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Curious George revels in royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Prince William, Kate and their son, Prince George, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AP

Britain’s baby Prince George hosted his first official function on Wednesday, maintaining a regal calm on a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers, even as some of his tiny guests burst into tears.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prince George set for royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, April 7, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Britain’s baby Prince George will host his first ever official function on Wednesday, when he has a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers in Wellington.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Baby Prince George lands in New Zealand for first tour

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, April 7, 2014. AP

Britain’s baby Prince George arrived in New Zealand with parents Prince William and Catherine on Monday for the eight-month-old’s first ever official tour, an AFP reporter said.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Chinese man, Iranian indicted in US over Iran exports

A Chinese man, an Iranian and two Iranian firms were charged in the United States with conspiring to export devices to Iran that can serve to enrich uranium, an indictment unsealed Friday said.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British royals star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

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The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fools’ Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Andrew Wale (L) and Neil Allard (R) pose with their marriage certificate following their wedding ceremony at the Royal Pavillion in Brighton early on March 29, 2014. Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" as a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality. In Brighton on England's south coast, Neil Allard and Andrew Wale exchanged vows and rings in the opulent splendour of the Royal Pavilion in front of about 100 guests. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL

Gay couples across England and Wales said “I do” on Friday night as a law authorizing same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Couples ready to tie the knot in UK’s first gay marriages

Lesbian couple, wearing a wedding veil, smiles, on December 16, 2012 in Paris during a demonstration for the legalisation of gay marriage and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parenting. AFP FILE PHOTO

When the clock strikes midnight on Friday, gay and lesbian couples across England and Wales will begin exchanging vows as a historic law legalizing same-sex marriage finally comes into force.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘I’ll be rich tomorrow,’ £108M lottery winner had told family

In an undated handout picture released by Camelot on March 18, 2014, Neil Trotter (L) and Nicky Ottaway (R) celebrate their 107.9 million-GBP jackpot win in the EuroMillions draw at Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey, on March 18, 2014. A car mechanic from Britain revealed on March 18 he had predicted he would be a multi-millionaire "this time tomorrow" just hours before he won a 107.9 million GBP lottery jackpot. AFP / CAMELOT / ADY KERRY

A car mechanic from Britain revealed on Tuesday he had predicted he would be a multi-millionaire “this time tomorrow” just hours before he won a £107.9 million lottery jackpot.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

British woman jailed for microwaving kitten

This photo provided by Lee Palmer shows Lux, a 22-pound part-Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month old baby. AP

A woman with mental health problems was on Thursday jailed for 14 weeks by a British judge for killing her kitten by cooking it in the microwave.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British bomber details failed plot against Malaysian jet

Richard C. Reid is shown in a December 24, 2001 handout photo from the Plymouth County Jail, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  AFP

A Briton convicted of plotting an Al-Qaeda plane bombing gave a New York court chilling new details Tuesday about a separate 2001 plan for a Malaysian pilot to blast his way into a jet’s cockpit.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Elephants can tell difference between human languages

This handout photo provided by the University of Sussex, taken in April 2011, shows a wild elephant in Amboseli National Park in Kenya reacting to sound played by scientists in experiments that show they can distinguish between human languages and genders.  AP PHOTO/GRAEME SHANNON, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scientists find 800,000-year-old footprints in UK

Undated handout photo issued by the British Museum Friday Feb. 7, 2014 of some of the human footprints, thought to be more than 800,000 years old, found in silt on the beach at Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast of England, with a camera lens cap laid beside them to indicate scale. AP

They were a British family on a day out — almost a million years ago. Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered human footprints in England that are between 800,000 and 1 million years old — the most ancient found outside Africa, and the earliest evidence of human life in northern Europe.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cut off by floods, British village becomes an island

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, steps off a boat with the help of police as he arrives at the flood-hit village of Muchelney in Somerset, southwestern England, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Britain's Prince Charles visited flood-hit villages that have been cut off from the world by the wettest January for more than a century.  AFP

It has been nearly five weeks since the tiny village of Muchelney, which means “great island” in Old English, became marooned by the floods caused by record rainfall in Britain.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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