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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced. A source said: "Jen has actually been preparing herself emotionally for this divorce for some time. The couple, whose 10-year anniversary is coming up on 29 June, haven't been seen together in public for a month, and Ben, 42, has been spotted without his wedding ring in Canada while Jennifer celebrated her 43rd birthday on 17 April without him, but with her friends who think the 'Gone Girl' star is a "horrible fit".

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  • Lena Dunham: Everyone on Girls has seen my vagina

    Lena Dunham's vagina has been seen by "everyone" who works on 'Girls'. The 29-year-old creator, writer and star of the HBO series has revealed she's scrapped wearing nude patches while filming sex scenes for her hit TV show, meaning her private parts have been exposed to those people who work on the set. Lena said wearing the patch was uncomfortable and so she decided to film her sex scenes without one.

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  • No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

    Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. The women were arrested this month during an operation involving Honolulu police and federal authorities. "Although the conduct might have constituted a technical violation of the law, proof beyond a reasonable doubt could not be established," Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

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  • Demi Lovato reveals mental illness struggles

    Demi Lovato thinks it's "okay to have a mental illness". The 22-year-old singer has been dealing with bipolar disorder for several years and has, therefore, launched her own campaign aimed at tackling the negative stigma against mental illness.

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  • Carter fires Crusaders to win

    All Blacks pivot Dan Carter's return to five-eighth fired the Crusaders to a 35-18 win over Super Rugby leaders the Hurricanes in Nelson. Both teams struggled to win their own lineouts in the opening half-hour, but the Crusaders proved more punishing.

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  • Wasp meets chocolatey end

    Chocolate maker Whittaker's has been forced to shut down its production of one flavour to investigate how a single wasp ended up in a bar nearly eaten by Wellington woman Casey Taylor. "We believe this is an isolated incident, but have taken the precautionary measure of halting the production line of this product, and immediately began investigating how it could have happened," marketing manager Holly Whittaker said in a statement.

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  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Citing Washington's mutual defense treaty with Manila, Carter "stressed that the US commitment to defend the Philippines is ironclad," the Pentagon said in a statement.

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  • Bobby Brown will 'never' take Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobby Brown has denied rumours that he's going to take Bobbi Kristina Brown off of life support. The 46-year-old musician has been rumoured to be removing his 22-year-old daughter - who he fathered with his late ex-wife Whitney Houston - from the machine, four months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in Georgia on 31 January. A source close to the Brown family said: "It's background noise.

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  • New species of human ancestor found in Ethiopia

    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens?

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  • Top secret airport lounges for the elite

    Access to a business for first class lounge during our travels is a treat for most of us but is it any different for the the rich and famous customers of commercial airlines? Well Air New Zealand offers an invite-only service that is definitely a step up from the Koru lounge. Subtley named Elite Priority One, invitations can only be issued by Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon and his top executives and details of the lounge locations are top secret.

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  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion.

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  • Michael Jackson's Neverland to go 'on sale for $100 million'

    The sprawling California property that was once the location of the 'king of pop' Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park is going on sale for $100 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The late star built up his Neverland Ranch on 2,700 acres outside Santa Barbara to include zoo animals, numerous amusement rides and lavish gardens. Now called the Sycamore Valley Ranch, the Wall Street Journal reports that an investment firm renovated the property and several real estate agents are looking for a buyer at the cool-listing price of $100 million.

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  • Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart loses control of family trust

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart was Thursday ordered by a court to relinquish control of a multi-billion dollar family trust to her eldest daughter, culminating a long and bitter feud. The New South Wales Supreme Court appointed Bianca Rinehart as head of the trust, reportedly worth Aus$4.0-5.0 billion (US$3.1-3.8 billion), which was established by her grandfather, the late mining magnate Lang Hancock. It ordered Gina Rinehart to deliver the trust documents and accounts to her daughter.

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  • Eight convicted of fleecing French billionaire L'Oreal heiress

    A French court on Thursday convicted eight members of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's entourage of exploiting the frail billionaire, with one ordered to repay her 158 million euros ($170 million). Bettencourt's close confidant Francois-Marie Banier, a 67-year-old photographer who is godfather to actor Johnny Depp's daughter, was sentenced to three years in prison, six months of which were suspended. Two men charged with overseeing Bettencourt's vast fortune, Patrice de Maistre and his successor Pascal Wilhelm, were both sentenced to 30 months in prison, 12 of which were suspended, and fines of 250,000 euros.

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  • NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop as Fed eyes rate hikes, questions loom over local economy

    The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2.4 percent weekly drop against the greenback as comments by Federal Reserve officials revive expectations the world's biggest central bank will hike interest rates this year, while investors grow wary about the local outlook. The kiwi sank to 71.32 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 73.11 cents on Friday in New York last week. A BusinessDesk survey of 13 currency advisers predicted the kiwi would trade between 70.60 US cents and 75 cents this week, with 11 expecting it to fall and two betting it would gain.

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  • Cher Is The New Face Of Marc Jacobs

    Cher and Marc Jacobs on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Photo: Getty ImagesWe knew something was up when Cher and Marc Jacobs arrived on the red carpet at the Met Gala together, and now we know. Cher is officially the new face of the designer’s eponymous

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  • Insight - All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world's best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by U.S. firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc, would pull out within weeks.

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  • Fonterra cuts payout again

    Fonterra has cut its forecast payout to farmers for the second time in less than a month. The world's biggest dairy exporter has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the current season by 10 cents to $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids. "World markets are over-supplied with dairy commodities after farmers globally increased production in response to the very good prices paid 12-18 months ago.

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  • Exclusive - Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

    Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments. The scene at the base on the Kuzminsky firing range, around 50 km (30 miles) from the border, offers some of the clearest evidence to date of what appeared to be a concerted Russian military build-up in the area.

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