• Groom tries to drown himself after meeting 'ugly bride'

    A Chinese groom tried to drown himself after meeting his wife to be at the altar and telling her she was ‘too ugly’ before running away. Kang Hu reportedly told his bride Na Sung that she would be 'bad for his image' after he left the ceremony, angering their families and waiting guests. Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that a man had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

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  • Former 007's 'racist' comments spark social media backlash

    Former James Bond star, Roger Moore, has found himself in hot water following an interview he gave to French magazine, Paris Match. The 87-year-old, who portrayed Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985, is reported to have said that actor Idris Elba could not play 007 because he is not "English-English". Idris has been tipped to step into Bond's shoes in the long-running franchise when Daniel Craig steps down.

    Yahoo7 Entertainment
  • Cricket World Cup final: Australia eases to seven-wicket victory over New Zealand for fifth World Cup win

    Australia has won the World Cup in a canter, beating New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the country's fifth world title. The match was wrapped up in the 34th over after a brilliant innings by retiring skipper Michael Clarke (74), ably supported by Steve Smith (56 not out), saw Australia easily chase down New Zealand's modest total of 183. What a tournament!" Clarke said.

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  • More than 300 people riot in Mt Isa 'over family feud'

    Hundreds of people have been rioting in the outback Queensland city of Mount Isa after a suspected family feud spilled onto the streets. The large-scale fight broke out in the suburb of Pioneer at about 4:30am after earlier unrest. Mount Isa Police Inspector Trevor Kidd said there had been some tension in the Pioneer area.

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  • Elton John 'will keep paying his mother's bills'

    Sir Elton John will keep paying his mother's bills despite their ongoing feud. Sheila ­Farebrother, 90, and her son have not spoken in seven years, and although Sir Elton is deeply upset at his mother for recently accusing the singer of saying he "hated" her, he has no intention of stopping the financial support he provides. A friend explained to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won't stop.

    Bang Showbiz
  • US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria

    The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said Thursday. "The message of this leaflet is: if you find yourself recruited by Daesh, you will find yourself in a meat grinder -- and it's not beneficial to your health," said Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren, using the Arabic acronym for the IS group.

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  • Vettel stuns Hamilton to win Malaysia Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel stunned world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which ignited the Formula One season. The Ferrari man took advantage of an early safety car as he hit the front and held off Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after pitting only twice, compared to three for the Mercedes pair. The four-time world champion has now racked up 40 career wins but it is his first with Ferrari, breaking a dry spell which stretches back to his last race with Red Bull in 2013.

    The West Australian
  • Swiss Dufry to buy Italy's WDF to create duty free giant

    Switzerland's Dufry group will acquire majority stake in chief rival World Duty Free (WDF) in a $3.8 billion (3.6-million-euro) deal to create the biggest travel retailer in the world. The Basel-based company will shell out 10.25 euros per share for 51.1 percent share in airport tax and duty free retailer WDF, owned by Italy's Benetton family. Dufry, which operates some 1,650 stores in airports, cruise liners, railway stations and department stores around the world, employs 20,000 people in 60 countries.

    AFP
  • The curious case of 'Baby Savanna'

    The woman unknowingly kidnapped by her mother and raised under a false identity has returned to her birthplace in the US to see her mother sentenced. Samantha Geldenhuys was born Savannah Todd, a household name in her birthplace South Carolina because she disappeared with her mother Dorothy Lee Barnett when she was just nine months old, following a bitter custody battle. Raised in South Africa and Australia under a false identity with Barnett's second husband — who Samantha believed was her father — It was 20 years before she discovered the truth.

    Sunday Night
  • Boys aged 5 and 6 'indecently assaulted girl'

    A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective has revealed. It comes after the NT Chief Minister Adam Giles highlighted in Parliament last week the alleged rape of a child at a local town camp in Alice Springs in early March. Detective Superintendent Brent Warren said the girl did not receive hospital treatment following the incident in late February.

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  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina - newspaper

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings Airbus had screamed "open the damn door!" to the co-pilot as he tried to get back into the locked cockpit before the jet crashed last Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Another German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, quoted a senior investigator as saying the 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz "was treated by several neurologists and psychiatrists" and that a number of medications had been found in his apartment.

    Reuters
  • 'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared: PM

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared. "The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne (Switzerland) confirms our concerns and even worse," Netanyahu said in remarks at a meeting of his cabinet broadcast on public radio. The premier warned that Iran could be in a position to "conquer" the Middle East through what he called the "axis" of control it has over the capitals of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.

    AFP
  • Ryan Phillippe's daughter embarrassed

    Ryan Phillippe's daughter gets embarrassed when people think he is her brother. The 40-year-old actor - who has 15-year-old Ava with his former spouse Reese Witherspoon - has admitted he regularly gets mistaken for being much younger than he is. Meanwhile, Ryan - who also has Deacon, 10, from his marriage to the 'Wild' star and two-year-old daughter Kai with former girlfriend Alexis Knapp - previously admitted he felt as though his "greatest achievement" was becoming a father.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey hints the Government will be introducing a bank deposits tax

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has hinted the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit. When asked on Network Ten's The Bolt Report whether he would be introducing a bank deposit tax, Mr Hockey hinted he would introduce the tax first introduced by Labor in 2013. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has previously refused to provide any details on the policy, but Mr Hockey has confirmed the policy will mirror Labor's.

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  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

    Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta. Experts say Vietnam's drive to become one of the world's leading rice exporters is pushing farmers in the fertile delta region to the brink, with mounting costs to the environment. "Politicians want to be the world's number one or two rice exporter.

    AFP
  • The new stroke treatment that's changing lives

    Half a million Australians are living with the devastating consequences of stroke but an experimental treatment in the US is giving some sufferers immediate and long-term relief. Four decades since Johnny 'The Bomber' Peard was at his peak as a Rugby League star, he is now crippled by the effects of a near-fatal stroke. To treat the effects of stroke, etanercept is injected into the in the back of the neck — patients are then tipped upside-down for about five minutes so the drug can go directly and quickly into the brain.

    Sunday Night
  • Japan whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

    Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly 30 years with no catch onboard, after a UN court ordered an end to their annual hunt, local media reported. It was the first return by Japanese whalers without catching any whales since 1987 when the country began the annual "research" hunt in the Antarctic, the Asahi Shimbun said. Tokyo had said this season's excursion would not involve any lethal hunting.

    AFP
  • Noel Gallagher lost millions

    Noel Gallagher lost a "few million" launching his solo career. The 'Ballad of the Mighty I' singer established his Sour Mash Records label after leaving Oasis in 2009 and admits the costs were so high, he refused to tell wife Sara MacDonald the truth about his financial position for some time.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    "I always heard about Cuba ... and all this money that we lost and 'Maybe one day,' but I didn't understand it," Chester says. Six decades later, that day may finally be nearing for Chester and others like her. After Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, Cuba confiscated property belonging to thousands of American citizens and companies.

    Associated Press