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William skis as rest of the royal family attend service

While other royals attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark Commonwealth Day, Prince William (inset left) was seen drinking beer on the slopes with friends in the upmarket ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland. During a leisurely lunch on mountainside restaurant La Vache, the 34-year-old was seen high-fiving Sophie Taylor (left), a 24-year-old Australian model. He later partied the night away at the popular après-ski hangout Farinet, where Ms Taylor works. The stunning blonde (inset right, and right) has previously worked for Australian model agency Chadwick models and also posed topless for photographer Glen Krohn in Bali when she visited the island last year. It is believed that William left his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their young children at home for the weekend jaunt.

Shot Kemal Barakat's wife doubts Mortlake bed claims

EXCLUSIVE: The wife of a Hells Angel bikie killed in a hail of bullets by an intruder who crept into his Mortlake bedroom was holidaying in Thailand when she learned of the murder. Sources said Kemel 'Blackie' Barakat's wife Amanda does not believe he was 'in bed' with the mystery woman. 'Blackie and Amanda' (pictured together) were planning to start a family together. 'He adored her,' a source told Daily Mail Australia, covering his body with tattoos of her name and her face. 'People who know him - they know how they love each other.' A burnt out Mercedes (inset) found in nearby Belmore is being investigated as the unknown killer's possible getaway car.

It is supposed to be the ultimate experience, but, for many women, sex can be painful. Here, a consultant gynaecologist at Birmingham City Hospital's details the most common causes.

Woman's heartache after husband died when she was pregnant

A woman has described what it was like bringing her beautiful daughter into the world just months after a tragic farming accident took the life of the man she loved, leaving her growing baby without a father. Michelle Zandarin, 41, was just 28 weeks pregnant when her husband Julio, a nurse from Sydney, became pinned beneath the wheel of his tractor at the couple's hobby farm in Goulburn (couple pictured). The tragic accident happened in front of Mrs Zandarin's terrified 14-yar-old daughter Avalon (inset) - and left the doting mother unsure about the life of the baby growing inside her. Mr Zandarin who loved tractors, and even got a photo in front of one on his wedding day (pictured right) was excited to become a dad before having an accident on his own tractor. The man had already picked his unborn daughter's name, Cielo, which means sky or gift from heaven, before his death. A coincidence which now leaves his wife with goosebumps.

An abusive 'Palestine supporter' threatened to shoot Jewish gym owner Avi Yemini in the head and demanded he 'get the f**k out of the country' in an expletive-laden call to his Melbourne business.

Queensland senator Pauline Hanson's favourite snack, the Chocolate Fish Bar, is set to become more of a guilty pleasure for her after it was revealed the product is halal certified.

Mother of Sophie Taylor pictured with Prince William talks

Australian model Sophie Taylor made headlines across the world when she was photographed recently enjoying a boozy lunch with Prince William during a boys' ski holiday in Switzerland. And now her mother has spoken out, revealing her daughter has been left 'in shock' by the media reaction and insisting she is a 'girl of integrity' who would never put the royal 'in an awkward position'. Joni Taylor completely shut down rumours of any romance: 'Sophie said they met and had a few drinks. She said he was a lovely and a down to earth person'.

P-plate driver crashes into a minibus after it fails to stop before turning a corner - but who is to blame?

A collision between a turning mini bus and a car has caused an online debate as to who was at fault. The crash was caught on the car's dash camera and posted to Dash Cam Owners Australia's Facebook page on Tuesday. The video which has been viewed over 73,000 times since it was uploaded has attracted a lot of discussion.

Sara Connor will spend four years in a 'hellhole' Indonesian jail for killing police officer Wayan Sudarsa, but while conditions will be tough, experts say her sentence is surprisingly lenient.

A man accused of terrorising a string of female partners told a little girl she needed to hurt her mother by stabbing her in the head with a fork 'harder, harder', a Sydney court has heard.

Jesinta Campbell leads the David Jones VAMFF red carpet

Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell) led the A-list red carpet arrivals ahead of the David Jones Gala Runway Show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old wife of Lance 'Buddy' Franklin was a vision in velvet as she walked the red carpet in a plunging red suit and matching trousers, accessorising with a thick belt above the waist. The David Jones ambassador looked radiant with bronze make-up and styled her long brunette hair in sleek waves, while adding to her model height with a pair of towering black high heels. She was joined on the red carpet by Sports Illustrated model Jessica Gomes, who offered a glimpse of her slim legs in a full-length, sleeveless sheer dress featuring a patterned design. Meanwhile, Megan Blake Irwin looked seductive in a black split dress with a high neck, waist cut-outs and long sleeves, and finished off her look with ankle strap heels and a smokey eye.

