• Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    The executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be a grave injustice say their brothers, who have pleaded for Indonesia's president to call off the firing squad. After spending some of his final hours with his brother, Chinthu Sukumaran said his brother's last wish was to paint for as long as possible. "He's found peace with what may happen but he and we all feel that this is a grave injustice and it did not have to be this way and it still doesn't have to be this way," he told reporters.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

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  • Scarlett Johansson: It's hard for actors and actresses to marry

    Scarlett Johansson thinks it's hard for actors and actresses to enjoy successful marriages. The 30-year-old beauty, who recently starred in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', was married to fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds from 2008 until 2011 and Scarlett's admitted that it's tough for two people who exist within the acting bubble to maintain a healthy relationship over a lengthy period of time. The actress - who married Romain Dauriac last year - told Parade magazine: "Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in.

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  • Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

    Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I. The foreign ministry said "we reject and condemn... (Putin's) characterisation of 1915 events as genocide despite all our warnings and calls". At a ceremony in Armenia, Putin referred to "mass" killings, but also once used the word "genocide" -- which Turkey strongly objects to -- while mentioning that Moscow is party to several international legal initiatives, including a convention against genocide.

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  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

    Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Apple's retail stores won't have them, with the company taking orders over the Internet only — for delivery as late as July for some models.

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  • Dozens of Australians missing after more than 1,800 killed in Nepal quake

    Dozens of Australians are among the missing after a massive earthquake killed more than 1,800 people Saturday as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. Officials said at least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation's worst disaster in more than 80 years. Family and friends of people missing can log onto the Red Cross Family Links website for more information.

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  • Nightclub blasts music during minute silence for Diggers

    The Ivy nightclub on Sydney’s George street had loud music blaring during a minute silence for fallen soldiers, which left those that had gathered for the Anzac Dawn service outraged. The “third party contractor” has conducting sound checks for an event later tonight.

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  • Soa 'the Hulk' in battle of the giants

    Both men stand 193cm tall, both men cut weight to make the UFC's 120kg heavyweight limit, and this morning, thewest.com.au can reveal they will go toe-to-toe at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on August 1. The 37-year-old has compiled a 3-1 record since returning to the UFC in 2013, using his trademark ground and pound in each of his three knockout victories. A mountain of a man, Silva fought for the UFC heavyweight title two years ago, losing in the first round to reigning champion Cain Velasquez.

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  • Hail brings Sydney snow-like streets

    A fierce hailstorm that slammed Sydney on Saturday has left some parts still coated in ice. Streets in the city's inner west were turned white and some remained that way into Sunday. Part of Salisbury Rd in Camperdown, in the inner west, was still closed about midday on Sunday with a large ice slab covering the road.

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  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. A key to spoofing is placing large orders to sell or buy without ever executing them.

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  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • Aspirin, Panadol to get cut from PBS

    Paracetamol, antacids, aspirin and other basic medicines could soon be removed from the list of subsidised medicines. Health Minister Sussan Ley said the government was paying too much for people to access basic drugs on script at their chemist. The government wanted to make way for expensive, new-generation cancer and other life-saving drugs on the scheme.

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  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states. At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law. Shops in Pakistan, an Islamic republic where 97 percent of the population are Muslims, already do not stock pork or alcohol -- with a few extremely rare exceptions for foreigners and the small Christian minority.

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  • Keith Richards was '40 per cent drugs'

    Keith Richards was "40 per cent drugs" while making 'Sticky Fingers'. The Rolling Stones guitarist caused concern with his habit while recording their 1971 LP, with those close to the band admitting he was using narcotics "just to exist". The group's financial manager, Ronnie Schneider, said: "Keith at the time was maybe 60 per cent music and 40 per cent drugs.

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  • American, United deal setbacks to Boeing's 787 plane

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc. announced that it would change an order to take 10 Boeing 777 jets instead of 787s.

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  • Income cap limits first home loans

    Getting into a first home in Perth is about to become even harder, with the State's low-income mortgage provider expected to make eligibility requirements more stringent. Keystart, which caters for West Australians looking for a low- deposit entry to home ownership, will tighten metropolitan income caps to avoid exceeding its $5 billion debt limit. Citing rising housing approvals and a healthy market, Keystart will lower the caps by $20,000 from Friday.

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  • Car crashes into Indian restaurant

    The Holden Astra struck the front wall and windows of the Maharaja Restaurant at the corner of Stirling Highway and Dalkeith Road about 7.50pm. Police said this afternoon that the blue Holden and a silver Toyota Corolla hatchback had collided at the intersection just before the Holden hit the restaurant. "It is believed the Holden Astra was travelling east on Dalkeith Road when it was struck by the Toyota Corolla that was travelling south on Stirling Highway," a police spokeswoman said.

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  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday. The avalanche began Saturday on Mount Kumori, a 7,000-meter (22,966-foot) -high mountain just a few miles (kilometers) from Everest, gathering strength as it headed toward the base camp where climbing expeditions have been preparing to make their summit attempts in the coming weeks, he said.

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