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A father and son may be facing jail after admitting to beating a man with a baseball bat while threatening to shoot him.

  • 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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  • How this woman tracked down her identity thief

    When Jessamyn Lovell’s wallet went missing at an art gallery in 2009, she took all the right precautions. Despite these efforts, a year and a half later, Lovell, 38, received a phone call from a police officer who had strange news: A woman in San Francisco had been arrested for using Lovell’s driver’s license to check into a swanky hotel.

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  • Couple defends spending $50,000 on three-year-old's party

    Forget the fairy bread and face painting, a Perth couple has spent $50,000 on their child’s birthday party. The couple, Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen, sparked online cricitism after it was revealed they threw a lavish party for their daughter Lauren. The event offered Disney Characters, face painters, balloon artists, a children's high tea, fairy floss station and a magician.

  • West Australian Lotto winner $30m richer

    A lucky West Australian punter scooped the entire $30 million division one prize pool in last night's Oz Lotto draw – the equal biggest Lotto win ever in the State. The multimillion-dollar win has only been matched three times in WA in 2001, 2007 and 2013. Lotterywest is yet to reveal where the division one ticket was sold, but West Australians who purchased a ticket in tonight's (Tuesday May 26) draw are urged to check them as soon as possible for the winning numbers of 26, 9, 42, 39, 32, 40 and 44.

  • 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.

  • Sexiest Celebrity Selfies (15 photos)

    If you've got it, flaunt it. At least that's the rule these stars' Instagram snaps seem to suggest.

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  • Waitress 'groped' by customer takes revenge

    Security cameras captured the moment a waitress hits back with fury when a rude customer attempts to shove money down her top as she retrieves a bill payment. The shocked waitress responds by hitting the man off a bar stool before he again gropes her, this time grabbing her bottom. A customer appears to stuff money down a waitress's top as she retrieves bill payment.

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  • 5 once-prestigious jobs that are now B-List

    Here are five once-prestigious jobs that aren’t quite what they used to be. Overall enrollment in law school has plummeted to a 27-year low and enrollment of first-year law students to a 40-year low, according to a report on annual enrollment released in December by the American Bar Association.

  • Dad banned from contact with daughters

    A Perth father has been banned from contact with his two daughters and will be entitled to only 12 photographs of his children a year after the WA Family Court found he posed an unacceptable risk to the girls physically, psychologically and emotionally. A conflict between the religious backgrounds of the former couple - the father and his family are Muslims and the mother's heritage is Roman Catholic - was one of the key issues played out at a hearing into the custody battle over the children, revealed in a judgment published this month. The religious conflict and the father's history of violence, sexually inappropriate behaviour towards a younger sister when he was a teenager and mental illness were among the issues that influenced the court to take the "option of last resort" and make orders that would prevent any relationship between him and his daughters.

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  • Tavern to challenge ban on skimpies

    A northern suburbs tavern has launched a fundraising campaign featuring bikini car washes in a bid to overturn a ruling banning it employing topless skimpies. Nearly two years after the Liquor Commission rejected Merriwa Tavern's bid for an amended licence, the tavern has joined forces with skimpy agency Perth's Best Girls. Agency owner Natalie Baker said the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor was out of touch with society on partial nudity.

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  • Probe after Air France plane narrowly misses mountain

    French accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa's highest mountain with 37 people on board. An automatic "pull up" alarm went off when the plane, travelling from Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to Douala, Cameroon's largest city on May 2, diverted from its normal route "to avoid storms," the BEA accident investigators said. Air France confirmed the incident, saying that it would be carrying out its own internal inquiry.

  • 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 Woman's Day she regularly breastfed her daughter Aminah and hasn’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.

  • Attacks target women in cars

    Police are investigating two attempted robberies on women in cars in Perth’s eastern suburbs. A 20-year-old woman had just left a friend’s house and noticed a group of people across the road before she got into her car. Two men then tried to drag her out of the car, but she screamed and struggled.

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Garfunkel didn't like Simon at all

    Art Garfunkel has stunned fans by revealing he only became friends with longtime partner Paul Simon, because he felt sorry for him. In one of his most candid interviews, the Bright Eyes singer tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph he initially quit Simon & Garfunkel and turned his back on showbusiness to become a teacher because he could no longer work with his sidekick Simon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Mercedes to hold factory inquest after Monaco gaffe

    Formula One champions Mercedes will be in full gremlin-hunting mode when they regroup at their factory on Tuesday after committing one of the sport's biggest strategic blunders at the Monaco Grand Prix. Although they won Sunday's showcase race for the third year in a row with Germany's Nico Rosberg, the headlines were all about how the dominant team blew a surefire victory for Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton had the race under control until the safety car was deployed some 14 laps from the end and the Briton was called in for a needless pitstop while rivals stayed out.