• Magnitude 7.9 earthquake hits Nepal: USGS

    A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and large parts of India and Bangladesh. The quake struck 81 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu at 0611 GMT, with walls crumbling and families racing outside of their homes. The tremors are still going on," an AFP reporter said in Kathmandu.

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  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Anzac disruption prompts Bikies apology

    Bikies have apologised for disrupting the Anzac Day dawn service in a small North Island township, after their revving drowned out the Last Post. The commemoration at Waiouru was interrupted by members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, who were passing through the tiny settlement on Saturday morning. The club has apologised, saying riders had thought the service was finished, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

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  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    In a highly anticipated, two-hour TV interview -- hailed by transgender rights' campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family -- the 65-year-old said he had wrestled with his sexual identity since he was a kid. "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he told ABC's celebrity interviewer Diane Sawyer. Supposed telltale signs, based on paparazzi photos from the streets of Los Angeles, include shaved limbs, long hair worn in a ponytail and what appears to be a sports bra under a T-shirt.

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  • Former champ Lewis offers tips to Klitschko challenger

    Champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Bryant Jennings each had a special guest at Friday's weigh-in for their heavyweight title clash, with former champions Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis on hand. The title holder's older brother was able to take a brief leave from his role as mayor of Kiev in war-torn Ukraine, while Lewis came to support his friend Jennings in Saturday's championship bout at Madison Square Garden. The 39-year-old Klitschko (63-3), making his 18th title defence in a nine-year run as heavyweight champion, tipped the scales in the lobby of the Garden at 241.6 pounds.

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  • Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director. According to a Hindustan Times report, Taranjit Kaur Hundal, barged into the office of Mayor World School director Jyoti Nagrani and closed the door from inside. The police have lodged an FIR against Taranjit Kaur under sections 451 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 452 (house trespass after preparation to hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

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  • Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

    An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity". Victoria state Education Minister James Merlino said Thursday that if true, the claims made by a former teacher at Melbourne's Al-Taqwa College "would be very concerning". "I have asked the schools regulator, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority, to investigate," he said in a statement.

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  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

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  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

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  • Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble Double Date with Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus

    From left to right: Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Tish Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus. Photo: InstagramIs this the oddest mix of celebs you've ever spotted on a double date? Kris Jenner, 59, and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, 33, dined with Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus

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  • Car maker Honda unveils first business jet

    Honda on Thursday unveiled its first private jet before it hits the market this summer, as the Japanese giant, better known for making cars, targets deep-pocketed business flyers. Nearly 20 years in the making, the red and white seven-seater HondaJet, about 13 metres (42 feet) long, is designed to face less air resistance because its engines sit atop the wings instead of the rear of the fuselage. HondaJet, developed by the automaker's US-based subsidiary Honda Aircraft Company, has a $4.5 million price tag and is aimed at wealthy individuals looking to criss-cross continents in privacy.

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  • Blake Shinn beaten in a bummer of a finish

    There's nothing worse than punters losing their shirts at the track, unless its a jockey who has lost his pants trying to win a race. In one of the more risque and embarrassing moments in Australian horse racing, leading jockey Blake Shinn finished the opening event at Canterbury giving racegoers the ultimate bum steer. Deputy chairman of stewards Greg Rudolph said he had never seen anything like it on a racecourse.

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  • PM: `I've been very, very silly'

    Pulling a waitress's ponytail was a silly thing to do, says a contrite Prime Minister John Key. There's been a chorus of condemnation since 26-year-old Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey went public this week with her account of Mr Key's persistent and unwanted tugging of her ponytail. Ms Bailey hasn't made a formal complaint against the prime minister but serial litigant Graham McCready says he's laid a sexual harassment complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

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  • Princess Diana's former holiday home goes on sale

    Princess Diana's former holiday home has gone on sale for £3.95 million. The property - known as the Tarrystone Estate - is situated just outside of Cape Town in South Africa and was previously owned by the late Princess' father Earl Spencer. It is described by the agent as "undoubtedly the most desirable property in the Southern Suburbs, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale".

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  • Families of death row inmates head to Indonesia

    Relatives and diplomats rushed to an Indonesian prison island on Friday ahead of the looming executions of nine foreign drug convicts who are set to be shot in defiance of international anger. Indonesia advised consular officials to go to Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island where its executions are carried out, and where all of the death row convicts are now congregated. The foreigners -- two from Australia, one each from Brazil, France and the Philippines, and four from Africa -- have all lost appeals for clemency from President Joko Widodo, who argues that Indonesia is fighting a drugs emergency.

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  • Sandra Bullock: My family isn't what I imagined it'd be

    Sandra Bullock's family life isn't what she imagined it would be. The 'Miss Congeniality' star raises five-year-old son Louis Bardo as a single parent and says she doesn't think it could get any "better". My family looks nothing like I ever imagined it would.

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  • Sex Up Your Pay Packet

    Last week it was an (unhealthy) grilled cheese sandwich habit that delivered more sex (hey, we only reported the study!) this week it's more sex that delivers more money. While the study didn't conclude whether more sex improved work performance, resulting in more pay, or whether those on bigger bucks were simply more likely to get lucky, study leader Dr Nick Drydakis says a common psychological theory – Maslow's Need Hierarchy – suggests people who are fulfilled at home are likely to be more successful at work.

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  • 'Top Gear' host James May says won't return without Clarkson

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Top Gear" host James May said Thursday he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on. Earlier in the day, the BBC said on its website that "Top Gear" producer Andy Wilman "has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's departure".

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