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Toddler rolls around floor with four metre python

A dad has defended shocking footage of his baby playing with a huge snake and says she was never in any danger

  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Property prices surge to new peak

    New Zealand residential property values rose at the fastest pace in eight years in July, driven by the overheated Auckland housing market, and are now about 27 per cent above the previous market peak in late 2007, according to state-owned agency Quotable Value. National property values accelerated 10.1 per cent in the 12 months through July to an average $527,760. Values in the Auckland region surged 18.8 per cent to $855,672, the fastest pace since 2004, QV said.

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  • Drunken kick sparked fatal brawl

    An 18-year-old says he was "just being an egg" when he kicked a man in the head, sparking an Auckland street brawl that left Connor Morris dead. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago from head injuries during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial at the High Court in Auckland accused of murdering the 26-year-old by plunging a long-handled sickle point into his skull, killing him almost instantly.

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  • Demi Lovato was 'super jealous' of Miley Cyrus

    Demi Lovato was "super jealous" of Miley Cyrus. For instance, Miley - in her music video '[We] Can't Stop,' her whole thing was partying and not giving a f**k. When asked if going to rehab was her rock bottom, she said: "With my eating disorder, yes.

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  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • Mark Conseulos: Justin Bieber's crush on Kelly is 'fantastic'

    Mark Conseulos thinks Justin Bieber's crush on his wife is "fantastic".The 'Baby' hitmaker recently admitted he had a "big crush" on the 'Live with Kelly and Michael!' host Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark has insisted he has no problems with the 21-year

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  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

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  • Gigi Hadid OK with posing nude

    The 20-year-old beauty has insisted she isn't worried about stripping off for photo shoots, admitting it was an "easy decision" to do so when modelling for Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid fragrance campaign. "With Tom, it was an easy decision. In the beginning, I thought Tom would not want to know my name.

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  • Fire destroys winery, 4,000 gallons of wine at historic farm

    Fire investigators on Monday sifted through the rubble of a farm winery after a massive blaze destroyed it and 4,000 gallons of wine. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the investigation into the cause of the fire was in the preliminary stages and could take several days to complete.

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  • SBW in the frame for start in Sydney

    Sonny Bill Williams is in the frame to start for the All Blacks against the Wallabies on Saturday, with Ma'a Nonu in doubt for the Rugby Championship decider in Sydney. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has a couple of strong options in Williams and Malakai Fekitoa should Nonu not take the field. "We're not going to risk him if he's not right," Hansen said.

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  • Shot man wanted over three robberies

    David Cerven, a 21-year-old on a working holiday visa, was killed by officers who approached him in Myers Park, central Auckland, about 7.45pm on Sunday. Superintendent Richard Chambers told media on Monday officers talked to Mr Cerven from a distance and retreated after realising he may have been armed. "That will be part of a very thorough scene examination this morning," Supt Chambers said.

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  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. Nearly all of those changes have been incorporated into the design of submarines that are now in the beginning stages of construction, Blomstedt said.

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  • French beach returns to public after Saudi royal take-over

    Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the premature departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar among locals. King Salman made an early exit on Sunday from the Cote d'Azur only eight days into what was initially billed as a month-long vacation. More than 150,000 people signed a petition in France against the closure of the strip of sand in front of the king's villa, which is located near Cannes, and the heavy security measures put in place during his stay.

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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Tainui to sell up to 50% of retail centre

    Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 per cent of its The Base shopping centre in Te Rapa, northwest Hamilton, using the funds to repay debt and for other investments. The underlying 30 hectare site, which was taken prior to World War II for use as the Te Rapa Air Force Base and returned to the tribe in 1995, would remain in Tainui ownership, it said. "Following a three-month review we believe that now is the right time to seek an experienced joint venture partner and operator to help us take The Base to the next level of excellence," said TGH acting chief executive Chris Joblin.

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  • Father, police make plea to alleged captor

    Police and the father of a teenage girl allegedly being held against her will have made a plea for her captor to either contact them or release her. Fifteen-year-old Auckland girl LA Tukerangi sent a "disturbing" message to her family over the weekend, saying 36-year-old Dean Wayne Whakatau was holding her, police say. LA's father says Whakatau was the adopted brother of LA's 16-year-old boyfriend and the family is finding her disappearance tough.

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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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  • Parker to fight Meehan in Auckland

    Unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has wasted little time lining up another naturalised Australian veteran fighter as his next opponent. Parker will fight 45-year-old Kali Meehan in Auckland on October 15 in a scheduled 12-round affair where the 23-year-old will chase a 16th win. Former Australian champion Meehan has won 42 of his 47 fights dating back to 1997 but has fought only once in the last 14 months - notching a unanimous decision victory over Shane Cameron in November which sent the versatile Kiwi into retirement.

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  • Don't panic, $1m in super not essential

    It would be nice to have $1 million in your superannuation account when you retire, but it's by no way essential. Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees boss Tom Garcia believes claims that a $1 million or more balance was needed for a comfortable retirement is causing unnecessary fear and concern among older Australians. Most people approaching retirement will draw an income that is a combination of both super and the age pension," he says.

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