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  • Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has taken legal action against British tax officials after facing a demand for payment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.57 billion) in relation to a family trust. "He (Ecclestone) merely wants HMRC to act in accordance with its obligations and the law," it added. The BBC reported that the judge had ruled however that Ecclestone's application should be stayed while his lawyers persued alternative proceedings in the Commercial Court.

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  • Kerry Katona's children in 'traumatic' car crash

    Kerry Katona's children were involved in a "traumatic" car crash. The nanny and kids were checked over in A&E when they eventually arrived at hospital for Heidi's appointment, and no one was injured, however Kerry - who is currently married to her third husband George Kay - has been left "distraught" by the event, and thinks her life is "cursed. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source added: "Kerry is distraught and feels cursed.

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  • Boy George: Harry Styles is 'sexually ambiguous'

    Boy George thinks Harry Styles is "sexually ambiguous". The 53-year-old Culture Club frontman - who is famed for his make-up and openness about his sexuality - has compared the 21-year-old One Direction member to David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Mick Jagger, in terms of their "ambiguous" sexuality. George said: "I love the Seventies, with Bowie and Mick Jagger and Marc Bolan, who were all gloriously ambiguous about their sexuality.

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  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. "That is more dead than the entire count of homicides we worked in the entirety of 2014.

    AFP
  • Princess Charlotte has been giving Prince William 'sleepless nights'

    Prince William has been getting "sleepless nights" thanks to Princess Charlotte. The England Lionesses captain Steph Houghton told Us Weekly: "He said George is very lively, and Princess Charlotte has been keeping him up all night, giving him a few sleepless nights. The football captain also went on to reveal that the Duke of Cambridge is "really enjoying" being a father to one-year-old Prince George, as well as Princess Charlotte.

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  • House presses Senate to pass domestic surveillance changes

    The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American phone records while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire June 1. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California appealed for Senate consideration of the USA Freedom Act, which their chamber passed 338-88 last week.

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  • Pamela Anderson wants to date multiple men

    Pamela Anderson intends to date multiple men. The 47-year-old model recently divorced husband Rick Salomon for the second time, and opened up about how she wants her love life to be now she is single again. While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Thursday (21.05.15), she laughed at the idea of seeing "someone new," to which Ellen said, "Don't make a face like that.

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  • New Zealand make toothless England toil

    Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Replying to England's 389, the pair shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 155 to give the touring side the ascendancy in the match. Williamson was 92 not out at the close with Taylor on 47 and New Zealand will look to build a big lead on Saturday to put pressure on the hosts in their second innings.

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  • Princess Beatrice on holiday in the Bahamas with her boyfriend

    Princess Beatrice is in the Caribbean on her 15th holiday in less than seven months. The 26-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew has been spotted soaking up the sun in Great Guana Cay - part of the Bahamas - with her boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice has enjoyed a string of holidays since giving up her £20,000-a-year internship at Sony last year, following cyber attacks, and began her travels with a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • Princess Mary and Prince Frederik visit Germany

    Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have been visiting Germany. The royal couple - who celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary last week - looked very loved up as they were pictured sharing a laugh together as they attended an event promoting 'Danish Living' in Hamburg - which aims to strengthen German and Danish trade relations - and were also seen whispering from their seats in the front row. The food event was held at the Silent Fusion Kitschen at the Hotel Scandic Emporio on Tuesday (19.05.15), and 43-year-old Princess Mary proved her skills in the kitchen by participating in a cooking demonstration on stage in front of the crowd, assisted by chef Thorsten Schmidt, while Prince Frederik, 46, cheered her on from the audience.

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  • Kim Kardashian West praises Kendall and Kylie Jenner

    Asked if she has concerns about the 19-year-old model and the 17-year-old aspiring singer because they grew up in the spotlight, the 34-year-old star, who has 23-month-old daughter North with husband Kanye West, said: "I think that is just their reality and I have to think about that in a different way now that I have my daughter because she was born into it also and not by choice. "I think that having so many sisters that grew up differently than Kendall and Kylie, and always [being] there to talk about things, they know when things aren't normal. Kim also claims that Kylie is still in school despite rumours she quit last year to focus on building her own empire.

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  • Indian mother places advert in paper seeking 'groom' for her son

    An Indian mother has placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian “groom” for her son. It’s considered India’s first advertisement for a partner for a same-sex marriage. Gay marriage is illegal in India and ‘canal intercourse’ could be punishable with anything up to a life sentence.

    Yahoo and Agencies
  • The gross truth about germs and airplanes

    Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.In some cases, the runny nose, headache,

    Total Travel
  • 'Top 10' new species includes cartwheeling spider, 'chicken from hell'

    The 10 are "a reminder of the wonders awaiting us," said Quentin Wheeler, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which issues the list. The feathered dinosaur whose partial skeletons were unearthed in the Dakotas was a contemporary of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

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  • Female Cricket Players Get Much-Needed Pay Rise

    Top Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry photographed for our #wearethe51 April issue special. Cricket Australia has announced that our top women players are set to get a pay rise. It’s a move in the right direction, according to Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland but “we are still working towards the day when Australia's female cricketers will be able to earn a full-time, professional living from cricket.

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  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

    NZ Newswire
  • China's richest man loses $15 billion

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, Li Hejun may have set a new record. Li, who was China's richest man until this week, saw his fortune drop by as much as $15 billion in a half-hour as the stock in his company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, fell by nearly half. Trading in the shares was halted Wednesday and Li didn't attend the company's annual meeting.

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  • Campbell thanks viewers for watching

    John Campbell will be leaving his eponymous current affairs show - but it's not over yet. TV3 will be saying goodbye to the 10-year-old programme and launch a new current affairs show in its stead, with a new name and two new presenters, MediaWorks told staff on Thursday. Campbell, who's been at the network since 1991, had been offered a three-year contract, with a co-hosting position on the new show for the first year, but turned it down.

    NZ Newswire
  • China jails 'Fast & Furious' Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

    Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said. According to reports a woman passenger in Tang Weitian's green Lamborghini was left with a broken spine in the accident. The other driver Yu Muchun, 20, drove a red Ferrari.

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  • Man protests overbooked flight by stripping naked

    A man made a naked protest at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the flight he wanted to take to Jamaica was overbooked. Witness Sherry Ketchie said the unnamed man still had his clothes on while he was yelling at a gate agent when he discovered was not getting on the US Airways flight.

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