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  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales. Toyota Motor Corp. had a fiscal first quarter profit of 646.3 billion yen ($5.2 billion), up from $587.7 billion a year earlier. Quarterly sales increased by 9 percent to 6.98 trillion yen ($56.3 billion), the automaker said Tuesday.

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  • 50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion

    HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) -- Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening. He has a monthly income of $185,000, mainly from royalties

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  • 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.

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  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • Drunken kick sparked fatal brawl

    An 18-year-old says he was "just being an egg" when he kicked a man in the head, sparking an Auckland street brawl that left Connor Morris dead. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago from head injuries during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial at the High Court in Auckland accused of murdering the 26-year-old by plunging a long-handled sickle point into his skull, killing him almost instantly.

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  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Father, police make plea to alleged captor

    Police and the father of a teenage girl allegedly being held against her will have made a plea for her captor to either contact them or release her. Fifteen-year-old Auckland girl LA Tukerangi sent a "disturbing" message to her family over the weekend, saying 36-year-old Dean Wayne Whakatau was holding her, police say. LA's father says Whakatau was the adopted brother of LA's 16-year-old boyfriend and the family is finding her disappearance tough.

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  • 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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  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

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  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • Australian museum to display 'world's finest opal'

    An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for the first time in September to mark the centenary of opal mining in the country. "It's of unequalled quality, it's a fully crystal opal," museum director Brian Oldman told AFP.

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  • Fire destroys winery, 4,000 gallons of wine at historic farm

    Fire investigators on Monday sifted through the rubble of a farm winery after a massive blaze destroyed it and 4,000 gallons of wine. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the investigation into the cause of the fire was in the preliminary stages and could take several days to complete.

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  • Auckland housing market `blistering hot'

    The latest property valuation figures show the Auckland market is "blistering hot and racing away", Labour says. Housing spokesman Phil Twyford says on current rates of growth the average Auckland house price will hit $1 million in less than a year. It's further evidence of a housing crisis out of control," he said on Tuesday.

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  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. Nearly all of those changes have been incorporated into the design of submarines that are now in the beginning stages of construction, Blomstedt said.

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  • Scientists solve bacteria mystery

    Now a group of GNS Science and University of Otago researchers think they have the answer. In a new study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they have discovered acidobacteria, the second-most common bacteria in soil, manage to get by when living in places like dirt and volcanic areas by sucking up hydrogen gas. "Even though there are only low concentrations of the gas in the air, it still provides them with a constant and unlimited resource for survival," microbiology professor Greg Cook said.

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  • Hayne NFL experiment coming to the boil

    Like mad professors working on an exotic experiment in a science lab, the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff are ready to toss Jarryd Hayne into a test tube filled with rampaging giants. "I'm anxious to see him," 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst said with a big smile on Monday. After working with the former Parramatta Eels NRL star since April, the NFL team's training camp enters a new, important phase on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police.

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  • Charlize Theron Has Adopted A Second Child

    Charlize Theron has adopted a second child. Considering that’s the month that Theron will formally adopt her, that’s pretty fitting, right? Speaking to marie claire in May, Theron revealed that she values her family above all other elements of her life.

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