• Report of plane passenger video overshadows executive visit to crash site

    BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the plane which investigators say German pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew into a mountain in the French Alps, Bild newspaper reported. The scenes seen on the video were chaotic and very wobbly, said Bild, adding screams and shouts of "My God" could be heard, indicating the passengers knew what was happening.

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  • Diners leave without paying hefty bill

    Proprietor Marc Kenly was disappointed by the action but said while it was not a huge amount, it was unfair to make future patrons foot their bill. Mr Kenly said the woman left with the baby, which staff thought nothing of because she may have gone to get something for the child from the car, which often happened. Mr Kenly said his ultimate goal was to encourage the patrons to return and pay their outstanding bill.

    The West Australian
  • Banker leaves job days after Snapchat selfies found on daughter's Instagram

    The Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland may have lost his job over a series of photos posted to social media by his daughter. Rory Cullinan, one of the highest-paid bankers at RBS, will leave his job after his daughter Bridget, 18, posted screenshots of his Snapchat selfies to her Instagram account. According to the UK’s Telegraph, Cullinan used photo-sharing app to send to Bridget images featuring captions that read: “Not a fan of board meetings xx”, “Boring meeting xx” and “Another friggin meeting”.

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  • Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    A little girl in Vietnam searching for her lost dog has reportedly stumbled across her pet in a local market, cooked and ready for sale. A picture of the girl crying and with her hand on the dog has gone viral on social media in the country, the world.people.com reports. The dog had not been seen for several days after wandering away from home.

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  • Hugh Jackman to star in Apostle Paul

    Hugh Jackman will star in 'Apostle Paul'. The 46-year-old actor is set to join the cast of the religious drama, which tells the story of the Christian persecutor Saul of Tarsus, who is struck by heavenly lightening while travelling to Damascus and ordered by Jesus to change his ways. The biblical tale sees Saul become one of Christianity's main apostles, Paul, and write 14 books for the New Testament.

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  • The worst things travellers have done

    Some people point their fingers at the Chinese, others swear it’s the Russians, and many have labelled American tourists as the worst in the world. From defacing ancient property to trashing hotel rooms, here are some of the rudest things tourists have ever done. The Colosseum in Rome is an international tourist attraction and has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Total Travel
  • Bodies of Japan WWII soldiers found in Palau cave

    The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been found in a reopened cave in the Pacific nation of Palau, a report said Wednesday. Japan is estimated to have lost 10,000 soldiers during the fighting and the remains of 2,600 of them were never recovered, with many thought to be in a network of fortified caves that were used as a mode of defence. Many of the caves, littered with the explosive remnants of war, were deemed dangerous and sealed after the conflict.

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  • The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Faces’ Revealed

    "For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men - women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men," said researcher Dr Soloman. The "ideal" faces, shown above, are said to most resemble Natalie Portman and David Gandy, though Soloman cautions that they represent the views of British citizens only.

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  • Australia's final Cricket World Cup sledge ends with apology

    Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview. The arch sledger had been at the forefront of big "send-offs" for Kiwi batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott as well as spinner Daniel Vettori after their key dismissals in Sunday's final in Melbourne, where Australia thrashed their traditional rivals. "They were that nice to us in New Zealand (when Australia lost a pool match) and we were that uncomfortable.

    AFP
  • Teen rejects university rejection letter

    A high school student in the United States has sent a letter to Duke University, rejecting the rejection letter she received from them. Siobhan O’Dell was understandably disappointed when she received a letter saying she had missed out on a place at the prestigious university.

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  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

    Total Travel
  • Man does not have a 'second of fun' on wife free holiday

    You would not know it from looking at him, but this man is on an amazing free trip that he won to Puerto Rico. The man known only as widgetdude on Reddit, won a free trip to San Juan but was not able to take his wife. ‘Won a trip to Puerto Rico and couldn’t take my wife.

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  • Bali Nine mercy legal appeal wraps up

    A court will decide on Monday if Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will be allowed to challenge the presidential decision to deny them clemency. The pair's lawyers have resorted to the state administrative court in a bid to spare them from the firing squad for the 2005 Bali Nine heroin smuggling attempt. Wrapping up their arguments on Wednesday, lawyer for Chan and Sukumaran, Leonard Arpan, said the administrative court had the authority to examine a clemency decision.

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  • Family target of alleged racist rant

    A 51-year-old Cloverdale woman will face court next week charged over a heated and allegedly racial argument over noisy children.The woman was charged by police prior to the video being uploaded by the woman’s neighbours on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon

    The West Australian
  • Dirty business of restaurants: Confessions of a New York waiter

    If your bill is $100 and you tip 20 per cent on a credit card, eight to 10 per cent goes to the federal government for taxes. “Some waiters, if you leave the second copy of the receipt, will change the tip numbers, and — should you notice the discrepancy on your credit card bill, which you probably wouldn’t — you won’t have proof of what you wrote in, if you don’t have a receipt,” Fred says, shaking his head.

    Total Travel
  • Here's why it could get way worse for gold

    That's because the Federal Reserve is finally expected to raise its key federal funds rate this year, perhaps as early as June. The increased interest will cause the dollar itself to rise in value-making the price of gold relatively more expensive for overseas buyers, as Erin Gibbs of S&P Capital IQ points out. "Since about 60 percent of all buyers of gold are from the Asia/Pacific region, most of the buyers are buying it not in local currencies, but in terms of U.S. dollars," she said.

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  • Parents claim college student died over McDonald's breakfast

    A fight over a McDonald's breakfast lead to the death of a college student, his parents have claimed in a law suit. Last year Gawker reported that the body of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps was found floating in a lake in the American State of South Carolina. In a statement given to local TV station WYFF4 university officials said Mr Hipps was participating in an early-morning group activity run with member of the college fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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  • Teens turn school bus into fabulous DIY motorhome

    If you are planning a road trip, why not take it a step further and build a home to take along with you?There are countless variations of vehicle renovations out there. But few match the originality, beauty and quality of these four awe-inspiring projects

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  • Lara and Sam face lawyer

    Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington will be grilled about last year's street stoush with a New York paparazzo - just days after welcoming their first child. A US judge has ordered the Australian celebrity couple be deposed no later than April 10 by the lawyers of photographer Sheng Li, who has filed a $US10 million ($12.9 million) lawsuit. Bingle, a model and fashion designer, and Rockingham-raised Worthington, star of blockbuster film Avatar, confirmed last week their son was born at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai hospital.

    The West Australian
  • Is Katie Price Making a Topless Return?

    Katie Price would love to relaunch her career as a topless model. Photo: The 36-year-old television personality - who rose to fame as glamour model Jordan - has admitted she would be up for returning to her old self from time to time but isn't being booked for those jobs anymore. If I'm having a good week I get called Katie Price, but if I've had a bad week it's Jordan...

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