• VW chairman quits, but questions over future remain

    Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Ferdinand Piech shaped the company's destiny for more than 25 years. Piech had criticized CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, saying he was "at a distance" from him.

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  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned by Presley, will remain permanently at the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and career of the late singer. The larger plane, a Convair 880 named after Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, is like a customized flying limousine, complete with a large bed, a stereo system, conference room and gold-plated bathroom fixtures.

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  • Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Duchess Catherine to be induced?

    Britain's Duchess Catherine could have her labour induced this week. The 33-year-old royal - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage to Prince William - is believed to have been due to give birth to her second child on April 23 and, with doctors at St. Mary's Hospital's Lindo Wing reportedly reluctant to allow a woman to go over a week past her due date, she could receive medical attention to speed up the process. It is believed Catherine and William welcomed their son Prince George, now 21 months, into the world three days late.

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  • Lena Dunham: Rape left me 'powerless'

    Lena Dunham felt "powerless" after she had been raped. The Girls star has admitted she felt as though her "value" had been determined by another person, following the serious sexual assault. The 28-year-old star is now using her terrible experience to help other victims of sexual assault and to help give a voice to those who have survived.

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  • Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

    Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could face the firing squad within days, along with others from Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and an Indonesian prisoner. "I should point out that Mr Chan and Mr Sukumaran's lawyers are pursuing action before the Constitutional Court in Indonesia," Bishop told ABC radio.

    AFP
  • Tears flow for Roos debutant Chambers

    At first, Will Chambers thought he had missed out on a Kangaroos debut in Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane. Chambers admitted he was kicking cans as Ponissi revealed the Storm players who had earned representative honours after Saturday night's NRL loss to Manly. "He named the Samoan and Tongan boys, City-Country and the New Zealand boys then named all the Australia boys," Chambers told AAP.

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  • After crisis warnings, Labour says no deals with Scottish nationalists

    Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. The policy shift, by Labour leader Ed Miliband, was designed to blunt what has become Cameron's main attack line before the May 7 election, a contest that is shaping up to be the country's closest and most unpredictable since the 1970s. The stakes are unusually high: Cameron is promising a European Union membership referendum which could see the world's fifth largest economy leave the trading bloc, while Scottish nationalists are pushing for a deal with Labour which opponents fear could pave the way for another independence referendum.

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  • Nick Jonas: Girlfriend Olivia Culpo Makes My Life 'Easier'

    Nick Jonas speaks candidly about his girlfriend Olivia Culpo. The Jealous singer has been dating the brunette beauty for two years and loves having Olivia accompany him on the "wild ride". The 22-year-old singer previously admitted marrying Olivia would be "ideal".

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  • Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

    Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano. The specter of heavy rain only added to the anxiety of thousands of people whose lives were turned upside down when Calbuco burst into life twice in as many days last week, having been dormant for more than 50 years. More than 6,500 people living nearby were told to evacuate after Calbuco erupted on Wednesday and Thursday, belching out a massive column of ash and lava, and triggering a spectacular showcase of Mother Nature's formidable powers.

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  • McCullum blasts IPL match-winning knock

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has blasted another match-winning knock for the Chennai Super Kings, restoring their lead in the Indian Premier League standings. McCullum blasted 66 off 44 balls, the top-score in Chennai's 192-3 before they restricted Kings XI Punjab to 95. The 97-run win over the IPL's last-placed team lifts the Super Kings to 10 points, level with the Rajasthan Royals but with a game in hand.

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  • Dempsey wants more family time

    Patrick Dempsey wants to spend more time with his family after quitting Grey’s Anatomy. The 49-year-old actor played Derek Shepherd for 11 seasons and split from wife Jillian in January after 15 years of marriage. A source previously claimed the actor, who was also married to his former manager Rocky Parker from 1987-1994, was devastated about his split from make-up artist Jillian even though they had been “living separate lives” for some time.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

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  • Germany hints at preparations of a Plan B on Greece

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hinted on Saturday that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default, drawing a parallel with the secrecy of German reunification plans in 1989. At a briefing with reporters after a tense meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Greece on Friday, Schaeuble was asked if euro zone finance ministers were working on a "Plan B" in case negotiations on funding with cash-strapped Athens fail. To explain his position, he drew a parallel with the secrecy that was necessary during the initial stage of planning for German reunification in 1989.

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  • Kylie Jenner: I'm still in awe of my dad

    Kylie Jenner is "still in awe" of her dad Bruce. The 17-year-old reality TV star has responded to her father's tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, in which he speaks about his gender transition, by voicing her support for Bruce and saying she's "never been more proud" of the former Olympian. During the interview, which was broadcast yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce admitted he has "the soul of a female".

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  • Body Honesty: The new social media trend

    Healthy selfies are now a thing. Photo: Getty Images.For years, social media streams have been jam-packed with pictures of the "perfect" woman. Her thighs didn't touch, she never broke out, and her boobs were large and in charge.But now, interspersed

    Women's Health
  • Scientists convinced of quake, drill link

    Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another. Until now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. A series of government and academic studies over the past few years - including at least two reports released last week alone - has added to the body of evidence implicating the US drilling boom over the past decade or so.

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  • Colin Farrell hasn't dated for four years

    Colin Farrell hasn't been on a date in four years. The 38-year-old actor is famous for his dalliances with many A-list women including Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Lindsay Lohan but has insisted his lothario days are now far behind him as he's much more interested in raising his two sons, James, 11 and five-year-old Henry. Colin said: "I am a good boy these days.

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  • Hilarious encounters losing our hitchhiking virginity

    When we asked the driver if hitchhiking was a thing on Cook Islands, as we had been told, he replied, “Uhhhh. The passenger handed us a plate of what looked like large balls of fried dough and asked, “Hungry?” Lindsay flat out refused.

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