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There's been a massive pileup on a busy Turkish motorway after a driver slammed on their brakes when a seagull crossed the road.

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing because of Jennifer Lopez

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday (30.06.15) - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45. A friend said: "Everyone is talking about J-Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point.

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  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river shortly after take-off from Taipei's Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on board. Disturbing cockpit transcripts released by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council revealed the pilots trying to deal with an engine that had lost power, but then reducing the thrust of the other, functioning engine.

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  • What your eye colour says about your health

    Turns out, your eyes are a window to the soul and your health, according to new research from the University of Vermont.According to researchers, people with blue eyes especially are more likely to be alcoholics. And it’s not just a coincidence; scientists

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  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    Thailand earns $7 billion a year from a seafood industry that runs on labor from the poorest parts of the country, along with Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma. As overfishing decimates stocks near Thailand's shores, trawlers have been forced to venture farther and farther into more plentiful foreign waters. After easily skirting police at the border with Thailand and being held in a small shed with little food for more than a month, Myint was shoved onto a boat.

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  • Yep! These Celebs Are 30 This Year (9 photos)

    Can you believe today is Ashley Tisdale's 30th birthday?! We take a look at the stars who are surprisingly hitting the milestone this year...

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  • We can't print drachmas, says Greece's finance minister

    With speculation swirling that Greece might be forced out of the euro and have to print its own money after a weekend referendum, its finance minister on Thursday said the country no longer had the presses to make drachmas. "We don't have the capacity," Yanis Varoufakis told Australian public radio network ABC. In 2000, the year before Greece joined the eurozone, "one of the things we had to do was get rid of all our printing presses" as part of the bloc's assertion that "this monetary union is irreversible," he said.

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  • Family flee dream home after getting terrifying letters

    A terrified family in the US has fled from their new home, after they started receiving horrifying letters from an anonymous letter-writing stalker. Derek and Maria Broaddus were thrilled when they bought their new six-bedroom home in New Jersey for $US1.3 million ($A1.7 million) last June. The Watcher who claimed to have been controlling the house for two decades, began to send the family threatening letters and packages, according to CBS News.

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  • Kylie Jenner had suspected brain tumour

    Kylie Jenner was suspected of having a brain tumour as a child. The 17-year-old reality star spent around a month in hospital when she was younger, and her older half-sister Kim Kardashian West - who is pregnant with her and husband Kanye West's second child - credits the family's experiences with why she is so keen to help sick children and makes regular hospital visits. Kim said: "I was a teenager and I would have to watch Kylie while my mom was in the shower, for example.

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  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

    A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the car manufacturer says. The man died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100km north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. Hillwig said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process.

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  • Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan

    Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it because of "the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders," the company said. Hamp, a 55-year-old American who was Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations, was arrested on June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan.

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  • How to get $6K back at tax time

    Paying tax can help save you money.Are you notoriously bad at saving? Nip this bad habit in the bud by tricking yourself with the tax-free threshold savings strategy. It’s as simple as letting the ATO keep more tax out of your pay packet than you will

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  • Greek government 'may resign' if it loses referendum

    Greece's radical left government said Thursday it may resign if it fails to win a referendum that could decide the country's financial future. Greek Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis said the government "may very well" quit if the public went against it in Sunday's plebiscite and voted for more austerity in return for international bailout funds. The world's financial markets and Greece's creditors -- the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) -- are stepping back after days of dizzying drama to watch the outcome.

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  • Dental scare: 11,000 at risk of HIV and hepatitis

    NSW health authorities are set to warn that around 11,000 dental patients of two Sydney clinics may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis. NSW Health has found breaches of infection control due to poor cleaning and equipment sterilisation at The Gentle Dentist practices at Campsie in Sydney's southwest and in Sussex Street in the city, Fairfax Media reported on Thursday. There is a small possibility that those who had invasive procedures at the surgeries over the past decade, owned by dentist Samson Chan, could have been infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, NSW Health is to inform patients.

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  • Europe struggles to deal with heat wave. (7 photos)

    Temperatures across northern Europe with some areas reporting the hottest day on record. Residents are struggling to deal with the heat. (Photo Getty Images)

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  • Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

    With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible. Spectators sitting under the searing sun on Wimbledon's Henman Hill were heard breaking out into the Buster Poindexter anthem that aptly summed up the hottest day of the year in Britain -- with the mercury hitting 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Champion Djokovic was spared the worst of the heat on the partly covered Centre Court as he kept things simple in a 90-minute 6-4 6-2 6-3 second-round demolition job that ended the Wimbledon career of seasoned Finn Jarkko Nieminen.

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  • 6 best part-time jobs for retirees

    You’re not alone in your want — or need -- to work in retirement: 72% of adults age 50 and older say they want to keep working after they retire, and nearly half (47%) of current retirees say they either have worked or plan to work during retirement, according to a survey of more than 7,000 adults conducted by Merrill Lynch Bank of America Corp. released last year. Working in retirement isn’t just about the money (though, let’s be serious, most of us could use a little extra). The most popular reason for working in retirement is to “stay mentally active” for 62% of retirees and 51% of older adults cite it as one of the top reasons they are working in retirement, according to the Merrill Lynch Bank of America survey.

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  • Boy's 'terrifying nightmare' snares teen intruder

    A little boy's terrifying nightmare about a stranger lurking outside his bedroom window proved not to be a bad dream at all. When Melissa Rodrigues's three-year-old son had a recurring dream about a man shinning a light into his room, she was understandably distressed. "At 5.30 in the morning he let out an absolutely gut-wrenching scream from his room," Ms Rodrigues said.

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  • Great white shark torments cage diver in incredible video

    A woman has filmed a terrifying encounter with a gigantic great white shark while cage diving in South Africa.Hillary Rae Petroski, from New York, uploaded a video to Facebook, captioning it: 'My little fun adventure while shark cage diving in Mossel

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  • America's most-loved fast food joint is...

    Chick-fil-A has received backlash over the years for its stance on issues like gay marriage , but the restaurant seems to have it all together when it comes to customer satisfaction. In its first appearance on the list, Chick-fil-A outpaced its peers with the highest level of customer satisfaction ever recorded by a fast food restaurant. Read More Fast food stocks have soared...but is it a bubble?

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  • How one US company fended off China imports

    Tucked in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, among Amish families and dairy farms, 200 American workers are keeping a unique tradition alive-hat making. The Bollman Hat Co. has been manufacturing hats for nearly 150 years, and is America's oldest hat maker. Since Bollman's founding in 1868, U.S. hat and apparel making have largely moved overseas.

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