• Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • Aussies advance to World Cup final

    Steve Smith set it up and Mitchell Johnson knocked them over at the SCG, where Australia crushed India by 95 runs to reach Sunday's Cricket World Cup final. Smith's career-best one-day international score of 105 lifted the tournament co-hosts to a total of 7-328 on a dry pitch. Instead, Johnson busted the game open with the scalps of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, reducing India to 3-91.

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  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

    Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally" crashed the jet into the side of a mountain Tuesday in the French Alps. Members of his hometown flight club in Montabaur, where he renewed his glider license last fall, told The Associated Press that the 28-year-old appeared to be happy with the job he had at the airline, a low-cost carrier in the Lufthansa Group.

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  • Japanese navy gets biggest flat-top since WWII-era aircraft carriers

    Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific. The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding the capability of its military to operate overseas and enters service as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks lawmaker approval to loosen the restraints of Japan's pacifist post-war constitution.

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  • Helena McAlpine: My pain and My fears

    Terminally-ill Helena McAlpine has opened up about her worries for her family when she dies – and hopes her husband of just three months will eventually find happiness with a new wife. Mum of Shannon, 14, and new wife of banker husband Chris Barton, 36, is not afraid of speak of the inevitable.

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  • Woman reported kidnapped found safe after mysterious ordeal

    A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment. Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said his daughter called him around 9:30 a.m. to say she'd been dropped off at her mother's house in Huntington Beach. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding the 29-year-old woman.

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  • Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower

    Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower.The 17-year-old reality star loves having "pampering days" to relax and take care of her hair and skin.She said: "I love pampering days. I usually take a shower or bath for about two hours and scrub my whole

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  • The Latest: A320 pilot describes safeguards against lockout

    A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If, however, the person in the cockpit denies access, the door remains locked, said the pilot.

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  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

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  • McIlroy split was like someone dying, says Wozniacki

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she felt like someone close to her had died after the split from golfer Rory McIlroy last year. The Dane was quoted by Britain's Independent newspaper as saying her world was turned upside down when the Northern Irishman ended their relationship in May after wedding invitations had been sent out. "In my head I had everything until that moment," said Wozniacki.

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  • One Direction Fans Are Livid Over Liam Payne's Jokes

    Liam Payne landed himself in hot water with One Direction fans after making jokes about bandmate Zayn Malik's absence. Photo: The One Direction star jokingly hid his bandmate's face with his hand on the printed board as he, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan posed for a photograph with some fans. Although some fans didn't see the funny side of the post, with one - Gorgia Rose - writing, "How dare you cover Zayn's face?

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  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

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  • Clarkson gets the boot from the BBC

    The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC Director-General Tony Hall said in a statement. Clarkson's contract with "Top Gear", a motoring show which draws more than 350 million viewers around the world, is thought to expire at the end of this month.

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  • Vermont cops tipped on Durst in '12 in student disappearance

    A 2012 tip led investigators to look into whether millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst played a role in the 1971 disappearance and presumed death of a Middlebury College freshman, police said Tuesday. The tip was not connected with the producers of the HBO show "The Jinx," which focuses on the life of Durst, who's facing murder charges in the 2000 death of a woman in Los Angeles, Middlebury police Chief Thomas Hanley said. Investigators, until they received that tip, were unaware Durst had been running a health food store where the student had shopped in the college town about 30 miles south of Burlington, Hanley said.

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  • World's longest non-stop flights

    From 16-hour jaunts across the Pacific Ocean, to trans-polar hops through some of the earth's wildest extremes, there are a bunch of flights that prove we have come a long way from the Wright Brothers first forays into the skies. It was during his own 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to New Zealand that data scientist Seth Kadish began to wonder how many other non-stop long-haul flights there are and he has created a list of the top 20. Number one is the non-stop flight between Sydney and Dallas.

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  • Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

    When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue. Sheriff's deputies in Natchitoches Parish on Tuesday morning received a call about a stuck truck. The truck's driver, also an elephant trainer, walked the elephants out of the cargo compartment and directed them to help prop up the vehicle, sheriff's Captain Tony Moran said in an interview.

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  • The Bachelor NZ’s Lisa O’Loughlin: “It gets a little bit heated”

    The day after her onscreen elimination, Lisa O’Loughlin is ready to jump into the dating scene. Lisa, who was chosen by More FM listeners as the ‘Wild Card’ entry on The Bachelor NZ, says she applied for the show after she and her friends thought it would be a laugh to see someone they knew on the first Kiwi version of the international The Bachelor franchise. Setting a show like The Bachelor in a small country like New Zealand means it is entirely likely that you know someone who knows someone who knows one of the bachelorettes and Lisa thinks this chainlink community of viewers makes the show exponentially more fun to watch.

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  • Bank forecloses on sitcom star's properties over nonpayment

    A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties. First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently foreclosed on four of "Perfect Strangers" star Bronson Pinchot's Harford Township properties, including the community's post office. The bank says the 55-year-old Pinchot owes more than $270,000 and hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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  • Stiff and sore Vettori ready for farewell

    There is no more appropriate way for Daniel Vettori to end his New Zealand career than with a hobble. Spinner Vettori developed back stiffness at the bowling crease during the Black Caps' momentous semi-final win over South Africa in Auckland, but it isn't expected to threaten his availability for Sunday's final in Melbourne. The 36-year-old was able to bat - he was at the other end when Grant Elliott struck his winning six on Tuesday - but is likely to experience some pain while bowling to Australia or India in the decider.

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  • The X-Files Is Returning To Television

    Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on the X-Files. Photo: Getty ImagesThe truth is (still) out there - according to TV execs anyway.Vanity Fair reports that everyone's favourite cult show, The X-Files, is heading back to our screens. The 90s sci-fi series

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