• Hoax fools wannabe jihadis

    An internet impostor has fooled dozens of followers of radical hate preacher Junaid Thorne into revealing their thirst for violence against Australian-based targets including newspaper cartoonists, Jewish groups and other innocent civilians. Security agencies are now reviewing material gathered by the anonymous impostor who set up a fake Twitter account pretending to be Thorne this month. Within days more than 160 people had followed the account and many discussed openly with the impostor the idea of bombing Jewish organisations based in Sydney, as well as threats to carry out Charlie Hebdo-style attacks on cartoonists Larry Pickering and Bill Leak.

    The West Australian
  • Gabi Grecko charged with offensive behaviour after nude photo shoot in Melbourne CBD

    The controversial model (and rumoured wife of Geoffrey Edelstein) has been charged with wilful and indecent exposure after taking a nude stroll down Swanston Street in Melbourne on December 18 last year. The video footage shows the US-born 25-year-old strolling down Swanston Street in Melbourne wearing a green wig, a veil and high heels. Grecko initially rides up an down an escalator before taking to the streets.

    New Idea
  • USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

    After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this year.

    Associated Press
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Associated Press
  • Tourists fined for burning quokka

    Two French tourists have been fined $4000 each – and told they will stay in prison for seven days or until the fine is paid – after admitting to trying to set a quokka alight on Rottnest Island and filming the act described as “outrageous” by a magistrate. Thibaud Jean Leon Vallete, 24, and Jean Mickael Batrikian, 18, both appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court today pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, after burning the quokka using an aerosol can and a lighter on April 3. The two men ignited an aerosol spray with a lighter, causing a large flame to make contact with a quokka, singeing the animal in the process.

    The West Australian
  • 12 Celebrities Caught Being Anti-Semitic

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  • Kendall Shuts Down Questions About Bruce Jenner's Transformation

    Kendall Jenner is staying mum on Bruce's gender transition. Kendall Jenner may have bared all while posing topless for GQ magazine's upcoming issue, but she's still keeping some things private. Kendall shut down GQ's reporter when asked about her dad's transition into becoming a woman.

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  • 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
  • Victim of anti-Islamic attack thanks woman who stood up for him

    Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son were catching the train to Sydney Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when a woman sitting opposite them started to abuse them. Fellow passenger Stacey Eden stood up for the family and pulled out her camera phone to capture the woman's racist attack. The video which was taken at 1.40pm on the Town Hall to Sydney Airport service, has since gone viral.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a purified version of the stimulant methamphetamine that is highly addictive. Like many other towns, Dubbo has been caught up in an epidemic that many fear Australia is struggling to contain, as syndicates increasingly switch their focus from big cities to regional and remote communities.

    AFP
  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014. Now satellite images taken last week by DigitalGlobe and shown on the website of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) show the runway -- estimated at 3.1 kilometres (1.9 miles) in total -- more than one-third complete, it says.

    AFP
  • ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suspended following verbal tirade

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after security footage surfaced of her berating a parking garage attendant. A clearly agitated McHenry was in no mood to have her car towed, but her horrible behaviour was certainly out of line. In the video, the attendant warns McHenry that she was being recorded at the time, however the reporter continued to berate her.

    7Sport
  • What Your Man's Beard Says About Him

    "Beards are an ego thing - it's a sign of masculinity," explains Craig Meggs, master barber for QT Hotels's The Barber Shop in Sydney and Canberra. Whether he prefers designer stubble or a bush, here's what your man's facial hair says about him.SEXY STUBBLE

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  • Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

    GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems. The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu. The Flulaval Quadrivalent Thimerosal-free vaccine in prefilled syringes is designed to protect against four strains of influenza virus.

    Associated Press
  • Abuse survivor, 8, writes inspiring open letter

    An eight-year-old girl has penned a heartwarming letter to the social workers and detectives who helped her escape an abusive home. Marie Surprenant was abused so badly when she was an infant that she lost the use of her legs and had to have rods inserted into her back, Metro reported.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Remains are missing prospector

    Human remains found during a search for missing prospectors Jennie Anne and Raymond Keith Kehlet have been identified as belonging to Mr Kehlet. Earlier this week authorities suspended the search for the couple who had been missing in the far northern Goldfields for more than three weeks. The body was found by chance as police and State Emergency Service crews scoured old shafts near the north-western Goldfields town looking for Mrs Kehlet, 49, and her 47-year-old husband.

    The West Australian
  • Emirates picks Rolls-Royce for $9.2bn engines deal

    Dubai's Emirates Airline on Friday awarded a lucrative engines deal worth a record $9.2-billion (8.5-billion-euro) to British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce. "Emirates has today announced an historic $9.2 billion deal with Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engines and a long-term TotalCare package," it said in a statement. The engines will power 50 Airbus A380s that were ordered at the Dubai Air Show in 2013 and will start entering service next year.

    AFP
  • How could any animal live in these conditions?

    Shocking pictures reveal the horrendous conditions in which three cats were forced to live, leading to animal cruelty charges for the Adelaide owner. The RSPCA says it currently has four similar cases before the courts. The RSPCA revealed images of the southern suburbs home on Thursday in which three cats had been living among piles of rubbish and using litter trays overflowing with faeces.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Australian Dollar at Cusp of Reversal

    DailyFX.com - Receive the Weekly Speculative Sentiment Index report via PDF via David’s e-mail distribution list. AUDUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the AUDUSD stands at -1.26 as 44% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was -1.05

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  • Murdoch selling NY apartment for $72m

    Rupert Murdoch is putting his three-storey New York apartment on the market for $US72 million ($A92 million). The 84-year-old media magnate has decided to move from the Manhattan apartment, with its 637 square metres of floor space, to a Greek Revival townhouse in the centre of the island. According to The Wall Street Journal, the apartment occupies the 58th, 59th and 60th floor of the One Madison building, in downtown Manhattan, and is still under construction, but - when finalised - it doesn't seem as if Murdoch will be staying there at all.

    AAP
  • Barnett tells iron giants to stop flooding market

    Colin Barnett has issued a warning to iron ore multinationals that he could stop them expanding their mines in WA if they continue to flood world markets and damage the State economy. "This is our iron ore. The companies are inclined to forget that - as to who actually owns the iron ore.

    The West Australian