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R Kelly.

R Kelly's ex-wife accuses him of domestic abuse

"I was no longer going to sit and be violated. What he did to me was criminal."

"Watch: 'Changeable' winter is expected for New Zealand this winter."

Scientists discover bizarre link between NZ and US weather

They say the new method of weather prediction is more accurate than ever before.

David Spade.

David Spade donates thousands following his sister-in-law's death

Fashion designer Kate Spade had been battling depression and anxiety.

Kim Kardashian West & President Donald Trump.

Kim Kardashian West won't rule out running for office

"Never say never."

Donald Trump.

Trump announces tariffs on Chinese exports

The move follows his belief the Chinese are stealing the US' secrets.

Barbara Nielsen's son, Damien welcomed her home from a business trip with the embarrassing sign.

Son's hilarious practical joke on Mum at airport

"Welcome home from prison Mom" his sign read.

Hazel Ramirez pictured with her husband Matt Silva and two children.

Deaf woman, service dog punched on flight - police

The victim's children were also pushed, witnesses say.

Lyft driver  asks gay couple to leave his car

Homophobic Lyft driver asks gay couple to leave his car

The duo have since been refunded for the ride.

Kanye Wst was ridiculed last week after a string of contentious twitter posts and claims slavery was a "choice".

Kanye West's antics: Have we all fallen victim to an elaborate ruse?

Some of the rapper's fans says his outbursts are simply "performance art".

Americas

New Zealand's 'inevitable' republic: Part two

Sir Geoffrey Palmer says "western democracy is in considerable peril" and that a New Zealand republic is essential.

Americas

YouTube shooter's family 'in absolute shock' over attack

Nasim Aghdam's relatives also tried to warn police she was a threat, they revealed.

Americas

The White House's revolving door keeps spinning

The current complete list of White House firings and resignations. Subject to change.

Milo Yiannopoulos

Authors unite against 'hate-monger' book deal

Simon & Schuster's own workers are rejecting what they call the legitimising of white supremacy.

Lorde performing at Coachella in 2014 (Reuters)

Lorde scores another massive festival slot

She's playing Bonnaroo with U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd.

Star Wars creator George Lucas with President Barack Obama

George Lucas' epic museum to open in LA

George Lucas will open a US$1 billion Museum of Narrative Art in LA.

Americas

Bald eagle chick hatching caught on camera

Millions viewed the eaglets hatching via a livestream.

US President-elect Donald Trump (AAP)

Trump keeps door open for Taiwan president

Donald Trump isn't ruling out a meeting with Tsai Ing-wen in the US.

Rescue underway at the Knott's Berry Farm Sky Cabin ride (KABC)

Riders stuck 40m high at LA fun park

A rescue operation is underway to help the stranded riders down.

Americas

E-cig explosion caught on camera

The shocking moment a man's e-cigarette exploded was captured on CCTV.

The Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachussetts (Getty)

Researchers find America's first pilgrim settlement

Researchers in the US say they've found the exact spot where the first pilgrims arrived and settled almost 400 years ago.