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  • Kate and William's 'daughter' given direct right to throne in RADICAL new rules

    A radical shake-up which came into force after Australia brought its laws into line with the others, means that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a girl she can no longer be superseded in the line of succession by a younger brother. Under the changes in the Succession to the Crown Act, a member of the Royal Family can now also marry a Roman Catholic and become monarch but Catholics are still banned from being King or Queen. The new law also replaces the outdated Royal Marriages Act 1772 and means that only the first six in line to the throne need the Queen's consent to marry - replacing a long-standing requirement affecting hundreds of distant royal relations who are descendants of George II. Princess Eugenie, who is seventh in line to the throne, no longer needs her grandmother's permission to wed, while Princess Beatrice still needs the Queen's consent - but only if she gets engaged before the arrival of William and Kate's second child, after which Beatrice drops down to seventh in line.

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  • Football - Hodgson thrilled for Kane but worried for Welbeck after win

    Kane, a leading contender for England's Footballer of the Year award after blasting his way out of the shadows at Tottenham Hotspur and into the England team on the back of 29 club goals this season, headed England's fourth goal 80 seconds after replacing skipper Wayne Rooney. "I am delighted for him, there has been a lot of pressure around him, but it is fantastic that in the 25 minutes he was on the field he produced a little bit of magic and scored his first goal," Hodgson told reporters. "It could have been longer than 25 minutes but we could not get him on because play did not stop and we could not make the substitution," Hodgson added of bringing Kane on after 71 minutes at Wembley.

    Reuters
  • Dermot O'Leary QUITS The X Factor After Eight Years, Will Present Top Gear Instead?

    It's being reported that Dermot O'Leary is leaving his hosting duties on The X Factor after eight glorious years of dancing and just generally lighting up our Saturday evenings. After it was revealed that the bosses were giving the show a major shake-up, it's now known that Dermot won't be returning to our Saturday nights and could potentially be hosting Top Gear instead. "I'd like to thank ITV, Simon, The X Factor family and particularly the viewers, all of whom have been a big part of my life for so long.

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  • Dumped fiance Jilted John's snaps from honeymoon with a STRANGER

    John Whitbread, 32, from Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, only met his pretty blonde travelling companion at the airport before the seven-hour flight, after raffling the spare ticket to his dream honeymoon after his fiancée left him. Now John has shared his pictures of his 'whirlwind adventure' in the Dominican Republic with Kelly Wood, 36, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, in which the duo cavort in a pool and pose on the beach.

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  • Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Louis Walsh Hints That Perrie Edwards Is To Blame

    With every Tom, Richard and Harry having their say on the real reason Zayn Malik quit One Direction, X Factor judge Louis Walsh has decided to air his view - and he seems to be placing blame on Perrie Edwards. After already admitting that he 'knew' the band were 'having problems', the 62-year-old has hinted that he reckons a certain fiancée has something to do with Zayn's decision. Zayn is a big boy and we're *pretty* sure he's able to make decisions about his wellbeing, his happiness and his future all by himself.

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  • 'Chilling Revelations' Of Plane's Final Moments

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps intentionally sent the jet into its doomed descent. Here are the details of the Airbus A320's final moments that emerged at a news conference given by Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin.

    Sky News
  • Farewell to William Hague - and the 85 other MPs standing down

    At least 86 MPs are standing down at the general election, including former Tory leader William Hague and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown - here's a full list

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  • Kidnapper Hunted After Young Girl Snatched

    Specialist officers are supporting the young victim and her family. Detective Chief Inspector Joanne McHugh said: "This investigation is very much in its early stages and we are determined to find out exactly what has happened to this young child and to catch the man who has done this.

    Sky News
  • Co-pilot 'was hospital patient'

    Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had an off-work sick note for the day of the disaster and was also a patient at a Dusseldorf hospital. German prosecutors are now pouring over the medical history of Lubitz, 28, who deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps last Tuesday killing all 150 people on board, including three Britons. There were also reports that the captain locked out of the flight deck after Lubitz put the plane into a descent had used an axe in an unsuccessful to break down the cockpit door.

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  • Kelly Brook puts her shapely pins on display in high-waisted shorts

    The actress made the most of the Californian heat as she put her flat stomach and shapely legs on display for a trip to the Cienega Med spa in Beverly Hills. Kelly, 35, drew attention to her flat tum in a white floral crop top which featured a fringed hem.

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  • Isis war on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is huge PR own goal

    It is rare that you find similarities between the leafy boulevards and smart cafes of Jerusalem's Jaffa Street and the hectic, traffic-snarled chaos of Ramallah's Al Manara Square, but on El Clasico matchdays the flags in both Israel and Palestine are the same – blue, red and white. The one thing (perhaps the only thing) that Israelis and Palestinians of all stripes can agree on is a love for either Real Madrid or Barcelona, and the few times a year that the Spanish titans meet are the times when the heavy and often ugly tension that so often hangs in the air in both cities is refreshingly absent. A love for Spanish football is something that applies throughout the Middle East and whether you are a Westerner, Arab, Kurd or Jew, you will be expected to come down on one side of the El Clasico divide, and be prepared to defend your choice forcefully and convincingly.

    IB Times
  • Kim Kardashian Ditches Her Blonde Hair As She Takes North West Home From Dance Class

    North West has made our hearts melt for the thousandth time by giving the paparazzi a little wave as she left dance class with mum Kim Kardashian, who's decided to ditch the blonde and go back to black.

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  • Grand National Ladies' Day: 'Unflattering shots' banned

    Organisers of the Grand National have launched a crackdown on photographers taking unflattering pictures of Ladies' Day racegoers at this year's event. Aintree racecourse boss John Baker told the Liverpool Echo the venue wanted to protect women at the world's biggest steeplechase from "unfair" coverage. It traditionally takes place on the second day of the Grand National race meeting and is frequented by celebrities such as Wayne Rooney's wife Colleen Rooney and Steven Gerrard's wife Alex Curran.

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  • Father of 'jihadi bride' schoolgirl attended 2012 Islamist rally

    The father of one of the three schoolgirl 'jihadi brides' attended an Islamist rally led by firebrand preacher Anjem Choudary. Abase Hussen can be seen chanting 'Allahu Akbar' amid dozens of protesters and standing just yards away as the flags of Israel and U.S. are burned.

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  • Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth to 5 cubs

    The African lioness named Queen has given birth to five healthy cubs — double the usual two-to-three-cub litters among lions. Owner Malik Fazal Abbas said he has had 4-year-old Queen since she was 2 months old. The pair has already had a litter of two cubs, now nine months old.

    Associated Press
  • Huge Asteroid To Fly Past Earth This Morning

    Conspiracy websites once again proclaimed the end of life on Earth this week as a huge asteroid hurtled towards Earth. The 3,000-foot-wide asteroid, 2014-YB35 is passing Earth today - but is in no danger of hitting us. Despite what rumour-mongers Before It’s News suggest, the asteroid 2014-YB35 won’t wipe out life as we know it.

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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

    AFP
  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

    Associated Press
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson Quits Fifty Shades Films

    Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson has announced she will not be making the next two movies in the franchise. The film, starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as his lover Anastasia Steele, left many critics underwhelmed but has been a box office smash. In a statement to US website Deadline, Taylor-Johnson, 48, said: "Directing Fifty Shades Of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful.

    Sky News
  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

    Associated Press