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  • Man admits winning lotto, but says he didn't rip off his mates' millions

    The man accused of reneging on a deal with workmates and taking lottery winnings for himself has admitted he did in fact win the jackpot, according to reports. Gary Baron, 49, raised suspicions with his workmates at Toll in Geelong, when he abruptly retired shortly after a $50 million Powerball jackpot was shared between three winners in October. Fairfax Media now reports that Baron admitted to winning the lottery after he was confronted by angry ex-workmates and syndicate members on Sunday.

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  • Russia's 'Human Barbie' says parents raised her to be a princess

    Angelica Kenova not only looks like a human Barbie but she’s treated like one too. The 26-year-old Russian beauty lives with her parents and has never had a boyfriend. Kenova, known as ‘the Human Barbie’ has been dressed up as the iconic doll since she was born, and is only allowed on dates if her mum, Natalia, comes with her.

    Yahoo7
  • Mudlarks set for SW Mudfest

    The winter mud race attracted 897 competitors last year, who ran, jumped and crawled through 5km and 12km obstacle courses at Bootleg Brewery. This year's course will feature eight new obstacles and the muddiest conditions yet seen in WA, according to event organiser Rex Dubois. Mr Dubois said the "worst-possible conditions" were chosen for the event and he expected about 2000 people to attend.

    The West Australian
  • Aussie mum, 52, proudly breastfeeds six-year-old daughter

    A Byron Bay mum who proudly breastfeeds her six-year-old daughter says she would feed her in the playground if she asked for it. Maha Al Musa, 52, told an Australian women's magazine she regularly breastfed her daughter Aminah and hadn’t immunized her because she believed in the power of breastmilk. Ms Al Musa was pictured in the publication cradling her daughter as she was being breastfed in a park with her school uniform on.

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  • Married At First Sight shock: ‘Michael’s a heartbreaker!’

    Michael's ex warns his new wife Roni there's a very different side to the Married At First Sight groom than meets the eye in this week's New Idea, on sale now. Melbourne woman ‘Sasha’ reveals that she had a brief but intense romance with Michael late last year, describing their meeting as a ‘dream come true’. Sasha – who has asked not to be identified – reveals that Michael, 31, told her he saw a future with her, describing their relationship as a ‘fairytale’ and she thought he was 'The One'.

    New Idea
  • McDonald's murder accused to stand trial

    Repeated requests to use a stranger's phone at a McDonald's early one morning ended with a university student being fatally thrown to the ground and kicked, a court has heard. Kyle Zandipour, 28, will plead not guilty to murder after being committed to stand trial over the death of 21-year-old Melbourne University student Joshua Hardy outside the fast food outlet last year. Mr Hardy, 21, had been out celebrating a friend's 21st birthday before the early morning attack on October 18.

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  • Prepare to cry as man is reunited with his stolen dog after 8 years

    Joshua Edwards lost his puppy Duke back in 2008 in what he believes was a theft. See the gorgeous moment they are reunited here.

    Sunrise
  • Is this Italian beauty Cristiano Ronaldo's new girlfriend?

    Cristiano Ronaldo's latest love story has spread across the world's media after he reportedly invited Italian model Alessia Tedeschi to a recent Real Madrid match in the Champions League. The Portugal star split up with Irina Shayk a few months ago and according to Chi magazine, the Ballon d'Or winner provided Tedeschi with tickets to Real's European semi-final against Juventus. Tedeschi recently posted a photo of Madrid on her Instagam account which included another image of an empty Santiago Bernabeu, prompting the Italian mag to link the two together.

    7Sport
  • Pilbara property prices take a dive

    Median house prices in the Pilbara town of Karratha have plunged almost 34 per cent as the mining downturn prompts residents to leave. Real Estate Institute of WA data for the year to March shows the average price in Karratha has fallen to $450,000. "Not surprisingly, the mining downturn in the Pilbara has hit that region hard,” REIWA president David Airey said.

