• Dhoni defends cricketing future

    MS Dhoni has been forced to defend his future in the game as Indian fans took to the streets to protest his side's semi-final exit from cricket's World Cup at the hands of Australia. The 33-year-old was run out for 65 by Glenn Maxwell who picked up the ball at midwicket and produced a beautiful throw that connected despite his having just one stump to aim at. Conversely Dhoni looked disinterested in pushing for the run and didn't even bother to ground his bat.

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  • Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • This Rice Cooking Trick Cuts Calories In Half (And It Involves Coconut Oil!)

    A new study out of the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka found that cooking rice in a certain way increased its resistant starch content, lowering its calorie count and making it less likely to lead to weight gain. The cooking process could cut the calories in rice by “about 50 to 60 percent,” study author Sudhair A. James says, helping heavy rice consumers with their weight-loss efforts.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Suicide risk demands pilot scrutiny

    It is a chilling trend - pilot suicide. Airlines should consider a rule - as Malaysia Airlines has introduced after the MH370 disaster - of having a flight attendant occupy the cockpit when one pilot needs to take a break. The worst pilot suicide was the loss of EgyptAir flight 990 that killed 217 passengers and crew in 1999.

    The West Australian
  • Everyone knows of my sex offence: Lazarus

    The son of a Sydney nightclub owner says he felt his life was "completely destroyed" when news he had sexually assaulted a young woman broke. Luke Andrew Lazarus, 23, has enjoyed a privileged upbringing. "I had the world at my feet," Lazarus said.

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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
  • Kate Upton's Ego is Harming Her Career

    Photo: Kate Upton could be described as the greatest modeling success post 2011. After a video of her dancing at a basketball game went viral,she has graced the pages of some of the biggest publications in Hollywood, including Sports Illustrated, GQ and Vogue.

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  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

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  • Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

    The flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit perfectly normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board flight 4U 9525. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday.

    AFP
  • Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

    A massive asteroid, capable of wiping out an entire country, is on a near-collision route towards Earth. The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster, as it travels at a speed of more than 36,000km/h. Small meteorites pass by Earth regularly, but one of this size is an occurrence that only happens once in 5000 years.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Gina Rinehart says other countries will supply iron ore if Australia cuts back

    Gina Rinehart has rejected a suggestion from the chairman of Fortescue Metals Andrew Forrest that big mining companies should collude to cap iron ore production. Speaking in Singapore last night, Mrs Rinehart said it was impossible to control the falling iron ore price and customers would go elsewhere if Australia did not supply it at the best price. Mrs Rinehart's slapdown caps a bad week for Mr Forrest, who is being investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which has warned even the suggestion might risk civil and criminal sanctions on cartels.

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  • Mother confesses to killing her two children

    A Detroit mother has confessed to killing her two children and hiding them in a freezer in her own home. Mitchelle Blair has confessed to the brutal murder of her nine-year-old son Stephen Berry and her 13-year-old daughter Stoni Blair, reports The Detroit News. Authorities found the two dead children in Ms Blair's freezer on Tuesday, after she was evicted for not paying rent.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • People smugglers try new tactic

    At least two asylum seeker boats have been turned back to Indonesia in recent weeks as people smugglers try to depict Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as soft on border protection. Sources told The West Australian that criminal syndicates were using social media and SMS alerts to tell would-be boat people that Mr Dutton was more compassionate than his predecessor Scott Morrison. A video from Mr Dutton emphasises continuing the hard line on border protection.

    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
  • Tears of joy for WA's latest Lotto millionaire

    A Warnbro man has become an instant millionaire after claiming a first division Lotto prize - that he won three months ago. The winning ticket was purchased from Waikiki Village Newsagency for a Saturday Lotto draw held on January 17. The man said he was unaware of his million-dollar win because he was busy working and hadn't checked his ticket.

    The West Australian
  • Wild goal celebration leads to bizarre equaliser

    Look, World of Sport is going to level with you on this one. Because what we have is a stunning free kick, and a wonderful bit of OTT celebration from the team who scored - a celebration which, unwisely, ends with them heading back into their own half to applaud their supporters. For it allowed their opponents to restart, and score what must go down in history as perhaps the quickest equaliser of all time.

    7Sport
  • AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

    The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. It can turn up as calamari at fine dining restaurants, as imitation crab in a California sushi roll or as packages of frozen snapper relabeled with store brands that land on our dinner tables.

    Associated Press
  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

    Reuters
  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule'

    Germany's aviation association BDL announced plans Thursday to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The new policy would require two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The second person could be a flight attendant if the pilot or co-pilot has to exit the cockpit in flight.

    AFP
  • Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

    Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her. Snippets of the conversations recorded by V. Stiviano were played Wednesday as a lawyer for Sterling's wife explained why the former girlfriend should return more than $3.6 million the billionaire gave her in gifts that included a duplex, Ferrari, jewelry and designer clothes. Stiviano manipulated and deceived the 80-year-old to give away community property that belongs to Shelly Sterling, his wife of nearly 60 years, attorney Pierce O'Donnell said in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    Associated Press