• Britain's Prince Charles builds Prince George playground

    Britain's Prince Charles had Prince William and Harry's old tree house refurbished for Prince George. The Prince of Wales made the grounds of his Highgrove home into a playground for his grandson, including a £18,000 hand crafted shepherd's hut, which has a bed, woodburner and French oak wooden floors installed amongst his "wildflower meadow" in Gloucestershire. The designer of the hut, Mr. Lee commented: "It is sited on the main drive to the house in a wildflower meadow and Prince George loves it.

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  • Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Xavier Tytelman, an expert in aviation security, said it could not be ruled out that the wreckage belonged to MH370, which vanished without trace in March last year.

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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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  • Israeli strike on Syrian town kills five pro-regime forces: monitor

    An Israeli air strike on a government-held village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights ceasefire line killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. "An Israeli plane hit a car inside the town of Hader, killing two men from (Lebanese Shiite group) Hezbollah, and three men from the pro-regime popular committees in the town," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Hader is a Druze village that lies along the ceasefire line, with the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights plateau to the west, and the border with Damascus province to the northeast.

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  • BP warns on oil price after reporting $6.3B loss

    BP (London Stock Exchange: BP.-GB), one of the world's biggest oil companies, announced a second-quarter replacement cost loss of $6.3 billion Tuesday, and warned that low oil prices are here to stay. "In the past few weeks oil prices have fallen back in response to continued oversupply and market weakness and the recent agreements regarding Iran. The replacement cost measure takes into account changes in the price of oil and is used across the industry to report earnings.

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  • Japanese ambassador weighs in on GST

    As Australia contemplates raising the goods and services tax, the Japanese ambassador has reflected on the impact of his own country's consumption tax increase. Ambassador Sumio Kusaka told reporters at the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday that raising a consumption tax is a "difficult political matter". Japan has learnt this lesson the hard way.

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  • This 9kg Weight Workout Destroyed the CrossFit Games Competitors

    The exhausted but elated men who took the top three spots at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games sat at the post-Games press conference, eating hard-earned Dominos pizza as they waited for the first question. The answer was quick and unanimous: “Murph,” all three competitors - Ben Smith, Mat Fraser, and Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson - said with a cringe followed by a knowing laugh. Murph only requires a 20-pound (9kg) weight vest.

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  • Cramer: We are China. Let's stop kidding ourselves

    Jim Cramer knows that no one wants to hear this, but we are China . When Cramer got up at 4 a.m. on Monday the Chinese market was down 8 percent, a true crash, and the S&P 500 futures were flat. Simple: because in a world where there is very little growth, we need every country to do its part to get the global economy expanding, and the stock market complex in China is doing the exact opposite," the "Mad Money" host said.

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  • Dame Helen Mirren: 'I look 70!'

    Dame Helen Mirren insists she looks her age. Helen said: "I look 70 with a lot of makeup on and nice hair. Speaking to ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', Helen said: "To do a beauty campaign at my age is a bit sort of out of order really.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hulk Hogan defended by pals

    Kevin Nash has defended Hulk Hogan after he was sacked by the WWE for using a racial slur. The 61-year-old wrester - whose real name is Terry Bollea - can be heard in a 2007 sex tape, with the recording made public just last week, using the 'N-word' as he speculated about his daughter sleeping with a black man. Kevin tweeted: "I've spent the last 23 years of my life with Hulk.

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  • Sharon Osbourne: Marijuana shouldn't be legalised

    Sharon Osbourne doesn't think marijuana should be legalised. The TV personality - whose husband Ozzy Osbourne has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse in the past - claimed making cannabis legal will result in more accidents.

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  • Swedish wreck divers claim 'Russian mini sub' discovery

    Swedish wreck divers said Monday they had found the wreck of a Russian mini-submarine in Swedish territorial waters, nine months after a high-profile hunt in Sweden for a mystery submarine. "It is they who claim it's a submarine," Swedish Armed Forces spokesman Anders Kallin told AFP. According to Stefan Hogeborn, a diver from the Ocean X Team company that made the discovery, the vessel is "completely intact" with "no visible damage to the hull" and the hatches closed.

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  • NZ's Arahura ferry sets sail for last time

    The ageing Arahura ferry, a familiar sight on Wellington Harbour for 32 years, is set to make its last ever voyage across the Cook Strait. Fireworks will be fired off the Arahura's top deck on Friday night as the boat gives Wellingtonians a last hurrah. It will be sold and replaced by the 16-year-old Stena Alegra, renamed the Kaiarahi, which is in Singapore undergoing sea trails after an extensive refit.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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