Emotional farewell: John Campbell says goodbye


Onlookers lift double-decker bus off trapped cyclist

A crowd of people have united to lift a double decker bus to save a trapped unicyclist during rush hour in central London.

  • Flight attendants share engine pictures after Spirit Airlines controversy

    Spirit Airlines is finding out the hard way: Don’t mess with the flight attendants. After Spirit flight attendant Ericka Paige Diehl got into hot water for taking a photo inside a jet engine, fellow flight attendants from all over the country are flying to her defense. Says flight attendant Emily Witkop: “It is almost a rite of passage for flight attendants to pose in the engines of airplane.

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  • Powerful 7.8-magnitude quake shakes Japan

    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre reported. It was centred on a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean around 870 kilometres south of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said.

  • Mariah Carey blasts 'boring and fake' American Idol

    Mariah Carey has said working on 'American Idol' was the "worst experience of (her) life". The 45-year-old singer - who worked as a judge on season 12 of the cancelled TV talent show - was rumoured to have had a huge falling out with her former fellow judge Nicki Minaj, and has insisted she'll never even consider a reunion with the rest of the show's alumni. When asked whether she'd reunite with her fellow 'American Idol' judges, Mariah said: "Hell, no. Absolutely not, that was the worst experience of my life.

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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

  • Scrap dealer loses battle over stolen cars

    Six years after he was first charged, a disgraced Auckland doctor-turned scrap metal dealer has failed in the country's highest court to get convictions for receiving stolen cars overturned. The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal of Rhys Cullen, who had been fighting the 15 convictions saying he never knew the cars were stolen. Cullen, who once made headlines as the Papakura GP struck off for prescribing large amounts of cold medicine used to make P, was the sole director of scrap yard Tamaki Metals.

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  • Coolest invention ever: Portable pods let you stay anywhere in the world

    You may soon be able to set up camp in futuristic-looking portable egg-shaped pods — because, yes, they actually exist. The pods, called Ecocapsules, were originally designed by architects in Bratislava, Slovakia, for people who stay in nature for a very long time, according to Daily Mail Online. The pods, which can capture rainwater, also have a thick layer of efficient thermal insulation that keeps them properly heated.

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  • Nicki Minaj demands orgasms

    Meek, 28, recently denied rumours he and Nicki are engaged despite presenting her with a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but the brunette beauty hopes to settle down in the next few years.

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  • Ed Sheeran likes to please women

    Ed Sheeran thinks "sucking out farts" is "a bit odd."The 'Photograph' hitmaker has opened up about his bedroom habits and admits he will do almost anything to please a woman.Asked if he enjoys giving oral sex, the 24-year-old singer said: "I mean, I'm

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  • Latham and Ronchi lead New Zealand recovery

    Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi lifted a New Zealand side bristling with attacking intent to 297 for eight at the close on a rain-disrupted first day of the second test against England at Headingley on Friday. Latham made 84 and Ronchi a sublime 88 on his debut, the pair sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 120 to help their side recover from a dire start after losing the toss. England's James Anderson had Martin Guptill caught at slip by Ian Bell for nought in the third over to claim his 400th test wicket.

  • Rob Kardashian checked himself into rehab

    Rob Kardashian has checked himself into rehab. The 28-year-old reality TV star checked into a 60-day Palm Beach rehab centre that deals with drug and alcohol addiction over the weekend, after being urged by his famous family to seek professional help for over a year for his addiction to drinking, marijuana and codeine-packed cough syrup. A source said: "Rob is in good spirits and has a positive mindset.

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  • NZ dollar drops to four-year low on concern low Fonterra payout will dent economy

    The New Zealand dollar dropped to its lowest in more than four years on concern about the outlook for the economy after Fonterra Cooperative Group yesterday announced a low payout to dairy farmers. Fonterra yesterday cut its forecast payout to farmers for this season by 10 cents to $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids, from a record $8.40/kgMS last season, and said it expects to pay $5.25/kgMS next season as prices for dairy products stay lower for longer than expected. Dairy products are New Zealand's largest commodity export and the weaker payout is expected to dent economic growth this year.

