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Lion's killer in the middle of hate storm

Lion killer Walter Palmer goes into hiding

The wealthy American dentist who paid to shoot a famous African lion is now on the receiving end of a different kind of hunting.

  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • Clarkson and 'Top Gear' presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

    Britain's former BBC "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show for the online retailer's subscription service alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson had generated both controversy and profits for Britain's publicly-funded broadcaster. With "Top Gear" aired in more than 200 countries and watched by 350 million viewers worldwide, his dismissal made headlines around the world.

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  • Hooper frustrated at judicial process

    Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper is relieved and peeved after being cleared to tackle the All Blacks in next week's Rugby Championship decider in Sydney. Australia's hopes of breaking a 13-year Bledisloe Cup drought received a huge boost when Hooper's two-match ban for foul play was halved at a SANZAR judicial hearing on Thursday night because of his clean record. After a painstaking process, stretching more than six hours over two sittings, Hooper was found guilty of striking Pumas five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez in an off-the-ball incident during Australia's 34-9 weekend win over Argentina in Mendoza.

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  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert 'just friends'

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert want to move on as "friends". In the friendly exchange on the micro blogging site, Blake wrote: "Hey @mirandalambert can u believe there's people who haven't bought @ashleymonroe new album? "We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues.

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  • Richest Kiwi earnt $5m a day last year

    The minimum wage may be $14.75 an hour, but the richest New Zealander Graeme Hart took home $63 a second last year - even when he was asleep.Mr Hart has once again topped the National Business Review's rich list released on Thursday, with his estimated

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  • Police march kids out of house at gunpoint

    Police "gave very little consideration to women and children" during a raid in which shots were fired and people were unlawfully detained after being marched out of an Auckland house at gunpoint, the police watchdog says. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Thursday said it had found police unlawfully detained two women and three children after an armed raid on a Mangere home in November 2013. Police had gone to the house looking for a man who breached his home detention conditions, but a fight broke out and a police officer fired his weapon when the man's father took out what officers thought was a shotgun.

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  • Kimberly Stewart's intimate tattoo regret

    The socialite - and the daughter of Rod Stewart - has admitted she wishes she hadn't got an inking near her "vajayjay" when she was younger. Speaking of getting body art at a young age, she said: "All my other friends were getting tattoos and I don't really know why that was the tattoo I decided to get but, for some reason, that's what I got.

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  • Egypt says 'new Suez Canal' ready for business

    Egypt said on Wednesday that the "new Suez Canal" was ready for navigation for all kinds of ships, as authorities geared up to launch the shipping route officially next month. Dubbed the Suez Canal Axis, the new 72-kilometre (45-mile) section built by the Egyptian army is aimed at speeding up traffic along the existing waterway by reducing the waiting period, as well as boosting revenues. "We declare that the new Suez Canal is safe for all kinds of vessels," Suez Canal Authority chief Mohab Mameesh told a news conference in the canal city of Ismailiya.

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  • Julia Roberts' marriage on the rocks?

    Julia Roberts' relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have "had enough" of the star.A source told US' OK! magazine: "Danny just doesn't feel like they

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  • Kiwi rises after Reserve Bank confidence

    The New Zealand dollar rose above 67 US cents after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler said while some easing in monetary policy is likely the economy isn't so weak as to need substantial new stimulus. Mr Wheeler said the kiwi dollar is too high given a deteriorating outlook for New Zealand's external accounts and he expected it to decline. Mr Wheeler also expects annual inflation to return to near the mid-point of the bank's 1 to 3 per cent band in the first half of 2016.

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  • Nicky Clarke: Princess Kate needs to get rid of grey hair

    Nicky Clarke has urged Britain's Duchess of Cambridge to "get rid of her grey hair". The top stylist - who has beautified the locks of Princess Diana and the Duchess of York - thinks Princess Catherine needs to keep the colour of her intact because "until you're really old, you can't bee seen to have grey hairs". Nicky said: "Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair - It's not a good look.

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  • US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

    A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger. University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him.

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  • Speaker's `shut up' remark upsets NZ First

    NZ First is considering laying a formal complaint against parliament's Speaker, David Carter, claiming he insulted party leader Winston Peters. The party's deputy leader, Ron Mark, says Mr Carter muttered "Ahh, shut up Winston" during question time on Wednesday. It wasn't heard at the time, but Mr Mark says it's "as clear as a bell" on the official video recording of question time.

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  • Large rock may have part in fatal crash

    Police say the driver of an eastbound Holden Commodore sedan may not have seen the boulder, causing him to strike it and career off into the path of a westbound Peugeot. The female passenger of the other car was taken to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries while the other driver suffered minor injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash but alcohol has been ruled out at a factor, Inspector Freda Grace says.

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  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

    The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of the issues with Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular OS in recent years.

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  • Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

    Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday. "On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen," Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen's union in Borno State, told AFP. The account was confirmed by a local fisherman, Buhari Dan-Malam, who lives in Doron Baga.

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  • Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by IS' in Syria

    Australian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations. SBS is to air the first episode of the three-part series "Go Back to Where You Came From" on Tuesday evening, with the programme taking "ordinary Australians" to Syria, Baghdad and Myanmar to expose them to asylum-seekers and refugees' experiences. In footage released by the broadcaster, three of the six participants are seen running and sheltering behind buildings amid the sound of mortar rounds in Syria.

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  • Pearce to set 'unbreakable' NRL record

    Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has given up trying to understand why Mitchell Pearce attracts such vitriolic criticism, as his star halfback closes in on an NRL record that may never be broken. Pearce will become the youngest player ever to record 200 first-grade games when he captains the Roosters against Canterbury in the opening game of round 21 at Allianz Stadium on Friday night. The NSW pivot made his NRL debut in 2007 aged 17.

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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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  • 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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