• 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
  • Ben Stiller: 'Joan Rivers Hated Me 'Til She Died'

    Ben Stiller learns the reason behind his long-standing feud with Joan RIvers. Joan Rivers was never shy about her dislike for Ben Stiller, but the Zoolander 2 star says he never understood the late comedienne's beef - until Howard Stern and his team enlightened him this week. "She says you ignored her on the red carpet," Robin Quivers, Stern's longtime co-host, exclaimed after Stern brought up the seemingly one-sided feud.

    Who
  • The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

    A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an easily concealed "notel", a small portable media player used to watch DVDs or content stored on USB sticks that can be easily smuggled into the country and passed hand to hand. People are exchanging South Korean soaps, pop music, Hollywood films and news programs, all of which are expressly prohibited by the Pyongyang regime, according to North Korean defectors, activists and recent visitors to the isolated country.

    Reuters
  • Four dead in WA road carnage

    Crashes in Chidlow and Greenwood claimed the lives of two motorcycle riders while two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in an early morning crash on Kwinana Freeway. A motorcyclist has died after Mitchell Fwy crash. At about 9am, a 23-year-old male motorcyclist from Wooroloo was killed when his Yamaha and a Toyota Hilux collided near the intersection of Elliot and Mathieson roads in Chidlow, 50km east of Perth.

    The West Australian
  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

    AP
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Clarke quits as Australia, New Zealand eye World Cup title

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has added a fresh edge to Sunday's blockbuster World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne by announcing the match will be his last one-day international. "I think it's the right time for me and the Australian cricket team," the 33-year-old Clarke told reporters on Saturday. "I made the decision 48 hours ago when I asked myself if I thought I would be playing in the next World Cup and I said to myself that 'I don't think I will be'," added Clarke, whose career has been blighted by back and hamstring problems.

    AFP
  • NSW election 2015: Mike Baird's Coalition retains government despite swing to Labor

    Mike Baird has been re-elected as New South Wales Premier despite a big swing to Labor in the state election. Mr Baird was given a rapturous welcome at the Coalition HQ at a hotel in the Sydney CBD as he accepted victory at 9:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday. "We sought a mandate to make NSW great," Mr Baird said.

    ABC
  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Man stabs wife to death while their seven kids are home: Police

    A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing video games and she confronted him about it, police said. Goodyear police said the children witnessed at least part of the attack, and a 14-year-old daughter called 911 to frantically plead for help. The document identified the husband as 37-year-old John Leo Davis and the wife as Michele Davis.

    AP
  • '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.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Chris Bath: 'One in six will have one...'

    When Nathan Jones contacted me about his fiancee Kylie Newlove and told me they were fundraising to get her to America to try the treatment so she could be a hands on mum again, we tagged along for the ride. Nathan was forced to stop work to become her carer, so getting to America to try Etanercept was a tough ask, but they were set on getting there.

    Sunday Night
  • Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this

    The dollar's recent weakness has been directly tied to the market's view that the Fed will take a longer time to raise interest rates, and that perhaps September is a more likely launching point than June, as some investors had expected. If we get an as expected, 250,000 number, June is still possible," said Alan Ruskin, head of G-10 currency foreign exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank. It gained on improvements in the economy but also on the fact that the U.S. was heading for a higher interest rates while other central banks were maintaining easier policies.

    CNBC
  • Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous". Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa soon after rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi criticised the intervention as "unjustified" and called for supporters to confront the "criminal oppressive aggression". President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh, with officials saying he was on his way to Egypt to take part in a two-day Arab League summit starting Saturday.

    AFP
  • Hulk: Wrestlemania like Super Bowl times 1,000

    More than 70,000 fans are expected to fill Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, this weekend and maybe a million more will tune in on TV for the WWE (WWE)'s biggest event of the year-Wrestlemania. Hulk Hogan, arguably the sports most recognizable name, told CNBC the industry he helped build is faring better than ever. There's big business behind WWE's flagship event that Hogan says is like "the Super Bowl, but times 1,000." Last year, more than a million people paid to access WWE's Wrestlemania via pay-per-view and the WWE's new digital network.

    CNBC
  • Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

    A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths. The four grown sons of John and Joyce Sheridan released a statement expressing doubt about the findings released by Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano. The sons, including Mark Sheridan, a prominent Republican election law lawyer, said they would be suing under a New Jersey statute that allows next of kin to challenge findings on death certificates.

    Associated Press
  • Inner city apartment oversupply: Is it time to get nervous?

    Boy are the inner city apartment markets of Sydney and Melbourne behaving differently. Looking back a few years, following their post Global Financial Crisis downturn, the inner city apartment markets of both Sydney and Melbourne boomed, in part due to investor demand and in part helped by low stock levels. While limited new apartment stock was built in Sydney, Melbourne now has a significant inner city apartment market oversupply which is likely to cloud its market for a number of years yet.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand as a "significant safety concern" has not been announced publicly by the U.N. agency but governments were informed last week. Kwak Young-pil, an official from South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, said Friday that the ICAO made the designation on March 20.

    Associated Press
  • Deposit levy would break no-tax vow: ALP

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the upcoming budget will contain some tough measures with one tipped to be a tax on bank deposits which will raise about $500 million a year. The Australian Financial Review reported on Saturday the government would go ahead with the bank deposits insurance levy, initially proposed by Labor in 2013, to raise revenue and as an alternative to requiring banks to hold extra capital as insurance against collapse. Under Labor, this was set at 0.05 per cent on deposits up to $250,000, starting in 2016.

    AAP
  • No murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. Investigators say Lane lured Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her Longmont home March 18 with an ad on Craigslist offering baby clothes.

    AP