• Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • The Latest: A320 pilot describes safeguards against lockout

    A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If, however, the person in the cockpit denies access, the door remains locked, said the pilot.

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  • Dhoni defends cricketing future

    MS Dhoni has been forced to defend his future in the game as Indian fans took to the streets to protest his side's semi-final exit from cricket's World Cup at the hands of Australia. The 33-year-old was run out for 65 by Glenn Maxwell who picked up the ball at midwicket and produced a beautiful throw that connected despite his having just one stump to aim at. Conversely Dhoni looked disinterested in pushing for the run and didn't even bother to ground his bat.

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  • 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. "For the first 20 minutes, they spoke in a normal fashion, courteous, like normal pilots. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday.

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  • Japanese navy gets biggest flat-top since WWII-era aircraft carriers

    Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific. The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding the capability of its military to operate overseas and enters service as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks lawmaker approval to loosen the restraints of Japan's pacifist post-war constitution.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brazil hand France first defeat since World Cup

    Brazil inflicted France's first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France on Thursday. Neymar and Luiz Gustavo scored after the interval with Oscar having cancelled out Raphael Varane's first-half opener as the visitors notched a seventh consecutive win in the aftermath of their embarrassing World Cup campaign on home soil. Brazil have now scored 17 goals and conceded two since they hosted the finals, which they finished in fourth place after a humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat by eventual champions Germany and a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place match.

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  • Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower

    Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower.The 17-year-old reality star loves having "pampering days" to relax and take care of her hair and skin.She said: "I love pampering days. I usually take a shower or bath for about two hours and scrub my whole

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  • I Achieved the American Dream — and It Was Awful

    The year was 2008. I was 25, pregnant with twins, and very much in love. And we had just hit the quintessential American rite of passage: We bought our first home. The large, open floor plan beckoned us. Before the ink was dry, we’d bought a lawnmower

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  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

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  • One Direction Fans Are Livid Over Liam Payne's Jokes

    Liam Payne landed himself in hot water with One Direction fans after making jokes about bandmate Zayn Malik's absence. Photo: The One Direction star jokingly hid his bandmate's face with his hand on the printed board as he, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan posed for a photograph with some fans. Although some fans didn't see the funny side of the post, with one - Gorgia Rose - writing, "How dare you cover Zayn's face?

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  • The Case That Captivated The World: Uncovering The Deadly Truth About Serial

    On the afternoon of January 13, 1999, as she did many days during the winter sports season, Hae Min Lee, 18, should have been keeping score at a wrestling match at Baltimore County’s Woodlawn High School in Maryland, USA. By December of that year, the strain had become too much and Hae and Adnan finally ended their romance.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Retirement rip-off? The $17B barrier for savers

    When Booker O'Neal reviewed his investment statement last fall, he noticed something odd: All the stock market indexes were up for the year, but his nest egg was down 3 percent. "I asked myself: What am I getting for that?" said O'Neal. It's a question a lot of investors are beginning to ask-both about the fees they're paying for advice on their retirement accounts and the hidden costs of the investments within them.

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  • 'Quiet pint' in England ends in Thailand

    What was supposed to be a quiet drink in Middlebrough’s Southern Cross pub for Phillip Boyle and Jamie Blyth finished up 12,000 kilometres away… in Thailand, the Daily Mail reports. It was at this point that Mr Boyle had a bright idea. “After lots of jokes, at around 11 am the next day with a hangover, Jamie asks if I had my passport handy and came up with the idea of us going to Thailand straight away,” Mr Blythe told the Daily Mail.

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  • PM Cameron uses last parliament clash before election to rule out tax rise

    British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last debate in parliament before a national election on May 7 to try to push his Conservative Party ahead of opposition Labour in stagnant opinion polls by ruling out a rise in value added tax. With both parties neck-and-neck in polls and the economy likely to be a decisive factor in the election, Cameron wrong footed Labour leader Ed Miliband who challenged him to rule out a rise in VAT -- by doing just that. "The answer is yes," said Cameron when asked to pledge he would not raise the consumption tax, which is currently set at a standard rate of 20 percent.

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  • Stiff and sore Vettori ready for farewell

    There is no more appropriate way for Daniel Vettori to end his New Zealand career than with a hobble. Spinner Vettori developed back stiffness at the bowling crease during the Black Caps' momentous semi-final win over South Africa in Auckland, but it isn't expected to threaten his availability for Sunday's final in Melbourne. The 36-year-old was able to bat - he was at the other end when Grant Elliott struck his winning six on Tuesday - but is likely to experience some pain while bowling to Australia or India in the decider.

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  • Bank forecloses on sitcom star's properties over nonpayment

    A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties. First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently foreclosed on four of "Perfect Strangers" star Bronson Pinchot's Harford Township properties, including the community's post office. The bank says the 55-year-old Pinchot owes more than $270,000 and hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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