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Australia Gift to Britain's New Princess to Help Pygmy Possums

Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honored with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum.

Fervent royalist Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the cot blanket made from Tasmanian merino wool and stitched with the nation's floral emblem, the wattle, would be sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their new baby arrived on Saturday.

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Not Very Andy! Murray Sees Pregnancy Funny Side

Andy Murray saw the funny side Saturday when a U.S. celebrity magazine accidentally captioned the tennis star as a proud new father instead of former world number one Andy Roddick.

Roddick and his wife, actress and model Brooklyn Decker announced earlier in the day that they were expecting their first baby.

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Chinese Fortune Tellers Say Britain's New Princess 'Strong-Willed'

Britain's new princess will be strong-willed and innovative, a free spirit who will re-energise the royal family, Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Sunday.

Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter was born Saturday, falling under the Chinese zodiac sign of the sheep and with a personal element of earth, according to the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. 

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Woman Risks Collie-sion with China Motorway Dog Walk

A woman who took her dog for a walk on a motorway in China while her car was parked in the middle of the road was "punished" by police, state media said Sunday.

Her boyfriend was answering "an urgent call of nature" with the couple's car "in the middle of the highway" in the central Hubei province Friday, Xinhua said, without giving further details.

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Australian Police Post Stoner's to-Do List

Australian police have revealed an insight into the life of a stoner -- or habitual marijuana smoker -- by publishing a 10-point 'to-do' list found during a raid in Perth.

Murdoch police tweeted a photo of the list, removing any identifying material, on April 30 which mentioned 10 'Things to do Saturday'.

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Thinking It's a Joke, Man Hangs up on Pope; Gets Papal Hug

Hang up on Pope Francis and you might get a hug.

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano says earlier this week, Francis dialed an ailing Italian man to comfort him. Francis has a habit of calling people who he has heard are suffering and telling them "Hello, I'm Pope Francis" when they answer their phone.

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Parents Experience FOMO on Internet Speak

If you tell your mum she's fleek, she probably won't get the compliment -- social media is driving a rapid evolution of the English language that is leaving parents baffled, a study suggested Friday.

A survey of 2,000 British parents found that 86 percent think teenagers speak an entirely different language on social media and messaging.

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Man Cut Hole in Storage Unit Roof, Stole 35 Guitars

A New Jersey man is accused of stealing enough musical equipment to outfit quite a few bands.

Philadelphia police said Friday that Jason Mackenzie of Berlin, New Jersey, has been charged with burglary and related offenses in a break-in at a self-storage unit on Castor Avenue.

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Boston Marathon Runner Seeking Man she Kissed on a Dare

A Tennessee woman who ran the Boston Marathon is looking for the man she kissed on a dare.

Barbara Tatge says her daughter, Paige, dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man and take a photo of it as she ran her first Boston Marathon on April 20.

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British Royal Baby's First A to Z

From baby fashion to specially-minted coins, here is an A to Z on the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child, due to be born shortly after his mother went into labor earlier on Saturday.

 

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