• Michael Bublé's sexist selfie

    Michael Bublé has apologised after being branded a "sexist" by outraged fans. The 'Haven't Met You Yet' hitmaker is currently holidaying in Miami, Florida with his wife Luisana Lopilato but has left some of his supporters fuming after he posted a photograph on his Instagram account of a woman wearing short shorts. Aussie comedian Sam Simmons said he'd like to punch him.

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  • NZ dollar could stay above Aussie dollar parity for 'at least a year', UBS says

    The New Zealand dollar could achieve parity with the Australian dollar within weeks and stay above A$1 for at least a year, according to revised forecasts by economists for the New Zealand arm of the global financial services company, UBS. The kiwi last week touched 99.78 Australian cents, its highest level since being allowed to trade freely in 1984, as traders anticipated a cut at the Reserve Bank of Australia's April 7 meeting to stimulate the Australian economy after a slump in iron ore and coal prices. The kiwi was recently at 98.41 Australian cents.

  • 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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  • Fleeing driver heads wrong way on motorway

    A member of the public saw a Suzuki Swift being driven erratically and called police about 11.15pm on Saturday. "The driver's actions were incredibly stupid and dangerous, as he drove approximately 5km the wrong way down the motorway at high speed forcing oncoming motorway traffic to take evasive action," Inspector Tony Wakelin said.

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  • Chinese KiwiRail workers afraid to speak about wages

    A Labour MP says Chinese workers for KiwiRail are too afraid to tell the truth about how poorly they're being paid. The Ministry of Business Industry and Employment has been accused of covering up poor working conditions for Chinese workers in Lower Hutt. MBIE has released the results of an investigation into allegations from Lower Hutt and Labour MP Trevor Mallard Chinese working for Kiwirail were being paid poorly, and living in terrible conditions.

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  • Bella Thorne scared of nipple tassels

    Bella Thorne is scared of nipple tassels. The 17-year-old actress has confessed she was freaked out when she saw girls donning the revealing accessories and little else while she attended the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, last weekend. Speaking at the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection launch in New York, she said: "I've witnessed a lot of freaky things at Coachella, but the scariest thing that I witness every time are the girls with the nipple tassels.

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  • Antonio Banderas 'still loves' ex-wife Melanie Griffith

    The pair were married for 19 years before Melanie filed for divorce in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. To help move on with his life following the split, Antonio is planning on moving to London to study fashion at St Martin's University.

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  • Windies frustrate England as Anderson tops Botham

    James Anderson became England?s leading wicket-taker in Test history but celebration of the historic milestone could not be complemented by a team triumph as the West Indies hung on for a draw on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday. Jason Holder played the innings of his young cricketing life to take the home side to safety with three wickets in hand at 350 for seven after they were set the improbable target of 438. It was at that point, after first innings centurion Jermaine Blackwood added to the litany of dismissals via irresponsible shots from the top-order, that Holder came to the crease.

  • 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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  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a purified version of the stimulant methamphetamine that is highly addictive. Like many other towns, Dubbo has been caught up in an epidemic that many fear Australia is struggling to contain, as syndicates increasingly switch their focus from big cities to regional and remote communities.

  • What Your Man's Beard Says About Him

    "Beards are an ego thing - it's a sign of masculinity," explains Craig Meggs, master barber for QT Hotels's The Barber Shop in Sydney and Canberra. Whether he prefers designer stubble or a bush, here's what your man's facial hair says about him.SEXY STUBBLE

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  • US troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting pro-Russia rebels

    Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels, the US army said Friday, a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country. "Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been arriving over the last week," Donald Wrenn, a US army spokesman, told AFP. The move raised heckles in Moscow, which accuses the United States of backing the protests that brought down Ukraine's Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych last year.

  • Britney Spears swore at fan while live on stage?

    Britney Spears called a fan a "f***ing a**hole" while live on stage. The 33-year-old star was performing her 'Piece of Me' show at her Planet Hollywood Las Vegas residency earlier this week when she's reported to have responded with expletives after someone in the crowd called her a "fat bitch". A member of the audience has uploaded a clip of the show to their Instagram account on which Britney can be heard swearing after being heckled by a supposed fan, although their comment cannot be heard.

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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.

  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014. Now satellite images taken last week by DigitalGlobe and shown on the website of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) show the runway -- estimated at 3.1 kilometres (1.9 miles) in total -- more than one-third complete, it says.

  • Olivia Wilde 'shocked' by reaction to breastfeeding picture

    Olivia Wilde was "shocked" by the reaction to images of her breastfeeding her son. The 31-year-old actress, whose partner is Jason Sudeikis, was pictured breastfeeding her son Otis in a magazine in September and thinks the reaction it caused was completely disproportionate. The star - whose son celebrates his first birthday on Monday (20.04.15) - told Huff Post Parents: "I was shocked that there were still people who find it inappropriate because they think it's a sexual thing.

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  • Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

    Michael Keith Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, was sentenced following a hearing before state District Judge Richard Simonton in Sidney. Spell, who is mentally disabled and described by the defense as functionally illiterate, pleaded guilty in October to killing Sherry Arnold, 43, after attempting to abduct the popular math teacher as she was jogging near her home in 2012. Co-defendant Lester Van Waters Jr. was sentenced in December to 80 years in prison on a charge of deliberate homicide by accountability.

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  • Murdoch selling NY apartment for $72m

    Rupert Murdoch is putting his three-storey New York apartment on the market for $US72 million ($A92 million). The 84-year-old media magnate has decided to move from the Manhattan apartment, with its 637 square metres of floor space, to a Greek Revival townhouse in the centre of the island. According to The Wall Street Journal, the apartment occupies the 58th, 59th and 60th floor of the One Madison building, in downtown Manhattan, and is still under construction, but - when finalised - it doesn't seem as if Murdoch will be staying there at all.

  • 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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  • How I Stopped Worrying About Money and Learned to Love My Budget

    I remember the first time I was introduced to budgeting. It was similar to the first time I met my husband: significant in hindsight but hardly memorable. I was having a conversation with my best friend’s husband. He was a rare person in my life then