• Decoding your vaginal discharge

    Photo: .Like most women with other things going on in life, you probably don’t give your vaginal discharge much thought. It’s a bit of a mystery why some women develop BV, but it generally means that something has upset the bacterial balance in your vagina, though experts aren’t always sure what.

    Women's Health
  • 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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  • Kiwi mother grieves death of radical son

    Kiwi mother Karolina Dam was scrolling through her Facebook feed when she saw one small post announcing the death of her son. It stated that Lukas Dam, 18, died a martyr in the Kurdish city of Kobane last December where the young Muslim was fighting for the terrorist group Islamic State. Ms Dam, distraught over her loss, has hit out at authorities in Denmark, where she lives, saying they should have done more to prevent Lukas from travelling to Syria and joining the sect.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bobby Brown: Bobbi Kristina is awake

    Bobby Brown says Bobbi Kristina is "awake". The 46-year-old singer - whose daughter, 22, has been in a medically induced coma since she was found face down in a bathtub in January this year - alluded to the fact she may have woken up when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (18.0.4.15). It remains unconfirmed whether the aspiring actress - whom Bobby had with the late singer Whitney Houston - has in fact regained consciousness and it was recently reported she had been moved to a long-term acute care facility at DeKalb Medical in Georgia.

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  • Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

    A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya. The video, in which militants call Christians "crusaders" who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size, in an area of shrubland, being shot in the head.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Yahoo Lifestyle
  • NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi's fate this week at the mercy of US interest rate views

    The New Zealand dollar's fortunes will probably be determined by changing views of US interest rates this week, after softer US economic data prompted some investors to push out their expectations of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. The kiwi may trade between 74.50 US cents and 78.60 cents, according to a BusinessDesk survey of 13 currency advisers. Five expect the kiwi could gain, five bet it will fall and three say it will likely remain largely unchanged.

    BusinessDesk
  • Aboriginal passport not recognised

    An Auckland-born Aboriginal sovereignty campaigner says he is frustrated he was "hassled" by Customs officers when he tried to enter Australia on an Aboriginal passport. Callum Clayton-Dixon, who chairs the Aboriginal Provisional Government, said he was questioned for around 30 minutes on Friday evening when he arrived at the Brisbane International Airport from a trip to New Zealand. Mr Clayton-Dixon, whose Aboriginal grandfather emigrated to New Zealand, said the passport should be recognised by the Australian government.

    NZ Newswire
  • David and Victoria Beckham fallen 'in love' with Madonna's LA mansion

    David and Victoria Beckham have fallen "in love" with Madonna's £18 million mansion. "David kept winking at Victoria and the way they kept smiling was like they were already picturing their future there.

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  • Al Pacino doesn't shop

    Al Pacino hasn't done his own grocery shopping for 50 years. The 74-year-old screen legend - who has a grown-up daughter, Julie Marie, with an ex-partner and 14-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with former girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo - admits he hasn't been able to lead a normal life since finding fame several decades ago. The 'Danny Collins' star will support his children if they decide to follow in his footsteps because he thinks they are already showing signs of talent.

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  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

    Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 34-year-old reckoned she had savoured her emergency return, as she brought back memories of her teenage pomp in a thrilling 48-minute first set before capitulating 6-4 6-0 to world number nine Radwanska after 76 enjoyable minutes.

    Reuters
  • Felix the Cat found after two weeks spent wandering JFK Airport

    Felix disappeared when his airline-approved carrier was crushed while being unloaded from an Etihad Airways flight coming from Abu Dhabi to the U.S. The pet’s owners, Jennifer Stewart and Joe Naaman, were flying home after living in Abu Dhabi for three years. Bonnie Folz, who leads a volunteer group that assists find lost and stolen pets, helped find and identify the cat.

    Total Travel
  • India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

    Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. Around 70 million Indians smoke the hand-rolled bidis, which are nimbly bound together by workers such as Alvi and her young relatives with khaki-coloured tendu leaves and cotton thread.

    AFP
  • Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

    A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. "We have a lot of elders who are concerned about having enough capacity to bury their families when it's time to go," said Mahealani Cypher, who represents the Koolau Foundation, which is pushing the state to update its burial laws. Several bills in the Legislature seek to change state law to encourage traditional Hawaiian burials.

    Associated Press
  • Japan lesbian couple 'wed' amid calls for same-sex marriage

    A lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday, as calls grow for Japan to legalise same-sex marriage. While their marriage will not be recognised under law, actresses Ayaka Ichinose, 34, and Akane Sugimori, 28 -- both dressed in white -- tied the knot in front of some 80 relatives and friends. "We held the wedding ceremony so that it might become easier for others to do the same in the future," Sugimori told press afterwards.

    AFP
  • Olivia Wilde 'shocked' by reaction to breastfeeding picture

    Olivia Wilde was "shocked" by the reaction to images of her breastfeeding her son. The 31-year-old actress, whose partner is Jason Sudeikis, was pictured breastfeeding her son Otis in a magazine in September and thinks the reaction it caused was completely disproportionate. The star - whose son celebrates his first birthday on Monday (20.04.15) - told Huff Post Parents: "I was shocked that there were still people who find it inappropriate because they think it's a sexual thing.

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  • Welcome to the condo of the future

    Lake Life, an executive condominium under development in Singapore, provides a glimpse into housing of the not-so-distant future. "I've always been a promoter of using technology for enhancing lifestyle," Vincent Ong, managing partner at Evia Real Estate told CNBC. Lake Life, which will be ready for occupation in 2018, is located in Jurong Lake District - a former industrial neighborhood that was recently designated as the test-bed for smart city initiatives.

    CNBC
  • Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical. Relations between Moscow and Washington and other Western powers have soured over the conflict in Russia's neighbour Ukraine, sinking to an all-time low.

    Reuters
  • Kendall Jenner bombards Kylie Jenner with texts

    Kendall Jenner says she is obsessed with Kylie Jenner. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, 19, insists there is no rivalry between her and her younger sister, 17, and she bombards her sibling with text messages every day. Asked about their relationship, the top model said: "If you really want the truth, I text Kylie so many times and I look like a desperate girlfriend or something because she does not respond to me.

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  • Philip Vela hailed as industry leader

    Tributes are flowing for one of New Zealand's most successful businessmen and racing identities Philip Vela, who has died after an illness. Mr Vela passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Te Kowhai, NZ Thoroughbred Racing said on Saturday. Philip and his brother Sir Peter Vela built a fishing company empire up in the 1970s and purchased the then struggling Wrightson Bloodstock in 1997, renaming it New Zealand Bloodstock.

    NZ Newswire