A tropical storm is building in the Pacific and threatens to
dampen the beginning of the Easter holiday - but forecasters
say New Zealanders should expect a fine, warm weekend before
Workers restoring a 19th-century mansion in the Russian city
of St. Petersburg have discovered a vast trove of silver and
jewellery hidden in a secret compartment.
An elephant called Baby did not want a bath.
Queen Elizabeth II has become a wedding crasher.
Police say four Swiss and one French citizen have been
confirmed killed by a massive avalanche in northern Norway.
Italy passed the Six Nations rugby wooden spoon back to
Scotland when they beat the visitors 13-6 at Rome's Stadio
France have shrugged off a poor first-half performance to
draw 17-17 at home to Ireland in the Six Nations, ending its
hopes of a Grand Slam and leaving Wales alone at the top of
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car
collided with a truck carrying a 21 tonne container in Hawkes
A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of
tornadoes has lashed the US Midwest, roughing up the country
music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns
in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.
A fight among inmates led to a prison riot in northern Mexico
that killed 44 people, a security official says.
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