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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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  • 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. Sylvester, 69, also shared a photo of himself with Sir Elton John at the function, gushing the musician is one of his "oldest friends".

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  • Lehmann opens up about Haddin sacking

    Coach Darren Lehmann has lashed reports he disregarded Cricket Australia's family-first approach by not selecting Brad Haddin in the third Ashes Test. Haddin was set to play the second Test, but withdrew for family reasons. Peter Nevill scored 45 and snared seven catches at Lord's, convincing selectors Rod Marsh and Lehmann he should stay in the XI ahead of an out-of-sorts Haddin.

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  • Three members of bin Laden family killed in jet crash - police

    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 jet with four people on board was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a nearby car auction site. It was not immediately clear how the victims were related to the late al Qaeda leader, whose family is one of the most prominent business dynasties in Saudi Arabia.

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  • The country's youngest killers

    NEW ZEALAND'S YOUNGEST KILLERS:1991: A 13-year-old Wellington schoolboy who has permanent name suppression was convicted of murdering nurse Rachel Bennett, who was stabbed 16 times.1994: Anthony Alfred Afu, 14, beat John Wahanui to death with a piece

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

    AFP
  • Kylie Jenner Says Her New Curves Are Results of Lotions

    Recent photos have shown Kylie Jenner looking curvier, which has prompted speculation that the 17-year-old star has undergone plastic surgery. Well the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is here to set the record straight on where her newfound curves have come from - and no, she didn't get it from her mama. According to Kylie, her fuller butt and breasts are the result of Pure Leef's butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion.

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  • Leolah Brown thrown out of Bobbi Kristina's funeral

    Leolah Brown was thrown out of Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral. The late star's aunty was ejected from the service today (01.08.15) after allegedly yelling at Pat Houston as she went up to speak to the congregation, who had gathered to pay tribute to the 22-year-old aspiring actress, who tragically passed away earlier this week after six months in a coma. It is believed the pair are at war over how to split Bobbi's $20 million inheritance left by her late mother Whitney Houston.

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  • Joseph Parker adds weight for Tupou fight

    Exciting New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has added some bulk for his title fight against Bowie Tupou but the Australian will well and truly trump him for size. Unbeaten Parker chases the 15th win of his professional career on Saturday while Tongan-born Sydneysider Tupou seeks to improve a 10-year record which reads 25 wins from 28 fights. Tupou, 32, is nine years older than the quick-moving Kiwi and at 1.89m is fractionally shorter.

    NZ Newswire
  • Britain's Prince Charles branded 'serial hypocrite'

    Britain's Prince Charles has been branded a "serial hypocrite" for flying 70 miles in a helicopter. The 66-year-old royal was taken by air to a polo match last weekend, 68 miles away from his retreat in Highgrove, Gloucestershire, before being driven to Guards Polo Club. Graham Smith, head of pressure group Republic told The Independent newspaper: "Charles is a serial hypocrite.

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  • Australian seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihad

    Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to Sydney. James Bassos, of Brisbane, is suing the Abu Dhabi-based airline in the Queensland state District Court over a permanent back injury he says he suffered while trying to avoid his fellow passenger on the 2011 flight. The 38-year-old interior designer is claiming $227,000 Australian dollars ($166,000) for medical expenses and lost earnings.

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  • Meth ringleader 'stunned' by 17yr sentence

    The ringleader of a Wellington meth ring run out of an upscale apartment is "pretty stunned" after being jailed for up to 17 years. Kevin Chea was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington on Friday to 17 years in jail with a minimum non parole period of eight and a half years for importing, possessing and supplying a Class A drug. Chea's lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms told NZ Newswire the sentence was "significantly higher" than they'd expected.

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

    Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

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  • TPP is a done deal

    ANALYSIS: The government will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement "if it is in New Zealand's best interests". Prime Minister John Key chooses his words carefully when he says this, NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson writes. Sometimes, when he's being asked about particularly thorny issues like dairying or drugs, it becomes "overall if it is in New Zealand's best interests".

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Rose Garden' country singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67

    Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news reports said Saturday. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN. Anderson had a string of other hits to become the biggest singer in country music of her era, before going on to moderate success as an actress.

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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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  • Perth housing and unit prices slump

    Perth's median house price has fallen by $20,000 in the June quarter - the largest drop in two years. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia said the metropolitan median house price dropped from $550,000 to $530,000 while the cost of units, apartments, villas and townhouses fell from $440,000 to $420,000. REIWA president David Airey said it was a similar story in the regions with the median house price dropping by $10,000 to $380,000 and the median apartment price dipping by about $4500 to $325,000.

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  • Farm owner thought vehicle was fine before hayride crash

    The owner of a farm where a teenager was killed on a Halloween-themed hayride last fall said he never would have allowed a vehicle with mechanical problems to haul people on the attraction. Peter Bolduc, owner of Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls, Maine, denied knowing about any mechanical problems with the Jeep that was hauling the hay wagon and said he'd used it as his personal farm vehicle. There's a measure of vindication that he was not charged, he said Friday, but that's tempered by the tragedy of 17-year-old Cassidy Charette's death.

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  • Teen slapped in attempted abduction

    The 13-year-old fled to a relative's house but found no one home and was forced to make her way to Fruitvale Primary School with the man following her almost the entire way. The victim was left upset and shaken with scratches to her face and arm and a sore neck.

    NZ Newswire
  • Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability. The vulnerability, exposed by two security experts and well-known hackers, was first disclosed in Wired magazine. In response, Fiat Chrysler said it sealed off a loophole in its internal cellular telephone network with vehicles to prevent similar attacks and issued a voluntary recall.

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