Lion's killer in the middle of hate storm

Lion killer Walter Palmer goes into hiding

The wealthy American dentist who paid to shoot a famous African lion is now on the receiving end of a different kind of hunting.

  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • Dairy owner's killer keeps name secret

    In a furious statement directed at defence lawyers and legal system, the relatives of Railside Dairy owner Arun Kumar have also said they would boycott the sentencing of the boy found guilty of his manslaughter. A younger boy, 13, was in June found not guilty of a charge of manslaughter over Mr Kumar's death. At a hearing in the High Court at Auckland about whether to maintain name suppression for both boys accused of his killing, Crown prosecutor Kieran Raftery said Mr Kumar's family had said they wanted his name suppression - in place because of his age - lifted.

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  • Nicky Clarke: Princess Kate needs to get rid of grey hair

    Nicky Clarke has urged Britain's Duchess of Cambridge to "get rid of her grey hair". The top stylist - who has beautified the locks of Princess Diana and the Duchess of York - thinks Princess Catherine needs to keep the colour of her intact because "until you're really old, you can't bee seen to have grey hairs". Nicky said: "Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair - It's not a good look.

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  • Anderson's Ashes best rocks Australia

    James Anderson returned the best Ashes figures of his career as England took charge on the first day of the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Anderson took six for for 47 as Australia slumped to 136 all out inside 37 overs after winning the toss and batting in the overcast conditions that the Lancastrian has relished throughout his career. Australia were indebted to opener Chris Rogers's 52, with their next best score Adam Voges's 16.

  • Khloe Kardashian 'traumatised' by Kris Jenner's lovemaking

    Khloe Kardashian is "traumatised" after hearing her mother have sex with Corey Gamble. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star was horrified when she and sister Kim Kardashian West went into 57-year-old Kris Jenner's house only to realise she was getting intimate with her 34-year-old boyfriend. Khloe said: "Hearing them have sex is wild and I'm traumatised.

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  • What could the TPP mean for New Zealand?

    WHAT IS THE TPP? New Zealand was one of original four member nations of a previous form of the agreement, called the TPSEP or Pacific 4, which then turned into the TPP after the United States decided to enter talks in 2008.

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  • Julia Roberts’ marriage ‘on the rocks’

    Julia Roberts’ relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have “had enough” of the star.A source told US’ OK! magazine: “Danny just doesn’t feel like they

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  • US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

    A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger. University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him.

  • MH370 victim's wife clings to hope

    The wife of a New Zealand victim aboard flight MH370 is reportedly clinging to a "minute hope" passengers may have survived. Danica Weeks, whose husband Paul was on board MH370, told the Daily Mail said it would be very sad if a piece of wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island was confirmed as being from the missing Boeing 777. Two New Zealanders, Mr Weeks and Ximin Wang, were on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing which disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board on March 8, 2014.

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  • Jason Statham sells Hollywood home for $9.2 million

    Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $9.2 million. The couple, who recently moved into a new $12.9 million mansion in Beverly Hills, placed their five bedroom property on the market for $8.999 million last month and sold it to a buyer on Monday (27.07.15) after receiving an even higher offer, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 48-year-old British star and the 28-year-old model, who started dating in 2010, bought the elegant estate, which sits on half an acre above Runyon Canyon Park, from actor Ben Stiller for a reported $7.325 million in 2011.

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  • This 9kg Weight Workout Destroyed the CrossFit Games Competitors

    The exhausted but elated men who took the top three spots at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games sat at the post-Games press conference, eating hard-earned Dominos pizza as they waited for the first question. The answer was quick and unanimous: “Murph,” all three competitors - Ben Smith, Mat Fraser, and Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson - said with a cringe followed by a knowing laugh. Murph only requires a 20-pound (9kg) weight vest.

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  • Kiwi rises after Reserve Bank confidence

    The New Zealand dollar rose above 67 US cents after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler said while some easing in monetary policy is likely the economy isn't so weak as to need substantial new stimulus. Mr Wheeler said the kiwi dollar is too high given a deteriorating outlook for New Zealand's external accounts and he expected it to decline. Mr Wheeler also expects annual inflation to return to near the mid-point of the bank's 1 to 3 per cent band in the first half of 2016.

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  • US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

    Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator — have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the U.S. official said. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French law enforcement is on site to examine a piece of airplane wing found on the French island of Reunion, in the western Indian Ocean.

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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

    The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of the issues with Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular OS in recent years.

  • Sweden says sub wreck a Tsarist Russian vessel

    Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. "We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish) which sank after a collision with a Swedish vessel in 1916 during World War I and before the Russian revolution," the Swedish Armed Forces said. Speculation had been swirling about the origins of the vessel after Swedish divers announced Monday that a submarine had been found about 1.5 nautical miles off the coast of central Sweden.

  • Zimbabwe pair due in court for killing Cecil the lion

    Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to Hwange National Park, was lured beyond the reserve's boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. The hunter was identified as Walter Palmer, a dentist and experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota, who allegedly paid $50,000 for the hunt.

  • Cheika set to lay Wallabies cards on table

    There are just as many questions as ever over Michael Cheika's World Cup plans as the Wallabies turn their attention to the might of New Zealand. Cheika on Friday is due to name his squad for the Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks on Saturday August 8 in Sydney - and even after two wins in two outings, the coach is still yet to truly put his cards on the table. Only eight players started both Test victories over South Africa and Argentina, suggesting Cheika is halfway there when it comes to nailing down his first-choice 15.

  • Heath Ledger 'fell in love at first sight'

    'Brokeback Mountain' screenwriter Diana Ossana says the late Australian actor, who died from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008 just months after he and the actress ended their three-year relationship, formed an immediate bond with her on the set of the film in 2005. Heath was not about to let her go alone, and as he was getting into the vehicle with her he was smoothing her hair back. For him it was truly love at first sight.

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  • Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

    Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak overnight, as about 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais. "It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half," said a spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle into Britain.

  • Police march kids out of house at gunpoint

    Police "gave very little consideration to women and children" during a raid in which shots were fired and people were unlawfully detained after being marched out of an Auckland house at gunpoint, the police watchdog says. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Thursday said it had found police unlawfully detained two women and three children after an armed raid on a Mangere home in November 2013. Police had gone to the house looking for a man who breached his home detention conditions, but a fight broke out and a police officer fired his weapon when the man's father took out what officers thought was a shotgun.

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