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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.

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Qld win Origin series opener 11-10

    Queensland's veterans are in the box seat to have the last laugh on NSW's "Dad's Army" jokes after nabbing a dramatic 11-10 victory in the State of Origin opener at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Cooper Cronk broke Blues hearts on Wednesday night when he kicked a 74th minute field goal after Johnathan Thurston missed a 70th minute penalty. NSW fullback Josh Dugan had a chance to lock up the scores but field goal effort in the 78th minute missed - to the horror of the Blues faithful in the 80,122-strong crowd.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Trout poacher must stay in jail

    Thomas Tawha, 42, was convicted of disturbing a trout spawning ground at Lake Rotoiti, east of Rotorua and using a net to poach 49 trout, and jailed for a year. In an effort to have his sentence reduced to home detention he went to the High Court at Rotorua, arguing the sentence was too harsh. In his decision released on Tuesday, Justice Simon Moore agreed 12 months was too high and he reduced Tawha's jail time to six months.

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  • Prince Harry 'is dating Chelsy Davy'

    Britain's Prince Harry is reportedly dating his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy. The 30-year-old royal - who was recently linked with another of his old flames, Cressida Bonas - is planning a series of dates with the blonde beauty, including spending time with her in South Africa, where her father Charles hails from. The insider told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Chelsy will be in South Africa during the summer and Harry has agreed to visit.

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  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states. Obama's law offers subsidized private insurance to people without access to it on the job.

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  • 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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  • Thieves hitting beekeepers in the pocket

    Beekeepers in Northland are taking a huge financial hit from a string of beehive thefts in the region. Hartnell, the bee section chairman, claims that it takes about a year for a hive to produce honey fit for sale so beekeepers will have to start again from scratch. Local beekeeper Graham Wilson, who has recently lost 40 hives, said that as well as being an expense and hassle for beekeepers, the thefts put the industry at risk.

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  • 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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  • House prices plunge in WA's Pilbara

    Median house prices in the Pilbara town of Karratha have plunged almost 34 per cent as the mining downturn prompts residents to leave. Real Estate Institute of Western Australia data for the year to March shows the average price in Karratha has fallen to $450,000. "Not surprisingly, the mining downturn in the Pilbara has hit that region hard," REIWA president David Airey said.

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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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  • Labour clarifies pension position

    Labour leader Andrew Little has ruled out making changes to the state pension.Mr Little has found himself in hot water over the issue after he said on Friday that it wasn't fair for people to continue working after 65 and still get the pension.He later

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  • Sheep turn to billboard writing

    It's dry humour as sheep alongside State Highway 1 in north Canterbury are spelling out a farmer's drought frustration. Parnassus farmer Mike Bowler has has been using his feed spreader to spell out short messages which his sheep then highlight in wool. North Canterbury has been struggling through a long dry spell, and the lack of grass growth means Mr Bowler has been bringing in feed for his flock since mid-January.

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  • Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly. It accelerated this year under his successor King Salman, in what Amnesty has called an unprecedented "macabre spike".

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  • Cost of SuperGold Card scheme questioned

    A big increase in the cost of running the SuperGold Card scheme is raising questions about whether it's fair. Finance Minister Bill English says it's costing more to run because more people over 65 are using the card.

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  • Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

    A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism Tuesday despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming. "We didn't do it for the sake of entertainment," talk radio station Radio24syv wrote on Twitter. The broadcaster said radio host Asger Juhl on Monday killed baby rabbit Allan with repeated blows to the head to highlight "hypocrisy" in Danes' attitudes towards animal welfare.

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