• Duchess of Cambridge makes final public appearances before giving birth

    Britain's Duchess of Cambridge is making her final public appearances today (27.03.15) before giving birth. The 33-year-old royal has travelled with her husband the Duke of Cambridge to south London, where her final three engagements are planned to take place. The Duchess - who was known as Kate Middleton prior to her marriage to Prince William in 2011 - visited the Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London, where she was introduced to Doreen Lawrence, whose son was murdered in a racist attack in 1993.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action

    It's rare for pilots to intentionally crash commercial airliners but Tuesday's Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps is not the first where suspicion falls on a pilot. Pilot suicide is among the various theories in last year's mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Crowe in McCullum's thoughts before final

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has paid a touching tribute to ailing former skipper Martin Crowe on the eve of the World Cup final. The former batting great, who is terminally ill with a rare blood disease, will be on at hand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to watch the Black Caps play Australia. "My precarious life ahead may not afford me the luxury of many more games to watch and enjoy," Crowe wrote on the ESPNcricinfo website.

    AAP
  • 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
  • Waratahs beat Blues in Super Rugby

    Bernard Foley has booted the NSW Waratahs back into Super Rugby's top six on a night of comedy and melodrama at Allianz Stadium. Two second-half penalty goals from Foley and a late try to replacement Peter Betham saved the Waratahs' blushes in a drab 23-11 victory over the winless and last-placed Blues. Disgruntled fans jeered and booed Peyper after the South African spent the last five minutes of the first half relentlessly re-setting scrums as the Waratahs camped themselves on the Blues line.

    AAP
  • Airline employee swipes money from passenger’s wallet

    United Airlines baggage handler Joseph A. Bruno, was busted snatching US$576 out of a travellers wallet after the passenger put it in a bin to go through airline security at Newark Liberty International Airport. Bruno was behind the traveller in the security line, according to the New York Post, and allegedly swiped the money before the owner made it through security to the other side. It’s a well-known scam for con artists to distract travellers and hold up lines to separate people from their belongings in the security line, giving the thieves the time and space to make off with unsuspecting passengers’ things.

    Total Travel
  • Tourists camping in eerie abandoned theme park in China

    A creepy abandoned theme park in Wuhan, China, has recently become a magnet for tourists. Construction on ‘Universal Park’ was abandoned in 1999, leaving numerous copycat monuments, such as the Egyptian pyramids, to waste and overgrowth.RELATED: Belgium

    Total Travel
  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

    Reuters
  • Residents atop failing dam fret about plan to replace it

    J-me Braig smiles fondly as she talks about the six generations of her family that have loved Buckeye Lake. About 370 homes are built into the roughly 180-year-old central Ohio dam, which is mostly edged by a masonry wall and vertical metal plates that catch the waves in the recreational reservoir. In the few steps from Braig's porch to the grassy embankment's edge, she crosses the invisible line between private and public land, a blurred division brought into focus by a recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report.

    Associated Press
  • How oil is preparing for a new world order

    A new oil order has arrived and it will be marked by greater uncertainty and generally lower oil prices as the oil industry frantically re-prices as costs decline and gains in efficiency are made, strategists say. And amid heightened uncertainty, oil prices can swing sharply in either direction as developments this week have shown with a crisis in Yemen triggering a spike in crude.

    CNBC
  • Madonna's entourage difficult for Ellen show

    Madonna's "obnoxious" entourage made the atmosphere on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' "really awkward". "It was incredibly hard to deal with one full week of Madonna. "Madonna's posse that she brought along with her for 'Madonna Week' was larger than any entourage that has ever come on the show before.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Key tries to drum up Northland votes

    National looks to be staring down the barrel of defeat in the Northland by-election - a seat it held with a 9300-vote majority at the last election. In a last-ditch bid to drum up support, Prime Minister John Key turned on the charm offensive, hitting the campaign trail with National's candidate Mark Osborne for the second day in a row. With opinion polls showing NZ First leader Winston Peters well out in front, Mr Key is pinning his hopes on National voters turning out en masse on Saturday.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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
  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. HTC is largely keeping the same design, but improving the camera and personalizing the home screen based on your location.

    Associated Press
  • Bonds Reveal Their Baby Of The Year

    Poppy H, the winner of the Bonds Baby Search. Photo: SuppliedMeet Poppy from the Northern Territory – she has just taken out the hotly-contested Bonds Baby Search for 2015.Alongside Poppy, 18 other young Aussies (aged from 0-6 months to 3 years) were

    marie claire
  • Russian military TV station offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

    A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late Thursday, inviting him to visit Moscow in April and discuss launching a car show in Russia. The Guinness Book of World Records has described "Top Gear" as the world's most widely watched factual program.

    Associated Press
  • Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

    A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday. Last year, the agency announced 10 cases of deceptive advertising and loans. Officials say the more recent investigation in U.S. and Canada involved the Justice Department and state prosecutors.

    Associated Press
  • Germanwings co-pilot had suffered depression: report

    The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday. The co-pilot sought psychiatric help for "a bout of heavy depression" in 2009 and was still getting assistance from doctors, the newspaper said, quoting documents from Germany's air transport regulator Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA). Andreas Lubitz, 28, was receiving "regular individualised medical" treatment, Bild reported, adding that Germanwings' parent company Lufthansa had transmitted this information to the LBA.

    AFP
  • 7 Companies With Perks That Will Totally Make You Jealous

    "Employees can take the time they need to feel refreshed and balanced," says Pinterest spokeswoman Jamie Favazza. At the corporate headquarters in Emeryville, California, employees have access to an on-site dance studio, gym and rock climbing wall. Clif Bar & Company workers also receive 2 1/2 hours of paid workout time each week.

    U.S.News & World Report