• Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director. According to a Hindustan Times report, Taranjit Kaur Hundal, barged into the office of Mayor World School director Jyoti Nagrani and closed the door from inside. The police have lodged an FIR against Taranjit Kaur under sections 451 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 452 (house trespass after preparation to hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

    Yahoo News
  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

    CNBC
  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

    AFP
  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • Demi Lovato loves Kylie Jenner's lips

    The 22-year-old singer praised the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star for her "amazing" full pout but says she feels as though she looks "ridiculous" with bigger lips. When asked if she took part in the #KylieJennerChallenge, which sees Twitter users try to get fuller lips like the 17-year-old star, she told Shazam: "Oh my God, I totally have. Meanwhile, Demi previously admitted she uses social media to inspire her make up choices and enjoys copying the "random beauty looks" she finds online.

    Bang Showbiz
  • This is about to shake up the price of milk

    Europe's farmers have always said they have had a tough time of it: whether it's rising rents, weather, disease, government controls or cash squeezes from retailers. The EU's milk production quotas were originally introduced in 1984 when farmers, eager to exploit a guaranteed price of milk regardless of demand, literally flooded Europe with dairy goods. Ireland's efficient, productive dairy farmers had a difficult time bringing their production levels to the new limit.

    CNBC
  • 'Top Gear' host James May says won't return without Clarkson

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Top Gear" host James May said Thursday he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on. Earlier in the day, the BBC said on its website that "Top Gear" producer Andy Wilman "has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's departure".

    Reuters
  • Sandra Bullock: My family isn't what I imagined it'd be

    Sandra Bullock's family life isn't what she imagined it would be. The 'Miss Congeniality' star raises five-year-old son Louis Bardo as a single parent and says she doesn't think it could get any "better". My family looks nothing like I ever imagined it would.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

    The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda's media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State. American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the United States, was killed early this year in a strike on an al Qaeda camp in Pakistan, near the Afghan border, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

    Reuters
  • Selfie sparks hijacking fear on flight

    What started as a request for a selfie on board an Air India flight from Dubai to Hyderabad, India ended up sparking hijacking fears. Yousuf Sharif, 35, was travelling in the business class cabin when her asked the air hostess if he could take a selfie with the pilot or even with her. When the air hostess rejected his request and started walking away, Yousuf told her that he would hijack the flight and she immediately alerted the pilot.

    Total Travel
  • Hair-pulling fallout hits Herald

    The woman at the centre of Prime Minister John Key's hair-pulling harassment accusations says she was duped into talking to the country's biggest newspaper by its gossip columnist. Much of the focus on the story of Mr Key's persistent and unwelcoming hair-tugging turned to the complainant on Thursday, when the New Zealand Herald identified the Rosie Cafe worker who forced an apology from the prime minister. The cafe is part of the Hip Group, owned by Jackie Grant and Scott Brown.

    NZ Newswire
  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

    Bang Showbiz
  • 50 Shades sequels set for Valentine's Day release

    The two '50 Shades' sequels will be released around Valentine's Day in 2017 and 2018. The much-hyped '50 Shades of Grey' opened around the landmark date earlier this year, and it's been revealed that Universal Pictures will try to top the first film's record-breaking success by releasing sequel '50 Shades Darker' on February 10, 2017, while '50 Shades Freed' is making its box office debut on February 9, 2018. The new movies will see Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles from '50 Shades of Grey', but a new creative team will have to be assembled after Sam Taylor-Johnson recently announced she will not be returning to direct the second film in the franchise.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Blake Shinn beaten in a bummer of a finish

    There's nothing worse than punters losing their shirts at the track, unless its a jockey who has lost his pants trying to win a race. In one of the more risque and embarrassing moments in Australian horse racing, leading jockey Blake Shinn finished the opening event at Canterbury giving racegoers the ultimate bum steer. Deputy chairman of stewards Greg Rudolph said he had never seen anything like it on a racecourse.

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  • Jet carrying unconscious passengers makes emergency landing

    A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after three passengers lost consciousness. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and had been bound for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. It landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo at about 11:40 a.m.

    Associated Press
  • Batteries a new theft target: police

    Police say batteries are the new target of thieves in south Auckland and more than 600 have been stolen from trucks and construction machines over the past four months. The batteries, weighing up to 30kg each, are worth up to $400 each and on a bad night as many as 30 can be stolen, says Inspector Bruce O'Brien. "Trucks or machinery often need a lot of expensive repair due to the way the batteries have been ripped out and stolen," Insp O'Brien said.

    NZ Newswire
  • NZ top bolthole for crooks: China

    New Zealand is in the top three destinations for mid-level white collar criminals on the run from Chinese authorities, according to a wanted list released in China. China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department has released a list of its 100 most-wanted people, with the United States, Canada and New Zealand the most popular boltholes. Around 20 whose alleged crimes include abuse of power, corruption, embezzlement and bribery are believed to have come to New Zealand.

    NZ Newswire
  • How My Husband and I Paid Off $62,000 in 3 Years

    As I packed my bags in preparation for another semester, I overturned a thick stack of paper statements from Sallie Mae, and they spilled across my bedroom floor. Until that point, I had taken out student loans with all the forethought of Scarlett O'Hara — I'll think about that tomorrow.

    DailyWorth
  • Naked nationalist stirs up Japan elections

    A naked nationalist is stirring up election billboards in Japan, offering a bit of colour -- and a lot of flesh -- to get out the vote. Right winger Teruki Goto is pictured on his campaign poster in his birthday suit, wielding a samurai-style sword in front of two Rising Sun flags and the imperial chrysanthemum crest. Elections in Japan tend to be very staid affairs: candidates' campaigns generally consist of them wearing a sash bearing their name as they stand outside train stations greeting commuters -- most of whom do their best not to make eye contact.

    AFP
  • Kate Upton Speaks Out Over Nude Photo Scandal

    Model Kate Upton has opened up about the nude photo hacking scandal, saying she was tempted to delete all her social media accounts as a result. Along with celebrities including Amber Heard and Jennifer Lawrence, 22-year old Upton was the target of hackers who revealed intimate images of the model online without her consent. "It was very difficult," Upton told the Evening Standard.

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