• Australian police post stoner's to-do list

    Australian police have revealed an insight into the life of a stoner -- or habitual marijuana smoker -- by publishing a 10-point 'to-do' list found during a raid in Perth. Murdoch police tweeted a photo of the list, removing any identifying material, on April 30 which mentioned 10 'Things to do Saturday'. Western Australia's Murdoch police later confirmed on Twitter that the to-do list was authentic, and found while investigating a suspected burglary.

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  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their second child is a royal and certain traditions will have to be respected. - Once, the Home Secretary, Britain's interior minister, would have been expected to witness births of potential heirs. - William attended the labour the first time around and did so again this time.

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  • Aussie media laud Kiwis

    The Kiwis' youth and hunger have been contrasted with the Kangaroos' need for new blood as the Australian media dissected New Zealand's drought-breaking 26-12 victory in the Anzac rugby league Test. It was the first time the Kiwis had strung together three wins in a row against their trans-Tasman rivals since 1953 and it was their first mid-year success since 1998. Commentator Phil Gould says the great players in the present Kangaroos squad had served their country well.

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  • Disappointed Filipinos cry foul as Pacquiao loses

    Boxing fans in the Philippines cried foul and groaned in bitter disappointment on Sunday as national hero Manny Pacquiao lost to American rival Floyd Mayweather in the "fight of the century". Filipinos filled gymnasiums, cinemas and bars as the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people stopped for Pacquiao's battle with Mayweather in Las Vegas, which he lost in a unanimous points decision. A devastated Pacquiao said immediately afterwards that he thought he had won, and many at home agreed with him as they lashed out at the judges while heaping praise on their inspiration.

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  • Assets seized after cannabis find on yacht

    More than half a million dollars worth of boats and residential property have been seized from three people after 25kg of cannabis was found on a 55-foot yacht in the Marlborough Sounds. All three have been remanded in custody on charges of cultivating cannabis, possession of equipment to cultivate cannabis, and possession of cannabis for supply. The younger men have already appeared in Blenheim District Court, while the yacht owner is due to appear before the same court on May 7.

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  • Royal name not Diana

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won't call their new baby girl Diana, a friend has claimed. The new princess was born at 8.34am yesterday (02.05.15) morning and a pal of the royal couple has said they are unlikely to use the baby's name to pay tribute to Prince William's late mother. Elsewhere in the top 10 favourite names, it includes tributes to the little tot's great grandmother, with Elizabeth (8/1) and Diana, which is at odds of 10/1.

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  • Perth V8s weekend ends sour for PRA

    Halfway through Sunday's V8 Supercars race in Perth and it seemed nothing could stop Ford team Prodrive Racing Australia from leaving Western Australia with a perfect weekend. The Blue Oval outfit had split the three pole positions on offer across the weekend amongst drivers Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom while Winterbottom had claimed both of Saturday's 25-lap races. For the opening 49 laps of Sunday afternoon's 83-lap race Winterbottom and Mostert were again dominant and it seemed the only question would be which driver would be claiming the victory.

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  • Minister safe despite brother's charges

    A cabinet minister whose brother has been charged with sexual offending against a child does not need to step down, Prime Minister John Key says. "All the advice I've got is that the minister doesn't need to stand down from that portfolio," Mr Key told TV3's Paul Henry show on Monday. The man was due to appear in court on Tuesday and could gain name suppression, Mr Key said.

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  • New Zealand down Australia in league Test

    Any doubt that New Zealand is not the world's best team evaporated in the wet at Suncorp Stadium after they downed Australia 26-12 in the rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test on Sunday. New Zealand revelled on the dry track to rack up a 26-6 halftime scoreline on their way to inflicting three straight losses on Australia for the first time since 1953. It is believed New Zealand will be guaranteed top spot over Australia if they defeat England in an end-of-year three-match series.

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  • Mum claims Peppa Pig toy taught her toddler to swear

    A mother claims her toddler daughter learnt ‘how to swear like a trooper’ after playing with a Peppa Pig toy. Two year old Lillie-May Barber reportedly started dropping the F-bomb after playing with the Peppa Pig Fun And Learn Tablet. The toddler’s mum Laura Burroughs, 23 told Wales News Service that she thought it was Lillie’s dad had taught her the swear word.

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  • Police: Man shoots, kills would-be carjacker outside store

    OREM, Utah (AP) -- A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said. The 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey'

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty.

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  • Dangerous WW2 bombs still litter Germany's landscape

    The danger of unexploded World War Two aerial bombs lurking in the soil still haunts Germany 70 years after the war ended on May 8, 1945, exploding without warning or surfacing after frost. More than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are found each year in Germany, even under buildings. "The older they are, the more dangerous they become," said Detlef Jaab, a Berlin police munitions expert who has defused thousands of the devices over 23 years.

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  • Scarlett Johansson thought she could 'take down' Chris Hemsworth

    Scarlett Johansson thought she could "take down" Chris Hemsworth. The 30-year-old actress has developed "an inflated idea" of her own strength since playing Black Widow in the 'Avengers' franchise, and tried punching her co-star - who plays Captain America - in the arm, to try and knock him over while they were on set together. Scarlett said: "I have an inflated idea of my own strength now (since playing Black Widow).

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  • New Chum Beach subdivision plan in turmoil

    A controversial plan to subdivide New Chum Beach in the Coromandel is floundering. The beach is accessible only by walking across a headland from nearby Whangapoua and is renowned for its beauty. There have been several protests against proposals to develop privately-owned land behind the beach.

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  • US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

    International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. The hazardous cargo committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. agency, met this week in Montreal. Officials familiar with the discussions said the panel heard a detailed presentation by aircraft manufacturers and pilot unions on the potential for the batteries to cause an explosion and resulting fire capable of destroying a plane.

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  • Courteney Cox starstruck by Mick Jagger

    Courteney Cox was star-struck when she met Sir Mick Jagger. The 'Just Before I Go' director said: "I was having dinner once across from Mick Jagger at a friend's house, and I was really nervous. While Courteney was lost for words around Mick, she admits she is rather foul-mouthed in her everyday life, much to the amusement of Coco, her 10-year-old daughter with ex-husband David Arquette.

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  • SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

    SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park — has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued four citations this week that carry nearly $26,000 in fines. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said in a statement that the citations show a "fundamental misunderstanding" of what's needed to care for orcas and that it plans to appeal.

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  • David Beckham praises Victoria for 'amazing' birthday

    David Beckham has thanked his wife Victoria for an "amazing" birthday. The retired footballer celebrated his 40th birthday with an extravagant party at a six-star resort just outside Marrakech in Morocco, and gushed on his Instagram account about his "beautiful" spouse. David - who has already amassed almost 3 million followers on Instagram since he launched his account this morning (02.05.15) - also invited a host of celebrity friends to join him for the £250,000 milestone bash, with television chef Gordon Ramsay and 'The Incredible Hulk' actress Liv Tyler in attendance.

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  • Omaha crash kills Berkshire Hathaway investor from India

    An investor from India who attended Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday has died in a two-vehicle crash, and three other people were hospitalized with injuries. The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1AymdoX ) the crash happened before 7 a.m. Sunday in midtown Omaha. A 2014 Volkswagen Jetta was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet pickup.

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