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  • RBA warns on heightened level of property investment risk

    The RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe says recent measures from banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) were having a "positive, albeit modest, effect". "In the past couple of weeks you've seen a number of banks say they're requiring larger deposits for investor loans, they're offering smaller discounts on interest rates and smaller rebates, they're requiring higher serviceability levels," Dr Lowe said at yesterday's Thomson Reuters regulatory summit in Sydney. How far can you push the tighter regulation of the banking system without causing the same volume of loans to be made but just through a different financial intermediary," Dr Lowe said.

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  • Indian boy, 5, beheaded in suspected child sacrifice

    A suspected occultist beheaded a five-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday. The father of the decapitated youngster said his son, Sanatan Bag, had been enticed into the home of Nanu Mirdha who then butchered him as an offering to the Hindu goddess of power, Kali, in front of a makeshift temple. "Sanatan was lured with chocolates by the sorcerer Nanu Mirdha to a temple where he sacrificed him by beheading him in front of the altar," Sajan Bag told local television channels in the state of Assam.

  • Guy Sebastian opens up about that interview with Jules

    Guy and Jules Sebastian left everyone scratching their heads last week over a bizarre interview on her online chat show, Tea With Jules. The interview, which was filmed ahead of the 33-year-old's Eurovision performance, swiftly turned awkward as Jules asked questions about Australian Idol, his 'fro, and his weight before he stormed off set and to call his wife a cow.

    New Idea
  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

  • Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win

    Britain's Amir Khan took a unanimous decision victory over American Chris Algieri in a welterweight matchup, then called out unbeaten Floyd Mayweather for a world title showdown. Khan improved to 31-3 with his fifth victory in a row, which came by judges' scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113. Algieri fell to 20-2 with his second defeat in a row, the other coming last November at Macau at the hands of Filipino star Manny Pacquiao -- who lost to treble world champion Mayweather in boxing's richest-ever megafight earlier this month.

  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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  • Sexiest Celebrity Selfies (15 photos)

    If you've got it, flaunt it. At least that's the rule these stars' Instagram snaps seem to suggest.

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  • China deployed artillery in S.China Sea: US officials

    China recently deployed two artillery pieces on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea, an unprecedented move that suggests Beijing is trying to extend its military reach in the contested waters, US officials said Friday. The heavy weapons, since removed, posed no security threat but their positioning -- within range of territory claimed by Vietnam -- underscored Washington's concerns that China is pursuing a massive island-building project for military purposes, officials said. It is the first time that China has been accused of deploying artillery or other weaponry on their manmade islands in the area.

  • Canberra woman wins $50 million in Powerball lottery

    A Canberra woman is now $50 million richer after scooping the entire division one prize in Powerball overnight. "Oh my god! My heart is beating so fast! I can't believe it!" the overwhelmed woman exclaimed to the NSW Lotteries official who called her.

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  • Why do women cheat? Ashley Madison CEO tells all

    In this Q&A, we got Noel Biderman, founder and CEO of the marital-affair site Ashley Madison, to tell all, from why women cheat to how affairs can actually HELP a marriage and why he thinks he'll do well in China. Why do women cheat?

  • Tunisia arrests second Morocco suspect in Bardo attack

    Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis, detaining him at the border with Libya, the interior ministry said Thursday. Noureddine al-Naibi was arrested on Sunday at the Ras Jedir border post on suspicion of indirect involvement in the attack, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told AFP. Around 50 people have been detained in Tunisia as part of an investigation into the attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • Teen calls dad for advice moments before she drowns

    The father of a Texas homecoming queen who died in a flood on her way home from prom has revealed she called him for advice moments before she drowned. Alyssa Ramirez, 18, drowned when her car was swept away in a flash flood at the weekend. “She wakes me up and I say, 'Honey, what's going on?" Mr Ramirez said.

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  • Natalie Imbruglia dishes on some of her most famous 'flings'

    Natalie Imbruglia has finally set the record straight on some of her rumoured high-profile hook-ups with the likes of Robbie Williams, Prince Harry and Harry Styles. In the new issue of Red magazine, the 40-year-old Aussie beauty admits to 'doing lots of crazy stuff' after her 2008 divorce from husband Daniel Johns, however she reveals that some of the most famous 'flings' never actually happened. Gwyneth Paltrow's ex, Chris Martin: “We are mates and I haven’t seen him in ages,” she said - which for the record is not a no...

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  • Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese cracked after a century

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman Regis Nyffeler, adding that bits of hay fell into it and then eventually caused the holes.

  • Toddler's hilarious reaction to being told parents are having another boy

    A toddler has been filmed throwing a tantrum after finding out her parents are expecting a baby boy and not a little girl as she had hoped.The video was posted to Instagram by Christine Grasso with the caption: “And you thought your Tuesday was bad...

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  • Vic lottery syndicate accused speaks out

    Gary Baron broke his silence on Thursday after 14 Geelong transport workers, his former colleagues, took the case to the Victorian Supreme Court. The syndicate games, 10 tickets totalling $520.35, were bought online on a separate day, Mr Baron says. "I have never cheated my workmates and I am disappointed that the matter has become so public and that my name, family and home have become so widely publicised," Mr Baron said in a statement.

  • Teen quits shaving, challenges 'gender taboo'

    A UK university student has publicly challenged taboos on gender and body hair. Liverpool’s Yasmin Gasimova’s hairy and she knows it. Ms Gasimova said she didn’t remember a time when she didn’t have body hair.

  • Former courier breaks his silence

    The former Geelong courier accused of ripping off fellow colleagues in a powerball syndicate has insisted he bought the winning $16 million ticket with his own money.

  • Rafa Nadal's new $775,000 watch

    As tennis star Rafa Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the start of the French Open, he had a new good luck charm around his wrist: an $775,000 watch made from a space-age quartz material and built to withstand 5,000 Gs of g-force. Richard Mille, the favorite cult watch of the super rich, announced over the weekend that it's launching a new watch for Nadal called the RM 27-02. Mille has been a sponsor of Nadal's for five years, and Nadal wears Mille watches-known for their super light weight and advanced materials-in all of his matches.

  • Battle over ownership of giant emerald may be over

    The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson tentatively ruled on Thursday that FM Holdings Inc. had established clear title to the Brazilian gem, which has been appraised at $372 million. Unless other parties object, the ruling will become final, then a judgment will be submitted and Johnson will sign off on it, said Andrew J. Spielberger, an attorney for FM Holdings.

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  • Close calls: Terrifying plane landings

    Thankfully, no sunbathers were injured in the filming of this crash — but to say the pilot stuck the landing on this approach might be an understatement. This Sky Team plane crawls along the runway at a glacial pace while a descending plane aborts its landing at the last minute after spotting it on the runway.

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