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Robbers pick the wrong pub

A robbery did not go as expected, when a group of men decided to rob the pub where 50 bikies were holding a meeting.

  • Court orders lottery to reveal details of disputed winner

    A court has ordered the company behind the Powerball lottery to reveal the details of a winner, who is accused of making off with millions that should have gone to his mates. Fourteen former workmates of 49-year-old Gary Baron have accused him of ripping them off to the tune of about $1 million each after taking a $16.7 Powerball win for himself. Baron has admitting winning the lottery but said he did so with a separate ticket, and not the one purchased on behalf of himself and a group of workmates.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • This Is What It Would Look Like If Men Had Periods

    The world would look very different if men menstruated: think less shame, lots of posting about it to social media and NASA designing a next level, technologically advanced tampon, according UK charity WaterAid. To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day the organisation surveyed 2,000 people to ask them what would be different if blokes got their period. 30 per cent of respondents said sports commentators would openly chat about how menstrual cycles might affect athletic performance and one in ten believed that trainers would try to coordinate their players' menstrual cycles.

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  • Norway's sovereign wealth fund told to sell coal assets

    Norway's state pension fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, will have to sell its stakes in companies with a significant exposure to the global coal sector, a parliamentary committee said. The fund -- which is valued at 835 billion euros ($885 billion) and fuelled by Norway's state oil revenues -- will be required to divest its holdings in companies that generate more than 30 percent of their output or revenues from coal, according to a proposal unanimously agreed by the finance committee. "Investing in coal companies poses both a climate risk and a future economic risk," said finance committee deputy Svein Flatten.

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  • Zara Phillips 'to inherit a share of her aunt's estate'

    Britain's Zara Phillips has reportedly been named in the will of her aunt Sarah Staples. The 34-year-old royal, who has a 17-month-old daughter Mia with her husband Mike Tindall, stands to inherit a share of the £722,000 estate following Sarah's sudden death in December at the age of 63, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Sarah did not have any children of her own and was the only sister of Zara's father, Captain Mark Phillips.

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  • Dying mother's final wish for daughter

    Athena Krueger’s dying wish was to celebrate her daughter's first birthday. The 33-year-old, from Minnesota, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time she fell pregnant. Athena and Ben with Amari shortly after she was born.

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  • Syndicate of 10 strangers win Oz Lotto's $30m prize

    The man who picked the winning numbers in last night’s 30 million Lotto draw won’t win a cent. The West Australian Lotto kiosk manager said he chose the numbers because he noticed they hadn’t come up for a while – but then sold the ticket to a syndicate of 10 strangers. The first two syndicate members - a southern suburb's couple and a woman from Belmont - today came forward to claim their share of the prize.

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  • Tax clampdown on landlords

    Three million landlords face tougher scrutiny from the Australian Tax Office, thanks in part to a property owner who had their daughter's wedding and an overseas trip paid for by taxpayers. The tax office has revealed it will use the tax reporting season to focus on rental property deductions and "unusually large" expense claims. One of the tax office's concerns is that landlords are getting more creative in their claims.

    The West Australian
  • At 69, Cher Is a Marc Jacobs Model

    Call me a cynic, but when Marc Jacobs invited Cher to be his date at the Met Gala, it seemed a bit suspicious. Because 69-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian is the new face of Marc Jacobs. The legend gives photographer David Sims a “come here - but not too close” mug for the ad, which appears for the first time in print in Women’s Wear Daily.

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  • Police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

    Spanish police have rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500). Police detained five people from the two families involved and charged them with human trafficking, sexual abuse, rape, abuse and labour exploitation, they said in a statement.

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  • Little Hercules all grown up

    The kid dubbed 'Little Hercules' is all grown up, so what's he up to now?

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  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar

    Since last week, the dollar index has gained nearly 2 percent. "I think the markets are rushing to get long dollars again, and I think the FX market is running ahead of rates again," said Vassili Serebriakov, BNP Paribas currency strategist. Serebriakov and other strategists said the dollar's course could be determined in the next several days by a number of important events, not the least of which will be the May employment report June 5.

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

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  • Fans want Iggy Azalea stripped of award

    A growing number of music fans are demanding that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea be stripped of her recent Billboard Music Award. Azalea won three Billboard awards earlier this month for Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Song at the event in Las Vegas. Hip-hop fans, however, believe she should hand her Top Rap Song title, which she won for her track Fancy featuring Charli XCX, back - claiming the song wasn’t eligible to be nominated.

    The West Australian
  • 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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  • Six-decade war secret unearthed

    For 60 years Albany man Lyall Wilkinson knew where his grandfather’s World War I medals were hiding – he had buried them deep into the soil underneath a jarrah tree on his family’s Cranbrook farm when he was seven. Mr Wilkinson, now 67, had found them when exploring as a young boy – they were sitting in a tin box inside a chest in the spare room – and as adventurous boys do, he decided he’d bury them as treasure. The medals belonged to Walter James Wilkinson, who enlisted for service at the Western Front in 1915 at age 44 and served for two years.

    The West Australian
  • Gina Rinehart loses legal feud with kids

    Gina Rinehart used tactics bordering on intimidation and sought to wield her influential connections in the battle against her two eldest children over the multibillion-dollar family trust. With this in mind, he ordered control of the trust be handed over to her eldest daughter, Bianca Rinehart. "I have never seen such pressure exerted, so persistently, on a litigant, as has been apparent in this case," Justice Brereton said on Thursday in the Supreme Court.

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  • 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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  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure" from Singapore.

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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

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  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion.

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