Sydney escort Lana Jade bares all to Daily Mail Australia

A Sydney escort has revealed what men really want when they book a session with her, saying many are looking for someone they can talk to as well as have sex with. Lana Jade (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia that many of her clients want to talk about their lives, while others pay $1,200 just to cuddle and kiss.

The Beerepoot family has refused to pay council rates on their three properties in Tasmania, including honey-making business Melita Honey Farm (pictured) because 'the land belongs to God'.

A police officer, who was first on scene after a backpacker was dropped at a remote petrol station, has told a court the woman was 'covered head-to-toe in blood' and appeared to be in a childlike state.

Sara Connor to spend four years inside Corby Bali prison

Bryon Bay mum Sara Connor will spend four years inside Bali's 'hellhole' Kerobokan Prison, which has been home to other high-profile Australians, including drug-smugglers Schapelle Corby, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Connor, 46, was sentenced to four years in jail for killing Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa on Kuta Beach last year, while her younger British DJ boyfriend, David Taylor, 34, was sentenced to six years. She has been inside since being arrested in August last year.

Jalal Yassine-Naja, 13, was struck less than 100 metres from his Melbourne home while skateboarding to school and despite wearing a helmet, died at the scene while his mother Olivia watched in horror.

Pet owners share hilarious photos of their clingy cats

Pet owners have shared their hilarious photos of their moggies who show absolutely no regard of their human's personal space. Whether they are trying to enjoy a good book or simply making a trip to the toilet these cats aren't prepared to spend a second apart from their owners.

Can YOU guess which colour this woman did in her bathroom?

Helena Pelling, 26, a dog breeder from London, dyed her own hair using a bottle from Boots and then had her locks professionally coloured by a celebrity hairdresser at a cost of £200. She said: 'I can't really afford to be spending hundreds of pounds on a visit to the hairdressers and whenever I have tried a cheap and cheerful salon, things have gone wrong so I've been colouring my own hair for the past year.'

Coopers beers bosses have profusely apologised for the brewer's association with anti-gay marriage group the Bible Society that drew widespread backlash with a controversial ad.

South Australia will build the country's largest battery to store renewable energy after the state suffered five blackouts in just one year. The project is part of the government's $550 million energy plan.

Emma Carey sent text message before skydiving accident

Queensland's Emma Carey, 23, (pictured) wrote the text while holidaying in Switzerland. It was to be sent to her ex-boyfriend 'in case she died tomorrow'. The very next day she 'fell from the sky'. Miss Carey was paralysed for a time but beat the odds to walk again. Now she shares pictures on social media to inspire other young people to chase their dreams and never give up.

'Is that painted on?' Brave model saunters along a beach in nothing but a SPRAY-ON BIKINI... so how many people realised she was naked? 

We sent out our model Crystal Eastman, 24, to Venice Beach in Los Angeles for a MailOnline experiment to see how many passersby would notice she was not wearing any clothes. A professional body painter, Octavio Solis, spent around two hours completing the look. One man called out, 'Beautiful' while another asked, 'Is that painted on?' So would YOU have realized she was naked?

Cronulla Sharks star Andrew Fifita has opened up about feeling like the 'world's most hated man' after his support of one-punch killer Kieran Loveridge almost cost him his career.

Are these the funniest life hacks ever?

We've all been stuck on how to solve a problem - usually when we can't afford the best option - and had to get creative with our responses. But these people, featured in a gallery compiled by Diply, have gone one step further with their very bizarre - and not always effective - fixes. Clockwise from top left: A collection of torches stand in for a broken headlight, a baby can't crawl away if it's tied to its cot, an ingenious hiding place for a chocolate stash, a pet provides a pretty white background for an Instagram post, pouring the milk into the cookie packet saves on washing up, and a would-be mechanic puts an empty Pringle tube to good use.

Sara Connor squeezed the hand of the woman sitting by her side when she was sentenced to four years jail for killing a Bali policeman. Her translator Chandra Katharina was by her side in the Denpasar courtroom.

Messages written in blood were found scrawled on the walls of a Sydney apartment where young mum Stacey Docherty and her four-year-old son Seth were found dead on Monday. 

Source claims Pasquale Barbaro was not a police informant

Underworld figures have denied that Pasquale Barbaro was a police informant - a rumour believed to be closely tied to the kingpin's brazen execution. An associate who wished to remain anonymous said the Mafiosa never ratted anybody out during his high-profile bail deal with the authorities in 2013. The deal involved Barbaro handing in a cache of high-powered guns in exchange for his release from remand on $300,000 bail

Despite being high in saturated fat, consuming large amounts of cheese is safe and may help to reduce bad cholesterol levels, researchers from University College Dublin found.

