• Teen charged over 'Anzac Day terror plot'

    An alleged 'ISIS inspired' Anzac Day terror plot has been foiled after a major counter terror operation, but Prime Minister Abbott has urged Australians not to be deterred from attending centenary commemorations. Senior police confirmed the five men, aged between 18 and 19 from Melbourne's southeast, were associates of Numan Haider, who was shot dead by police in Endeavour Hills last year after stabbing two officers. Victoria Police and Australian Federal Police raided properties across Melbourne's southeast early on Saturday morning, seizing knives and swords, based on information that attacks were imminent.

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  • Anne Hathaway to adopt child

    Anne Hathaway is in the "last stage" of adopting a child. The 'Devil Wears Prada' star is reportedly "nervous (but) happy" about being so close to welcoming a little boy or girl with her husband Adam Shulman. A source told US' OK! magazine: "Anne is so happy and nervous.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Family wins back seized gold coins that could fetch millions

    A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million. U.S. Treasury officials insist the $20 Saint-Gaudens "Double Eagles" were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. "Congress clearly intended for there to be limits on the government's ability to seek forfeiture of citizens' property, and today's ruling reaffirms that those limits are real and won't be excused when the government violates them," family lawyer Barry Berke said.

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  • Gabi Grecko charged with offensive behaviour after nude photo shoot in Melbourne CBD

    The controversial model (and rumoured wife of Geoffrey Edelstein) has been charged with wilful and indecent exposure after taking a nude stroll down Swanston Street in Melbourne on December 18 last year. The video footage shows the US-born 25-year-old strolling down Swanston Street in Melbourne wearing a green wig, a veil and high heels. Grecko initially rides up an down an escalator before taking to the streets.

    New Idea
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

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  • 'Most dangerous movie ever made' charges into theaters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "No animals were harmed during the making of 'Roar.' But 70 members of the cast and crew were." So claims a trailer for the theatrical re-release of a little-seen 1981 adventure film starring Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith and 150 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and elephants. Touted as the most dangerous movie ever made, "Roar" was the ill-fated brainchild of Alfred Hitchcock muse Hedren and her then-husband, "Exorcist" producer Noel Marshall. Now, 34 years later, Drafthouse Films is giving "Roar" its big-screen due, re-releasing it in six theaters nationwide on Friday, then expanding it to about 50 cities through May. A DVD release is planned for later this summer.

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  • 'Pissed as f***': Driver bragged about being drunk hours before deadly crash

    Joseph Kirpichnikov, 22, was allegedly speeding when the car spun out of control, hit a ditch and flipped along Brunt Road in Beaconsfield, killing passenger Michael Berwick. "I just heard a roar, like a car that had just accelerated," a witness told Seven News reporter Christie Cooper. Driver Joseph Kirpichnikov (pictured right) bragged about being drunk just an hour before a deadly crash that killed his friend, Michael Berwick (left).

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  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a purified version of the stimulant methamphetamine that is highly addictive. Like many other towns, Dubbo has been caught up in an epidemic that many fear Australia is struggling to contain, as syndicates increasingly switch their focus from big cities to regional and remote communities.

    AFP
  • Images show rapid Chinese progress on new South China Sea airstrip

    Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia. IHS Jane's Defense Weekly said March 23 images from Airbus Defence and Space showed work on the runway on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly archipelago, which China contests with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. The report said other images suggested China was working to extend another airstrip to that length in the Paracel Islands further north in the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, a vital shipping route through which $5 trillion of trade passes every year.

    Reuters
  • Victim of anti-Islamic attack thanks woman who stood up for him

    Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son were catching the train to Sydney Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when a woman sitting opposite them started to abuse them. Fellow passenger Stacey Eden stood up for the family and pulled out her camera phone to capture the woman's racist attack. The video which was taken at 1.40pm on the Town Hall to Sydney Airport service, has since gone viral.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Black and Transgender Women Everywhere

    Laverne Cox in all her glory. Every year, Allure asks female celebrities to take it all off. Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kaley Cuoco, and 20 others have posed in the buck for the beauty magazine, but now, the 2015 cast is breaking from the mould with its inclusion of Laverne Cox, the first transgender woman to go naked for the mag.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Three signs the equity-bubble grenade will pop

    This reading, which measures the value of all stock prices in relation to the economy, is the second highest in history outside of the tech bubble and is far above the 110 percent witnessed in 2007. But these lofty valuations sit atop negative earnings growth and a faltering economy. The Atlanta Fed's GDP model currently shows first-quarter 2015 economic growth will come in at a paltry 0.2 percent annualized rate.

    CNBC
  • ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suspended following verbal tirade

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after security footage surfaced of her berating a parking garage attendant. A clearly agitated McHenry was in no mood to have her car towed, but her horrible behaviour was certainly out of line. In the video, the attendant warns McHenry that she was being recorded at the time, however the reporter continued to berate her.

    7Sport
  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch 's three-story penthouse at One Madison in Manhattan is on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported. The News Corp (NWSA) executive chairman bought the triplex and a three-bedroom apartment in the same building for $57.25 million in February 2014, WSJ reports. The 6,850-square-foot penthouse, situated on floors 58, 59 and 60, has a circling terrace and views of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center and the Hudson and East rivers.

    CNBC
  • 'Sh*t happens' said woman who killed five-year-old boy

    TV station KPHO reported that Arizona woman Aaronessa Keaton was charged with manslaughter after the 2014 crash that killed the child. Phoenix Police said the pregnant Ms Keaton was high on diazepenes and THC in February 2014 when her Ford Explorer crossed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Nissan Frontier. A child in the backseat of the Nissan was killed and Ms Keaton was rushed to hospital for a C-section.

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  • Barnett tells iron giants to stop flooding market

    Colin Barnett has issued a warning to iron ore multinationals that he could stop them expanding their mines in WA if they continue to flood world markets and damage the State economy. "This is our iron ore. The companies are inclined to forget that - as to who actually owns the iron ore.

    The West Australian
  • India's die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor

    Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred — and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most of the country — India is the world's fifth-largest consumer and second-largest exporter of beef. The meat, which in India comes from bulls and buffaloes, is widely eaten in some communities, particularly by low-caste Hindus and millions of Muslims and Christians.

    Associated Press
  • Remains are missing prospector

    Human remains found during a search for missing prospectors Jennie Anne and Raymond Keith Kehlet have been identified as belonging to Mr Kehlet. Earlier this week authorities suspended the search for the couple who had been missing in the far northern Goldfields for more than three weeks. The body was found by chance as police and State Emergency Service crews scoured old shafts near the north-western Goldfields town looking for Mrs Kehlet, 49, and her 47-year-old husband.

    The West Australian
  • This Android-rival has a big new partner

    Operating system start-up Cyanogen has a new big partner in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), according to a report from Mashable. A deal between the two companies puts Microsoft apps and services on devices that run Cyanogen's operating system, which

    CNBC
  • House boom over in mining towns

    The end of the mining boom is hitting home in Port Hedland, the West Australian mining town where house prices reached dizzying heights. Prices have already fallen by close to 30 per cent in two years, but with a median even now of $932,500 that makes Sydney look "dirt cheap", Propell National Valuers economist Linda Phillips predicts they will come back a long way. "The lucky ones probably sold out a couple of years ago," Ms Phillips says.

    AAP