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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support. The 22-year-old aspiring actress was placed in a medically-induced coma in January after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub - but her aunt Tina Brown says she is finally getting better. Tina's social media comments come after Bobbi's father Bobby Brown appeared to suggest she was out of her coma when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (18.0.4.15).

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  • Student's insides 'explode' after taking diet pills

    A mother in the United Kingdom has issued a desperate warning after her daughter took a fatal dose of 'diet pills' bought online. Eloise Parry "burned up from the inside" after taking eight tablets, which contained a highly toxic substance called DNP. Eloise's mother, Fiona Parry, issued an emotional statement following her daughter's death on April 12.

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  • Three dead as wild weather lashes Sydney region

    Three people died as Sydney and surrounding areas were lashed by wild weather on Tuesday with trees felled, power cuts hitting thousands of homes and sand drifts sweeping inland off the iconic Bondi beach. Sea swells also hampered shipping as the region around Australia's biggest city suffered its second day of gale-force winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (83 mph) and torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology said 119 millimetres (five inches) of rain had fallen in Sydney in 24 hours -- the city's wettest period since 2002.

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  • Mother locks daughters in bedroom so pedophile partner can stay over

    A convicted pedophile is reportedly allowed to live in the same house as two young girls so long as their mother locks them in their bedroom at night. The girls grandmother claims social services approved the plan before the girl's step-dad moved in, despite knowledge of his history. “The alarm and the other so-called precautions stop my granddaughters being abused are a load of rubbish,” she told the Sunday Mirror.

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  • South Korea to punish firms who bowed to North's wage pressure

    South Korea said Tuesday it would punish three factory owners for bowing to North Korean pressure in a wage dispute over workers at the Kaesong joint industrial zone. The North unilaterally announced in February a wage hike for the more than 50,000 North Korean workers employed by South Korean firms operating in Kaesong, just north of the inter-Korean border. South Korea demurred, insisting that under a previous accord, employment conditions in the zone could only be adjusted with the agreement of both sides.

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  • Cowboys, Thurston ready for Knights

    North Queensland co-captain Matt Scott fully expects Newcastle's defence to again target Johnathan Thurston in this weekend's fiery rematch. The difference this time is that the Cowboys' powerhouse forwards will have his back. The Knights' boundary-pushing defensive tactics on Thurston last month in Townsville sparked uproar in rugby league circles, after Beau Scott escaped penalty for his controversial lifting tackle on the prized playmaker.

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  • New mum 'who died for 11 minutes had no recollection of pregnancy or baby'

    A British woman who 'died' for 11 minutes while giving birth to her son woke up four days later with no memory of ever being pregnant or having a baby. Hilary Wilson, from Shropshire in England, suffered a complication during labour and went into cardiac arrest as she gave birth to son, Felix.

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  • Barnett flags longer Sunday hours

    Colin Barnett has flagged extending Sunday shopping hours by up to two hours if his Government is re-elected in 2017. The Premier this morning ruled out introducing new Sunday hours this electoral term because of the promise he made when he introduced Sunday trading that he would not make more changes. “I haven’t changed my mind in the sense that when we as a Government introduced Sunday shopping, that was done through negotiations with the unions and retailers, particularly small business,” Mr Barnett said.

    The West Australian
  • Branson opens first Virgin hotel

    Hotel rooms which boast free wifi, water and yoga mats, minibars stocked with shop-priced items and bathrooms with the right lighting for putting on make-up are just some of the amenities being promised by Sir Richard Branson as he throws open the doors of his first Virgin hotel. The entrepreneur said he was inspired by his airline when he looked at the hotel industry and what he could add to it. "Thirty years ago people asked what we could bring to the airline business that didn't already exist and we created Virgin Atlantic.

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  • Girl has terrible reaction to romantic prom proposal

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThis has got to be the most cringe-worthy prom proposal you will ever see!In the US, asking your partner to the prom is a pretty big deal and a lot of people go all out.This guy thought he had it all figured out when he decided to

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  • Airport annoyance of DIY check in

    Richard Asher is fuming in the queue for a flight.“Just for your future reference,” says the airport lady with the blood-red lipstick, “you put your passport in the scanner face down, like this.”I nod and grunt. And make a mental note to deliberately

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  • Russell Crowe: 'Buying The Rabbitohs Ruined My Marriage'

    The 51-year-old purchased the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006, and the team took home the NRL Premiership last year. During an appearance on an American television show, Russell Crowe admitted his co-ownership of the team was a contributing factor to his split from his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer. Crowe celebrates the Rabbitohs win at the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

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  • Indian cricketer dies after tragic accident

    Young Indian up and coming cricketer Anit Keshr has died three days after suffering a head injury in a freak accident on the field. The 20-year-old went into hospital on after colliding with a teammate attempting to take a catch during a match between local East Bengal and Bhowanipore teams. "He was not breathing, so I gave him CPR, only then he started breathing," East Bengal teammate Shibsagar Singh said.

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  • China's Huawei targets July launch for public cloud service in China

    Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] said on Tuesday it would launch its public cloud computing services for Chinese corporate customers in July, becoming the latest Chinese company to enter the fast-growing market. Speaking at Huawei's Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen on Tuesday, Huawei rotating chief executive Eric Xu did not name the Chinese telecom carrier with which it would partner to offer the service. Xu, however, said the strategy would not create competitive friction with Chinese carriers, which have already indicated they plan to offer public cloud services.

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  • Japan PM says may drop direct apology in WWII statement

    Japan's leader Shinzo Abe risked Chinese and Korean ire on Tuesday by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for the country's World War II rampage. Abe, an unabashed nationalist, made a symbolic donation to Yasukuni Shrine, the supposed repository of the country's war dead, including 14 of the most infamous war criminals. The gifting of a sakaki tree -- sacred in native Shintoism -- appeared to indicate that Abe would not visit Yasukuni during the three-day Spring festival, which begins Tuesday.

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  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I don't notice age gap with wife Sam

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson doesn't notice the age gap between him and his wife. The 'Nowhere Boy' star refuses to "engage" in any talk about the difference in age between him and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is 23 years his senior.

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  • Mercedes no longer alone for luxury

    For a long time, Mercedes-Benz largely had the segment to itself after it launched the CLS in Australia in 2004. Based on the E-Class, the swoopy-roofed stunner has long been popular with those looking to stand out from the rest of the executive crowd.

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  • Teenager 'convinced soldier boyfriend to stab her mum'

    A judge has ruled that a 14-year-old girl charged with conspiring with her soldier boyfriend to have her mum killed will remain in adult jail while she awaits her trial. Jamie Silvonek, from Pennsylvania in the US, was denied the opportunity to get transferred to a juvenile facility where she was initially sent after the body of Cheryl Silvonek as discovered last month. The mum’s body was found buried in a shallow grave and her car partially submerged in a pond a few miles from the family home.

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  • Tebow signs contract with NFL's Philadelphia Eagles

    Tim Tebow, who hasn't played in the National Football League for more than two years, signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL team announced. With the start of the NFL regular season still over four months away, Tebow becomes one of five quarterbacks on the Eagles' roster, joining Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over Arizona 'fish pedicures'

    The procedure involves customers placing their feet in a water tank filled with toothless Garra rufa fish, also known as doctor fish, which suck the dead tissue off their feet to leave them feeling softer. Cindy Vong, who has operated a nail salon in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert since 2006, introduced the treatment in 2008. In 2009, Vong was told by the Arizona Board of Cosmetology that the treatment violated the agency's safety standards, and that she could face criminal charges.

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