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Julian Wilson returns to the water after shark attack

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  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Fire destroys winery, 4,000 gallons of wine at historic farm

    Fire investigators on Monday sifted through the rubble of a farm winery after a massive blaze destroyed it and 4,000 gallons of wine. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the investigation into the cause of the fire was in the preliminary stages and could take several days to complete.

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  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Foley hopes for first Test with Giteau

    Incumbent Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley is keen to tap the vast rugby knowledge of Matt Giteau, if he finally gets the chance on Saturday to play alongside the man he admired while growing up. Giteau recently ended a four-year absence from the Wallabies side when he played against the Springboks in Brisbane. Foley wasn't part of the squad for that game, but was restored to the starting lineup for the most recent Test against Argentina, which Giteau missed.

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  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

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  • Former British PM Heath caught up in child sex abuse claim

    A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain after the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would investigate a claim from a retired senior policeman that prosecution of a person accused of child sex abuse in the 1990s was dropped when they threatened to expose Heath. The former leader of the centre-right Conservatives was prime minister between 1970 and 1974, leading Britain into the European Economic Community in 1973 after a referendum.

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  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. Nearly all of those changes have been incorporated into the design of submarines that are now in the beginning stages of construction, Blomstedt said.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner 'appreciates the male form'

    Caitlyn Jenner "appreciates the male form". Earlier this year, Caitlyn - then known as Bruce - said she had never been romantically involved with men and would continue to date women. Speaking in her sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer, she said: "I am, as far as I know, heterosexual.

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  • Father, police make plea to alleged captor

    Police and the father of a teenage girl allegedly being held against her will have made a plea for her captor to either contact them or release her. Fifteen-year-old Auckland girl LA Tukerangi sent a "disturbing" message to her family over the weekend, saying 36-year-old Dean Wayne Whakatau was holding her, police say. LA's father says Whakatau was the adopted brother of LA's 16-year-old boyfriend and the family is finding her disappearance tough.

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  • Peters offers voters the `New Kiwi Deal'

    NZ First leader Winston Peters is offering voters the "New Kiwi Deal" which he likens to the economic measures used to take the United States out of the Great Depression. Mr Peters said the party's policy plan was based on exporting and wealth creation. NZ First has campaigned on those policies in the past, and the only new one Mr Peters revealed was what he called the community wage.

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  • Captaincy would be honour for Titan Bird

    Bird has endured a year to forget since then, being charged with cocaine possession along with several of his teammates, and also copping an eight-week suspension that ruled him out of the State of Origin series. With regular captain Nate Myles injured and vice-captain Will Zillman also sidelined, it was Bird who led the Titans out at CBUS Super Stadium. Myles is heading to Manly next season and Bird says he would love to be given another shot at leading the Titans if it was offered to him.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's 'simple' funeral

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral was "simple and lovely". The 22-year-old starlet was laid to rest on Saturday (01.08.15) at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, and family friend Ellin LaVar - who was Bobbi Kristina's late mother Whitney Houston's hairstylist - described the private service as "perfect, like her, small and delicate". The service saw Tyler Perry, Bobbi's aunts Pat and Tina Houston, her best friends and middle school principal address the mourners, while her grandmother Cissy Houston, Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans performed songs.

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  • Scientists solve bacteria mystery

    Now a group of GNS Science and University of Otago researchers think they have the answer. In a new study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they have discovered acidobacteria, the second-most common bacteria in soil, manage to get by when living in places like dirt and volcanic areas by sucking up hydrogen gas. "Even though there are only low concentrations of the gas in the air, it still provides them with a constant and unlimited resource for survival," microbiology professor Greg Cook said.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

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  • Boko Haram 'under siege' as Nigeria rescues 178 hostages

    Nigeria's military said Monday it had "besieged" Boko Haram positions in the Islamist militant group's northeastern heartland after setting free 178 hostages, mainly women and children. The ongoing operation has led to the capture of a Boko Haram commander, according to the army, while a "large number" of the extremists have been killed in air strikes. The hostages were released on Sunday near Aulari, about 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, once a jihadist stronghold.

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  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to communicate with his henchmen via the aged-old method of "pizzini", bits of paper containing messages often written in cipher, police said.

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  • Charlize Theron Has Adopted A Second Child

    Charlize Theron has adopted a second child. Considering that’s the month that Theron will formally adopt her, that’s pretty fitting, right? Speaking to marie claire in May, Theron revealed that she values her family above all other elements of her life.

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