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  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. "That is more dead than the entire count of homicides we worked in the entirety of 2014.

    AFP
  • Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support

    A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions. While the rejection sends the companies back to the drawing board, advocates for the financial institutions said they were pleased, claiming that the settlement would have provided compensation for just a fraction of the losses. Under the settlement announced last month, Target Corp. agreed to set aside $19 million for banks and credit unions that had issued MasterCards swept up in the breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

    Associated Press
  • Pamela Anderson wants to date multiple men

    Pamela Anderson intends to date multiple men. The 47-year-old model recently divorced husband Rick Salomon for the second time, and opened up about how she wants her love life to be now she is single again. While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday (21.05.15), she laughed at the idea of seeing "someone new," to which Ellen said, "Don't make a face like that.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

    AFP
  • Princess Charlotte has been giving Prince William 'sleepless nights'

    Prince William has been getting "sleepless nights" thanks to Princess Charlotte. The England Lionesses captain Steph Houghton told Us Weekly: "He said George is very lively, and Princess Charlotte has been keeping him up all night, giving him a few sleepless nights. The football captain also went on to reveal that the Duke of Cambridge is "really enjoying" being a father to one-year-old Prince George, as well as Princess Charlotte.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Campbell thanks viewers for watching

    John Campbell will be leaving his eponymous current affairs show - but it's not over yet. TV3 will be saying goodbye to the 10-year-old programme and launch a new current affairs show in its stead, with a new name and two new presenters, MediaWorks told staff on Thursday. Campbell, who's been at the network since 1991, had been offered a three-year contract, with a co-hosting position on the new show for the first year, but turned it down.

    NZ Newswire
  • Princess Beatrice on holiday in the Bahamas with her boyfriend

    Princess Beatrice is in the Caribbean on her 15th holiday in less than seven months. The 26-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew has been spotted soaking up the sun in Great Guana Cay - part of the Bahamas - with her boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice has enjoyed a string of holidays since giving up her £20,000-a-year internship at Sony last year, following cyber attacks, and began her travels with a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Bang Showbiz
  • McNamee: Dueling Apple estimates don't matter

    Dueling Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)Watch estimates from well-known analysts will not sway Apple's stellar performance, said Elevation Partners co-founder Roger McNamee on Thursday. McNamee is referring to a respected analyst at KGI Securities who cut his annual shipping estimates for the Apple Watch in half for 2015. On the other hand, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) raised its estimates for both the iPhone and the watch.

    CNBC
  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bugged phones and double barbed wire - far fewer North Koreans defect

    It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country. With barbed-wire fencing erected on both sides of the Tumen River that marks the border with China, more guard posts and closer monitoring of cross-border phone calls, the number of North Koreans coming annually to the South via China has halved since 2011. Most defections are arranged through brokers, usually Chinese citizens who are ethnically Korean, and their charges have doubled to about $8,000 per person, beyond the reach of most North Koreans - and that gets them only as far as China.

    Reuters
  • Black Caps on top as England toil

    The Black Caps are looking to pile on the runs after finishing day two of the first Test against England at Lord's in a strong position at 303 for two, opener Martin Guptill says. The first Test of an Ashes summer isn't going to plan for England, who were bowled out for 389 earlier in the day. "We've got eight wickets in hand and we're not too far behind," Guptill said.

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Top 10' new species includes cartwheeling spider, 'chicken from hell'

    The 10 are "a reminder of the wonders awaiting us," said Quentin Wheeler, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which issues the list. The feathered dinosaur whose partial skeletons were unearthed in the Dakotas was a contemporary of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

    Reuters
  • Scutts found guilty of fraud after accepting kickbacks in wine industry

    Peter Scutts, the former head of the New Zealand Wine Co, was found guilty of corruption under 17 charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office in the Auckland High Court today. Scutts was found to have taken $64,000 in secret commissions from an Australian-based wine wholesaler. SFO director Julie Read said fighting corruption and bribery are top priorities for the SFO as it strives to uphold New Zealand's reputation as a safe place for business and investment.

    BusinessDesk
  • The gross truth about germs and airplanes

    Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.In some cases, the runny nose, headache,

    Total Travel
  • India's street dentists filling gap for the poor

    Ignoring noisy buses and curious onlookers, street dentist Allah Baksh plunges his hands into a patient's mouth to fit a sparkling set of dentures for $12 in the Indian city of Bangalore. With his plastic stool, mirror and glass cases of teeth on display, Baksh is among hundreds of such dentists frowned upon by their licenced counterparts in rapidly modernising India. "There are millions of poor people in this country who cannot pay for expensive dental treatment," Baksh told AFP in between customers at his makeshift clinic where his tools include a large, metal file.

    AFP
  • 'Too old' Gyllenhaal, 37, sparks Hollywood sexism debate

    Oscar-nominated US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was too old at 37 to play the lover of a 55-year-old man, she said in comments published Thursday which went viral online. "There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time," she said in an interview with TheWrap Magazine. Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called for government action to confront "widespread exclusion of women directors" in the US film and television industries.

    AFP
  • China jails 'Fast & Furious' Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

    Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said. According to reports a woman passenger in Tang Weitian's green Lamborghini was left with a broken spine in the accident. The other driver Yu Muchun, 20, drove a red Ferrari.

    AFP
  • First forced redundancies leave Holden

    The first assembly line workers forced to take redundancy packages at Holden have left the car maker's Adelaide plant. More will receive this grim news over the next two years as the countdown continues to the closure of Holden's manufacturing facilities in 2017. Holden called for 270 workers to take a package last month, but received only about 180 volunteers.

    AAP
  • Eight Generations in, the Toyota Hilux is Redefining "Tough"

    Hilux Double CabToyota City, Japan, May 21, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - A complete redesign of one of the world's best-known and best-loved nameplates, the Toyota Hilux pickup, was unveiled in Bangkok today, marking the start of sales of the new model in the Thai market. Over its seven-generation history, the quality, durability and reliability of the Hilux have earned the model a diehard fanbase and a legendary reputation.

    ACN Newswire
  • Man protests overbooked flight by stripping naked

    A man made a naked protest at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the flight he wanted to take to Jamaica was overbooked. Witness Sherry Ketchie said the unnamed man still had his clothes on while he was yelling at a gate agent when he discovered was not getting on the US Airways flight.

    Total Travel