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  • No option but to drop Haddin: Marsh

    Brad Haddin's recent form meant Australia had no option but to leave him on the sidelines, according to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh. Ian Healy, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Matthew Hayden all questioned the decision to pick Peter Nevill ahead of Haddin for the third Ashes Test, with Hayden calling it "outrageous". Nevill scored 45 and snared seven catches at Lord's, equalling Brian Taber's Australian record for most dismissals on Test debut.

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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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  • 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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  • Pearce to set 'unbreakable' NRL record

    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has given up trying to understand why Mitchell Pearce attracts such vitriolic criticism, as his star halfback closes in on an NRL record that may never be broken. Pearce will become the youngest player ever to record 200 first-grade games when he captains the Roosters against Canterbury in the opening game of round 21 at Allianz Stadium on Friday night. The NSW pivot made his NRL debut in 2007 aged 17.

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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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  • Chadian forces in 'major' hunt for Boko Haram on Lake Chad

    N'Djamena (AFP) - The Chadian army has launched a "major operation" to flush out Boko Haram jihadists from islands in Lake Chad, sparking violent clashes between soldiers and the Islamic State-affiliated group. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will, meanwhile, travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks on combating the regional threat posed by the extremist group, whose six-year insurgency has claimed 13,000 lives and caused about 1.5 million people to flee their homes. On Monday, "violent clashes" raged near Baga Sola, one of the main towns in the shallow, marshy waters of Lake Chad, a Chadian security source told AFP.

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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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  • Blessie's killer: a timeline

    2006: Robertson sentenced to eight years in jail with a minimum non-parole period of five years, six months. December 2013: Robertson released from jail after serving full sentence. Parole Board imposes strict special conditions, preventing him from having contact with anyone under 16 or going to any schools, parks or playgrounds where children congregate without the supervision of his probation officer.

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  • Wallaby Hooper's SANZAR hearing adjourned

    Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper remains on tenterhooks after having his SANZAR judicial hearing adjourned on Wednesday night. Hooper was cited for allegedly punching Argentine five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez in an off-the-ball incident during Saturday's (Sunday AEST) 34-9 win over the Pumas in Mendoza. The Wallabies vice-captain is desperate to avoid a suspension and be available for Saturday week's Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks in Sydney.

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  • Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers: report

    Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. In a public report Wednesday, researchers at security company FireEye Inc said the group used the unusual tandem as a means of communicating with previously infected computers. FireEye has briefed law enforcement on what it found.

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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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  • 5 Things to Immediately Stop Doing at Work

    While you can't always control whether your experience in the office is satisfying or stressful, you can take pains to avoid actions and behaviors that will most likely lead to conflict with colleagues or other problems in your work environment. A recent study conducted by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of "Crucial Conversations," found that 56 percent of employees refrain from addressing troublesome issues at work for more than a year.

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  • Mortgage rates plummet to 60 year low

    Mortgage rates have reached their lowest point in 60 years, following the Reserve Bank's move to cut the OCR to 3%. The drop mainly applies to fixed mortgage rates. Dr Matthews said existing borrowers already locked into fixed rates will need to weigh up costs associated with getting out of that and onto the lowered rate.

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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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  • Blake Shelton puts Miranda Lambert's belongings outside

    Blake Shelton has allegedly dumped all of Miranda Lambert's belongings outside his Oklahoma ranch. A source told gossip website TMZ.com he also ordered them to pack it up and take it away in a U-haul if Miranda doesn't collect it. The blonde beauty is planning to move to Nashville following their sudden split, and Blake is set to continue living at the ranch.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Family fears for public safety after mum is dragged to death in escalator

    The family of a mother who was killed after she fell through a panel at the top of an escalator in a Chinese department store are concerned someone else will have a similar fate. Xiang Liujuan, 30, was holding her son in front of her as they went up the stairway on Saturday, the Wuhan Evening News said. Xiang’s sister-in-law, in a post on the social media platform Weibo, appealed for help from the media, saying that after Xiang was killed, the shopping centre continued to function as normal, with customers on lower floors oblivious to the incident and other possible dangers.

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