• Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Australia’s Largest Investment Bank To Cut Half Of Its Asia Division

    According to the Financial Times, Macquarie Bank is cutting almost half of its investment banking jobs in Asia. It is reported that almost 100 people will lose their jobs, but the bank, who employed 3,462 people across Asia last year, will not close any of its offices. “Macquarie continues to be active in investment banking in the US and its home Australian market, but Asia looks less appealing to it,” Morningstar analyst David Ellis told the FT.

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  • Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    A little girl in Vietnam searching for her lost dog has reportedly stumbled across her pet in a local market, cooked and ready for sale. A picture of the girl crying and with her hand on the dog has gone viral on social media in the country, the world.people.com reports. The dog had not been seen for several days after wandering away from home.

  • Qld teen abducted by ex-partner

    A Queensland teenager has been missing for more than 24 hours after being abducted at gunpoint by her ex-partner. Relatives of Billy-Anne Huxham, 18, called police on Tuesday morning to report she had been forced into a car at a Gilbert Street home at Caboolture, north of Brisbane. Police say he assaulted Ms Huxham before abducting her.

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  • Tiny newborn repays lifesaving doctor 30 years on

    Firefighter Chris Trokey has paediatrician Michael Shannon to thank for saving his life 30 years ago - but Mr Trokey repaid the favour when he helped pulled Dr Shannon from a burning vehicle in 2011. KTLA5 news reports that when Mr Trokey was born he weighed just 1.45kg and was given only a 50/50 chance of living. Fast forward 30 years and Dr Shannon was driving along the Pacific Highway in California in 2011 when he was involved in a fiery crash.

  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

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  • Refuelling planes mid-air could cut fuel use by 23%: study

    A system for re-fuelling passenger planes mid-air could slash the amount of kerosene needed for a long haul flight by nearly a quarter, researchers said Monday. Kerosene reserves make up about a third of the weight on long distance passenger flights at take-off so reducing them and refuelling mid-air could mean huge savings, said the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which participated in the study. "The results of our collaborative research indicate a fuel burn reduction potential on isolated aircraft level between 11 and 23 percent for a typical 6,000 nautical miles flight with a payload of 250 passengers," the researchers said.

  • Man drowns at James Bond sex party

    A James Bond-themed sex party had anything but a happy ending at the weekend when a man drowned while swimming with another guest. The Sun reports the 35-year-old died after he was pulled from a swimming pool in the early hours of Saturday morning in the English county of Hertfordshire. Partygoers told The Sun they mistook his flailing for playing until it was too late.

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  • Dirty business of restaurants: Confessions of a New York waiter

    If your bill is $100 and you tip 20 per cent on a credit card, eight to 10 per cent goes to the federal government for taxes. “Some waiters, if you leave the second copy of the receipt, will change the tip numbers, and — should you notice the discrepancy on your credit card bill, which you probably wouldn’t — you won’t have proof of what you wrote in, if you don’t have a receipt,” Fred says, shaking his head.

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  • AP PHOTOS: As the Lincoln Continental returns; a look back

    Ford Motor Co. said Monday that the Lincoln Continental is coming back after a 13-year hiatus. A concept version of the full-size Continental will be shown at the New York auto show this week. Lincoln, Ford's luxury division, was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland, the former manager of General Motors Co.'s Cadillac division.

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  • Perth house values stagnate as Sydney soars

    This year’s slide in Perth house values has been arrested but home owners are still going backwards on their investments, according to new figures. Unit values have dropped by 0.8 per cent since the start of the year and 2.8 per cent over the past 12 months. It’s a different story in Sydney where low interest rates have helped to increase prices.

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  • Qld mother speaks out after horror birth

    A Queensland mother is demanding answers after doctors at Gold Coast University Hospital sent her home because they didn’t believe her water had broken. Brittany Spriggs says she nearly died after giving birth to daughter Jasmine on January 13. Ms Spriggs said staff only realised their mistake as she was giving birth.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Faces’ Revealed

    "For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men - women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men," said researcher Dr Soloman. The "ideal" faces, shown above, are said to most resemble Natalie Portman and David Gandy, though Soloman cautions that they represent the views of British citizens only.

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  • Six Expert Tips For Making The Best Pork Crackling

    It's time to get crackling for Crackle Day. Thursday, April 2, has been declared Crackle Day! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we caught up with PorkFest ambassador and award-winning chef Colin Fassnidge, who has shared with us his top six tips for making the BEST crackling at home as part of his Roast Pork Loin with Crackling and Colcannon recipe.

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  • UK economy grew faster than expected in late 2014: revised data

    Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the final quarter of last year, revised official data revealed Tuesday. At 2.8 percent, Britain still grew at the fastest pace since 2006, or before the global financial crisis. "This is the fastest annual growth since 2006, and confirms the UK as the fastest-growing of the G7 economies," said economist Ben Brettell at stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown.

  • Police discretion a fine option

    Bunbury police officers will have the choice to issue a $500 on-the-spot fine for petty offences instead of an arrest and court process in a "groundbreaking" move that will drastically change policing in the region. WA Police Assistant Commissioner Gary Budge said Bunbury would be the State's first regional centre to have the system, within six weeks. The long-awaited changes - which passed State Parliament in 2011 but put on hold pending an IT system to manage non-traffic fines - allow police to issue infringements for offences of disorderly behaviour and stealing property valued at less than $500.

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  • AHG buys Paceway Mitsubishi

    Automotive Holdings Group has bought the Paceway Mitsubishi dealership at Osborne Park, along with a Brisbane dealership, for a total of $5 million.Managing director Bronte Howson described the acquisitions as further opportunities to grow the group's

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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.