• 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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  • 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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  • Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

    Australia issued a formal protest to Indonesia Friday after photos emerged of a smiling senior police officer posing with the two men due to face the firing squad, as it was confirmed that the executions would not happen this week. Prime Minster Tony Abbott expressed outrage over the photographs taken on board the plane used to transport Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Bali to the so-called "execution island" of Nusakambangan. "I thought they were unbecoming and showed a lack of respect and dignity and we have protested to the Indonesian ambassador here in Canberra," Abbott told reporters of the pictures that were widely published in Australia.

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  • Exclusive -Murdered politician's cryptic final note

    It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into Moscow's backing for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. Fearing their office was bugged by state intelligence, Nemtsov resorted to scribbling.

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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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  • 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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  • Neymar nets double as Barca reach King's Cup final

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Neymar scored twice and Luis Suarez was also on target as they reached their fourth King's Cup final in five years with a 3-1 win away to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • '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

    New Ferrari, Lamborghini among top five cars to see at Geneva auto show.

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  • NZ dollar hits new record vs. euro ahead of ECB quantitative easing

    The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the euro ahead of a European Central Bank meeting tonight where it's expected to detail plans for its quantitative easing programme starting this month. The kiwi hit 68.55 euro cents, and was trading at 68.46 cents at 8am in Wellington, from 67.61 cents at 5pm yesterday. The euro slumped ahead of the ECB outlining its bond-buying programme, as the region's bankers follow a similar path to the US and Japan to bolster economic growth. "The euro is very definitively under pressure at the moment ahead of tonight's ECB meeting," said Sam Tuck, senior FX strategist at ANZ Bank New Zealand.

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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.

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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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  • Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

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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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  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails

    The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than some politicians, including Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, who were caught conducting official business using free email services operated by Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

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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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