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  • Vic lottery syndicate accused speaks out

    Gary Baron broke his silence on Thursday after 14 Geelong transport workers, his former colleagues, took the case to the Victorian Supreme Court. The syndicate games, 10 tickets totalling $520.35, were bought online on a separate day, Mr Baron says. "I have never cheated my workmates and I am disappointed that the matter has become so public and that my name, family and home have become so widely publicised," Mr Baron said in a statement.

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  • 'I was told I had weeks to live': Model's private health battle

    To Australia, Heather McCartney is the wild-at-heart model who danced naked in a skybox at the 2014 AFL grand final. A few months prior to the infamous show, Heather was told she’d be lucky to live a few more weeks. Heather was still working as a model during her diagnosis.

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  • Lena Dunham: Everyone on Girls has seen my vagina

    Lena Dunham's vagina has been seen by "everyone" who works on 'Girls'. The 29-year-old creator, writer and star of the HBO series has revealed she's scrapped wearing nude patches while filming sex scenes for her hit TV show, meaning her private parts have been exposed to those people who work on the set. Lena said wearing the patch was uncomfortable and so she decided to film her sex scenes without one.

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  • Woman missing for two weeks found alive in car, husband dead

    A woman who went missing two weeks ago after she and her husband set off for a Mother's Day gathering has been found alive in a remote area where the couple's car was stranded, although her husband did not survive, police said on Tuesday. Dianna Bedwell, 68, and her husband, Cecil "Paul" Knutson, 79, were last seen in their car leaving a San Diego-area casino on May 10, heading to the Palm Springs area to celebrate Mother's Day with Bedwell's family. Police said the couple appeared to have gotten lost in a remote area and their car became stuck on a rugged road after they tried to take a shortcut to Palm Springs.

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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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  • Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese cracked after a century

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman Regis Nyffeler, adding that bits of hay fell into it and then eventually caused the holes.

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  • Platini makes last gasp bid to make Blatter quit

    European football chief Michel Platini made a face-to-face call on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stand down at a meeting of world federation leaders on Thursday amid mounting outrage over a corruption storm. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed the calls for Blatter to resign. Russia's President Vladimir Putin, whose country beat England to get the 2018 World Cup, supported Blatter for a fifth term.

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  • Bianca Rinehart appointed as trustee

    Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's eldest daughter Bianca will take control of the multi-billion dollar family trust following the family's long-running legal battle. Justice Paul Brereton made the order in the Supreme Court in Sydney on Thursday, saying Bianca had demonstrated the ability to robustly assert the rights of the trust against her mother and her company Hancock Prospecting. In handing down his decision, Justice Brereton said it had become clear throughout the proceedings that Gina Rinehart had "gone to extraordinary lengths" to maintain control directly or indirectly of the trust.

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  • U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

    By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signalling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action. The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbours - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials. As it pushes ahead with a military “pivot” to Asia partly aimed at countering China, Washington wants Southeast Asian nations to take a more united stance against China's rapid acceleration this year of construction on disputed reefs.

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  • Husband secretly films wife's mega temper tantrum and uploads footage online

    This guy secretly filmed his wife’s shocking temper tantrum and uploaded it online.

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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
  • 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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  • Kate Middleton set to return to royal duties at the request of The Queen

    Kate Middleton is set to return to royal duties at the request of The Queen. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly set to return to her royal duties six weeks after giving birth to daughter, Princess Charlotte. The 33-year-old royal - who gave birth to her second child on May 2 - is set to attend Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade on June 13, at the request of the 89-year-old monarch.

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  • Malthouse backs Blues to recover in AFL

    Sacked Carlton coach Mick Malthouse is bullish about the embattled AFL club, saying they are bottoming out and parts of their recovery are in place. Malthouse said he would watch Friday night's match against Sydney because the players are "my boys". Two days after the Blues sacked Malthouse and ended his 31-year coaching career, he was sharply critical of what had happened at the club and the circumstances of his dismissal.

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  • Yelp Names its Top 100 Coffee Places in Australia

    Do you know where to latte? Photo: Thinkstock.Love your morning coffee but too scared to stray from your local cafe?You might be brave enough to frequent another venue now that Yelp has released its top 100 Places to Latte in Australia in 2015.RELATED

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  • Rafa Nadal's new $775,000 watch

    As tennis star Rafa Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the start of the French Open, he had a new good luck charm around his wrist: an $775,000 watch made from a space-age quartz material and built to withstand 5,000 Gs of g-force. Richard Mille, the favorite cult watch of the super rich, announced over the weekend that it's launching a new watch for Nadal called the RM 27-02. Mille has been a sponsor of Nadal's for five years, and Nadal wears Mille watches-known for their super light weight and advanced materials-in all of his matches.

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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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  • 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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  • Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

    A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended. Zakia Medkour, 43, was also ordered to pay 200,000 euros ($217,000) in damages to her ex-boyfriend Maxime Gaget, 37, for crimes which the prosecution said went "beyond violence" with a "female torturer and a male victim". The pair met in 2007 on the Internet and seven months later moved into a Parisian studio where Medkour lived with her two children.

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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