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  • George Clooney Could Get 'Arrested' For His Latest Brad Pitt Prank

    George Clooney says his latest prank on Brad Pitt may get him into big trouble with the law. George Clooney may be a married man now, but his well-earned reputation as a prankster is still intact. Speaking of one of his favourite targets, good friend Brad Pitt, he told BBC chat show host Graham Norton that his next prank may be his most daring yet.

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  • John Nash, mathematician who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind', killed in car crash

    Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi when the driver lost control, crashed into a guard rail and hit another car on Saturday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike, said police. Nash, 86, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were thrown from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene, New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams added, declining to comment on media reports that they were not wearing seat belts.

    Reuters
  • Toddler's Tantrum Leaves President Obama Speechless

    A little girl wasn't pleased to meet President Barack Obama. A toddler visiting the White House in April for Passover dinner had a fit and threw herself down on the Red Room's carpet – right at Obama's feet. The Commander-in-Chief handled it like a pro, gamely mugging for the camera as young Claudia Moser, daughter of journalist Laura Moser, wailed in front of him.

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  • Rosberg revels in hat-trick after Hamilton pit stop howler

    Given his luck, Nico Rosberg should be excused if he headed to the Principality's casino Sunday night after one of Formula One's greatest tactical errors handed him a memorable and rare hat-trick of wins at the Monaco Grand Prix. Trailing his Mercedes team-mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton with 15 laps remaining, the 29-year-old German took full advantage when an accident prompted a Safety Car intervention that, in turn, led the team to call the Briton in for an unexpected and unnecessary pit-stop. Hamilton re-joined third, on new softer tyres, but was unable to use that performance advantage to pass second-placed Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, let alone Rosberg who won by 4.4 seconds.

    AFP
  • Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

    The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" to connect to people. As jubilant "Yes" supporters nursed their hangovers after partying late into the night following Saturday's referendum result, the faithful attended mass to hear their priests reflect on the new social landscape in Ireland. "The Church has to find a new language which will be understood and heard by people," Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, a senior Irish cleric, told reporters after mass at the city's St Mary's Pro-Cathedral.

    AFP
  • See Jennifer Aniston's Epic '90s Throwback Pic

    The actress shared an epic, seemingly '90s photo with her longtime friend, Suddenly Susan actress Andrea Bendewald, on Instagram, Thursday. Aniston, 46, who doesn't have an account of her own on the photo sharing website, posted the throwback pic via her beauty company Living Proof's account. In the image, Aniston and Bendewald, 45, are wearing earthy floral dresses.

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  • Mum found pushing dead toddler on park swing

    A mum has been found pushing her dead three-year-old son on a park swing in the US. Maryland Police said the woman, who is currently unnamed in reports, and the dead child may have been at the La Plata town park all night. Canberra mum claims teenage son targeted by ISISPolice instantly knew the toddler was dead, the Charles County Sheriff's Office told media in a statement.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Next-generation plane engines take a LEAP towards delivery

    If there's one key selling point that aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing have both been using in marketing their new aircraft, it is fuel efficiency. It is in fact largely down to French company Safran and GE, whose joint venture CFM International is making the LEAP motors that will power most of the next-generation of the planes which will be the future workhorses of airlines. The promise of 15 to 20 percent fuel savings moved closer as LEAP engines made their first flight tests that are a key step for the Airbus320neo to enter service next year and Boeing's B737 MAX in 2017 as planned.

    AFP
  • Couple killed by leaking fumes after having sex in parked car

    A couple has died by carbon monoxide poisoning which seeped in while they were having sex in a parked car. The US pair were found dead in a parked car in Kentucky late last week. Sheriffs told local media the pair were killed by carbon monoxide that seeped through a small hole in their sedan’s rusted exhaust pipe.

    Yahoo7
  • Amazon 'now paying tax on German sales in Germany'

    Online retailer Amazon has started paying tax on profits from its sales to German customers in Germany instead of in Luxembourg, a newspaper reported Sunday. The change to book sales from Amazon.de in Germany rather than Luxembourg took effect May 1, the online edition of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily quoted a company spokesman as saying. Amazon is among several large companies under the spotlight in Europe over tax deals in Luxembourg and elsewhere.

