Lenny Kravitz let's it all hang out

WATCH: Rockstar has on-stage wardrobe malfunction

The legendary rocker let it all hang out - literally - during a performance in Sweden, when his leather pants split mid-show.

  • Mother let man violate daughter for cash

    An Auckland mother has admitted letting a neighbour sexually violate her nine-year-old daughter in exchange for cash. The 47-year-old - who can't be named as it could lead to identification of her daughter - pleaded guilty to being party to sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and party to attempted sexual violation in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday. The woman and her daughter lived in Henderson, and the woman entered into an agreement with a neighbour where he would be able to spend time with the daughter for his sexual gratification, according to an agreed summary of facts.

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  • What really causes plane crashes? (it’s not what you think)

    The decade’s biggest aviation mystery may be inching closer to resolution: the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace in March of 2014 with 239 people on board. Investigators believe the debris found this week in the west Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777.

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  • Morris' mates deny using weapons in brawl

    An unprovoked attack turned the night of a happy housewarming party turned into a messy brawl that left Connor Morris lying on the street with blood "pissing out" of his head, a court has been told. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of murdering 26-year-old Mr Morris by striking him in the head with a sickle during the fight. Obe Porter gave an account of the night his friend died, prompting both of Mr Morris' parents to leave the court in tears.

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  • Lizard and snake halt huge $16.5b Qld mine

    A shy lizard and a threatened snake have brought plans for Australia's largest mine to a halt. Conservationists are celebrating after the Federal Court set aside the approval of the Carmichael coal mine after a legal loophole in Environment Minister Greg Hunt's decision was discovered. Justice Anna Katzmann did not publish reasons for her decision, but challenging party the Mackay Conservation Group says Mr Hunt failed to take into account conservation advice on two threatened species - the yakka skink, described by the federal environment department as "an extremely secretive species", and the ornamental snake.

  • Wallabies plot to exploit New Zealand

    A refreshed Matt Giteau says the Wallabies see opportunities to exploit against the all-conquering All Blacks in the Rugby Championship decider. Expected to be named at second five-eighth for Saturday's clash ANZ Stadium on Thursday, 32-year-old veteran Giteau is set to play his 22nd Test against the world champions dating right back to 2003 and the start of the great Bledisloe Cup drought. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is likely to reveal his World Cup thinking by fielding his strongest available team as Australia attempt to claim the Rugby Championship title and build Bledisloe Cup and World Cup momentum.

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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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  • Kiwi falls on jobs data, dairy price slump

    The New Zealand dollar has fallen as soft employment data and a slump in dairy prices reinforced expectations the Reserve Bank will continue to lower the official cash rate. Traders are pricing in a 78 per cent chance the Reserve Bank will cut the OCR by 25 basis points at the September 10 meeting after government data showed New Zealand's unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent in the June quarter as employment growth lagged behind an expanding working population. The resurgence of the greenback has also put pressure on the kiwi as investors prepare for the Federal Reserve to move away from the exceptionally low rates it's been running since 2008.

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  • Perrie Edwards 'devastated' after Zayn Malik calls off engagement

    Zayn Malik has ended his engagement with Perrie Edwards. The former One Direction member reportedly called time on the relationship a fortnight ago, nearly two years after he got engaged to the Little Mix star in August 2013. A source told the Mail Online: "Perrie is absolutely devastated.

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  • 9000 Chch tradies jobless, report predicts

    Thousands of tradies will be out of a job when the Canterbury construction boom grinds to a halt, a leading economist warns. An analysis by Westpac bank predicts 14,000 of the region's construction workers will be jobless by 2020, with 9000 of them unable to get jobs elsewhere or successfully shift into new industries. The bank's industry economist David Norman warns that the region's economy will suffer from the "significant downward pressure" created as several thousand income earners lose their jobs.

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  • Get ready for U.S. bubble to burst as ‘pipsqueak’ Greece gets slammed

    Critical intelligence before the U.S. market opens Getty Greek stocks are drowning. Don’t look at the Athens Stock Exchange this morning. Then again, you’ve probably built up your market-crash tolerance after bearing witness to the fun in China in recent weeks.

  • Adams may give up shot at world title defence - report

    Olympic champion shot-putter Valerie Adams is considering pulling out of her attempt to win a fifth straight world championship title in Beijing later this month. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion has been struggling this season after returning from surgery on her on her right elbow and left shoulder and was not keen to compete in China unless she was 100 percent fit. Adams, IAAF Athlete of the Year in 2014, lost for the first time in 57 meetings when she finished fifth in Paris last month and effectively gave up the Diamond League title she had owned for four years when she finished fourth in Stockholm last week.

  • Can eating right really prevent cancer?

    Photo: Cancer is scary—mostly because it happens so randomly and seems so totally out of your control. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidences can be attributed to random gene mutations that drive tumor growth. “Good nutrition is incredibly important when it comes to cancer prevention,” says Anna Taylor, a clinical dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Women's Health
  • Jerry Hall had revenge affair

    Jerry Hall had an affair to get revenge on Sir Mick Jagger. The Texan supermodel insists she only had one "big time" relationship while still married to The Rolling Stones rocker - who she split from in 1999 after he fathered a child with another woman - because she was tired of his frequent infidelities, though she thought he would eventually change. Speaking to Radio Times magazine, she revealed: "We didn't have an open relationship.

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  • Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

    A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories has spent most of his career in the automotive industry.

  • 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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  • Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370 - experts

    Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the piece of debris, a 2-2.5 metre (6.5-8 feet) wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as the missing Malaysian plane. Based on photographs, ecologists in Australia believe the crustaceans clinging to the wing piece are goose or stalk barnacles.

  • 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.

  • Queen Elizabeth to mark longest reign with railway opening

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth will mark becoming the longest reigning monarch by opening a railway line. The 89-year-old monarch will surpass her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria's record on September 9 and will mark the occasion by travelling by steam train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank near Galashiels to open the Borders Railway - the UK's biggest new domestic railway line for more than a century. Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure in the Scottish Government, said: "It is a great honour for us that Her Majesty has chosen to mark this milestone by leading the celebrations for the opening of the Borders Railway.

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  • The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing: The Swoop

    Born out of TACFIT training – short for tactical fitness – the swoop was created by high-level special forces units to deliver quick-fire fitness gains and explosive power throughout your torso. This move hones something exercise scientists and military PTs call the "rotational plane" – think throwing a punch or swinging a tennis racquet – which also results in faster six-pack development.

    Men's Health
  • Malaysia's ringgit takes a wild ride

    Malaysia's currency, already under pressure from a political scandal and the oil price drop, really fell out of bed Monday, with the ringgit falling nearly 1 percent. The central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has been intervening in the market to support the currency (Exchange: MYR=), but analysts said those efforts may be stumbling. "(The central bank) can't hold the level of the currency where it is, given that their reserves have been declining.