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Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executed

Bali Nine duo describes execution

How the convicted drug smugglers described with their own words what would happen to them on their last night.

  • Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

    Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. "Bali Nine" drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan could face the firing squad within days, along with others from Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and an Indonesian prisoner. The Indonesian attorney-general's office said the executions would take place this week but did not confirm a date.

    AFP
  • Mysterious clouds form 'god-like' figure over volcano

    Ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano has heaped more misery on air passengers across South America, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week's two powerful eruptions. A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, Calbuco sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash and lava Wednesday and Thursday, forcing 6,500 people living nearby to evacuate and blanketed southern Chile in suffocating volcanic debris.

    AFP
  • Worker cooked to death in industrial oven

    Two managers could face jail sentences after a worker was cooked alive in an industrial tuna oven. Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors today with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna two years ago. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn on October 11, 2012, when a co-worker, who mistakenly believed Melena was in the bathroom, filled the pressure cooker with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and it was turned on.

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  • Spice Girls Boycott Geri Halliwell's Wedding

    Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner are set to tie the knot in the next few weeks in West London. Geri Halliwell may be marrying the man of her dreams in the next few weeks, but it looks like all her former Spice Girls bandmates won't be there to join the celebrations. Sources have confirmed that Mel C. will be busy working on Asia's Got Talent, while Victoria Beckham will be overseas with work commitments.

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  • Hemsworth 'spent months' becoming Thor

    Chris Hemsworth spent "four or five months" preparing to become Thor. The 31-year-old hunk, who stars as the comic book hero in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', has revealed the lengths he goes to in order to fulfil the iconic role. Chris - who's reunited with the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo for the new movie - explained: "[Preparing] is a good four or five months of all the boring activities, lifting weights and eating lots and lots of protein.

    The West Australian
  • Autistic boy, mum given new bridging visa

    A 10-year-old autistic boy and his nurse mother have been granted a new bridging visa as the federal government considers their deportation to the Philippines. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton indicated on Tuesday morning that he might be willing to let Tyrone Sevilla and his mother Maria stay in Australia before the pair were granted a three-month visa. Tyrone, who lives in Townsville with his mother and only speaks English, handed a petition bearing 120,000 signatures in to Mr Dutton's north Brisbane electorate office on Monday.

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  • Man builds shelter for homeless woman

    After striking up a friendship with a homeless woman named Smokie, Elvis Summers decided to build a small portable shelter for the 60-year-old woman who had been sleeping out in the dirt. Mr Summers told the Good News Network that he decided to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the materials and hardware to make Smokie a new shelter. Thanks to his building efforts, which took place over five days, Smokie has a place to call home for the first time in ten years.

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  • Death penalty in the US by the numbers

    The US Supreme Court is due to rule on a drug cocktail used in some lethal injections to kill death row convicts, amid growing pressure to abolish capital punishment. Here are facts on the current state of the death penalty and lethal injection in the United States. A total of 18 US states and the US capital Washington have abolished the death penalty, including six since 2007: Alaska (1957), Connecticut (2012), Hawaii (1957), Illinois (2011), Iowa (1965), Maine (1887), Maryland (2013), Massachusetts (1984), Michigan (1846), Minnesota (1911), New Jersey (2007), New Mexico (2009), New York (2007), North Dakota (1973), Rhode Island (1984), Vermont (1964), West Virginia (1965), Wisconsin (1853) and the District of Columbia, home to the capital Washington (1981).

    AFP
  • Bayley housemate stopped rape with axe

    Adrian Ernest Bayley's former housemate once swung an axe at the notorious rapist and murderer to rescue a girl Bayley was raping. The man, identified as Barry, told Network Ten he had no idea Bayley was on parole for five rapes when Bayley answered an online advertisement and moved into his house. Barry says Bayley made a good first impression “being the average Joe Blow” and described his housemate as “professional, clean, tidy”.

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  • Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley dies suddenly at 46

    Reports suggest that Hawley, 46, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in New York. Angus's brother Phillip released the following statement last night on behalf of the Hawley family. "We confirm that Angus Hawley has suddenly and very unexpectedly died of a suspected heart attack whilst in New York attending a conference.

    New Idea
  • IS doctor a 'sexually manipulative fraud': Reports

    The Australian doctor hailed as the face of Islamic State’s health service has been described as a “fraud” and a “creep” who slept with his patients, according to reports. Tareq Kamleh, 23, featured in the terror group's latest propaganda video urging medical professionals to join IS and help launch a healthcare service in Syria. Kamleh, who called himself Abu Yusuf in the video, said he had travelled from Australia to offer his services as part of his ‘jihad for islam’.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Shock moment monkey attacks man for giving middle finger

    The moral of this story is, much like smiling at a proverbial crocodile, you should never give the middle finger to a monkey. CCTV footage has captured the moment a young man underestimated a staunch little Simian monkey's ability to read hand gestures.

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  • The best and worst fonts to use on your résumé

    A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which typefaces make a curriculum vitae look classiest, which should never, ever been seen by an employer, and whether emojis are fair game.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • At just over $60, this fake Apple Watch offers features the real one lacks

    In Shenzhen's famous Huaqiangbei electronics shopping district, you won't need to stand in any lines or make an appointment for these smartwatches. At 299 yuan—that's just over $60—you can pick up a smartwatch that looks quite similar to Apple's own creation, complete with replica Digital Crown and touch screen. What this no-name watch provides that Apple doesn't is phone calls right from the watch—without the need to connect to your smartphone—through a built-in microphone and surprisingly clear speaker.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

    It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned by Presley, will remain permanently at the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and career of the late singer. The larger plane, a Convair 880 named after Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, is like a customized flying limousine, complete with a large bed, a stereo system, conference room and gold-plated bathroom fixtures.

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  • Emirates’ A380 heads to Perth

    Stephen Scourfield admires a special plane about to touch down in Perth for the first time. The first Emirates A380 is due to land at Perth Airport on Friday, in a significant moment for WA travellers. Each airline designs and configures the interior of its planes differently and the Emirates A380s’ upper deck has 14 first-class private suites and 76 business-class mini-pods, in a staggered formation for privacy.

    The West Australian
  • US sailor jumps from 10th floor

    A 22-year-old sailor from USS Carl Vinson jumped from the 10th storey of a Perth hotel after a row early this morning. The man was with a woman, also from the US aircraft carrier, at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on Mill Street about 1.15am. A WA police spokeswoman said it was believed the man and woman were involved allegedly in an altercation early this morning which led the man to jump from a balcony into a hotel pool.

    The West Australian
  • John Stamos 'Calls Bulls**t' on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 'Full House' Shock

    John Stamos doesn't believe that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen didn't know about the Full House spin-off. It looks like Uncle Jesse is disappointed by Michelle Tanner's recent comments about a Full House reboot. John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the '90s TV show, announced last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show was coming back with a spin-off, titled Fuller House.

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  • 40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

    Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. From a shattered society plagued by poverty and food shortages, to a middle-income country and World Trade Organization member, Vietnam's authoritarian socialist regime has overseen huge change since Saigon fell to communist troops four decades ago. On Thursday, Communist Party rulers will gather for a military parade in Ho Chi Minh City -- formerly Saigon -- to commemorate the day their tanks rolled into city, prompting the surrender of the US-backed South and reunification of the country.

    AFP
  • 'I wanted to see what it was like to take a life', teen confesses

    The Contra Costa Times reported that William Schultz, 18, said he killed the boy while he slept because he wanted to know what it felt like to murder someone before the world ended. The Times interviewed Schultz in jail.

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