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  • Princess Charlotte's christening details announced

    Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will hold Princess Charlotte's christening at the weekend. Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with Prince George and Charlotte, will appear in public for the first time as a family of four on Sunday (05.07.15) at the ceremony, set to take place in Norfolk, and be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who will also give an address. The public will be allowed into the paddock outside the church to get a glimpse of the royal family, something that William and Kate are "delighted" about.

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  • Ruling allows Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit to go to trial

    An Oklahoma woman can pursue a jury trial after she was injured when her fireplace crumbled in an earthquake she claims was caused by saltwater waste pumped into the ground, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The move further exposes the energy industry in Oklahoma to trials over such earthquakes, which scientists increasingly say are linked to large-scale wastewater injection wells from drilling operations. Other lawsuits against the energy industry are pending in Oklahoma and elsewhere.

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  • Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

    Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone. After Greece made a last-ditch effort to extend its bailout, eurozone finance ministers decided in a teleconference late Tuesday night that there was no way they could reach a deal before the deadline. "It would be crazy to extend the program," said Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the eurozone finance ministers' body known as the eurogroup.

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  • Tiwai Smelter deadline delayed by a month

    Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto-controlled New Zealand Aluminium Smelters have extended their electricity agreement for another month, giving the Tiwai Point smelter owner a little more time to sort out its electricity needs. Wellington-based Meridian agreed with NZAS on Tuesday night to extend the date the smelter owner can terminate their agreement until August 3, the company said. The smelter negotiated cuts to its electricity tariffs from its current main supplier, Meridian and had until Wednesday to decide in the next two months whether to roll over those contracts, reduce consumption, or signal a decision to progressively close the smelter.

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  • NZ dollar touches fresh lows

    The New Zealand dollar touched its lowest level in more than five years against the greenback and the pound, and its lowest against the Australian dollar in a year and a half, after signs the economy is slowing. The local currency touched 42.92 British pence and was trading at 43.10 pence at 8am, from 43.26 pence. New Zealand's economy is showing further signs of weakening, after business confidence turned pessimistic for the first time in four years, while growth in building consents stalled, and farmer confidence slumped to the lowest level in a decade amid low dairy prices.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner 'begged' by designers

    Caitlyn Jenner is being "begged" by designers to wear their clothes. The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - is reportedly being offered all sorts of outfits for when she walks the red carpet at the ESPY Awards next month. A source said: "Caitlyn has not decided on which designer to pick but every designer imaginable wants to dress her.

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  • Door-to-door salesman trial aborted

    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a Rotorua door-to-door salesman facing a raft of sex and violence charges.The jury was into its second day of deliberations when Judge Sarah Katz aborted the trial on Tuesday.The 25-year-old defendant, whose

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  • The Queen told Lewis Hamilton off for bad manners

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth told Lewis Hamilton off for his bad table manners. Lewis said: "I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to The Queen. Despite this telling off, Lewis went on to say that The Queen is "really cool".

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  • Kylie Jenner Moves into $2.7 Million House

    Sharing a snap of her and half-sister Khloe Kardashian at her new 4,900 square foot mansion in Calabasas, she wrote, "Don't you wish your move-in crew looked like mine? Kylie Jenner takes her first selfie with sister Khloe Kardashian in her new house. The insider said, "Kylie is super excited about it.

  • Elderly man left to die on hospital floor

    Nurses who left an elderly man dying on a hospital floor from a brain bleed have been forced to apologise to his family. On Monday, deputy health and disability commissioner Theo Baker released a report finding a district health board and a number of registered nurses had breached multiple standards in the way the man was treated leading up to his death in 2013. The patient, who had a record of several psychiatric conditions, including bi-polar disorder, voluntarily admitted himself in a psychiatric hospital without his family knowing.

