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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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  • Germans no longer see the Second World War as a defeat

    Nearly 70 years after the end of the Second World War, the number of Germans who considered the conflict a defeat has fallen to just nine per cent - a 25 per cent drop in the last decade.

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  • Violent thugs rob martial arts fighter

    A PROFESSIONAL martial arts fighter tried valiantly to defend himself from two violent muggers who attacked him for his mobile phone and laptop as he ran along a Walcot street. 21-year-old Ben Bullock was jogging home from Muay Thai training through Cumberland Road at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, when two men on mountain bikes approached him.

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  • Secret Imperial Japan submarine 'aircraft carriers' mapped off Hawaii

    At 400 feet long, the Imperial Japanese Navy's I-400 class were the largest submarines of the war and remained the largest constructed until the first nuclear ballistic missile boats rolled down slipways in the 1960s. Designed as underwater aircraft carriers, they were able to stow three Aichi light bombers, with folded wings, in a hangar on the deck. Aware of its inferiority in surface ships in the Pacific theatre, the Japanese Navy nevertheless wished to take the fight to the enemy and the vessel was given the task of approaching the US coast, surfacing, preparing and launching its aircraft within minutes. Japan surrendered before the raid could be carried out.

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  • Hidden Camera Catches Student Spitting On Food

    A student has appeared in court after being secretly filmed by her roommates spitting on and spraying glass cleaner over their food. The video shows Hayley King allegedly spitting in multiple containers of food stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students from the University of South Carolina. Columbia Police arrested the 22-year-old for unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food, which could carry a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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  • The Spice Girls Reunited At David Beckham's Birthday (Erm, But Without Mel B)

    First he joins Instagram, then he hosts an amazeballs £250,000 bash, and then – perhaps the greatest gift of all. The Artist Formerly Known As Scary Spice was seemingly absent from the weekend's festivities, but thankfully Eva Longoria stepped in to ensure that the group never returned to the dark days of the four-piece. Posting the snap on Instagram, Eva seemed proper made up about being an honourary member for the evening, writing: 'I'm the new Spice Girl #LatinaSpice @victoriabeckham@emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @gerihalliwell'.

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  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

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  • Selfless wife kept her cancer secret to care for husband

    A NURSE decided to keep her terminal illness a secret from her family so she could care for her bedbound husband. Val Turner, who worked at Hereford’s Nuffield Hospital for 37 years, died this month – just 10 days after her daughters found out she had breast cancer. He died in February aged 68 from pneumonia two months before cancer took Val’s life. The couple’s daughters Julie Turner, 43, and Clare Crosby, 41, described Val as selfless and brave for keeping her terminal illness a secret to nurse their father.

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  • Football - Future talks imminent - Jokanovic

    The Hornets are back in the top flight after finishing second in the Sky Bet Championship, and celebrated promotion with an open-top bus parade on Monday. Head coach Jokanovic is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree a new deal, but he offered a broad hint that talks over his future are imminent. Thousands of supporters packed the streets of Watford and the nearby Cassiobury Park to salute the Hornets, who are back among the elite for the first time since 2006.

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  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck said on Sunday. Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

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  • Pictures Of The Week: Elvis, Elections And Exercise (12 photos)

    Here is our selection of the best pictures from the past seven days. A young boy tries on an Elvis mask at a Guinness Book of World Records event for the largest gathering of Elvis Presley impersonators in Antrim, Northern Ireland (Charles McQuillan/Getty

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  • Lauren Goodger Shows Off Weight Loss In Gorgeous Dress At Pregnant Billi Mucklow's Baby Shower

    Having already admitted that she's feeling more confident than ever after her recent weight loss, Lauren Goodger looked a million bucks as she helped her TOWIE pal celebrate her baby shower. Lauren flaunted her trim figure in a low-cut midi dress, looking totally happy and healthy with friends, who'd gathered to watch Billi Mucklow announce whether she's having a baby boy or girl.

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  • Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling

    A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital. Jacques Verhaegen, the lawyer for the Uber driver, said the company's drivers now "run the risk of having their car seized" in the Belgian capital. The service, which allows consumers to break free of rigid fare structures criticized as protectionist and inefficient in many major cities, has been banned in Brussels and has faced an uphill struggle in several European nations as it tries to gain a foothold.

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  • Man punches dog in the face in Manchester city centre

    A man punched a dog in the face during an attack in the city centre. A 34-year-old man dressed in a tracksuit was seen by members of the public attacking the defenceless bull terrier on Portland Street. City centre inspector Phil Spurgeon said a 34-year-old man had been arrested for animal cruelty.

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  • Baby Princess Spends First Night At Home

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending their first night at home with their baby daughter after leaving hospital to roaring applause from waiting crowds. The royal couple proudly showed their princess to the world around 6pm - just 10 hours after she was born - and are now at Kensington Palace with young son Prince George. The moment Prince William and wife Kate emerged through the doors of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, supporters cheered and photographers and camera crews captured the first images of the baby girl.

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  • Furious row over Cameron 'lie'

    A furious row has erupted between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats after a senior Lib Dem accused David Cameron of "lying" over claims the Tories were close to winning an outright majority in the General Election on Thursday. The Lib Dem peer and campaign spokesman Lord Scriven claimed Mr Cameron had admitted privately to Nick Clegg that the Conservatives could not get the seats they needed to form a majority government.

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  • Bruce Jenner Fires Kris Jenner as His Manager

    Bruce Jenner has made a move to cut Kris out of his life.

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  • Bodies of Bali 9 arrive Australia after potentially illegal executions

    The bodies of executed Bali duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have arrived at Sydney airport after the final leg of their journey home to Australia. The pair left Jakarta on Friday night.

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  • Football - Carver meets Newcastle officials, will carry on in charge

    Saturday's 3-0 defeat by Leicester City, in which Newcastle had two players sent off, provoked passionate comments from Carver who suggested Mike Williamson had got himself red-carded deliberately. A statement on the club's website said there had been two days of "frank discussions" with Carver and senior players. "The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James' Park," it said.

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  • Maggot-infested pony left to die near Grantham - BBC News

    A long-serving RSPCA inspector says an abandoned pony found on a remote country lane had suffered some of the worst neglect he has ever seen. The young piebald cob was found on Thursday at Braceby, near Grantham, with a hind leg infested with maggots. Inspector Ian Callingham said the pony had obviously been dumped and left to die, and had suffered terribly. The RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who saw anything.

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