• Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    The executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be a grave injustice say their brothers, who have pleaded for Indonesia's president to call off the firing squad. After spending some of his final hours with his brother, Chinthu Sukumaran said his brother's last wish was to paint for as long as possible. "He's found peace with what may happen but he and we all feel that this is a grave injustice and it did not have to be this way and it still doesn't have to be this way," he told reporters.

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

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  • Russell Crowe doesn't want to get divorced

    The Oscar winner admits he still feels "connected" to his estranged wife, whom he separated from in 2012 after nine years of marriage, and hopes to convince her to rekindle their relationship in the future. Russell recently admitted he and Danielle are still "discussing" the status of their relationship.

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  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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  • Aspirin, Panadol to get cut from PBS

    Paracetamol, antacids, aspirin and other basic medicines could soon be removed from the list of subsidised medicines. Health Minister Sussan Ley said the government was paying too much for people to access basic drugs on script at their chemist. The government wanted to make way for expensive, new-generation cancer and other life-saving drugs on the scheme.

  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. A key to spoofing is placing large orders to sell or buy without ever executing them.

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  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official said Sunday. The avalanche began Saturday on Mount Kumori, a 7,000-meter (22,966-foot) -high mountain just a few miles (kilometers) from Everest, gathering strength as it headed toward the base camp where climbing expeditions have been preparing to make their summit attempts in the coming weeks, he said.

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  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states. At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law. Shops in Pakistan, an Islamic republic where 97 percent of the population are Muslims, already do not stock pork or alcohol -- with a few extremely rare exceptions for foreigners and the small Christian minority.

  • Blake Lively: Motherhood is like living with a drug addict

    Blake Lively thinks having a baby is "like living with a drug addict". The 27-year-old beauty, who married actor Ryan Reynolds in 2012 and gave birth to their first child, James, in December 2014, has revealed living with a newborn child has posed some unusual challenges. What's more, Blake said having children is "addictive" and she is already looking forward to having more.

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  • Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

    Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday. French customs shared "specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British coastguards to board a tug 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Scotland carrying a very large quantity of cocaine, more than two tons" on Thursday, it said in a statement. The drugs were found when the HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant intercepted the Hamal, a 35-metre tugboat registered in the Marshall Islands and owned by a Ukrainian company.

  • Adelaide family reconnects with missing son

    One Adelaide family has had an anxious wait, wondering if their son survived.Jamie Nikou's parents had just sat down to be interviewed by 7News when the phone rang."Jamie! Ooh! How're you going mate?" Jaimie's father exclaimed, bursting out with joy as

  • Hail brings Sydney snow-like streets

    A fierce hailstorm that slammed Sydney on Saturday has left some parts still coated in ice. Streets in the city's inner west were turned white and some remained that way into Sunday. Part of Salisbury Rd in Camperdown, in the inner west, was still closed about midday on Sunday with a large ice slab covering the road.

  • Souths, Roosters hit new lows

    Premiers South Sydney and pre-season favourites Sydney Roosters will use the stand alone representative weekend to take stock of their title hopes after crashing to new lows after the opening third of the NRL season. Souths fell to their third successive loss 30-22 against Canberra in Cairns on Sunday, their worst slump under coach Michael Maguire, who moved to Redfern ahead of the 2012 season. The Roosters' 14-12 Anzac Day loss to St George Illawarra was their fourth on the trot, the Tricolours' worst run since coach Trent Robinson joined the club before their premiership winning year of 2013.

  • Bruce Jenner: God Gave Me 'the Soul of a Female'

    Bruce Jenner sits down with Diane Sawyer. Bruce Jenner is finally sharing his story. The former Olympian spoke publicly for the first time about transitioning from male to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer on on Friday night (US time).

  • Ivan Milat's 'first victim' uncovered by SN investigation

    Seven's Sunday Night has revealed serial killer Ivan Milat was responsible for a violent shooting that left a man paralysed, many years before his backpacker murder spree. Another man who served a lengthy prison sentence for the crime has been shocked to discover he inadvertently took the fall for Australia’s most notorious serial killer. “This is an extraordinary story that rewrites what we thought we knew about Ivan Milat," Reporter Steve Pennells said.

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  • Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

    Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. Nokia sold its phone business to Microsoft last year, but just months after that it launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer, produced under license by Taiwan's Foxconn, with an intention to follow up with more devices.

  • Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

    Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic body of water, but Beijing claims nearly all of it, and its increasingly strident territorial assertions have caused concern in the region and beyond. "(China) is poised to consolidate de facto control of the South China Sea," Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said in Kuala Lumpur a day ahead of an annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

  • Man fighting for life after shark attack in Australia

    A surfer was fighting for his life on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in Australia's south, police said, with onlookers claiming the animal swam off with his leg in its mouth. The man was surfing at Fishery Bay in Port Lincoln National Park, some 245 kilometres (150 miles) west of Adelaide, when the shark attacked him. "The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Port Lincoln Hospital," South Australia state police said, adding in a later update that he was in a critical condition with "serious leg injuries".