• Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

    Australia urged Indonesia Monday to ensure the trials of two men sentenced to death on drugs charges were corruption free before their executions go ahead, as family members readied to say their last goodbyes. "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could face the firing squad within days, along with others from Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and an Indonesian prisoner. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke to her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Sunday evening, while Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written to President Joko Widodo to again plead for the executions to be halted.

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  • Betty White's Emmy honour

    Betty White picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards yesterday (26.04.15).The 93-year-old broadcaster admitted she felt "privileged" to still be working as she accepted the prize, after she was honoured by legendary TV stars Regis

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  • Ko defends Swinging Skirts title

    Cool-as-a-cucumber Kiwi golf star Lydia Ko has shown her big game temperament to defend her Swinging Skirts Classic title in San Francisco. The world No.1 birdied the second play-off hole against American Morgan Pressel to snatch the $US300,000 prize money on Sunday (local time) after starting the day four shots off the lead. Ko, who celebrated her 18th birthday on Friday, had started her final round with two bogeys and had two more on the 12th and 16th holes, but crucially sank a sixth birdie on the 18th to tie with Pressel and force the play-off.

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  • Mysterious clouds form 'god-like' figure over volcano

    Ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano has heaped more misery on air passengers across South America, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week's two powerful eruptions. A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, Calbuco sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash and lava Wednesday and Thursday, forcing 6,500 people living nearby to evacuate and blanketed southern Chile in suffocating volcanic debris.

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  • Kris Humphries says sorry for Bruce Jenner tweet

    Kris Humphries has apologised for a tweet he sent regarding Bruce Jenner's gender transition. Bruce, 65, announced his decision to become a woman during a tell-all interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer and while the show was being broadcast, Kris took to Twitter to send a vague message. Subsequently, the basketball player, who was married to Kim Kardashian West from 2011 until 2013, was subjected to a torrent of abuse from online users, many of whom accused him of being insensitive and ignorant.

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  • Lena Dunham: Rape left me 'powerless'

    Lena Dunham felt "powerless" after she had been raped. The Girls star has admitted she felt as though her "value" had been determined by another person, following the serious sexual assault. The 28-year-old star is now using her terrible experience to help other victims of sexual assault and to help give a voice to those who have survived.

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  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to decide who is the world's best "pound-for-pound" boxer. To most of the Philippines' population of almost 100 million, Pacquiao, winner of an unparallelled eight world championships in different weight divisions, is a well-loved national symbol, living proof that success is possible with hard work even if you are dirt-poor.

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  • Hilarious encounters losing our hitchhiking virginity

    When we asked the driver if hitchhiking was a thing on Cook Islands, as we had been told, he replied, “Uhhhh. The passenger handed us a plate of what looked like large balls of fried dough and asked, “Hungry?” Lindsay flat out refused.

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  • Tears flow for Roos debutant Chambers

    At first, Will Chambers thought he had missed out on a Kangaroos debut in Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane. Chambers admitted he was kicking cans as Ponissi revealed the Storm players who had earned representative honours after Saturday night's NRL loss to Manly. "He named the Samoan and Tongan boys, City-Country and the New Zealand boys then named all the Australia boys," Chambers told AAP.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Labour Party pledges to control rents if elected on May 7

    The Labour Party said on Sunday it would introduce rent controls if it wins an election on May 7 and ban private landlords from raising rents above the rate of inflation for the duration of new three-year contracts. Left-wing Labour and Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives are neck-and-neck in most opinion polls ahead of the election and both are searching for a policy idea that might break the deadlock. Labour leader Ed Miliband has previously promised he would intervene in other areas, such as the energy market, to keep prices down.

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  • Nepal Earthquake: LIVE REPORT

    Hong Kong (AFP) - 07:22 GMT - AFP IS NOW CLOSING the Live Report on the earthquake in Nepal as international teams equipped with heavy cutting gear and relief supplies start landing round the clock at the country's only international airport on the outskirts of Kathmandu, which has been devastated by Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake. Officials say more than 3,300 people are now known to have died, including 3,218 in Nepal -- making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation's deadliest disaster in more than 80 years. Families, the sick and elderly have been packed into parks and other open spaces in Kathmandu after losing their houses, with others too terrified of aftershocks to return home.

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  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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  • Scientists convinced of quake, drill link

    Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another. Until now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. A series of government and academic studies over the past few years - including at least two reports released last week alone - has added to the body of evidence implicating the US drilling boom over the past decade or so.

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  • Putin says 'no regrets' over Crimea annexation

    "I think we did the right thing and I don't regret a thing," Putin said of his decision to take back the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, during the interview in a state television documentary. Explaining the motivation behind Crimea's takeover, Putin said it was righting a historic wrong after Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred the peninsula from Russia to Ukraine in 1954, then only a symbolic move since both were in the USSR. Russia's annexation of Crimea and subsequent charges that it is supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine have plunged relations with the West to Cold War-era lows.

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  • Key hopes for little ponytail-gate fallout

    There was no power imbalance in the ponytail incident, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key has been under fire after it was revealed he had pulled Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey's ponytail on several occasions at the cafe where she worked, despite being asked several times to stop. Green Party co-Leader Metiria Turei says he should have know better and stopped when asked to.

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  • Destination divorces are now a thing

    Photo: .Taking a three-day resort getaway with your husband, complete with spa treatments, champagne, and picturesque walks through the grounds sounds like the perfect way to turn up the romance—or, you know, the perfect way to get divorced. Here's how it goes down: You check in on a Friday to your own separate rooms, and throughout the weekend, a team of skilled mediators, therapists, and other professionals deemed necessary for your divorce guide you through every part of your separation, from who's keeping the house to what needs to be signed and where. If that seems a little too celebratory for such a grim event, that's the point, says CEO Jim Halfens.

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  • Bobby Brown files for guardianship over daughter's estate?

    Bobby Brown has reportedly filed for guardianship over Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate. The 46-year-old singer is believed to have submitted documents to request he controls the estate left to his 22-year-old daughter when her mother Whitney Houston passed away in 2012, 11Alive reports. Bobbi is currently being treated in a medical rehabilitation centre after being found unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31.

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  • Beckhams 'proud' of Romeo's marathon run

    Victoria and David Beckham are "so proud" of their son for running the London Marathon. The 41-year-old fashion designer and the 39-year-old soccer star came out to support Romeo, 12, as he took part in the children's race, earning £6000 for charity. The couple's other sons, Brooklyn, 16 and 10-year-old Cruz, were also there to support their brother, with the whole family dressing in custom-made 'Team Romeo' t-shirts.

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