• Sperm donor falls in love with baby's mother

    Melbourne IT specialist and sperm donor George Deka met his biological daughter 10 months after her birth — and ended up falling in love with her mother. Mr Deka was a middle-aged introvert who had given up on finding a partner and having a family of his own, leading him to become a sperm donor. Kerrie Hancox was an outgoing psychiatric nurse who sought out IVF treatment using an unknown sperm donor following the death of her partner.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • 'Smiling assassin' among women in blue

    The weekly Friday night brawl at the local pub was kicking off and the "knockabout" senior constable at Blacktown police station had to respond. The decorated detective has spent the past three decades rising through the ranks, making it her prerogative to tackle greed and power-driven criminal groups.

    AAP
  • The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

    marie claire
  • Italy's anti-immigrant movement brings protest rally to Rome

    The leader of Italy's Northern League brought his anti-Europe, anti-immigrant agenda to Rome Saturday, filling a vast square in the capital with thousands of his supporters and positioning his regional movement for a bid to become a national right-wing force. Police blocked streets leading to the square, determined to keep marchers in a counterdemonstration from clashing with Salvini's supporters. The Northern League once was a stalwart ally of conservative leader Silvio Berlusconi.

    Associated Press
  • Spread of Russian craters prompts safety concern from scientist

    The number of giants craters appearing in the northern Russia is growing as a respected scientist raised the safety implications of the strange phenomenon. Russian Academy of Sciences member Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky said his organisation knew of seven craters in the remote part of Russia. "Five are directly on the Yamal peninsula, one in Yamal Autonomous district, and one is on the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, near the Taimyr peninsula," he said.

    Yahoo7
  • 'Wellness warrior' Jessica Ainscough dies from rare cancer, aged 30

    Jessica Ainscough, a self-described "wellness warrior" who attempted to stave off a rare form of cancer with natural healing, has died at age 30. Ms Ainscough's blogs had a large following on social media, and posts to her website drew praise from sufferers of many forms of illness as well as criticism from those who did not agree with her alternative remedies. Ms Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2008, and the cancer spread through her left arm, which she later refused to have amputated.

    ABC
  • Entire house goes missing

    An entire home has been robbed - no, not just the contents, the entire thing.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

    Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic's baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments. The match, the 37th in their rivalry which Federer now leads 20-17, proved to be a tale of chances taken and chances missed -- Federer converting his two break points with clinical efficiency, while Djokovic failed on all seven of his.

    Reuters
  • Exclusive: Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

    7News
  • Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough

    Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire's huge balance sheet gives him the power to funnel capital to some of the more than 80 operating units that deserve it, while its decentralized structure makes it the "home of choice" for many businesses looking to sell. "Berkshire is now a sprawling conglomerate, constantly trying to sprawl further," Buffett wrote.

    Reuters
  • Romantic proposal for MKR couple

    After returning home from filming episodes for the popular cooking quest, Lean’s boyfriend of three years — acclaimed artist Andy Quilty — whisked her away down south to one of their favourite spots to pop the big question. As the sun set over Sugarloaf Rock on the tip of Cape Naturaliste, Quilty got down on one knee and presented Lean with the ring of her dreams.

    The West Australian
  • Jury: Billionaire looted mining firm; trial eyed huge home

    Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, jurors found Friday after a trial that spotlighted one of the world's biggest private homes. MagCorp's bankruptcy trustee argued the billionaire built the mansion with money improperly milked from the company.

    Associated Press
  • High-income welfare set debt trap: Fraser

    The new head of Australia's Treasury department has blamed years of spending on "middle and higher-income welfare" for creating costs the nation won't be able to afford in the future without serious reform. In his first public address as Treasury Secretary, John Fraser flagged superannuation and middle-class welfare as areas that must be reassessed if Australia is to be able to meet its future health and ageing costs. Mr Fraser also criticised the level of political debate in Australia about the economy, saying both sides of politics were guilty of taking too much joy in knocking ideas instead of serious discussion.

    AAP
  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty. Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort. The party, which comes a week after Mugabe's birthday, was held on the hotel golf course, with white marquees housing the guests.

    AFP
  • Baden-Clay's life insurance claim denied

    Slain Queensland mother Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance payout will go to her family, not the husband who murdered her, a court has confirmed. On Thursday, the Federal Court ordered the sum of Allison's TAL Life Limited policy - worth more than $412,000 in 2013 - be paid to the trust of solicitors representing her father, the estate's executor. The policy was jointly held by Allison, 43, and her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.

    AAP
  • Man threatens to sue over burial plot bungle

    Dan Carrol bought the plot of land in 1973 for $100 - and he still has the receipt to prove it. When Mr Carroll went to inquire about selling off his cemetery real estate, he was was flabbergasted to learn that it no longer belonged to him - and had been home to a stranger for the past three decades. Cemetery records show the grave was refunded to a Mr Aubrey Carroll on March 17, 1987 but Mr Carroll claimed he never received any money because Aubrey was not related to him.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Shocking video of Jamil Hopoate assault released

    Shocking video has been released showing the violent attack that led to rising NRL player Jamil Hopoate being jailed. Watch the full video in the player above. The other men involved in the unprovoked assault on Alexander Christie faced sentencing today.

    7Sport
  • The greatest property investment myths

    Most investors never make it past one investment property. The research indicates most Australians who buy an investment property no longer own that property - or any investment properties - within five years. Sadly, many investors have bad experiences.

    Property Observer
  • Young boxer's career over after sparring injury

    One of Perth's bright young boxing prospects has been dealt a cruel blow with his career over after just four fights following an incident during sparring. Wangara-based cruiserweight Ben Page revealed he suffered a seizure during a light sparring session on Friday afternoon, which resulted in him suffering a bleed on the brain. "Been monitered to see if u need to be operated on, jus the luck of the draw that's my boxing career over ... such an unlucky turn of events, but that's life can happen to anyone, jus waiting for next few days to see how my brain reacts to it all to determine weather I need to go into surgery or not.

    The West Australian
  • '800 Rio jobs on the line'

    UPDATE 2pm: Rio Tinto could be seeking to shed as many as 800 WA iron ore workers, according to unions, who have called on the mining giant to clarify its intentions. Small contracts for non-essential work have already been cut, but Rio is understood to be on the verge of announcing more significant cuts to both its contract workforce and its own staff. The Western Mineworkers Alliance – an alliance between the Australian Workers Union and the CFMEU’s mining divisions – said yesterday Rio had sent a “vague” letter to employee representatives, warning significant layoffs were imminent.

    The West Australian