• Royal baby 'highly likely' to be named today

    Britain's Princess of Cambridge is "highly likely" to be named today (03.05.15). The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, was born yesterday (02.05.15) at 8.34am BST at St Mary's Hospital in London, and having spent a night at Kensington Palace, experts are expecting the family to reveal the name of the tot later today. The Daily Mirror newspaper's royal reporter Victoria Murphy said: "Today we're hoping to see visitors to Kensington Palace and also find out the Princess's name.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Fight didn't meet hype: Danny Green

    WA Boxing Legend Danny Green assesses the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight - and comes away disappointed. Unfortunately the fight did not live up to the hype and subsequent ballistic atmosphere. As I expected, Pacquiao came out firing after a very tame first round.

    The West Australian
  • This is what the airplanes of the future will look like

    A long time ago, there likely was someone who predicted: “In airplanes of the future, you’ll have little TVs right in front of you where you can watch movies, play games, and order drinks. You’ll instantly be able to buy and receive your plane tickets right at home before you get to the airport.

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty.

    AFP
  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their second child is a royal and certain traditions will have to be respected. - Once, the Home Secretary, Britain's interior minister, would have been expected to witness births of potential heirs. - William attended the labour the first time around and did so again this time.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Resort staff rape unconscious Aussie in Cambodia

    Two Cambodian male staff of the Waikiki Beach Club in Sihanoukville have been arrested and charged with raping an Australian woman who they found unconscious on the beach nearby the hotel. Working as waiters in the restaurant, Sarith Sethy, 22, and Kuoy Pov, 17, have been charged.

    7News
  • 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
  • Tesla's valuation is ridiculous

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s announcement that it will now be providing battery systems to both residents and businesses as a way to maximize efficiencies when utilizing the power grid makes sense. What continues to not make sense is a valuation attributed to Tesla by shareholders thrilled with the visionary leadership of Elon Musk . Tesla makes a revolutionary car and deserves credit for pushing alternative-energy vehicles to the forefront of consumers minds.

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  • 'Secrets' to longer life revealed

    If you want to live to 100, stop smoking, keep your cholesterol down, and drink no more than four cups of coffee a day. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg found that 27 per cent of the study participants survived to the age of 80 and 13 per cent to 90. Dr Lars Wilhelmsen, who has been involved in the study for the past 50 years, said: "The unique design has enabled us to identify the factors that influence survival after the age of 50.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

    Reuters
  • Student equipped to change the world

    Making this more impressive is that the 17-year-old lived in her native Nepal just five years ago and had only a basic grasp of English. It is scratching the surface to mention that she's a prefect at Bunbury Senior High School, plans to study medicine and aspires to set up an equivalent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to help people in remote areas of her homeland.

    The West Australian
  • Woman sent shocking text before causing fatal crash

    Mila Dago, 22, text her boyfriend “driving drunk woo … I’ll be dead thanks to you” just before she crashed her car while intoxicated, according to reports. The crash killed Dago’s friend in the passenger seat, 22-year old Irina Reinoso. Dago allegedly ran a red light and slammed into a pick-up truck.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Milan Expo protesters torch parked cars, smash windows

    MILAN (AP) -- Dozens of people are protesting the opening of Milan's Expo 2015, torching parked cars, smashing bank and store windows and clashing with riot police far from the world's fair sprawling grounds. Protesters

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  • Lowe's halting sales of Chinese-made flooring

    Home improvement retailer Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) says it is halting sales of some of its Chinese-made laminate flooring "out of an abundance of caution" after a financial blogger said that it may have the same issues with formaldehyde that have been dogging Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL). "Today, we want to reassure our customers if there are quality issues with the laminate flooring products we sell, we will take aggressive action to address them," Lowe's Chief Merchandising Officer Mike McDermott said in a statement. In a post Friday on the Seeking Alpha blog, hedge fund analyst Xuhua Zhou-who acknowledges he is a short seller of Lowe's stock-cites testing performed by an anonymous "industry source" that allegedly shows high levels of formaldehyde in a sample of laminate flooring purchased from Lowe's. The flooring was manufactured in China by Tecsun, which is also a supplier to Lumber Liquidators.

    CNBC
  • The toddler with a taste for high-end fashion

    Mother and daughter runway show. Photo: Getty ImagesWhy settle for a clown and a bouncy castle when you can afford your own hotel foyer runway, plus the designer wardrobe to match?This week a young Chinese mother, as yet unnamed, has forked out a massive

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Grand Canyon visitor plunges 122 metres to death

    A 29-year-old man accidentally fell about 120 metres to his death while visiting the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was visiting with his family when he was reported to have tumbled off the edge of a rim trail east of Mather Point, said park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski. Park officials were notified of the incident yesterday but suspended any recovery operations until this morning because of the rugged terrain, the time of day and over safety concerns.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Government cracks down on foreign property

    Foreigners who have bought Australian properties without proper approval have until the end of November to come forward or face tough penalties, under a crackdown on foreign property investment. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there were rules controlling foreign acquisition of real estate but they weren't being enforced, without a single prosecution or divestment order under Labor. Foreign investors mostly aren't allowed to buy existing residential real estate but, subject to approval, can buy new residential property on the basis that this drives demand for housing stock.

    AAP
  • More bodies found at Thai trafficking camp

    The badly decayed remains of at least three more migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh have been exhumed from a mass grave in southern Thailand. Authorities have found the remains of least eight people since Friday's grim discovery of the site, a find that has again laid bare Thailand's central role in a regional human trafficking trade. Police are investigating more than 20 other apparent graves in the area, which is a few hundred metres from the border with Malaysia.

    AFP
  • Are your adult children a financial drain?

    It's natural for parents to want to help and support their children. "The reality is that you are not doing the adult kids any favors at all by always bailing them out," said certified financial planner ReShelle Barrett, a senior vice president with Bill Few Associates. The Great Recession rewrote some of the rules of financial independence for many young adults.

    CNBC