Swedish blogger Malin Olofsson, 27, said she'd shared the picture of her protruding stomach to reassure other women who experience similar symptoms that their body is just 'doing its job'.

Sydney childcare worker sheds 13 kilos in six weeks

Sydney childcare worker Christina Mandalidis, 30, went from 83 kilos to 70 kilos after seeing a photo of herself (left of left) stood next to her sister who was eight months pregnant (right of left) Previously, Christina found herself bingeing on pasta as she struggled with fitness programs. But after losing weight (right of right and inset) she cried in a dressing room when she realised that she could now wear a size 10 top.

A gruesome video that went viral shows the man in Dubai feeding the cat to two dogs and saying that he did so as a punishment after the cat had attacked pigeons and hens at his farm.

Does quantum theory explain human consciousness?

Sir Roger Penrose, an Oxford University professor, has created a chess puzzle to prove the human mind can never be matched by a computer because it exhibits quantum effects. This means the brain doesn't follow the rules for the classical properties of matter, like a computer. Instead, it follows a new concept of matter altogether that leaves cracks for consciousness and intuition to appear. Now, the Oxford university professor has invited everyday puzzle enthusiasts to pit their wits against the problem to test his theory.

As the arts of boxing and MMA prepare to collide in Las Vegas on June 10, Sportsmail brings you the tale of the tape ahead of one of the most hotly-anticipated fights in recent memory.

A NSW mum has revealed how her eight-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a 'buddy' in his class, who threatened to 'kill him if he told anyone' leaving him too scared to go to school.

Is he fur real? Adorable seal hitches a ride on the front of a cargo ship as it travels into Melbourne

A brown fur seal has been filmed riding on the front of a ship heading towards Melbourne. The ship was travelling along the Yarra River just before the West Gate Bridge on Monday when the seal was spotted by a keen observer. The video shows the seal looking very relaxed as it is ferried towards the port. The brown fur seal sleeps only inches off the water on the red bulbous bow.

Glamorous racegoers arrive at Cheltenham Festival 2017

It's the first big racing festival of the Spring, and today glamorous racegoers ensured they got things off to a flying start on the first day of Cheltenham. Chanelle McCoy (left) opted for the more traditional summer dress and fascinator, while most others went for a fashionable spin on country casuals in fur hats, over-the knee boots and wool mini skirts.

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Western backpacker found walking NAKED in Bangkok

An unidentified blonde female backpacker in her mid-30s was seen walking around naked near the popular tourist spot Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday afternoon. When police first tried to talk to the woman she ran away, and officials later caught her on a nearby bridge and handed her a sarong to cover herself up. There is no suspicion that the woman had been attacked before wandering the streets naked. The woman was found at around 2.30pm local time and was taken in a van to the local Chana Songkhram police station. But when officials could not understand her and brought her to a hospital for examination.

The heart-broken father of a five-year-old boy who was allegedly drowned in the Murray River by his mother has penned a letter to his surviving son as he fights for his life in hospital.

A garbage truck allegedly ran a red light before it crashed into a bus in Sydney's Wetherill Park on Tuesday morning, leaving nine people hospitalised including the bus driver, who is a serious condition.

A Brisbane university student, 20, is accused of bashing her own mother to death with a piece of wood, and claimed intruders were behind the murder. She was absent from her court bail hearing.

Joan Brennan celebrated her 105th birthday in Auckland and says her long life is thanks to a combination of medicinal herbs, friendship and staying away from conventional pills.

Angelina Jolie gives lecture at London School of Economics

Angelina Jolie stepped into a new role on Tuesday morning, as professor in practice of London School of Economics. The filmmaker and human rights advocate, 41, lectured at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, beginning a new course on the impact of war on women.

In Seoul, South Korea, 73-year-old Kong Kyung-soon lives in an apartment measuring six square feet, while in Hong Kong, space is so short that others pay around £400 per month to live in 'coffin apartments'.

Robert Kelly, an associate professor of Political Science in South Korea, was interrupted by his children while handling serious questions live on TV. His wife Jung-a Kim also made an appearance.

A divorced father-of-two has been charged with murder for allegedly crashing his Toyota LandCruiser four-wheel-drive at high speed into another car south of Perth. It was a bedside hearing.

The world's top surfers have claimed the waves are 'psycho' and on 'another level' at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast with more than 200 people in the water at one time.