    AFP
  • 'Keep an eye on those Asian girls': Kookai accused of racism

    A shopper has accused fashion brand Kookai of racism after she overheard a shop assistant point at her and warn a security guard to ‘keep an eye out for those two Asian girls’. Student Serena Xiao took to Kookai’s Facebook to complain about the alleged treatment after having her bags searched by a security guard in Melbourne’s Emporium shopping centre. ‘This is my first time shopping at Kookai and it will be my last time.

    Yahoo7
  • Australia to introduce counter-terrorism citizenship changes

    Australia is set to introduce new counter-terrorism laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, with the package expected to include stripping dual nationals who are linked to terrorism of their citizenship. There has also been speculation that the plan to amend citizenship laws, which was disclosed in February, could affect second-generation Australians who carry only one passport. "It's long been the case that if you have served with the armed forces of a country at war with Australia, you automatically lose your citizenship," Abbott told reporters.

    AFP
  • Female gorilla dies after being attacked by male at Melbourne Zoo

    A male gorilla attacked a female gorilla called Julia at Melbourne Zoo and she has sadly died of her injuries. Silverback male Otana started to display 'unexpected levels of aggression' on Friday and it is believed he inflicted devastating injuries on Julia which led to her death. In a statement a zoo spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our female gorillas, Julia.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Golden State destroy Rockets in Houston

    It was billed as a must-win for the Houston Rockets on their home court, but in the first six minutes of the game Golden State Warriors' centre Andrew Bogut did something critics thought was beyond him. The 213cm tall Australian centre was unstoppable on the offensive end. In that six minute opening period on Saturday Bogut, just days ago named one of the NBA's best defensive players, scored 10 of the Warriors' first 17 points.

    AAP
  • Man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities

    About 50 minutes later, the medical examiner arrived and notified the man's family of his death. As the examiner readied the body to be taken to the morgue, the man began to move his left arm and right leg, the report said.

    Reuters
  • Abandoned Tube station used by Churchill awaits new tenant

    An abandoned Underground station used by Winston Churchill as a bunker during World War II could become London's latest go-to bar or gallery under a plan launched by the city's transport agency. The facade has lost its sign but kept the traditional crimson-red tiles once used for stations on the Underground, the oldest metro system in the world. Now Transport for London (TfL) hopes it will be the first of seven or eight off-limits empty stations under the capital to be leased for commercial use.

    AFP
  • Low-income families 'worse off from cuts'

    Some low-income families will be up to $6165 a year worse off under the combined effect of welfare and childcare changes in the Abbott Government's first two Budgets, according to an analysis. The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling has found that nine out of 10 of the lowest-income families will have their disposable income cut under the changes. The biggest losers will be sole parents and single- income families with school-age children.

    The West Australian
  • French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

    Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. "It's like a magic carpet," Thebault said aboard the cutting-edge "Hydroptere" sailboat, which he hopes to pilot halfway across the Pacific from Los Angeles to Honolulu in record time. Off the California coast under azur-blue skies, Thebault accelerated the hydrofoil supercraft to 30 knots as the 18-meter (60-foot) boat stands on three foils that claw the waves, lifting the hull fully out of the water.

    AFP
  • Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

    Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a deal with Takata to declare millions of its air bag inflators defective and expand the recall from 17 million to 33.8 million. The air bag inflators can explode with too much force, spewing metal fragments into the passenger compartment.

    Associated Press
  • Mariah Carey 'lives in a bubble'

    Mariah Carey "never has any normal interactions". Damion Young, the star's ex-boyfriend who worked with Mariah, 45, on hits such as 'I Still Believe' and 'Irresistible', has revealed the multi-platinum selling artist lives her life in a "bubble", claiming she doesn't have normal social interactions with others because of her fame. Damion said Mariah leads a surreal existence that he ultimately found "frightening".

    Bang Showbiz