• Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

    A massive asteroid, capable of wiping out an entire country, is on a near-collision route towards Earth. The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster, as it travels at a speed of more than 36,000km/h. Small meteorites pass by Earth regularly, but one of this size is an occurrence that only happens once in 5000 years.

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  • Everyone knows of my sex offence: Lazarus

    The son of a Sydney nightclub owner says he felt his life was "completely destroyed" when news he had sexually assaulted a young woman broke. Luke Andrew Lazarus, 23, has enjoyed a privileged upbringing. "I had the world at my feet," Lazarus said.

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  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

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  • Fake agent exploits 'busty wenches' casting call

    FIRST ON 7: Several aspiring actresses have been tricked into sending raunchy videos of their breasts to a fake casting agent on the Gold Coast. The women had responded to a legitimate advert on the Facebook page of Bud Hopes Casting calling for “busty wenches” to work as extras in the Pirates of the Caribbean Five film.

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  • British tourist drowns on dream trip in Australia

    Bethany Farrell was on the trip of a lifetime.The 23-year-old arrived in Australia in mid-February after graduating from University in the United Kingdom.She planned to spend a year working and traveling throughout the country.Mother of slain Melbourne

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  • This Rice Cooking Trick Cuts Calories In Half (And It Involves Coconut Oil!)

    A new study out of the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka found that cooking rice in a certain way increased its resistant starch content, lowering its calorie count and making it less likely to lead to weight gain. The cooking process could cut the calories in rice by “about 50 to 60 percent,” study author Sudhair A. James says, helping heavy rice consumers with their weight-loss efforts.

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  • McIlroy split was like someone dying, says Wozniacki

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she felt like someone close to her had died after the split from golfer Rory McIlroy last year. The Dane was quoted by Britain's Independent newspaper as saying her world was turned upside down when the Northern Irishman ended their relationship in May after wedding invitations had been sent out. "In my head I had everything until that moment," said Wozniacki.

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  • Why Germanwings flight might have crashed over the Alps

    "If you see a wing here and three miles later you see a fuselage, one doesn't have to be an expert to speculate that it didn't happen on the ground — that something happened before it impacted," says Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety engineer who is now director of the Airsafe.com Foundation. Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona, Spain, to Duesseldorf, Germany, was flown on an Airbus A320, a workhorse of modern aviation, similar to the Boeing 737. The A320 family has a good safety record, with just 0.14 fatal accidents per million takeoffs, according to a Boeing safety analysis.

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  • Retirement rip-off? The $17B barrier for savers

    When Booker O'Neal reviewed his investment statement last fall, he noticed something odd: All the stock market indexes were up for the year, but his nest egg was down 3 percent. "I asked myself: What am I getting for that?" said O'Neal. It's a question a lot of investors are beginning to ask-both about the fees they're paying for advice on their retirement accounts and the hidden costs of the investments within them.

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  • Clarkson gets the boot from the BBC

    The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC Director-General Tony Hall said in a statement. Clarkson's contract with "Top Gear", a motoring show which draws more than 350 million viewers around the world, is thought to expire at the end of this month.

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  • Crowe cries foul over Aussie citizenship

    The New Zealand-born Oscar-winning actor says he has twice been rebuffed in his application to become an Australian citizen. The 50-year-old Gladiator star has told British magazine Radio Times that, despite moving to Australia as a child, he has been thwarted in his attempts to take up citizenship. "I've been voted one of Australia's 50 national treasures.

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  • Tears of joy for WA's latest Lotto millionaire

    A Warnbro man has become an instant millionaire after claiming a first division Lotto prize - that he won three months ago. The winning ticket was purchased from Waikiki Village Newsagency for a Saturday Lotto draw held on January 17. The man said he was unaware of his million-dollar win because he was busy working and hadn't checked his ticket.

    The West Australian
  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

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  • Bikie kicked out after 18 years

    A Comanchero bikie has become the first WA gang member to be hit with a deportation order as part of a national crackdown on overseas-born criminals who habitually flout Australia's laws. New Zealand-born Pani Yancy Fraser, 32, had his visa revoked on Tuesday, which means he will be sent packing as soon as criminal charges he is facing are dealt with by the courts. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced in December that bikies who had failed to take up Australian citizenship were in his department's sights because of their criminal activities and associations.

    The West Australian
  • Dads dumped for lack of fight

    Competing in a reality TV series as a couple of middle-aged blokes is not a recipe for success, according to My Kitchen Rules' latest evictees Rob McKean and *Dave Evans. "Our age probably has a bit to do with it," he said.

    The West Australian
  • Miners meet nose that knows

    A cold wind whipped at the Leonora aerodrome tarmac on Tuesday as 80 passengers disembarked the small Fokker 70 aircraft, rubbing their shoulders and yawning apathetically. The boredom on most of their faces morphed quickly into curiosity as they were lined up on the runway, with four car-loads of uniformed police and detectives in attendance with a drug detection dog in tow. The plane arrived 20 minutes early and police were still scrambling through the airport gates when the passengers started peeking out of the small cabin doors and surveying the cooler-than-expected autumn morning.

    The West Australian
  • World's longest non-stop flights

    From 16-hour jaunts across the Pacific Ocean, to trans-polar hops through some of the earth's wildest extremes, there are a bunch of flights that prove we have come a long way from the Wright Brothers first forays into the skies. It was during his own 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to New Zealand that data scientist Seth Kadish began to wonder how many other non-stop long-haul flights there are and he has created a list of the top 20. Number one is the non-stop flight between Sydney and Dallas.

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  • Doctors explain the 'Angelina' effect

    Angelina Jolie announced in 2013 that she had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for a mutation of the breast cancer gene. After her story, inquiries for genetic testing increased ten-fold. Two weeks ago the star had a blood test, showing what could be early stage ovarian cancer.

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  • Blood-red fluid causes bus nightmare

    A packed bus ride through Vancouver turned into a nightmare for passengers, who noticed what appeared to be blood pouring down from the roof to the floor. "We got s--- leaking back here!" Mr Banicevic said as he filmed the red liquid gushing down on the 99 B-line bus on March 19. Passengers can be heard shouting at the bus driver to stop the bus and open the doors, as they move away from the red liquid dripping down the walls and pooling on the floor.

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