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William and Kate at Easter service

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.

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Hostage reporters ‘chained’ in Syria

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Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.

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Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

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Family car catches fire among lions

A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire – in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

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Nato suspends Russia co-operation

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Nato suspends all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, describing it as a grave threat to European security.

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Syria’s Refugee Soccer Starlets

At the Zaatari refguee camp, where families try to piece their lives together after fleeing Syria’s civil war, a group of young women are showing that soccer may be the key to bridging violent divides.

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See Lee Pace in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire Teaser

Here’s the first teaser for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, an ’80s-set drama about the early days of personal computing in Texas’s Silicon Prairie. Eyebrow heartthrob Lee Pace stars as a (fictional) former IBM executive who decides to reverse-engineer a PC by gathering a ragtag team of rebels, including Scoot … More »

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Senior party officials at start of trial of ‘mafia’ tycoon Liu Han in Xianning, Hubei

<!– google_ad_section_start –> More than 150 top Communist Party officials arrived in Xianning, Hubei province, yesterday to oversee the highly anticipated trial of Sichuan mining tycoon Liu Han for alleged mafia-style crimes. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Here’s a solution to most bikes’ dirty secret

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Ever been biking in a park and been dismayed that your shiny metal bike didn’t quite fit in with your earthy, natural surroundings? So has designer Daniel Gestoso — so he dreamt up the Boske wooden bike. Daniel GestosoLike its predecessor, the Sandwichbike, the Boske is flat-packed in IKEA fashion; you only need an Allen wrench to put it together. Its frame is a bony figure eight made from laminated, sustainably harvested maple. Recycled pop cans provide the aluminum for the seat base and front fork. “All of this will allow production to stay local, reducing energy usage in transportation and distribution,” Gestoso told Fast Company. Daniel GestosoThe problem with typical aluminum bike frames is that mining aluminum is a huge energy suck. (It’s way worse than glass, for instance, not that you want a glass bike.) And even though it’s almost 100 percent recyclable, only about half of pop cans get recycled. As Umbra once wrote, “Americans are said to throw away enough aluminum in three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.” (Insert ashamed emoticon here.) Daniel GestosoAlthough it’s still in the prototype phase, the Boske would help keep some of that metal out of the waste stream while helping you get around in low-carbon style. It might be the best we’ll get until someone invents a bike made out of air!Filed under: Business & Technology, Living

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