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  • Kate gave birth days before or was not pregnant at all: Russia

    Russia is calling the Duchess of Cambridge’s birth a falsehood. Kate Middleton gave birth to her little princess days before it was officially announced, according to Russian women. The claims were published in the pro-Kremlin Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

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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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  • Kevin Bacon, Is That Really You?

    We hate to say it but...what's up with Kevin Bacon's face?PHOTOS: Pants Free: 7 Stars Who Went Commando at the Met GalaThe actor shared a crazy unrecognisable photo on Twitter, sending his fans and followers into a tizzy.Um, Kevin that you

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  • Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao - report

    Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is "human" and occasionally contradicts himself. "I will fight him in a year after his surgery," Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

  • Blaming the victims of rape in Somalia

    After 14-year-old Fatima was raped by a tuk-tuk driver, she was arrested, detained for a month and raped repeatedly by a police officer, according to the child and her aunt. Sexual violence is widespread in Somalia and rarely prosecuted. "We are fighting to change that attitude of blaming the victims," said Fartuun Adan, who runs the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where survivors of sexual violence can find refuge, medical care and support.

  • $A rises as rate cutting cycle ends

    The Australian dollar has enjoyed a strong rally following the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate announcement.At 0700 AEST on Wednesday, the local unit was trading at 79.42 US cents, up from 78.69 cents on Tuesday.Early on Wednesday morning the

  • Carrie Bickmore's childbirth 'overshare'

    Logie golden girl Carrie Bickmore revealed an eyebrow raising confession to Education Minister Christopher Pyne.On the Project last night Bickmore may have ‘over-shared’.She recently gave birth to daughter Evie and told Pyne she was thinking of him during

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  • Pitbull: This was music industry's big mistake

    The music industry made a big mistake when it didn't partner with former Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs and fought Napster instead of buying it, rapper Armando Christian Perez, otherwise known as Pitbull, said Monday. "The thing about the music business is that it's a business that makes every other business money except itself, to a certain extent.

  • Stars wow at Met Gala

    Haircuts and headgear were all the talk on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York on Monday as Katie Holmes rocked a new bob and Sarah Jessica Parker wowed with a flame-effect Philip Treacy hat. The celebrity fashionistas put on quite a show for the paparazzi as they arrived at the annual glamour bash on Monday evening, but all eyes were on Holmes, Parker and Anne Hathaway, who topped off an Oscars gold outfit with a hood. Holmes’ new short bob sparked debate as to whether she chopped off her long locks or was simply wearing a wig to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with pal Zac Posen, who designed her sparkly midnight blue gown.

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  • Market plunges as banks dive

    Investors dumped the major banks, dragging the Australian sharemarket deep into the red to a four-month low after Commonwealth Bank joined Westpac with a disappointing earnings report. The Australian dollar extended its rally against the US dollar, climbing US0.8¢ to US79.60¢ in defiance of the Reserve Bank rate cut yesterday and comments from the board it was “necessary” for the dollar to weaken to support growth. “There appeared to be no single theme which could be applied consistently to all the asset classes,” Westpac strategist Imre Speizer said.

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  • Family of woman dropped on head by ambulance crew gets $1.5M

    The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against American Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the U.S. AMR said Tuesday that it would consider an appeal. The family said in the lawsuit that Grimes, 67, was being transported in January 2009 after receiving dialysis in Plymouth when a pair of emergency medical technicians rolling her into an ambulance tipped over her stretcher, causing Grimes to fall and hit her head on the ground.

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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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  • Thai people smuggling crackdown creates fresh dangers

    The two boys in the back of the Thai police pickup truck were terrified. Dressed in ragged clothes, they had been caught close to a remote people smugglers' camp in southern Thailand's jungles where authorities found the remains of 26 people in shallow graves on the weekend. Thailand's belated crackdown on human trafficking has created new dangers for desperate migrants as people smuggling gangs try to evade capture, leaving the weak to fend for themselves.

  • Indonesia defiant after FIFA suspension threat

    The Indonesian government insisted Wednesday it would stick by a decision to freeze all activities of the football association despite a threat from FIFA to suspend the country from international competition. The sports ministry said it was only trying to make improvements and may dispatch a team to lobby FIFA president Sepp Blatter, after the governing body threatened to ban Indonesia unless it revoked its decision. The FIFA warning was the latest twist in a row that erupted in April when the association, the PSSI, halted the country's top-flight league due to a disagreement with the sports ministry over the participation of two clubs.

  • 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.

  • Iron ore battle heats up

    BHP Billiton iron ore boss Jimmy Wilson and Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest have ramped up iron ore's war of words, with Mr Wilson accusing Fortescue of making itself the "world's most prolific iron ore growth story". In an internal email to BHP staff, Mr Wilson responded to months of criticism from Mr Forrest, who has blamed BHP and Rio Tinto for flooding the market and pushing prices down.

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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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  • MH370 search to change in winter

    Preparations are underway to ensure the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues through winter. The Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) says a decision has been made to suspend drone operations in the search area during winter. "Safety of the search crews also remains a priority," it said.

  • Koala 'Blinky Bill' saunters into Australian hospital

    An inquisitive koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" has sauntered into the emergency department of an Australian hospital, exploring the waiting room for several minutes before wandering back out. Western District Health Service chief executive Rohan Fitzgerald said the furry animal was "very casual" when he marched into the facility in Hamilton town about 300 kilometres (185 miles) west of Melbourne. "He was a koala that knew his own mind," Fitzgerald told AFP.

  • Texas shooter was 'heartthrob' in Pakistan: schoolmates

    Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was a charismatic "ladies' man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday. Soofi, 34, and Elton Simpson were shot dead by police on Sunday as they tried to storm the controversial cartoon drawing event. Soofi studied at the $20,000-a-year International School of Islamabad from 1992 to 1998, where contemporaries said he was funny, popular and charming and showed no inclination towards extremism.