Stuff top 10: February 11 - 17 2013

Last updated 07:20 19/02/2013

A meteorite crashes into the Urals in central Russia, Lily Grimes reports.

BEFORE THE STORM: Oscar Pistorius, right, and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pose for a picture in Johannesburg.
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BEFORE THE STORM: Oscar Pistorius, right, and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pose for a picture in Johannesburg.
Katie and Peter Jackson accompany newlyweds Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
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A SPOT OF SHOPPING: Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll were also seen shopping in Masterton.

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Stuff's most read stories last week ranged from paralympian Oscar Pistorius being arrested and YahooXtra email accounts being hacked, to the plight of the ship dubbed the "floating toilet".

1. 'Blade Runner' weeps as he faces murder charge

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/8306199/Paralympian-Pistorius-shoots-girlfriend-reports

Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and wept openly in court as prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder against the Paralympic superstar.

2. Panic as fireball from space hits

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/8310799/Russia-showered-by-meteorite-rain

With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky on Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

3. Bikini-clad Kate photographed again

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8296924/Bikini-clad-Kate-photographed-again

An Italian magazine has published pictures of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wearing a bikini on holiday in the Caribbean, angering the British royal family and reigniting a debate over privacy and freedom of the press.

4. YahooXtra email accounts hacked

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8287236/YahooXtra-email-accounts-hacked

Telecom has admitted its outsourced YahooXtra email service has been compromised by hackers resulting in some YahooXtra customer accounts being hijacked to send out malicious email.

5. Kate Winslet drops in on Masterton

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/8285414/Kate-Winslet-drops-in-on-Masterton

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet dropped in on Masterton - along with Sir Peter Jackson - but sleepy locals hardly blinked at the star turn.

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6. California cabin shootout: Burnt remains found

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8297599/California-gunmans-fate-unknown

A sheriff's spokeswoman says charred human remains have been found in the burned-out cabin where a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer was believed to be.

7. Jones: SBW fight 'seedy, nasty and bogus'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/8287014/Jones-SBW-fight-seedy-nasty-and-bogus

Sonny Bill Williams is an "idiot adrift on a float of publicity" and his fight with Francois Botha was like playing tennis against "elderly women and fat chaps", boxing enthusiast Sir Robert Jones says.

8. Girl thrown 20m as ute hits train

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8315291/Two-die-in-separate-crashes

A 15-year-old girl was killed when she was flung from a ute as the vehicle collided with a train near Carterton, police say.

9. Adele tells off Chris Brown

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/8292981/Adele-tells-off-Chris-Brown

Adele has reportedly given Chris Brown a tongue-lashing for being a bad sport and not joining the standing ovation when his rival Frank Ocean was awarded a Grammy.

10. Ship dubbed 'floating toilet' limps into port

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/8307651/Stricken-cruise-ship-nears-land

A cruise ship disabled for five nightmarish days in the Gulf limped into port under tow with more than 4000 people aboard, passengers raucously cheering the end to an ocean odyssey they say was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odours. 

- Stuff

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