• Kyle Sandiland's Cruel April Fools' Prank On Jackie O

    Jackie O was left in tears following the stunt. Photo: KISSFMNotorious breakfast radio host Kyle Sandilands may have just pulled off one of the meanest April Fools' Day pranks on co-host Jackie O to date. Kyle secretly recorded Jackie O's horrified reaction when her heavily pregnant personal assistant pretended to go into labour.

    New Idea
  • US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    Toyota said its sales were up 5 percent compared with last March. General Motors' sales fell 2 percent and Ford and Nissan both saw 3 percent declines. U.S. auto sales were up 14 percent in January, for example, and 5 percent in February.

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  • Diners leave without paying hefty bill

    Proprietor Marc Kenly was disappointed by the action but said while it was not a huge amount, it was unfair to make future patrons foot their bill. Mr Kenly said the woman left with the baby, which staff thought nothing of because she may have gone to get something for the child from the car, which often happened. Mr Kenly said his ultimate goal was to encourage the patrons to return and pay their outstanding bill.

    The West Australian
  • 'Silver porn' shows fifty shades of greying Japan

    Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony -- instead she's debuting as a porn actress. Fluttering her eyelashes demurely as the cameras prepare to roll, Tomita is proof that in Japan's greying society you're never too old to chase your dreams, however racy or unorthodox. Love, too, is not confined to the young, say Japan's growing army of pensioners exploring their desires in more conventional ways, with dating agencies for the elderly reporting increasingly brisk business.

    AFP
  • Robin Williams restricted exploitation of his image for 25 years after death

    Unfortunately, the dispute overshadows one of the more innovative aspects of Robin Williams’ estate planning, which just might become a model for other celebrities preparing for their demise. After all, one thing his wife Susan and children Zachary, Zelda andCody won’t be discussing in court is intangible property like the late actor’s right of publicity. According to a review of the Robin Williams Trust — filed as an exhibit last Wednesday — Williams bequeathed rights to his name, signature, photograph and likeness to the Windfall Foundation, a charitable organization set up by Williams’ legal reps at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps.

    Yahoo Entertainment
  • Elite credit cards 2X as likely to be hit by fraud

    Willie Sutton robbed banks "because that's where the money is." The same holds true for people who commit credit card fraud. So-called elite credit cards have nearly twice the fraud rates as other types of regular plastic, according to Forter, which makes fraud prevention software for online retailers. "We live in a crime-as-a-service economy," said Noam Inbar, Forter's vice president of development.

    CNBC
  • The worst things travellers have done

    Some people point their fingers at the Chinese, others swear it’s the Russians, and many have labelled American tourists as the worst in the world. From defacing ancient property to trashing hotel rooms, here are some of the rudest things tourists have ever done. The Colosseum in Rome is an international tourist attraction and has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Total Travel
  • Lily-Rose Depp Is Your New Favourite It Girl

    The teen made a rare public appearance overnight, hitting the red carpet alongside her mother, Vanessa Paradis, at the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in New York, wearing a look from the brand's Spring/Summer Couture show. Lily-Rose has thus far largely stayed out of the glare of the celebrity spotlight, but we are wondering if that is all about to change - she's got all the markings of the next Bright Young Thing. Watch out Cara, Gigi and Kendall: You could soon be in for some stiff but oh-so-chic competition.

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  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

    Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation and the island nation of Seychelles. Emirates, the Middle East's biggest carrier, said its flight 706 was returning to Dubai when what it called "an air traffic control incident" happened in airspace monitored by air traffic controllers in Mumbai, India.

    Associated Press
  • Triplets marry in one-of-a-kind ceremony

    Triplets Tagiane, Rocheli and Rafaela Bini share the same birthday, the same features and now the same wedding anniversary after they wed their partners at Catedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Passo Fundo, on March 21. Wedding photographer Diovane Moraes described the wedding as “special and one-of-a-kind” and said there were over 600 guests, reports ABC News. The pews at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida were moved apart to allow more space for the three brides to walk down the aisle together, reports the Daily Mail.

