From Charlotte to Chardonnay, Britain goes betting mad over royal baby's name

From Charlotte to Chardonnay, Britain goes betting mad over royal baby's name

Will it be Charlotte? Will it be Alice? Or Elizabeth… Victoria… Or even Diana?

Since Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared with their newborn girl on Saturday, the “Great Kate Wait” for the baby to arrive has given way to a betting frenzy on what the new princess wil



This Amazing Collection of Historical Maps Just Got Easier to See

This Amazing Collection of Historical Maps Just Got Easier to See

It just got way, way easier to search and browse the US Geological Survey's collection of historical topographic maps, thanks to a new online map viewer. The post This Amazing Collection of Historical Maps Just Got Easier to See appeared first on WIRED.

Israel admits 'mistakes' in regard to Ethiopian community

Israel admits 'mistakes' in regard to Ethiopian community

Jerusalem (AFP) - President Reuven Rivlin admitted on Monday that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community, describing their suffering as "an open wound"."We have made mistakes. We did not look, we did not listen enough," he said in a statement after thousands of E

BUFFETT: Stocks won't look cheap if interest rates go up (BRKA, BRKB, SPY, DJI, IXIC)

BUFFETT: Stocks won't look cheap if interest rates go up (BRKA, BRKB, SPY, DJI, IXIC)

Stocks are definitely on the "high side of valuation," according to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Buffett is on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning with Becky Quick in Omaha. Berkshire Hathaway held its annual investors conference this past weekend. Quick asked him what he thinks of stocks and

Ex-CIA Official: Republicans Politicized Benghazi

Ex-CIA Official: Republicans Politicized Benghazi

A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans rapeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported. Michael Morell said the events were distorted about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, according to a re

Israeli President: Ethiopian Protests Expose 'Wound'

Israeli President: Ethiopian Protests Expose 'Wound'

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Monday that protests against racism and police brutality by Ethiopian Jews have exposed an "open wound" that must be addressed. He spoke a day after thousands of people marched in central Tel Aviv, with protesters shutting down a major highway and clashing

Pamela Geller: America's 'bigoted blogger'

Pamela Geller: America's 'bigoted blogger'

Pamela Geller is a controversial blogger who has risen to prominence in the US after strident attacks against Islam.

Hollande to sell French fighter jets on start of Gulf tour

Hollande to sell French fighter jets on start of Gulf tour

French President François Hollande arrived in Qatar on Monday for the start of a two-day Middle East tour designed to wrap up the sale of French fighter jets and showcase his country's ever closer ties with the Gulf monarchies.

Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan Fined By ICC

Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan Fined By ICC

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz have been fined for their verbal exchange during the fifth day of the first Test between the two sides in Khulna.

Crook Karmichael ruled out for Reds

Crook Karmichael ruled out for Reds

Karmichael Hunt has dropped three kilograms after a bad bout of gastro and an adductor strain saw him ruled out of Queensland's trip to face the Crusaders.

VIDEO: Lord Scriven defends 'no majority' tweet

VIDEO: Lord Scriven defends 'no majority' tweet

Lord Scriven defends a tweet claiming that David Cameron privately does not think the Conservatives will win a majority.

Boy breaks piggy bank to help Nepal

Boy breaks piggy bank to help Nepal

A 12-year-old Indian boy raids his piggy bank to donate to the victims of last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal.

VIDEO: 'No such thing as a healthy tan'

VIDEO: 'No such thing as a healthy tan'

Doctors warn that Britain's unpredictable weather could mean people are not protecting themselves against the sun and should regularly check for signs of skin cancer.

Woman's body found at city flat

Woman's body found at city flat

Police are treating the death of a woman whose body was found at a flat in the Maryhill area of Glasgow as "suspicious".

Kipsang repeats 2013 Belfast win

Kipsang repeats 2013 Belfast win

Kenyan Joel Kipsang wins the Belfast City Marathon for the second time in three years as he takes victory in 2:19.36.

PwC ends A-level criteria for jobs

PwC ends A-level criteria for jobs

Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is to stop using A-levels grades as a way of selecting recruits for graduate jobs.

