• Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Jolie's post-surgery joy

    Angelina Jolie was surrounded by some her biggest fans when she made her first post-surgery appearance at the Kids' Choice Awards in California at the weekend. In May 2013, Jolie revealed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed she was at a high risk for both breast and ovarian cancer, which claimed the life her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in 2007. In the most recent op-ed, Jolie revealed that she underwent the surgery in mid-March, which has sent her into menopause.

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  • Mother kicked off plane for breastfeeding son

    FIRST ON 7: Virgin Australia has come under fire for calling federal and local police after a woman refused to stop breastfeeding her son. As the plane taxied down the runway, Virginie Rutgers started breastfeeding her crying 10-month old son. Virginie said staff refused to explain why the baby carrier was a safety hazard.

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  • Tragedy hits family again as bomb victim's daughter, Salwa Haydar, stabbed to death at Bexley, Sydney

    A woman stabbed to death at a Sydney home on Tuesday was a Lebanese migrant whose mother was killed in an Israeli bomb attack in 2006. Salwa Haydar's husband, Haydar Haydar, was charged with her murder after the 45-year-old was killed at a unit in Bexley, in Sydney's south. An 18-year-old girl, believed to be Ms Haydar's daughter, was taken to hospital with serious hand injuries caused by "intervening in the incident", Superintendent David Donohue said.

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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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  • Deposits tax will 'hurt ordinary Aussies'

    Banks and building societies have condemned a bank deposits tax plan as a burden on ordinary Australians and retirees. Treasurer Joe Hockey is pressing ahead with a proposal for a 0.05 per cent levy on deposits of up to $250,000, even though he criticised the former Labor government when it floated the idea ahead of the last election. A bank deposits insurance levy is likely to be unveiled in the May budget as part of a move to raise $500 million a year.

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  • Dementia second biggest killer after heart disease, ABS says, amid calls for greater funding for research

    Dementia deaths are on the rise in Australia and the disease is now the nation's second biggest killer, after heart disease, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says. By then, there is likely to be just under one million people in the nation suffering from some form of dementia. Carol Bennett, chief executive of Alzheimer's Australia, said there were currently 342,000 Australians living with the condition.

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  • Could you stand to live here?

    The asking price is $500, according to the Daily Mail, if you are prepared to live in the same flat in which a man murdered, dismembered and cooked his wife in chemicals last year. The flat was once home to Marcus Volke and Mayang Prasetyo and was advertised in February, however, its dark past appears to be a sticking point for most potential tenants. The Daily Mail reports the inner Brisbane property is still available by request, although you will not find it on any rental listings.

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  • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shi'ites

    A new video has been released by the Islamic State group which shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shi'ite Muslims. The video posted on social media on Sunday said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could not be immediately independently verified, but it appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting of the events.

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  • Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

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  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

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  • Chinese buyers snap up massive Hunter property for $45 million

    One of the Hunter Valley's biggest rural properties has been sold to Chinese buyers in a deal reportedly worth $45 million. Glenrock, the Scone district pastoral station, last traded in 2005 when bought by then Babcock & Brown managing director Phil Green and Tricom brokerage firm founder Lance Rosenberg in a syndicate that paid $23 million. The syndicate purchased Glenrock from Compagnie de l’Occident pour la Finance et l’Industrie, a Luxembourg corporation with interests in financial management, banking, property and ­agriculture.

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  • Six Expert Tips For Making The Best Pork Crackling

    It's time to get crackling for Crackle Day. Thursday, April 2, has been declared Crackle Day! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we caught up with PorkFest ambassador and award-winning chef Colin Fassnidge, who has shared with us his top six tips for making the BEST crackling at home as part of his Roast Pork Loin with Crackling and Colcannon recipe.

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  • Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

    Meteorologists warned on Tuesday that a storm reported to have left several casualties and severe damage in Micronesia was building into a super-typhoon as it swept across the central Pacific towards the Yap group of islands. The island of Chuuk, part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), received a direct hit late on Sunday from Typhoon Maysak and the Yap group was next in its path. "Chuuk was devastated," lawyer Kembo Mida said in an email to the Ayuda Foundation relief organisation which is based in Guam about 1,000 kilometres away.

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  • Dutch tourist held as sex slave for weeks

    Alfio Anthony Granata, 46, pleaded guilty on Monday to raping, assaulting and threatening the 21-year-old on multiple occasions in 2012 in a Preston hotel room where he lived with his former de facto partner, Jennifer Mary Peaston. "Clearly Mr Granata must have had significant amounts of lucidity or clarity during the six-week period," Judge Gucciardo said.

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  • Bloody noses after plane loses altitude

    Passengers were left terrified and reeling when their Orient Thai Airlines flight from Thailand to China suddenly lost altitude. The plane apparently suffered an engine failure and plunged abruptly in the skies over China. Many of the people on board suffered ear congestion or nose bleeds, or fainted due to the sudden loss of altitude.

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  • Unusual visitor to Busselton jetty captured on video

    Visitors to the Busselton Jetty were treated to an unusual sight on Friday morning. A marlin was captured on film weaving through the water close to the jetty about 9.30am by Perth artist Martin Costello.

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  • Dad thinks he is having a stroke after eating pot brownies

    A father in the US thought he was having a stroke and called emergency services, after he unknowingly ate several pot brownies. The 58-year-old Michigan man did not know that the batch of sweet treats baked by his 17-year-old daughter contained marijuana, reports the Detroit Free Press. After eating several brownies that were left out at his Independence Township home last Wednesday, the man stared suffering hallucinations and dialed 911, according to the New York Daily News.

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  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

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  • Robin Williams's Widow and Children Agree to Mediation in Fight Over His Estate

    The legal battle between Robin Williams's widow and his children appears to be nearing a peaceful conclusion. Attorneys for Williams's widow, Susan Schneider, and his three children from previous marriages, squared off in probate court in San Francisco on Monday (US time) and agreed to private mediation, hoping to settle a dispute regarding the contents of his estate. Schneider and Williams's children – Zachary, Zelda and Cody – have disagreed over who can claim certain the contents of the couple's Tiburon, California, home.

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