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  • Jessica Hay reveals the secrets behind Kate's speedy birth

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's second birth was an emotional affair, marked by lots of special time with attentive dad Prince William according to her oldest friend, Jessica Hay. The expectant mum went into labour late at night on Friday May 1, but stayed at the royal couple’s sprawling apartment at Kensington Palace ‘for as long as possible’. "Kate started to get mild labour pains late on Friday, but decided to wait at home for as long as she could.

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  • Wife's Priceless Reaction to Husband's Sandwich Request

    Andrew Park jokingly told wife Koa to rustle him up a ham and mustard sanger on Monday. “She gracefully placed the plate on my desk in an over-the-top, housewife-caricature type of way and walked off," Park told the Huffington Post. Clearly it’s time someone started making his own sandwiches.

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  • 'Ugliest bride I have ever photographed': Newlyweds shamed

    A bride was gutted to hear her wedding photographer had labelled her ‘ugly’ and a ‘bridezilla’ in a Facebook post. Photographer Lee Maxwell Judd shared a photo of the bride, Ashlea Howard, 30, and her husband Daniel Howard on his Facebook page with the caption: “ugliest bride I have every photographed. The couple and Mr Maxwell Judd have since become caught up in a bitter social media feud.

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  • Couple face up to 15 years in prison for daytime beach sex

    A couple from Florida could face up to 15 years in prison for having sex on a beach. A jury took just over 15 minutes to convict Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, on two counts of lewd and lascivious behaviour. Jose Caballero learned it's best to keep some things behind closed doors.

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  • Outrage over 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant by stepfather

    The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her stepfather has triggered outrage in Paraguay, where the health minister has blocked her from having an abortion. It turned out to be a baby, which tests revealed was fathered by her stepfather. The girl's mother has been arrested for helping her partner, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, flee from the authorities after his abuse came to light.

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  • I couldn't handle his serve, says Federer

    Roger Federer admitted he was powerless to stop Nick Kyrgios' thunderous serve after becoming the latest big name to fall victim to the fast-rising Australian tennis star. As Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray safely progressed to the third round, top seed Federer's quest for a fifth Madrid Masters title ended in a rollercoaster 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (14-12) loss to Kyrgios. "My problem was I couldn't return his first serve," Federer said after failing to convert either of two match points in the two-hour, 37-minute thriller.

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  • Pension cuts for wealthy

    Changes to the pension assets tests to be revealed today will result in about 326,000 wealthier retirees having their payments docked or losing them altogether. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison will today announce the long-awaited revamp of the assets test and officially dump unpopular plans to slow down the growth in pension increases. The changes to the asset test will save $2.4 billion and come into effect from January 2017.

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  • Cleveland Kidnappings: 'How We Survived'

    Two years after being rescued from a decade-long nightmare, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus appreciate the little things in life. “I love when the sun is hot and beaming,” says Berry. Kidnapped in 2003 and 2004 respectively by bus driver Ariel Castro, Berry and DeJesus and a third victim, Michelle Knight, were kept in chains, denied food and raped repeatedly by Castro in his house in Cleveland, Ohio before the dramatic escape that captured the world’s attention in May 2013.

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  • This is why you don't take a selfie with Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson was the king of boxing in the late-1980s/early-'90s. Equally as nightmare-inducing for his work inside the ring as he was for his reputation outside, "Iron Mike" became the most feared man of a generation. During Friday's weigh-in for the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Tyson was on hand to take in the festivities.

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  • 100 students barred from graduation after prank goes wrong

    A school principal has been suspended and 100 students have been barred from their graduation after a high school prank went seriously wrong. Senior students at Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee, have been accused of urinating on walls, putting goldfish in toilets and dumping a dead opossum on the hay covered floor. The incident which occurred on April 30, led to the indefinite suspension of principal Gary Cole and got a deputy who let the students into the school fired.