VIDEO: 'No support' for Nepal quake survivors

VIDEO: 'No support' for Nepal quake survivors

The BBC's Neha Sharma met a couple who explained how they were coping after the deadly Nepal earthquake

Primary Focus: Thomas Walling Primary Academy, in Newcastle

Primary Focus: Thomas Walling Primary Academy, in Newcastle

The school, which boasts 'good' teaching and 'outstanding' pastoral care, is raising the aspirations of its pupils

Mike Huckabee in his own words

Mike Huckabee in his own words

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a potential White House contender in 2016, is known as an ordained Baptist minister and Fox News television personality. Here’s the Republican's take on guns, immigration and more, in his own words.

NASA aids response to Nepal quake

NASA aids response to Nepal quake

NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations. Organizations using these NASA data products and analyses include the U.S. G

Lego masters build world's largest Millennium Falcon for Star Wars Day

Lego masters build world's largest Millennium Falcon for Star Wars Day

May the fourth be with us all, especially the Star Wars fans who turned up to Melbourne Australia's Southland Westfield over the last two days.These Lego padawans arrived en masse to help Lego Master Builders Dan and Chris Steininger construct a huge Millennium Falcon in time for today's Internation

Texas police probe identity of Prophet cartoon contest suspects

Texas police probe identity of Prophet cartoon contest suspects

US police say they have shot dead two gunmen who had opened fire outside an event in Texas featuring a contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

According to the authorities, the men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the city of Garland near Dallas and began shooting at a

Bikies plead guilty in Qld brawl case

Bikies plead guilty in Qld brawl case

MOST of the bikies charged over a mass brawl on the Gold Coast have pleaded guilty in the hope of receiving reduced sentences.

Charltons' sticky karaoke secrets

Charltons' sticky karaoke secrets

THE first rule of Charltons is you don’t talk about Charltons. That’s because you can’t remember most of it, and the rest you never want to talk about. See our 20 unofficial Charltons rules

Negotiations at All Nations continuing

Negotiations at All Nations continuing

UPDATE: POLICE continue to communicate with the man who remains armed and up a tree at All Nations Park in Northcote.

Relatives of Boston bomber to testify at trial

Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life.

Protests Against Police Brutality Turn Violent in Israel

Thousands, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Israel against racism and police brutality, clashing with police on horseback.

AFP: Bulgaria's Working Poor Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Some 48% of Bulgaria's 7.2 million people live in "material deprivation" with 7.8% of them being the so-called "working poor", AFP reminds citing an EU-wide survey.according to Business Insider, an online news outlet which has run the story of AFP. The author, Diana Simeonova, met Katia Kolesheva, a

Palmer prevails in Citic case

A judge has found in Clive Palmer’s favour in civil proceedings brought by Chinese corporate giant Citic Pacific.

UP girls take a stand say no to unfit grooms and mismatched marriages

A bunch of brave women across Uttar Pradesh have been taking a strong stand against mismatched marriages in a state otherwise in the news for rampant violence against women and dowryrelated deaths

Earthquakehit Nepal urges foreign workers to return home or work in rural areas

Nepals government urged foreign workers in the quakehit capital to return home on Monday asnbsp major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers However work remained in the villages and remote mountain areas a

Logies give girl power anthem a boost

PRECOCIOUS teen singer and songwriter Grace was the accidental winner of the Logies, thanks to those relentless promos for the return of Nine’s Love Child.

Ethiopian Israeli protests turn violent in Tel Aviv

Violence erupted on the streets of Tel Aviv as a demonstration by Ethiopian Israelis protesting what they said was police brutality against their community spiralled out of control.

Two gunmen shot dead at anti-Islam art show in Texas: US media

Two gunman who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad near Dallas in Texas, and were themselves shot dead, according to local reports.

IMF being stubborn on measures, says Skourletis

Greece intends to meet debt payments this month and reach a deal with its international lenders to unlock remaining bailout aid but the International Monetary Fund insists on tough labor reforms, the country's labor minister said on Monday.

Varoufakis should be heard

I have never met or spoken to Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister. Yet I feel I have gotten to know him through his writing and interviews, and by reading about his interactions with both the official and private sectors in Europe.

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The Bronx A University Heights man has been charged with murdering his roommate with a baseball bat, law-enforcement sources said Sunday. Cleto Chalche-Rivera, 39, beat the victim to death over...