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Rare blue moon rises over temple

Stunning natural phenomena caught on camera

As the sun set over Greece’s Cape Sounion on Friday, a rare blue moon rose over the landmark Temple of Poseidon.

  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

    Total Travel
  • HD Smart LED TV starting $100

    Buy high definition smart LED TV starting at $100. 5 years warranty included. Samsung, RCA, Sony, LG, and more.

  • Tributes pour in for UK singer, TV star Cilla Black

    The world of showbiz was in mourning Sunday for Cilla Black after the death at 72 of the 1960s pop star, who was championed by The Beatles and later became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters. Warm, kind and full of laughs, the working-class redhead from Liverpool -- known nationwide simply as "Cilla" -- was a fixture on British TV screens for more than 50 years. Born Priscilla White, she started out working in the cloakroom at the Cavern club, where The Beatles were first spotted, before taking to the stage herself.

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  • World Cup clock ticking for Jane: Hansen

    Time is running out for Cory Jane to prove he is World Cup-ready after he was omitted from the 41-strong squad to prepare for twin Bledisloe Cup Tests. Coach Steve Hansen will have to rely on the provincial form of the 53-Test Hurricanes wing, whose final weeks of Super Rugby were ruined by a hamstring injury which has also kept him sidelined through the first three Tests of 2015. Jane's absence has allowed Charles Piutau to press his World Cup claims strongly while Hansen called Patrick Osborne into the squad ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship-deciding Test as injury cover.

    NZ Newswire
  • Shot man wanted over three robberies

    David Cerven, a 21-year-old on a working holiday visa, was killed by officers who approached him in Myers Park, central Auckland, about 7.45pm on Sunday. Superintendent Richard Chambers told media on Monday that officers talked to Mr Cerven from a distance and retreated after realising he may have been armed. "That will be part of a very thorough scene examination this morning," Supt Chambers said.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Filipo secures Racing Metro deal

    Former All Black Ross Filipo has secured a one year contract with French glamour club Racing Metro for next season. Following his mid-season cameo Filipo was all set to play ITM Cup rugby for Waikato before signing just last week. "Missing the whole Super Rugby pre-season was the best thing I could have done.

    NZ Newswire 51 mins ago
  • Salma Hayek: It's 'exciting' posing nude

    Salma Hayek finds it "exciting" posing nude.The 48-year-old actress recently stripped off for Allure magazine and has admitted she found it liberating because of her age.She said: "It's important to be free ... and at my age it's exciting to still be

    Bang Showbiz
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger fights Sylvester Stallone at birthday bash

    Arnold Schwarzenegger threw a star-studded 68th birthday party yesterday (31.07.15). The Terminator actor celebrated hitting the milestone by gathering his friends and family together for the bash and even had a punching competition with his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone who claimed the former bodybuilder is "getting stronger" as he ages. At Arnold's birthday party getting punched out.

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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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobby Brown's wife rushed to hospital

    Bobby Brown's wife was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. The RnB singer's spouse, Alicia Etheridge reportedly became unwell in a hotel room on Saturday evening (01.08.15) following the funeral of Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A source told TMZ when Alicia arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Bobby was by her side the whole time and she was able to walk through with little help.

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  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

    Frustrated with years of legal wrangling, a Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to decide whether to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which lies rotting in a Virginia shipyard. The 104-foot Sequoia, built in 1925, is the longest-serving presidential yacht in American history.

    Associated Press
  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police.

    AFP
  • Sir Mick Jagger 'jealous' of Keith Richards collaborators

    The Rolling Stones guitarist believes part of the reason the group toured again in 2013 was after his bandmate learned he was recording a solo album. "He doesn't particularly like to work with me all the time, but he doesn't want me to work with anyone else, either.

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  • Farm owner thought vehicle was fine before hayride crash

    The owner of a farm where a teenager was killed on a Halloween-themed hayride last fall said he never would have allowed a vehicle with mechanical problems to haul people on the attraction. Peter Bolduc, owner of Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, Maine, denied knowing about any mechanical problems with the Jeep that was hauling the hay wagon and said he'd used it as his personal farm vehicle. There's a measure of vindication that he was not charged, he said Friday, but that's tempered by the tragedy of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette's death.

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  • Head Hunters pay tribute to Connor Morris

    A convoy of motorcycles has driven through Auckland to pay tribute to Connor Morris a year after he died in a fight outside a party. Morris was the partner of Millie Elder-Holmes, the adopted daughter of the late Sir Paul Holmes. The club was used for Morris' funeral service last year and was earlier this week raided by police.

    NZ Newswire
  • Black Caps crash to loss in Zimbabwe

    The record-breaking deeds of centurion Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson weren't enough to prevent New Zealand crashing to a seven-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in the first one-day international in Harare. The world-class Black Caps pair were at the heart of an imposing 303-4 after the tourists were asked to bat but they couldn't stop Craig Ervine smashing an unbeaten 130 from 108 balls to steer Zimbabwe home with an over to spare. It was a maiden century for 29-year-old left-hander Ervine, whose previous best score in 32 ODIs was 85.

    NZ Newswire
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

    Reuters
  • Auckland property listing prices fall

    Asking prices for properties in Auckland dropped slightly in July but it's likely to be temporary, realestate.co.nz says. The property listing website says asking prices nationwide stabilised in July, with an increase of only 0.1 per cent recorded. Asking prices in Auckland, Canterbury, Wellington and Hawke's Bay have all fallen marginally, with Waikato the only major population centre to show an increase.

    NZ Newswire
  • Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. The crowd chanted "Breasts are not weapons -- give back our breast freedom" and "Shame on police" as a representative handed in a petition letter to a police officer. Thirty-year-old Ng Lai-ying was sentenced on Thursday for "assaulting a police officer" during a chaotic protest against mainland Chinese cross-border traders in March.

    AFP
  • Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap after 70 years in limbo

    Jubilant crowds celebrated Saturday as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny pockets of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in limbo for nearly seven decades. "We have been in the dark for 68 years," said Russel Khandaker, 20, as he danced with friends in the Dashiar Chhara enclave, which belonged to India but has now became part of Bangladesh. A total of 162 islands of land -- 111 in Bangladesh and 51 in India -- were officially handed over to the countries surrounding them on Saturday after Dhaka and New Delhi struck a border agreement in June.

    AFP