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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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  • 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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  • Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as the electronics giant continues to reshape its business. The Osaka-based firm's earnings for the three months to June surged to 59.52 billion yen ($482 million), while operating profit edged down seven percent to 76.56 billion yen. The upbeat net profit was also supported by Panasonic's lesser-known auto parts unit.

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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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  • U.S. softens view of Malaysia, Cuba in human trafficking report

    The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from human rights groups and nearly 180 U.S. lawmakers. The U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report also upgraded Cuba from its lowest rank for the first time since it was included in the annual report in 2003. South Sudan, Burundi, Belize, Belarus and Comoros were downgraded to the lowest rank, Tier 3, where Thailand remained for a second year, alongside countries with some of the world’s worst trafficking records, including Iran, North Korea and Zimbabwe.

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  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch — including Microsoft's Office — got shoved into the basement, known as desktop mode.

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  • US dentist killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

    A wealthy American dentist who used a bow and arrow to shoot Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion faced fierce criticism Tuesday amid allegations that it took 40 hours for the animal to die. The lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to the Hwange National Park, was lured outside the park's boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. "The offender is a gentleman who is an American called Walter James Palmer," Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, told reporters in the capital Harare.

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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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  • Glenn Stewart exit helped in Toovey axing

    Manly chairman Scott Penn has revealed last year's controversial exit of long-time servant Glenn Stewart contributed to Geoff Toovey's axing as NRL coach. While Penn blamed the club's poor season primarily for Toovey's sacking on Tuesday, the decision to let go of the older brother of star fullback Brett was also a significant factor. Stewart's release caused a major disruption among the playing group at the time, culminating in his defection to South Sydney as well as former Manly forward Anthony Watmough's move to Parramatta.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Swedish wreck divers claim 'Russian mini sub' discovery

    Swedish wreck divers said Monday they had found the wreck of a Russian mini-submarine in Swedish territorial waters, nine months after a high-profile hunt in Sweden for a mystery submarine. "It is they who claim it's a submarine," Swedish Armed Forces spokesman Anders Kallin told AFP. According to Stefan Hogeborn, a diver from the Ocean X Team company that made the discovery, the vessel is "completely intact" with "no visible damage to the hull" and the hatches closed.

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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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  • 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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  • 10 wealthiest couples on the planet

    Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks are No. 3 on the list with $65 billion. D MA MB MC MD ME MG

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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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