    The West Australian
  • FIFO ruining towns, families: inquiry

    Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining is killing towns in central Queensland and tearing families apart, a state parliamentary inquiry has been told. Most say 100 per cent FIFO arrangements are discriminatory as they prevent locals from gaining employment. There is also concern that FIFO practices are destroying families.

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  • History backs China's firm stand on islands

    There has been a lot of discussion recently about the South China Sea issue, with a great interest in China's role in that area and its implications. It is China's long-standing position that it has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and their adjacent waters. The Chinese were the first to discover and develop the islands.

    The West Australian
  • Watch: Humble Sikh 'hero' accepts heartwarming reward

    Sikh man Harmon Singh made headlines around the world last week when he removed his turban in public to help cradle the head of a young boy hit by a car. Images of Singh and other good Samaritans caring for the boy as ambulances rushed to the scene went viral and made the 22-year-old a minor celebrity in his home country of New Zealand. Singh was hailed a hero for his efforts and his newfound notoriety led a television news crew to his home where viewers noticed something interesting – his house was almost completely unfurnished except for a few plastic garden chairs and a mattress in his bedroom.

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  • Mobile camera blockers could face fines

    Anyone parking directly behind a mobile camera to stop it catching speeding drivers could find themselves facing big fines. Chris Maher reports.

    7News
  • Break-up blow up for X Factor host

    As rumours continue to swirl that Luke Jacobz will not return for the new season of The X Factor, it appears he has suffered a blow to his personal life, too. The TV personality, who has hosted the Seven talent search for several years, has reportedly ended his relationship with girlfriend of two years, Katie Hansen. While a new-look panel of judges was recently announced for this year’s X Factor, including Guy Sebastian and James Blunt, it is still unknown who will fill the coveted hosting role on the latest series.

    The West Australian
  • Family tell of shock after Sydney mother abandons children to join IS

    A family have spoken of their shock after a Sydney mother apparently abandoned her two children and ran off to Syria to start a new life with Islamic State. Jasmina Mil-ovanov's mum has told 7News: "I am shocked before. Jasmina's ex-husband claims she sent him a text message letting him know that she was in Syria and he believes she has now remarried there, News Corp reports.

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  • China bottle maker declares default on $100 mln bonds

    A Chinese bottle supplier for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said on Tuesday it was unable fully to repay nearly $100 million worth of bonds, the latest default as growth slows in the world's second-largest economy. Zhuhai Zhongfu Industrial Co. has 590 million yuan ($96.6 million) of bonds due on Thursday but will only be able to return a quarter of the principal, it said in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, where it is listed. China has seen several bond defaults from both private companies and state-owned enterprises in recent months as growth slowed to 7.0 percent in the first quarter, a low since the global financial crisis.

    AFP
  • Mobile speed camera blockers could face fines

    Anyone parking directly behind a mobile speed camera to stop it catching speeding drivers could find themselves facing big fines. Roads Minister Duncan Gay says he has had enough and is close to making such behaviour an offence. "These guys are not local heroes...they are just local idiots,” Mr Gay said.

    7News
  • Carlton reels after axing Malthouse

    Carlton are reeling after the sacking of legendary coach Mick Malthouse for "public misalignment" with the AFL club's board. In the same month as he became the AFL's longest serving coach, Malthouse was sacked by Carlton president Mark LoGiudice for what he called "a loss of trust between the club and coach". The signs of a broken relationship between Malthouse and his board grew as did the Blues on-field woes.

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  • Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday

    David Rockefeller has made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday. The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank on Friday formally announced the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine. The oldest member of the Rockefeller family stood and moved with the assistance of a walker.

    Associated Press
  • Jessica Marais and James Stewart slam speculation surrounding their split

    Jessica Marais and James Stewart have denied reports surrounding their split, saying it was a 'mutual' decision. Jessica Marais and James Stewart have been forced to deny rumours surrounding their split following reports of 'hard partying' and 'jealousy'. This week reports emerged claiming the reason behind the split was a combination of 39-year-old James' 'hard partying' and his 'jealousy' over Jess' career success.

    New Idea