• Hoax fools wannabe jihadis

    An internet impostor has fooled dozens of followers of radical hate preacher Junaid Thorne into revealing their thirst for violence against Australian-based targets including newspaper cartoonists, Jewish groups and other innocent civilians. Security agencies are now reviewing material gathered by the anonymous impostor who set up a fake Twitter account pretending to be Thorne this month. Within days more than 160 people had followed the account and many discussed openly with the impostor the idea of bombing Jewish organisations based in Sydney, as well as threats to carry out Charlie Hebdo-style attacks on cartoonists Larry Pickering and Bill Leak.

    The West Australian
  • Gabi Grecko charged with offensive behaviour after nude photo shoot in Melbourne CBD

    The controversial model (and rumoured wife of Geoffrey Edelstein) has been charged with wilful and indecent exposure after taking a nude stroll down Swanston Street in Melbourne on December 18 last year. The video footage shows the US-born 25-year-old strolling down Swanston Street in Melbourne wearing a green wig, a veil and high heels. Grecko initially rides up an down an escalator before taking to the streets.

    New Idea
  • Greek euro exit fears rise as IMF rebuffs payment delay

    Top European officials and Greece's finance minister were on Thursday forced to play down fears that the country was poised to exit the eurozone, after the IMF rejected suggestions that Athens would postpone loan repayments.

    AFP
  • 'Pissed as f***': Driver bragged about being drunk hours before deadly crash

    Joseph Kirpichnikov, 22, was allegedly speeding when the car spun out of control, hit a ditch and flipped along Brunt Road in Beaconsfield, killing passenger Michael Berwick. "I just heard a roar, like a car that had just accelerated," a witness told Seven News reporter Christie Cooper. Driver Joseph Kirpichnikov (pictured right) bragged about being drunk just an hour before a deadly crash that killed his friend, Michael Berwick (left).

    7News
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

    Associated Press
  • Watch David Beckham's Hilarious Videobomb Of Son Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Beckham has been upstaged by dad David. David Beckham has managed to embarrass his 16-year-old son Brooklyn once more. Of course, the last time was when Becks accompanied Brooklyn and a young lady on the teen's first date.

    New Idea
  • 'Sh*t happens' said woman who killed five-year-old boy

    TV station KPHO reported that Arizona woman Aaronessa Keaton was charged with manslaughter after the 2014 crash that killed the child. Phoenix Police said the pregnant Ms Keaton was high on diazepenes and THC in February 2014 when her Ford Explorer crossed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Nissan Frontier. A child in the backseat of the Nissan was killed and Ms Keaton was rushed to hospital for a C-section.

    Yahoo7
  • Lowe urges Glory to finish 'on top'

    Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has told his players he’ll understand if they want to leave the besieged club at the end of the season, but urged them to play for each other and continue to chase success in the last two games. Glory’s final home match will be played against Melbourne City tomorrow, just days after CEO Jason Brewer resigned and the club accepted its disqualification from the A-League finals for breaching the salary cap. Perth are only three points behind top of the table Melbourne Victory but will be relegated to seventh place before the finals.

    The West Australian
  • Target removes Anzac products

    Target has been forced to take beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac off its shelves. The retail giant was selling the merchandise on behalf of non-profit group Camp Gallipoli, which is holding family sleepover events in capital cities to teach children about Anzac history. Target has removed beanies, hoodies and stubby holders containing the word Anzac from sale.

    AAP
  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014. Now satellite images taken last week by DigitalGlobe and shown on the website of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) show the runway -- estimated at 3.1 kilometres (1.9 miles) in total -- more than one-third complete, it says.

    AFP
  • Victim of anti-Islamic attack thanks woman who stood up for him

    Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son were catching the train to Sydney Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when a woman sitting opposite them started to abuse them. Fellow passenger Stacey Eden stood up for the family and pulled out her camera phone to capture the woman's racist attack. The video which was taken at 1.40pm on the Town Hall to Sydney Airport service, has since gone viral.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • What Your Man's Beard Says About Him

    "Beards are an ego thing - it's a sign of masculinity," explains Craig Meggs, master barber for QT Hotels's The Barber Shop in Sydney and Canberra. Whether he prefers designer stubble or a bush, here's what your man's facial hair says about him.SEXY STUBBLE

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  • ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suspended following verbal tirade

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after security footage surfaced of her berating a parking garage attendant. A clearly agitated McHenry was in no mood to have her car towed, but her horrible behaviour was certainly out of line. In the video, the attendant warns McHenry that she was being recorded at the time, however the reporter continued to berate her.

    7Sport
  • Selena Gomez loves her curves

    The 'Spring Breakers' actress showed off her toned thighs, flat stomach and impressive cleavage in the revealing holiday shot, later changing into a hot pink bikini to frolic with her pals in the ocean. The 'Come & Get It' hitmaker - who was in an on-off relationship with singer Justin Bieber for almost five years until October - was clearly enjoying taking time off from her busy schedule after vowing to make 2015 "incredible".

    Bang Showbiz
  • The Latest: Putin demands respect for Russia's interests

    President Vladimir Putin says the West must respect Russia's interests if it wants to normalize diplomatic relations. Putin said Thursday during a televised call-in show that the United States "doesn't need allies, they only need vassals." He said Russia would never accept that role and urged the West to take Russian interests into account. The U.S. and the European Union have slapped Russia with sanctions over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

    Associated Press
  • Barnett tells iron giants to stop flooding market

    Colin Barnett has issued a warning to iron ore multinationals that he could stop them expanding their mines in WA if they continue to flood world markets and damage the State economy. "This is our iron ore. The companies are inclined to forget that - as to who actually owns the iron ore.

    The West Australian
  • House boom over in mining towns

    The end of the mining boom is hitting home in Port Hedland, the West Australian mining town where house prices reached dizzying heights. Prices have already fallen by close to 30 per cent in two years, but with a median even now of $932,500 that makes Sydney look "dirt cheap", Propell National Valuers economist Linda Phillips predicts they will come back a long way. "The lucky ones probably sold out a couple of years ago," Ms Phillips says.

    AAP
  • Remains are missing prospector

    Human remains found during a search for missing prospectors Jennie Anne and Raymond Keith Kehlet have been identified as belonging to Mr Kehlet. Earlier this week authorities suspended the search for the couple who had been missing in the far northern Goldfields for more than three weeks. The body was found by chance as police and State Emergency Service crews scoured old shafts near the north-western Goldfields town looking for Mrs Kehlet, 49, and her 47-year-old husband.

    The West Australian
  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a purified version of the stimulant methamphetamine that is highly addictive. Like many other towns, Dubbo has been caught up in an epidemic that many fear Australia is struggling to contain, as syndicates increasingly switch their focus from big cities to regional and remote communities.

    AFP
  • At what age can you really retire?

    A new survey finds 40 percent of baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement and 21 percent have less than $100,000 saved. You don't want to just leave your retirement date to chance. One of the biggest risks to retirement is outliving your money.

    CNBC