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  • 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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  • Finn leaves England on brink of Ashes lead

    Steven Finn took England to the verge of a stunning victory in the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday and a 2-1 Ashes series lead. At the close of a remarkable second day, Australia were 168 for seven in their second innings -- a lead of just 23 runs with three wickets standing and three days left to play. Fast bowler Finn, recalled for his first Test since 2013, had taken five wickets for 45 runs in 13 overs following his two for 38 in Australia's meagre first-innings 136.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hone asks 'bruddah' Obama to scrap TPP

    In characteristically casual fashion, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has written an open letter to the president of the United States asking him to drop a major global trade deal. In the statement, Mr Harawira asks Barack Obama to reconsider endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement because of fears from Maori it will mean make claims under the Treaty of Waitangi impossible. Mr Harawira briefly describes the treaty for Mr Obama and says Maori have been struggling to reclaim their land and rights for 175 years and the deal would only make that harder.

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  • Eight family members decapitated in north Mexico

    Eight people from the same family, including two minors, were kidnapped by masked gunmen and their decapitated bodies were found days later in northern Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found after a ninth member of the Martinez family escaped Sunday's abduction near Casa Quemada, in the state of Chihuahua, and alerted the authorities, prosecutors said. The disappearance triggered a massive military operation in the region and the bodies were found this week.

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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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  • Car registration glitch grows: Labour

    A fault that saw thousands of car owners overcharged for their registration is significantly bigger than first thought and still growing, Labour says. In June, a fault in ACC's safety rating system revealed about 9000 drivers were owed refunds of up to $103 after several models of cars were given incorrect ratings. Originally it was expected the 18 models of car would be affected, but that has now risen to 23.

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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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  • Police march kids out of house at gunpoint

    Police "gave very little consideration to women and children" during a raid in which shots were fired and people were unlawfully detained after being marched out of an Auckland house at gunpoint, the police watchdog says. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Thursday said it had found police unlawfully detained two women and three children after an armed raid on a Mangere home in November 2013. Police had gone to the house looking for a man who breached his home detention conditions, but a fight broke out and a police officer fired his weapon when the man's father took out what officers thought was a shotgun.

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  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch — including Microsoft's Office — got shoved into the basement, known as desktop mode.

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  • New Zealand central bank says dairy slump could worsen

    New Zealand's central bank warned Wednesday that a prolonged slump in dairy prices could get worse, forcing interest rates down to maintain growth in the farm-reliant economy. Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Graeme Wheeler said the price of whole milk powder had plummeted 63 percent since February 2014 and was still under pressure. "High stockpiles of whole milk powder in China, the increase in global milk supply, and the trade diversion issues involving Russia make for a very uncertain future, with the potential for further downward pressure on global dairy prices," he said.

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  • Jason Statham sells Hollywood home for $9.2 million

    Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $9.2 million. The couple, who recently moved into a new $12.9 million mansion in Beverly Hills, placed their five bedroom property on the market for $8.999 million last month and sold it to a buyer on Monday (27.07.15) after receiving an even higher offer, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 48-year-old British star and the 28-year-old model, who started dating in 2010, bought the elegant estate, which sits on half an acre above Runyon Canyon Park, from actor Ben Stiller for a reported $7.325 million in 2011.

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  • This 9kg Weight Workout Destroyed the CrossFit Games Competitors

    The exhausted but elated men who took the top three spots at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games sat at the post-Games press conference, eating hard-earned Dominos pizza as they waited for the first question. The answer was quick and unanimous: “Murph,” all three competitors - Ben Smith, Mat Fraser, and Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson - said with a cringe followed by a knowing laugh. Murph only requires a 20-pound (9kg) weight vest.

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  • Todd family patriarch dies

    Sir John Todd, the patriarch of New Zealand's wealthy Todd family, has died aged 88 after a period of illness. The former chairman of Todd Corp died at his Wellington home on Wednesday evening, son Mike Todd said in a statement. Sir John worked his way up through the family business, started by his grandfather Charles Todd, entering the firm in 1945.

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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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  • US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

    A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger. University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him.

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  • Treasure hunters find Spanish gold coins off coast of Florida

    A family of treasure hunters has found booty worth an estimated $1 million from an 18th century Spanish shipwreck off Florida, the company that hired them said Tuesday. The find includes 51 gold coins, 12 meters (40 feet) of ornate gold chain and a single coin called a Royal that was made for then King Felipe V. The latter is the most important piece of all because it is so rare, Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC told the Florida Today news website.

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  • Fiji into Pacific Nations Cup final after Japan thriller

    Samoa scored a last-gasp try to defeat Canada 21-20 and set up a Pacific Nations Cup final showdown with arch-rivals Fiji. The powerful Samoans looked to be slipping to a shock defeat after Canada's Sale Sharks wing Phil Mackenzie raced over for an opportunistic converted try to put the home side 20-16 up with four minutes left.

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