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More plane wreckage found washed up

Fresh clues in MH370 search

A plane door has reportedly washed up at Reunion Island where part of a wing was found last week.

  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

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    Stamping her heels to the brisk strumming of a guitar, Merche Esmeralda, 68, twirls her black shawl in the sunshine as the Madrid traffic streams by a roundabout behind her. At an age when most top ballet and contemporary dancers would long ago have hung up their pumps, this flamenco star still shines -- and now a generation of new artists is rising to follow. "This is a great time for flamenco.

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  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

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  • Why Samsung's slashing Galaxy prices

    Samsung (: 593'A-KR) has announced plans to slash prices on its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, indicating an effort to boost lagging smartphone sales. The tech giant reported second-quarter earnings on Wednesday and announced its "plans to firmly maintain its sale of premium smartphones by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and launching a new model with a larger screen." Samsung didn't announce specific prices, however. The price-cutting move comes amid falling profits and a declining share of the smartphone market for Samsung.

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  • New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more metallic debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since a Boeing 777 wing part was found last Wednesday, sparking fevered speculation that it may be the first tangible evidence that the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said civil aviation authorities were reaching out to their counterparts in other Indian Ocean territories to be on the lookout for further debris.

    AFP
  • Charlize Theron adopts second child

    Charlize Theron has reportedly adopted a second child. The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' star took custody of the tot last month following a six-month adoption process, specifically requesting a girl after adopting her son Jackson from South Africa in 2012. Charlize - who will celebrate her 40th birthday this week - currently lives in Los Angeles with her three-year-old son.

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  • Salma Hayek: It's 'exciting' posing nude

    Salma Hayek finds it "exciting" posing nude.The 48-year-old actress recently stripped off for Allure magazine and has admitted she found it liberating because of her age.She said: "It's important to be free ... and at my age it's exciting to still be

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  • Govt `sabotaging' rural areas: Peters

    Winston Peters has accused the government of sabotaging rural New Zealand and says the "dairy farmer disaster" is already happening. "The dairy farmer disaster is happening in an environment of deliberate false optimism masking the real facts," he said. Mr Peters, who took the Northland seat from National in the March by-election, said the country's primary production regions were being neglected.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobby Brown's wife rushed to hospital

    Bobby Brown's wife was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. The RnB singer's spouse, Alicia Etheridge reportedly became unwell in a hotel room on Saturday evening (01.08.15) following the funeral of Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A source told TMZ when Alicia arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Bobby was by her side the whole time and she was able to walk through with little help.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger fights Sylvester Stallone at birthday bash

    Arnold Schwarzenegger threw a star-studded 68th birthday party yesterday (31.07.15). The Terminator actor celebrated hitting the milestone by gathering his friends and family together for the bash and even had a punching competition with his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone who claimed the former bodybuilder is "getting stronger" as he ages. At Arnold's birthday party getting punched out.

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  • Man who called dollar rally sees catastrophe ahead

    Back in November 2014, Pal, who is currently the publisher of the Global Macro Investor newsletter and the founder of Real Vision TV, said the U.S. dollar index (Intercontinental Exchange US: @DX.1) was poised to make a move the likes of which hadn't been seen in "many, many years." Now, after the dollar index surged 10 percent, Pal is out with a new prediction, and it could spell trouble for global equities.

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  • Osborne called into All Blacks squad, Kerr-Barlow returns

    Uncapped winger Patrick Osborne has been called into the extended All Blacks squad for next weekend's Rugby Championship decider against Australia in Sydney and the second test against the Wallabies in Auckland the following week. Scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow also comes back in place of the experienced Andy Ellis and will be desperate to get back into test rugby after missing the Super Rugby season because of a knee injury. Centre Ma'a Nonu was included in the squad despite a shoulder injury suffered in last week's victory over the Springboks that could yet rule him out of Saturday's match at Sydney's Olympic Stadium.

    Reuters
  • Auckland property listing prices fall

    Asking prices for properties in Auckland dropped slightly in July but it's likely to be temporary, realestate.co.nz says. The property listing website says asking prices nationwide stabilised in July, with an increase of only 0.1 per cent recorded. Asking prices in Auckland, Canterbury, Wellington and Hawke's Bay have all fallen marginally, with Waikato the only major population centre to show an increase.

    NZ Newswire
  • Air India plane forced to turn back after 'rat sighting'

    An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin. "(The Dreamliner flight) AI 123... returned to Delhi due to (a) suspected rat sighting," an airline official told AFP on condition of anonymity on Friday. An Air India domestic flight was reportedly grounded in May in the northern town of Leh after crew spotted rats scurrying around the plane.

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  • Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar. Bronkhurst's client, US dentist Walter Palmer, has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger after he used a bow and arrow to shoot Cecil, a popular draw for tourists at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Bronkhorst also revealed that Palmer, who paid $55,000 for the hunt, had posed for a photograph next to Cecil's body as is normal for trophy hunters.

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  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

    Frustrated with years of legal wrangling, a Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to decide whether to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which lies rotting in a Virginia shipyard. The 104-foot Sequoia, built in 1925, is the longest-serving presidential yacht in American history.

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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. Zuckerberg, 31, also said the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years.

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  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

    Reuters
  • ‘Despot’ Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ Litvinenko murder, inquiry hears

    The British inquiry into the killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has heard claims that Vladimir Putin personally ordered his murder. “We say that it is certain that the Russian state ordered this murder and we say that you can be sure that that can not have happened without President Putin’s approval,” Ben Emmerson said, going further than had British police during previous evidence. “Putin stands accused of #Litvinenko’s murder, not on the basis of inference… but on solid and direct evidence” inquiry is told.— Deborah Haynes (@haynesdeborah) 31 Juillet 2015 In his closing statement the lawyer, said Litvinenko had produced reports for the West linking Putin and his allies to criminal gangs.

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  • Giuliana Rancic replaced by Maria Menounos

    Giuliana Rancic has been replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. The 40-year-old anchor quit the entertainment show earlier this month after 14 years at the helm and Maria, 37, has been confirmed as her replacement, after Giuliana was forced to address reports that the pair had been feuding. Maria joins co-anchors Catt Sadler, Jason Kennedy, and Terrence Jenkins.

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