• 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.

    AFP
  • 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.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Red Bull have no plans to make own engine

    Former champions Red Bull say they have no plans to make their own engine and could be forced out of Formula One if current partners Renault walk away. "We have no intention of being an engine manufacturer," team principal Christian Horner said at the Malaysian Grand Prix, reiterating a stance that has been questioned of late as tensions with Renault come to the fore. Horner said that if Renault decided to quit the sport, a possibility raised by Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul, then Red Bull might not be able to find an alternative.

    Reuters
  • '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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  • 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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  • Gay bash pair guilty of murder

    Mr Batchelor's family cried quietly in the back of the court as the verdicts were delivered after a two week trial. Mr Batchelor died a few days after he was attacked in a public toilet block at the Middle Swan Reserve in November 2013. During the trial, the jury was told Jones and Taylor - strangers to Mr Batchelor - had burst into the disabled toilet and attacked Mr Batchelor while he was in the cubicle with another man.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • Investors warned of housing bubble risks

    Property investors are being warned to tread carefully amid fears that overinflated house prices could drop in some areas, leaving them high and dry. The Reserve Bank on Wednesday fired warning shots about the continued strength of investor activity, which has driven property prices to record highs, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. It fears the run-up in property prices could rewind sharply later on with damaging consequences for all households - a sentiment echoed by economists and industry experts.

    AAP
  • 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
  • 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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  • Cotchin pays tribute to Saint Riewoldt

    Solidarity with grieving Saint Nick Riewoldt has come from his Richmond counterpart Trent Cotchin. On Wednesday, Riewoldt said he was "hanging in there" as he grieved with his family, which includes his cousin, Tigers forward Jack Riewoldt. Cotchin said his club was touched by the Riewoldts' tragedy, paying tribute to the long-term St Kilda captain as a "tremendous leader", both at his club and in the AFL.

    AAP
  • $A falls as housing worries, share weigh

    The Australian dollar is lower as concerns about the local housing market overheating and weakness in global share markets weigh on the currency.At 1700 AEDT on Thursday, the local unit was trading at 78.18 US cents, down from 78.78 cents on Wednesday

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  • 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
  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • 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
  • Baddeley's miracle shot to lead PGA Tour

    Australia's Aaron Baddeley is the talk of the US PGA Tour after a scarcely believable birdie made him clubhouse leader in the Texas Open. It's believed to be only the second time in US PGA Tour history that a player has holed out from the tee on a par four. Aaron Baddeley took an unplayable on his tee shot at the 336-yard 17th.

    AAP