• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • '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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  • 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
  • Zayn Malik has 'misled' people around him

    People around Zayn Malik feel "misled". On Wednesday (25.03.15), the 22-year-old singer announced he was quitting One Direction for good, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", but was spotted heading into a recording studio yesterday, leading people around the star to feel confused about his real reasons for leaving the band. Since quitting the group, Zayn has given an extensive interview to The Sun newspaper, prompting speculation he may have had other reasons for leaving the band than those he's suggested.

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  • 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.

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  • Tony Abbott: the anti-hero on gay marriage?

    Shhhh! Don’t tell him, but some Liberals reckon that Tony Abbott is the man best-placed to deliver gays and lesbians so-called marriage equality. If it had been a Democrat President that reached out to China and not a virulently anti-Communist Richard Nixon, it would not had anywhere near the same impact. In Australian politics, a less dramatic but no less transformational example was in Labor’s economic reforms in the 1980s, overseen and undertaken by Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

    The West Australian
  • Embattled Renault threatens to quit F1

    Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descending into mud-slinging. Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul said it was weighing up several options, including buying a team and walking away, a move which could have severe repercussions. Renault is one of only four engine suppliers in F1, and Red Bull warned it could also be forced out of the sport if the French manufacturer leaves.

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  • Geraldton beauty honours her familly

    Emma McDougall certainly has the luck of the Irish. The 19-year-old Geraldton beauty is currently representing her Irish heritage across the nation as a top 11 finalist of the Rose of Tralee festival. With roots stretching as far as Ireland, Canada, the USA and New Zealand, Miss McDougall said she wanted to make her ancestors proud through the international contest.

    The West Australian
  • The Latest: German airlines plan 2-pilot cockpit rule

    Germany's biggest airlines, including Lufthansa and Air Berlin, say they plan to introduce a two-pilot rule in the cockpit following the Germanwings crash that killed all 150 people aboard the plane. In Canada, the transport minister issued an immediate order requiring two crew members to be in the flight deck at all times in the wake of news that a co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane into the French Alps.

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  • Clarkson gets the boot from the BBC

    The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC Director-General Tony Hall said in a statement. Clarkson's contract with "Top Gear", a motoring show which draws more than 350 million viewers around the world, is thought to expire at the end of this month.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Miners meet nose that knows

    A cold wind whipped at the Leonora aerodrome tarmac on Tuesday as 80 passengers disembarked the small Fokker 70 aircraft, rubbing their shoulders and yawning apathetically. The boredom on most of their faces morphed quickly into curiosity as they were lined up on the runway, with four car-loads of uniformed police and detectives in attendance with a drug detection dog in tow. The plane arrived 20 minutes early and police were still scrambling through the airport gates when the passengers started peeking out of the small cabin doors and surveying the cooler-than-expected autumn morning.

    The West Australian
  • Judges consider verdict as Knox murder case nears finale

    Judges at Italy's top court retired to chambers Friday to consider whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama. The American and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted last year for a second time of taking part in the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher, a British student with whom the then 20-year-old Knox shared a house in the university town of Perugia. In final arguments to the Court of Cassation, Sollecito's lawyer said last year's ruling in Florence had been flawed, citing summing up mistakes on the number of stab wounds inflicted on Kercher's neck and a bloody footprint being described as that of a woman, when it belonged to a man.

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  • Dhoni defends cricketing future

    MS Dhoni has been forced to defend his future in the game as Indian fans took to the streets to protest his side's semi-final exit from cricket's World Cup at the hands of Australia. The 33-year-old was run out for 65 by Glenn Maxwell who picked up the ball at midwicket and produced a beautiful throw that connected despite his having just one stump to aim at. Conversely Dhoni looked disinterested in pushing for the run and didn't even bother to ground his bat.

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  • Bonds Reveal Their Baby Of The Year

    Poppy H, the winner of the Bonds Baby Search. Photo: SuppliedMeet Poppy from the Northern Territory – she has just taken out the hotly-contested Bonds Baby Search for 2015.Alongside Poppy, 18 other young Aussies (aged from 0-6 months to 3 years) were

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  • 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.

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  • Close croc call for Kimberley snapper

    Jeremy Rooke is used to stalking some of the Kimberley's biggest and most deadly crocodiles, but last weekend he had a taste of his own medicine. Known as the Kimberley croc stalker, the Wyndham resident spends most of his spare time lurking at local waterways, photographing the ancient reptiles from afar. "On Saturday, I went to film crocs as usual," Mr Rooke said.

    The West Australian