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  • Man admits winning lotto, but says he didn't rip off his mates' millions

    The man accused of reneging on a deal with workmates and taking lottery winnings for himself has admitted he did in fact win the jackpot, according to reports. Gary Baron, 49, raised suspicions with his workmates at Toll in Geelong, when he abruptly retired shortly after a $50 million Powerball jackpot was shared between three winners in October. Fairfax Media now reports that Baron admitted to winning the lottery after he was confronted by angry ex-workmates and syndicate members on Sunday.

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  • Russia's 'Human Barbie' says parents raised her to be a princess

    Angelica Kenova not only looks like a human Barbie but she’s treated like one too. The 26-year-old Russian beauty lives with her parents and has never had a boyfriend. Kenova, known as ‘the Human Barbie’ has been dressed up as the iconic doll since she was born, and is only allowed on dates if her mum, Natalia, comes with her.

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  • Garfunkel didn't like Simon at all

    Art Garfunkel has stunned fans by revealing he only became friends with longtime partner Paul Simon, because he felt sorry for him. In one of his most candid interviews, the Bright Eyes singer tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph he initially quit Simon & Garfunkel and turned his back on showbusiness to become a teacher because he could no longer work with his sidekick Simon.

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  • Aussie mum, 52, proudly breastfeeds six-year-old daughter

    A Byron Bay mum who proudly breastfeeds her six-year-old daughter says she would feed her in the playground if she asked for it. Maha Al Musa, 52, told Woman's Day she regularly breastfed her daughter Aminah and hasn’t immunized her because she believed in the power of breastmilk. Ms Al Musa was pictured in the publication cradling her daughter as she was being breastfed in a park with her school uniform on.

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  • History backs China's firm stand on islands

    There has been a lot of discussion recently about the South China Sea issue, with a great interest in China's role in that area and its implications. It is China's long-standing position that it has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and their adjacent waters. The Chinese were the first to discover and develop the islands.

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  • Married At First Sight shock: ‘Michael’s a heartbreaker!’

    Michael's ex warns his new wife Roni there's a very different side to the Married At First Sight groom than meets the eye in this week's New Idea, on sale now. Melbourne woman ‘Sasha’ reveals that she had a brief but intense romance with Michael late last year, describing their meeting as a ‘dream come true’. Sasha – who has asked not to be identified – reveals that Michael, 31, told her he saw a future with her, describing their relationship as a ‘fairytale’ and she thought he was 'The One'.

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  • Mobile speed camera blockers could face fines

    Anyone parking directly behind a mobile speed camera to stop it catching speeding drivers could find themselves facing big fines. Roads Minister Duncan Gay says he has had enough and is close to making such behaviour an offence. "These guys are not local heroes...they are just local idiots,” Mr Gay said.

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  • Car kills beloved pet dog, Jazz

    A seven-month-old dog was killed after she and her owner were run over in front of their Beaconsfield home.Henry Macdonagh was on his way home from his morning walk early on Saturday with Jazz, his Maltese shih tzu, when he made eye contact with a driver

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  • Mercedes to hold factory inquest after Monaco gaffe

    Formula One champions Mercedes will be in full gremlin-hunting mode when they regroup at their factory on Tuesday after committing one of the sport's biggest strategic blunders at the Monaco Grand Prix. Although they won Sunday's showcase race for the third year in a row with Germany's Nico Rosberg, the headlines were all about how the dominant team blew a surefire victory for Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton had the race under control until the safety car was deployed some 14 laps from the end and the Briton was called in for a needless pitstop while rivals stayed out.

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  • Break-up blow up for X Factor host

    As rumours continue to swirl that Luke Jacobz will not return for the new season of The X Factor, it appears he has suffered a blow to his personal life, too. The TV personality, who has hosted the Seven talent search for several years, has reportedly ended his relationship with girlfriend of two years, Katie Hansen. While a new-look panel of judges was recently announced for this year’s X Factor, including Guy Sebastian and James Blunt, it is still unknown who will fill the coveted hosting role on the latest series.

