• No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

    The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple. Iowa is home to roughly 50 million hens that lay nearly one in every five eggs consumed in the country. The highly contagious H5N2 virus has not yet been detected in Iowa chicken barns, but it was confirmed Tuesday on a turkey farm in northwest Iowa — marking the first occurrence in the state of the virus, which has forced farmers to kill more than 2.4 million turkeys and chickens in several Midwestern states since March.

    Associated Press
  • Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Two men were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at Anzac Day commemorations honouring soldiers who fought and died for Australia -- the country's most important national event. Seven search warrants were executed in the country's second largest city by a joint counter-terrorism team of 200 officers, two months after Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the threat from home-grown extremists was worsening. "It is alleged both men were undertaking preparations for planning terrorist acts in Melbourne, which included targeting police officers," Victoria state and federal police said in a joint statement.

    AFP
  • 1173 Key Support in Focus as Gold Preserves Monthly Opening Range

    Gold prices are softer for a second consecutive week with the precious metal off nearly 0.27% to trade at $1204 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The March US Consumer Price Index (CPI) released on Friday was mixed with the headline year-on-year print showing a contraction of 0.1% while the core rate increased from 1.7& to 1.8% y/y.

    DailyFX
  • Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Black and Transgender Women Everywhere

    Laverne Cox in all her glory. Every year, Allure asks female celebrities to take it all off. Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kaley Cuoco, and 20 others have posed in the buck for the beauty magazine, but now, the 2015 cast is breaking from the mould with its inclusion of Laverne Cox, the first transgender woman to go naked for the mag.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • South Africa attacks on foreigners spark anger abroad

    Countries neighbouring South Africa on Friday prepared to evacuate their citizens from South Africa as the UN raised the alarm over deadly xenophobic attacks which have displaced thousands. The anti-foreigner violence, which erupted in the eastern port city of Durban, has left at least six people dead and spread to the economic hub, Johannesburg. "In South Africa, xenophobic attacks over the last three weeks have... displaced over 5,000 foreign nationals," the UN refugee agency said, adding it was "extremely concerned".

    AFP
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Associated Press
  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings.

    Associated Press
  • Watch David Beckham's Hilarious Videobomb Of Son Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Beckham has been upstaged by dad David. David Beckham has managed to embarrass his 16-year-old son Brooklyn once more. Of course, the last time was when Becks accompanied Brooklyn and a young lady on the teen's first date.

    New Idea
  • 'Pissed as f***': Driver bragged about being drunk hours before deadly crash

    Joseph Kirpichnikov, 22, was allegedly speeding when the car spun out of control, hit a ditch and flipped along Brunt Road in Beaconsfield, killing passenger Michael Berwick. "I just heard a roar, like a car that had just accelerated," a witness told Seven News reporter Christie Cooper. Driver Joseph Kirpichnikov (pictured right) bragged about being drunk just an hour before a deadly crash that killed his friend, Michael Berwick (left).

    7News
  • Victim of anti-Islamic attack thanks woman who stood up for him

    Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son were catching the train to Sydney Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when a woman sitting opposite them started to abuse them. Fellow passenger Stacey Eden stood up for the family and pulled out her camera phone to capture the woman's racist attack. The video which was taken at 1.40pm on the Town Hall to Sydney Airport service, has since gone viral.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic, who ended Nadal's reign on the principality's claycourts in the 2013 final, will meet Czech Tomas Berdych after the sixth seed beat local favourite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 in the other semi-final. Saturday's match was a serious reality check for the third-seeded Nadal, who is hoping to clinch his 10th Roland Garros title.

    Reuters
  • Target removes Anzac products

    Target has been forced to take beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac off its shelves. The retail giant was selling the merchandise on behalf of non-profit group Camp Gallipoli, which is holding family sleepover events in capital cities to teach children about Anzac history. Target has removed beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac from sale.

    AAP
  • China's incredible shrinking factory

    Today, the Taiwanese light manufacturer has winnowed its workforce to just 200 and leased most of its space to other companies: lamp workshops, a mobile phone maker, a logistics group, a liquor brand. "It used to be as long as you had more orders, you could get everything you needed to expand your factory, and you could expand," says Johnny Tsai, Pascal's general manager. The Chinese factory – an institution that was once so large, it was measured in football fields – is shrinking.

    Reuters
  • Qantas reinstates Singapore route

    Perth will become an international destination again for Qantas with the airline set to reinstate its Perth-to-Singapore flights from June. Qantas decided to shelve the route last year, meaning it would no longer use Perth as an international hub. WA tourism minister Kim Hames welcomed the announcement, saying it offered more choice for travellers and could only be seen as positive for the local economy.

    The West Australian
  • Gabi Grecko charged with offensive behaviour after nude photo shoot in Melbourne CBD

    The controversial model (and rumoured wife of Geoffrey Edelstein) has been charged with wilful and indecent exposure after taking a nude stroll down Swanston Street in Melbourne on December 18 last year. The video footage shows the US-born 25-year-old strolling down Swanston Street in Melbourne wearing a green wig, a veil and high heels. Grecko initially rides up an down an escalator before taking to the streets.

    New Idea
  • Airline flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen

    A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen. The Chicago Fire Department was called to evaluate the man. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said in a statement that the man was not injured.

    Associated Press
  • Ski accident leaves woman with extraordinary artistic talents

    A woman who suffered a brain trauma during a freak skiing accident claims she suddenly developed some extraordinary artistic abilities.The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, hit her head in a fall while skiing with her family during her senior year

    Yahoo7 News
  • ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suspended following verbal tirade

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after security footage surfaced of her berating a parking garage attendant. A clearly agitated McHenry was in no mood to have her car towed, but her horrible behaviour was certainly out of line. In the video, the attendant warns McHenry that she was being recorded at the time, however the reporter continued to berate her.

    7Sport
  • Antonio Banderas 'still loves' ex-wife Melanie Griffith

    The pair were married for 19 years before Melanie filed for divorce in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. To help move on with his life following the split, Antonio is planning on moving to London to study fashion at St Martin's University.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

    Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 34-year-old reckoned she had savoured her emergency return, as she brought back memories of her teenage pomp in a thrilling 48-minute first set before capitulating 6-4 6-0 to world number nine Radwanska after 76 enjoyable minutes.

    Reuters