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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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  • 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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  • Father, police make plea to alleged captor

    Police and the father of a teenage girl allegedly being held against her will have made a plea for her captor to either contact them or 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. LA's father says Whakatau was the adopted brother of LA's 16-year-old boyfriend and the family is finding her disappearance tough.

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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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  • 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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  • Eminem's addiction caused weight gain

    Eminem's prediction drug addiction left a hole in his stomach. The 'Real Slim Shady' rapper saw his weight balloon to 230lbs at the height of his problems, and attributes the gain to trying to relieve stomach ache brought on by the discomfort caused by drugs such as Vicodin and Valium. After leaving rehab, the 42-year-old star was determined to tackle his problems by exercising, but quickly found himself with a new addiction, to running.

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  • Auckland housing market `blistering hot'

    The latest property valuation figures show the Auckland market is "blistering hot and racing away", Labour says. Housing spokesman Phil Twyford says on current rates of growth the average Auckland house price will hit $1 million in less than a year. It's further evidence of a housing crisis out of control," he said on Tuesday.

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  • South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

    Southeast Asian diplomats said Tuesday that China's controversial island-building drive is raising regional tensions, with the Philippines slamming its "unilateral and aggressive activities". The US and some Southeast Asian states have watched with growing alarm as Beijing expands tiny reefs in the South China Sea, topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic waters and fanning fears of future conflict. The flashpoint issue has taken centre stage at the annual security forum hosted by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that began Tuesday.

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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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  • Alexander Skarsgard not 'cool enough'

    Alexander Skarsgard "wasn't cool enough" for girls when he was a teenager. Although the 38-year-old actor is now one of Hollywood's hottest hunks, he admitted that as a youngster in Sweden he didn't have much luck with the opposite sex. Alexander isn't the only Swede making it big in Hollywood, with Alicia Vikander, Joel Kinnaman and Noomi Rapace among the actors who have found fame and Alexander revealed that they have a little community amid the craziness of Tinseltown.

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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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  • 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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  • Photographer among five found bound, killed in Mexico

    A news photographer was among the five people found tortured and fatally shot in a Mexico City apartment, a journalism advocacy group said Sunday. Ruben Espinosa, 31, a photographer with magazine "Proceso" was among the five victims found with bound hands, bearing apparent signs of torture, according to Articulo 19, a media rights group. As news of the murders spread, spontaneous protests sprung up in localities across Mexico, including a demonstration of about 100 people in the city of Xalapa outside Veracruz, where Espinosa lived and worked until recently.

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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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  • Scientists solve bacteria mystery

    Now a group of GNS Science and University of Otago researchers think they have the answer. In a new study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they have discovered acidobacteria, the second-most common bacteria in soil, manage to get by when living in places like dirt and volcanic areas by sucking up hydrogen gas. "Even though there are only low concentrations of the gas in the air, it still provides them with a constant and unlimited resource for survival," microbiology professor Greg Cook said.

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  • Kiwi dollar drops against Aussie

    The New Zealand dollar has fallen against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia toned down its calls for a weaker Australian dollar, while data showed Australian retail sales were better than expected. The kiwi fell to 89.27 Australian cents from 90.02 cents immediately before the RBA announcement, and 90.26 cents on Monday. Governor Glenn Stevens said "the Australian dollar is adjusting to significant declines in key commodity prices", having previously said further depreciation as both likely and necessary.

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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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  • 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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  • Amal Clooney 'ready' for motherhood

    Amal Clooney is "more than ready" to be a mother.The 37-year-old human rights lawyer is reportedly "proud" of herself for being the one her husband George Clooney has settled with.A source told US' OK! magazine: "Amal is proud not only to be the women

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