• The place where all Australians are moving to

    The Sunshine State appears to be losing its shine, as its population growth slowed to its lowest rate in 15 years. Normally a popular destination to settle, Queensland is no longer the top spot for interstate migrants. According to the Australian Bureau of Statitics (ABS), Victoria recorded the biggest influx of Aussies moving interstate.

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  • Co-pilot hid sick note for crash day

    Searches of Andreas Lubitz's homes had netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including “torn-up and current sick leave notices, among them one covering the day of the crash”, they said totay. Officers had on Thursday combed through a flat Andreas Lubitz kept in Duesseldorf as well as the house where he lived with his parents in the small western town of Montabaur. At a press conference last night, French prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Lubitz 28, was alone in the cockpit and had locked out the pilot.

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  • Million Dollar Minute awards the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history

    Andrew Skarbek made Australian television history this afternoon by winning an eye-popping $1,016,000 on Channel 7’s hit quiz show Million Dollar Minute. The nail-biting final question that determined Andrew’s life changing cash windfall was: “The Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne in which year?”. $1,016,000 is the biggest cash prize ever awarded in the history of Australian television.

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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

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  • Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

    Europe resumed its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry. Galileo's seventh and eighth satellites blasted off from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 2146 GMT (6:46 pm local time), to join four orbiters already in the constellation. A live broadcast on the European Space Agency (ESA) website showed the pair taken aloft aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket -- the same type that malfunctioned last August.

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  • Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

    Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten. The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing, saying there was insufficient evidence to convict either of them.

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  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

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  • China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

    President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation's new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is on his first state visit to Beijing since taking office in January and is working to renegotiate more than $5.3 billion-worth of Chinese deals signed by his predecessor.

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  • Baddeley's crazy birdie at Texas Open

    It's been dubbed the craziest birdie in golf history but Aaron Baddeley isn't complaining. Baddeley is outright second in the Texas Open, behind Charley Hoffman, and the talk of the golf world thanks to his bizarre mix of dreadful and sublime on the par-4 17th hole at TPC San Antonio. After checking it out, Baddeley took an unplayable lie penalty and went back to the tee.

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  • Zayn Malik has 'misled' people around him

    People around Zayn Malik feel "misled". On Wednesday (25.03.15), the 22-year-old singer announced he was quitting One Direction for good, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", but was spotted heading into a recording studio yesterday, leading people around the star to feel confused about his real reasons for leaving the band. Since quitting the group, Zayn has given an extensive interview to The Sun newspaper, prompting speculation he may have had other reasons for leaving the band than those he's suggested.

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  • Lion attack mars African safari

    Former Mt Lawley Senior High School student Brendan Smith used his Facebook page to show the wounds to his legs and said the lion jumped through a car window and mauled him just 36 hours after he arrived in the country. Posting the message from his hospital bed, Mr Smith appeared upbeat despite his injuries, pointing out he had become a local attraction because of the attack. "Pretty full on but I am alive, with insurance coming to the party and an influx of curious Africans wanting to see the lion man," he wrote on Facebook.

    The West Australian
  • Embattled Renault threatens to quit F1

    Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descending into mud-slinging. Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul said it was weighing up several options, including buying a team and walking away, a move which could have severe repercussions. Renault is one of only four engine suppliers in F1, and Red Bull warned it could also be forced out of the sport if the French manufacturer leaves.

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  • Internet imposter catches John Howard off-guard

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was uncharacteristically caught unprepared on Thursday when he came face to face with a long-time Facebook friend. Fairfax reports the ex-PM was attending a leadership conference in Canberra when he was approach by the executive officer of the Steps Group Australia, Stuart Coward. The only problem - Mr Howard does not have a Facebook page and never has.

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  • Close croc call for Kimberley snapper

    Jeremy Rooke is used to stalking some of the Kimberley's biggest and most deadly crocodiles, but last weekend he had a taste of his own medicine. Known as the Kimberley croc stalker, the Wyndham resident spends most of his spare time lurking at local waterways, photographing the ancient reptiles from afar. "On Saturday, I went to film crocs as usual," Mr Rooke said.

    The West Australian
  • Blood-red fluid causes bus nightmare

    A packed bus ride through Vancouver turned into a nightmare for passengers, who noticed what appeared to be blood pouring down from the roof to the floor. "We got s--- leaking back here!" Mr Banicevic said as he filmed the red liquid gushing down on the 99 B-line bus on March 19. Passengers can be heard shouting at the bus driver to stop the bus and open the doors, as they move away from the red liquid dripping down the walls and pooling on the floor.

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  • We want to finish Taj: Oswals

    Pankaj and Radhika Oswal say they hope to return to Perth and finish their Indian palace-style home in Peppermint Grove. A day after the Shire of Peppermint Grove pushed ahead with plans to demolish the building known as Taj-on-Swan, Mrs Oswal's lawyer Rebekah Giles said she would resist the move. The Oswals have lived overseas since the high-profile collapse of Mr Oswal's ammonia empire in 2010.

    The West Australian
  • Miners meet nose that knows

    A cold wind whipped at the Leonora aerodrome tarmac on Tuesday as 80 passengers disembarked the small Fokker 70 aircraft, rubbing their shoulders and yawning apathetically. The boredom on most of their faces morphed quickly into curiosity as they were lined up on the runway, with four car-loads of uniformed police and detectives in attendance with a drug detection dog in tow. The plane arrived 20 minutes early and police were still scrambling through the airport gates when the passengers started peeking out of the small cabin doors and surveying the cooler-than-expected autumn morning.

    The West Australian
  • Russia offers job to sacked Jeremy Clarkson

    Axed Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been offered a job by Russia's army TV channel to host a motoring show. Russia's official military station of the Russian armed forces, Zvezda, has apparently invited the ousted BBC star to Russia to discuss the proposal. "Dear Jeremy, the Russian Armed Forces Broadcasting company Zvezda expresses deep honour to you and kindly asks for your cooperation," the channel said in an email it had sent to Clarkson, published on its website.

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  • Mystery of Wheatbelt elephant revealed

    A colourful life-size elephant travelling through the Wheatbelt has captured the attention of social media over the past two weeks and The West Australian is able to reveal the mystery behind the #ElephantInTheWheatbelt. RAC will today launch a road-safety campaign with the patchwork elephant that aims to reduce the number of deaths on WA roads. The elephant – 3m high by 4m long and made with parts taken from several cars involved in crashes – has visited Narrogin, Merredin and Northam as a way of raising awareness about the importance of road safety.

    The West Australian
  • Ambrose: Why I walked from V8s

    It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid. Marcos Ambrose, once the undisputed king of the category, was leaving the sport just two races into his long-awaited return. With the support of one of the world's racing titans, Roger Penske, and legendary touring car driver Dick Johnson, Ambrose occupied a privileged position.

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