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Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional over killing of Cecil the lion

Jimmy Kimmel appeared close to tears as he discussed the slaying of Cecil on his show.

  • Eight charged with 500 abuse offences against Australian girl

    Eight men have been charged with hundreds of child sex offences against a 13-year-old girl in Australia, including her father whom police alleged Wednesday organised the horrific abuse over two years. The paedophile ring was smashed last week when detectives in Western Australia arrested the men, aged between 35 and 47, after a tip-off from the public. As an example of the nature of the alleged offences, police said one man alone was in possession of 200,000 videos and four million images, although they were not only of the Perth teenager.

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  • Nicky Clarke: Princess Kate needs to get rid of grey hair

    Nicky Clarke has urged Britain's Duchess of Cambridge to "get rid of her grey hair". The top stylist - who has beautified the locks of Princess Diana and the Duchess of York - thinks Princess Catherine needs to keep the colour of her intact because "until you're really old, you can't bee seen to have grey hairs". Nicky said: "Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair - It's not a good look.

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  • Khloe Kardashian 'traumatised' by Kris Jenner's lovemaking

    Khloe Kardashian is "traumatised" after hearing her mother have sex with Corey Gamble. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star was horrified when she and sister Kim Kardashian West went into 57-year-old Kris Jenner's house only to realise she was getting intimate with her 34-year-old boyfriend. Khloe said: "Hearing them have sex is wild and I'm traumatised.

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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

    The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of the issues with Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular OS in recent years.

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  • Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. With the search proving fruitless, speculation on the fate of the plane remains focused primarily on a possible mechanical or structural failure, a hijacking or terror plot, or rogue pilot action.

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  • Britain's Prince Charles builds Prince George playground

    Britain's Prince Charles had Prince William and Harry's old tree house refurbished for Prince George. The Prince of Wales made the grounds of his Highgrove home into a playground for his grandson, including a £18,000 hand crafted shepherd's hut, which has a bed, woodburner and French oak wooden floors installed amongst his "wildflower meadow" in Gloucestershire. The designer of the hut, Mr. Lee commented: "It is sited on the main drive to the house in a wildflower meadow and Prince George loves it.

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  • Julia Roberts' marriage on the rocks?

    Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.A source told US' OK! magazine: "Danny just doesn't feel like they

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  • Eight family members decapitated in north Mexico

    Eight people from the same family, including two minors, were kidnapped by masked gunmen and their decapitated bodies were found days later in northern Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found after a ninth member of the Martinez family escaped Sunday's abduction near Casa Quemada, in the state of Chihuahua, and alerted the authorities, prosecutors said. The disappearance triggered a massive military operation in the region and the bodies were found this week.

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  • Benji accepts blame for Dragons' woes

    St George Illawarra halfback Benji Marshall says he has been too reckless with the football and should accept a lion's share of the blame for his side's seven-game NRL losing streak. Marshall said the problem wasn't with their defensive attitude, instead attributing their downturn to an inability to build pressure. "I take a bit of that blame because my job is building pressure," Marshall said on NRL360 on Fox Sports.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family Releases a Heartbreaking Statement About Her Death

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's family has spoken out about her death for the first time. The Houston family has released a statement about Bobbi Kristina Brown's death on her late mother's Facebook page. "On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully.

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  • Egypt says 'new Suez Canal' ready for business

    Egypt said on Wednesday that the "new Suez Canal" was ready for navigation for all kinds of ships, as authorities geared up to launch the shipping route officially next month. Dubbed the Suez Canal Axis, the new 72-kilometre (45-mile) section built by the Egyptian army is aimed at speeding up traffic along the existing waterway by reducing the waiting period, as well as boosting revenues. "We declare that the new Suez Canal is safe for all kinds of vessels," Suez Canal Authority chief Mohab Mameesh told a news conference in the canal city of Ismailiya.

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  • BP warns on oil price after reporting $6.3B loss

    BP (London Stock Exchange: BP.-GB), one of the world's biggest oil companies, announced a second-quarter replacement cost loss of $6.3 billion Tuesday, and warned that low oil prices are here to stay. "In the past few weeks oil prices have fallen back in response to continued oversupply and market weakness and the recent agreements regarding Iran. The replacement cost measure takes into account changes in the price of oil and is used across the industry to report earnings.

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  • Dame Helen Mirren: 'I look 70!'

    Dame Helen Mirren insists she looks her age. Helen said: "I look 70 with a lot of makeup on and nice hair. Speaking to ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', Helen said: "To do a beauty campaign at my age is a bit sort of out of order really.

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  • Peters expelled, MPs walk out in protest

    NZ First MPs staged a protest walkout in parliament after their leader Winston Peters was expelled from the debating chamber by Speaker David Carter. The row started when Social Development Minister Anne Tolley apologised for giving a wrong answer last week to a question from NZ First's Darroch Ball. Mr Carter refused to uphold the complaint, and when Mr Peters wouldn't accept the ruling he was ordered out.

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  • Australian shares down across the board

    Australian shares are lower across all sectors amid dampened sentiment after the Chinese stock markets fell more than eight per cent to an eight-year low and commodity prices tumbled.At 1019, the All Ordinaries was down 38 points, despite breaking a

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  • Nothing to prevent tornado death

    Benedict Dacayan, 37, was killed on May 3, 2011, when a tornado struck an Albany shopping complex where he was working. The Fletcher Construction employee was found seriously injured 45 metres away from where the building had been and died from head and chest injuries. Coroner Katharine Greig said there was nothing on that day that could have been done differently to prevent Mr Dacayan's death and made no criticism of Fletcher Construction.

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  • One dead after logging truck loses control

    A man is dead after a fully laden logging truck lost control and collided with his ute near Rotorua. Both women are now in a stable condition in Rotorua Hospital, while the child is expected to be discharged after being assessed. The truck driver was taken to Rotorua Hospital with minor injuries but wasn't admitted, police say.

    NZ Newswire
  • Sweden says sub wreck a Tsarist Russian vessel

    Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago. "We are most likely talking about the Russian submarine the Som (Catfish) which sank after a collision with a Swedish vessel in 1916 during World War I and before the Russian revolution," the Swedish Armed Forces said. Speculation had been swirling about the origins of the vessel after Swedish divers announced Monday that a submarine had been found about 1.5 nautical miles off the coast of central Sweden.

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  • School hours change plan irks union

    The government is jumping the gun by proposing reforms to school hours without talking to the industry, the country's largest teachers' union says. The government on Wednesday announced it was mulling giving schools greater flexibility to set their opening hours and allowing principals to be in charge of more than one school. "We know the government is considering wide-sweeping changes to the legislation that include the way schools are funded as well as reforms around varying opening hours and principals running several schools," she said.

    NZ Newswire
  • US, Turkey join forces to drive Islamic State from Syria

    The US and Turkey have agreed to work together to drive Islamic State jihadists from northern Syria, senior US officials said, as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to press ahead with parallel strikes against Kurdish militants. The potentially game-changing accord with the US comes with ambassadors from all 28 NATO countries due to meet on Tuesday in Brussels -- at Turkey's request -- to discuss Ankara's campaign against IS and Kurdish militants. Turkey, meanwhile, fuelled the growing anger of its Kurdish minority by shelling a Kurdish-held village in northern Syria while its warplanes continued to pound Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.

    AFP