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  • How Duchess Catherine Looked That Good After Giving Birth

    When Duchess Catherine stepped out with her brand new daughter yesterday in London, we could hardly believe our eyes. Clearly the Duchess pulled a few Royal strings before leaving the hospital, even going so far as to sneak her hairdresser in. “Having to look camera ready (for like, all the cameras in the world) a day after giving birth sounds terrifying,” commented fashionista.com.

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  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song "Magic Moments" when facing the firing squad.

    AFP
  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their second child is a royal and certain traditions will have to be respected. - Once, the Home Secretary, Britain's interior minister, would have been expected to witness births of potential heirs. - William attended the labour the first time around and did so again this time.

    AFP
  • MP's `dickhead' comment upsets Labour

    A National Party MP's comment that "dickhead bureaucrats" are enforcing stupid rules has upset the Labour Party. Whanganui's Chester Borrows told his local paper, the Whanganui Chronicle, about an incident on a farm where an official saw five farm quad bikes in a shed and five helmets hanging on the wall behind each bike. "Chester Borrows let rip at what he called `dickhead bureaucrats' for their unbending enforcement of health and safety regulations," the Chronicle reported.

    NZ Newswire
  • Mayweather v Pacquiao round-by-round

    Manny Pacquiao landed a quick left and right on Floyd Mayweather to start the ninth round and finished the round with another late flurry. Mayweather almost slipped early in the round after swinging and missing with a big punch. Pacquiao landed a left and right on Mayweather, who was showcasing his defensive prowess and managed to get in a few punches of his own during the eighth round.

    Reuters
  • Strong quake hits Wanaka

    Leungo Lippe from BoaBoa Food Company, which is situated on Ardmore St facing the lake, said there was no panic when the quake struck. "It was a mild shake - there's not too many people about," he told NZ Newswire.

    NZ Newswire
  • Murderer's father says doctors failed his son

    The father of 22-year-old convicted killer Daniel Kelsall says his son might not have murdered Morgan Huxley if doctors had done more to help him. Mark Kelsall claims his son was let down by a number of doctors who had diagnosed Daniel with a list of dangerous conditions. Kelsall allegedly told medical professionals, before Huxley’s murder, that he fantasised about violently stabbing another person, reports Fairfax media.

    Yahoo and Agencies
  • Royal name not Diana

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won't call their new baby girl Diana, a friend has claimed. The new princess was born at 8.34am yesterday (02.05.15) morning and a pal of the royal couple has said they are unlikely to use the baby's name to pay tribute to Prince William's late mother. Elsewhere in the top 10 favourite names, it includes tributes to the little tot's great grandmother, with Elizabeth (8/1) and Diana, which is at odds of 10/1.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Boeing plane error fixed by 'turning it off and on'

    During laboratory testing, the aviation company found that if the plane was not powered down at least once every 248 days, the control units could shut down the power generators. Boeing has suggested that powering down the Dreamliners would eliminate the risk that all the plane’s power generations would shut down at the same time, leading to a possible loss of control and accident. Thankfully, the company revealed the issue - caused by a software error - has only occurred in a testing environment, with none of the 264 active 787 Dreamliners having experienced the effects.

    Total Travel
  • Australian police post stoner's to-do list

    Australian police have revealed an insight into the life of a stoner -- or habitual marijuana smoker -- by publishing a 10-point 'to-do' list found during a raid in Perth. Murdoch police tweeted a photo of the list, removing any identifying material, on April 30 which mentioned 10 'Things to do Saturday'. Western Australia's Murdoch police later confirmed on Twitter that the to-do list was authentic, and found while investigating a suspected burglary.

    AFP
  • Recovery of car linked to missing boy

    A dive squad will enter the surf at Curio Bay in an attempt to recover a car that's been linked to missing Southland boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge. The 11-year-old has been missing since March 13 when he was picked up from his Invercargill school by his estranged stepfather John Beckenridge, 64, who was in breach of a parenting order. Two weeks later it was confirmed Mr Beckenridge's dark blue Volkswagen Touareg was under water in Curio Bay in the Catlins, east of Invercargill, with signs it was driven off the high cliff at speed.

    NZ Newswire
  • Dangerous WW2 bombs still litter Germany's landscape

    The danger of unexploded World War Two aerial bombs lurking in the soil still haunts Germany 70 years after the war ended on May 8, 1945, exploding without warning or surfacing after frost. More than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are found each year in Germany, even under buildings. "The older they are, the more dangerous they become," said Detlef Jaab, a Berlin police munitions expert who has defused thousands of the devices over 23 years.

    Reuters
  • Perth V8s weekend ends sour for PRA

    Halfway through Sunday's V8 Supercars race in Perth and it seemed nothing could stop Ford team Prodrive Racing Australia from leaving Western Australia with a perfect weekend. The Blue Oval outfit had split the three pole positions on offer across the weekend amongst drivers Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom while Winterbottom had claimed both of Saturday's 25-lap races. For the opening 49 laps of Sunday afternoon's 83-lap race Winterbottom and Mostert were again dominant and it seemed the only question would be which driver would be claiming the victory.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bruce Jenner sacks Kris

    Bruce Jenner has sacked Kris Jenner as his manager. A source told The Sun newspaper: "Kris is as you see on the show - bossy, nosey and controlling. The decision for Bruce to find a new manager comes just a week after E! announced it had snapped up the show chronicling Bruce's transition, which will be an eight-part series airing this summer.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Sam Smith hasn't 'spoken a word in three days'

    In the statement, the 'Lay Me Down' hitmaker - who released his debut album, 'In the Lonely Hour' last year - explained his time off has made him appreciate his success even more, but added he is enjoying his recovery as he has been spending his days pretending he is the late actress, Judy Garland. Announcing his illness earlier this week, the four-time Grammy Award winner said he was "deeply, deeply saddened" at having to cancel the remainder of his tour Down Under.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Has Passed Away

    Tech entrepreneur Dave Goldberg has passed away of unknown causes over the weekend, the New York Times reports. Goldberg, 47, was on an overseas holiday with his wife Sheryl Sandberg and their two children when he died sudenly.

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  • Assets seized after cannabis find on yacht

    More than half a million dollars worth of boats and residential property have been seized from three people after 25kg of cannabis was found on a 55-foot yacht in the Marlborough Sounds. All three have been remanded in custody on charges of cultivating cannabis, possession of equipment to cultivate cannabis, and possession of cannabis for supply. The younger men have already appeared in Blenheim District Court, while the yacht owner is due to appear before the same court on May 7.

    NZ Newswire
  • Mickey Rourke 'hooked on surgery'

    Mickey Rourke is "hooked on surgery". The actor and retired boxer is reportedly undergoing another set of cosmetic procedures to change his face because he has become obsessive about his appearance and "doesn't like what he sees" when he looks at his reflection. Another source close to Mickey told New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "He's having bone taken from his hip grafted onto the roof of his mouth so that he can get new teeth implants.

    Bang Showbiz
  • How To Choose The Right Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

    'What are the trends we should be looking out for this season?Eyewear is looking super bold for the new season with lots of traditional styles finding a new self-expression. Punk is big, with a chaotic energy coming through...lots of smokey grey and black

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  • Kiwis just scratching surface: RL coach

    In a scary thought for Australia, New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney believed his team were just scratching the surface of their potential after their 26-12 trans-Tasman Test win in Brisbane on Sunday. Kiwi captain Simon Mannering refused to admit that his side had the wood on Australia after claiming their first mid-year Test win since 1998 to make in three in a row against the Kangaroos. "We haven't done well in this Test for a long time - it was good to clear that record," Mannering said.

    AAP