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  • Africa's economy to strengthen in 2015 despite Ebola, oil price

    Africa's overall economy should advance in 2015, expanding by 4.5 percent, showing resilience despite weak commodity prices and the devastating Ebola epidemic, an annual report published Monday said. "Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to strengthen to 4.5 percent in 2015 and 5.0 percent in 2016 after subdued expansion in 2013 (of 3.5 percent) and 2014 (3.9 percent)," said the report, co-authored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the African Development Bank and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The continent has so far been "relatively resilient to the sharp fall in international commodity prices," said the report, such as crude prices which dropped more than 50 percent between June and January.

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  • Gunman was rejected by bikie gang

    Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis was in a downward spiral leading up to last year's siege, losing key court battles and likely facing a long jail term for many sexual assaults, an inquest was told yesterday. The inquest into the deaths of cafe manager Tori Johnson, lawyer Katrina Dawson and Monis yesterday was given detailed evidence about "the perpetrator of the atrocities". NSW Coroner Michael Barnes said it was necessary to identify how Monis "was diverted down such a destructive pathway" until December, when he held 18 people at gunpoint for 17 hours in a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place.

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  • Virginia Hey: Still sexy at 62!

    Virginia Hey was one of Australia’s original supermodels and she's still as stunning as ever. Photo: New IdeaWith her glamazon body, long legs and sky-high cheekbones, it’s easy to see why Aussie actress Virginia Hey caught the eye of director George

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  • Driver lucky to be alive after hitting kangaroo

    A driver is lucky to be live after a kangaroo smashed through her car windscreen north of Melbourne, leaving her in hospital with serious injuries. Denise Gathercole's face took the full impact of the huge animal when it smashed through her windscreen. Ms Gathercole's partner George was not injured and managed to call Triple 0.

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  • Workmates lay claim to Powerball windfall

    Ask any lottery winner and they will tell you it is easy to lose friends after they find out about your multi-million dollar windfall. One Victorian man, who is only suspected of winning the lottery, appears to have proven this in grand form. The workers suspect their syndicate might be among the rightful winners of a $50 million Powerball jackpot which was shared between three newly minted millionaires in October last year.

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  • 'You don't belong here': Family receives racist letter

    Police are investigating after an African-American family in the United States was sent an anonymous letter telling them they “don’t belong” in the predominately white town where they live. The Copes family, from Lindenhurst in New York, received a note in the mail on Thursday encouraging them to move away, WPIX reports. “Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as you can.

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  • Norway's sex-ed teaches kids how to French kiss and give a hickey

    Norway’s state-funded sexual education program has been criticised for getting straight to the point. The program ran as part of TV series Newton on NRK TV and covers a lot of things many of us would never have learnt about in sex-ed class. Norwegian TV personality Line Jansrud hosts the show, demonstrating how to French kiss on a tomato, how to give a hickey by using a vacuum on her neck and reminding viewers of the age of consent.

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  • Australia to introduce counter-terrorism citizenship changes

    Australia is set to introduce new counter-terrorism laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, with the package expected to include stripping dual nationals who are linked to terrorism of their citizenship. There has also been speculation that the plan to amend citizenship laws, which was disclosed in February, could affect second-generation Australians who carry only one passport. "It's long been the case that if you have served with the armed forces of a country at war with Australia, you automatically lose your citizenship," Abbott told reporters.

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  • Perth Wildcat tamed by stunning bride

    At more than 2m tall, Tom Jervis is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. With McNeill keeping much of the plans a secret from her beau, Jervis toldAAA Weekend many details of the day took him by surprise — the ultimate being the moment he first caught a glimpse of his bride in her custom Steven Khalil wedding gown. “Seeing Jazze for the first time in her dress just blew me away,” Jervis, 28, laughed.

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  • Toddler's Tantrum Leaves President Obama Speechless

    A little girl wasn't pleased to meet President Barack Obama. A toddler visiting the White House in April for Passover dinner had a fit and threw herself down on the Red Room's carpet – right at Obama's feet. The Commander-in-Chief handled it like a pro, gamely mugging for the camera as young Claudia Moser, daughter of journalist Laura Moser, wailed in front of him.

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