• Investigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases

    A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Cathryn Parker, 72, was arrested last month after she gave a deputy a false name when she was pulled over for a traffic violation, said Lt. Slade Carrizosa.

    AP
  • Gabi Grecko charged with offensive behaviour after nude photo shoot in Melbourne CBD

    The controversial model (and rumoured wife of Geoffrey Edelstein) has been charged with wilful and indecent exposure after taking a nude stroll down Swanston Street in Melbourne on December 18 last year. The video footage shows the US-born 25-year-old strolling down Swanston Street in Melbourne wearing a green wig, a veil and high heels. Grecko initially rides up an down an escalator before taking to the streets.

    New Idea
  • Supermodel Gisele takes her last stroll down the catwalk

    Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend. The 34-year-old Brazilian mother of two, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, has said she wants to spend more time with her family but has also vowed to continue working in the industry. Brady was on hand for Bundchen's final appearance, competing with his wife for the cameras' attention as he took in the spectacle from the first row.

    Associated Press
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Associated Press
  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014. Now satellite images taken last week by DigitalGlobe and shown on the website of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) show the runway -- estimated at 3.1 kilometres (1.9 miles) in total -- more than one-third complete, it says.

    AFP
  • Hoax fools wannabe jihadis

    An internet impostor has fooled dozens of followers of radical hate preacher Junaid Thorne into revealing their thirst for violence against Australian-based targets including newspaper cartoonists, Jewish groups and other innocent civilians. Security agencies are now reviewing material gathered by the anonymous impostor who set up a fake Twitter account pretending to be Thorne this month. Within days more than 160 people had followed the account and many discussed openly with the impostor the idea of bombing Jewish organisations based in Sydney, as well as threats to carry out Charlie Hebdo-style attacks on cartoonists Larry Pickering and Bill Leak.

    The West Australian
  • Target removes Anzac products

    Target has been forced to take beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac off its shelves. The retail giant was selling the merchandise on behalf of non-profit group Camp Gallipoli, which is holding family sleepover events in capital cities to teach children about Anzac history. Target has removed beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac from sale.

    AAP
  • Lara Bingle Given Kate Moss Photo As Push Present

    Lara Bingle posted this photo to Instagram with the caption 'I am a lucky girl'. Photo: instagram.com/mslbingle.Lara Bingle wasn’t presented with a traditional Tiffany’s blue box for a push present following the birth of her son three weeks ago. Instead, husband Sam Worthington presented the new mum with a gift that was more ‘arty’.

    Who
  • 'Pissed as f***': Driver bragged about being drunk hours before deadly crash

    Joseph Kirpichnikov, 22, was allegedly speeding when the car spun out of control, hit a ditch and flipped along Brunt Road in Beaconsfield, killing passenger Michael Berwick. "I just heard a roar, like a car that had just accelerated," a witness told Seven News reporter Christie Cooper. Driver Joseph Kirpichnikov (pictured right) bragged about being drunk just an hour before a deadly crash that killed his friend, Michael Berwick (left).

    7News
  • US troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting pro-Russia rebels

    Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels, the US army said Friday, a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country. "Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been arriving over the last week," Donald Wrenn, a US army spokesman, told AFP. The move raised heckles in Moscow, which accuses the United States of backing the protests that brought down Ukraine's Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych last year.

    AFP
  • Victim of anti-Islamic attack thanks woman who stood up for him

    Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son were catching the train to Sydney Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when a woman sitting opposite them started to abuse them. Fellow passenger Stacey Eden stood up for the family and pulled out her camera phone to capture the woman's racist attack. The video which was taken at 1.40pm on the Town Hall to Sydney Airport service, has since gone viral.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Remains are missing prospector

    Human remains found during a search for missing prospectors Jennie Anne and Raymond Keith Kehlet have been identified as belonging to Mr Kehlet. Earlier this week authorities suspended the search for the couple who had been missing in the far northern Goldfields for more than three weeks. The body was found by chance as police and State Emergency Service crews scoured old shafts near the north-western Goldfields town looking for Mrs Kehlet, 49, and her 47-year-old husband.

    The West Australian
  • Watch David Beckham's Hilarious Videobomb Of Son Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Beckham has been upstaged by dad David. David Beckham has managed to embarrass his 16-year-old son Brooklyn once more. Of course, the last time was when Becks accompanied Brooklyn and a young lady on the teen's first date.

    New Idea
  • House boom over in mining towns

    The end of the mining boom is hitting home in Port Hedland, the West Australian mining town where house prices reached dizzying heights. Prices have already fallen by close to 30 per cent in two years, but with a median even now of $932,500 that makes Sydney look "dirt cheap", Propell National Valuers economist Linda Phillips predicts they will come back a long way. "The lucky ones probably sold out a couple of years ago," Ms Phillips says.

    AAP
  • Three signs the equity-bubble grenade will pop

    This reading, which measures the value of all stock prices in relation to the economy, is the second highest in history outside of the tech bubble and is far above the 110 percent witnessed in 2007. But these lofty valuations sit atop negative earnings growth and a faltering economy. The Atlanta Fed's GDP model currently shows first-quarter 2015 economic growth will come in at a paltry 0.2 percent annualized rate.

    CNBC
  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a purified version of the stimulant methamphetamine that is highly addictive. Like many other towns, Dubbo has been caught up in an epidemic that many fear Australia is struggling to contain, as syndicates increasingly switch their focus from big cities to regional and remote communities.

    AFP
  • ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suspended following verbal tirade

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after security footage surfaced of her berating a parking garage attendant. A clearly agitated McHenry was in no mood to have her car towed, but her horrible behaviour was certainly out of line. In the video, the attendant warns McHenry that she was being recorded at the time, however the reporter continued to berate her.

    7Sport
  • $100 notes fall from the sky

    It was the mystery windfall that had Perth motorists and police officers rubbing their eyes. For a few mystifying moments on Wednesday night, $100 notes appeared to fall from the sky over the Mitchell Freeway just south of Leederville train station. Maylands resident Viswa Kirsz was driving home from a netball game about 9.30pm when she saw cars swerving and pulling over.

    The West Australian
  • India's die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor

    Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred — and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most of the country — India is the world's fifth-largest consumer and second-largest exporter of beef. The meat, which in India comes from bulls and buffaloes, is widely eaten in some communities, particularly by low-caste Hindus and millions of Muslims and Christians.

    Associated Press
  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch 's three-story penthouse at One Madison in Manhattan is on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported. The News Corp (NWSA) executive chairman bought the triplex and a three-bedroom apartment in the same building for $57.25 million in February 2014, WSJ reports. The 6,850-square-foot penthouse, situated on floors 58, 59 and 60, has a circling terrace and views of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center and the Hudson and East rivers.

    CNBC