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  • Banker leaves job days after Snapchat selfies found on daughter's Instagram

    The Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland may have lost his job over a series of photos posted to social media by his daughter. Rory Cullinan, one of the highest-paid bankers at RBS, will leave his job after his daughter Bridget, 18, posted screenshots of his Snapchat selfies to her Instagram account. According to the UK’s Telegraph, Cullinan used photo-sharing app to send to Bridget images featuring captions that read: “Not a fan of board meetings xx”, “Boring meeting xx” and “Another friggin meeting”.

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  • Abducted Qld teen contacts family

    A Queensland teenager who was abducted at gunpoint by her ex-partner has made contact with relatives. 18-year-old Billy-Anne Huxham was last seen at a Gilbert Street home at Caboolture on Tuesday morning. Officers spotted a Silver 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander with the Queensland registration number 789VNI, which they believed Ms Huxham was in, on the Bruce Highway at Kallangur several hours later.

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  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until now her official death date. The deaths of Anne Frank and her younger sister Margot in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany were noted as between 1-31 March by the Red Cross at the time.

    AFP
  • Teacher takes axe to the groin in class physics lesson

    A teacher was taught a harsh lesson in the inexorable laws of physics when a classroom experiment went awry. A video posted on YouTube shows the teacher lying on the floor with a plank of wood and block of cement on his chest. Unfortunately the staff member swung the axe with too much force and it cleaved through the concrete block before the blunt end crashed into the prone teacher's groin.

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  • Australia's final Cricket World Cup sledge ends with apology

    Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview. The arch sledger had been at the forefront of big "send-offs" for Kiwi batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott as well as spinner Daniel Vettori after their key dismissals in Sunday's final in Melbourne, where Australia thrashed their traditional rivals. "They were that nice to us in New Zealand (when Australia lost a pool match) and we were that uncomfortable.

    AFP
  • Katy Perry cuts hair to look like Kris Jenner

    Katy Perry has cut her hair to look like Kris Jenner. The 'Roar' hitmaker debuted the drastic dark pixie cut on her Instagram page, revealing she asked her hairdresser to make her look like the 59-year-old showbiz matriarch.

    Bang Showbiz
  • IS 'executes at least 37 civilians'

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 37 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Hama province of central Syria, a monitor said. IS "executed at least 37 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them" in the village of Mabujeh, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Mabujeh, east of the provincial capital Hama, has a population of Sunni Muslims as well as Alawites and Ismailis, minority sects that are offshoots of Shiite Islam.

    AFP
  • Bentley designer raps new Ford model - Automotive News

    Bentley Motors' top designer has criticised Ford's new Lincoln Continental, fretting on social media about the car's similarities with one of its own models, Automotive News reported late on Tuesday. The Lincoln Continental luxury saloon, unveiled this week by Ford at the New York auto show, resembles the Bentley Flying Spur, Automotive News reported, citing comments by Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke that were picked up by online publication Car Design News.

    Reuters
  • ICC president quits over World Cup trophy snub

    Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council on Wednesday with an outspoken attack on the world governing body after he was prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy. Kamal accused the ICC of behaving "unlawfully" after he was barred from making the presentation. The Bangladeshi national had said after his country's World Cup quarter-final defeat by India that there was "no quality in the umpiring" and suggested the result had been "pre-arranged".

    AFP
  • Archaeologists unearth one of Britain's largest medieval graveyards

    An excavation has uncovered one of Britain's largest medieval cemeteries, containing more than 1000 'perfectly preserved' skeletons. Archaeologists discovered the human remains during an excavation beneath an old school building at Cambridge University - one of England's oldest and most prestigious universities. Images from the dig, showing almost perfectly preserved medieval bodies unearthed after centuries of burial, were released for the first time yesterday, in a report published by the Archaeological Journal.

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