Top 10 stories for Tuesday, April 8

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby. Photo / AP
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby. Photo / AP

1. What's next in the hunt for Flight MH370

Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean that officials said were consistent with a plane's black boxes, the head of the search operation said this afternoon.

2. Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly

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The body of Peaches Geldof, a 25-year-old model and media personality, is found at her home in southeast England. In her last interview Peaches Geldof spoke of how she owed her life to her children and said: "I am not about to let them down, not for anyone or anything".

3. Cheeky challenge sets off global media frenzy

A heavily tattooed and bare-bottomed Maori warrior left the Duchess of Cambridge grinning and proved an international hit with his key role in a welcoming ceremony for the royal couple at Government House in Wellington yesterday.

4. Corby admitted running drugs to Bali - cellmate

Schapelle Corby had trafficked drugs into Bali three times before her arrest, and "acted crazy" to get her sentence cut, her former Australian cellmate Renae Lawrence claims.

5. Top cop investigated after complaint from prostitute

A high-profile Auckland police officer, Detective Inspector Mark Gutry, has been cleared of a serious sexual allegation but still faces an internal employment investigation over his alleged behaviour.

6. 'I wake up smelling blood'

A tearful Oscar Pistorius apologised to Reeva Steenkamp's family, telling the court he had "terrible nightmares" since the night he killed his girlfriend and often woke up smelling blood.


Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court. Photo / AP

7. Hollywood studios sue Megaupload and Dotcom

Kim Dotcom's New Zealand lawyer says court papers regarding legal action by seven major Hollywood movie studios against the internet mogul are yet to be served.

Paul Davison, QC, told APNZ the only details available to Dotcom's camp about the copyright infringement lawsuit, spearheaded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and announced this morning (NZT), were ones reported in the media.

8. Hospital bans stillbirth helpers

Parents of stillborn babies have been banned from allowing volunteers who provide keepsakes of the children into Waikato Hospital as part of tightened building access.

9. Audrey Young: Memories of Henare

Winston Peters once said there were two types of politicians on television: those who you want to turn up the sound for and those you want to turn off, Tau Henare was in the first group, Winston said. He had the X factor.

10. Thoughts on Game of Thrones

Six Game of Thrones addicts give their thoughts on last night's epic and extremely stabby fourth season opening episode, Two Swords.

- nzherald.co.nz, APNZ, AP

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