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  • Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has taken legal action against British tax officials after facing a demand for payment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.57 billion) in relation to a family trust. "He (Ecclestone) merely wants HMRC to act in accordance with its obligations and the law," it added. The BBC reported that the judge had ruled however that Ecclestone's application should be stayed while his lawyers persued alternative proceedings in the Commercial Court.

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  • Michael Caine 'never tempted to stray' from wife

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

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  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. "That is more dead than the entire count of homicides we worked in the entirety of 2014.

    AFP
  • Princess Charlotte has been giving Prince William 'sleepless nights'

    Prince William has been getting "sleepless nights" thanks to Princess Charlotte. The England Lionesses captain Steph Houghton told Us Weekly: "He said George is very lively, and Princess Charlotte has been keeping him up all night, giving him a few sleepless nights. The football captain also went on to reveal that the Duke of Cambridge is "really enjoying" being a father to one-year-old Prince George, as well as Princess Charlotte.

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  • Kerry Katona's children in 'traumatic' car crash

    Kerry Katona's children were involved in a "traumatic" car crash. The nanny and kids were checked over in A&E when they eventually arrived at hospital for Heidi's appointment, and no one was injured, however Kerry - who is currently married to her third husband George Kay - has been left "distraught" by the event, and thinks her life is "cursed. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source added: "Kerry is distraught and feels cursed.

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  • Pamela Anderson wants to date multiple men

    Pamela Anderson intends to date multiple men. The 47-year-old model recently divorced husband Rick Salomon for the second time, and opened up about how she wants her love life to be now she is single again. While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday (21.05.15), she laughed at the idea of seeing "someone new," to which Ellen said, "Don't make a face like that.

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  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

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  • Princess Beatrice on holiday in the Bahamas with her boyfriend

    Princess Beatrice is in the Caribbean on her 15th holiday in less than seven months. The 26-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew has been spotted soaking up the sun in Great Guana Cay - part of the Bahamas - with her boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice has enjoyed a string of holidays since giving up her £20,000-a-year internship at Sony last year, following cyber attacks, and began her travels with a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

    NZ Newswire
  • China's richest man loses $15 billion

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, Li Hejun may have set a new record. Li, who was China's richest man until this week, saw his fortune drop by as much as $15 billion in a half-hour as the stock in his company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, fell by nearly half. Trading in the shares was halted Wednesday and Li didn't attend the company's annual meeting.

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  • Bianchi condition remains 'stagnant' says father

    A year after seeing him enjoy the happiest weekend of his Formula One career, Philippe Bianchi on Friday revealed that his son Jules' neurological condition was "stagnant" and his family were prepared to face his death. The 25-year-old French racing driver finished ninth in last year?s Monaco Grand Prix, earning the Marussia team their first and, to date, only points-scoring finish in the sport, but suffered life-threatening head injuries when he crashed during last October?s Japanese Grand Prix. "The situation is stagnant," Bianchi senior told Canal+.

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  • Campbell thanks viewers for watching

    John Campbell will be leaving his eponymous current affairs show - but it's not over yet. TV3 will be saying goodbye to the 10-year-old programme and launch a new current affairs show in its stead, with a new name and two new presenters, MediaWorks told staff on Thursday. Campbell, who's been at the network since 1991, had been offered a three-year contract, with a co-hosting position on the new show for the first year, but turned it down.

    NZ Newswire
  • Greek optimism about imminent deal not justified - Schaeuble

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told Reuters the Greek government's optimism about clinching a cash-for-reforms deal with its lenders in days was not backed up by negotiations and he could not rule out Greece becoming insolvent. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist government hopes a deal with foreign lenders is imminent, with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis saying on Monday that an agreement could be reached within a week. "What I know from discussions with the three institutions does not back up the optimism arising from announcements from Athens," Schaeuble said in an interview published on Thursday.

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  • China jails 'Fast & Furious' Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

    Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said. According to reports a woman passenger in Tang Weitian's green Lamborghini was left with a broken spine in the accident. The other driver Yu Muchun, 20, drove a red Ferrari.

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  • Indian mother places advert in paper seeking 'groom' for her son

    An Indian mother has placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian “groom” for her son. It’s considered India’s first advertisement for a partner for a same-sex marriage. Gay marriage is illegal in India and ‘canal intercourse’ could be punishable with anything up to a life sentence.

    Yahoo and Agencies
  • New Zealand on top at Lord's in 1st Test

    Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry has taken four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England's tail in the first Test at Lord's. The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket. At the interval, New Zealand were 44 without loss in reply to England's first innings 389 - a deficit of 345 runs.

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  • The gross truth about germs and airplanes

    Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.In some cases, the runny nose, headache,

    Total Travel
  • 'Top 10' new species includes cartwheeling spider, 'chicken from hell'

    The 10 are "a reminder of the wonders awaiting us," said Quentin Wheeler, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which issues the list. The feathered dinosaur whose partial skeletons were unearthed in the Dakotas was a contemporary of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

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  • Sir Paul McCartney buys $15.5 million penthouse

    Sir Paul McCartney has splashed out on a $15.5 million penthouse on New York's Fifth Avenue. The 72-year-old music icon is reported to have bought the property - described as a "1960's time capsule" - at 1045 Fifth Avenue with his wife Nancy Shevell, who he wed in 2011. According to the New York Post newspaper, the purchasers were made to register their names as the property is for co-op buyers only, with the couple listing themselves as Paul and Nancy McCartney.

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  • Peter Sarsgaard to star in The Magnificent Seven

    Peter Sarsgaard is being lined up to star in 'The Magnificent Seven' film. The 44-year-old actor is reportedly in negotiations to play the main villain, robbing baron Bartholomew Bogue, in the remake of the classic Western. In the plot, Bogue and his henchmen target a small town situated near a gold mine and a gun fight ensues leading to the deaths of several townsfolk which inspires a widowed wife - played by Haley Bennett - to hire Denzel Washington's bounty hunter character and his hand-picked six gunmen to drive them out.

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