• 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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  • 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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  • Australian Jihadi doctor a womaniser: report

    A young Australian doctor, who has appeared in the latest Islamic State propaganda video urging foreign medics to join the terror group against the west, was reportedly a womaniser, it has been revealed. The video shows a young doctor, identified by several media outlets as Tareq Kamleh, calling on other medical professionals to travel to Syria and help launch the Islamic State Health Service. The blue-eyed Australian doctor who has appeared in the latest IS propaganda video has been identified as Tareq Kamleh.

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  • Bali Nine execution U-turn urged

    Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will face the firing squad on Tuesday unless Indonesia's president has a last-minute change of heart. The Bali Nine pair was given notice on Saturday of Indonesia's intention to execute them in a minimum of 72 hours, during a meeting on Nusakambangan Island. Lawyer Julian McMahon returned from the island with three self-portraits by Sukumaran - one of them dated April 25 and signed "72 hours just started".

    AAP
  • Bogut's Warriors advance in NBA playoffs

    Andrew Bogut's Golden State Warriors have swept the New Orleans Pelicans 4-0 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Sharp-shooting point guard Stephen Curry scored 39 points, including six of eight three-point attempts, as Western Conference top seeds the Warriors won game four 109-98 in New Orleans on Saturday night. A key figure in the Warriors' defence, Australian centre Bogut was quieter than usual with three rebounds, three blocks and one goal from his 22 minutes on court.

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

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  • Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director. According to a Hindustan Times report, Taranjit Kaur Hundal, barged into the office of Mayor World School director Jyoti Nagrani and closed the door from inside. The police have lodged an FIR against Taranjit Kaur under sections 451 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 452 (house trespass after preparation to hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

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  • Scarlett Johansson: It's hard for actors and actresses to marry

    Scarlett Johansson thinks it's hard for actors and actresses to enjoy successful marriages. The 30-year-old beauty, who recently starred in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', was married to fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds from 2008 until 2011 and Scarlett's admitted that it's tough for two people who exist within the acting bubble to maintain a healthy relationship over a lengthy period of time. The actress - who married Romain Dauriac last year - told Parade magazine: "Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Wrong man jailed for Milat crime

    An unknown early victim of Ivan Milat - believed to be his first - has been uncovered more than half a century after the wrong man went to jail for the crime. An extensive joint investigation between The Weekend West and Channel Seven's Sunday Night has unearthed the truth behind the brutal attack, which occurred years before the backpacker murders. Police had no idea at the time that Milat was responsible.

    The West Australian
  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • 7th-largest economy? The answer might surprise you

    If our oceans were considered a country, their worth would outshine the likes of Russia and Brazil's economies, according to a new report. The world's oceans are worth $24 trillion and generate $2.5 trillion in goods and services annually, making it technically the seventh-largest economy worldwide, according to the "Reviving the Ocean Economy" report, commissioned by the WWF, this week. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) admits, however, that this trillion-dollar figure is an "underestimate," as wind energy and offshore oil and gas drilling weren't factored in, due to the difficulty in calculating their exact amounts.

    CNBC
  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. Just 15 months after arriving in Rio de Janeiro, 36-year-old Lecourieux is preparing to cut his losses and return to France. Brazil doesn't track the number of foreign residents leaving the country, but signs indicate the country's allure has slipped since foreign work authorizations peaked in 2011.

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  • Angelina Jolie Slams UN Over Syria Conflict; Is Called Beautiful In Response

    Angelina Jolie has chided world powers at a conference in Manhattan overnight, pleading with the U.N. Security Council to end its decision paralysis over Syria's four-year conflict. "We failed to do this in Syria,” Jolie said. “The crisis in Syria illustrates that our inability to find diplomatic solutions causes mass displacement, traps millions of people in exile, statelessness and displacement," she said.

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  • Seniors group says leave savers alone

    Seniors have a blunt message for the federal government: leave savers alone. Over-50s lobby group National Seniors Australia has joined the opposition to a bank deposits tax, saying people who save are an easy target for governments. "They're low hanging fruit for governments who are keen to grab money," chief executive Michael O'Neill told AAP.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Retiree

    Before I officially retired, I worried about what I would do to stay busy once I left the working world. I never had a problem entertaining myself during the weekends, because I was catching up on everything I could not get to during the week. But in

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  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

    AFP
  • Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll rises to 1,900

    Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army office Santosh Nepal led a group of rescuers that worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital of Kathmandu. Among the capital's landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 60-metre (200-foot) Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years.

    Reuters
  • Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

    Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related. Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio — extremely popular brands in their home states — took all their products off shelves this week. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four states, including three deaths.

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  • LeBron James casually sinks full-court shot in practice

    As the Cavs prepare for Game 4 against the Celtics, they took some time out at practice to mess around with some party shots and LeBron sent this full-court, one-handed shot with all the ease in the world, sailing through the hoop. As if the Celtics didn't already have their hands full with LeBron and the Cavs, now they've got to figure out how to stop him literally all over the court.

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