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  • 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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  • Australia 136 all out against England

    Australia were dismissed for just 136 by England after winning the toss on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. James Anderson took six for 47 in 14.4 overs, including a spell of four for seven in 10 balls after lunch, having gone wicketless with match figures of none for 137 in Australia's crushing 405-run win in the second Test at Lord's. Meanwhile fast bowler Steven Finn had figures of two for 38 in 10 overs, his first Test in two years, after Durham quick Mark Wood was omitted because of ankle problems.

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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner 'in no rush to divorce'

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are not rushing to file for divorce. A source told PEOPLE: "[Garner]'s finishing a film so there hasn't been like, 'Okay, let's get this done now,' because they always were like, 'This is happening and still moving forward.' I don't think they're talking about it. Indeed the pair are moving in to a new home together and are planning to rent Brooke Shields' Los Angeles home once they return from Georgia, where the 43-year-old actress is currently shooting 'Miracles From Heaven'.

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  • Car registration glitch grows: Labour

    A fault that saw thousands of car owners overcharged for their registration is significantly bigger than first thought and still growing, Labour says. In June, a fault in ACC's safety rating system revealed about 9000 drivers were owed refunds of up to $103 after several models of cars were given incorrect ratings. Originally it was expected the 18 models of car would be affected, but that has now risen to 23.

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  • Peters expelled, MPs walk out in protest

    NZ First MPs staged a protest walkout in parliament after their leader Winston Peters was expelled from the debating chamber by Speaker David Carter. The row started when Social Development Minister Anne Tolley apologised for giving a wrong answer last week to a question from NZ First's Darroch Ball. Mr Carter refused to uphold the complaint, and when Mr Peters wouldn't accept the ruling he was ordered out.

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  • Cairns a no-show at UK perjury hearing

    A British judge has declared himself "not impressed" after former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns failed to show up for a London court hearing in his perjury trial.Cairns has pleaded not guilty to a perjury charge stemming from a 2012 libel trial

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  • Kate Winslet tells her daughter she's 'lucky' to have curves

    Kate Winslet tells her daughter Mia Honey Threapleton she's "lucky" to be curvy. The 39-year-old actress - who also has two sons Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, 11, with her second husband Sam Mendes and 19-months-old Bear Blaze Winslet with her third husband Ned Rocknroll - has confessed she constantly makes sure her 14-year-old daughter, from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton, appreciates her "shape", and champions her curves. Kate said: "I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape.

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  • Rita Ora: I used to hate my boobs

    Rita Ora "hated [her] boobs" when she was younger.The 24-year-old singer - who famously loves to show off her cleavage in plunging necklines - has admitted she's now "proud of the skin" she's in, but insisted being comfortable with her body has come with

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  • Oil prices slide after Shanghai stock market dives

    US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September delivery fell 75 cents to $47.39 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global benchmark, Brent North Sea crude for September, tumbled to $53.47 a barrel in London trade, down $1.15 from Friday's settlement. On Monday, Chinese shares slumped 8.5 percent on the Shanghai stock market, their biggest one-day fall since February 2007, after weak economic data revived fears about the health of the world's second-largest economy.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family Releases a Heartbreaking Statement About Her Death

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's family has spoken out about her death for the first time. The Houston family has released a statement about Bobbi Kristina Brown's death on her late mother's Facebook page. "On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully.

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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  • Glenn Stewart exit helped in Toovey axing

    Manly chairman Scott Penn has revealed last year's controversial exit of long-time servant Glenn Stewart contributed to Geoff Toovey's axing as NRL coach. While Penn blamed the club's poor season primarily for Toovey's sacking on Tuesday, the decision to let go of the older brother of star fullback Brett was also a significant factor. Stewart's release caused a major disruption among the playing group at the time, culminating in his defection to South Sydney as well as former Manly forward Anthony Watmough's move to Parramatta.

  • Patients won't pay more for drugs: Key

    Any increase in the cost of drugs as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will be "tiny" and far outweighed by economic gains, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key says that under the trade deal, which is edging closer to agreement, it's "highly probable" drug patents held by the big US companies will run for longer than they do now. Mr Key says it's not a certainty Pharmac would have to pay more even if the TPP granted longer patents.

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  • School hours change plan irks union

    The government is jumping the gun by proposing reforms to school hours without talking to the industry, the country's largest teachers' union says. The government on Wednesday announced it was mulling giving schools greater flexibility to set their opening hours and allowing principals to be in charge of more than one school. "We know the government is considering wide-sweeping changes to the legislation that include the way schools are funded as well as reforms around varying opening hours and principals running several schools," she said.

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  • Chinese markets in free fall

    After three weeks of relative calm Chinese shares went into free fall on Monday. “Although we previously saw the Central Bank taking measures to steady the market, the popular sentiment has not been steadied at all. If things continue like this the Central Bank will start to buy shares in Chinese companies.

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  • Summerset snares another Auckland site

    Summerset Group, the country's third-biggest listed retirement village operator, has bought a 2.3-hectare site in Auckland's Parnell which it plans to develop as a premium site. The company bought the land from state-owned rail operator KiwiRail for an undisclosed sum and will use the site as one of two "premier" villages servicing Auckland's eastern suburbs, it said in a statement. Wellington-based Summerset has made three northern property purchases in the last fortnight, acquiring land next to its Warkworth village, north of Auckland, and taking a 127-year lease in the up-market Auckland suburb of St Johns.

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  • Treasure hunters find Spanish gold coins off coast of Florida

    A family of treasure hunters has found booty worth an estimated $1 million from an 18th century Spanish shipwreck off Florida, the company that hired them said Tuesday. The find includes 51 gold coins, 12 meters (40 feet) of ornate gold chain and a single coin called a Royal that was made for then King Felipe V. The latter is the most important piece of all because it is so rare, Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC told the Florida Today news website.

  • 'Facekinis' a hit for China white skin lovers

    Ever more Chinese women are embracing the "facekini" to protect them from the sun and the threat of a tan on a trip to the beach. Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun. The mask was developed more than 10 years ago, with Chinese media attributing its invention to Zhang Shifan, who runs a swimwear store in Qingdao.

  • New Zealand central bank says dairy slump could worsen

    New Zealand's central bank warned Wednesday that a prolonged slump in dairy prices could get worse, forcing interest rates down to maintain growth in the farm-reliant economy. Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Graeme Wheeler said the price of whole milk powder had plummeted 63 percent since February 2014 and was still under pressure. "High stockpiles of whole milk powder in China, the increase in global milk supply, and the trade diversion issues involving Russia make for a very uncertain future, with the potential for further downward pressure on global dairy prices," he said.