• Prince Charles frustrated by Middletons

    Britain's Prince Charles is reportedly frustrated by the influence Duchess Catherine's parents have in Prince William's life. The 66-year-old heir-to-the-throne is said to feel upset that his son and daughter-in-law - who are expecting their second child together - spend so much time with her parents Michael and Carole Middleton, including a recent holiday to Mustique, while he rarely gets to see his grandson Prince George, 19 months. The family have made few, if any, trips to Charles' Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire over the past year, with insiders speculating William is keen to protect his family from a similar "stiff" upbringing to the one he endured, while Carole is said to not get along particularly well with William's stepmother Duchess Camilla.

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  • Where the most millionaires are moving-and fleeing

    According to a new study from global real estate consultant Knight Frank with Fragomen, the immigration specialist for the wealthy, more millionaires than ever are looking for homes in other countries. So where are millionaires moving from and going to to? The second largest millionaire loser is India, which saw 43,400, or 27 percent of its millionaires, leave the country in those 10 years.

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  • Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

    Australia has formally complained to Indonesia over the treatment of two men facing the firing squad, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, amid reports their execution could be delayed for up to 10 days. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug trafficking gang, were moved on Wednesday to the place where they are due to be killed. Australia was dismayed at the level of security used to transport them from Bali to the so-called "execution island" of Nusakambangan with dozens of armed police on hand, and outraged that photographs emerged from on board the plane.

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  • When to retire? The answer may surprise you

    The average retirement age seems to have stabilized at 62 for women and 64 for men, according to new research from Boston College's Center for Retirement Research. "An individual who delays claiming Social Security from age 62 to age 70 receives a monthly benefit that is 76 percent higher," said Alicia Munnell, director of the center. The retirement age is stabilizing largely because the forces pushing it higher have been played out.

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  • 'Seinfeld' actor Daniel von Bargen dies at 64

    Von Bargen, who also stood out as Commandant Edwin Spangler on the ABC sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, died Sunday after a long illness, his friend, actor Bob Colonna, said. Cincinnati TV station WLWT also reported the news. In February 2012, von Bargen was seriously injured when he shot himself in the temple in an apparent suicide attempt, distraught because he had been battling diabetes and was set to have two toes removed.

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  • Five stunners from the Geneva car show

    Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars. It is the high-end, impossibly expensive but seductively powerful sports cars that will get crowds gawking and cameras flashing when doors open to the public Thursday.

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  • Hamburg residents take revenge on late-night revelers with urine-repellent paint

    Residents of Hamburg's St. Pauli's nightclub district are getting their own back on late-night revelers who urinate on public buildings, with a new high-tech paint that sends the spray bouncing right back at them. A local interest group has applied the special water-repellent paint, also used in shipbuilding, on two especially frequented buildings in the renowned nightclub district near the port to deter "Wildpinkler", as Germans call them. "This paint job sends a direct message back to perpetrators that their wild urinating on this wall is not welcome," Julia Staron, who organized the group, told Reuters.

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  • Lion opens tourists’ car door during safari

    Forget opposable thumbs, one enterprising lion has figured out how to open car doors with its teeth and terrify unsuspecting tourists.

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  • All Blacks dominate world's Top 100

    New Zealand has produced 21 of the world’s top 100 rugby players, according to a British newspaper’s latest rankings. The Telegraph has published their 'Top 100 rugby union players' and the list was dominated by Kiwis, with All Blacks taking out the top four spots. Unsurprisingly, Richie McCaw was named as no 1, where they described him as “Mr Indestructible, Mr Noble, Mr Success – you can hang any number of complimentary monikers on the New Zealand captain and all would be appropriate.

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  • Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

    Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness and a military source said Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters. The offensive is the biggest Iraqi forces have yet mounted against IS, which has declared an Islamic caliphate on captured territory in Iraq and Syria and spread fear across the region by slaughtering Arab and Western hostages and killing or kidnapping members of religious minorities like Yazidis and Christians.

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  • These are the richest billionaires under 40

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has created more billionaires under 40 than any other company, according to a new ranking.In the Wealth-X list of 10 richest billionaires under 40, four made most or all of their fortune from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg tops the

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  • $A reaches new record low against $NZ

    The Australian dollar has reached a new record low against the New Zealand dollar ahead of Thursday night's European Central Bank policy meeting. The Australian dollar has fallen as low as 102.96 NZ cents, its lowest level since the kiwi was floated in 1985. ANZ senior manager FX in Auckland Sam Tuck said both the Australian and NZ dollars had benefited from a sharp sell-off in the euro overnight as investors await more details on the ECB's quantitative easing program. The Kiwi had outperformed the Aussie dollar for technical reasons.

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  • Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively's Baby Is Allergic To Sleep

    It seems Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are having a tough time with their new baby (whatever her name might be!). Reynolds joked in January that he'd had to assist with breastfeeding his new daughter, but it seems nothing is working when it comes to getting her to sleep. "Our baby in particular is, we think, allergic to sleep," Reynolds told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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  • Why OPEC is dead

    With oil's price collapse, we can now declare that OPEC's reign as king of the market is over.

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  • Ed Sheeran leads tributes to Zane Lowe

    Ed Sheeran has led tributes to BBC Radio 1 DJ, New Zealander Zane Lowe.The broadcaster will present his final weekday 7-9pm evening show on the station this week after 12 years as a DJ on the station, prompting an outpouring of support from acts who he

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  • Airlines are at it again, changing frequent-flier programs

    Airlines continue to tinker with their frequent-flier programs, sometimes in ways that help business travelers but make it harder for occasional fliers to earn a free trip. Frequent-flier programs started out simple: After flying enough trips or miles you earned a free flight, maybe to some exotic place. "That's going to come out of the hides of those travelers who are flying less frequently and flying on cheaper tickets," says Tim Winship, editor of FrequentFlier.com.

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  • Rugby becoming 'boring', says Hansen

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has expressed major concerns about the future of rugby, fearing it’s becoming boring. Fans as a result, says Hansen, are in danger of being turned off the sport. If we don't do that, then we are not going to have any running rugby.

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  • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

    The World Health Organization finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.

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  • Golden Gate Bridge jumper says sea lion saved him

    A man who jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to try to take his own life and was kept afloat by a sea lion has said suicide prevention is now his life's work. Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager struggling with mental illness and depression when he jumped off the famous bridge in 2000. Hines later spoke to a man who had been on the bridge that day and who had seen that it was not a shark but a sea lion.

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  • Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

    Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ...

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