• Billy Gordon: Queensland Labor thrown into turmoil after Cook MP admits to undisclosed criminal history

    The Queensland Labor party has been thrown into turmoil after the Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, admitted to a long criminal history that he had not disclosed to his colleagues. Mr Gordon last night released a statement through the party outlining a criminal history dating back to the 1980s, including break and enter offences, public nuisance and breaching bail and probation. Mr Gordon has been in the spotlight during the first week of parliament, since allegations of domestic violence were levelled against him by a former partner, who also claimed he did not pay child support.

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  • French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

    France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. After leaks in the media about the crash, a prosecutor announced that cockpit recordings indicate the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 jet intentionally flew the plane into a mountain. Guillaume Schmid of France's SNPL union told The Associated Press on Friday that the lawsuit is over violating a French law on keeping information about investigations secret while they are ongoing.

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  • 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
  • Al Sadd deny deal done to sign Xavi

    Qatari side Al Sadd released a statement on Saturday denying that a deal had been concluded to sign Barcelona and Spain great Xavi Hernandez. Al Sadd also said they "would make any further and official announcements only if further developments take place". "Al Sadd have just managed to sign Barcelona captain Xavi and this is a picture of him with sporting director Muhammed Ghoulam," Berik wrote on Instagram.

    AFP
  • Lara Bingle Officially Welcomes A Baby Boy

    Lara Bingle, 27, and Sam Worthington, 38, have welcomed a baby boy. Sam Worthington is back to seeing blue. The Avatar star is a first-time father after welcoming a son with wife Lara Bingle Worthington in Los Angeles, multiple sources can confirm to WHO.

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  • Couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

    A couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week. The 41-year-old woman and 47-year-old man — the girl's mother and stepfather — from Wisconsin, USA are each charged with one count of child neglect.

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  • How oil is preparing for a new world order

    A new oil order has arrived and it will be marked by greater uncertainty and generally lower oil prices as the oil industry frantically re-prices as costs decline and gains in efficiency are made, strategists say. And amid heightened uncertainty, oil prices can swing sharply in either direction as developments this week have shown with a crisis in Yemen triggering a spike in crude.

    CNBC
  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after the government passed a moratorium on foreign fishing five months ago, according to the International Organization for Migration, which released the figure Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Budget 2015: Federal Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits, Labor accuses Tony Abbott of backflipping on election promise

    The Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax could be made before the budget.

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  • 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
  • '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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  • 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.

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  • More than 300 people riot in Mt Isa 'over family feud'

    Hundreds of people have been rioting in the outback Queensland city of Mount Isa after a suspected family feud spilled onto the streets. The large-scale fight broke out in the suburb of Pioneer at about 4:30am after earlier unrest. Mount Isa Police Inspector Trevor Kidd said there had been some tension in the Pioneer area.

    ABC
  • Hamilton holds off Vettel for Malaysia pole

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang circuit to secure pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The Briton, who cruised to victory fom the front in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this month, had to battle through traffic just to make the final cut in the second of the three phases and was rewarded with the 40th pole of his career. Hamilton clocked one minute 49.834 seconds on his first lap of the final showdown and the time resisted all challengers, including Sebastian Vettel, who proved Ferrari's impressive early-season form was no fluke with a solid second place.

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  • 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. "We sought a mandate to make NSW great," Mr Baird said. "We will do what we say we are going to do, and to the people of NSW I say this: I will guarantee that we'll work every day for you to make your lives better.

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  • Bonds Reveal Their Baby Of The Year

    Poppy H, the winner of the Bonds Baby Search. Photo: SuppliedMeet Poppy from the Northern Territory – she has just taken out the hotly-contested Bonds Baby Search for 2015.Alongside Poppy, 18 other young Aussies (aged from 0-6 months to 3 years) were

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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