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Is Judith Collins leading a revolt?

Questions have been raised as to whether the National back-bencher is leading a revolt over the safety reform bill.

  • Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou proposed a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by using landfill to expand islets to solidify its claims in the region. Taiwan has not been a high-profile player in the disputes in the South China Sea, although it uses roughly the same historical basis for its claim as China, and Ma's initiative appeared aimed at shoring up foreign policy credentials at home. "We emphasize that whereas sovereignty can't be divided, resources can be shared," Ma said in a speech Tuesday at an Asia-Pacific research forum in Taipei.

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  • Lena Dunham Strips Down to Her Lingerie

    Lena Dunham's latest Instagram photo aims to empower women. Photo: InstagramLena Dunham's latest saucy Instagram post is a celebration of freedom, according to the Girls star.The 29-year-old star shared a photo of herself wearing a lacy lingerie set,

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  • This is the most important sign a dollar breakout is coming

    The dollar's momentum against the Japanese yen is the key to the dollar rally. The dollar index has been on the move since Friday, but the greenback has been rising against the yen since Thursday and its ability to keep that rally going will be the test. Dollar/yen was at 123.85 midday Wednesday and is pushing 124, a key level not seen since June 2007.

    CNBC
  • UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as fellow passengers applaud

    Property magnate Bob Jones was ejected from an Air New Zealand flight after refusing to take instructions from cabin crew. Jones kept reading when the staff member sought to deliver him and other passengers a routine safety briefing and became argumentative when asked to stop reading, again refusing to be instructed on emergency procedures. Told he could be moved to another seat if he was unable or unwilling to assist in an emergency, he refused to be moved and asked to be left alone, according to passengers in the same row, who witnessed the incident.

    BusinessDesk
  • Zara Phillips 'to inherit a share of her aunt's estate'

    Britain's Zara Phillips has reportedly been named in the will of her aunt Sarah Staples. The 34-year-old royal, who has a 17-month-old daughter Mia with her husband Mike Tindall, stands to inherit a share of the £722,000 estate following Sarah's sudden death in December at the age of 63, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Sarah did not have any children of her own and was the only sister of Zara's father, Captain Mark Phillips.

    Bang Showbiz
  • NSW player ratings for Origin I

    STARS AND STINKERS FOR THE BLUES IN ORIGIN I 20151. JOSH DUGAN - NSW's best on ground, despite missing a field goal to equalise. The architect of the Blues' first try with a break and clever kick to Morris. 92. WILL HOPOATE - Anonymous in attack but cool

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

    AFP
  • Middleton family 'offer strong support network for Princess Charlotte'

    The Middleton family has reportedly assumed a central role in the raising of Britain's Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child with Prince William earlier this month and since then, Carole Middleton - the mother of the Duchess - has been a very supportive figure, the Daily Beast reports. The situation mirrors the birth of the Duke and Duchess' first baby, Prince George, when the Middletons provided a strong support network for the couple and their newborn child.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Depp finds Australia 'war on terrier' 'quite humorous'

    Johnny Depp found the "war on terrier" storm over his pet dogs Pistol and Boo being turfed out of Australia "quite humorous", his friend Mick Doohan said Wednesday. Doohan also commented on recent reports that the actor had fled Australia to "save his marriage" to wife Amber Heard, when he in fact went to celebrate his daughter Lily-Rose's 16th birthday back in the United States.

    AFP
  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure" from Singapore.

    AFP
  • Keira Knightley Has Given Birth

    Keira Knightley and husband James Righton have just welcomed their first child. Photo: Getty ImagesKeira Knightley, her husband James Righton and now their new baby makes three. That’s right, Knightley and Righton have welcomed their first child, E! News

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  • Natalie Imbruglia: I did crazy things after my divorce

    Natalie Imbruglia did a lot of "crazy stuff" following the breakdown of her marriage. The 'Torn' hitmaker split from her husband, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, in 2008 after five years of marriage and has admitted she felt a sense of freedom following the break up which led to rumours of flings with a host of fellow A-listers including Robbie Williams, David Schwimmer and Chris Martin. The brunette beauty has now opened up about the relationships and claims she was simply friends with the Coldplay frontman, never romanced the former Take That singer but did enjoy a "happy relationship" with 'Friends' star David.

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  • Art Garfunkel brands Paul Simon a 'jerk'

    Art Garfunkel has branded Paul Simon an "idiot" and a "jerk". The 73-year-old musician has slammed his former musical partner Paul, who he was part of duo Simon & Garfunkel with, for walking away from the band at the height of their fame following the release of their critically acclaimed album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in 1970. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves.

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  • Austria convicts 14-year-old on 'terror' charges

    SANKT-POELTEN (Austria) (AFP) - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted Tuesday of planning to bomb a Vienna train station in the name of the Islamic State group and sentenced to eight months behind bars. According to the charge sheet, the teenager, who emigrated from Turkey in 2007, wanted to carry out the attack before travelling to join "holy war" in Syria alongside the Islamic State (IS) group. Police had said at the time of his arrest in October 2014 that the boy made "concrete enquiries about buying ingredients" for a bomb and "planned to explode the devices in public places, such as the Vienna Westbahnhof," a major train station.

    AFP
  • Yasmin Le Bon's 'running battle' with depression

    Yasmin Le Bon is fighting a "running battle" with depression. It's a running battle every day and I've worked very hard at it. The brunette beauty - who is married to Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon - has grown to love her "melancholy" nature.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge gets a superhero makeover

    Marvel fans, this one is for you. Samsung Electronics (Korea Stock Exchange: 593-KR) launched a limited Iron Man edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge on Tuesday, in the company's latest push to promote its curved screen smartphone. "The limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge embodies the power of the iconic Avenger with a dual-curved edge design and advanced features that will provide Marvel fans with the ultimate entertainment experience," Younghee Lee, executive vice president of global marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.

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  • The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2015

    Taylor Swift is one step closer to world domination. For the first time ever, the 25-year-old singer has made the Forbes Top 100 list of most powerful women in the world. Other entertainment heavy hitters include Oprah Winfrey (12), Beyoncé (18) and Angelina Jolie (54).

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  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

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  • Campbell Live to finish on Friday

    John Campbell will be signing off for good from his eponymous current affairs show on Friday, TV3 has announced. Mediaworks head of news Mark Jennings said on Monday the station would broadcast a special finale for Campbell Live to "see John off in style". Campbell, who's been at TV3 since 1991, had been offered a three-year contract with a co-hosting position on the replacement show for the first year, but turned it down.

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Peacemaker' Ancelotti dismissed by ruthless Madrid

    Just 366 days since delivering Real Madrid their much-awaited 10th Champions League title, Carlo Ancelotti became club president Florentino Perez's latest managerial victim as he was sacked on Monday. Ancelotti, 55, ultimately paid for failing to build on the best run of results in the club's history, in late 2014, with no major trophy at the end of the season. "During these two years, Carlo Ancelotti has earned the affection of the board and of myself personally, as well as all the fans," Perez told a news conference.

    AFP