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January 22, 2018
Meghan Markle gets the giggles during hongi at Oceania event

Meghan Markle gets the giggles during hongi at Oceania event

The Duchess of Sussex took part in a Māori hongi during her first solo royal event on Tuesday. And it looks like she found the engagement slightly amusing. Leaning in to partake in the traditional greeting, Markle was snapped...

Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water

PARIS (AP) — With a powerful front row of stars, Saint Laurent headlined the second day of Paris Fashion Week in an eclectic French twist on American styles that featured models walking on water.Tuesday's spring-summer collections...

Little Kati's mysterious condition is twisting her spine and crushing her organs

Little Kati's mysterious condition is twisting her spine and crushing her organs

It was on day two of Kati's life, during routine hip checks that doctors noticed something was wrong.Fast forward six years and Kati Allen from Raumati has been to hundreds of hospital visits, had numerous surgeries and gone from...

Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances.The...

The cleaning hacks that actually make things worse

The cleaning hacks that actually make things worse

When it comes to cleaning there are tried and tested hacks you can rely on to make sure your house is spotless.However, according to Good Housekeeping Institute there are some widely known household hints that are actually causing...

Mystery surrounds abandoned wedding dress found in carpark

Mystery surrounds abandoned wedding dress found in carpark

Queensland police have issued a desperate search online … for the owner of an abandoned wedding dress.Taking to social media, Queensland police appealed for any information that may lead them to the owner of the white frilly frock.The...

The biggest myths about the royal family busted

The biggest myths about the royal family busted

Every day we hear some pretty wild claims about the British royal family. Only some of them have a grain of truth. Almost every day a new, outlandish claim about the peculiarities of the Queen and her family makes headlines.From...

The Sex Files: The truth about the seven-year itch

The Sex Files: The truth about the seven-year itch

"I think he just craved a little affection, you know? A sense of being loved, and needed, and wanted," proclaimed Marilyn Monroe in her famous breeze-up-the-dress scene. It's a lesser known quotation from The Seven Year...

Whanganui teen flown to Wellington after severe brain infection

Whanganui teen flown to Wellington after severe brain infection

A Whanganui teenager's parents say they believed they had lost their daughter three times but that she managed to beat the odds and survive a traumatic brain infection.Known by friends and family as a "cheeky, vibrant redhead,"...

Rest assured: Waterbed revival promises comfort, not sex

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — Waterbeds still elicit a wink, wink, nudge, nudge whenever they come up in conversation — but two pioneers of the industry in the United States are hoping to generate a new wave of popularity for the old furniture...

Met Exhibit: how Chippendale became a household name

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man's bold idea...

How to live with your first credit card's limit

The thrill of getting approved for your first credit card might wear off — at least a little — when you see the news punctuating that congratulatory message: Your new credit limit is lower than you expected.So the mental math begins....

Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion.The deal Tuesday comes just 14 months...

Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion.

Woman wins bid to access IVF without estranged husband's consent

Woman wins bid to access IVF without estranged husband's consent

An Australian woman has been told by the Federal Court she will be allowed to go through IVF, despite a law that required her to obtain her estranged husband's permission beforehand.The landmark court case comes as the Victorian...

Harry and Meghan's secret three-day party

Harry and Meghan's secret three-day party

Despite being the most famous newlyweds on the planet right now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have managed to do the impossible.The high profile couple were able to sneak away undetected for a mini break in Amsterdam last weekend,...

Meghan Markle's enraged sister en route to London for royal showdown

Meghan Markle's enraged sister en route to London for royal showdown

Meghan Markle may be in for the quite the surprise, as her half sister Samantha is travelling to London with her publicist.The half-sister of the Duchess of Sussex has been in Italy, and her publicist revealed on Monday that the...

Meghan and Harry go head-to-head in Netball game

Meghan and Harry go head-to-head in Netball game

Prince Harry and Meghan have attended an event in the UK to encourage young people to become sports coaches, as they prepare for their royal tour to Australia next month.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an awards ceremony...

Elderly couple married for 67 years face separation in rest home funding row

Elderly couple married for 67 years face separation in rest home funding row

A UK couple married for 67 years - and who have never spent time apart - may be split up and moved to different care homes because of a lack of council funding.Frank Springett, 91, and his wife Mary, 86, are currently in the same...

'Diet' drinks that actually aid weight loss

'Diet' drinks that actually aid weight loss

Long gone are the days when our drink choices were limited to soft drink, juice and water. We now have a growing range of 'healthy' beverage options that claim to increase energy; improve immune function and even help us lose weight....

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