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Zayn Malik quits 'One Direction'

Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards. Photo by Getty Images.

Singer Zayn Malik said on Wednesday he was quitting the best-selling pop band One Direction because he wanted to live a normal life and apologised to fans of the hugely popular British-Irish group for doing so.

Court spat over Robin Williams' estate

Court spat over Robin Williams' estate

A probate judge has instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow.

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a laughable movie based on a cringeworthy novel that will nevertheless make pots of money and has at its core a heart of gold: actress Dakota Johnson.

Little to work with Lorde on follow-up album

Little to work with Lorde on follow-up album

Lorde could be back in the studio any day now to record her second album after collaborator and co-producer Joel Little tweeted about his return to New Zealand to team up with the teenage superstar.

Best of British

Best of British

One of the most comprehensive displays of contemporary British art goes on display at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this weekend. Dunedin is the only New Zealand venue for the show, which Rebecca Fox discovers showcases the diverse range of contemporary art produced in the United Kingdom in the past 20 years.

No taxpayer money in Moon,Kills pay out

No taxpayer money in Moon,Kills pay out

No taxpayer funding went towards the final payout for controversial departing X Factor judges, as New Zealand On Air confirms the show will not be funded next year. NZ On Air paid Mediaworks $1.6 million for the series last year, and $800,000 for this year, but confirmed yesterday it would not be funding the show next year.

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Terry Pratchett, the British author whose fantasy novels sold in their tens of millions worldwide, has died of a form of Alzheimer's disease aged 66, his publisher says.

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