A glance back in time: Incredible home video shows trams crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 1930s 

Incredible home video from 1932 shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge just days after the iconic landmark opened. Black and white footage shows curious pedestrians (pictured) walking across the bridge for the very first time, alongside trams and old cars commuting to and from the city.

Welcome on board the astonishing new US-based cruise ship Celebrity Edge, which has its very own magic carpet. The size of a tennis court, it glides from deck to deck in spectacular style.

Former West Australian bricklayer Giuseppe 'Joe' Serafino has been jailed for seven months by a Bali court after judges found he used the illegal narcotic, hashish, to 'reduce his pain'.

A police officer in Melbourne has drawn the ire of motorists after a photo was posted online of him hiding a handheld radar through a hole in a sign to catch speeding drivers.

Princess Mary steps out in pencil skirt and black blazer

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looked sleek in a black blazer and patterned pencil skirt as she attended a conference for brain awareness this week.The Tasmanian-born princes wore a patterned Hugo Boss skirt and a sleek black blazer at the function which aims to raise awareness for global brain research.

The victim's body was found dumped in a trailer on the Oceanside construction site on Windward Way where several million-dollar homes are being built in San Diego.

More than 1000 kilometres of mangrove forests died across Australia's north coast a year ago and scientists say extreme weather conditions are to blame.

Scientists from Harvard University say that bacteria and other forms of life might be able to hitch-hike between Trappist-1 worlds in a process called panspermia.

Lisa Peterson, 57, of Oregon City, south of Portland, Oregon, called police and told them she was going to shoot herself - but then turned the gun on her husband, Joseph Peterson, 59.

Shocking moment woman staggers away with her face in her hands after racist Asian thugs break her nose before exchanging blows with her boyfriend

This is the shocking moment a woman was left with a fractured nose and cheekbone after being beaten up in racist assault. The 34-year-old victim was caught on CCTV staggering with her face in her hands after thugs broke her nose before exchanging blows with her boyfriend. She had been walking home with her partner after a night out at the Skydome in Coventry when she was racially abused by a group of three men. But when she attempted to confront them she was attacked - and was seen on CCTV holding her face, before her partner and the men got into a fight.

Ian Paterson, 59, (pictured) is on trial at Nottingham Crown Court accused of 20 counts of malicious wounding after carrying out operations on nine women and one man.

A woman from South Carolina went on the rampage with a hammer after her boyfriend ended up cheating on her. Everything from the windows to the doors were smashed to pieces.

Perth-based blogger Constance Hall has posted a moving tribute to Terminally Fabulous blogger Lisa Magill, who passed away on Saturday after a battle with stomach cancer.

Beck Jackson reveals how to get an instant boob job

Australian fitness blogger Beck Jackson posted a side by side image of her breasts in a lingerie top looking significantly different - and she said the effect (pictured) was down to how her hips were angled. The recently married social media influencer said that standing in a position that pokes your butt out can enhance your breast size.

A woman has been taken to hospital after her bus crashed into the back of a truck on Warriewood's Pittwater Road (pictured), hours after ansimilar crash in Sydney's west hospitalised nine people.

A three-month-old kitten named Jerry was taken from a vet in Heidelberg, in Melbourne, on Friday and police are on the hunt for a 45-year-old woman with tattoos on her shoulders and dyed red hair.

'The worst fight in sporting history': Hilarious moment two golfers tee off at each other but their 'brawl' only results in grappling, squealing and crying

In what is widely being dubbed as 'the worst fight in sporting history', it is not immediately clear what the American pair are arguing about, but the clip starts as a man is sat in a golf buggy with his companion in red leaning against it. The man at the wheel shouts 'What the f*** did you just say to me!?' and leaps out of the vehicle. His red-shirted friend runs away before being pinned on the floor with minimal force. The two portly players grapple feebly on the floor while grunting and squealing, with the less dominant party screaming 'get off me'.

1948 was the last time sister Barbara Allen saw her brother Bruce before he was given up for adoption by their parents. That was until their encounter in Perth airport some 69 years later 

Researchers from Buffalo and Michigan universities highlighted several shortfalls in previous studies that appear to show a link between e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products.

A child killer with face and neck tattoos now has 97 convictions after he stabbed another murderer in the neck with a lightbulb at Auckland Prison in New Zealand in December.

Miguel Angel Muñoz Blas has gone on trial in Leon, Spain, accused of killing Denise Pikka Thiem, 41, of Arizona, whose mutilated body was found on his land five months after she disappeared in April 2015.

