• German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

    The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron, said on i-Tele television that Andreas Lubitz's family and other members of the gliding club in his home town of Montabaur, Germany, came to the region regularly between 1996 and 2003. French prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately slammed the Germanwings flight into a mountain on Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard.

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  • NYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blast

    New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village. Meanwhile, authorities are searching for restaurant worker Moises Lucon and diner Nicholas Figueroa after the blast. Preliminary evidence suggests a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building is to blame for the explosion.

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  • Ben Stiller: 'Joan Rivers Hated Me 'Til She Died'

    Ben Stiller learns the reason behind his long-standing feud with Joan RIvers. Joan Rivers was never shy about her dislike for Ben Stiller, but the Zoolander 2 star says he never understood the late comedienne's beef - until Howard Stern and his team enlightened him this week. "She says you ignored her on the red carpet," Robin Quivers, Stern's longtime co-host, exclaimed after Stern brought up the seemingly one-sided feud.

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  • Noel Gallagher lost millions

    Noel Gallagher lost a "few million" launching his solo career. The 'Ballad of the Mighty I' singer established his Sour Mash Records label after leaving Oasis in 2009 and admits the costs were so high, he refused to tell wife Sara MacDonald the truth about his financial position for some time.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Four dead in WA road carnage

    Crashes in Chidlow and Greenwood claimed the lives of two motorcycle riders while two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in an early morning crash on Kwinana Freeway. A motorcyclist has died after Mitchell Fwy crash. At about 9am, a 23-year-old male motorcyclist from Wooroloo was killed when his Yamaha and a Toyota Hilux collided near the intersection of Elliot and Mathieson roads in Chidlow, 50km east of Perth.

    The West Australian
  • Clarke quits as Australia, New Zealand eye World Cup title

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has added a fresh edge to Sunday's blockbuster World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne by announcing the match will be his last one-day international. "I think it's the right time for me and the Australian cricket team," the 33-year-old Clarke told reporters on Saturday. "I made the decision 48 hours ago when I asked myself if I thought I would be playing in the next World Cup and I said to myself that 'I don't think I will be'," added Clarke, whose career has been blighted by back and hamstring problems.

    AFP
  • Deposit levy would break no-tax vow: ALP

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the upcoming budget will contain some tough measures with one tipped to be a tax on bank deposits which will raise about $500 million a year. The Australian Financial Review reported on Saturday the government would go ahead with the bank deposits insurance levy, initially proposed by Labor in 2013, to raise revenue and as an alternative to requiring banks to hold extra capital as insurance against collapse. Under Labor, this was set at 0.05 per cent on deposits up to $250,000, starting in 2016.

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  • Was Zayn Malik Fired From One Direction?

    In case you've been hiding under a rock, boy bander Zayn Malik has left a trail of devastation globally after his shock(ish) departure from the world's biggest boy band, One Direction. Radar Online are reporting that it was in fact Zayn's 'drug and alcohol use' that really got him booted from the band. A (totally reliable) source from the band's 'upper middle management' told the site, "Zayn's alcohol and drug use became a huge problem," and when he was given an ultimatum to sober up or leave the band, he chose to leave.

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  • Sri Lankan president's brother dies after axe attack

    The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Saturday after being attacked by an axe wielding acquaintance two days earlier, police said. Priyantha Sirisena, 42, suffered severe head injuries in his hometown of Polonnaruwa, 215 kilometres (134 miles) north-east of the capital Colombo, police said. "A personal dispute between the president's brother and a person known to him ended in tragedy," an official at the president's office told AFP.

    AFP
  • Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this

    The dollar's recent weakness has been directly tied to the market's view that the Fed will take a longer time to raise interest rates, and that perhaps September is a more likely launching point than June, as some investors had expected. If we get an as expected, 250,000 number, June is still possible," said Alan Ruskin, head of G-10 currency foreign exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank. It gained on improvements in the economy but also on the fact that the U.S. was heading for a higher interest rates while other central banks were maintaining easier policies.

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  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

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  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Million Dollar Minute awards the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history

    Andrew Skarbek made Australian television history this afternoon by winning an eye-popping $1,016,000 on Channel 7’s hit quiz show Million Dollar Minute. The nail-biting final question that determined Andrew’s life changing cash windfall was: “The Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne in which year?”. $1,016,000 is the biggest cash prize ever awarded in the history of Australian television.

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  • Duchess of Cambridge Makes Last Public Appearance Before Birth

    The Duchess of Cambridge sported a pink Mulberry jacket for her last public appearance before the birth of her second child in April. Joined by husband William, she wore a bright pink coat by Mulberry for the visit to gritty southeast London.

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  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

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  • No murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. Investigators say Lane lured Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her Longmont home March 18 with an ad on Craigslist offering baby clothes.

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  • Chris Bath: 'One in six will have one...'

    When Nathan Jones contacted me about his fiancee Kylie Newlove and told me they were fundraising to get her to America to try the treatment so she could be a hands on mum again, we tagged along for the ride. Nathan was forced to stop work to become her carer, so getting to America to try Etanercept was a tough ask, but they were set on getting there.

    Sunday Night
  • Inner city apartment oversupply: Is it time to get nervous?

    Boy are the inner city apartment markets of Sydney and Melbourne behaving differently. Looking back a few years, following their post Global Financial Crisis downturn, the inner city apartment markets of both Sydney and Melbourne boomed, in part due to investor demand and in part helped by low stock levels. While limited new apartment stock was built in Sydney, Melbourne now has a significant inner city apartment market oversupply which is likely to cloud its market for a number of years yet.

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  • Assad 'welcomes' larger Russian naval presence in Syria

    Syria would welcome an increased Russian military presence at its sea ports, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian news channels published Friday. "I can say with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports," including the port of Tartus, Assad said. Russia operates a naval base in Tartus along Syria's western shores that includes warships, barracks and warehouses.

    AFP
  • Embattled Renault threatens to quit F1

    Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descending into mud-slinging. Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul said it was weighing up several options, including buying a team and walking away, a move which could have severe repercussions. Renault is one of only four engine suppliers in F1, and Red Bull warned it could also be forced out of the sport if the French manufacturer leaves.

    AFP