• Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

    An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement. The African oil-producing neighbours took their case to the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea after months of fruitless negotiations. Abidjan had asked the body to suspend all ongoing oil exploration and exploitation by Ghana, but the interim ruling did not go as far that, saying doing so would risk "considerable financial loss to Ghana" and could possibly harm the marine environment.

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  • EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown

    European finance ministers on Saturday backed efforts to fight rampant tax avoidance by multinationals in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal, but European Union members face tough negotiations to work out the details. Under a new plan the bloc's 28 countries would share tax deals agreed with some of the world's biggest multinationals, ending the secrecy that allowed member states to often compete against each other to attract business and investment. The commission, the EU's powerful executive arm, introduced the plan to ministers meeting Riga.

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  • Ivan Milat's 'first victim' uncovered by SN investigation

    Seven's Sunday Night has revealed serial killer Ivan Milat was responsible for a violent shooting that left a man paralysed, many years before his backpacker murder spree. Another man who served a lengthy prison sentence for the crime has been shocked to discover he inadvertently took the fall for Australia’s most notorious serial killer. “This is an extraordinary story that rewrites what we thought we knew about Ivan Milat," Reporter Steve Pennells said.

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  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

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  • Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

    Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic body of water, but Beijing claims nearly all of it, and its increasingly strident territorial assertions have caused concern in the region and beyond. "(China) is poised to consolidate de facto control of the South China Sea," Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said in Kuala Lumpur a day ahead of an annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

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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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  • 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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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

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  • Lavezzi hat-trick leads six-goal PSG to the top

    Ezequiel Lavezzi rediscovered his scoring touch on Saturday, notching a hat-trick as Paris St Germain went to the top of Ligue 1 with a 6-1 demolition of Lille at the Parc des Princes. Edinson Cavani, with a double, and Maxwell completed the rout. Lille, who grabbed a consolation goal through Marko Basa in the 59th minute, finished with 10 men after Sebastien Corchia was sent off in the 72nd.

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  • Hail brings Sydney snow-like streets

    A fierce hailstorm that slammed Sydney on Saturday has left some parts still coated in ice. Streets in the city's inner west were turned white and some remained that way into Sunday. Part of Salisbury Rd in Camperdown, in the inner west, was still closed about midday on Sunday with a large ice slab covering the road.

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  • Lance Bass: Harry Styles Wants To Leave One Direction

    Lance Bass claims Harry Styles has wanted to leave One Direction for "many months". The 'NSYNC star believes the 21-year-old singer has been keen to depart the chart-topping group for a while now but was beaten to it by Zayn Malik. "But Zayn Malik, (people) didn't really know his name until he was the first to leave the group.

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  • Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp. Officials said at least 688 people are known to have died in Nepal but that the toll could be much higher, while more than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and Bangladesh. "Death toll has reached 688 so far across the country," home ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal told reporters.

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  • England win after fairytale day for Anderson

    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Reuters) - A devastating spell from seam bowler James Anderson set England up for a nine-wicket triumph in the second test against West Indies on Saturday as the tourists went 1-0 up in the three-match series. A fiery Anderson ripped through the West Indies middle order in the opening session of the fifth and final day, making excellent use of the new ball to record figures of four for 43. The Lancastrian also claimed two catches and ran out Jason Holder as the home team were bowled out for 307 having resumed on 202 for two.

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  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. Just 15 months after arriving in Rio de Janeiro, 36-year-old Lecourieux is preparing to cut his losses and return to France. Brazil doesn't track the number of foreign residents leaving the country, but signs indicate the country's allure has slipped since foreign work authorizations peaked in 2011.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Bruce Jenner: God Gave Me 'the Soul of a Female'

    Bruce Jenner sits down with Diane Sawyer. Bruce Jenner is finally sharing his story. The former Olympian spoke publicly for the first time about transitioning from male to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer on on Friday night (US time).

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  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Photo: Getty.Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

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  • Clarkson defends pushing AFL fan

    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson feared for his safety when he pushed a fan forcefully after Saturday night's AFL match in Adelaide. Senior Hawthorn and Port Adelaide also vigorously supported him. Rather than ride back to their hotel in the team bus after Saturday night's loss to Port Adelaide, Clarkson and Hawks football manager Chris Fagan decided to walk.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Retiree

    Before I officially retired, I worried about what I would do to stay busy once I left the working world. I never had a problem entertaining myself during the weekends, because I was catching up on everything I could not get to during the week. But in

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