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  • Banks rebuked over home loan rate cuts

    Some of Australia's biggest banks are under attack for failing to pass on in full to home loan customers the Reserve Bank's interest rate cut. Only one of the nation's big four banks, ANZ, has followed the RBA's lead and cut standard variable home loan rates by 25 basis points. ANZ's rivals, the Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank, held back and trimmed their rates by just 20 basis points.

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  • Dying mum's perfect gift for Mother's Day

    A brave Melbourne mother who refused cancer treatment to protect her unborn baby, will this weekend spend her first Mother's Day with her precious daughter. Michelle Buchholtz, who has terminal cancer, hoped to live long enough to take little Ava home - and four months later she is cherishing every moment. Doctors feared Michelle's cancer-ridden body would not survive a full-term pregnancy.

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  • Analysis - Injured Pacquiao faces possible sanctions

    The fallout from the "Fight of the Century" became murkier on Monday with possible lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury. Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time. Barely one hour after the contest ended, Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, said the 36-year-old southpaw had been hampered by an 'old' injury to his right shoulder.

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  • Dan MacPherson steps down from Dancing With the Stars

    Channel Seven confirms that Dan MacPherson has decided to step down from the hosting role of the next season of Dancing With the Stars. Dan took over the following 7 seasons. The worldwide hit series debuted on Seven in October 2004 with Daryl Somers as host, a role he held for 7 seasons.

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  • Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

    The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, has never before been publicly displayed in Israel and has only been shown in brief exhibits abroad, said Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The manuscript is so brittle that it will only be on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem for two weeks before it is returned to a secure, pitch-black, climate-controlled storage facility there.

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  • Pension is a safety net: Morrison

    Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has defended proposed changes to the aged pension, arguing the welfare payment is just a safety net that shouldn't apply to wealthy retirees. In a move likely to win crossbench support in the Senate, the government's latest plan to adjust the assets test thresholds and increase the tapering rate will replace a 2014 budget measure to lower the indexation rate for pension increases. Mr Morrison, in announcing the changes on Wednesday, had only kind words for those retirees who will lose access to the pension.

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  • Zookeeper bitten by snake at Australia Zoo

    A female zookeeper has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a snake at Australia Zoo.The 28-year-old was working in a back paddock when she was attacked around 11am (AEST) on Wednesday.The snake, which is not believed to be venomous, disappeared

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  • Airbus aims for new A400M military plane sale this year - executive

    Airbus aims to strike a new sales deal for its A400M military aircraft this year and hopes it will bolster interest in the delay-plagued transporter, a senior executive from its defence division said. Several buyers, including Turkey and Germany, have expressed frustration at repeated delays in deliveries of the heavy cargo and troop carrier, Europe's largest defence project. "We are targeting a sales announcement for the A400M this year," Antonio Rodriguez-Barberan, an executive at Airbus Defence and Space, told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in Istanbul late on Tuesday.

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  • Tattoo guru puts treasures on market

    Perth tattoo artist to the stars Marc Pinto has built up a major collection of traditional indigenous artefacts after being inspired by his grandfather's stories of living with the Dayak tribes of Borneo. Mr Pinto, whose clients include John Butler, Jessica Mauboy, Trace Cyrus, Vanessa Amorosi and several AFL footballers, is selling more than 140 pieces collected with his wife Elena over nearly 20 years. "It's sad to let it go but I have enjoyed it so much and would like to share it so other people can enjoy it," Mr Pinto said.

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  • Plane attraction: Innovations to ease the pain of flying

    Space in the economy cabin is a common complaint and sometimes people dread the journey to their destination because of it and airlines are definitely aware of it. Instead of creating more room for passengers - a move that would likely lead to a reduction of profits - airlines seem to be aiming to distract fliers with better inflight entertainment systems and new seat designs that provide the illusion of enhanced comfort. It's partnered with Lufthansa System's BoardConnect wireless inflight entertainment system to let us make those restaurant and other reservations on our choice of gadgets.

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