• New Zealand Dollar Forecast to Rally Further

    DailyFX.com - Receive the Weekly Speculative Sentiment Index report via PDF via David’s e-mail distribution list. NZDUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the NZDUSD stands at -1.91 as 34% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was -1.53

  • Selena Gomez loves her curves

    The 'Spring Breakers' actress showed off her toned thighs, flat stomach and impressive cleavage in the revealing holiday shot, later changing into a hot pink bikini to frolic with her pals in the ocean. The 'Come & Get It' hitmaker - who was in an on-off relationship with singer Justin Bieber for almost five years until October - was clearly enjoying taking time off from her busy schedule after vowing to make 2015 "incredible".

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  • Man killed in Coromandel crash named

    Police have named a man who died in a crash in the Coromandel which also left another man critically injured. Emergency services were called to the two-car crash on State Highway 25 between Woody Hill and Timata Roads shortly before 7am on Thursday, Sergeant Jim Corbett of the Thames-Coromandel strategic traffic unit says. Peter Boyce Hutchings, 65, from Whitianga died at the scene.

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  • Tourism NZ backs Air NZ on Houston route

    Tourism New Zealand says a promotional campaign it's launching with Air New Zealand in the US in September will help push the airline's new direct flight from Auckland to Houston, Texas. Air New Zealand said on Thursday that it would fly refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week from December, allowing New Zealanders to fly directly into the southern heart of America as Houston is a major hub for the southern and eastern states. It is also starting direct services to Singapore with alliance partner Singapore Airlines in January and adding a seasonal service between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Two men were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at Anzac Day commemorations honouring soldiers who fought and died for Australia -- the country's most important national event. Seven search warrants were executed in the country's second largest city by a joint counter-terrorism team of 200 officers, two months after Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the threat from home-grown extremists was worsening. "It is alleged both men were undertaking preparations for planning terrorist acts in Melbourne, which included targeting police officers," Victoria state and federal police said in a joint statement.

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  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

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  • 'Sea monster' washes up in Otago

    One of the ocean's more unusual fish - a vertical swimming, self-amputating "sea monster" has washed ashore near Dunedin. The oarfish, about 3m long, was found at Aramoana on Thursday. It was one of the most unusual fish the Department of Conservation's David Agnew had ever seen.

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  • Images show rapid Chinese progress on new South China Sea airstrip

    Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia. IHS Jane's Defense Weekly said March 23 images from Airbus Defence and Space showed work on the runway on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly archipelago, which China contests with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. The report said other images suggested China was working to extend another airstrip to that length in the Paracel Islands further north in the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, a vital shipping route through which $5 trillion of trade passes every year.

  • Sydney Woman Stands Up For Muslim Commuter Receiving Abuse On A Train

    A video of a woman defending a Muslim commuter wearing a headscarf has gone viral on Facebook in a real life act of the #IllRideWithYou movement. Stacey Eden, 23 was riding a Sydney CityRail train from Town Hall to the airport at lunchtime on Wednesday when she witnessed a shocking incident of verbal abuse between commuters in her carriage. The woman criticised the Muslim wife for wearing a headscarf and blamed Islam for the Sydney Siege, the mass murder of Christians at a University in Kenya and ISIS.

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  • Supermodel Gisele takes her last stroll down the catwalk

    Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend. The 34-year-old Brazilian mother of two, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, has said she wants to spend more time with her family but has also vowed to continue working in the industry. Brady was on hand for Bundchen's final appearance, competing with his wife for the cameras' attention as he took in the spectacle from the first row.

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  • More MH17 remains discovered

    More human remains and personal belongings have been recovered from the site of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 after Dutch investigators gained access to sites that were previously too dangerous to search. Pieter-Jan Aalbersberg, head of the recovery team, said the work focused on three sites that had previously been inaccessible because of fighting in the region between Russian-backed separatists and government forces. In addition to the human remains found by the team, "there was also personal property from the passengers handed over by local residents," including jewellery.

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  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings.

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  • Ryan Reynolds' Game of Thrones 'obsession'

    Ryan Reynolds' "obsession" with 'Game of Thrones' affected his marriage. Blake Lively - who has 3-month-old daughter James with husband Ryan - joked the 'Deadpool' star's addiction to the popular television show meant he was struggling during the HBO series' off-air time, leading to "tough points" in the couple's marriage.

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  • Mining wages may be next to fall

    Iron ore giant Fortescue Metals' roster restructure is likely to be replicated across the industry as weak prices force deep cost cutting. The world's fourth largest iron ore producer will introduce a two weeks on, one week off roster to urgently cut costs. Fortescue says it is still making money at current prices, but the roster changes have sparked speculation other miners will follow suit to avoid the same fate as Atlas Iron, which is closing unprofitable mines.

  • At what age can you really retire?

    A new survey finds 40 percent of baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement and 21 percent have less than $100,000 saved. You don't want to just leave your retirement date to chance. One of the biggest risks to retirement is outliving your money.

  • Work plan possibly ignored in accident that killed family

    Officials in the Washington city where a concrete slab fell from an overpass and killed a young family in a pickup below say they would've closed the roadway if they had known heavy work was being performed on the structure. John Woodcock, chief engineer for Bonney Lake, told KING-TV (http://is.gd/Clcl28) that the contractor, WHH Nisqually Federal Services, and its subcontractors told the city they would be performing work elsewhere on the site Monday. If crews were going to be cutting or dismantling concrete slabs on the overpass, the city would have insisted on closing the road below, Woodcock said.

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  • Polish man charged over rape and murder of French nine-year-old

    A 38-year-old Polish man was charged Friday with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in northern France that has shocked the country. Zbigniew Huminski was arrested on Wednesday near the woods where the girl's naked, lifeless body was found, and admitted his guilt soon after. Chloe was playing with a friend when Huminski forced her into his car in the presence of her mother, who burst into panicked screams.

  • Chinese shares bounce on stimulus hopes

    HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese shares staged a sharp rebound Thursday on investor hopes for more economic stimulus a day after gloomy first-quarter growth, while other world stock benchmarks were mixed. KEEPING SCORE:

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  • Kelsey Grammer struggled with sister's murder

    Kelsey Grammer became addicted to drugs because he couldn't "forgive" himself for his sister's death. The former 'Frasier' star was just 20 years old when his younger sister Karen, then 18, was abducted, raped and murdered by a serial killer and he admits his subsequent self-destructive behaviour was a direct result of the tragedy. In a 2009 letter opposing killer Freddie Glenn's parole, Kelsey spoke of how he wished he could have "protected" his sister as he felt was his duty as her "big brother", and he admits now his viewpoint was "not rational".

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  • House boom over in mining towns

    The end of the mining boom is hitting home in Port Hedland, the West Australian mining town where house prices reached dizzying heights. Prices have already fallen by close to 30 per cent in two years, but with a median even now of $932,500 that makes Sydney look "dirt cheap", Propell National Valuers economist Linda Phillips predicts they will come back a long way. "The lucky ones probably sold out a couple of years ago," Ms Phillips says.