  • Accused mule tells of lonely hearts scam

    A New Zealander says he completely loved and trusted a woman he met online and never imagined he was actually falling for a trap that landed him on trial in Bali for drug smuggling. Antony de Malmanche has also told his trial he was institutionalised as a child, and assaulted by an officer who interrogated him on his arrest in December last year. The 53-year-old disability pensioner from Whanganui could face the death penalty after 1.7kg of methamphetamine was found in his backpack at Bali's international airport.

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  • NASA 'mohawk guy' looks for life on Jupiter's moon

    NASA is planning a mission to one of Jupiter's moons to see if conditions there can support life, Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight engineer who became the Internet sensation "mohawk guy," told CNBC . Europa is one of the bigger of Jupiter's 62 known moons and is covered by an icy layer which has an ocean underneath. All the things that we think are necessary for life, it looks like they exist in Europa," Ferdowsi, a flight engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, told CNBC in an interview at the Pioneers Festival tech show in Vienna on Friday.

  • Cook exits after breaking Gooch's England record

    Alastair Cook became England's highest-ever run-scorer in Test cricket when he broke the record of batting mentor Graham Gooch during the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley on Saturday. The 30-year-old left-handed opener started England's reply to New Zealand's first innings 350 on Saturday needing just 32 more runs to surpass Gooch's mark of 8,900 runs in 118 Tests. Cook, first coached by ex-England captain Gooch as a schoolboy, reached lunch unbeaten on 27.

  • Call for Shipley to stand down at Genesis

    Former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley should stand down as chair of Genesis Energy while her role as a director of collapsed Mainzeal is the subject of legal action, Labour says. On Friday, Mainzeal co-liquidator, BDO's Andrew Bethell, confirmed papers had been filed in the High Court at Auckland in the last week against Dame Jenny, Sir Paul Collins, Richard Yan, Siew May Kwan, Peter Gomm and Clive Tilby and others. Dame Jenny says she will fight the claim, which alleges breach of directors' duties and seeks damages.

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  • Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win

    Britain's Amir Khan took a unanimous decision victory over American Chris Algieri in a welterweight matchup, then called out unbeaten Floyd Mayweather for a world title showdown. Khan improved to 31-3 with his fifth victory in a row, which came by judges' scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113. Algieri fell to 20-2 with his second defeat in a row, the other coming last November at Macau at the hands of Filipino star Manny Pacquiao -- who lost to treble world champion Mayweather in boxing's richest-ever megafight earlier this month.

  • Wicked told off for van slogans

    Wicked Campers has been told to remove three offensive advertisements from its rental vans. The Advertising Standards Authority upheld complaints about the phrases in recent decisions. The complainant said this was "degrading to women and insensitive to victims of rape and domestic violence".

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  • Couple spend $50,000 on birthday party for three-year-old

    Forget jelly and ice cream - a family have forked out $50,000 on a birthday party for their three year old. Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen, from Perth, Australia, invited 220 people to help celebrate their daughter Lauren's third birthday last weekend - with the same price tag as a fancy wedding. The couple splashed out thousands of pounds on Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters, a magician, a photobooth, face painting, a balloon artist and a popcorn and fairy floss station to entertain the 50 children invited.

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  • Most homeowners missing out on low rates

    Most homeowners are missing out on the full benefits of record low interest rates by failing to refinance their mortgage, financial services veteran Mark Bouris says. A survey of 1,000 Australians who took out a home loan more than two years ago shows almost half have never changed the terms of their mortgage. A further 25 per cent had not refinanced since interest rates began to fall almost four years ago, according to Mr Bouris' financial services firm Yellow Brick Road.

  • Auckland land opened up for 600 houses

    About 600 new homes may be built on 30 hectares of public land in Auckland the government is opening up for development. A 9.5 hectare site on Moire and Granville Roads in Massey East has the capacity for about 200 houses, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said on Friday. Three other sites are New Zealand Transport Agency-owned land and may involve intensive housing in Manukau, terraced housing or apartments in Avondale, and housing at Brigham Creek Road, off the Upper Harbour Motorway.

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