• Miley Cryus bares breasts in tribute to Joan Jett

    Miley Cyrus bared her breasts in tribute to Joan Jett as she inducted the singer in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker arrived at the prestigious ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio last night (18.04.15) wearing revealing black dungarees and pink heart shaped nipple covers adorned with the legendary singer's initials to welcome her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts into the club. Miley - who also sported unshaved armpits - gushed over Joan as she took to the stage and recalled an encounter between herself and the 56-year-old star.

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  • Auckland City FC into another OFC final

    Auckland City FC have qualified for their fifth consecutive Oceania Champions League final after scoring a late winner against New Caledonia opponents FC Gaitcha in Suva. The New Zealand domestic champions broke open a tense semi-final when Marko Dordevic headed home a cross from Daewook Kim in the 72nd minute. Unbeaten Auckland City FC were rarely troubled defensively but found it difficult to find fluency in possession against stubborn opponents.

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  • Three dead as wild weather lashes Australian state

    Three people died as the Australian state of New South Wales was lashed by a "once-in-a-decade" storm on Tuesday with homes washed away, thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney's iconic Bondi beach. Sea swells also hampered shipping as the region around Australia's biggest city suffered its second day of gale-force winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (83 mph) and torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology said 119 millimetres (five inches) of rain had fallen in Sydney in 24 hours -- the city's wettest period since 2002.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support. The 22-year-old aspiring actress was placed in a medically-induced coma in January after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub - but her aunt Tina Brown says she is finally getting better. Tina's social media comments come after Bobbi's father Bobby Brown appeared to suggest she was out of her coma when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (18.0.4.15).

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  • Human remains found in Farewell Spit

    Human remains have been discovered on the South Island in an area where a Dutch tourist went missing about a month ago. Police on Tuesday said they were notified by a member of the public a day earlier that human remains had been found at Farewell Spit. The remains were recovered 8km along the sand spit and police say the remains will undergo a post-mortem examination along with DNA testing to try to establish the identity.

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  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I don't notice age gap with wife Sam

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson doesn't notice the age gap between him and his wife. The 'Nowhere Boy' star refuses to "engage" in any talk about the difference in age between him and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is 23 years his senior.

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  • US anger over IS 'atrocity' against Christians in Libya

    The United States condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showing their execution. The 29-minute IS video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church". National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan decried the killings and called for stability in Libya, which has been mired in political chaos and unrest since the 2011 uprising that toppled former strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

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  • Air pollution levels drop in China: Greenpeace

    Air pollution levels in some of China's smoggiest cities fell by nearly a third in the first quarter of this year, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. In Beijing, levels of PM2.5 -- airborne particulates with a diameter small enough to deeply penetrate the lungs -- fell about 13 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period a year earlier, Greenpeace said. The organisation collated data released by China's environmental protection ministry, which makes live figures available but does not publish full historic or comparative statistics.

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  • Kiwi tracks down mystery Gallipoli fort

    A Kiwi who's in Gallipoli to remember his great-grandfather may have made a discovery that's the Anzac equivalent of finding Tutankhamun's tomb. No one has been able to pin down the exact location of the carving which marks the headquarters of the Native Contingent at Gallipoli. Mr Pearless used a rockface in the background of the painting as a reference and believes the pa was between Fisherman's Hut and the No.1 outpost.

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  • Johnny Depp's a no show for Pirates of the Caribbean filming

    Johnny Depp has failed to return to the set of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. A source told the Gold Coast Bulletin: "Everyone's hoping they have managed to get him on another flight. Filming on the blockbuster was halted when Johnny returned to the US for treatment last month after he injured his hand, reportedly after hitting a glass door during a heated conversation with wife Amber Heard.

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  • Russia has bigger concerns than oil, ruble: Deputy PM

    Faced with the triple whammy of plunging oil prices, currency volatility and Western sanctions, there's no dearth of challenges for Russia's ailing economy, but Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said what hurts most is the scarcity of financing for new investments. Russia's economy, which grew by just 0.6 percent in 2014, is expected to enter a deep recession this year under the weight of lower oil prices and sanctions, which have compounded the country's underlying structural weaknesses and undermined business and consumer confidence. "We were not counting on higher oil prices in our economic policies.

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  • NZ dollar strengthens against Aussie

    The New Zealand dollar has strengthened against its Australian counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia again signalled interest rate cuts may be needed to foster sustainable growth. The kiwi traded at 99.39 Australian cents as at 5pm in Wellington and earlier touched 99.44 cents, from 98.69 cents late on Monday. Governor Glenn Stevens told a meeting in New York overnight that "interest rates should be quite accommodative and the question of whether they should be reduced further has to be on the table".

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  • Royal baby to be born outside of London?

    The royal baby could be the first to be born outside of London in 85 years. While the second child of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is set to be delivered at St Mary's Hospital in west London, two other hospitals have been put on standby for the royal delivery in case the Duchess, 33, leaves the capital.

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  • Branson opens first Virgin hotel

    Hotel rooms which boast free wifi, water and yoga mats, minibars stocked with shop-priced items and bathrooms with the right lighting for putting on make-up are just some of the amenities being promised by Sir Richard Branson as he throws open the doors of his first Virgin hotel. The entrepreneur said he was inspired by his airline when he looked at the hotel industry and what he could add to it. "Thirty years ago people asked what we could bring to the airline business that didn't already exist and we created Virgin Atlantic.

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  • NZ records second quarter of deflation

    New Zealand has recorded the second consecutive quarter of deflation, with falling petrol and diesel prices being the major factor pushing down the consumer price index. The last time there were two quarterly falls in the CPI was in the December 1998 and March 1999 quarters. The 0.1 per cent annual CPI increase is the smallest annual movement since the year to September 1999, when prices decreased 0.5 per cent after the Asian financial crisis.

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  • How to banish bra bulge

    If you’re a woman, you’re probably familiar with the infamous bra bulge — the fat that tends to show up near the middle of your back around your bra, often accentuated by a slightly-too-tight bra band. In the world of body trouble spots, the bra bulge is like having a dull ringing in your ears: It really only bugs you, and it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but it’s still hella annoying. The bra bulge is actually caused by a combination of factors.

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  • Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

    All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home. For Chow and many in this 7.2-million-person city, it all adds up to the feeling that Hong Kong is being forever changed by the 1.4-billion-strong country just a few miles to the north, where many feel life is cheaper and people are less educated. Eighteen years after this world financial hub returned from colonial British control to Chinese rule, many say they feel more alienated and less trusting than ever of the central Chinese government and even the people visiting from across the border.

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  • Russell Crowe's rugby team wrecked his marriage

    Russell Crowe believes buying a rugby team "cost him his marriage". The 'Gladiator' star - who split from wife Danielle Spencer in 2012 - doesn't regret buying South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006 because it has been a good business decision, but the investment took its toll on his personal life.

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  • Doctor criticised over newborn death

    A doctor and a district health board have been heavily censured for a multitude of failings that led to the death of a newborn baby. A pregnant woman was 10 days overdue with her third baby when she arrived at a Lakes District Health Board hospital in the Rotorua or Taupo districts. The medical mistakes have been catalogued by Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill who released findings on Monday outlining "significant concerns about the individual and team failings in this case".

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  • Retail pot is the Rocky Mountain high for taxes

    In honor of Monday's unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, we took a look at the most recent data from Colorado, where recreational pot has been legal for a little over a year. Before the first retail stores opened their doors in January 2014, the state had allowed medical marijuana use for over a decade. At of the end of last year, there were still 583 more medical marijuana businesses than retail outlets, but the latter segment is catching up quickly, according to a recent report by the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division.

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