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Haitian civil unrest enters third day

Haitian civil unrest enters third day

Protesters have blocked streets in Haiti while many damaged or looted shops stayed closed for a third day following anger over steep fuel price increases in the Caribbean nation. The mostly young protesters used downed trees and large rocks to block roads on Sunday, as well as setting piles of tyres on fire, some of…

Iron Man writer’s bold theory

Iron Man writer’s bold theory

WARNING: Potential spoilers. HIS role as billionaire businessman Tony Stark has won Robert Downey Jr. a legion of loyal fans and made him one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. But after more than a decade as Marvel’s Iron Man and eight movies later, Downey Jr.’s days as the superhero are more than likely numbered. Robert…

Robin Wright’s surprising admission about Spacey

Robin Wright’s surprising admission about Spacey

THEY starred together on House of Cards for five seasons until Kevin Spacey was dropped from the series after being accused of sexual misconduct. But despite working together for four years, Robin Wright has revealed she knew nothing of Spacey’s personal life. In a preview for an interview with US breakfast show Today , Wright…

Meghan Markle’s estranged sister labels Harry a ‘wuss’, says he should’ve married ex-girlfriend

Meghan Markle’s estranged sister labels Harry a ‘wuss’, says he should’ve married ex-girlfriend

MEGHAN Markle’s publicity-hungry sister has launched an astonishing verbal attack on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – and claimed Harry should have married ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas instead. Samantha Markle hit out at her estranged sibling, calling her the “duchess of nonsense” and saying she was to blame for dad Thomas’s woes in an explosive…

Prince Louis’ christening kicks off

Prince Louis’ christening kicks off

THE Royal Family has started to descend upon St James’s Palace for Prince Louis’ christening. The Duchess of Cambridge beamed in a flowing cream dress while she greeted the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and carried a sleeping Louis into the Chapel Royal. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge beams at a sleeping Louis. Picture: MEGASource:Mega The…

Rush withdraws from Melbourne theatre show

Rush withdraws from Melbourne theatre show

Actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of an upcoming Melbourne Theatre Company production. Picture: AFP/ Valerie MaconSource:AFP ACTOR Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of an upcoming Melbourne Theatre Company production, citing ill health as part of the reason for his decision. In a statement released by MTC on Monday night, Mr Rush said he had…

NZ buys plane fleet in line with Australia

NZ buys plane fleet in line with Australia

New Zealand has agreed to a $NZ2 billion replacement for its ageing surveillance planes, bringing its fleet closer in line with Australia’s and pointing to greater cooperation. NZ Defence Minister Ron Mark on Monday confirmed his government would be replacing its six Lockheed P-3K2 Orions planes with four Boeing P-8A Poseidons. The new aircraft would…

Woman critical after Hobart pub wall fall

Woman critical after Hobart pub wall fall

A young woman is in hospital with critical injuries after falling from a six-metre retaining wall at a Hobart hotel. She was discovered about 9.30am on Sunday at the back of Waterman’s Beer Market at Salamanca Place. Police believe she fell in a “tragic accident” in the early hours of Sunday and have asked for…

China raises concern about NZ defence plan

China raises concern about NZ defence plan

A New Zealand defence report pointing the finger at China for the first time has ruffled feathers in Beijing, according to New Zealand’s acting prime minister. His government last week unveiled a new long-term plan for defence which, among a plethora of other issues, flagged China’s economic influence on Pacific nations and the militarisation of…