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Irish comedian, TV star Sean Hughes has died, aged 51
The London-born, Ireland raised stand-up was best known for his time as a panelist on UK music quiz show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, where, between 1996 and 2002, he starred alongside Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr. Hughes also starred in the UK ...
#MeToo: Thousands take to Twitter to share sexual assault stories
Thousands of people are taking to Twitter to share their personal stories of sexual assault. The hashtag #MeToo is trending worldwide, as women, and some men, speak out for the first time. Oscar-winning Kiwi actress Anna Paquin was one of the many ...
Hurricane Ophelia has killed 3 people as it batters Ireland with 118-mph winds
A detached piece of roof is hurled through the air by strong winds in Cork, Ireland, by storm Ophelia. Twitter/EoinBearla. Hurricane Ophelia has killed three people in Ireland as it pounds the country with some of the most extreme weather it has ...
Ed Sheeran breaks arm in bike accident
Thousands of Ed Sheeran fans face an anxious wait to find out whether the singer will perform at upcoming gigs after he was knocked off his bike in London. The singer is feared to have suffered a broken arm when he collided with a car in the capital ...
Everything You Want to Know About Sophie Turner's Engagement Ring
This wasn't the first major milestone for the couple. Turner posted a picture of an adorable puppy on Instagram back in September, suggesting that the couple recently welcomed a new furry family member into their home.
Can you do these maths questions in 60 seconds?
The first Mathletics Tri-Nations Challenge involved schools from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa earlier this year. With 1.5 million students taking part from more than 6000 schools, Australia's top student was identified as Tarun from Western ...
Winston Peters and The Twelfth of Never
Winston Peters scored his own goal as he saw October 12 come and go as the calendar date when he said he would announce which of the two main political parties NZ First would go with. Missing his own deadline was a gift to parliamentary gallery ...
Hollywood star Shailene Woodley dating North Harbour rugby player Ben Volavola
Hollywood star Shailene Woodley has revealed she is dating North Harbour rugby player Ben Volavola. According to Women's Day, the 25-year-old Divergent actress was spotted on the sidelines in Hamilton watching Volavola play against Waikato.
Teaching autonomous vehicles to drive like (some) humans
And if it means I can fly home at night in winter and get safely shuttled to my house an hour-plus away — and not have to endure a typical white-knuckle drive in the dark with torrential rain and blinding spray from 18-wheelers on Interstate 84 ...
Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs
While the Busan festival is still feeling the political repercussions of its decision to screen “The Truth Shall Not Sink With the Sewol,” the controversial documentary about the capsizing of Sewol ferry in 2014 that was critical of the government, the ...
New York City brings back problem teachers full-time – for now
New York City public schools will re-open their classrooms full-time this week to as many as 400 former teachers including many removed for incompetence or other disciplinary reasons – an attempt to ease a multi-million-dollar taxpayer burden from a ...
Third Graders Receive Free Dictionaries in Honor of "Dictionary Day"
"I like that we got our own dictionary and in our class, I kind of want the longest word in the dictionary on our test," says Garrett Rogers, third grader at SeDoMoCha. You might think in a world full of technology that a group of third graders wouldn ...
Thor: Ragnarok is running the most random promotion for the new film
Superhero movies usually go with the action figure/endless trailer hype routes for promotion, but Thor: Ragnarok has decided to do something completely different (alongside all of that). The new Marvel movie will be giving fans free haircuts on ...
Vodafone and Sky TV team up for Vodafone TV
The new service is cloud-based and connects multiple devices to free-to-air TV channels, movies and Netflix through a central box hub, similar to Apple TV. Vodafone TV will include unlimited broadband, Sky TV and have the option to add on premium ...
Meghan Markle reportedly quits Suits, leading to royal engagement rumours
Markle, 36, who plays paralegal Rachel Zane on the series, will finish filming the show next month ahead of its eighth season, with plans of a royal wedding announcement before Christmas, the UK's Daily Star said. "Meghan knows she can't really act at ...
Panthers roster news: QB Garrett Gilbert promoted to 53-man roster
The Panthers made an interesting move this afternoon by promoting practice squad quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the 53-man roster. Gilbert replaces S Dezmen Southward on the roster, who was apparently cut according to Max Henson who claims there are ...
Town of Pongaroa, cut off from petrol station, builds its own
Against all odds, the tiny North Island town of Pongaroa has banded together to build one of New Zealand's most remote petrol stations. The project, which came to fruition last weekend, means the 60 village residents and about 300 in the outlying ...
10 things Auckland desperately needs from the new government
In fact, one of the common assumptions of this election was that an urban/rural divide would see provincial and rural New Zealand swing to the right. That didn't happen. Labour's biggest party-vote gains were in provincial cities and throughout the ...
'You don't know what you're talking about': Actress Lysette Anthony hits back ...
Ms Anthony told the Daily Mirror: 'I had to stand up for the truth. I'm 54 and a successful soap actress, working in a world I'm fiercely proud of. He can't hurt me any more.' A source told the paper: 'Lysette is adamant that there needs to be justice ...
The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos
Liverpool's Alberto Moreno flies over Manchester United's Ashley Young as they battle for possession during the goalless draw at Anfield. Liverpool and United have drawn three consecutive league meetings for the first time since 1921. Photograph: Shaun ...