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Royal baby due in April: palace

Royal baby due in April: palace

It has been confirmed that Prince William and Kate's second baby is due in April.

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.

Strikes in Germany cause travel misery for millions

Strikes in Germany cause travel misery for millions

German airline Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday, adding to travellers' misery after millions were left stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.

Director on tech tracking: 'Skynet has already won'

Director on tech tracking: 'Skynet has already won'

Terminator director James Cameron is one of the Hollywood's leaders in film technological advances. So you'd imagine he'd have the latest, biggest iPhone 6.

Fish fossils reveal roots of sex

Fish fossils reveal roots of sex

Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armoured fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland.

Hopes fade for Nepal missing

Hopes fade for Nepal missing

Hopes faded for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.

Ebola watch lists to shrink; cruise passenger cleared

Ebola watch lists to shrink; cruise passenger cleared

Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected to be cleared in coming days, potentially easing concerns about the spread of the disease after two nurses were infected.

Zagreb mayor arrested on corruption charges

Anti-graft police have arrested the mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, and several of his associates on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office, Croatian media report.

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