• Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Canberra priest Edward Evans says he only touched girl in 'a sign of affection', court hears

    The trial of a former priest on charges of molesting a girl in the 1990s in Canberra has heard the man admitted in a police interview to touching the girl, but that the incidents were not of a sexual nature. Edward Evans, 85, is facing six charges of committing acts of indecency against the girl when she was aged between 10 and 13. During a police interview played to the jury today, Evans conceded he had touched the girl.

    ABC
  • Mother kicked off plane for breastfeeding son

    FIRST ON 7: Virgin Australia has come under fire for calling federal and local police after a woman refused to stop breastfeeding her son. As the plane taxied down the runway, Virginie Rutgers started breastfeeding her crying 10-month old son. Virginie said staff refused to explain why the baby carrier was a safety hazard.

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  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

    Total Travel
  • Euro zone price fall slows as expected, deflation fears ease

    Euro zone consumer prices fell again in March, as expected, but the decline was the smallest this year, indicating the price of goods and services could start rising again soon. Meanwhile, the region's unemployment rate fell to its lowest in almost three years, a sign the economy is picking up steam and inflation is likely to rise. Consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro fell 0.1 percent year-on-year this month, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat estimated.

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  • Deposits tax will 'hurt ordinary Aussies'

    Banks and building societies have condemned a bank deposits tax plan as a burden on ordinary Australians and retirees. Treasurer Joe Hockey is pressing ahead with a proposal for a 0.05 per cent levy on deposits of up to $250,000, even though he criticised the former Labor government when it floated the idea ahead of the last election. A bank deposits insurance levy is likely to be unveiled in the May budget as part of a move to raise $500 million a year.

    AAP
  • Qld mother speaks out after horror birth

    A Queensland mother is demanding answers after doctors at Gold Coast University Hospital sent her home because they didn’t believe her water had broken. Brittany Spriggs says she nearly died after giving birth to daughter Jasmine on January 13. Ms Spriggs said staff only realised their mistake as she was giving birth.

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  • Tragedy hits family again as bomb victim's daughter, Salwa Haydar, stabbed to death at Bexley, Sydney

    A woman stabbed to death at a Sydney home on Tuesday was a Lebanese migrant whose mother was killed in an Israeli bomb attack in 2006. Salwa Haydar's husband, Haydar Haydar, was charged with her murder after the 45-year-old was killed at a unit in Bexley, in Sydney's south. An 18-year-old girl, believed to be Ms Haydar's daughter, was taken to hospital with serious hand injuries caused by "intervening in the incident", Superintendent David Donohue said.

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  • The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Faces’ Revealed

    "For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men - women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men," said researcher Dr Soloman. The "ideal" faces, shown above, are said to most resemble Natalie Portman and David Gandy, though Soloman cautions that they represent the views of British citizens only.

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  • Snake slithers into school library

    It was a case of mistaken identity this afternoon when a snake slithered into Kununurra Community and School Library, worming between shelves and exploring the children’s section. The wannabe-bookworm glided from the young adults' section, stopping in at the L section for a look, before staking out the children’s books area for a novel to sink its fangs into. Library staff took to Facebook this afternoon to share the images, joking they would be requesting “danger money” from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, which manages the venue.

    The West Australian
  • Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

    The West Australian
  • Scientists catch a feral cat killing a large mammal on camera 'for the first time'

    A Tasmanian scientist has caught on camera a feral cat killing and eating a four-kilogram pademelon, providing the best direct evidence of feral cats killing mammals heavier than two kilograms. Scientists suspected that feral cats were capable of taking down the larger animals after the remains of three- to four-kilogram animals were found, but until now a feral cat had not been caught in action. University of Tasmania researcher Bronwyn Fancourt told 936 ABC Hobart the event was caught by accident.

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  • Chinese buyers snap up massive Hunter property for $45 million

    One of the Hunter Valley's biggest rural properties has been sold to Chinese buyers in a deal reportedly worth $45 million. Glenrock, the Scone district pastoral station, last traded in 2005 when bought by then Babcock & Brown managing director Phil Green and Tricom brokerage firm founder Lance Rosenberg in a syndicate that paid $23 million. The syndicate purchased Glenrock from Compagnie de l’Occident pour la Finance et l’Industrie, a Luxembourg corporation with interests in financial management, banking, property and ­agriculture.

    Property Observer
  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Six Expert Tips For Making The Best Pork Crackling

    It's time to get crackling for Crackle Day. Thursday, April 2, has been declared Crackle Day! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we caught up with PorkFest ambassador and award-winning chef Colin Fassnidge, who has shared with us his top six tips for making the BEST crackling at home as part of his Roast Pork Loin with Crackling and Colcannon recipe.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

    The West Australian
  • Indiana furor what's wrong with politics: Fiorina

    Indiana's "religious freedom" law has been misunderstood and is an example of everything that is wrong in politics, former Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina told CNBC on Monday. "I think everybody needs to sort of step back and cool off here and look at the facts, on both sides," said Fiorina, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination. She told " Closing Bell " the bill, which is based on a national law President Bill Clinton signed, is not about protecting discrimination, but safeguarding religious liberty.

    CNBC
  • Robin Williams's Widow and Children Agree to Mediation in Fight Over His Estate

    The legal battle between Robin Williams's widow and his children appears to be nearing a peaceful conclusion. Attorneys for Williams's widow, Susan Schneider, and his three children from previous marriages, squared off in probate court in San Francisco on Monday (US time) and agreed to private mediation, hoping to settle a dispute regarding the contents of his estate. Schneider and Williams's children – Zachary, Zelda and Cody – have disagreed over who can claim certain the contents of the couple's Tiburon, California, home.

    Who
  • Dad thinks he is having a stroke after eating pot brownies

    A father in the US thought he was having a stroke and called emergency services, after he unknowingly ate several pot brownies. The 58-year-old Michigan man did not know that the batch of sweet treats baked by his 17-year-old daughter contained marijuana, reports the Detroit Free Press. After eating several brownies that were left out at his Independence Township home last Wednesday, the man stared suffering hallucinations and dialed 911, according to the New York Daily News.

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  • Ford gets back into luxury business with classic car

    Ford Motor (NYSE:F) will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the United States and China. Ford's Lincoln unveiled a prototype of the future Continental sedan on Monday ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, which will feature many of the Continental's future rivals, including the Cadillac CT6 sedan from General Motors (GM), a new Jaguar XF sedan from Jaguar Land Rover and a bevy of super-premium models from Daimler Mercedes Benz. Ford retired the Continental name in 2002, and joined its rivals in using letter and number codes for most models.

    CNBC