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  • Sam Fox's girlfriend dies

    Sam Fox is "absolutely devastated" following the death of her girlfriend. The former glamour model's partner and manager of 16 years, Myra Stratton, passed away on Sunday (02.08.15), after battling cancer for two years and the 49-year-old star has been left with a "huge hole" in her life. A statement read: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Myra Stratton.

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  • 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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  • 856 Porn Sites Banned...Waiting for our Ancient Temples to be Vandalized, Are We?

    By imposing a ban on over 850 porn sites, the only purpose the government has served is to make a laughing stalk of itself, a butt of everyone’s jokes. Certainly in the next 24 hours we will find our social networking sites flooding with memes on this action of the rulers of the state and no sooner those memes will be banned too. Meanwhile, as I go through what my fellow members of the society have to say against this dictatorship, in Facebook and Twitter, I recall my student days, when my civics teacher taught how India is a republic country and how we have a handful of fundamental rights granted by the constitution.

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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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  • Trouble in paradise for Australia's property speculators

    One of the key factors powering Australia's stellar home price boom is set to slow dramatically, economists warn-a change that could finally see the country's seemingly endless run of property price appreciation take a well-needed pause. Speculative investors are a major force in Australia's red-hot property market, helping push the value of residential property half a trillion dollars higher in the past year. In fact, more than half of new home loan approvals are for investment purposes, according to Reuters.

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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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  • Your Beauty Routine Isn't a Guilty Pleasure—It's *Literally* Helping You Lead a Longer, Healthier Life

    As an on-the-go twentysomething, I find that my sanity can often be summed up by whether or not I'm actually sticking to my beauty regimen. "We all want the same things, we want to feel and look good," says Diller.

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  • Cressida Bonas' parents 'don't approve' of new beau

    Cressida Bonas' parents don't "approve" of her new boyfriend, Edward Holcroft. The parents of Britain's Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend are not a fan of her latest crush - who she reportedly began dating last month - and much preferred her former royal beau, who she dated from 2012 to 2014. A source revealed: "Cressida is upset with her parents because neither have met Ed.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 'I never touched the boy': Execution over child killing

    Pakistan has executed a man convicted of killing a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy in the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP. The case raised grave international concern, drawing protests from the United Nations, as his lawyers and family said he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into making a false confession.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Conscious Uncoupling was not my idea

    Gwyneth Paltrow says it wasn't her idea to use the term "Conscious Uncoupling" in her marriage split announcement. The 42-year-old actress and Coldplay singer Chris Martin were derided for using the phrase when they announced they were separating after nine years of marriage in 2014 but the 'Iron Man 3' star has now admitted the wording on her Goop website posting was nothing to do with her. Gwyneth and her team were also slammed for publishing a piece on vaginal-steaming and the actress once again defended her editorial director for running it.

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  • Four killed as new Ukraine peace talks fall apart

    Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came just hours before another failed bid to negotiate an end to the 15-month separatist revolt. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said another 15 servicemen had been wounded in the past 24 hours of fighting across the eastern Russian-speaking provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk. The insurgents countered that indiscriminate shelling by Kiev's forces had damaged power lines and four buildings in Gorlivka -- a rebel bastion more than 30 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of their de facto capital Donetsk.

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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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  • 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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