• Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

    Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano. The specter of heavy rain only added to the anxiety of thousands of people whose lives were turned upside down when Calbuco burst into life twice in as many days last week, having been dormant for more than 50 years. More than 6,500 people living nearby were told to evacuate after Calbuco erupted on Wednesday and Thursday, belching out a massive column of ash and lava, and triggering a spectacular showcase of Mother Nature's formidable powers.

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  • Kris Jenner blackmailed over nude tape

    Kris Jenner is being blackmailed over a nude video. In scenes filmed for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', Kris was told by her personal assistant: "So I just got word from our PI and I don't want you to freak out but whoever it is might have a video of you from your closet camera, they said were you naked. The shocked Kardashian matriarch's assistant then informed her the hacker wanted a financial incentive to stop them from releasing the embarrassing video to the world.

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  • Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia. Pacquiao, a national hero in the Philippines, added his voice to a chorus of global opposition led by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the executions of a group of eight foreign drug convicts, including compatriot Mary Jane Veloso. The eight-division world champion, who will face unbeaten American Mayweather in the richest fight in boxing history in Las Vegas on Saturday, appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare Veloso from the firing squad.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • New Zealand connections to Nepal quake

    NEPAL'S 7.8 EARTHQUAKE - WHAT WE KNOW SO FARLIVES LOST: More than 1800 dead in Nepal and surrounding countries.NEW ZEALANDERS IN NEPAL: NZ officials confirm 100 Kiwis are safe but say communication disruptions are hampering efforts to reach others.HUMANITARIAN

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  • Nick Jonas: Girlfriend Olivia Culpo Makes My Life 'Easier'

    Nick Jonas speaks candidly about his girlfriend Olivia Culpo. The Jealous singer has been dating the brunette beauty for two years and loves having Olivia accompany him on the "wild ride". The 22-year-old singer previously admitted marrying Olivia would be "ideal".

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  • Key hopes for little ponytail-gate fallout

    There was no power imbalance in the ponytail incident, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key has been under fire after it was revealed he had pulled Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey's ponytail on several occasions at the cafe where she worked, despite being asked several times to stop. Green Party co-Leader Metiria Turei says he should have know better and stopped when asked to.

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  • Lena Dunham: Rape left me 'powerless'

    Lena Dunham felt "powerless" after she had been raped. The Girls star has admitted she felt as though her "value" had been determined by another person, following the serious sexual assault. The 28-year-old star is now using her terrible experience to help other victims of sexual assault and to help give a voice to those who have survived.

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

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  • Beckhams 'proud' of Romeo's marathon run

    Victoria and David Beckham are "so proud" of their son for running the London Marathon. The 41-year-old fashion designer and the 39-year-old soccer star came out to support Romeo, 12, as he took part in the children's race, earning £6000 for charity. The couple's other sons, Brooklyn, 16 and 10-year-old Cruz, were also there to support their brother, with the whole family dressing in custom-made 'Team Romeo' t-shirts.

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  • Scientists convinced of quake, drill link

    Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another. Until now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. A series of government and academic studies over the past few years - including at least two reports released last week alone - has added to the body of evidence implicating the US drilling boom over the past decade or so.

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  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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  • Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

    Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday. French customs shared "specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British coastguards to board a tug 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Scotland carrying a very large quantity of cocaine, more than two tons" on Thursday, it said in a statement. The drugs were found when the HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant intercepted the Hamal, a 35-metre tugboat registered in the Marshall Islands and owned by a Ukrainian company.

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  • After crisis warnings, Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

    Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. The policy shift, by Labour leader Ed Miliband, was designed to blunt what has become Cameron's main attack line before the May 7 election, a contest that is shaping up to be the country's closest and most unpredictable since the 1970s. The stakes are unusually high: Cameron is promising a European Union membership referendum which could see the world's fifth largest economy leave the trading bloc, while Scottish nationalists are pushing for a deal with Labour which opponents fear could pave the way for another independence referendum.

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  • Ko downs Pressel in playoff for LPGA Swinging Skirts crown

    World number one Lydia Ko birdied the second playoff hole to beat Morgan Pressel and win a second straight Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic crown. Ko, the New Zealand sensation who turned 18 on Friday, earned her first victory as a professional at this event last year. "This week I hit the ball really well," Ko said.

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  • Destination divorces are now a thing

    Photo: .Taking a three-day resort getaway with your husband, complete with spa treatments, champagne, and picturesque walks through the grounds sounds like the perfect way to turn up the romance—or, you know, the perfect way to get divorced. Here's how it goes down: You check in on a Friday to your own separate rooms, and throughout the weekend, a team of skilled mediators, therapists, and other professionals deemed necessary for your divorce guide you through every part of your separation, from who's keeping the house to what needs to be signed and where. If that seems a little too celebratory for such a grim event, that's the point, says CEO Jim Halfens.

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  • Blake Lively: Motherhood is like living with a drug addict

    Blake Lively thinks having a baby is "like living with a drug addict". The 27-year-old beauty, who married actor Ryan Reynolds in 2012 and gave birth to their first child, James, in December 2014, has revealed living with a newborn child has posed some unusual challenges. What's more, Blake said having children is "addictive" and she is already looking forward to having more.

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  • Hilarious encounters losing our hitchhiking virginity

    When we asked the driver if hitchhiking was a thing on Cook Islands, as we had been told, he replied, “Uhhhh. The passenger handed us a plate of what looked like large balls of fried dough and asked, “Hungry?” Lindsay flat out refused.

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  • Bobby Brown files for guardianship over daughter's estate?

    Bobby Brown has reportedly filed for guardianship over Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate. The 46-year-old singer is believed to have submitted documents to request he controls the estate left to his 22-year-old daughter when her mother Whitney Houston passed away in 2012, 11Alive reports. Bobbi is currently being treated in a medical rehabilitation centre after being found unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31.

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