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Bali Nine duo describes execution

How the convicted drug smugglers described with their own words what would happen to them on their last night.

  • Chan, Sukumaran executed as final pleas fail: reports

    Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were taken by separate cars to the west coast of Nusakambangan -- the so-called execution island. Sukumaran told his family earlier he would refuse a blindfold. Michael Chan, left and Chinthu Sukumaran carry a self-portrait painting of Myuran Sukumaran.

    The West Australian
  • Worker cooked to death in industrial oven

    Two managers could face jail sentences after a worker was cooked alive in an industrial tuna oven. Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors today with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna two years ago. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn on October 11, 2012, when a co-worker, who mistakenly believed Melena was in the bathroom, filled the pressure cooker with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and it was turned on.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Bali Nine: Australian celebrities slammed for #saveourboys video

    Australian celebrities have appeared in a controversial new video calling on the Prime Minister to do more to save the Bali Nine duo facing execution in Indonesia. Actors including Bryan Brown, Geoffrey Rush and Joel Edgerton, have pleaded with Tony Abbott to save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who are expected to face the firing squad early Thursday morning.

    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.

    FAMOUS
  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned by Presley, will remain permanently at the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and career of the late singer. The larger plane, a Convair 880 named after Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, is like a customized flying limousine, complete with a large bed, a stereo system, conference room and gold-plated bathroom fixtures.

    Associated Press
  • Man builds shelter for homeless woman

    After striking up a friendship with a homeless woman named Smokie, Elvis Summers decided to build a small portable shelter for the 60-year-old woman who had been sleeping out in the dirt. Mr Summers told the Good News Network that he decided to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the materials and hardware to make Smokie a new shelter. Thanks to his building efforts, which took place over five days, Smokie has a place to call home for the first time in ten years.

    Yahoo7 News
  • 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”.

    AAP
  • 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
  • Scarlett Johansson Hints as to Why Ryan Reynolds Marriage Didn't Work Out

    For many Hollywood stars, dating another actor just fits. For Scarlett Johansson, she lived and learned post-Ryan Reynolds that wasn't going to work for her. Johansson and Reynolds split in 2010 after nearly two years of marriage, but Ryan clearly hasn't found the same statement to be true in his personal life.

    Yahoo7 Entertainment
  • The best and worst fonts to use on your résumé

    A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which typefaces make a curriculum vitae look classiest, which should never, ever been seen by an employer, and whether emojis are fair game.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • 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
  • 40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

    Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. From a shattered society plagued by poverty and food shortages, to a middle-income country and World Trade Organization member, Vietnam's authoritarian socialist regime has overseen huge change since Saigon fell to communist troops four decades ago. On Thursday, Communist Party rulers will gather for a military parade in Ho Chi Minh City -- formerly Saigon -- to commemorate the day their tanks rolled into city, prompting the surrender of the US-backed South and reunification of the country.

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film

    Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. It said the dispute was over a decision to raise the rental fee for the movie to 53 percent of ticket sales rather than the 47.7 percent usually charged to small-town theaters. Karl-Heinz Meier of I.G. Nord, a group representing cinema operators in northern Germany, said it would have been prepared to go as far as a 50 percent fee.

    Associated Press
  • Klitschko on the wane, says Wilder

    WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice” but he’s still waiting for a chance to prove it. The cheapest ticket on the StubHub website Sunday was $5245, while ringside seats were being offered for as much as $106,950.

    AP
  • Jihad doctor defended extremism

    Tareq Kamleh was attending a Thornlie mosque just weeks before joining Islamic State in Syria and claimed to have given up drinking and womanising for his faith. A former schoolmate of the Perth doctor turned IS recruit has also recalled how the 29-year-old would defend Islamic extremism, even after the September 11 attacks. Members of the local Muslim community said they were surprised by Dr Kamleh's appearance in an IS recruitment video, having seen him at the mosque as recently as last month.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • Autistic boy, mum given new bridging visa

    A 10-year-old autistic boy and his nurse mother have been granted a new bridging visa as the federal government considers their deportation to the Philippines. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton indicated on Tuesday morning that he might be willing to let Tyrone Sevilla and his mother Maria stay in Australia before the pair were granted a three-month visa. Tyrone, who lives in Townsville with his mother and only speaks English, handed a petition bearing 120,000 signatures in to Mr Dutton's north Brisbane electorate office on Monday.

    AAP
  • Death penalty in the US by the numbers

    The US Supreme Court is due to rule on a drug cocktail used in some lethal injections to kill death row convicts, amid growing pressure to abolish capital punishment. Here are facts on the current state of the death penalty and lethal injection in the United States. A total of 18 US states and the US capital Washington have abolished the death penalty, including six since 2007: Alaska (1957), Connecticut (2012), Hawaii (1957), Illinois (2011), Iowa (1965), Maine (1887), Maryland (2013), Massachusetts (1984), Michigan (1846), Minnesota (1911), New Jersey (2007), New Mexico (2009), New York (2007), North Dakota (1973), Rhode Island (1984), Vermont (1964), West Virginia (1965), Wisconsin (1853) and the District of Columbia, home to the capital Washington (1981).

    AFP