• Hundreds attend little girl's birthday after no one RSVPs

    Hundreds of people flocked to a ten-year-old girl’s birthday party after finding out her classmates were not going to attend. Minnesota girl Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome, which means she has trouble socialising and her general development is delayed, the Daily Mail reported. More than 700 people joined the Facebook event ‘Mackenzie’s birthday’ and up to 300 guests reportedly turned up to help her celebrate.

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  • Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical. Relations between Moscow and Washington and other Western powers have soured over the conflict in Russia's neighbour Ukraine, sinking to an all-time low.

    Reuters
  • Toddler cryogenically frozen by parents after death

    A toddler who died from a brain tumour has become the youngest person to be cryogenically frozen in the hope she will one day be revived. Tests revealed a 11cm tumour in the left side of her brain, Motherboard's Brian Merchant reports. Matheryn fell into a coma and endured 12 rounds of brain surgery, 20 chemotherapy treatments, and 20 radiation therapy sessions.

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  • Aston Villa end Gerrard's FA Cup dream

    Fabian Delph destroyed Steven Gerrard's hopes of a fairytale Liverpool send-off by scoring the winner as Aston Villa reached the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Liverpool captain Gerrard, who turns 35 on the day of the final, had hoped to bring down the curtain on his Anfield career with a third FA Cup winner's medal, but instead it is Tim Sherwood's Villa who will tackle holders Arsenal on May 30.

    AFP
  • Blue Mountains blood trail mystery solved

    A trail of blood that prompted police to establish a crime scene in the NSW Blue Mountains is not as sinister as first thought. Local Area Command Duty Officer Inspector Sonya Tabor says they have spoken to a man who was travelling to Queensland.

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  • Woman discovers co-worker is her birth mother

    An adopted US woman discovered she was working in the same office as her birth mother. The Ohio woman was reunited with her birth mother last week after 38 years apart. La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark, 38, began her search for her birth mother in March after officials released birth records.

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  • India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

    Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. Around 70 million Indians smoke the hand-rolled bidis, which are nimbly bound together by workers such as Alvi and her young relatives with khaki-coloured tendu leaves and cotton thread.

    AFP
  • IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

    The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya. Addis Ababa condemned the reported killings and said its embassy in Egypt was trying to verify the video to ascertain if those murdered were indeed Ethiopians. "We strongly condemn such atrocities, whether they are Ethiopians are not," Ethiopian Communications Minister Redwan Hussein told AFP.

    AFP
  • Watch David Beckham's Hilarious Videobomb Of Son Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Beckham has been upstaged by dad David. David Beckham has managed to embarrass his 16-year-old son Brooklyn once more. Of course, the last time was when Becks accompanied Brooklyn and a young lady on the teen's first date.

    New Idea
  • REIWA push for old grant system

    The Real Estate Institute of WA has called on the State Government to use the May Budget to return to the old grant system of $7000 for all eligible first-homebuyers. REIWA president David Airey said the two-tier system had led to an even split in the number of entry-level buyers in the two markets.

    The West Australian
  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

    AFP
  • Chavez Jr suffers stoppage loss

    Andrzej Fonfara knocked down Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the ninth round and won after the bell when the referee stopped it. Fonfara (26-4, 15 KOs) landed big shots all night at the outdoor StubHub Center ring, and his left hand in the ninth knocked down Chavez (48-2) for the first time in the boxing scion’s career. The referee ended the bout on advice from Chavez’s trainer, Joe Goossen.

    The West Australian
  • Al Pacino doesn't shop

    Al Pacino hasn't done his own grocery shopping for 50 years. The 74-year-old screen legend - who has a grown-up daughter, Julie Marie, with an ex-partner and 14-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with former girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo - admits he hasn't been able to lead a normal life since finding fame several decades ago. The 'Danny Collins' star will support his children if they decide to follow in his footsteps because he thinks they are already showing signs of talent.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Pilbara spots included in prestigious magazine list

    An Australian travel magazine has recognised three Pilbara spots in its top 100 amazing places in Australia "you haven't been to". Making the Australian Traveller's list at 34 was the four-day Karijini Experience in Karijini National Gorge, as nominated by chef Mark Olive. The annual event, started by the Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a smorgasbord with opera, yoga, cooking, astronomy, music and basket weaving in the setting of the national park.

    The West Australian
  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings.

    Associated Press
  • Target removes Anzac products

    Target has been forced to take beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac off its shelves. The retail giant was selling the merchandise on behalf of non-profit group Camp Gallipoli, which is holding family sleepover events in capital cities to teach children about Anzac history. Target has removed beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac from sale.

    AAP
  • Fury as 700 feared dead in 'avoidable' Med shipwreck

    Up to 700 people were feared drowned Sunday after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean. Italy's coastguard, which was coordinating the search for survivors and bodies, said only 28 people had survived a wreck that triggered fresh calls from Pope Francis and others for European leaders to act over what many saw as an avoidable tragedy. Survivors' testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat when it keeled over in darkness overnight, officials said.

    AFP
  • Kylie Jenner doesn't want to model

    Kylie Jenner doesn't want to be a model. The 17-year-old reality star walked the runway for her brother-in-law Kanye West's adidas Originals show in Paris last season but she has no desire to follow in her sister Kendall Jenner's footsteps and pursue it as a career path as there are so many other things she wants to do. Kylie has seen her appearance come under much scrutiny because of her seemingly-fuller lips but the teenager can't understand why people would think she has had cosmetic surgery.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch 's three-story penthouse at One Madison in Manhattan is on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported. The News Corp (NWSA) executive chairman bought the triplex and a three-bedroom apartment in the same building for $57.25 million in February 2014, WSJ reports. The 6,850-square-foot penthouse, situated on floors 58, 59 and 60, has a circling terrace and views of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center and the Hudson and East rivers.

    CNBC
  • Mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak

    Paris (AFP) - A record amount of electrical and electronic waste hit the rubbish tips in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said Sunday.Last year, 41.8 million tonnes of

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