neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble. The 45-year-old fruit vendor and his family have lived in the slum since moving from the Swabi district of northwest Pakistan in the mid-1980s, but they are now among more than 15,000 people facing summary eviction. With no water supply, electricity or sewage, the 2,000 homes that formed the "Afghan Basti" slum in Islamabad have long stood in stark contrast to the rest of Pakistan's green and largely pristine capital.

    AFP
  • Does Scott Disick Regret Kourtney Kardashian Split?

    The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and the 36-year-old beauty went their separate ways last month and it appears that Scott is missing having his ex-partner by his side. Scott Disick posted this sad pic to his Instagram. Meanwhile, a source recently claimed that the 32-year-old television personality - who has Mason, five, Penelope, three and Reign, seven months, with Kourtney - "really screwed up" again.

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  • Farm owner thought vehicle was fine before hayride crash

    The owner of a farm where a teenager was killed on a Halloween-themed hayride last fall said he never would have allowed a vehicle with mechanical problems to haul people on the attraction. Peter Bolduc, owner of Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, Maine, denied knowing about any mechanical problems with the Jeep that was hauling the hay wagon and said he'd used it as his personal farm vehicle. There's a measure of vindication that he was not charged, he said Friday, but that's tempered by the tragedy of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette's death.

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  • A look at Hillary Clinton's 2007-2014 federal tax returns

    Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their business dealings. The Clintons earned $139.1 million over the past eight years, a period that spanned Hillary Rodham Clinton's term as secretary of state. The returns show that the Clintons paid an overall federal tax rate of 31.6 percent during those years.

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  • Peters offers voters the `New Kiwi Deal'

    NZ First leader Winston Peters is offering voters the "New Kiwi Deal" which he likens to the economic measures used to take the United States out of the Great Depression. Mr Peters said the party's policy plan was based on exporting and wealth creation. NZ First has campaigned on those policies in the past, and the only new one Mr Peters revealed was what he called the community wage.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobby Brown's wife rushed to hospital

    Bobby Brown's wife was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. The RnB singer's spouse, Alicia Etheridge reportedly became unwell in a hotel room on Saturday evening (01.08.15) following the funeral of Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A source told TMZ when Alicia arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Bobby was by her side the whole time and she was able to walk through with little help.

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