• Groom tries to drown himself after meeting 'ugly bride'

    A Chinese groom tried to drown himself after meeting his wife to be at the altar and telling her she was ‘too ugly’ before running away. Kang Hu reportedly told his bride Na Sung that she would be 'bad for his image' after he left the ceremony, angering their families and waiting guests. Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that a man had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

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  • Former 007's 'racist' comments spark social media backlash

    Former James Bond star, Roger Moore, has found himself in hot water following an interview he gave to French magazine, Paris Match. The 87-year-old, who portrayed Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985, is reported to have said that actor Idris Elba could not play 007 because he is not "English-English". Idris has been tipped to step into Bond's shoes in the long-running franchise when Daniel Craig steps down.

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  • BMW recalls nearly 49K motorcycles; rear wheel can loosen

    DETROIT (AP) -- BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight. The recall covers multiple models including certain 2005

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  • Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey hints the Government will be introducing a bank deposits tax

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has hinted the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit. When asked on Network Ten's The Bolt Report whether he would be introducing a bank deposit tax, Mr Hockey hinted he would introduce the tax first introduced by Labor in 2013. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has previously refused to provide any details on the policy, but Mr Hockey has confirmed the policy will mirror Labor's.

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  • Ryan Phillippe's daughter embarrassed

    Ryan Phillippe's daughter gets embarrassed when people think he is her brother. The 40-year-old actor - who has 15-year-old Ava with his former spouse Reese Witherspoon - has admitted he regularly gets mistaken for being much younger than he is. Meanwhile, Ryan - who also has Deacon, 10, from his marriage to the 'Wild' star and two-year-old daughter Kai with former girlfriend Alexis Knapp - previously admitted he felt as though his "greatest achievement" was becoming a father.

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  • Boys aged 5 and 6 'indecently assaulted girl'

    A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective has revealed. It comes after the NT Chief Minister Adam Giles highlighted in Parliament last week the alleged rape of a child at a local town camp in Alice Springs in early March. Detective Superintendent Brent Warren said the girl did not receive hospital treatment following the incident in late February.

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  • 'Co-pilot's personality not the only lead'

    Andreas Lubitz father told the mayor of Prads-Haute-Bléone, a town located close to the crash site, that he carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Mayor Bernard Bartolini, who met the father at a local vigil held for victims, told French media that the father was a broken man. Meanwhile, investigators say the personality is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one.

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  • Couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

    A couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week. The 41-year-old woman and 47-year-old man — the girl's mother and stepfather — from Wisconsin, USA are each charged with one count of child neglect.

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  • French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

    France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. After leaks in the media about the crash, a prosecutor announced that cockpit recordings indicate the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 jet intentionally flew the plane into a mountain. Guillaume Schmid of France's SNPL union told The Associated Press on Friday that the lawsuit is over violating a French law on keeping information about investigations secret while they are ongoing.

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  • Kim Kardashian West blasts Kris Jenner

    Kim Kardashian West has blasted Kris Jenner for making Kourtney Kardashian the executor of her will. The 59-year-old matriarch's decision to put her eldest daughter in charge of her will following her divorce from Bruce Jenner has left the 34-year-old television personality fuming.

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  • New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key decided not to attend Lee Kuan Yew's funeral and left behind a bruising byelection defeat to be in Melbourne Sunday as he led his nation's obsession with the World Cup final. After failing six times in the semi-finals, New Zealand have finally made the ultimate showdown of ODI cricket's glamour tournament. A huge outpouring of accolades for the New Zealand team -- and personable captain Brendon McCullum with his "living the dream" approach -- has dominated the news.

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  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

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  • Toddler dies in Brisbane hospital after 'months of abuse'

    A toddler has died in hospital after his father allegedly assaulted him over a four-month period on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The two-year-old was flown to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital with serious injuries on Thursday but died on Friday afternoon. The 33-year-old faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday charged with grievous bodily harm and four counts of assault, but police said they expected those charges to be upgraded to murder.

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  • US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria

    The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said Thursday. "The message of this leaflet is: if you find yourself recruited by Daesh, you will find yourself in a meat grinder -- and it's not beneficial to your health," said Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren, using the Arabic acronym for the IS group.

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  • Mount Todd gold mine reopening proposal from Vista Gold faces environmental liability concerns

    A proposal to turn an abandoned mine into one of the country's largest gold operations hangs in the balance amid hopes for job creation and concerns about environmental liability. The Mount Todd site near Katherine in the Northern Territory stopped operating in 2000 after it went into voluntary administration. In 2006, Canadian company Vista Gold acquired the site and set about making it operational.

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  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    "I always heard about Cuba ... and all this money that we lost and 'Maybe one day,' but I didn't understand it," Chester says. Six decades later, that day may finally be nearing for Chester and others like her. After Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, Cuba confiscated property belonging to thousands of American citizens and companies.

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  • Australia's most decorated war dog dies

    Sarbi, a former army explosives detection dog and Australia's most decorated war dog has died after a short battle with brain cancer. Sarbi is famous for having gone missing during the same Afghan battle for which SAS trooper Mark Donaldson was awarded the VC in 2008. The dog was declared 'Missing in Action' but was discovered more than a year later living with an Afghan family.

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  • Rita Ora Disses Ex Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift's New Relationship

    Rita Ora has warned Taylor Swift over her new beau Calvin Harris. Photo: The pair have sparked rumours they are dating after they were seen shopping at Whole Foods together and hanging out at a concert, which is something that has reportedly left the I Will Never Let You Down singer - who dated the DJ until last year - fuming. A source told HollywoodLife, "She has bad blood with Calvin and he doesn’t have any fondness for her either.

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  • Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this

    The dollar's recent weakness has been directly tied to the market's view that the Fed will take a longer time to raise interest rates, and that perhaps September is a more likely launching point than June, as some investors had expected. If we get an as expected, 250,000 number, June is still possible," said Alan Ruskin, head of G-10 currency foreign exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank. It gained on improvements in the economy but also on the fact that the U.S. was heading for a higher interest rates while other central banks were maintaining easier policies.

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  • From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign Sunday, although they said the campaign was always meant to be brief. Corporations spend millions to make sure their products, logos, and branding and marketing are top of mind for consumers in a positive way.

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