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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.

    marie claire
  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Two dead at US Mohammed cartoon event

    Two gunmen have been shot dead and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas. The American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI) organised the event in a suburb of Dallas, featuring far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims. Police said two men drove up to the conference centre in Garland, Texas, and began shooting at a security guard.

    AFP
  • Paris of the East rises again

    A quarter of a century after communism crumbled, Steve McKenna finds traces of revolution and renaissance in and around Romania’s capital of Bucharest. It’s fair to say that Bucharest lacks the photogenic razzamatazz of other former Soviet bloc cities turned tourist hotspots such as Prague and Krakow. The Romanian capital is also forever associated with the Ceausescus, whose abrupt fall from power in 1989 was one of the defining moments in the demise of communism.

    The West Australian
  • Lara Bingle shares first pic of son Rocket Zot

    Lara Bingle has shared the first photo of her one-month-old son, Rocket Zot on Instagram. Photo: InstagramLara Bingle and Sam Worthington welcomed their first child, son, Rocket Zot, just over a month ago and she has finally given us our first glimpse

    New Idea
  • 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

    marie claire
  • 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
  • Boston marathon runner looking for man she kissed as a dare

    A competitor in the Boston marathon is seeking to find a stranger she kissed halfway through the race to complete a dare. Barbara Tatge, 55, puckered up and kissed a random, good looking spectator half-way through and took a picture as evidence. A challenge set by her daughter, Paige, and one Barbara successfully completed.

    Yahoo7 News
  • 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
  • Alleged thief crunched by strongman

    Spare a thought for the alleged thief who, upon running out of a Kalgoorlie-Boulder business with a small fridge, turned around to find WA's strongest man bearing down on him. Crossing the road and hitting a car, the alleged thief dropped the fridge and made a break for it. Quickly placing the alleged thief in a hold, he held onto the man until police arrived.

    The West Australian
  • WA's luckiest lotto number revealed

    Lotterywest has crunched the stats to reveal the the most popular numbers from lotto draws this year. The number 24 has been the most frequently drawn Saturday Lotto number drawn seven times, followed by the number 16 drawn five times, and the numbers 18, 30, 33, 41, 42 and 44 all coming an equal third, drawn four times. Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said there were also a few locations were the lotto luck struck more than once.

    The West Australian
  • Mum who had leg amputated after breaking her ankle

    A mum is appealing for help for medical equipment after she was forced to have part of her leg amputated after breaking her ankle on her back door step. After having the amputation and surviving her ordeal the mum now has to deal with the consequences and trying adjust to the disability.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Britain's new princess meets royal family members

    The newest member of the royal family, a daughter born to Prince William and his wife Kate, met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's Kensington Palace home in London on Sunday. A statement from Kensington Palace said grandfather Prince Charles, next in line to the throne, and his wife Camilla had visited the newborn. Kate Middleton's parents and sister also travelled to meet the baby.

    Reuters
  • Theory of Sydney's loss backed by pictures

    A piece of the puzzle surrounding Australia's greatest naval tragedy, the 1941 loss of HMAS Sydney II, has clicked into place after researchers found evidence to support a long-held theory about how it was sunk. What appeared to be merely a shadow in photographs taken when the wreck was found in 2008 has been revealed by new images as a 15cm shell hole through the Sydney's bridge at the compass platform. The pictures, released yesterday, appear to confirm the theory that Australia's best-known warship was likely disabled by German raider HSK Kormoran within about 30 seconds of battle, hampering her ability to fight back.

    The West Australian
  • US school backtracks after issuing suspension notice for student's 'revealing' prom dress

    US school student Alexus Miller-Wigfall, pictured with her prom date, was suspended after her dress was deemed too 'revealing'. Photo: Alicia SneedWould you let your daughter wear this?That's the question on everyone's lips after Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

    For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas caused problems for cable and satellite systems, especially when people tried to order at the last second, which delayed the start of the fight. Others just didn't want to pay to watch, bragging on Twitter how they saved the $100 fee.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    marie claire
  • Vic budget to land surplus, major projects

    With billions of dollars in new infrastructure projects and a promised strong surplus, it is likely Tim Pallas is Australia's most envied treasurer. The Victorian budget will be unveiled on Tuesday with new rail and road projects, and a promised $2.2 billion surplus. Mr Pallas will hand down his first budget since the government was elected and looks set to be able to deliver on most of Labor's promises.

    AAP
  • I'm at the mercy of meth: user

    Sarah, 39, would love nothing more than to dig herself out of her life- long meth addiction. But as hard as she tries, she can’t. This is her storyAlcohol has always been a problem for me.The person I became when I drank was so far removed from the sober

    The West Australian