Paddle boarders' risky act caught on camera

Pair film up close moment with great white sharks

Two men claim to have filmed themselves paddle boarding alongside great white sharks off the coast of California.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Duchess of York 'besotted' with Manuel Fernandez

    Britain's Duchess of York is "besotted" with Manuel Fernandez. Sarah Ferguson, 55, took the 47-year-old internet entrepreneur to a motor race at London's Battersea Park, where she was presenting the trophy yesterday (28.06.15), along with her daughter Princess Beatrice, and had spent the evening at a party in Sussex together too. The Duchess - who lives at Royal Lodge in Windsor with her former husband and father of her children Prince Andrew - met Manuel 18 months ago, and, according to the Mail Online, he has stayed more than once with Fergie at the £13million Swiss ski chalet she recently bought with Andrew.

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  • Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting

    An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. Ray Howland is charged with arranging a sexual encounter with a woman and a 10-year-old girl and sent explicit messages after posting online that he was "looking for a family or a couple of girls" for sex while in town on business. Howland, 55, of Arlington, Texas, was actually communicating with an undercover agent from the Pennsylvania attorney general's office, prosecutors said.

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  • Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fightback

    Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst jihadist attack. British Home Secretary Theresa May, visiting the scene of Friday's gun assault at a holiday resort near Sousse, vowed that "the terrorists will not win" after London warned that Britain's death toll could rise to "around 30". The massacre, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest for Britain since the 2005 London bombings.

  • 'You can do it for any price': TradeMe says it can't stop Super Rugby scalping

    TradeMe says it has no way of stopping scalpers who have begun cashing in on the Highlanders versus Hurricanes Super Rugby final. Several tickets have already been re-sold through TradeMe, and other tickets are being auctioned on the site for inflated prices, leading to a backlash from disgruntled fans. This morning bidding for three tickets to the match had reached $1010 on TradeMe.

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  • Man died after GP prescribed allergic drug

    A doctor has been ordered to apologise to the wife of an elderly man who died after being accidentally prescribed a drug he was allergic to. The 80-year-old man went to his GP suffering from ankle pain and was given the anti-inflammatory medication Voltaren despite a warning on his medical file that it would cause renal problems. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill investigated a complaint about his 2012 treatment and found that the GP, named only as Dr B, had failed his patient by not questioning him, reviewing his notes or adequately monitoring his renal function when prescribing Voltaren to him.

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  • Greece on the brink after Europe refuses bailout

    Greece hurtled closer to a possible exit from the eurozone after Europe responded to the government's call for a referendum by refusing to extend Athens's desperately needed bailout. The referendum on bailout proposals by Greece's creditors planned for July 5 was approved by the parliament late Saturday night, with at least 179 deputies out of 300 voting in favour. In a speech before the vote, leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was confident "the Greek people will say an emphatic no to the ultimatum" by the country's EU-IMF creditors, but "a big yes to European solidarity".

  • Spicing up Malaysia's beloved 'fatty rice'

    Zainal Abidin's tiny food stall serves just one item and opens for only a few hours but is besieged each day by nearly a thousand customers clamouring for Malaysia's undisputed national dish, nasi lemak. Born as a cheap breakfast, nasi lemak is today eaten throughout the day, and is on an expanding culinary sojourn with the classic recipe continually tweaked, and even innovations such as nasi lemak pizza and ice cream appearing on menus. "Demand for nasi lemak has gone up a lot over the years because it is not just for breakfast anymore," said Zainal, 57, whose mother first opened their "Nasi Lemak Tanglin" stall in 1948.

  • NZ dollar falls to fresh 5-year low as investors seek safe haven assets on Greece uncertainty

    The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh five-year low as investors exited riskier assets in favour of safe havens as Greece and its creditors failed to reach agreement at the weekend ahead of a looming debt repayment deadline tomorrow.

  • Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit

    She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. A jury is deciding the fate of a lawsuit in which 25-year-old Hanna Bouveng claims Benjamin Wey, chief executive officer of New York Global Group, degraded her sexually and then ruined her reputation after firing her. Wey says they never had sex and Bouveng turned to blackmail after being fired for poor performance.

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  • Djokovic rages, Hewitt bids Wimbledon farewell

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's 17-year All England Club career came to a bruising end. Defending champion Djokovic enjoyed a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber with crucial breaks in the ninth game of each set.

  • Police farm bid 'scary'

    Police efforts to seize a farm owned by a Waikato couple after they couldn't prove they were major drug growers have been labelled "scary". Ronnie and Penelope De Wys have won their High Court case against police after suspicions were raised in 2008 when they banked $320,000 in mouldy $20 notes to buy a property. Police couldn't get enough evidence to lay criminal charges but instead tried to use the Proceeds of Criminal Recovery Act, 2009, to seize their farm at Hauturu, near Kawhia.

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  • Mariah Carey and James Packer 'could be married soon'

    Mariah Carey and James Packer "could be married soon". The 45-year-old singer - who has been married twice before - and 47-year-old businessman are, according to TMZ, have flown our to lsrael to attend a "pre-engagement spiritual meeting" with James' religious advisor at an undisclosed location, despite the 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker not legally divorced from Nick Cannon, who she has four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with. Mariah is reportedly "having a lot of fun" with her new billionaire boyfriend and is more comfortable with him than she was with Nick.

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  • Emilia Clarke danced the 'funky chicken' at Game of Thrones audition

    Emilia Clarke danced the "funky chicken" at her 'Game Of Thrones' audition. The 28-year-old actress - who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO TV show - has confessed she's the opposite of her character and embarrassed herself in front of "every single executive in HBO", when she danced the "funky chicken", "robot" and then fell upstairs at her audition, when she was an unknown talent just out of drama school. Speaking to the Sunday Times Culture magazine, Emilia said: "I abstained from sugar for the whole three weeks before my final audition, to look my best.

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  • Tyga must pay back rent

    Tyga must pay his former landlord $80,000 today (29.06.15). If he fails to pay today, Tyga must pay the full amount owed to the landlord, which, according to TMZ amounts to $124,000 when interest on the late payments is taken into account. The payment isn't the only thing that will have been on Tyga's mind over the weekend as he was reportedly involved in a fight outside a nightclub on Friday (26.06.15) morning.

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  • Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants: officials

    Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house near the eastern city of Lahore early Monday and killed four Taliban militants, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, the team conducted the raid in the Pathan Colony neighbourhood of Ferozewala town, 18 kilometres (11 miles) north of the Punjab provincial capital Lahore. "We had intelligence information about presence of suspected militants in a house and when a police party was sent there, the suspects opened fire at them," provincial home minister Shuja Khanzada told AFP.

  • Tree company hit with $60k bill after employee loses leg

    A tree trimming firm has been hit with a $60,000 bill after an employee's leg was severed in a wood chipper. The man, who worked for Tree Scape Limited, was kicking stray branches into the chipping machine with his right foot during a roadside clearing operation in Auckland when his left leg slid on gravel. WorkSafe investigated the December 2013 incident and found the man may have avoided the serious injury had the company used a longer 1500mm chipper chute and not the shorter 850mm one that was in place.

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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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