• The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

    marie claire
  • Exclusive: Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

    7News
  • Japan police arrest teens for 'IS-inspired' killing

    Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions. The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday. Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing, with media reporting every twist and turn in the investigation, including details of how the youngster's mobile phone was used to send a friend request on a messaging app around the time of his death.

    AFP
  • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

    North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, warned in an editorial carried by the state KCNA news agency. North Korea "will wage a merciless sacred war against the US now that the latter has chosen confrontation", the Rodong Sinmun said.

    AFP
  • Spread of Russian craters prompts safety concern from scientist

    The number of giants craters appearing in the northern Russia is growing as a respected scientist raised the safety implications of the strange phenomenon. Russian Academy of Sciences member Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky said his organisation knew of seven craters in the remote part of Russia. "Five are directly on the Yamal peninsula, one in Yamal Autonomous district, and one is on the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, near the Taimyr peninsula," he said.

    Yahoo7
  • MH370: Aviation's most bizarre loss

    Without doubt, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew aboard on March 8 last year is the most bizarre in the history of aviation. Within a week it was formally revealed that the plane had flown on for seven hours, based on satellite tracking and had turned south into the southern Indian Ocean. On March 16 the search was moved to the southern Indian Ocean with the first aerial searches conducted from Perth on March 18 - 10 days after MH370 disappeared.

    The West Australian
  • Shocking video of Jamil Hopoate assault released

    Shocking video has been released showing the violent attack that led to rising NRL player Jamil Hopoate being jailed. Watch the full video in the player above. The other men involved in the unprovoked assault on Alexander Christie faced sentencing today.

    7Sport
  • Australian Dollar Looks to RBA Rate Decision to Break Deadlock

    The Australian Dollar spent a fourth week in consolidation having started the month with a drop to the lowest level in nearly six years against its US counterpart. The deadlock is likely to be broken in the week ahead as policymakers gather for another policy meeting.

    DailyFX
  • Man threatens to sue over burial plot bungle

    Dan Carrol bought the plot of land in 1973 for $100 - and he still has the receipt to prove it. When Mr Carroll went to inquire about selling off his cemetery real estate, he was was flabbergasted to learn that it no longer belonged to him - and had been home to a stranger for the past three decades. Cemetery records show the grave was refunded to a Mr Aubrey Carroll on March 17, 1987 but Mr Carroll claimed he never received any money because Aubrey was not related to him.

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  • Adam Tepper, Bitcoin trader and CEO of Independent Reserve, killed in motorcycle accident in Phuket

    The Australian chief executive officer of an exchange company for Bitcoin cyber currency has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Thailand. Melbourne resident Adam Tepper, the 34-year-old boss of Independent Reserve, was holidaying on the Thai resort island of Phuket. Independent Reserve chief technology officer Adrian Przelozny confirmed Mr Tepper's death in a statement on the company's website.

    ABC
  • Young boxer's career over after sparring injury

    One of Perth's bright young boxing prospects has been dealt a cruel blow with his career over after just four fights following an incident during sparring. Wangara-based cruiserweight Ben Page revealed he suffered a seizure during a light sparring session on Friday afternoon, which resulted in him suffering a bleed on the brain. "Been monitered to see if u need to be operated on, jus the luck of the draw that's my boxing career over ... such an unlucky turn of events, but that's life can happen to anyone, jus waiting for next few days to see how my brain reacts to it all to determine weather I need to go into surgery or not.

    The West Australian
  • Romantic proposal for MKR couple

    After returning home from filming episodes for the popular cooking quest, Lean’s boyfriend of three years — acclaimed artist Andy Quilty — whisked her away down south to one of their favourite spots to pop the big question. As the sun set over Sugarloaf Rock on the tip of Cape Naturaliste, Quilty got down on one knee and presented Lean with the ring of her dreams.

    The West Australian
  • The greatest property investment myths

    Most investors never make it past one investment property. The research indicates most Australians who buy an investment property no longer own that property - or any investment properties - within five years. Sadly, many investors have bad experiences.

    Property Observer
  • '800 Rio jobs on the line'

    UPDATE 2pm: Rio Tinto could be seeking to shed as many as 800 WA iron ore workers, according to unions, who have called on the mining giant to clarify its intentions. Small contracts for non-essential work have already been cut, but Rio is understood to be on the verge of announcing more significant cuts to both its contract workforce and its own staff. The Western Mineworkers Alliance – an alliance between the Australian Workers Union and the CFMEU’s mining divisions – said yesterday Rio had sent a “vague” letter to employee representatives, warning significant layoffs were imminent.

    The West Australian
  • 'Wellness warrior' Jessica Ainscough dies from rare cancer, aged 30

    Jessica Ainscough, a self-described "wellness warrior" who attempted to stave off a rare form of cancer with natural healing, has died at age 30. Ms Ainscough's blogs had a large following on social media, and posts to her website drew praise from sufferers of many forms of illness as well as criticism from those who did not agree with her alternative remedies. Ms Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2008, and the cancer spread through her left arm, which she later refused to have amputated.

    ABC
  • Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

    Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5. Civil rights group Cage, which had been in touch with the Kuwaiti-born computing graduate before he left Britain, said MI5 had been tracking Emwazi since at least 2009.

    AFP
  • Zelda Williams: 'No Point' Asking Why Robin Williams Took His Own Life

    Six months after Robin Williams took his own life, his daughter Zelda is opening up about what hers is like now that he's gone.

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  • Why Perth isn't good with crowds

    It was lovely to hear that you are safe and well and that your irritable bowel syndrome has settled since you started your new diet of eating only money. As to your question “Is it OK for people to dance at a rock concert when I paid a good main course to enjoy the music from the unobstructed comfort of my backside?”, I’m afraid that the answer is yes it is OK. Because that is why it is called a rock concert.

    The West Australian
  • 'Smiling assassin' among women in blue

    The weekly Friday night brawl at the local pub was kicking off and the "knockabout" senior constable at Blacktown police station had to respond. The decorated detective has spent the past three decades rising through the ranks, making it her prerogative to tackle greed and power-driven criminal groups.

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  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty. Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort. The party, which comes a week after Mugabe's birthday, was held on the hotel golf course, with white marquees housing the guests.

    AFP 25 mins ago