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  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Gwen Stefani files for divorce

    Gwen Stefani has reportedly filed for divorce. The 'Hollaback Girl' is believed to have requested for her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale to be officially ended, citing irreconcilable differences. The news may shock fans as Gwen previously admitted she thinks "it's a miracle" they are still together because she thought she was out of his league when he was younger.

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  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • Drunken kick sparked fatal brawl

    An 18-year-old says he was "just being an egg" when he kicked a man in the head, sparking an Auckland street brawl that left Connor Morris dead. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago from head injuries during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial at the High Court in Auckland accused of murdering the 26-year-old by plunging a long-handled sickle point into his skull, killing him almost instantly.

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  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

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  • Fire destroys winery, 4,000 gallons of wine at historic farm

    Fire investigators on Monday sifted through the rubble of a farm winery after a massive blaze destroyed it and 4,000 gallons of wine. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the investigation into the cause of the fire was in the preliminary stages and could take several days to complete.

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  • Pakistan defies rights protests to hang 'teen' convict

    Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP.

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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Nonu in doubt for All Blacks

    Ma'a Nonu has been named in the All Blacks squad for Saturday's Rugby Championship decider against the Wallabies, but the powerhouse centre remains in doubt for the clash in Sydney. The All Blacks announced a 41-man squad on Sunday ahead of the match at ANZ Stadium, which is also the first of two Bledisloe Cup Tests. Nonu suffered a shoulder injury in last weekend's win over South Africa and while scans have cleared him of anything serious, he is badly bruised.

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  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • Charlize Theron Has Adopted A Second Child

    Charlize Theron has adopted a second child. Considering that’s the month that Theron will formally adopt her, that’s pretty fitting, right? Speaking to marie claire in May, Theron revealed that she values her family above all other elements of her life.

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  • Don't panic, $1m in super not essential

    It would be nice to have $1 million in your superannuation account when you retire, but it's by no way essential. Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees boss Tom Garcia believes claims that a $1 million or more balance was needed for a comfortable retirement is causing unnecessary fear and concern among older Australians. Most people approaching retirement will draw an income that is a combination of both super and the age pension," he says.

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  • Former British PM Heath caught up in child sex abuse claim

    A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain after the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would investigate a claim from a retired senior policeman that prosecution of a person accused of child sex abuse in the 1990s was dropped when they threatened to expose Heath. The former leader of the centre-right Conservatives was prime minister between 1970 and 1974, leading Britain into the European Economic Community in 1973 after a referendum.

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  • Peters offers voters the `New Kiwi Deal'

    NZ First leader Winston Peters is offering voters the "New Kiwi Deal" which he likens to the economic measures used to take the United States out of the Great Depression. Mr Peters said the party's policy plan was based on exporting and wealth creation. NZ First has campaigned on those policies in the past, and the only new one Mr Peters revealed was what he called the community wage.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

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  • Parker to fight Meehan in Auckland

    Unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has wasted little time lining up another naturalised Australian veteran fighter as his next opponent. Parker will fight 45-year-old Kali Meehan in Auckland on October 15 in a scheduled 12-round affair where the 23-year-old will chase a 16th win. Former Australian champion Meehan has won 42 of his 47 fights dating back to 1997 but has fought only once in the last 14 months - notching a unanimous decision victory over Shane Cameron in November which sent the versatile Kiwi into retirement.

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  • NZ dollar dips against Aussie

    Australia's Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Tuesday, according to 25 out of 28 economists in a Bloomberg poll. While RBA governor Glenn Stevens is expected to keep the rate at 2 per cent, traders will be closely watching the tone of his statement for signs of potential weakness ahead. Currencies of commodity-exporting nations including Australia, New Zealand and Canada have been under pressure amid signs of a slowdown in China, the world's biggest consumer of raw materials.

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  • WATCH: Two of the most unusual baby animal friends you'll ever see

    WATCH HERE: Baby skunk and fox meet for the first timeMeet the two newest additions to the Amazing Animal Ambassadors organisation, Milo and Flower.The US organisation is involved in animal rescue and education and recently brought these two playmates

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  • Australian museum to display 'world's finest opal'

    An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for the first time in September to mark the centenary of opal mining in the country. "It's of unequalled quality, it's a fully crystal opal," museum director Brian Oldman told AFP.

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  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. Nearly all of those changes have been incorporated into the design of submarines that are now in the beginning stages of construction, Blomstedt said.

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