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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • US dentist killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

    A wealthy American dentist who used a bow and arrow to shoot Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion faced fierce criticism Tuesday amid allegations that it took 40 hours for the animal to die. The lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to the Hwange National Park, was lured outside the park's boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. "The offender is a gentleman who is an American called Walter James Palmer," Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, told reporters in the capital Harare.

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  • Car registration glitch grows: Labour

    A fault that saw thousands of car owners overcharged for their registration is significantly bigger than first thought and still growing, Labour says. In June, a fault in ACC's safety rating system revealed about 9000 drivers were owed refunds of up to $103 after several models of cars were given incorrect ratings. Originally it was expected the 18 models of car would be affected, but that has now risen to 23.

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  • Pearce to set 'unbreakable' NRL record

    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has given up trying to understand why Mitchell Pearce attracts such vitriolic criticism, as his star halfback closes in on an NRL record that may never be broken. Pearce will become the youngest player ever to record 200 first-grade games when he captains the Roosters against Canterbury in the opening game of round 21 at Allianz Stadium on Friday night. The NSW pivot made his NRL debut in 2007 aged 17.

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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. No one's expected to line up overnight for Windows 10, the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95. Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it's also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets.

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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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  • Tough times strike Saudi Arabia's millionaires

    Turmoil in the Middle East, an unimpressive international stock market debut and tumbling oil prices will hit the wealth of Saudi Arabia's richest in years to come, according to a new report from WealthInsight. Over the next five years, more Saudis will become U.S. dollar-millionaires, but the rate of increase will slow to 12.4 percent, less than half the steep 25 percent rate seen between 2010 and 2015, said the research firm. This means that by 2020, around 55,245 Saudis will be high-net-worth individuals, with over $1 million in net assets, excluding their primary residence.

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  • Rita Ora: I used to hate my boobs

    Rita Ora "hated [her] boobs" when she was younger.The 24-year-old singer - who famously loves to show off her cleavage in plunging necklines - has admitted she's now "proud of the skin" she's in, but insisted being comfortable with her body has come with

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  • Black Caps rout club side for second time

    Tom Latham struck a second-successive half century as New Zealand lodged another comfortable win in the buildup to their series against Zimbabwe. New Zealand beat South African club North West by 114 runs in a 35-over game at Potchefstroom to follow a 73-run victory at the same venue in a Twenty20 match the day before. Opener Latham followed his aggressive 60 in the shorter game with a more composed 51 off 56 balls before he was retired for a second time as New Zealand went on to be dismissed for 267 in the final over.

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  • 'Facekinis' a hit for China white skin lovers

    Ever more Chinese women are embracing the "facekini" to protect them from the sun and the threat of a tan on a trip to the beach. Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun. The mask was developed more than 10 years ago, with Chinese media attributing its invention to Zhang Shifan, who runs a swimwear store in Qingdao.

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  • Blake Shelton puts Miranda Lambert's belongings outside

    Blake Shelton has allegedly dumped all of Miranda Lambert's belongings outside his Oklahoma ranch. A source told gossip website TMZ.com he also ordered them to pack it up and take it away in a U-haul if Miranda doesn't collect it. The blonde beauty is planning to move to Nashville following their sudden split, and Blake is set to continue living at the ranch.

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  • Britain's Prince George thinks he's three not two

    Britain's Prince George thinks he is three-years-old. The two-year-old son of Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the later cancelled American Cup World Series with his parents on Sunday (26.07.15) in Portsmouth, England, where he told the son of Head Coach, Rob Wilson, Freddie Wilson that he was a year older than he actually is. To which Catherine added: "George says that.

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  • Tombstone of SS officer stolen from Normandy cemetery

    The gravestone of a formidable Nazi SS tank commander has been stolen from a German cemetery in the small Normandy town of La Cambe, municipal sources said Tuesday. A German national from the area who preferred to remain anonymous identified the SS officer whose tombstone was stolen "a few days ago" as tank commander Michael Wittmann.

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  • Ex-prison guard held in drug ring swoop

    A former guard at Mt Eden prison under investigation over his role in a gang-affiliated drug ring was fired just weeks ago. Three inmates at the troubled Auckland jail were among 10 people arrested during a large-scale police operation at Head Hunters' properties across the North Island on Tuesday and have been charged with drug, weapons and money laundering offences. The three inmates reportedly used mobile phones to help co-ordinate an alleged drug syndicate, which was the subject of 34 separate police raids at properties across greater Auckland, Ruakaka, Huntly and Tauranga.

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  • Mortgage rates plummet to 60 year low

    Mortgage rates have reached their lowest point in 60 years, following the Reserve Bank's move to cut the OCR to 3%. The drop mainly applies to fixed mortgage rates. Dr Matthews said existing borrowers already locked into fixed rates will need to weigh up costs associated with getting out of that and onto the lowered rate.

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  • Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput's Wedding Details: From Invites And Outfits To Menu And Ceremonies

    Shahid Kapoor is the boy next door of the entertainment industry. The 'Kaminey’ actor has finally decided that it is time for him to settle down, as he recently got engaged to Delhi-based college student, Mira Rajput. So, here we come with everything you need to know about Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming wedding, from guests to outfits, from menu to venue.

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  • Westland Milk cuts farmgate payout further

    New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative Westland Milk Products has cut its forecast milk payout to farmers for this season and next as global dairy prices remain weak. The Hokitika-based company has trimmed 10 cents off its payout for the current season and will slash next season's by $1. It will pay $4.80 to $4.90 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2014/15 season, with the final payout to be determined at the September board meeting, it said.

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