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  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to communicate with his henchmen via the aged-old method of "pizzini", bits of paper containing messages often written in cipher, police said.

    AFP
  • Shot man wanted over three robberies

    David Cerven, a 21-year-old on a working holiday visa, was killed by officers who approached him in Myers Park, central Auckland, about 7.45pm on Sunday. Superintendent Richard Chambers told media on Monday officers talked to Mr Cerven from a distance and retreated after realising he may have been armed. "That will be part of a very thorough scene examination this morning," Supt Chambers said.

    NZ Newswire
  • Taylor matches Astle century record for NZ

    Disappointment at a loss to Zimbabwe dominated Ross Taylor's thinking after he matched Nathan Astle's record for New Zealand centuries in all forms of cricket.Taylor scored an unbeaten 112 in the seven-wicket upset loss at Harare Sports Club, lifting

    NZ Newswire
  • Dr. Dre ready with 'final' album after 16 years

    Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre -- who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple -- said the album would come out on August 7, a week before the biopic "Straight Outta Compton" opens in US cinemas. The album will feature collaborations with his protege Eminem, former N.W.A. bandmate Ice Cube and fellow Los Angeles-area rap giants Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, according to the pre-order information on Apple's iTunes.

    AFP
  • Charlize Theron Has Adopted A Second Child

    Charlize Theron has adopted a second child. Considering that’s the month that Theron will formally adopt her, that’s pretty fitting, right? Speaking to marie claire in May, Theron revealed that she values her family above all other elements of her life.

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  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. Nearly all of those changes have been incorporated into the design of submarines that are now in the beginning stages of construction, Blomstedt said.

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  • Drunken kick sparked fatal brawl

    An 18-year-old says he was "just being an egg" when he kicked a man in the head, sparking an Auckland street brawl that left Connor Morris dead. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago from head injuries during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial at the High Court in Auckland accused of murdering the 26-year-old by plunging a long-handled sickle point into his skull, killing him almost instantly.

    NZ Newswire
  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

    Bang Showbiz
  • All Blacks consider two Cup halfbacks only

    The All Blacks are seriously considering taking only two halfbacks to the Rugby World Cup. Coach Steve Hansen admits the option of versatile back Colin Slade covering the specialist position is being debated by the selectors as they try to shoehorn a host of backline options into their 31-man squad for the tournament beginning in September. Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara are both certainties, with Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Andy Ellis the other halfback candidates.

    NZ Newswire
  • WATCH: Two of the most unusual baby animal friends you'll ever see

    WATCH HERE: Baby skunk and fox meet for the first timeMeet the two newest additions to the Amazing Animal Ambassadors organisation, Milo and Flower.The US organisation is involved in animal rescue and education and recently brought these two playmates

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  • Alexander Skarsgard's Tarzan will 'reverse' story

    Alexander Skarsgard's 'Tarzan' will be a "reverse" of the story. The 38-year-old actor plays the lead role in the new movie about the boy raised in the African jungles by great apes but he revealed that when audiences first meet Tarzan in the film, he will be integrated into society. Alexander's last attempt at a blockbuster did not go so well, with 2012's critical and commercial flop 'Battleship', but he insisted he doesn't regret it and is excited about 'Tarzan'.

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  • WATCH: Tough guys react to tiny kittens

    WATCH HERE: Giant men meet tiny kittensFour burly blokes were recently invited to play with some teeny kittens at the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles.The volunteer organisation is dedicated to the socialisation of feral kittens

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  • Auckland housing market `blistering hot'

    The latest property valuation figures show the Auckland market is "blistering hot and racing away", Labour says. Housing spokesman Phil Twyford says on current rates of growth the average Auckland house price will hit $1 million in less than a year. It's further evidence of a housing crisis out of control," he said on Tuesday.

    NZ Newswire
  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

    MarketWatch
  • Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia

    Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. Authorities in India say more than 120 people have died across the country in recent days, while more than a million have been displaced by rains worsened by a cyclone that barrelled through the Bay of Bengal last week. On Monday rescuers resumed their search for villagers after downpours caused a landslide in India's remote northeastern state of Manipur, where an official said four bodies have so far been recovered from a hamlet buried by a collapsed hill.

    AFP
  • Road tripping Italy’s quiet coast

    Home to the postcard perfect pastel villages colouring the Amalfi coast, the handful of beautiful towns clinging to the Cinque Terre cliffs or the island playground of the wealthy, Capri, Italy’s west coast never goes out of fashion. Renting an apartment in the tiny fishing village of Atrani (10 minutes from Amalfi), we woke to the sound of church bells, roosters crowing and locals greeting each other in the street below. Bari is a good place to start your stay.

    Total Travel
  • Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

    Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press amid media reports that a new plane part was found. Malaysian government officials will ask territories near Reunion to alert them if they find any debris that could be from a plane, a transport ministry official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

    Associated Press
  • The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing: The Swoop

    Born out of TACFIT training – short for tactical fitness – the swoop was created by high-level special forces units to deliver quick-fire fitness gains and explosive power throughout your torso. This move hones something exercise scientists and military PTs call the "rotational plane" – think throwing a punch or swinging a tennis racquet – which also results in faster six-pack development.

    Men's Health
  • Fire destroys winery, 4,000 gallons of wine at historic farm

    Fire investigators on Monday sifted through the rubble of a farm winery after a massive blaze destroyed it and 4,000 gallons of wine. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the investigation into the cause of the fire was in the preliminary stages and could take several days to complete.

    Associated Press