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A crowd of people have united to lift a double decker bus to save a trapped unicyclist during rush hour in central London.

  • Demi Lovato reveals mental illness struggles

    Demi Lovato thinks it's "okay to have a mental illness". The 22-year-old singer has been dealing with bipolar disorder for several years and has, therefore, launched her own campaign aimed at tackling the negative stigma against mental illness.

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  • Oil price: Why further falls may be on the way

    Those hoping for a bit of oil price stability after the past few months' volatility may be disappointed. Next week's Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting is widely expected to be another case of the cartel sitting on its hands, and maintaining levels of oil production despite historically low oil prices. After the last meeting in January, crude prices (WTI crude) fell to a six-year low of less than $45 a barrel, then recovered to around $65 a barrel, as the growth in U.S. supply - the main reason why OPEC has been so stubborn about cutting output -- slowed in response to lower prices.

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  • Nicki Minaj demands orgasms

    Meek, 28, recently denied rumours he and Nicki are engaged despite presenting her with a 15-carat heart-shaped white and yellow diamond ring last month, but the brunette beauty hopes to settle down in the next few years.

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  • Couple spend $50,000 on birthday party for three-year-old

    Forget jelly and ice cream - a family have forked out $50,000 on a birthday party for their three year old. Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen, from Perth, Australia, invited 220 people to help celebrate their daughter Lauren's third birthday last weekend - with the same price tag as a fancy wedding. The couple splashed out thousands of pounds on Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters, a magician, a photobooth, face painting, a balloon artist and a popcorn and fairy floss station to entertain the 50 children invited.

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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

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  • Prince William: I'll consult the 'missus' over Prince George

    Britain's Prince William will consult his "missus" before deciding when Prince George attends his first soccer match. The 32-year-old prince is preparing to watch his chosen club, Aston Villa, take on Arsenal at Wembley in this weekend's FA Cup Final, but has admitted he'll need permission from the Duchess of Cambridge before he takes his 22-month-old son to a game. Asked when the young royal will attend a match, Prince William said: "I don't know, I'll have to pass that by the missus, see how I can get away with it!

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  • Scrap dealer loses battle over stolen cars

    Six years after he was first charged, a disgraced Auckland doctor-turned scrap metal dealer has failed in the country's highest court to get convictions for receiving stolen cars overturned. The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal of Rhys Cullen, who had been fighting the 15 convictions saying he never knew the cars were stolen. Cullen, who once made headlines as the Papakura GP struck off for prescribing large amounts of cold medicine used to make P, was the sole director of scrap yard Tamaki Metals.

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  • Latham and Ronchi lead New Zealand recovery

    Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi lifted a New Zealand side bristling with attacking intent to 297 for eight at the close on a rain-disrupted first day of the second test against England at Headingley on Friday. Latham made 84 and Ronchi a sublime 88 on his debut, the pair sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 120 to help their side recover from a dire start after losing the toss. England's James Anderson had Martin Guptill caught at slip by Ian Bell for nought in the third over to claim his 400th test wicket.

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  • Bobby Brown will 'never' take Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobby Brown has denied rumours that he's going to take Bobbi Kristina Brown off of life support. The 46-year-old musician has been rumoured to be removing his 22-year-old daughter - who he fathered with his late ex-wife Whitney Houston - from the machine, four months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in Georgia on 31 January. A source close to the Brown family said: "It's background noise.

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  • Want to travel at the speed of sound? It's happening

    Hyperloop, the transportation brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk which plans to take you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, could be be free to use, according to the CEO of the project. Comparing the business model to that of video games, which have increasingly moved to in-game add-on purchases, Dirk Ahlborn told a question and answer session with CNBC at the Pioneers Festival tech show in Vienna that Hyperloop could follow the same model. Ahlborn said he is looking at other ways for the project to make money but did not outline specific plans.

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  • NZ dollar little changed vs. greenback after Fonterra forecast; gain vs. AUD on weak capex

    The New Zealand dollar was little changed against the greenback after Fonterra Cooperative Group's forecast 2016 payout largely met expectations, and gained against the Australian dollar after Australian capital expenditure disappointed investors. Fonterra trimmed its forecast payout to farmers this season by 10 cents to $4.40 per kilogram of milk solids, and expects to pay $5.25 next season, largely in line with economist forecasts. "We were picking something between $5 and $5.25 and that's exactly what happened," said Tim Kelleher, head of institutional FX sales NZ at ASB Institutional in Auckland.

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  • Bride and prejudice: rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

    It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. Against a backdrop of prejudice and violence, inter-ethnic marriages between Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority who speak a Turkic language, and China's ethnic majority Han are extremely rare. Uighurs in their home region of Xinjiang have long chafed under Beijing's yoke and say they face restrictions on religion, language and culture, with some yearning for independence.

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  • Lena Dunham: Everyone on Girls has seen my vagina

    Lena Dunham's vagina has been seen by "everyone" who works on 'Girls'. The 29-year-old creator, writer and star of the HBO series has revealed she's scrapped wearing nude patches while filming sex scenes for her hit TV show, meaning her private parts have been exposed to those people who work on the set. Lena said wearing the patch was uncomfortable and so she decided to film her sex scenes without one.

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  • Curtain closes on Campbell Live

    The curtain has closed on Campbell Live after more than a decade on air. Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts each planted "a sloppy kiss" on behalf of the public on John Campbell ahead of the final show on Friday. Mike McRoberts described him as an "extraordinary" man.

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  • Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last

    When the evening prayer was over, the man, whose head was shrouded in black, delivered a speech to the faithful, hailing the Islamic State's capture of the capital of Anbar Province -- its greatest victory over Iraqi forces in almost a year. Ali Attiya al-Jubouri, widely known as "the blind judge", is one of Islamic State's most senior figures and his presence in the mosque signalled the group's dominance over the city, which it seized on May 17 from hapless government forces. "By the blessing of God, we now have an open road between Ramadi and Raqqa," he said, referring to the ultra hardline group's de-facto capital in neighbouring Syria.

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  • Carter fires Crusaders to win

    All Blacks pivot Dan Carter's return to five-eighth fired the Crusaders to a 35-18 win over Super Rugby leaders the Hurricanes in Nelson. Both teams struggled to win their own lineouts in the opening half-hour, but the Crusaders proved more punishing.

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  • Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese cracked after a century

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman Regis Nyffeler, adding that bits of hay fell into it and then eventually caused the holes.

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  • Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

    A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended. Zakia Medkour, 43, was also ordered to pay 200,000 euros ($217,000) in damages to her ex-boyfriend Maxime Gaget, 37, for crimes which the prosecution said went "beyond violence" with a "female torturer and a male victim". The pair met in 2007 on the Internet and seven months later moved into a Parisian studio where Medkour lived with her two children.

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  • Indian police seize pigeon over spying fears

    Indian police said Friday they have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. "We sent the bird to a polyclinic where X-ray scans were done to see if there is any spy camera, transmitter or hidden chip," senior police superintendent Rakesh Kaushal told AFP by telephone.

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  • How much could Russia lose from FIFA scandal?

    Russia has reacted with characteristic fury over speculation that the corruption investigation into FIFA could cost it the right to host the World Cup in 2018. Russia's winning bid to host the World Cup in 2018 is looking increasingly shaky following the widespread charges of endemic corruption against top officials and executives within FIFA, including fraud, bribery and money laundering. High-ranking international soccer officials were arrested early Wednesday as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption at the sport's governing body.

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