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Delta's "The internetest safety video on the internet"

We're used to seeing good viral safety videos coming from Air New Zealand. This time, however, the newest inflight viral sensation comes from Delta Airlines.

  • Lena Dunham Strips Down to Her Lingerie

    Lena Dunham's latest Instagram photo aims to empower women. Photo: InstagramLena Dunham's latest saucy Instagram post is a celebration of freedom, according to the Girls star.The 29-year-old star shared a photo of herself wearing a lacy lingerie set,

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  • Insight - All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world's best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by U.S. firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc, would pull out within weeks.

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  • Zara Phillips 'to inherit a share of her aunt's estate'

    Britain's Zara Phillips has reportedly been named in the will of her aunt Sarah Staples. The 34-year-old royal, who has a 17-month-old daughter Mia with her husband Mike Tindall, stands to inherit a share of the £722,000 estate following Sarah's sudden death in December at the age of 63, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Sarah did not have any children of her own and was the only sister of Zara's father, Captain Mark Phillips.

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  • UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as fellow passengers applaud

    Property magnate Bob Jones was ejected from an Air New Zealand flight after refusing to take instructions from cabin crew. Jones kept reading when the staff member sought to deliver him and other passengers a routine safety briefing and became argumentative when asked to stop reading, again refusing to be instructed on emergency procedures. Told he could be moved to another seat if he was unable or unwilling to assist in an emergency, he refused to be moved and asked to be left alone, according to passengers in the same row, who witnessed the incident.

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  • US closes probe after Can-Am Spyder maker agrees to recall

    U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles after the manufacturer agreed to a recall. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. of Canada agreed to recall nearly 7,100 Spyder RT motorcycles globally from the 2013 model year. It also agreed to re-notify owners of motorcycles from 2008 through 2012 that were recalled in 2012 for problems that could cause fires, according to documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Associated Press
  • 'Lucy' may not be our mum, say scientists

    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are probably only part of a wider group of candidates for being our direct forerunners, the finders said.

    AFP
  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

    AFP
  • Middleton family 'offer strong support network for Princess Charlotte'

    The Middleton family has reportedly assumed a central role in the raising of Britain's Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child with Prince William earlier this month and since then, Carole Middleton - the mother of the Duchess - has been a very supportive figure, the Daily Beast reports. The situation mirrors the birth of the Duke and Duchess' first baby, Prince George, when the Middletons provided a strong support network for the couple and their newborn child.

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  • 65-year-old mum's quadruplets face big health risks

    Doctors at a Berlin clinic say quadruplets, whose very premature births to a 65-year-old German mother have captured headlines and stirred debate, face big health risks. Eight days after their delivery about 15 weeks early, two of the newborns are receiving help breathing and one has undergone surgery for an intestinal problem, said the medical experts at the prestigious Charite hospital. Teacher Annegret Raunigk, who has already had 13 children, gave birth to the quadruplets by caesarian section in the 26th week of pregnancy, after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatment with two anonymous donors.

    AFP
  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

    AFP
  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power

    A Singapore Airlines flight lost power in both engines while cruising at altitude on a flight to Shanghai. The incident occurred due to bad weather but didn't result in major issues after the pilots staged a partial descent and power was restored to both engines. According to Flightradar 24, the Airbus A330-343 experienced the problem while cruising at 39,000 feet and dropped 13,000 feet before power returned.

    Total Travel
  • Natalie Imbruglia: I did crazy things after my divorce

    Natalie Imbruglia did a lot of "crazy stuff" following the breakdown of her marriage. The 'Torn' hitmaker split from her husband, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, in 2008 after five years of marriage and has admitted she felt a sense of freedom following the break up which led to rumours of flings with a host of fellow A-listers including Robbie Williams, David Schwimmer and Chris Martin. The brunette beauty has now opened up about the relationships and claims she was simply friends with the Coldplay frontman, never romanced the former Take That singer but did enjoy a "happy relationship" with 'Friends' star David.

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  • Keira Knightley Has Given Birth

    Keira Knightley and husband James Righton have just welcomed their first child. Photo: Getty ImagesKeira Knightley, her husband James Righton and now their new baby makes three. That’s right, Knightley and Righton have welcomed their first child, E! News

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  • Exclusive - Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

    Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments. The scene at the base on the Kuzminsky firing range, around 50 km (30 miles) from the border, offers some of the clearest evidence to date of what appeared to be a concerted Russian military build-up in the area.

    Reuters
  • Sky TV says programming costs-to-revenue ratio likely to rise in 2016

    Sky TV said it had recently increased its basic and sport tier pricing by $1.15 and $1.61 respectively, partly due to increasing content costs. The deal with Vodafone will see Sky customers get a $10 monthly discount off their Sky subscription if they sign up to one of Vodafone's broadband plans, tightening its existing relationship where customers can be billed for their Sky subscription on their Vodafone bill.

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  • Yasmin Le Bon's 'running battle' with depression

    Yasmin Le Bon is fighting a "running battle" with depression. It's a running battle every day and I've worked very hard at it. The brunette beauty - who is married to Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon - has grown to love her "melancholy" nature.

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  • Art Garfunkel brands Paul Simon a 'jerk'

    Art Garfunkel has branded Paul Simon an "idiot" and a "jerk". The 73-year-old musician has slammed his former musical partner Paul, who he was part of duo Simon & Garfunkel with, for walking away from the band at the height of their fame following the release of their critically acclaimed album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in 1970. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves.

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  • FIFO ruining towns, families: inquiry

    Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining is killing towns in central Queensland and tearing families apart, a state parliamentary inquiry has been told. Most say 100 per cent FIFO arrangements are discriminatory as they prevent locals from gaining employment. There is also concern that FIFO practices are destroying families.

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  • Qld win Origin series opener 11-10

    Queensland's veterans are in the box seat to have the last laugh on NSW's "Dad's Army" jokes after nabbing a dramatic 11-10 victory in the State of Origin opener at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Cooper Cronk broke Blues hearts on Wednesday night when he kicked a 74th minute field goal after Johnathan Thurston missed a 70th minute penalty. NSW fullback Josh Dugan had a chance to lock up the scores but field goal effort in the 78th minute missed - to the horror of the Blues faithful in the 80,122-strong crowd.

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  • House prices plunge in WA's Pilbara

    Median house prices in the Pilbara town of Karratha have plunged almost 34 per cent as the mining downturn prompts residents to leave. Real Estate Institute of Western Australia data for the year to March shows the average price in Karratha has fallen to $450,000. "Not surprisingly, the mining downturn in the Pilbara has hit that region hard," REIWA president David Airey said.

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