• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Ellen Pao gender-bias lawsuit is 'frivolous'

    The jury is deliberating in the lawsuit of Ellen Pao, a former junior partner of Silicon Valley heavyweight venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins, who is suing the firm for gender-based discrimination. First, I am going to say to Pao and other financial-services workers the same thing that I have said to minimum-wage workers and everyone in between: nobody owes you a job. Read More Carol Roth: Back off, Washington!

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  • Ed Sheeran confirms he's single

    Ed Sheeran has confirmed he has split form Athina Andrelos. Following the confession, Ed - who started dating Athina last year - appeared surprised that he'd been asked the question. The DJ redeemed himself by jokingly encouraging Ed to go out and "stab" everyone.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

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  • Chechnya threatens to arm Mexico against US

    The Russian satellite state of Chechnya has threatened to supply weapons to Mexican rebels to aid a conflict against the United States, in a move that has been quickly quashed by the Russian Kremlin. Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov, the speaker for the Chechen parliament, reacted angrily this week to the U.S. Congress which on Monday agreed to a non-binding resolution that called on U.S. President Barack Obama to supply lethal aid to Ukraine . Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. had no right to urge Russia to behave in a certain way to its near neighbors and questioned the legal status of territories like California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.

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  • Kylie Jenner stole Kris' beauty products

    Kylie Jenner used to steal her mother's beauty products. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has admitted she regularly borrowed beauty products from Kris Jenner and was left "embarrassed" when her half-sister Khloe Kardashian pointed out the foundation was the wrong shade for her.

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  • 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

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  • Here's how pilots lock down cockpits

    Video has resurfaced showing the reinforced cockpit doors that regulators mandated Airbus to install following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. An Airbus spokesman confirmed to The New York Times on Thursday that the company had produced the

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  • Putin's mystery military award points to Ukraine involvement

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded several military units a hugely prestigious title that was given to troops for heroism during WWII, sparking new questions about the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine. Putin this week bestowed the honorary "guards" title on two air assault brigades and a communications regiment, with the award being seen by some analysts as a tacit acknowledgement that Russian troops have been fighting in east Ukraine. The defence ministry in Moscow says that the honorary title is not given to military units "in times of peace".

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  • House flippers' new tactic: Crowdfunding

    Home prices are rising at a fast clip again, which is bringing house flippers back to the market. Just like during the housing boom, they are buying distressed properties, doing quick rehabs and selling them for a fast profit. Unlike during the boom, however, some of these flippers can't get mortgages to ply their trade.

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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. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday.

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  • 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.

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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

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