'You trying to f***ing kill me?' Cyclist goes ballistic in road rage bust-up after truck driver zooms past almost knocking him over 

Shocking footage has emerged of a furious road-rage bust-up between a cyclist and truck driver. Helmet camera video shows the truck zoom past the cyclist and nearly knock him over in Lewisham, south London. The enraged cyclist then chases after the truck until he catches up at some traffic lights. 

The 49-second long video posted to Kuai Shou, a popular Chinese live-streaming site, shows the female shopper in action at a South Korean store in north-east China's Shenyang city.

All 250 acres of Tiller, Oregon are on sale for $3.85 million, including the school, homes and a currently disused general store. The nearly abandoned logging town has a mile of river front.

This is the heart-warming moment a sperm whale felt reluctant to leave its rescuers after they freed it from a fishing net on the coast of southeast China's Shenzhen sea.

Moira Anderson was 11 when she disappeared from her home in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in February 1957 while running an errand for her grandmother.

Kind stranger saves mother from being kicked off flight

A mother of twins was allegedly asked to leave a Boston-bound Delta flight - which was delayed for over two hours - after she tried to sit on the flight with both babies on her lap. Witness Mackenzie Murphy, 27, pictured right, said the mother was saved by a kind stranger who offered to hold one of the babies, pictured left. Safety regulations prevent more than one 'lap child' per row.

The video showed a firefighter at the Westfield Fire Department in Texas being doused with water, along with mustard, flour, and yogurt while he was strapped down to a backboard.

France's Thatcherite presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been charged with several offences over a fake jobs scandal, including for misuse of public funds.

Marlon Brando's private island: Ultimate paradise getaway

It was bought by Marlon Brando in 1967 to create his own private paradise, and as MailOnline's Mark Prigg found out, this Polynesian luxury resort still lives up to to the Hollywood legend's dream. It is the ultimate paradise island, with reefs cocooning the beaches and residents from the outside world. There are 35 private villas, each with their own pool and beach to give the illusion you're the only person on the island, while dining options range from a beachside bar to a stunning restaurant with a menu from Michelin-starred Guy Martin. Pictured: The Brando is the only hotel on the private atoll of Tetiaroa (main); a pool overlooking the sea (left inset) and Marlon Brando and his wife during filming of Mutiny on the Bounty (inset right).

 
   

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Working Apple 1 to be auctioned off for £260,000

The rare machine was built by hand in 1976 by Apple founder Steve Wozniak in Palo Alto, California. The computer is one of only eight working Apple 1 machines in the world. It comes with a TV screen display (top left), its original documents (bottom left) a single motherboard (centre), an attachable keyboard (front), and a cassette player (right). The retro personal computer - priced $666.66 (£420) in 1976 - will be auctioned off in Cologne, Germany, on March 20. Allowing for inflation, its original price would have been $2,565 (£2,110).

Jerry Balzano, an alleged member of the notorious DeCavalcante crime family, was captured on dashcam footage cursing and threatening the other driver as the victim's terrified wife called 911.

The revellers braved a few feet of water to access the area inside the tunnels under bridges at the mouth of the River Ouseburn in Newcastle for the rave on Saturday night.

The Nazis claimed the double lightning flashes of the SS were 'ancient runes' that extolled the supremacy of the German race. But a new TV documentary has debunked the myth.

Infamous jewel thief Doris Payne, 86, was arrested after authorities said she failed to appear in court earlier this month. Payne was arrested at her Atlanta home by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

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Fukushima residents return home despite radiation threat

Fukushima residents are trickling back to their abandoned hometown after a government initiative - despite radiation levels at the doomed power plant hitting a record high since the 2011 nuclear disaster. The Japanese government recently lifted evacuation orders in a number of towns including Namie (left, right), allowing many, including Hisao Sasaki (inset) to return to a city where radioactive boars roam the streets in full force. And while the government has declared decontamination for the region, many are unconvinced, raising concerns they are yet to see hard evidence.

Little Rochelle Beserra had been outside the family's home in the historic town of Piru, California, without adult supervision when her father Anthony Beserra, 39, returned home.

Prince McLeod Rams died in Virginia in October 2012. Prosecutors say he was drowned by Joaquin Shadow Rams, but the defendant said his son had a fever-related seizure.

It's what he would have wanted! The bizarre moment two women TWERK over a coffin at a funeral as mourners slap their backsides and douse them in water

A bizarre video has emerged of two women twerking over a coffin as reggaeton music blasts out during a funeral. Mourners in the clip, believed to have been filmed in South America, appear to all be on board with the seductive send-off, as one lifts one dancer's skirt to make sure her underwear is on display while another throws a cup of ice over her. Others can be seen slapping the girls on their backsides as they dance provocatively and a bucket of water is thrown over the pair in the video..

   

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