• Indonesia informs drug convicts of execution

    Indonesia said Saturday it had officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, prompting an appeal from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to spare the prisoners and suspend the death penalty. A Frenchman also on death row for drug-related crimes was granted a temporary reprieve after Paris stepped up pressure on Jakarta. The eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- have been transported to the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan where they will face the firing squad along with an Indonesian prisoner.

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  • Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

    An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement. The African oil-producing neighbours took their case to the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea after months of fruitless negotiations. Abidjan had asked the body to suspend all ongoing oil exploration and exploitation by Ghana, but the interim ruling did not go as far that, saying doing so would risk "considerable financial loss to Ghana" and could possibly harm the marine environment.

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  • EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown

    European finance ministers on Saturday backed efforts to fight rampant tax avoidance by multinationals in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal, but European Union members face tough negotiations to work out the details. Under a new plan the bloc's 28 countries would share tax deals agreed with some of the world's biggest multinationals, ending the secrecy that allowed member states to often compete against each other to attract business and investment. The commission, the EU's powerful executive arm, introduced the plan to ministers meeting Riga.

    AFP
  • 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.

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  • Manly upset Storm 12-10 in NRL

    Last-placed Manly have upset ladder-leading Melbourne in their Anzac day clash at AAMI Park with a hard-fought 12-10 victory. The Sea Eagles hit the front in the 71st minute after man of the match, halfback Daly Cherry-Evans, threw a long cut-out pass for winger David Williams to dive across in the corner. It proved to be the winning play as, despite the best efforts of Melbourne centre Kurt Mann, who came within centimetres of scoring with two minutes to play, the Storm were unable to find the points to pick up their fourth consecutive win.

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

    CNBC
  • Meet Rory McIlroy's stunning new flame Erica Stoll

    Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki appear to have well and truly moved on from their very public break-up last year. McIlroy has been courting the stunning Erica Stoll, while Wozniacki has been spotted with NFL star JJ Watt. Danish tennis starlet Wozniacki was seen with Watt at a college basketball game recently, then on vacation on Fisher Island, south of Miami.

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  • Lavezzi hat-trick leads six-goal PSG to the top

    Ezequiel Lavezzi rediscovered his scoring touch on Saturday, notching a hat-trick as Paris St Germain went to the top of Ligue 1 with a 6-1 demolition of Lille at the Parc des Princes. Edinson Cavani, with a double, and Maxwell completed the rout. Lille, who grabbed a consolation goal through Marko Basa in the 59th minute, finished with 10 men after Sebastien Corchia was sent off in the 72nd.

    Reuters
  • Boot body case: Woman caught up in double life

    Daniela D'Addario, 35, and Canberra man Josaia Vosikata, 27, were reported missing on Monday. Close friend Chris Reid told Fairfax Media that Ms D'Addario had been dating Mr Vosikata on and off the past few months before she found out he had a wife and children in Fiji.

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  • Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp. Officials said at least 688 people are known to have died in Nepal but that the toll could be much higher, while more than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and Bangladesh. "Death toll has reached 688 so far across the country," home ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal told reporters.

    AFP
  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. Just 15 months after arriving in Rio de Janeiro, 36-year-old Lecourieux is preparing to cut his losses and return to France. Brazil doesn't track the number of foreign residents leaving the country, but signs indicate the country's allure has slipped since foreign work authorizations peaked in 2011.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Lance Bass: Harry Styles Wants To Leave One Direction

    Lance Bass claims Harry Styles has wanted to leave One Direction for "many months". The 'NSYNC star believes the 21-year-old singer has been keen to depart the chart-topping group for a while now but was beaten to it by Zayn Malik. "But Zayn Malik, (people) didn't really know his name until he was the first to leave the group.

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  • 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
  • Wrong man jailed for Milat crime

    An unknown early victim of Ivan Milat - believed to be his first - has been uncovered more than half a century after the wrong man went to jail for the crime. An extensive joint investigation between The Weekend West and Channel Seven's Sunday Night has unearthed the truth behind the brutal attack, which occurred years before the backpacker murders. Police had no idea at the time that Milat was responsible.

    The West Australian
  • Australian Jihadi doctor a womaniser: report

    A young Australian doctor, who has appeared in the latest Islamic State propaganda video urging foreign medics to join the terror group against the west, was reportedly a womaniser, it has been revealed. The video shows a young doctor, identified by several media outlets as Tareq Kamleh, calling on other medical professionals to travel to Syria and help launch the Islamic State Health Service. The blue-eyed Australian doctor who has appeared in the latest IS propaganda video has been identified as Tareq Kamleh.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Apple Watch goes on sale, but...

    A new SurveyMonkey poll suggests consumers are still unsure whether it's worth buying the Apple Watch, which went on sale Friday. The Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Watch feature people said they would use most?

    CNBC
  • $53m for 800 Roebourne Aboriginals

    More than $53.6 million was spent last financial year on services for about 800 Aboriginal residents of Roebourne in the Pilbara, according to a State Government report. The expenditure review by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, which included the provision of most general services such as police, health care, education and welfare, details a failure to improve outcomes for a community with entrenched social and health issues. Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Council chairman Michael Hayden said the report proved the need for the Auditor-General to investigate the $4.9 billion spent by the Commonwealth and State governments on Aboriginal West Australians each year.

    The West Australian
  • Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy for 33 years

    Jean Abbott was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy at age four. Jean Abbott spent decades battling cerebral palsy, only to discover she had been misdiagnosed. For more than 30 years, Jean Abbott was unable to control her limbs.

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