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Milat's brutal, violent secret

Ivan Milat's 'first victim' uncovered

This is an extraordinary story that rewrites what we thought we knew about Australia's most notorious serial killer.

  • Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    The executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be a grave injustice say their brothers, who have pleaded for Indonesia's president to call off the firing squad. After spending some of his final hours with his brother, Chinthu Sukumaran said his brother's last wish was to paint for as long as possible. "He's found peace with what may happen but he and we all feel that this is a grave injustice and it did not have to be this way and it still doesn't have to be this way," he told reporters.

    AAP
  • Rupert Murdoch says Scottish self rule inevitable 'in next few years'

    Scotland is likely to win self rule in the next few years while the economic divide between the international powerhouse of London and the rest of the United Kingdom will deepen, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said on Sunday. Murdoch, whose global media interests stretch from movies to newspapers that claim to turn elections, visited Scotland on the eve of the Sept. 18 independence referendum last year and praised the country of 5 million people for its lively debate. Scots rejected independence in that referendum, but the Scottish National Party is now forecast to win the majority of Scotland's seats in the United Kingdom's May 7 election, potentially making it the third largest party in Westminster.

    Reuters
  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

    Associated Press
  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

    Reuters
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

    Associated Press
  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Lena Dunham: Rape left me 'powerless'

    Lena Dunham felt "powerless" after she had been raped. The 'Girls' star has admitted she felt as though her "value" had been determined by another person, following the serious sexual assault. The 28-year-old star is now using her terrible experience to help other victims of sexual assault and to help give a voice to those who have survived.

    Bang Showbiz
  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • Greece debt talks to resume after Tsipras, Merkel call

    Athens will resume talks with its creditors Monday, a Greek government source said, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greece has been trying to negotiate a deal that would unlock 7.2 billion euros ($7.8 billion) in remaining EU-International Monetary Fund bailout money that the debt-ridden Mediterranean country needs to avoid default and a possible exit from the euro. In a bid to speed up the stalled negotiations, Tsipras met with Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

    AFP
  • Neglected woman, 82, dies after 6 months in chair

    The caregivers of an 82-year-old woman allowed her to sit in the same chair, not moving for six months, until she died earlier this year in a home that smelled so bad that some of the first firefighters on the scene set up a fan by the door, authorities said. Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge Barbara Beam's caregivers in her January 2 death at her house in Greenville after the coroner's office ruled her death was homicide by neglect. The officer called to Barbara Beam's home noted indentations on the back of her legs near her knees and body fluids staining the sunken seat of her chair, according to the police report.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Chris Hemsworth 'spent months' becoming Thor

    Chris Hemsworth spent "four or five months" preparing to become Thor. The 31-year-old hunk, who stars as the comic book hero in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', has revealed the lengths he goes to in order to fulfil the iconic role. Chris - who's reunited with the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo for the new movie - explained: "[Preparing] is a good four or five months of all the boring activities, lifting weights and eating lots and lots of protein.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Keary is true blue says Fittler

    Boom rookie Luke Keary is 100 per cent committed to NSW says Blues great and assistant coach Brad Fittler. The subject of an interstate tug-of-war between NSW and Queensland, Keary was selected for his senior representative debut on Sunday in Fittler's City side for Sunday's match with Country in Wagga Wagga. Keary has attended emerging camps for both the Blues and the Maroons and while he was born in Ipswich, he has been ruled eligible to play for NSW under Origin's strict new guidelines.

    AAP 35 mins ago
  • Seniors group says leave savers alone

    Seniors have a blunt message for the federal government: leave savers alone. Over-50s lobby group National Seniors Australia has joined the opposition to a bank deposits tax, saying people who save are an easy target for governments. "They're low hanging fruit for governments who are keen to grab money," chief executive Michael O'Neill told AAP.

    AAP
  • Adelaide family reconnects with missing son

    One Adelaide family has had an anxious wait, wondering if their son survived.Jamie Nikou's parents had just sat down to be interviewed by 7News when the phone rang."Jamie! Ooh! How're you going mate?" Jaimie's father exclaimed, bursting out with joy as

    7News
  • Keith Richards was '40 per cent drugs'

    Keith Richards was "40 per cent drugs" while making 'Sticky Fingers'. The Rolling Stones guitarist caused concern with his habit while recording their 1971 LP, with those close to the band admitting he was using narcotics "just to exist". The group's financial manager, Ronnie Schneider, said: "Keith at the time was maybe 60 per cent music and 40 per cent drugs.

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  • Ivan Milat's 'first victim' uncovered by SN investigation

    Seven's Sunday Night has revealed serial killer Ivan Milat was responsible for a violent shooting that left a man paralysed, many years before his backpacker murder spree. Another man who served a lengthy prison sentence for the crime has been shocked to discover he inadvertently took the fall for Australia’s most notorious serial killer. “This is an extraordinary story that rewrites what we thought we knew about Ivan Milat," Reporter Steve Pennells said.

    Sunday Night
  • England win after fairytale day for Anderson

    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Reuters) - A devastating spell from seam bowler James Anderson set England up for a nine-wicket triumph in the second test against West Indies on Saturday as the tourists went 1-0 up in the three-match series. A fiery Anderson ripped through the West Indies middle order in the opening session of the fifth and final day, making excellent use of the new ball to record figures of four for 43. The Lancastrian also claimed two catches and ran out Jason Holder as the home team were bowled out for 307 having resumed on 202 for two.

    Reuters
  • Jules won’t style her Guy for Eurovision

    While Jules used to style Sebastian during his days as a judge on the X Factor, she passed on the baton once they had children and said she was relieved she did not have to oversee his Eurovision looks. Instead, Jules is on the hunt for her own outfit to wear to the competition and hinted it may be an unusual choice. As for whether the couple’s young sons, Hudson, 3, and Archer, 1, would be joining their parents in Austria, Jules said they were considering bringing them along.

    The West Australian
  • Aspirin, Panadol to get cut from PBS

    Paracetamol, antacids, aspirin and other basic medicines could soon be removed from the list of subsidised medicines. Health Minister Sussan Ley said the government was paying too much for people to access basic drugs on script at their chemist. The government wanted to make way for expensive, new-generation cancer and other life-saving drugs on the scheme.

    AAP