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Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14, 2017 7:30 am
Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

A visitor walks past a book display at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. France is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected from October 11 […]

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Book reveals that US President Donald Trump even as a child was a horror

May 25, 2017 10:10 am
Book reveals that US President Donald Trump even as a child was a horror

The 45th U.S. President insists he’s much the same character now as he was when he was in junior school. Photo/Getty Images A pint-sized bully who loved to pull girls’ hair and once lobbed rocks at a toddler in his playpen. A loud-mouthed classroom know-all who could never admit he […]

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Muslim critic calls for ‘assimilation centres’ for Muslim migrants and refugees

March 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Muslim critic calls for ‘assimilation centres’ for Muslim migrants and refugees

Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates “assimilation centres” for Muslim immigrants. Photo supplied A leading world critic of Muslim extremism says New Zealand should establish “assimilation centres” for migrants and refugees from Muslim countries. Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Netherlands MP for the right-wing People’s Party, has been under police […]

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Wicked terrorists killed his wife in Paris. A year later he still won’t hate.

November 1, 2016 7:00 am
Wicked terrorists killed his wife in Paris. A year later he still won’t hate.

Helene Muyal-Leiris, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. Photo / Courtesy of Antoine Leiris. The familiar Facebook prompt – “What’s on your mind?” – beckoned. Antoine Leiris was in the darkest moment of his life when he decided to type his answer. […]

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Navy Seal who wrote Bin Laden raid book must pay $9.3m

August 21, 2016 12:00 pm
Navy Seal who wrote Bin Laden raid book must pay $9.3m

Osama bin Laden. The Navy Seal who wrote a best-selling book detailing the secretive raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden must pay the US Government at least US$6.8 million ($9.3m). The payment is under a deal reached to avoid prosecution for not getting pre-publication approval for the work. […]

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Italian Il Giornale newspaper’s giveaway of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto causes outrage

June 13, 2016 6:30 pm
Italian Il Giornale newspaper’s giveaway of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto causes outrage

Il Giornale newspaper is seen on sale in a newsstand with Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Photo / AP A right-wing Italian newspaper was yesterday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation. “Know it in order to reject it” […]

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Tom Brady’s US $200 cookbook a quick seller

May 11, 2016 7:30 am
Tom Brady’s US $200 cookbook a quick seller

Tom Brady. Photo / AP It looks like a US$200 (NZ$296) price tag couldn’t keep Tom Brady’s fans from gobbling up the Patriots quarterback’s new cookbook. The TB12 Nutrition Manual features 89 recipes and is described on the four-time Super Bowl champion’s website as being printed on 100-pound text paper […]

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Book reveals animosity between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

May 7, 2016 5:21 am
Book reveals animosity between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo / Getty Images “There is no way in the world to figure out what it’s like to live here,” Hillary Clinton once said of life in the White House. Yet Michelle Obama seems to have figured it out […]

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Drug smuggler and Mr Nice author Howard Marks dies at 70

April 12, 2016 3:00 am
Drug smuggler and Mr Nice author Howard Marks dies at 70

Former drug smuggler and author Howard Marks (1997 file photo). Photo / Ben Curtis, PA via AP Howard Marks, a convicted drug smuggler who reinvented himself as an author, raconteur and drug-reform campaigner after publishing best-selling autobiographyMr Nice, has died of cancer at age 70. A statement on Marks’ website […]

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Science shows how Moby Dick could totally have sunk that whaling ship

April 8, 2016 5:11 pm
Science shows how Moby Dick could totally have sunk that whaling ship

An international team of scientists found a sperm whale could most likely use its massive noggin as a battering ram to down a whaling ship five times its size. Photo / iStock It took Herman Melville 135 chapters to get to the part in his 1851 classic Moby Dick when the massive […]

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