Uniformed prince charms Opera House crowd

Uniformed prince charms Opera House crowd

PRINCE Harry spent more than half an hour greeting members of the public during his visit to the Opera House.



Tracy Grimshaw in horse riding accident

Tracy Grimshaw in horse riding accident

POPULAR television presenter Tracy Grimshaw has been flown to hospital after a being thrown from a horse in Sydney’s northwest this morning.

Judy Moran moved after prison brawl

Judy Moran moved after prison brawl

PRISON authorities were forced to move crime matriarch Judy Moran to a higher security division of her prison after she became caught up in a fight with a high-profile prisoner.

Tornadoes in Oklahoma destroy homes, flip cars

Tornadoes in Oklahoma destroy homes, flip cars

Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.

Tightest Race in a Generation: Britain Prepares to Vote

Tightest Race in a Generation: Britain Prepares to Vote

Voters were hours away from Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation, with no single party expected to win enough support to govern.

UK to Hold Most Unpredictable General Election in Years

UK to Hold Most Unpredictable General Election in Years

UK voters are set to cast their ballots inĀ  a general election on May 7 to elect a total of 650 MPs.Opinion polls have failed to produce a clear winner, with the final Guardian/ICM poll suggesting Conservatives and Labor are running neck and neck, at 35% each.This is a tough test for PM David Camer

Decision Day in the UK's general election

Decision Day in the UK's general election

Voters in the UK are going to the polls today in one of the most unpredictable general elections in decades. Despite weeks of campaigning, a hung parliament is on the cards with neither of the two main parties expected to win a majority.

On the final push Conservative Prime Minister Davi

Tornadoes, floods strike U.S. Midwest

Tornadoes, floods strike U.S. Midwest

Severe storms tore through the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, flooding and heavy winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Star Wars Battlefront AT-STs Will Be Player Controlled, DICE Confirms

Star Wars Battlefront AT-STs Will Be Player Controlled, DICE Confirms

Video game developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts are confirming that the AT-ST walkers that will be included in Star Wars Battlefront will be entirely players controlled on the maps on which they will be featured in the title. The information comes from the official Twitter account of

Suspect in Bellevue murder and arson pleads not guilty

Suspect in Bellevue murder and arson pleads not guilty

The man accused of fatally stabbing a Bellevue woman and then torching her apartment to cover his tracks pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first degree murder and arson charges.

Did the Lusitania propel America into World War I?

Did the Lusitania propel America into World War I?

The RMS Lusitania was the world's largest and faster ocean liner in 1915. It plied a route between New York City and Liverpool. Thursday, May 7, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of this ship in the Irish Sea. Struck by a torpedo from a German submarine, the passenger liner sank in 18

Former inmate of 'Shawshank' prison captured after 56 years on the run

Former inmate of 'Shawshank' prison captured after 56 years on the run

An American fugitive who once spent time in an Ohio jail featured in the film The Shawshank Redemption has been recaptured after 56 years on the run.

Graham Taylor rejects claims FA told him not to pick 'too many black players' during time as England...

Graham Taylor rejects claims FA told him not to pick 'too many black players' during time as England...

The former England manager Graham Taylor has told The Independent that he categorically denied claims the Football Association tried to limit the number of black players he should use in the national team.

Rejected baby chimp matched with surrogate mom

Rejected baby chimp matched with surrogate mom

A 2-month-old baby chimp recently went on an exciting journey from the the Maryland Zoo to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa to finally meet her surrogate mom The little chimp, named Keeva, was born on March 12, but her mother chimpanzee was unable to care for the baby. “The birth seemed to be wit

3 arrested for running a secret society's bizarre fake police force in Los Angeles

3 arrested for running a secret society's bizarre fake police force in Los Angeles

A California state justice department official and two others were arrested after Los Angeles authorities alleged they had been running a bizarre and fake police department that claims to have roots in an ancient secret society Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were arrested under suspici

Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

Severe storms tore through the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, flooding and heavy winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. There were reports of tornado damage southwest of Oklahoma City, Capt. Paul Timmons of the Oklahoma Highway Pa...

McDonald's has a new Hamburglar

McDonald's has a new Hamburglar

Maybe the new Hamburglar can steal back some of the customers that McDonald's has been losing. Gone is the short, chubby, masked cartoon character who spent the '80s and '90s scheming to steal burgers from Ronald McDonald. The new Hamburglar still spo...

