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  • Joko rejects last-minute pleas

    Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could have less than 24 hours to live after President Joko Widodo's again ignored international pleas to abandon Indonesia's latest round of executions. Despite new claims that the presiding judges asked for $130,000 bribes to give Chan and Sukumaran 20 years jail rather than the death sentence, the pair are expected to be shot by firing squad, along with seven others, early tomorrow. There was briefly hope of a reprieve last night, when the pair's lawyer said that the Constitutional Court would hear another challenge on May 12.

    The West Australian
  • Al Pacino was nearly fired from Godfather movies

    Al Pacino was nearly fired from the 'Godfather' movies. The 75-year-old actor, who starred as Michael Corleone in the iconic film franchise, has revealed his role in the movies was his most challenging to date and that he came perilously close to being fired at one stage. The star - who's also played Tony Montana in 'Scarface' - shared: "Michael Corleone in The Godfather was and still is the most difficult role I've played.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Bayley housemate stopped rape with axe

    Adrian Ernest Bayley's former housemate once swung an axe at the notorious rapist and murderer to rescue a girl Bayley was raping. The man, identified as Barry, told Network Ten he had no idea Bayley was on parole for five rapes when Bayley answered an online advertisement and moved into his house. Barry says Bayley made a good first impression “being the average Joe Blow” and described his housemate as “professional, clean, tidy”.

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  • Bruce Jenner's gender transition to be documented in TV series

    Bruce Jenner's transition from male to female is going to be documented in an eight-part reality TV show. E! has announced that it will be airing the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star's transgender story in the summer. The series will show him living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, as well as exploring what Bruce's transition means for the people in his life - including the entire Kardashian clan - and how those relationships are affected.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Shock moment monkey attacks man for giving middle finger

    The moral of this story is, much like smiling at a proverbial crocodile, you should never give the middle finger to a monkey. CCTV footage has captured the moment a young man underestimated a staunch little Simian monkey's ability to read hand gestures.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Natalie Barr: Celebrating 20 years on air!

    Over 13 years ago, a relatively unknown TV journalist named Natalie Barr slinked into TV’s night of nights – the Logie Awards – wearing a Collette Dinnigan dress she bought herself. 'Years ago, the [Channel Seven] wardrobe department wasn't established.

    New Idea
  • At just over $60, this fake Apple Watch offers features the real one lacks

    In Shenzhen's famous Huaqiangbei electronics shopping district, you won't need to stand in any lines or make an appointment for these smartwatches. At 299 yuan—that's just over $60—you can pick up a smartwatch that looks quite similar to Apple's own creation, complete with replica Digital Crown and touch screen. What this no-name watch provides that Apple doesn't is phone calls right from the watch—without the need to connect to your smartphone—through a built-in microphone and surprisingly clear speaker.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Teenager helps elderly customer home from supermarket

    A young supermarket employee has become an internet sensation after he helped an elderly customer walk home. Samantha-Jayne Brady took a photo of 18-year-old Christian Trouesdale as he held the man's hand and carried his shopping from an Aldi supermarket in the United Kingdom. The teenager said the unnamed man had asked for his help a week earlier because he was scared to walk home in the windy weather.

    Yahoo7 News
  • US sailor jumps from 10th floor

    A 22-year-old sailor from USS Carl Vinson jumped from the 10th storey of a Perth hotel after a row early this morning. The man was with a woman, also from the US aircraft carrier, at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on Mill Street about 1.15am. A WA police spokeswoman said it was believed the man and woman were involved allegedly in an altercation early this morning which led the man to jump from a balcony into a hotel pool.

    The West Australian
  • Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley dies suddenly at 46

    Reports suggest that Hawley, 46, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in New York. Angus's brother Phillip released the following statement last night on behalf of the Hawley family. "We confirm that Angus Hawley has suddenly and very unexpectedly died of a suspected heart attack whilst in New York attending a conference.

    New Idea
  • If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

    The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their fingerprints on the murder weapon. If Athens runs out of cash and defaults in the coming weeks, as seems increasingly possible, no one wants to be accused of having pushed it over the edge or failed to try to save it.

    Reuters
  • Scientists convinced of quake, drill link

    Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another. Until now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study. A series of government and academic studies over the past few years - including at least two reports released last week alone - has added to the body of evidence implicating the US drilling boom over the past decade or so.

    AP
  • IS doctor a 'sexually manipulative fraud': Reports

    The Australian doctor hailed as the face of Islamic State’s health service has been described as a “fraud” and a “creep” who slept with his patients, according to reports. Tareq Kamleh, 23, featured in the terror group's latest propaganda video urging medical professionals to join IS and help launch a healthcare service in Syria. Kamleh, who called himself Abu Yusuf in the video, said he had travelled from Australia to offer his services as part of his ‘jihad for islam’.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Tears flow for Roos debutant Chambers

    At first, Will Chambers thought he had missed out on a Kangaroos debut in Friday night's trans-Tasman Test in Brisbane. Chambers admitted he was kicking cans as Ponissi revealed the Storm players who had earned representative honours after Saturday night's NRL loss to Manly. "He named the Samoan and Tongan boys, City-Country and the New Zealand boys then named all the Australia boys," Chambers told AAP.

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  • Sophia Bush's Ex-Boyfriend Confirmed Dead in Nepal Earthquake

    The death toll has risen to more than 1,300 in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed the capital of Katmandu early Saturday, according to the New York Times. Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive in California, had spent the last three weeks scaling the daunting mountain before succumbing to the avalanche on Saturday, according to NBC News. Fredinburg's death was announced by the expedition team he was traveling with, U.K.-based Jagged Edge, via their website.

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  • The Paris of the South knocks Drasko and Bianca south of the competition

    Bonsoir! Teams head back to the Paris of the South to dine at Ash and Camilla's French themed Ultimate Instant Restaurant. On driving to begin their grocery shop, it suddenly dawns on Ash that cooking French food for a French chef is a bit ballsy, but she thinks their menu has a certain je ne sais quoi. Camilla rushes back leaving Ash in the kitchen alone, with a touching realization that she seems to need Camilla to function at capacity.

    My Kitchen Rules
  • Ivan Milat's brother tells of killer's first victim

    The brother of Australia's most notorious killer Ivan Milat has broken a five-decade-long silence to reveal the murderer's first victim - a taxi driver he shot and paralysed in his first attempted "thrill kill". Boris Milat, who for decades tried to escape the Milat notoriety by changing his name and living quietly in country NSW, identified his brother's first victim on national television last night - and in doing so, made himself an enemy of the rest of the Milat clan. In his words, Boris has gone against the "Milat code" by speaking out against his serial killer brother, who the rest of the family maintain is innocent and the victim of a conspiracy.

    The West Australian
  • Home affordability in Sydney tightens up

    Risks of mortgage defaults in Sydney and Melbourne are growing as soaring house prices are matched with bigger loans and deteriorating affordability, ratings agency Moody's warns. Housing affordability has eroded in Australia's two biggest cities during the past year, as house prices rose sharply while wages remained flat. Sydneysiders living in two-income households are spending 35.1 per cent - or more than a third of their income - on mortgage repayments, while Melbourne households are spending 28.2 per cent, Moody's Housing Affordability Measure found.

    AAP
  • MKR Grand Final - mark your diary!

    The final two teams of My Kitchen Rules will go head to head on Monday May 4 at 7.30pm with judges Manu Feildel, Pete Evans, Colin Fassnidge, Karen Martini, Liz Egan and Guy Grossi determining the winner.Now in its sixth season the show has enjoyed unprecedented

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