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  • Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    The executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be a grave injustice say their brothers, who have pleaded for Indonesia's president to call off the firing squad. After spending some of his final hours with his brother, Chinthu Sukumaran said his brother's last wish was to paint for as long as possible. "He's found peace with what may happen but he and we all feel that this is a grave injustice and it did not have to be this way and it still doesn't have to be this way," he told reporters.

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  • Scarlett Johansson Hints as to Why Ryan Reynolds Marriage Didn't Work Out

    For many Hollywood stars, dating another actor just fits. For Scarlett Johansson, she lived and learned post-Ryan Reynolds that wasn't going to work for her. Johansson and Reynolds split in 2010 after nearly two years of marriage, but Ryan clearly hasn't found the same statement to be true in his personal life.

    Yahoo7 Entertainment
  • Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • This Is What MacGyver Star Richard Dean Anderson Looks Like Today

    Richard Dean Anderson, now 65, was spotted out and about in Malibu, California, on Wednesday grabbing a few essentials. Now settled in Malibu, he helped design and build his own house - which featured in Architectural Digest – and is a single dad to his 16-year-old daughter Wylie Anderson.

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  • At just over $60, this fake Apple Watch offers features the real one lacks

    In Shenzhen's famous Huaqiangbei electronics shopping district, you won't need to stand in any lines or make an appointment for these smartwatches. At 299 yuan—that's just over $60—you can pick up a smartwatch that looks quite similar to Apple's own creation, complete with replica Digital Crown and touch screen. What this no-name watch provides that Apple doesn't is phone calls right from the watch—without the need to connect to your smartphone—through a built-in microphone and surprisingly clear speaker.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley dies suddenly at 46

    Reports suggest that Hawley, 46, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in New York. Angus's brother Phillip released the following statement last night on behalf of the Hawley family. "We confirm that Angus Hawley has suddenly and very unexpectedly died of a suspected heart attack whilst in New York attending a conference.

    New Idea
  • Natalie Barr: Celebrating 20 years on air!

    Over 13 years ago, a relatively unknown TV journalist named Natalie Barr slinked into TV’s night of nights – the Logie Awards – wearing a Collette Dinnigan dress she bought herself. 'Years ago, the [Channel Seven] wardrobe department wasn't established.

    New Idea
  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • The day the earth moved: Kathmandu shifts three metres in 30 seconds

    The Nepalese city of Kathmandu jolted three metres in just 30 seconds when a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday. The massive earthquake collapsed historic buildings, triggered avalanches on Mount Everest and claimed more than 2500 lives, with the death toll expected to rise in the coming days. The Australian Red Cross said more bodies are being pulled from the ruins every hour.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Australian Jihadi doctor a womaniser: report

    A young Australian doctor, who has appeared in the latest Islamic State propaganda video urging foreign medics to join the terror group against the west, was reportedly a womaniser, it has been revealed. The video shows a young doctor, identified by several media outlets as Tareq Kamleh, calling on other medical professionals to travel to Syria and help launch the Islamic State Health Service. The blue-eyed Australian doctor who has appeared in the latest IS propaganda video has been identified as Tareq Kamleh.

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  • Brad Pitt Explains His Bruised Face at Autism Speaks Event

    Brad Pitt was noticeably bruised at an event for Autism Speaks on Saturday. Brad Pitt was looking noticeably banged-up when he appeared at the 3rd annual Light Up the Blues Concert in Hollywood on Saturday. "This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops," Pitt said in a statement to WHO.

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  • No military solution to boat migrant crisis - U.N. chief to paper

    There is no military solution to migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said on Sunday, as European leaders search for ways to manage the flow of people leaving North Africa in rickety boats. Ban's comments came a week after more than 700 people drowned in the worst shipwreck in decades of dangerous seaborne migration. The disaster has shocked the European Union into pledging more money for rescues.

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  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

    Reuters
  • Woman charged with murder for sealing newborn in plastic at office

    A woman was charged with murder for the death of her newborn son who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Kimberly Pappas, 25, of Wyandotte in the United States, is charged with felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of the newborn, prosecutors said. An employee alerted the Redford Fire Department, which attempted to resuscitate the child, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    Reuters
  • Gladbach win hands Bayern 25th German title

    Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 25th time on Sunday as Wolfsburg's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola's Bavarians can no longer be caught. Gladbach's Germany striker Max Kruse sent the title to Munich as his 90th-minute winning goal at Borussia Park saw Bayern finish the weekend with an unassailable 15 point-lead with four games left. Bayern had picked up their 24th victory in 30 league games on Saturday when Bastian Schweinsteiger's late goal sealed a 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena.

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  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • Tug of war over pooch in pound

    A dog named Bella is at the centre of a "very sad" tug of war between a Coolbellup couple who lost her for nine days and the new owners who rescued her from a pound. The City of Rockingham said the case was a sobering reminder for owners to register their pets so they could be easily reunited, with legislation requiring animals to be held for only three days before they could be rehomed. Former owner Chelsea Evans said she and her boyfriend James Winstanley were desperate to have their beloved Bella back but the new owners planned to keep her.

    The West Australian
  • Seniors group says leave savers alone

    Seniors have a blunt message for the federal government: leave savers alone. Over-50s lobby group National Seniors Australia has joined the opposition to a bank deposits tax, saying people who save are an easy target for governments. "They're low hanging fruit for governments who are keen to grab money," chief executive Michael O'Neill told AAP.

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  • Aspirin, Panadol to get cut from PBS

    Paracetamol, antacids, aspirin and other basic medicines could soon be removed from the list of subsidised medicines. Health Minister Sussan Ley said the government was paying too much for people to access basic drugs on script at their chemist. The government wanted to make way for expensive, new-generation cancer and other life-saving drugs on the scheme.

    AAP
  • Busport starts to take shape

    More than 42,000 cubic metres of soil - the equivalent of about 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools - have been dug out of the site where Perth's new underground busport will be built. The excavation project, which sits alongside the city's underground rail tunnel, is 70 per cent finished. Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the $209 million busport was on track to open by the middle of next year.

    The West Australian