• Mother kicked off plane for breastfeeding son

    FIRST ON 7: Virgin Australia has come under fire for calling federal and local police after a woman refused to stop breastfeeding her son. As the plane taxied down the runway, Virginie Rutgers started breastfeeding her crying 10-month old son. Virginie said staff refused to explain why the baby carrier was a safety hazard.

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  • Deposits tax will 'hurt ordinary Aussies'

    Banks and building societies have condemned a bank deposits tax plan as a burden on ordinary Australians and retirees. Treasurer Joe Hockey is pressing ahead with a proposal for a 0.05 per cent levy on deposits of up to $250,000, even though he criticised the former Labor government when it floated the idea ahead of the last election. A bank deposits insurance levy is likely to be unveiled in the May budget as part of a move to raise $500 million a year.

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  • Dad thinks he is having a stroke after eating pot brownies

    A father in the US thought he was having a stroke and called emergency services, after he unknowingly ate several pot brownies. The 58-year-old Michigan man did not know that the batch of sweet treats baked by his 17-year-old daughter contained marijuana, reports the Detroit Free Press. After eating several brownies that were left out at his Independence Township home last Wednesday, the man stared suffering hallucinations and dialed 911, according to the New York Daily News.

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  • Dutch tourist held as sex slave for weeks

    Alfio Anthony Granata, 46, pleaded guilty on Monday to raping, assaulting and threatening the 21-year-old on multiple occasions in 2012 in a Preston hotel room where he lived with his former de facto partner, Jennifer Mary Peaston. "Clearly Mr Granata must have had significant amounts of lucidity or clarity during the six-week period," Judge Gucciardo said.

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  • China closes 66 'illegal' golf courses

    China has closed down nearly 70 "illegal" golf courses, a government statement said, in what appears to be the first sign of enforcement of a decade-old ban. The announcement by China's ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, which has seen crackdowns on banquets, lavish gift-giving and other official excesses. The ruling Communist Party has long had an ambivalent relationship with golf, which is both a lucrative opportunity for local authorities and a favoured pastime of some officials, but closely associated with wealth and Western elites.

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  • Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

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  • Robin Williams's Widow and Children Agree to Mediation in Fight Over His Estate

    The legal battle between Robin Williams's widow and his children appears to be nearing a peaceful conclusion. Attorneys for Williams's widow, Susan Schneider, and his three children from previous marriages, squared off in probate court in San Francisco on Monday (US time) and agreed to private mediation, hoping to settle a dispute regarding the contents of his estate. Schneider and Williams's children – Zachary, Zelda and Cody – have disagreed over who can claim certain the contents of the couple's Tiburon, California, home.

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  • Woman ditches 'toxic' husband and beats cancer

    A terminally-ill woman who was given just months to live claims she has won the battle against cancer by ditching all that was toxic in her life, including her husband. Candice-Marie Fox, 31, shunned traditional cancer treatments after she was diagnosed with an aggressive thyroid cancer and instead opted for an entire lifestyle change, starting with healthy eating habits.

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  • Could you stand to live here?

    The asking price is $500, according to the Daily Mail, if you are prepared to live in the same flat in which a man murdered, dismembered and cooked his wife in chemicals last year. The flat was once home to Marcus Volke and Mayang Prasetyo and was advertised in February, however, its dark past appears to be a sticking point for most potential tenants. The Daily Mail reports the inner Brisbane property is still available by request, although you will not find it on any rental listings.

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  • Richard Pratt's Mistress: I'm a normal working mum

    Surrounded by her son's school friends, Madison Ashton abruptly realised the teenagers had recognised her. "The boys were swarming around me, and I could hear them mentioning my work name under their breath," says outspoken Madison, notorious for being the former mistress of the late billionaire Richard Pratt. "I asked what was going on and he said a few boys had told him: 'Hey, your mum's a prostitute.' But he didn't take any notice.

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  • Scientists catch a feral cat killing a large mammal on camera 'for the first time'

    A Tasmanian scientist has caught on camera a feral cat killing and eating a four-kilogram pademelon, providing the best direct evidence of feral cats killing mammals heavier than two kilograms. Scientists suspected that feral cats were capable of taking down the larger animals after the remains of three- to four-kilogram animals were found, but until now a feral cat had not been caught in action. University of Tasmania researcher Bronwyn Fancourt told 936 ABC Hobart the event was caught by accident.

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  • Iggy Azalea's friends laughed at 'small' new breasts

    Iggy Azalea's friends couldn't tell she'd had breast implants.The 'Fancy' hitmaker recently underwent cosmetic surgery to have her chest enlarged but her pals advised her not to worry about making the news public because her assets are still so "small

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  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

    The West Australian
  • Jamie Oliver Says Gordon Ramsay Is “Deeply Jealous” Of His Success

    Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay pictured in happier times. Things are heating up in the kitchen between celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. "Two British chefs, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, rubbing shoulders together in Hong Kong,” Ramsay said an interview with CNBC.

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  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

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  • Unusual visitor to Busselton jetty captured on video

    Visitors to the Busselton Jetty were treated to an unusual sight on Friday morning. A marlin was captured on film weaving through the water close to the jetty about 9.30am by Perth artist Martin Costello.

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  • Weatherman discovers coat hanger in his jacket on air

    A weatherman had the whole newsroom laughing after he whipped a wire coat hanger out of his jacket on air in the United States. Weatherman Steve Frazier was standing by the news desk with the two anchors when he realised something was wrong with his suit jacket. Needless to say, the news anchors couldn’t keep their cool and started laughing on set.

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  • Islamic State: Coalition forces kill 9,500 fighters; 400 soldiers to be deployed to train Iraqi troops

    Coalition forces have killed more than 9,000 Islamic State fighters, and the forces will soon be joined in Iraq by 400 more soldiers to train local troops, the Australian military says. Australia is one of several Western nations that have joined the fight against the Islamic extremist group. Chief of Joint Operations in the Australian Defence Force Vice Admiral David Johnston said the effort was working.

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  • Pitbull befriends newborn kitten

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThis adorable kitten can consider itself no longer abandoned. Pitty, the pit bull developed immediate affection for Kitty, the rescued newborn kitten at the Mercy Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas. The 10-day old kitten was feeding

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  • Hong Kong retail rents drop as Chinese shoppers stop

    A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas that just three years ago pipped New York's Fifth Avenue to become the world's most expensive retail real estate. Spooked by months of cross-border tensions and pro-democracy protests, tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China plunged about 80 percent this month, dealing a blow to the retailers that had built their businesses around these mainland visitors' once insatiable demand. "If they don't cut the rent, I will leave," said the head of a consumer goods chain that also has a shop in Causeway Bay.

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