• Groom tries to drown himself after meeting 'ugly bride'

    A Chinese groom tried to drown himself after meeting his wife to be at the altar and telling her she was ‘too ugly’ before running away. Kang Hu reportedly told his bride Na Sung that she would be 'bad for his image' after he left the ceremony, angering their families and waiting guests. Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that a man had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

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  • Former 007's 'racist' comments spark social media backlash

    Former James Bond star, Roger Moore, has found himself in hot water following an interview he gave to French magazine, Paris Match. The 87-year-old, who portrayed Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985, is reported to have said that actor Idris Elba could not play 007 because he is not "English-English". Idris has been tipped to step into Bond's shoes in the long-running franchise when Daniel Craig steps down.

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  • Ryan Phillippe's daughter embarrassed

    Ryan Phillippe's daughter gets embarrassed when people think he is her brother. The 40-year-old actor - who has 15-year-old Ava with his former spouse Reese Witherspoon - has admitted he regularly gets mistaken for being much younger than he is. Meanwhile, Ryan - who also has Deacon, 10, from his marriage to the 'Wild' star and two-year-old daughter Kai with former girlfriend Alexis Knapp - previously admitted he felt as though his "greatest achievement" was becoming a father.

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  • Boys aged 5 and 6 'indecently assaulted girl'

    A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective has revealed. It comes after the NT Chief Minister Adam Giles highlighted in Parliament last week the alleged rape of a child at a local town camp in Alice Springs in early March. Detective Superintendent Brent Warren said the girl did not receive hospital treatment following the incident in late February.

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  • Toddler dies in Brisbane hospital after 'months of abuse'

    A toddler has died in hospital after his father allegedly assaulted him over a four-month period on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The two-year-old was flown to Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital with serious injuries on Thursday but died on Friday afternoon. The 33-year-old faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday charged with grievous bodily harm and four counts of assault, but police said they expected those charges to be upgraded to murder.

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  • 'Co-pilot's personality not the only lead'

    Andreas Lubitz father told the mayor of Prads-Haute-Bléone, a town located close to the crash site, that he carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Mayor Bernard Bartolini, who met the father at a local vigil held for victims, told French media that the father was a broken man. Meanwhile, investigators say the personality is a "serious lead" in the inquiry but not the only one.

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  • French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

    France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. After leaks in the media about the crash, a prosecutor announced that cockpit recordings indicate the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 jet intentionally flew the plane into a mountain. Guillaume Schmid of France's SNPL union told The Associated Press on Friday that the lawsuit is over violating a French law on keeping information about investigations secret while they are ongoing.

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  • X-Rated exhibition puts the history of Canberra's sex industry on show

    A risqué exhibition exploring the history of the sex industry in the ACT, X-rated: the Sex Industry in the ACT, has opened at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) in Civic. Sex work was legalised in Canberra in 1992, a move that was considered ground-breaking at the time because it focused on harm-minimisation instead of criminalisation. Exhibition curator Rowan Henderson said the decision to legalise sex work came shortly after self-government was adopted in the ACT.

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  • Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey hints the Government will be introducing a bank deposits tax

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has hinted the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit. When asked on Network Ten's The Bolt Report whether he would be introducing a bank deposit tax, Mr Hockey hinted he would introduce the tax first introduced by Labor in 2013. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has previously refused to provide any details on the policy, but Mr Hockey has confirmed the policy will mirror Labor's.

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  • Cowboys to arrest slow NRL start

    If anyone knows how to rectify a slow NRL season start it is the North Queensland Cowboys. Cowboys back-rower Gavin Cooper admitted dead-last North Queensland were no closer to solving why they had come out of the blocks so meekly ahead of Monday night's home clash with Melbourne. North Queensland may have been their own worst enemy in previous years but at least they had been able to find a way to turn around a pedestrian start, making the NRL finals in the past four years.

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  • How oil is preparing for a new world order

    A new oil order has arrived and it will be marked by greater uncertainty and generally lower oil prices as the oil industry frantically re-prices as costs decline and gains in efficiency are made, strategists say. And amid heightened uncertainty, oil prices can swing sharply in either direction as developments this week have shown with a crisis in Yemen triggering a spike in crude.

    CNBC
  • Freshwater turtles released at Lake Bonney in SA Riverland to fight sharp decline in numbers

    An environment group and university researchers are teaming up to try to stem a sharp decline in turtle numbers in the Riverland of South Australia. Authorities estimate the freshwater turtle population has dropped by as much as 90 per cent over the past four decades. A team in the Riverland is keen to find out more about why the turtles are facing a struggle to thrive.

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  • Couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

    A couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week. The 41-year-old woman and 47-year-old man — the girl's mother and stepfather — from Wisconsin, USA are each charged with one count of child neglect.

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  • Kim Kardashian West blasts Kris Jenner

    Kim Kardashian West has blasted Kris Jenner for making Kourtney Kardashian the executor of her will. The 59-year-old matriarch's decision to put her eldest daughter in charge of her will following her divorce from Bruce Jenner has left the 34-year-old television personality fuming.

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  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    "I always heard about Cuba ... and all this money that we lost and 'Maybe one day,' but I didn't understand it," Chester says. Six decades later, that day may finally be nearing for Chester and others like her. After Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, Cuba confiscated property belonging to thousands of American citizens and companies.

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  • Chris Bath: 'One in six will have one...'

    When Nathan Jones contacted me about his fiancee Kylie Newlove and told me they were fundraising to get her to America to try the treatment so she could be a hands on mum again, we tagged along for the ride. Nathan was forced to stop work to become her carer, so getting to America to try Etanercept was a tough ask, but they were set on getting there.

    Sunday Night
  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Authorities: Woman who posed as lawyer almost became partner

    A woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered late last year, according to charges filed by the state attorney general's office. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with forgery and unauthorized practice of law. State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee.

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  • Islamists enter flashpoint city in northwest Syria: monitor

    Islamist rebels entered neighbourhoods in the regime-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria for the first time in four days of fierce clashes with government forces, a monitor reported. "The armed groups have entered a number of areas inside the city and clashed violently with regime soldiers," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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  • From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign Sunday, although they said the campaign was always meant to be brief. Corporations spend millions to make sure their products, logos, and branding and marketing are top of mind for consumers in a positive way.

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