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Mick Fanning spots shark during first surf after attack

The Australian surfer was forced to flee from the water during his first surf following his horrifying close encounter with a Great White shark.

  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • 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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  • Plane debris found on Indian Ocean island points to MH370 breakthrough

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. Malaysian investigators are expected in Reunion on Friday and the object, identified by aviation experts as part of a wing, would then be sent to a French military laboratory near Toulouse for checks, French police sources said. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner 'hates losing out' to ex-wife Kris

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - is reportedly upset the first episode of her E! series 'I Am Cait' didn't receive as high ratings as 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'. A source said: "Caitlyn is unhappy with the numbers, and hates losing to Kris Jenner, and the rest of the Kardashian family. The insider added: "Caitlyn isn't happy with how E! has been promoting the show, relying on clips from 'I Am Cait'.

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  • 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

    As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe. "What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe. The government has still given no formal response, and on Thursday the papers that chose to run the latest twist in the Cecil saga tucked it away on inside pages.

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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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  • Joseph Parker adds weight for Tupou fight

    Exciting New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has added some bulk for his title fight against Bowie Tupou but the Australian will well and truly trump him for size. Unbeaten Parker chases the 15th win of his professional career on Saturday while Tongan-born Sydneysider Tupou seeks to improve a 10-year record which reads 25 wins from 28 fights. Tupou, 32, is nine years older than the quick-moving Kiwi and at 1.89m is fractionally shorter.

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  • Kimberly Stewart's intimate tattoo regret

    The socialite - and the daughter of Rod Stewart - has admitted she wishes she hadn't got an inking near her "vajayjay" when she was younger. Speaking of getting body art at a young age, she said: "All my other friends were getting tattoos and I don't really know why that was the tattoo I decided to get but, for some reason, that's what I got.

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  • Richest Kiwi earnt $5m a day last year

    The minimum wage may be $14.75 an hour, but the richest New Zealander Graeme Hart took home $63 a second last year - even when he was asleep.Mr Hart has once again topped the National Business Review's rich list released on Thursday, with his estimated

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  • Ex-NBA center now working at ... Starbucks?

    Life has taken a very surprising turn for former NBA player Vin Baker. The Providence Journal reported the four-time NBA all star is training to manage a Starbucks (SBUX) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Schultz is the former owner of the team, which is now the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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  • Simon Cowell: Son will bark before he talks

    Simon Cowell thinks his son's first word will be a bark. The 55-year-old music mogul is afraid his 18-month-old tot Eric will be unable to speak properly as he gets older because he spends all of his time with their beloved Yorkshire Terrier pooches, Squiddly and Diddly. As well as the impact of his dogs, he continued to explain Eric may end up with a transatlantic drawl because of the variety of accents he is surrounded with at home, including his American mother Lauren Silverman and their several Filipino house-workers.

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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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  • 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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  • Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol directed towards them is misplaced. "Animal lovers tend to forget the benefit that can be derived by properly managing a resource," said Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ).

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  • Britain's Prince Andrew reunited with ex-wife Fergie for fashion

    Britain's Prince Andrew was reunited with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson for a fashion charity event. The Duke of York held a function on Monday (27.07.15) for his charity Key to Freedom, which supports the Women's Interlink Foundation in Kolkata, West Bengal - a charity that helps sufferers of domestic violence and human trafficking learn a trade. The Duke called his ex-wife to tell her about the charity and afterwards she said it was about "seizing the moment and family unity".

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  • Speaker's `shut up' remark upsets NZ First

    NZ First is considering laying a formal complaint against parliament's Speaker, David Carter, claiming he insulted party leader Winston Peters. The party's deputy leader, Ron Mark, says Mr Carter muttered "Ahh, shut up Winston" during question time on Wednesday. It wasn't heard at the time, but Mr Mark says it's "as clear as a bell" on the official video recording of question time.

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  • Clues in the ruins where Britain's empire was born

    Archaeologists have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown. It took years for scientists to identify the poorly preserved bones belonging to an Anglican priest and three military officials. The 1608 church was the location of tobacco grower John Rolfe's marriage to Pocahontas, a daughter of the local indigenous chief who was made famous by a Disney epic.

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  • Clarkson and 'Top Gear' presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

    Britain's former BBC "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show for the online retailer's subscription service alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson had generated both controversy and profits for Britain's publicly-funded broadcaster. With "Top Gear" aired in more than 200 countries and watched by 350 million viewers worldwide, his dismissal made headlines around the world.

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  • Large rock may have part in fatal crash

    Police say the driver of an eastbound Holden Commodore sedan may not have seen the boulder, causing him to strike it and career off into the path of a westbound Peugeot. The female passenger of the other car was taken to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries while the other driver suffered minor injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash but alcohol has been ruled out at a factor, Inspector Freda Grace says.

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