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Mick Fanning spots shark during first surf after attack

The Australian surfer was forced to flee from the water during his first surf following his horrifying close encounter with a Great White shark.

  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

    Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father whom police alleged Wednesday organised the horrific abuse over two years. The paedophile ring was smashed last week when detectives in Western Australia arrested the men, aged between 35 and 47, after a tip-off from the public. As an example of the nature of the alleged offences, police said one man alone was in possession of 200,000 videos and four million images, although they were not only of the Perth teenager.

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  • Plane debris found on Indian Ocean island points to MH370 breakthrough

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. Malaysian investigators are expected in Reunion on Friday and the object, identified by aviation experts as part of a wing, would then be sent to a French military laboratory near Toulouse for checks, French police sources said. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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  • ACCC wins appeal on price-fixing case

    Flight Centre has won its long running battle against the consumer watchdog after successfully overturning a price fixing judgment made against it. The full bench of the Federal Court on Friday overturned the 2013 judgment that saw the company fined $11 million over six alleged breaches of the Trade Practices Act. The case was brought on by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which accused Flight Centre of breaching the Trade Practices Act between 2005 and 2009 by insisting the airlines it worked with not offer cheaper prices directly to customers than were available to the travel retailer.

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  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades.

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  • Kris and Caitlyn Jenner meet for first time

    Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner have met for their first time. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star and the 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - have met up at Caitlyn's Malibu house, where they talked about any issues they had. According to gossip website TMZ, the 59-year-old momager was upset that the exes never speak despite having daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner together and being married for 24 years.

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  • NATO backs Turkey in its fight against militants in Syria and Iraq

    NATO gave Turkey its full support in fighting militants in Syria and in Iraq at Tuesday’s emergency meeting in Brussels. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Turkey had not requested extra military help. Ethnic Kurds living in southeast Turkey are dismayed at the military offensive and are concerned about the fallout:: “With regards to this region, the NATO meeting means nothing.

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  • Michael Clarke's form slump continues

    Clarke, who scored 10 in the first innings on Wednesday, scratched around at the crease before tea after Steve Smith was dismissed for eight, and was back in the pavilion in the second over after the restart when he edged Steve Finn to Adam Lyth at fourth slip. The skipper was quickly followed by Adam Voges - a first ball victim to the rejuvenated Finn - and the West Australian's position in the side is under threat from in-form Shaun Marsh who has scored centuries in the recent tour matches against Kent and Derbyshire. Voges has failed to pass 31 in five Ashes innings and clocked up just 17 runs in two visits to the crease at Derby last week.

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  • Kimberly Stewart's intimate tattoo regret

    The socialite - and the daughter of Rod Stewart - has admitted she wishes she hadn't got an inking near her "vajayjay" when she was younger. Speaking of getting body art at a young age, she said: "All my other friends were getting tattoos and I don't really know why that was the tattoo I decided to get but, for some reason, that's what I got.

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  • Nicky Clarke: Princess Kate needs to get rid of grey hair

    Nicky Clarke has urged Britain's Duchess of Cambridge to "get rid of her grey hair". The top stylist - who has beautified the locks of Princess Diana and the Duchess of York - thinks Princess Catherine needs to keep the colour of her intact because "until you're really old, you can't bee seen to have grey hairs". Nicky said: "Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair - It's not a good look.

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  • Julia Roberts’ marriage ‘on the rocks’

    Julia Roberts’ relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have “had enough” of the star.A source told US’ OK! magazine: “Danny just doesn’t feel like they

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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

    The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of the issues with Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular OS in recent years.

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  • Richest Kiwi earnt $5m a day last year

    The minimum wage may be $14.75 an hour, but the richest New Zealander Graeme Hart took home $63 a second last year - even when he was asleep.Mr Hart has once again topped the National Business Review's rich list released on Thursday, with his estimated

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  • Clarkson and 'Top Gear' presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

    Britain's former BBC "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show for the online retailer's subscription service alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson had generated both controversy and profits for Britain's publicly-funded broadcaster. With "Top Gear" aired in more than 200 countries and watched by 350 million viewers worldwide, his dismissal made headlines around the world.

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  • Ex-NBA center now working at ... Starbucks?

    Life has taken a very surprising turn for former NBA player Vin Baker. The Providence Journal reported the four-time NBA all star is training to manage a Starbucks (SBUX) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Schultz is the former owner of the team, which is now the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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  • Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol directed towards them is misplaced. "Animal lovers tend to forget the benefit that can be derived by properly managing a resource," said Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ).

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  • Cost of living rises as families cut back

    Households are going without food and medicines and are unable to pay bills as cost of living pressures take hold, welfare advocates say. Decreasing affordability of electricity, petrol and food are the biggest concerns for consumers, according to a new survey by consumer group Choice. Gavin Dufty from St Vincent de Paul said more families were unable to meet the costs of essentials.

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  • Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

    Japan has been grappling with a severe butter shortage that critics say highlights a bigger problem with the country's protected agricultural sector, a key sticking point in high-profile trade talks this week in Hawaii. The United States, Japan, and 10 other Pacific Rim countries are looking to finalise the most ambitious trade deal in decades, a vast free-trade bloc encompassing 40 percent of the world's economy. Free-trade backers counter that Japan's food growers have been living behind sky-high tariffs and other protectionist barriers for too long, creating an inefficient system that puts overpriced food on supermarket shelves.

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  • Russia opens trial against Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero'

    Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia on Thursday in a politically charged case that could send tensions between Moscow and Kiev to a new high. Savchenko, who is seen by her compatriots as a symbol of resistance against what most Ukrainians consider an insurgency fuelled by President Vladimir Putin's government, has denied any involvement.

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  • Simon Cowell: Son will bark before he talks

    Simon Cowell thinks his son's first word will be a bark. The 55-year-old music mogul is afraid his 18-month-old tot Eric will be unable to speak properly as he gets older because he spends all of his time with their beloved Yorkshire Terrier pooches, Squiddly and Diddly. As well as the impact of his dogs, he continued to explain Eric may end up with a transatlantic drawl because of the variety of accents he is surrounded with at home, including his American mother Lauren Silverman and their several Filipino house-workers.

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