• Royal baby to be born outside of London?

    The royal baby could be the first to be born outside of London in 85 years. While the second child of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is set to be delivered at St Mary's Hospital in west London, two other hospitals have been put on standby for the royal delivery in case the Duchess, 33, leaves the capital.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support. The 22-year-old aspiring actress was placed in a medically-induced coma in January after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub - but her aunt Tina Brown says she is finally getting better. Tina's social media comments come after Bobbi's father Bobby Brown appeared to suggest she was out of her coma when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (

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  • These iron ore players face metal fatigue: Goldman

    Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said. It expects the tier-one producers -- Vale (Sao Paulo Stock Exchange: VALE'A-BR), Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO-AU) and BHP Billiton (London Stock Exchange: BLT-GB) assets in Australia and Brazil -- will continue to expand.

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I don't notice age gap with wife Sam

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson doesn't notice the age gap between him and his wife. The 'Nowhere Boy' star refuses to "engage" in any talk about the difference in age between him and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is 23 years his senior.

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  • NZ dollar rises as Aussie rate cut looms

    The New Zealand dollar gained against the Aussie after Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens raised the prospect of an interest rate cut as early as next month to bolster a weak economy. Mr Stevens, speaking at a luncheon of the American Australian Association in New York, said "interest rates should be quite accommodative and the question of whether they should be reduced further has to be on the table". The RBA surprised traders by not cutting its 2.25 per cent interest rate at its last meeting, with the minutes detailing its discussions scheduled for release on Tuesday.

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  • Kiwi tracks down mystery Gallipoli fort

    A Kiwi who's in Gallipoli to remember his great-grandfather may have made a discovery that's the Anzac equivalent of finding Tutankhamun's tomb. No one has been able to pin down the exact location of the carving which marks the headquarters of the Native Contingent at Gallipoli. Mr Pearless used a rockface in the background of the painting as a reference and believes the pa was between Fisherman's Hut and the No.1 outpost.

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  • Dotcom lawyers in High Court seeking delay

    Besieged internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is back in court fighting a decision not to allow his extradition hearing to be delayed four months. Dotcom and three former colleagues asked North Shore District Court last month to allow their June hearing to be pushed back to October. The extradition hearing will decide whether the German businessman and the other men, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, should be sent to the United States to stand trial.

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  • Last Gallipoli warship unravels myths of WWI disaster

    Britain's last surviving warship from Gallipoli is being restored to mark the bloody campaign's centenary, as a new exhibition tries to counter myths surrounding the disastrous World War I offensive. HMS M33, one of only three British ships remaining from the whole 1914-1918 war, is being painstakingly renovated in a dry dock in Portsmouth, the Royal Navy's home on the English south coast. The rudimentary ship is being conserved to help bring the story of Gallipoli to life -- and attempt to paint a more rounded picture of the costly Allied attempt to seize the Turkish peninsula.

  • Johnny Depp's a no show for Pirates of the Caribbean filming

    Johnny Depp has failed to return to the set of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. A source told the Gold Coast Bulletin: "Everyone's hoping they have managed to get him on another flight. Filming on the blockbuster was halted when Johnny returned to the US for treatment last month after he injured his hand, reportedly after hitting a glass door during a heated conversation with wife Amber Heard.

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  • Doctor criticised over newborn death

    A doctor and a district health board have been heavily censured for a multitude of failings that led to the death of a newborn baby. A pregnant woman was 10 days overdue with her third baby when she arrived at a Lakes District Health Board hospital in the Rotorua or Taupo districts. The medical mistakes have been catalogued by Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill who released findings on Monday outlining "significant concerns about the individual and team failings in this case".

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  • Russell Crowe's rugby team wrecked his marriage

    Russell Crowe believes buying a rugby team "cost him his marriage". The 'Gladiator' star - who split from wife Danielle Spencer in 2012 - doesn't regret buying South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006 because it has been a good business decision, but the investment took its toll on his personal life.

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  • For retirees, downsizing has many upsides

    If you are getting on in age and still own the home you bought when your kids were young, you've probably given some thought to downsizing. Alan Biederman did a year ago, when he sold his four-bedroom home in Hazlet, New Jersey. Biederman, a 61-year-old magazine production manager, intends to retire in June and relocate to Rodgers, Minnesota, where he and his wife recently bought a newly built two-bedroom town home for much less than the sale price of their former home.

  • Miley Cryus bares breasts in tribute to Joan Jett

    Miley Cyrus bared her breasts in tribute to Joan Jett as she inducted the singer in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker arrived at the prestigious ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio last night (18.04.15) wearing revealing black dungarees and pink heart shaped nipple covers adorned with the legendary singer's initials to welcome her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts into the club. Miley - who also sported unshaved armpits - gushed over Joan as she took to the stage and recalled an encounter between herself and the 56-year-old star.

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  • The Most Toxic Types of People to Avoid at Work

    Anyone who has ever worked in an office knows there's more to succeeding at your job than just doing the work itself. A big part of almost any position involves "relationship management" -- in other words, knowing how to get along with different personality

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  • Hong Kong lawmaker rapped for 'racist' views on maids' sex lives

    A senior Hong Kong politician is under fire after she accused some Filipina domestic helpers of seducing their male employers, in comments branded "racist" and "offensive" by critics. There are 300,000 maids in Hong Kong, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia, with concern growing among rights groups over their welfare following a string of abuse cases. In an op-ed article in Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao on Friday, Ip told how jilted expatriate wives had complained to her that their maids had led their husbands astray.

  • Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

    The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos of intense recent Chinese construction over seven reefs and shoals in the Spratly archipelago of the flashpoint South China Sea. "We have compelling reasons to raise our voice to tell the whole world the adverse effects of China's aggressiveness," Catapang told reporters, describing the reclamation and construction activities as "massive".

  • How to banish bra bulge

    If you’re a woman, you’re probably familiar with the infamous bra bulge — the fat that tends to show up near the middle of your back around your bra, often accentuated by a slightly-too-tight bra band. In the world of body trouble spots, the bra bulge is like having a dull ringing in your ears: It really only bugs you, and it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but it’s still hella annoying. The bra bulge is actually caused by a combination of factors.

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  • Hospital criticised over teen's death

    A 15-year-old teenager who died after he had his appendix removed should have received better post-operative care, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found. Commissioner Anthony Hill on Monday released a report into the 15-year-old boy's death which found an anaesthetist, two nurses and the West Coast District Health Board breached professional standards. The teenager had an emergency appendectomy at Grey Base Hospital in November 2012.

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  • All Blacks covered for Cruden loss

    The All Blacks will be grateful they learned a lesson last time with five-eighth Aaron Cruden set to miss their Rugby World Cup title defence. Cruden is to undergo a knee reconstruction after being diagnosed with a ruptured ACL suffered in the Chiefs' Super Rugby loss to the NSW Waratahs on Saturday. It's a lesson coach Steve Hansen took from the successful 2011 World Cup campaign when New Zealand's bid was threatened by their longtime over-dependence on playmaking great Dan Carter, who was ruled out by injury in mid-campaign.

  • Russia has bigger concerns than oil, ruble: Deputy PM

    Faced with the triple whammy of plunging oil prices, currency volatility and Western sanctions, there's no dearth of challenges for Russia's ailing economy, but Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said what hurts most is the scarcity of financing for new investments. Russia's economy, which grew by just 0.6 percent in 2014, is expected to enter a deep recession this year under the weight of lower oil prices and sanctions, which have compounded the country's underlying structural weaknesses and undermined business and consumer confidence. "We were not counting on higher oil prices in our economic policies.