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

LONDON: The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mu

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

LONDON: British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world’s fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Prime Minister David Cameron’s

Competition good for video fans: Lightbox boss

Competition good for video fans: Lightbox boss

The arrival in New Zealand of online streaming services has dramatically altered the way people consume video content, and with competition between the main offerings, New Zealand consumers are well placed to take advantage of this...

Two found guilty of $100k fake ad scam

Two found guilty of $100k fake ad scam

Two people have been found guilty today on charges relating to an advertising scam worth more than $100,000.Johannes Middledorp and Noelene Banton were found guilty on seven charges each and not guilty on four charges after an earlier...

ANZ Bank was most aggressive in rural rate swaps sales to farmers, ComCom says

ANZ Bank was most aggressive in rural rate swaps sales to farmers, ComCom says

ANZ Bank New Zealand, the country's biggest lender, was the most aggressive in pitching interest rate swaps to farmers, over which it subsequently agreed to pay $19 million in compensation, the Commerce Commission says.General counsel...

China's 'Poet on a Business Trip' Wins Jeonju Festival Award

China's 'Poet on a Business Trip' Wins Jeonju Festival Award

Chinese documentary "Poet on a Business Trip" wins Grand Prize at Korea's Jeonju International Film Festival.

Cannes: Vietnam's 'Yellow Flowers' Picked by Fortissimo

Cannes: Vietnam's 'Yellow Flowers' Picked by Fortissimo

Fortissimo Films has picked up Vietnamese social drama "Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass," a 1980s set picture, directed by Victor Vu.

Ice demand in Nash's sights

Ice demand in Nash's sights

OPINION: THE recent Australian Crime Commission report confirmed organised crime gangs are targeting rural and regional Australia.

Baltimore governor lifts state of emergency

BALTIMORE >> The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said even though complaints of excessive force and lawsuits alleging misconduct

See Who Will Play Clary Fray in ABC Family's Mortal Instruments Series

Katherine McNamara has landed the role of Clary Fray in Shadowhunters, ABC Family's adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments young adult fantasy novel series.The show announced the news on Twitter, Wednesday. It's official! @Kat_McNamara is going to play Clary Fray on #Shadowhunter

Mediterranean crisis: Italian police boat saves 98 migrants after 12 days adrift

The rescue of the flooded ship comes as the EU's foreign minister prepares to brief the UN Security Council on the scale of the situation

General Election 2015: UKIP leader Nigel Farage accused of homophobia 'after video shows him using w...

The video from July 2001 shows Mr Farage cracking a joke about the death of a man at TV star Michael Barrymore's house, which had happened four months earlier

UK candidates: Google Doodle marks 2015 general election day as voters head to the polls

The colourful doodle contains a ballot box decked out like the Union Flag, with an X marking the ballot paper about to be dropped into the box

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Easter Eggs, Orson Welles Turns 100 and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Some leftovers from Star Wars Day include the following version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer made out of paper (via Film School Rejects):   And here's another take on the Fo

Marissa Mayer: Our new search deal will 'put more pressure on Microsoft' (YHOO, MSFT)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer successfully renegotiated Yahoo's search deal with Microsoft last month and, as we previously reported, the new terms were far better for Yahoo than the old deal. Mayer just told The Wall Street Journal that her goal with this agreement was to "put more pressure on Micro

Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

Prague (AFP) - Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six.And these problems are likely to become bigger and bigger as the waistlines of European children

TrueX Exec Pitches Interactive Video Ads to Combat Fraud and Boost Views

Thirty-two percent of online consumers use blockers to avoid ads, according to digital ad company TrueX today. And with the uptick in fraud and burgeoning viewability concerns, Jamie Auslander, TrueX's vp of research, gave advertisers an interesting pitch at the Interactive Advertising Bureau&

Greens leader could mean fresh start: PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is taking a let's see approach on whether it could be easier to negotiate with new Greens leader Richard Di Natale.

Prince Harry meeting public in Sydney

PRINCE Harry is meeting the public at the Sydney Opera House as he wraps up his month-long deployment with the ADF.

Italian Red Cross Chief: Don't Label Migrants 'Illegal'

President of the Italian Red Cross Francesco Rocca said Wednesday that migrants should not be labeled as "illegal," because they are victims, not criminals. Meanwhile, he warned that traffickers are finding more routes to smuggle humans for profit. Rocca told reporters that since the start of t