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  • Duchess of Cornwall gives flower tips

    Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has revealed a useful trick when it comes to flowers. The 67-year-old wife of Prince Charles met with Floral Angels - who take the blooms from weddings and other events and recycle them for hospices, shelters and senior homes - in her London home, Clarence House yesterday (01.07.15), and crafted a bouquet from delphiniums and other native British plants to be taken to a London branch of Maggie's Centre, a cancer charity of which she is patron. The blooms that Camilla was using had been provided by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal wedding florist Shane Connolly and were being "recycled" from Tuesday evening's party for Elephant Family, a charity set up by Camilla's late brother, Mark Shand, that seeks to help the Asian Elephant.

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  • Princess Eugenie has a new London job

    Princess Eugenie is returning to London to become associate director at Hauser & Wirth. The 25-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York was poached by the top-tier gallery from Paddle8, the New York-based online auction house where she's been working for almost two years.

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  • Ponytail waitress no longer at cafe

    Waitress Amanda Bailey no longer works at the Auckland cafe where Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulled her ponytail. Ms Bailey has concluded mediation with the owners of Parnell's Rosie Cafe, Unite union national director Mike Treen says. Ms Bailey no longer works for the cafe, Mr Treen said.

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  • Family could have been dead a week: police

    Police say a mother and her three young children killed when a car was left running in a garage in Ashburton could have been dead a week. Police believe Cindy George, 31, was checking the house for family and friends who were away and started the car belonging to the house owner to charge the battery. Relatives found Ms George in the hallway near the garage of the house in Tinwald on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault

    Former All Black Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault, according to a report. A statement from South Wales police says the 34-year-old had been charged for sexually assaulting a woman over 16, the New Zealand Herald reported on Friday. A statement from the New Zealand Rugby Players Association confirmed the charge.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing because of Jennifer Lopez

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday (30.06.15) - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45. A friend said: "Everyone is talking about J-Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point.

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  • Trump showed worst face of US: Mexican billionaire

    Donald Trump showed the "worst face of America" when he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas said Thursday. "I know that most Americans don't think like that, and it's a disgrace that somebody could

  • Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens

    What does the future look like for young people in crisis-hit Greece, where years of hardship and sky-high unemployment were followed this week by bank closures? "I don't see a future in Greece," sighs Dani Iordake. Over 200,000 Greeks have quit the country since the financial crisis began in 2010, according to a Endeavor Greece, a local chapter of an entrepreneurial promotional group.

  • Murder-accused Napier man 'just too big'

    Peter Beckett, a Hastings-born 59-year-old is awaiting trial in Canada, accused of not only killing his wife, but also with trying to arrange the murder of five witnesses, including his wife's parents, a policeman who investigated his case and a lawyer. Beckett's wife, Canadian school teacher Laura Letts-Beckett, drowned in August 2010 while fishing on Arrow Lake, 200km east of Kamloops, where the trial will be heard. Beckett was married with four kids at the time.

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  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday.

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  • Rosberg side by side with Hamilton at Silverstone

    Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have parked their motorhomes side by side in the British Grand Prix campsite and may well line up next to each other at both the start and finish on Sunday. "I have organised to put up a big fence in between, it's going up tonight," Rosberg told reporters on Thursday. Joking aside, only one is likely to be truly happy on Sunday and Rosberg sees no reason why it should not be him.

  • Holly Madison wants 'reveal revenge'

    Kendra Wilkinson thinks Holly Madison wants "real revenge" on Hugh Hefner. The 'Kendra on Top' star finds the comments made about the 89-year-old magazine publisher by the former Playboy model in her new memoir, 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny,' "pretty sad". The 30-year-old beauty told PEOPLE magazine: "My intention was to tell my story.

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  • Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours

    A solar-powered plane on the riskiest leg of a round-the-globe bid is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in "difficult" conditions. Veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, who has spent more than four days flying from Japan in the Solar Impulse 2, is expected to land on the Pacific US island state early Friday if all goes well. More importantly, it had crossed a last cold weather front before Hawaii, which organizers described as "jumping over the wall" before the final stretch towards the Pacific archipelago.

  • Southwest says it has contract deal with flight attendants

    Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The union said the deal would keep Southwest's flight attendants the highest-paid in the industry. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. had 11,850 flight attendants as of last Dec. 31, according to a regulatory filing.

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  • Serena survives almighty Watson scare to advance

    World number one Serena Williams survived an almighty scare at Wimbledon on Friday, battling back to beat inspired Briton Heather Watson in three sets and stay on course for a 21st grand slam title. Williams, who has lifted this year's Australian and French Open crowns, was forced to dig deep in front of a raucous home crowd after an error-strewn showing against the superb Watson, recovering from 3-0 down in the final set to win 6-2 4-6 7-5. The signs looked ominous for 59th-ranked Watson early on after being swept aside in the first set but the 23-year-old bounced back in the second, forcing Williams into a string of wayward shots as she matched up to her more powerful opponent.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger wouldn't change the past

    The 'Terminator Genisys' actor separated from Maria Shriver - the mother of his kids Katherine, 25, Christina, 23, Patrick, 21, and 17-year-old Christopher - in 2011 after he confessed that he had fathered a son, Joseph, now 17, with their housekeeper Mildred Baena, and though he regrets the end of his marriage, the 67-year-old star has no desire to alter his "mistakes and failures". Instead, Arnold - who is now dating Heather Milligan - tries to learn from his mistakes.

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  • Legal battle wouldn't thrill Dad: Rinehart

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father would have "great feelings" about what she has achieved but would not be thrilled by the family's court battles. After a bitter legal battle with her two eldest children over control of the family trust, estimated to be worth up to $5 billion, Mrs Rinehart has spoken to the ABC's Australian Story about the family disputes and building its iron ore business. "I know very well my father would have great feelings about what I have done," Mrs Rinehart said.

  • Rowdy clash over dairy price

    There's been a rowdy clash in parliament over the falling price of dairy products. Opposition MPs have accused the government of refusing to acknowledge the danger posed by an international milk glut which they say could strip $13 billion from the economy. "Isn't it time to drop the complacency, stop blaming everybody else, get real about an economy that has moved from a stumble to a stagger... and actually come up with some action to diversify the economy?" Labour's Grant Robertson told Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce on Thursday.

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  • Rotorua man jailed for 'callous' attack

    Stewing because he believed the drugs he'd been supplied were of an inferior quality, a Rotorua man attacked a woman he was to share them with while she slept. Sentencing Clifford Messant, 44, in Rotorua District Court on Friday to three years' imprisonment Judge Phillip Cooper told him he had a deep-seated propensity for violence and issued him with an order to stay away from the woman for five years. Messant earlier pleaded guilty to injuring the woman with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

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  • BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Weak dairy prices prompt pullback in forecasts for Fonterra payout

    Weak dairy prices have prompted analysts to pull back their expectations for Fonterra Cooperative Group's payout to farmers this season, with most forecasts now sitting below the dairy exporter's. Average prices dropped 5.9 percent to a six-year low in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by a 10.8 percent decline in whole milk powder, the nation's key export commodity. Continued weakness in dairy prices is being driven by increased supply from New Zealand, Europe and the US amid lacklustre demand in China and an import ban in Russia.