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Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit a young players’ rugby tournament, at Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, New Zealand, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  AP

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vatican spokesperson: Wife of Jesus theory not convincing

In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, a pedestrian walks her bicycle past a silhouette of Jesus Christ projected against the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans. AP

The theory that Christ could have been married is seen with great skepticism in the Vatican and by historians.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island

The decaying abandoned prison workhouse on Hart Island is seen on March 27, 2014 in New York. Each white plastic pipe near the building marks an infant mass gravesite, one plastic pipe per 1,000 babies. The pile of dirt by the building (R) indicates an active gravesite, according to Melinda Hunt of Hart Island Project. Hart Island, occupying 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx in New York, contains the largest cemetery in the US. One million bodies of still born babies, the poor, the unidentified and the unclaimed are buried by prison labor in common graves. It is run by the department of corrections, and access is nearly impossible. AFP

Most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Ronaldo of knees’: Surgeon saves football careers

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY LEVI FERNANDES - Doctor Jose Carlos Noronha smiles as he leaves the operating room after performing a surgery at the Trindade hospital in Porto on March 24, 2014. Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.  AFP

Renowned as the “Ronaldo of knees”, pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Her-storic’ lesbian-only cemetery opens in Germany

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What may be Europe’s first lesbian-only burial place opened Sunday in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spike in US poison calls from e-cigarettes

The joy of puffing: An electronic cigarette pack comes with a charger, flavor cartridges and other accessories. photo: diytrade.com

Accidents involving kids and bottles of flavored liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes have led to a spike in calls to US poison control centers in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Love, sex and football: A Brazilian extravaganza awaits

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Calling all football lovers …and lovers. June 12, Brazil. Put it in your diary.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world’s top spenders—report

A group of Chinese tourists pose for pictures in front of the monument of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at a Manila park. The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

William and Kate star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. AP FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spring in Japan: Beautiful blossoms and hayfever misery

A group of people have a picnic under cherry blossom trees at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Sunday, March 30, 2014. AP

Spring in Japan brings explosions of pink and white cherry blossoms that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics across this nature-loving country.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Send in the clowns? Yes, but numbers dwindling

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Being a clown is no laughing matter during hard times. That was the somber verdict as the World Clown Association wrapped up its annual convention on Saturday after a decade, which has seen their numbers dwindle.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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