• Bali Nine mercy legal appeal wraps up

    A court will decide on Monday if Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will be allowed to challenge the presidential decision to deny them clemency. The pair's lawyers have resorted to the state administrative court in a bid to spare them from the firing squad for the 2005 Bali Nine heroin smuggling attempt. Wrapping up their arguments on Wednesday, lawyer for Chan and Sukumaran, Leonard Arpan, said the administrative court had the authority to examine a clemency decision.

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  • 'Big boob envy': Street View flasher welcomes new found fame

    You could, for example, just expose yourself to a Google Street View camera like one regional South Australian woman has. The community of Port Pirie has dubbed Karen Davis the “Street View Streaker” and the “Footpath Flasher” for her efforts which have landed her on the pages of her local newspaper and now publications around the world. “I look at Google Maps a lot and I wanted to be on there and I thought this is the way to do it,” she told the Port Pirie Recorder.

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  • Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    A little girl in Vietnam searching for her lost dog has reportedly stumbled across her pet in a local market, cooked and ready for sale. A picture of the girl crying and with her hand on the dog has gone viral on social media in the country, the world.people.com reports. The dog had not been seen for several days after wandering away from home.

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  • Gran accidentally poisons family with expired hot chocolate

    An Italian grandmother has accidentally poisoned herself and several family members after making hot chocolate from sachets that expired 25 years ago. The 77-year-old woman named as Mrs Rosetta made the drink using the expired sachets after her two grandchildren and their friend asked for the delicious treat. Mrs Rosetta found the sachets at the back of her cupboard and mixed them into warm milk and served it to the three children, her son, her partner and herself, reports Ill Mattino.

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  • Child bride's dad was 'stopping a sin'

    The father has been on trial in the Sydney District Court after his daughter and a man, then 26, married in an Islamic ceremony at his home last January. On the night of the wedding, the "married" pair went to a hotel with the father's permission, Judge Deborah Sweeney said as she handed down her judgment.

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  • Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • The great Chinese investment conundrum: Is it good or bad for Australia?

    There can’t be too many people in Australia who don’t recognise that the health of the Australian economy is increasingly determined in China. Because the vast majority of “Australia’s” resource sector is actually foreign-owned, any government would have had difficulty influencing its behaviour or reining in the manic investment splurge that has contributed to the collapse in resource prices. The contrast with Norway and its very different approach to collective investment is an indictment of the short-term, short-sighted nature of policymaking in this country.

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  • Kim Jong Un impersonator hooks up with 30-40 girls at Rugby Sevens

    The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament is known for its awesome party atmosphere and no-one had more fun at this year’s event than “Jeremy” who ran riot dressed as the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. Jeremy, who did not give his full name or much other information away when interviewed by the South China Morning Post, other than he works in finance in Hong Kong and clearly likes a good time and a good gee-up....and plenty of girls.

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  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

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  • Aust and China youth tackle common issues

    Plenty of Australian graduates want to become entrepreneurs - the problem is keeping them in the country, a top business school executive says. Manager of executive programs at the University of Technology Sydney Business School, Stephen Rutter, is sick of young Aussie talent moving overseas to set up their own business or join big corporations. "We're having 8,000 graduates a year leave the university sector Australia wide, but 6,000 are leaving straight away to work for companies overseas," he said.

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  • Qld mother speaks out after horror birth

    A Queensland mother is demanding answers after doctors at Gold Coast University Hospital sent her home because they didn’t believe her water had broken. Brittany Spriggs says she nearly died after giving birth to daughter Jasmine on January 13. Ms Spriggs said staff only realised their mistake as she was giving birth.

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  • Bruce Jenner Underwent Breast Implant Surgery 'Weeks Ago'

    Bruce Jenner has reportedly already undergone major surgeries in his gender transformation. Photo: Bruce Jenner has undergone breast implant surgery in his transition into becoming a woman, according to a new report. "Bruce had silicone breast implants put in a few weeks ago," reveals the source.

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  • Parents claim college student died over McDonald's breakfast

    A fight over a McDonald's breakfast lead to the death of a college student, his parents have claimed in a law suit. Last year Gawker reported that the body of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps was found floating in a lake in the American State of South Carolina. In a statement given to local TV station WYFF4 university officials said Mr Hipps was participating in an early-morning group activity run with member of the college fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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  • Qld teen abducted by ex-partner

    A Queensland teenager has been missing for more than 24 hours after being abducted at gunpoint by her ex-partner. Relatives of Billy-Anne Huxham, 18, called police on Tuesday morning to report she had been forced into a car at a Gilbert Street home at Caboolture, north of Brisbane. Police say he assaulted Ms Huxham before abducting her.

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  • Dirty business of restaurants: Confessions of a New York waiter

    If your bill is $100 and you tip 20 per cent on a credit card, eight to 10 per cent goes to the federal government for taxes. “Some waiters, if you leave the second copy of the receipt, will change the tip numbers, and — should you notice the discrepancy on your credit card bill, which you probably wouldn’t — you won’t have proof of what you wrote in, if you don’t have a receipt,” Fred says, shaking his head.

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  • Mother kicked off plane for breastfeeding son

    FIRST ON 7: Virgin Australia has come under fire for calling federal and local police after a woman refused to stop breastfeeding her son. As the plane taxied down the runway, Virginie Rutgers started breastfeeding her crying 10-month old son. Virginie said staff refused to explain why the baby carrier was a safety hazard.

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  • The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Faces’ Revealed

    "For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men - women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men," said researcher Dr Soloman. The "ideal" faces, shown above, are said to most resemble Natalie Portman and David Gandy, though Soloman cautions that they represent the views of British citizens only.

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  • Refuelling planes mid-air could cut fuel use by 23%: study

    A system for re-fuelling passenger planes mid-air could slash the amount of kerosene needed for a long haul flight by nearly a quarter, researchers said Monday. Kerosene reserves make up about a third of the weight on long distance passenger flights at take-off so reducing them and refuelling mid-air could mean huge savings, said the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which participated in the study. "The results of our collaborative research indicate a fuel burn reduction potential on isolated aircraft level between 11 and 23 percent for a typical 6,000 nautical miles flight with a payload of 250 passengers," the researchers said.

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  • Six Expert Tips For Making The Best Pork Crackling

    It's time to get crackling for Crackle Day. Thursday, April 2, has been declared Crackle Day! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we caught up with PorkFest ambassador and award-winning chef Colin Fassnidge, who has shared with us his top six tips for making the BEST crackling at home as part of his Roast Pork Loin with Crackling and Colcannon recipe.

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  • Germanwings captain reassures passengers

    A Germanwings captain’s speech in the face of the Flight 4U9525 tragedy has been praised by passengers. Fairfax reported that captain Frank Woiton was piloting a Germanwings flight less than 24 hours after the crash in the French Alps and a passenger relayed his inspirational words on social media. Britta Englisch reportedly posted on Facebook that Woiton told the crew and passengers that although he had the same “sinking feeling” as them, he would deliver them safely to their destination.

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