• Hundreds attend little girl's birthday after no one RSVPs

    Hundreds of people flocked to a ten-year-old girl’s birthday party after finding out her classmates were not going to attend. Minnesota girl Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome, which means she has trouble socialising and her general development is delayed, the Daily Mail reported. More than 700 people joined the Facebook event ‘Mackenzie’s birthday’ and up to 300 guests reportedly turned up to help her celebrate.

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  • Toddler cryogenically frozen by parents after death

    A toddler who died from a brain tumour has become the youngest person to be cryogenically frozen in the hope she will one day be revived. Tests revealed a 11cm tumour in the left side of her brain, Motherboard's Brian Merchant reports. Matheryn fell into a coma and endured 12 rounds of brain surgery, 20 chemotherapy treatments, and 20 radiation therapy sessions.

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  • Woman discovers co-worker is her birth mother

    An adopted US woman discovered she was working in the same office as her birth mother. The Ohio woman was reunited with her birth mother last week after 38 years apart. La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark, 38, began her search for her birth mother in March after officials released birth records.

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  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

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  • British royal baby's first A to Z

    From baby fashion to specially-minted coins, here is an A to Z on the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for their new addition to Britain's royal family. A proclamation will be displayed on an easel at the gates of Buckingham Palace, while news of the birth will be tweeted by Kensington Palace and emailed to the press. The new royal baby will be 21 months younger than older brother Prince George, who is directly in line to become king one day.

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  • India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

    Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. Around 70 million Indians smoke the hand-rolled bidis, which are nimbly bound together by workers such as Alvi and her young relatives with khaki-coloured tendu leaves and cotton thread.

    AFP
  • Blue Mountains blood trail mystery solved

    A trail of blood that prompted police to establish a crime scene in the NSW Blue Mountains is not as sinister as first thought. Local Area Command Duty Officer Inspector Sonya Tabor says they have spoken to a man who was travelling to Queensland.

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  • Fury as 700 feared dead in 'avoidable' Med shipwreck

    Up to 700 people were feared drowned Sunday after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean. Italy's coastguard, which was coordinating the search for survivors and bodies, said only 28 people had survived a wreck that triggered fresh calls from Pope Francis and others for European leaders to act over what many see as an avoidable loss of life. Survivors' testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat when it keeled over in darkness overnight, officials said.

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  • Contraceptive Pills May Be Changing Your Brain

    A new study has revealed that the contraceptive Pill may change women's brains. Neuroscientists have revealed that the synthetic hormones found in popular birth control pills can affect the function of the brain. In a recent study of 90 women (44 were taking the Pill), researchers at UCLA found that two key areas of the brain were thinner in women taking the contraceptive pill than those who were not.

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  • IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

    The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya. Addis Ababa condemned the reported killings and said its embassy in Egypt was trying to verify the video to ascertain if those murdered were indeed Ethiopians. "We strongly condemn such atrocities, whether they are Ethiopians are not," Ethiopian Communications Minister Redwan Hussein told AFP.

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  • Target removes Anzac products

    Target has been forced to take beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac off its shelves. The retail giant was selling the merchandise on behalf of non-profit group Camp Gallipoli, which is holding family sleepover events in capital cities to teach children about Anzac history. Target has removed beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac from sale.

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  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

    Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 34-year-old reckoned she had savoured her emergency return, as she brought back memories of her teenage pomp in a thrilling 48-minute first set before capitulating 6-4 6-0 to world number nine Radwanska after 76 enjoyable minutes.

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  • Facebook saves baby's life

    Facebook is often a subject of controversy, but the site recently scored a win by helping to save a little girl’s life. Arizona mother Joanna Murphy was scrolling through her Facebook feed when she spotted an article about a woman who, after seeing an unusual photo of her niece, helped diagnose a serious eye condition in the girl. The story made Ms Murphy pause — she had also seen something odd in photos of her infant daughter Elizabeth.

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  • Al Pacino doesn't shop

    Al Pacino hasn't done his own grocery shopping for 50 years. The 74-year-old screen legend - who has a grown-up daughter, Julie Marie, with an ex-partner and 14-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with former girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo - admits he hasn't been able to lead a normal life since finding fame several decades ago. The 'Danny Collins' star will support his children if they decide to follow in his footsteps because he thinks they are already showing signs of talent.

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  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings.

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  • Polish man charged over rape and murder of French nine-year-old

    A 38-year-old Polish man was charged Friday with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in northern France that has shocked the country. Zbigniew Huminski was arrested on Wednesday near the woods where the girl's naked, lifeless body was found, and admitted his guilt soon after. Chloe was playing with a friend when Huminski forced her into his car in the presence of her mother, who burst into panicked screams.

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  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch 's three-story penthouse at One Madison in Manhattan is on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported. The News Corp (NWSA) executive chairman bought the triplex and a three-bedroom apartment in the same building for $57.25 million in February 2014, WSJ reports. The 6,850-square-foot penthouse, situated on floors 58, 59 and 60, has a circling terrace and views of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center and the Hudson and East rivers.

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  • Russia's vast Arctic gas project aims to avoid Ukraine deep freeze

    Spread across the frozen whiteness of the Russian Arctic, the ambitious $27 billion Yamal gas megaproject aims to defy both the extreme temperatures and the Ukraine crisis impacting its funding. Some 2,500 kilometres (1,600 miles) northeast of Moscow, the Yamal site -- a joint venture by Russia's Novatek, France's Total and China's CNPC -- is eventually meant be one of the world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and ship deliveries to both Asia and Europe.

    AFP
  • Kendall Jenner bombards Kylie Jenner with texts

    Kendall Jenner says she is obsessed with Kylie Jenner. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, 19, insists there is no rivalry between her and her younger sister, 17, and she bombards her sibling with text messages every day. Asked about their relationship, the top model said: "If you really want the truth, I text Kylie so many times and I look like a desperate girlfriend or something because she does not respond to me.

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  • Scientists' site seek snaps of sharks

    Scientists have finally created an outlet for everyone's pictures of the resident hammerhead shark in Dampier. Shark researchers from the University of WA have developed a new citizen scientist initiative for the public to submit their shark sightings and help collate data about the sea creatures from all over the world. Lead researcher Dr Ryan Kempster said many hours had been spent to find and study sharks, but the money and time for such research was limited.

    The West Australian