• Duchess Catherine's parents offer 'ordinary life' to newborn princess

    Britain's Duchess Catherine's parents "offer the closest to ordinary life" for the newborn princess. The 33-year-old royal delivered her second child with Prince William yesterday morning (02.05.15), and royal experts believe it is the tot's maternal grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton who will provide a degree of normality to her life away from the spotlight. Royal writer Robert Lacey explained: "The thing about the Middletons is that they are thoroughly self-assured and self-contained.

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  • Dunedin man reported missing 5 years on

    One winter's night five years ago, Tim Wallis popped into a fish and chip shop, picked up his tea and left, never to be seen again. The Dunedin man had a habit of vanishing on his relatives, many of whom suspected he purposefully disappeared that night back in August 2010 to start a new life in the North Island. Constable Seaton McGuigan of Dunedin police is charged with finding Mr Wallis, now aged 31, but the task is a difficult one.

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  • NZ dollar falls vs. Australian dollar after RBA makes opportune rate cut

    The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia opportunistically cut interest rates, which traders interpreted as meaning there was a high hurdle for future easing. The kiwi fell to 95.45 Australian cents at 5pm in Wellington from 96.07 cents immediately before the announcement, and 96.15 cents yesterday. Because it was heralded as being an opportune cut, investors saw that as taking further cuts off the table, which helped lift the Australian dollar to 78.94 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 78.50 cents immediately before the review.

  • Toddler critical after Auckland road hit

    A grandmother and her toddler grandson have been struck by a car in central Auckland, leaving the young boy fighting for his life in Starship Hospital. The two-year-old boy ran onto busy Mt Eden Road about 11.30am on Tuesday when he was hit by the car, police northern communications shift commander Inspector Tony Wakelin said. Insp Wakelin said the boy was hit "more fully" that his grandmother.

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  • Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods split up

    Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have decided to call time on their three-year relationship, blaming the pressure of their busy schedules. "After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Vonn said. Vonn said Woods and "his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart".

  • Remington still hiding truth about rifles: Critic

    The Montana man whose nearly 15-year search for answers about the death of his son paved the way for a nationwide class action settlement with the Remington Arms Co. says the gun maker still is not coming clean. Barber's 9-year-old son Gus was killed during a family hunting trip in 2000 when a Remington Model 700 rifle went off as the boy's mother was unloading it. Barbara Barber has consistently maintained that her hand was nowhere near the trigger.

  • Consummate pro Mayweather no people's champion

    For all that Floyd Mayweather says it's not in his make-up to lose, there's one fight he just can't seem to win. Mayweather burnished his perfect ring record and reputation as a consummate craftsman with a 12-round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday only to depart the MGM Grand Garden Arena to a chorus of jeers. Mayweather professes not to care.

  • Quake sows panic in Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat passes

    A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, sending frightened residents fleeing from their homes, but a threatened tsunami passed without incident, seismologists said. The quake struck 133 kilometres (83 miles) south-southwest of the town of Kokopo in the New Britain region at a depth of 63 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, and was followed by a 5.9 magnitude aftershock. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned that "hazardous tsunami waves" were possible but in a later update said "the tsunami threat has now mostly passed".

  • 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.

  • Princess of Cambridge named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    Britain's Princess of Cambridge has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The announcement was made via the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter account this afternoon (04.05.15), two days after the baby girl was born on Saturday (02.05.15) at 8.34am BST. The statement from Kensington Palace read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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  • Freed Nigerian Women Tell Of Horror Kidnapping

    It's been nearly a year since 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by notorious terror group Boko Haram - and while there's still no word on their whereabouts, their plight has been further highlighted by another group of recently freed Nigerian women. Over the weekend, the Nigerian army managed to locate more than 260 hostages in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest and drive them to a refugee camp to be fed and treated for injuries. "They didn't allow us to move an inch," said one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru.

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  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday. Goldberg, husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, was found lying next to a treadmill on Friday at a resort in Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast. The official said he left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn't return.

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  • Man discovers he's a dad after seeing baby abandoned on CCTV

    A Brazilian man has discovered he is a father after seeing CCTV footage of his ex-girlfriend abandoning their baby. The grainy footage, which was publicly released by police, shows a woman laying a naked newborn baby under a lamppost in Paraiba, in Brazil’s northeast. Moises Pereira Teixera instantly recognised the woman as his former girlfriend and reported her to police.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Faeces On The Face: What's Hiding In Your Beard

    Pictured: the incorrect method for cleaning your hands. Image via Shuttestock.Batten down the hatches, hipsters: not since allegations of hitting Peak Beard has the follicular-blessed faced such an affront to their way of life.John Golobic, of Quest Diagnostics

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  • 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.

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  • Missing Dutch tourist confirmed dead

    Human remains found at Farewell Spit have been confirmed as missing Dutch backpacker Ken Boogers. Mr Boogers, 26, was last seen at Pillar Point, near Wharariki Beach in Golden Bay on March 21, where he was spotted walking barefoot, lightly clad and without any tramping gear. A beach walker found human remains about 8km along Farewell Spit on April 20, with further remains found on April 28.

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  • Kris Jenner sheds tears over Bruce Jenner's gender transition

    Kris Jenner has been reduced to tears by her ex-husband Bruce Jenner's gender transition. The 59-year-old TV personality - who was married to Bruce from 1991 until earlier this year - has opened up about her former husband's transition, saying the life they used to share feels "like it didn't exist". Kim, 34, responds to her mother by trying to explain the issue from Bruce's viewpoint.

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  • Chinese company to quit Gulf Harbour stake

    China's Shanghai Zendai Property plans to quit its stake in a property developer building high-end residential houses and commercial sites on the Whangaparoa Peninsula north of Auckland. The Hong Kong Exchange-listed company was part of a syndicate which bought Jamie Peters' Gulf Harbour development out of receivership in August 2012 for $35 million. The project spans 320,000 square metres, and aims to build 1,000 residential houses, a 200-room hotel an office tower and other commercial properties.

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