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  • Are you a mobile phone addict?

    How bad is your seperation anxiety from technology? Shutterstock.Get the shivers at the thought of being without your smartphone? You’re not alone.A recent University of Missouri study found separation from your phone commonly led to real psychological

    Men's Health
  • 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
  • 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,

    FAMOUS
  • NZ man acquitted of Perth man's death

    New Zealander Patrick Sunill Lilii was chatting with friends outside a Perth nightclub when he felt a man jump on him and wrap arms around his neck. It was Zak Harvey giving him a hug. The 32-year-old was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, but his head injuries were too severe for him to survive and eventually his life support was switched off.

    NZ Newswire
  • Lewis Hamilton smitten with Kendall Jenner

    The 30-year-old Formula One racing driver, who split from Nicole Scherzinger in February after seven years of dating, is reportedly smitten with the 19-year-old model. The brunette beauty is equally attracted to Lewis and enjoyed spending the day with him on his boat. Another source said: "Kendall definitely has a major flirtation going on with Lewis and seems into him.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

    Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. Russia's plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad -- near Poland's border -- and its threat to move nuclear forces in Crimea would "fundamentally change the balance of security in Europe," Stoltenberg warned, in speech during a visit to Washington. "Russia's recent use of nuclear rhetoric, exercises and operations are deeply troubling," he told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

    AFP
  • 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. In an interview with Red magazine, she said: "After my divorce I was doing lots of crazy stuff.

    Bang Showbiz
  • NZ dollar rises with Fonterra 2016 forecast due tomorrow

    The New Zealand dollar bounced from a two-month low in local trading as investors await the outcome of today's Fonterra Cooperative Group's board meeting, which is expected to have settled the first forecast payout for next season, for release tomorrow. The kiwi rose to 72.50 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 72.18 cents at 8am, still down from 73.13 cents yesterday. New Zealand's currency fell during Northern Hemisphere trading last night as investors rallied behind the greenback following upbeat economic data, reinforcing expectations the US Federal Reserve will shift away from its ultra-loose monetary policy this year.

    BusinessDesk
  • 'Lucy' may not be our mum, say scientists

    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are probably only part of a wider group of candidates for being our direct forerunners, the finders said.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Insight - All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

    Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led search, already the most expensive in aviation history, has found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines jet or its 239 passengers and crew, prompting calls for a rethink into the way the mission is conducted. Heightening concerns, Australian authorities said on Wednesday that another search vessel, the Go Phoenix, which is using the world's best deep sea search equipment and crew provided by U.S. firm Phoenix International Holdings Inc, would pull out within weeks.

    Reuters
  • Puhoi 'holiday highway' draws more fire

    A public-private partnership will make a controversial highway project even more expensive, opposition parties say. On Wednesday, the government announced its Puhoi to Warkworth highway project would be moving ahead as a PPP, with the New Zealand Transport Agency to invite private companies to make proposals for financing, designing and building the so-called "holiday highway". Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the project would be the first step of a previously promised Puhoi to Wellsford project intended to link Northland to Auckland.

    NZ Newswire
  • 65-year-old mum's quadruplets face big health risks

    Doctors at a Berlin clinic say quadruplets, whose very premature births to a 65-year-old German mother have captured headlines and stirred debate, face big health risks. Eight days after their delivery about 15 weeks early, two of the newborns are receiving help breathing and one has undergone surgery for an intestinal problem, said the medical experts at the prestigious Charite hospital. Teacher Annegret Raunigk, who has already had 13 children, gave birth to the quadruplets by caesarian section in the 26th week of pregnancy, after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatment with two anonymous donors.

    AFP
  • Duchess of Cambridge 'set to return to duties'

    Britain's Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly set to return to her royal duties five weeks after giving birth. The 33-year-old royal - who gave birth to her second child, Princess Charlotte, earlier this month - is set to attend Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade on June 13, at the request of the 89-year-old monarch. A source told US OK! magazine: "She thinks a month is more than enough time for Kate to take off before she should return to performing her royal duties.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Wasp meets chocolatey end

    Chocolate maker Whittaker's has been forced to shut down its production of one flavour to investigate how a single wasp ended up in a bar nearly eaten by Wellington woman Casey Taylor. "We believe this is an isolated incident, but have taken the precautionary measure of halting the production line of this product, and immediately began investigating how it could have happened," marketing manager Holly Whittaker said in a statement.

    NZ Newswire
  • 4 ways to retire by age 55

    Do you have big plans for retirement? The retirement plans of Google (GOOG) Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette, 52, who announced in March that he wanted more time to travel with his wife, no doubt stirred the fantasies of others who would love to exit the workforce early. One rule of thumb holds that you need to save 25 times your annual budget by retirement, says Sheyna Steiner, senior investing analyst at Bankrate.

    MarketWatch
  • 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

    marie claire
  • 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
  • Jack Nicklaus looks to expand his empire

    Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus has long has his hand in business, leading The Nicklaus Cos. for decades. "The golf course design business ... it's been pretty dead in the United States," he noted. In February, Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream was launched in partnership with The Schwan Food Co. There are also Nicklaus golf balls, lemonade and apparel, among other things.

    CNBC
  • 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).

    marie claire