• Co-pilot hid sick note for crash day

    Searches of Andreas Lubitz's homes had netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including “torn-up and current sick leave notices, among them one covering the day of the crash”, they said totay. Officers had on Thursday combed through a flat Andreas Lubitz kept in Duesseldorf as well as the house where he lived with his parents in the small western town of Montabaur. At a press conference last night, French prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Lubitz 28, was alone in the cockpit and had locked out the pilot.

    AFP
  • The place where all Australians are moving to

    The Sunshine State appears to be losing its shine, as its population growth slowed to its lowest rate in 15 years. Normally a popular destination to settle, Queensland is no longer the top spot for interstate migrants. According to the Australian Bureau of Statitics (ABS), Victoria recorded the biggest influx of Aussies moving interstate.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Bruce Jenner in tears after will bombshell

    Bruce Jenner was left in tears when Kris Jenner told him he was no longer the executor of her will. The 65-year-old star is seen getting teary in a clip from an upcoming episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' as his ex-wife reveals she has put her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, 35, in charge of her affairs should anything happen to her. Speaking on Sunday's (29.03.15) 'KUWTK' episode, Kris says: "For my entire marriage with Bruce he has always been listed as the executor on my living will.

    Bang Showbiz
  • '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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  • People smugglers try new tactic

    At least two asylum seeker boats have been turned back to Indonesia in recent weeks as people smugglers try to depict Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as soft on border protection. Sources told The West Australian that criminal syndicates were using social media and SMS alerts to tell would-be boat people that Mr Dutton was more compassionate than his predecessor Scott Morrison. A video from Mr Dutton emphasises continuing the hard line on border protection.

    The West Australian
  • Internet imposter catches John Howard off-guard

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was uncharacteristically caught unprepared on Thursday when he came face to face with a long-time Facebook friend. Fairfax reports the ex-PM was attending a leadership conference in Canberra when he was approach by the executive officer of the Steps Group Australia, Stuart Coward. The only problem - Mr Howard does not have a Facebook page and never has.

    Yahoo7 News
  • 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.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Sharapova suffers shock loss at Miami

    Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. The pair had never met before and Gavrilova, who is based in Australia, was playing in her first Miami Open. "I have been dreaming about beating Maria since I was probably 12 when I saw her win Wimbledon, when she beat Serena," said Gavrilova who expects to receive her Australian citizenship later this year.

    Reuters
  • Russia offers job to sacked Jeremy Clarkson

    Axed Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been offered a job by Russia's army TV channel to host a motoring show. Russia's official military station of the Russian armed forces, Zvezda, has apparently invited the ousted BBC star to Russia to discuss the proposal. "Dear Jeremy, the Russian Armed Forces Broadcasting company Zvezda expresses deep honour to you and kindly asks for your cooperation," the channel said in an email it had sent to Clarkson, published on its website.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • 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.

    Total Travel
  • Suicide risk demands pilot scrutiny

    It is a chilling trend - pilot suicide. Airlines should consider a rule - as Malaysia Airlines has introduced after the MH370 disaster - of having a flight attendant occupy the cockpit when one pilot needs to take a break. The worst pilot suicide was the loss of EgyptAir flight 990 that killed 217 passengers and crew in 1999.

    The West Australian
  • Mbye hands Dogs golden-point NRL win

    Moses Mbye has slotted a high-pressure 84th-minute field goal from 35m out to deliver Canterbury a 25-24 win over the Wests Tigers. The Tigers led 24-6 after 57 minutes but the Dogs came storming back into the game to tie the scores at 24-24 and force the first golden point period of the NRL season. Luke Brooks and Trent Hodkinson missed field goals in the extra time period before Mbye kicked true.

    AAP
  • War in Yemen: What it means-and doesn't mean

    Fighting in Yemen may not disrupt energy supplies out of the Middle East just yet, but there's more to worry about than just oil. As a Saudi -led coalition began airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday, oil markets shot higher. Sunni Saudi Arabia and Egypt are mobilizing to combat Shiite rebels who have overrun much of the country.

    CNBC
  • Adrian Bayley: An evil past revealed

    Barely eighteen and working her third shift as a street prostitute, 'Rebecca' thought life couldn't get any more grim.Then she met Adrian Ernest Bayley.It was late in the year 2000. Rebecca had turned to prostitution to fund her heroin addiction.One night

    7News
  • 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.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • 'Not what I wanted': Wild Oats author's ex speaks out

    The former husband of a New York woman who wrote about her year-long open marriage has finally had his say. Scott Mansfield said he never wanted to see other people, but bored with her sex life, wife Robin Rinaldi decided to embark on a 12-month experiment. Scott Mansfield was married to Robin Rinaldi for almost two decades.

    Yahoo7 News
  • We want to finish Taj: Oswals

    Pankaj and Radhika Oswal say they hope to return to Perth and finish their Indian palace-style home in Peppermint Grove. A day after the Shire of Peppermint Grove pushed ahead with plans to demolish the building known as Taj-on-Swan, Mrs Oswal's lawyer Rebekah Giles said she would resist the move. The Oswals have lived overseas since the high-profile collapse of Mr Oswal's ammonia empire in 2010.

    The West Australian
  • Mystery of Wheatbelt elephant revealed

    A colourful life-size elephant travelling through the Wheatbelt has captured the attention of social media over the past two weeks and The West Australian is able to reveal the mystery behind the #ElephantInTheWheatbelt. RAC will today launch a road-safety campaign with the patchwork elephant that aims to reduce the number of deaths on WA roads. The elephant – 3m high by 4m long and made with parts taken from several cars involved in crashes – has visited Narrogin, Merredin and Northam as a way of raising awareness about the importance of road safety.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

    Reuters