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  • South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

    South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday. The military, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), launched a major offensive against rebel forces in April, with fierce fighting in Unity state's northern Mayom district, once a key oil producing area. "Survivors of these attacks reported that SPLA and allied militias from Mayom county carried out a campaign against the local population that killed civilians, looted and destroyed villages and displaced over 100,000 people," the UN said.

  • Amber Heard: I have to 'fight' for movie roles because I'm bisexual

    Amber Heard has to "fight" for film roles because of her sexuality. The 29-year-old actress came out as bisexual at an event hosted by Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation in 2010 and - before she met her husband Johnny Depp in 2012 - dated female artist and photographer Tasya van Ree between 2008 to 2011, but has insisted she doesn't want to "be defined by it". Amber said: "I don't want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me.

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  • Law changes affect nearly everyone

    A raft of law changes has come into force, affecting nearly everyone. The changes with the most impact are free doctor visits and prescriptions for under-13s, and lower vehicle licence fees. Until now, free doctor visits and prescriptions were for under-6s.

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  • Chainsawing tutor injured in first lesson

    The Waiariki Institute of Technology tutor suffered fractures to his right shoulder, lower back, leg and five ribs, collapsed lungs, bruised vertebrae and severe abdominal pain and swelling. WorkSafe said the tutor - who had not taught a tertiary course before - was employed on a pre-forestry apprenticeship programme where students are taught how to operate a chainsaw. "Waiariki Institute of Technology should have assessed the tutor's competence in tree felling before he taught any classes," said Jo Pugh, WorkSafe's chief inspector of assessments in the Central region.

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  • Heidi Klum thinks about boyfriend during lingerie shoots

    Heidi Klum thinks about her boyfriend during lingerie shoots. The 42-year-old supermodel - who has her own underwear line entitled Heidi Klum Intimates - models for the collection's campaigns herself and confessed she keeps her boyfriend Vito Schnabel, 27, in her mind while she's on set. Asked how she stayed focussed while shooting the most recent stunning stills, which were captured by Francesco Carrozzini, she said: "I remember when I first started shooting swimwear and lingerie, and the advice photographers always gave me was to not over-pose.

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  • In first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery': NGO

    Islamic State jihadists have beheaded two women in Syria for "witchcraft and sorcery", a monitor said on Tuesday, in the group's first known decapitation of female civilians. Meanwhile, IS re-entered the town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border, seized from it by Kurdish forces two weeks ago, and took back one district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added. Rami Abdel Rahman, the Britain-based watchdog's chief, said IS "executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province... the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner".

  • Exciting Maori All Blacks squad announced

    Brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane are among a clutch of rising stars of New Zealand rugby included in the Maori All Blacks squad for two games in July. Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai is captain and one of 21 Super Rugby players included in coach Colin Cooper's squad of 27 for fixtures against Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians. Powerhouse Blues loose forward Akira Ioane, 20, was a standout figure for the New Zealand team who clinched the junior world championship in Italy this month.

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  • The best way to spend a layover at Qatar's $16 billion airport

    It’s a brilliant question to ask someone in an airport and one that is never asked at many airports around the world. Sure Qatar’s $16 Billion Hamad International Airport in Doha has life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, a $6.8 million 7-metre-tall bear sculpture from Swiss artist Urs Fischer and one of the largest Christian Dior perfumeries you’ve ever seen. After a brief visit before my morning flight on Qatar Airways from Doha to New York City, I made a pledge to never visit another XpresSpa again.

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  • Law changes that are going to affect you

    Vehicle licences are cheaper because ACC levy rates have been reduced. Paid parental leave payments have increased. On April 1, paid parental leave increased from 14 to 16 weeks, and from April 1 next year it will increase again to 18 weeks.

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  • Unanswered questions after car death

    There are unanswered questions from the boyfriend of a woman who died after falling from a moving car in Christchurch, an inquest has found. Mother-of-one Libby Francis McKay fell from a Toyota Hilux in Hornby early on June 9 2013. Mr Brown told police they argued in the car because she wanted to return to the party.

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