• New Zealand teen has 10 million fans

    One New Zealand girl has amassed 10 million followers on Facebook just by being herself. Ms Curry's online video blog began as just a bit of fun with her friends but it has gained a massive global fanbase. "My friends wanted me to make videos for them and post them on the internet just for them, so I made a Facebook page just for that and then other people caught on to it," Ms Curry tells NZ Newswire.

    NZ Newswire
  • Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

    The flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit perfectly normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board flight 4U 9525. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday.

    AFP
  • Kate Upton's Ego is Harming Her Career

    Photo: Kate Upton could be described as the greatest modeling success post 2011. After a video of her dancing at a basketball game went viral,she has graced the pages of some of the biggest publications in Hollywood, including Sports Illustrated, GQ and Vogue.

    FAMOUS
  • Helena McAlpine: My pain and My fears

    Terminally-ill Helena McAlpine has opened up about her worries for her family when she dies – and hopes her husband of just three months will eventually find happiness with a new wife. Mum of Shannon, 14, and new wife of banker husband Chris Barton, 36, is not afraid of speak of the inevitable.

    New Idea
  • No murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. Investigators say Lane lured Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her Longmont home March 18 with an ad on Craigslist offering baby clothes.

    AP
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced Thursday it will join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, which is intended to help finance construction of roads and other infrastructure. The U.S. has expressed concern the new bank will allow looser lending standards for the environment, labor rights and financial transparency, undercutting the World Bank, where the U.S. has the most clout, and the Asian Development Bank, where it is the second-largest shareholder after Japan.

    Associated Press
  • McIlroy split was like someone dying, says Wozniacki

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she felt like someone close to her had died after the split from golfer Rory McIlroy last year. The Dane was quoted by Britain's Independent newspaper as saying her world was turned upside down when the Northern Irishman ended their relationship in May after wedding invitations had been sent out. "In my head I had everything until that moment," said Wozniacki.

    Reuters
  • Woman reported kidnapped found safe after mysterious ordeal

    A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment. Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said his daughter called him around 9:30 a.m. to say she'd been dropped off at her mother's house in Huntington Beach. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding the 29-year-old woman.

    Associated Press
  • Ben Stiller 'sad' over Joan Rivers feud

    Ben Stiller is "sad" he never got to make amends with the late Joan Rivers. The 'Night At The Museum' star is upset he was never able to properly end his feud with the former 'Fashion Police' host before she passed away after surgery complications in September last year. The 49-year-old actor, who was branded an "arrogant lucky guy" by the television personality, has admitted he had no idea why Joan took a disliking to him.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Lundy's brother-in-law did it: defence

    Mark Lundy's defence counsel has implicated his brother-in-law for the murder of Lundy's wife and daughter. Lundy, 56, has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning to death his wife Christine, 38, and the couple's seven-year-old daughter Amber in the family's Palmerston North home in 2000. David Hislop QC on Friday on Friday finished his closing statement at Lundy's High Court retrial in Wellington, saying the Crown's case shows the only safe verdict is to find Lundy not guilty of murdering his wife and daughter.

    NZ Newswire
  • Gold’s relationship with the U.S. dollar is about to change

    AFP/ The gold market paves a path to the East. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The gold market’s moving to Asia and the metal’s relationship with the U.S. dollar will never be the same. In a report released Thursday, the World Gold Council said gold’s (XCEC:GCJ5) relationship with the dollar (IFUS:DX-Y.NYB) is “complex,” as MarketWatch similarly observed in an article published Monday.

    MarketWatch
  • Things that will happen if Venezuela implodes

    An economic implosion is becoming increasingly likely in Venezuela , and the country's debtholders, trade partners and neighbors are bracing for the fallout. The country's energy-dependent economy requires oil prices above $100 per barrel in order to sustain itself. Oil accounts for 95 percent of the country's export earnings, and combined with gas, it's 25 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

    CNBC
  • Ambrose: Why I walked from V8s

    It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid. Marcos Ambrose, once the undisputed king of the category, was leaving the sport just two races into his long-awaited return. With the support of one of the world's racing titans, Roger Penske, and legendary touring car driver Dick Johnson, Ambrose occupied a privileged position.

    AAP
  • AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

    The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. It can turn up as calamari at fine dining restaurants, as imitation crab in a California sushi roll or as packages of frozen snapper relabeled with store brands that land on our dinner tables.

    Associated Press
  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

    Total Travel
  • Bruce Jenner in tears after will bombshell

    Bruce Jenner was left in tears when Kris Jenner told him he was no longer the executor of her will. The 65-year-old star is seen getting teary in a clip from an upcoming episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' as his ex-wife reveals she has put her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, 35, in charge of her affairs should anything happen to her. Speaking on Sunday's (29.03.15) 'KUWTK' episode, Kris says: "For my entire marriage with Bruce he has always been listed as the executor on my living will.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Investors warned of housing bubble risks

    Property investors are being warned to tread carefully amid fears that overinflated house prices could drop in some areas, leaving them high and dry. The Reserve Bank on Wednesday fired warning shots about the continued strength of investor activity, which has driven property prices to record highs, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. It fears the run-up in property prices could rewind sharply later on with damaging consequences for all households - a sentiment echoed by economists and industry experts.

    AAP
  • Clarkson gets the boot from the BBC

    The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC Director-General Tony Hall said in a statement. Clarkson's contract with "Top Gear", a motoring show which draws more than 350 million viewers around the world, is thought to expire at the end of this month.

    AFP
  • The Latest: Airline discloses details on pilots' experience

    Lufthansa says the co-pilot joined Greenwings in September 2013, directly after training, and had flown 630 hours. The captain had more than 6,000 hours of flying time and been Germanwings pilot since May 2014, having previously flown for Lufthansa and Condor, Lufthansa said. Lufthansa on Thursday said it had no new information about the investigation and could neither confirm nor deny reports about the pilot.

    Associated Press
  • Referees, not rugby rules, need to change says O'Driscoll

    Irish great Brian O'Driscoll said Thursday that it was officiating and not the laws of the game that needed to change to ensure a spectacle of scintillating rugby at this year's World Cup in England. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had said last week that defence was dominating and warned the 15-a-side game risked becoming "boring" unless a rulebook running to more than 200 pages was culled and de-mystified. Part of the issue is that there's different interpretations between the hemispheres," he said on the sidelines of the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Festival before taking a coaching session with 130 schoolchildren.

    AFP