• Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Duchess Catherine to be induced?

    Britain's Duchess Catherine could have her labour induced this week. The 33-year-old royal - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage to Prince William - is believed to have been due to give birth to her second child on April 23 and, with doctors at St. Mary's Hospital's Lindo Wing reportedly reluctant to allow a woman to go over a week past her due date, she could receive medical attention to speed up the process. It is believed Catherine and William welcomed their son Prince George, now 21 months, into the world three days late.

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  • Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

    Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano. The specter of heavy rain only added to the anxiety of thousands of people whose lives were turned upside down when Calbuco burst into life twice in as many days last week, having been dormant for more than 50 years. More than 6,500 people living nearby were told to evacuate after Calbuco erupted on Wednesday and Thursday, belching out a massive column of ash and lava, and triggering a spectacular showcase of Mother Nature's formidable powers.

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  • Kylie Jenner: I'm still in awe of my dad

    Kylie Jenner is "still in awe" of her dad Bruce. The 17-year-old reality TV star has responded to her father's tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, in which he speaks about his gender transition, by voicing her support for Bruce and saying she's "never been more proud" of the former Olympian. During the interview, which was broadcast yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce admitted he has "the soul of a female".

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Scarlett Johansson: It's hard for actors and actresses to marry

    Scarlett Johansson thinks it's hard for actors and actresses to enjoy successful marriages. The 30-year-old beauty, who recently starred in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', was married to fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds from 2008 until 2011 and Scarlett's admitted that it's tough for two people who exist within the acting bubble to maintain a healthy relationship over a lengthy period of time. The actress - who married Romain Dauriac last year - told Parade magazine: "Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in.

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  • Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

    Australia urged Indonesia Monday to wait before executing two men on drugs offences until a corruption investigation into the judges that sentenced them was completed. "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could face the firing squad within days, along with others from Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and an Indonesian prisoner. "I should point out that Mr Chan and Mr Sukumaran's lawyers are pursuing action before the Constitutional Court in Indonesia," Bishop told ABC radio.

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  • Key hopes for little ponytail-gate fallout

    There was no power imbalance in the ponytail incident, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key has been under fire after it was revealed he had pulled Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey's ponytail on several occasions at the cafe where she worked, despite being asked several times to stop. Green Party co-Leader Metiria Turei says he should have know better and stopped when asked to.

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

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  • Lena Dunham: Rape left me 'powerless'

    Lena Dunham felt "powerless" after she had been raped. The Girls star has admitted she felt as though her "value" had been determined by another person, following the serious sexual assault. The 28-year-old star is now using her terrible experience to help other victims of sexual assault and to help give a voice to those who have survived.

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  • Colin Farrell hasn't dated for four years

    Colin Farrell hasn't been on a date in four years. The 38-year-old actor is famous for his dalliances with many A-list women including Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Lindsay Lohan but has insisted his lothario days are now far behind him as he's much more interested in raising his two sons, James, 11 and five-year-old Henry. Colin said: "I am a good boy these days.

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  • Dempsey wants more family time

    Patrick Dempsey wants to spend more time with his family after quitting Grey’s Anatomy. The 49-year-old actor played Derek Shepherd for 11 seasons and split from wife Jillian in January after 15 years of marriage. A source previously claimed the actor, who was also married to his former manager Rocky Parker from 1987-1994, was devastated about his split from make-up artist Jillian even though they had been “living separate lives” for some time.

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  • Scientists convinced of quake, drill link

    Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another. Until now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. A series of government and academic studies over the past few years - including at least two reports released last week alone - has added to the body of evidence implicating the US drilling boom over the past decade or so.

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  • Russia ponders raising retirement age in budget crunch

    Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin's rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: raising the retirement age. Now, faced with a shrinking economy thanks to Western sanctions over Ukraine, an oil price that is half of what it was a year ago and a weak ruble, even Putin is cautiously bringing up the subject, which threatens to unleash protests and hurt his high ratings. "The retirement age is one of the key issues," the president said in his annual phone-in session earlier this month.

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  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to decide who is the world's best "pound-for-pound" boxer. To most of the Philippines' population of almost 100 million, Pacquiao, winner of an unparallelled eight world championships in different weight divisions, is a well-loved national symbol, living proof that success is possible with hard work even if you are dirt-poor.

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  • No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

    There is still time to save lives — that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. "There are 14 international medical teams on the way and either 14 or 15 international search-and-rescue teams on the way," she said.

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  • England win after fairytale day for Anderson

    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Reuters) - A devastating spell from seam bowler James Anderson set England up for a nine-wicket triumph in the second test against West Indies on Saturday as the tourists went 1-0 up in the three-match series. A fiery Anderson ripped through the West Indies middle order in the opening session of the fifth and final day, making excellent use of the new ball to record figures of four for 43. The Lancastrian also claimed two catches and ran out Jason Holder as the home team were bowled out for 307 having resumed on 202 for two.

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  • Bobby Brown files for guardianship over daughter's estate?

    Bobby Brown has reportedly filed for guardianship over Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate. The 46-year-old singer is believed to have submitted documents to request he controls the estate left to his 22-year-old daughter when her mother Whitney Houston passed away in 2012, 11Alive reports. Bobbi is currently being treated in a medical rehabilitation centre after being found unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31.

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  • Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

    Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday. French customs shared "specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British coastguards to board a tug 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Scotland carrying a very large quantity of cocaine, more than two tons" on Thursday, it said in a statement. The drugs were found when the HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant intercepted the Hamal, a 35-metre tugboat registered in the Marshall Islands and owned by a Ukrainian company.

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  • Beckhams 'proud' of Romeo's marathon run

    Victoria and David Beckham are "so proud" of their son for running the London Marathon. The 41-year-old fashion designer and the 39-year-old soccer star came out to support Romeo, 12, as he took part in the children's race, earning £6000 for charity. The couple's other sons, Brooklyn, 16 and 10-year-old Cruz, were also there to support their brother, with the whole family dressing in custom-made 'Team Romeo' t-shirts.

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