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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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  • UAE slashes fuel subsidies, announces 24 percent price hike

    The United Arab Emirates has slashed gasoline subsidies, announcing Tuesday that it will raise the cost of a liter of regular gasoline by 24 percent amid globally low oil prices that have cut into the country's revenues. Starting Aug. 1, drivers will pay 2.14 dirhams (58 cents) per liter of gasoline at the pump instead of 1.72 dirhams (47 cents), or about $2.21 a gallon instead of $1.78, the government's new fuel price committee said. Meanwhile, the price of diesel will be lowered, with drivers paying 2.05 dirhams a liter instead of 2.90 dirhams — a 29 percent decrease.

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  • Khloe Kardashian 'traumatised' by Kris Jenner's lovemaking

    Khloe Kardashian is "traumatised" after hearing her mother have sex with Corey Gamble. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star was horrified when she and sister Kim Kardashian West went into 57-year-old Kris Jenner's house only to realise she was getting intimate with her 34-year-old boyfriend. Khloe said: "Hearing them have sex is wild and I'm traumatised.

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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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  • Turkey pounds PKK as parliament meets in emergency session

    Turkish warplanes on Wednesday pounded targets of PKK militants in northern Iraq, as parliament was to meet in emergency session to debate the government's controversial campaign against Kurdish rebels and jihadists. Turkey's military campaign -- which the government says was it was forced to carry out after a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants -- has inflamed tensions in Turkey after its inconclusive June elections. The strikes were initially aimed at IS jihadists but were rapidly expanded to include bombing of camps of PKK militants at their stronghold in the mountains of northern Iraq.

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  • Chinese markets in free fall

    After three weeks of relative calm Chinese shares went into free fall on Monday. “Although we previously saw the Central Bank taking measures to steady the market, the popular sentiment has not been steadied at all. If things continue like this the Central Bank will start to buy shares in Chinese companies.

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  • Fed statement may bring more volatility than expected

    No matter how much it tries to avoid it, the Fed could get markets spinning on a fresh round of rate hike speculation Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee ends its two-day meeting Wednesday afternoon, and is expected to release a statement that should be short on clues as to when the central bank could raise interest rates. Fed watchers surveyed by CNBC expect a rate hike in September, by a very thin margin.

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  • Cairns a no-show at UK perjury hearing

    A British judge has declared himself "not impressed" after former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns failed to show up for a London court hearing in his perjury trial.Cairns has pleaded not guilty to a perjury charge stemming from a 2012 libel trial

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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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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  • Keanu Reeves: Test-driving bike on Suzuka track 'incredible'

    Keanu Reeves has described test-driving his own motorcycle on the Suzuka race track in Japan as "incredible". The 'Matrix' actor - who is co-founder of the Arch Motorcycle Company - was invited by Eurosport to ride his own brand of bike on the circuit ahead of the 38th Suzuka 8hours Endurance World Championship race on the weekend. The 50-year-old star travelled to Japan with Arch's co-founder Gard Hollinger and admitted the opportunity to test-drive one of their $78,000 custom KRGT-1s on the legendary race track was a dream come true.

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  • Tough times strike Saudi Arabia's millionaires

    Turmoil in the Middle East, an unimpressive international stock market debut and tumbling oil prices will hit the wealth of Saudi Arabia's richest in years to come, according to a new report from WealthInsight. Over the next five years, more Saudis will become U.S. dollar-millionaires, but the rate of increase will slow to 12.4 percent, less than half the steep 25 percent rate seen between 2010 and 2015, said the research firm. This means that by 2020, around 55,245 Saudis will be high-net-worth individuals, with over $1 million in net assets, excluding their primary residence.

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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.

    AFP
  • Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput's Wedding Details: From Invites And Outfits To Menu And Ceremonies

    Shahid Kapoor is the boy next door of the entertainment industry. The 'Kaminey’ actor has finally decided that it is time for him to settle down, as he recently got engaged to Delhi-based college student, Mira Rajput. So, here we come with everything you need to know about Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming wedding, from guests to outfits, from menu to venue.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family Releases a Heartbreaking Statement About Her Death

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's family has spoken out about her death for the first time. The Houston family has released a statement about Bobbi Kristina Brown's death on her late mother's Facebook page. "On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully.

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  • Kate Winslet tells her daughter she's 'lucky' to have curves

    Kate Winslet tells her daughter Mia Honey Threapleton she's "lucky" to be curvy. The 39-year-old actress - who also has two sons Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, 11, with her second husband Sam Mendes and 19-months-old Bear Blaze Winslet with her third husband Ned Rocknroll - has confessed she constantly makes sure her 14-year-old daughter, from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton, appreciates her "shape", and champions her curves. Kate said: "I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape.

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  • Peters expelled, MPs walk out in protest

    NZ First MPs staged a protest walkout in parliament after their leader Winston Peters was expelled from the debating chamber by Speaker David Carter. The row started when Social Development Minister Anne Tolley apologised for giving a wrong answer last week to a question from NZ First's Darroch Ball. Mr Carter refused to uphold the complaint, and when Mr Peters wouldn't accept the ruling he was ordered out.

    NZ Newswire
  • School hours change plan irks union

    The government is jumping the gun by proposing reforms to school hours without talking to the industry, the country's largest teachers' union says. The government on Wednesday announced it was mulling giving schools greater flexibility to set their opening hours and allowing principals to be in charge of more than one school. "We know the government is considering wide-sweeping changes to the legislation that include the way schools are funded as well as reforms around varying opening hours and principals running several schools," she said.

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  • 'Facekinis' a hit for China white skin lovers

    Ever more Chinese women are embracing the "facekini" to protect them from the sun and the threat of a tan on a trip to the beach. Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun. The mask was developed more than 10 years ago, with Chinese media attributing its invention to Zhang Shifan, who runs a swimwear store in Qingdao.

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  • Rita Ora: I used to hate my boobs

    Rita Ora "hated [her] boobs" when she was younger.The 24-year-old singer - who famously loves to show off her cleavage in plunging necklines - has admitted she's now "proud of the skin" she's in, but insisted being comfortable with her body has come with

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