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Julian Wilson returns to the water after shark attack

The Australian surfer says he's now looking forward to the next round of competition.

  • British TV personality Cilla Black dies aged 72

    British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognizable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police said on Sunday. Police in Malaga said Priscilla White, her real name, had died in Estapona in the Costa del Sol region. Black, born in the northern English city of Liverpool, once worked as a cloakroom assistant in the city's Cavern Club - birthplace of the band The Beatles - before embarking on her own career as an entertainer.

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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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  • Navy seeks out ways to squeeze more life out of attack subs

    As it tries to get the most out of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed at reducing the maintenance needs for attack submarines, which are coming out of service faster than they can be replaced.

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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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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

    Total Travel
  • Caitlyn Jenner considered vocal surgery

    Caitlyn Jenner considered surgery on her vocal chords. The 'I Am Cait' star made the surprise admission during her E! reality show but her stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West expressed her fears about how invasive the procedure was. Caitlyn clearly continued to mull over the decision as she discussed the idea with some of her friends over dinner, with one telling her: "I haven't done one thing.

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  • Father makes plea to alleged captor

    The father of a teenage girl allegedly being held against her will has made a plea for her captor to release her. Fifteen-year-old Auckland girl LA Tukerangi sent a "disturbing" message to her family over the weekend, saying 36-year-old Dean Wayne Whakatau was holding her, police say. "It's pretty hard to sleep, it's pretty hard to think during the day," he told Radio New Zealand.

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  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

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  • Farming companies accused of price fixing

    Two major farming services companies have been accused of price fixing and a third is under investigation. The Commerce Commission says it has filed court proceedings against five employees from PGG Wrightson and Elders New Zealand along with the companies themselves for alleged price fixing. It is alleged the companies were in cahoots in fixing the price of tagging cattle at sale yards, increasing yard fees and increasing stock and station agent charges.

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  • Tainui to sell up to 50% of retail centre

    Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 per cent of its The Base shopping centre in Te Rapa, northwest Hamilton, using the funds to repay debt and for other investments. The underlying 30 hectare site, which was taken prior to World War II for use as the Te Rapa Air Force Base and returned to the tribe in 1995, would remain in Tainui ownership, it said. "Following a three-month review we believe that now is the right time to seek an experienced joint venture partner and operator to help us take The Base to the next level of excellence," said TGH acting chief executive Chris Joblin.

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  • Charlize Theron Has Adopted A Second Child

    Charlize Theron has adopted a second child. Considering that’s the month that Theron will formally adopt her, that’s pretty fitting, right? Speaking to marie claire in May, Theron revealed that she values her family above all other elements of her life.

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  • Peters offers voters the `New Kiwi Deal'

    NZ First leader Winston Peters is offering voters the "New Kiwi Deal" which he likens to the economic measures used to take the United States out of the Great Depression. Mr Peters said the party's policy plan was based on exporting and wealth creation. NZ First has campaigned on those policies in the past, and the only new one Mr Peters revealed was what he called the community wage.

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police.

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  • All Blacks consider two Cup halfbacks only

    The All Blacks are seriously considering taking only two halfbacks to the Rugby World Cup. Coach Steve Hansen admits the option of versatile back Colin Slade covering the specialist position is being debated by the selectors as they try to shoehorn a host of backline options into their 31-man squad for the tournament beginning in September. Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara are both certainties, with Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Andy Ellis the other halfback candidates.

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  • WATCH: Two of the most unusual baby animal friends you'll ever see

    WATCH HERE: Baby skunk and fox meet for the first timeMeet the two newest additions to the Amazing Animal Ambassadors organisation, Milo and Flower.The US organisation is involved in animal rescue and education and recently brought these two playmates

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  • Bobby Brown's wife rushed to hospital

    Bobby Brown's wife was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. The RnB singer's spouse, Alicia Etheridge reportedly became unwell in a hotel room on Saturday evening (01.08.15) following the funeral of Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A source told TMZ when Alicia arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Bobby was by her side the whole time and she was able to walk through with little help.

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  • Elizabeth Hurley sells farm for £9 million

    Elizabeth Hurley has sold her farm for £9 million. 'The Royals' actress bought the farm in the Cotswolds in central England for £3.3 million in 2002 while she was dating her future husband, Indian businessman Arun Nayar, and threw herself into country life at the property by producing organic meat which was sold at upmarket department store, Harrods.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

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