• NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Rally Falters Above 0.76 Mark

    DailyFX.com - To receive Ilya's analysis directly via email, please SIGN UP HERE Talking Points: NZD/USD Technical Strategy:Flat Support: 0.7514, 0.7479, 0.7421 Resistance:0.7573, 0.7619, 0.7666 The New Zealand Dollar failed to maintain upward

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  • The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

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  • Australia must play swing better - Clarke

    Australia captain Michael Clarke said his side had to bat better against swing bowling if they were to win the World Cup after a top-order collapse ultimately proved decisive in a dramatic one-wicket defeat by New Zealand. Clarke's men were bundled out for just 151 after he won the toss in a Pool A clash against fellow tournament co-hosts New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday, with left-arm swing bowler Trent Boult taking a career-best five for 27. "We were extremely poor, there is no doubt about that," said Clarke.

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  • S. Africa family reunited with child snatched in 1997

    A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, her biological family and South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between the 17-year-old and her younger biological sister who started attending the same school this year. DNA tests have confirmed that the older girl is the daughter of Celeste and Morne Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur hospital as a three-day-old baby named Zephany in April 1997, local media reported.

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  • Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

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  • Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

    Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical Sunni militants. Security sources and residents said the attack on Samarra was launched at 5.30 am (0230 GMT) when two Islamic State suicide bombers blew up their cars in the northern area of Sur Shnas. At the same time a man drove a Humvee rigged with explosives into the south of the city and detonated it, while Islamic State fighters attacked security forces to the west with sniper fire, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

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  • Bill Nighy 'got busted' smuggling Marmite

    Bill Nighy "got busted" trying to sneak Marmite through airport security. The 65-year-old actor, who stars alongside Dame Judi Dench in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', has revealed his love of Marmite and Yorkshire Tea, both of which he tried to take with him to India when filming the new movie. "The problem is that I'm addicted to Yorkshire Tea, and for me, nothing else can really hit the spot.

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  • Entire house goes missing

    Audacious thieves stole the 110-square metre wooden home from its foundations in Oregon, and no-one has seen it since. In a press conference, Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah says police are investigating the theft. According to Oregon news channel KOBI, nobody was home at the time of the theft.

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  • Jury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home

    Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, jurors found Friday after a trial that spotlighted one of the world's biggest private homes. MagCorp's bankruptcy trustee argued the billionaire built the mansion with money improperly milked from the company.

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  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North. "The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially", he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying.

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  • The dress that broke the Internet

    By some reckonings, Buzzfeed invented "viral," but its deputy news director, Jon Passatino, appeared truly surprised by just how many clicks the dress generated. Neetzan Zimmerman, formerly an editor at another viral content machine, Gawker, and widely considered an expert in virality, tweeted that the dress is a "viral singularity." It appears to have started with a Tumblr post of the photo, headlined "what colors are this dress," and spread from there as those who saw white-and-gold engaged in pitched battles with the blue-and-black camp.

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  • Mazda CX-3 Goes on Sale in Japan

    Mazda CX-3 XD Touring L PackageHiroshima, Japan, Feb 27, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has launched the all-new Mazda CX-3 compact crossover SUV in Japan. The model goes on sale today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Autozam dealerships nationwide with a manufacturer's suggested retail price ranging from 2,376,000 yen to 3,024,000 yen (tax included). The company expects to sell 3,000 units per month in Japan.

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  • 6 women accuse hot yoga founder of sex assaults, groping

    A yoga guru who founded a rigorous routine of exercises practiced in steamy rooms around the world is facing lawsuits by six women who claim he sexually assaulted them. The most recent case, filed Feb. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court, said Bikram Choudhury raped a Canadian woman who had shelled out $10,000 from her college fund for a nine-week class so she could teach the 26-pose technique to others. "Throughout the sexual abuse, defendant Bikram Choudhury offered multiple explanations and justifications for his behavior," the lawsuit said.

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  • Madonna Has Whiplash After Falling at the Brit Awards

    Madonna has addressed her massive fall at the Brit Awards. Photo: The 56-year-old star was yanked down a small flight of stairs when her dance troupe attempted to remove her huge cape during her performance of Living For Love at the ceremony in London, and she admits the dramatic fall has left her with a slight neck injury.

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  • Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

    Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. The second was abruptly truncated with a fine first serve, and this seemed to inspire Federer.

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  • Hamm: My big fat divorce check 'got the job done'

    Oil tycoon Harold Hamm told CNBC on Friday his nearly $1 billion check to ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall helped put his divorce "in the rearview mirror." "That became a famous check. Read More Harold Hamm's ex cashes the big check after all "It laid around for a week or so," said Hamm. Mr. Hamm may hope that the 'job is done,' but the Oklahoma Supreme Court, not Mr. Hamm, will determine when this matter is concluded," the attorney said.

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  • NRL can't lose Inglis, says Smith

    NRL boss Dave Smith will speak with Greg Inglis in a bid to keep the South Sydney superstar in rugby league. Despite being off-contract with Souths at the end of 2017, Inglis is the subject of massive money offers from European rugby. Sonny Bill Williams, Sam Burgess and Ben Te'o all defected to the rival code at the end of 2014 and Smith believes the NRL can't afford to let Inglis do likewise.

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  • Under Russia, isolated Crimea is twilight zone for business

    While many supporters of annexation of the Black Sea province from Ukraine expected to be better off under Moscow's rule, business in Crimea is strangled by economic isolation, Western sanctions, and local authorities nationalising key Ukrainian firms. Chernetskaya's firm, which produces accounting software, has had to fire most of the 55-strong staff, leaving just five.

    AFP
  • Stink bugs stopped dead in their tracks

    New Zealand is well protected against a bug considered even worse than the Queensland fruit fly that's been found at the country's borders, say the Ministry for Primary Industries. The reassurance comes after Labour MP Damien O'Connor said 13 brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in New Zealand in the last six months. Labour said there was a risk the pest could be establishing itself here "while the Ministry for Primary Industries is tearing around looking for fruit flies".

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  • Tributes pour in for Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr Spock

    "Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy," said Obama, who recalled meeting the Boston-born Nimoy with the Vulcan salute in 2007. More than a household name, Nimoy was a "lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time," the president added. "I loved Spock," said Obama.

    AFP