• Sperm donor falls in love with baby's mother

    Melbourne IT specialist and sperm donor George Deka met his biological daughter 10 months after her birth — and ended up falling in love with her mother. Mr Deka was a middle-aged introvert who had given up on finding a partner and having a family of his own, leading him to become a sperm donor. Kerrie Hancox was an outgoing psychiatric nurse who sought out IVF treatment using an unknown sperm donor following the death of her partner.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
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  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both include technology for mobile payments, though Samsung isn't unveiling a service to rival the iPhone's Apple Pay until this summer. Although the resolution of the phones' rear camera remains at 16 megapixels, cameras on both sides will have wider openings to let in more light.

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  • The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

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  • 5 legal documents every parent should have

    Most of us put off getting these legal documents, because we hope that we won’t die suddenly, or we hope...5 legal documents every parent should have was published on Mouths of Mums.

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  • Rosie O'Donnell Files for Divorce Three Weeks After 'View' Exit

    Rosie O'Donnell has filed for divorce from wife Michelle Rounds. Calling her relationship with Rounds "irretrievably broken," the entertainer submitted divorce papers Friday in a Manhattan court, Yahoo has confirmed. The divorce will not be contested, indicating O'Donnell and Rounds will abide by their prenup and work out an amicable settlement.

    The Hype
  • Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

    Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. The second was abruptly truncated with a fine first serve, and this seemed to inspire Federer.

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  • Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

    Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim supporters, holding Russian flags and Nemtsov portraits, marched in drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back shortly before midnight Friday. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while slamming Moscow's stance on Ukraine.

    AFP
  • 'Smiling assassin' among women in blue

    The weekly Friday night brawl at the local pub was kicking off and the "knockabout" senior constable at Blacktown police station had to respond. The decorated detective has spent the past three decades rising through the ranks, making it her prerogative to tackle greed and power-driven criminal groups.

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  • Margot Robbie beats Jimmy Fallon in a game of flip cup

    Margot Robbie stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her new movie, Focuson February 26. Margot Robbie proved she's a true-blue Aussie when talk show host Jimmy Fallon challenged her to a drinking game during a visit to The Tonight Show to promote her new movie, Focus. "Margot and I are about to face off in a game of flip cup," the 40-year-old host explained to the audience.

    New Idea
  • Marron cysts not harmful to humans

    Department of Fisheries has confirmed marron found with cysts containing worms from Grimwade Large Dam do not pose any health risks to humans. Fishers were warned to stop catching and eating marron from the dam before the marron season closed on February 5. Department of Fisheries principal fish health research scientist Dr Cecile Dang said tests identified the worm cysts as a species that relied on multiple hosts before finding their final host, usually freshwater turtles.

    The West Australian
  • Sri Lanka hammer England as Pakistan falter at ICC World Cup

    England's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were left hanging by a thread as Sri Lanka inflicted their third crushing defeat of the World Cup on Sunday, while Pakistan began a salvage operation with a tense 20-run win over Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target of 310 for the loss of just one wicket with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne (139 not out), and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 212 in Wellington. The 37-year-old Sangakkara went to three figures off 70 balls, including ten fours and two sixes.

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  • 'Wellness warrior' Jessica Ainscough dies from rare cancer, aged 30

    Jessica Ainscough, a self-described "wellness warrior" who attempted to stave off a rare form of cancer with natural healing, has died at age 30. Ms Ainscough's blogs had a large following on social media, and posts to her website drew praise from sufferers of many forms of illness as well as criticism from those who did not agree with her alternative remedies. Ms Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2008, and the cancer spread through her left arm, which she later refused to have amputated.

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  • Aussies splash out at Harvey Norman

    Australians are splurging at Harvey Norman as their houses and share portfolios increase in value. The retailer is forecasting sales growth in its homemaker products this year thanks to improved consumer confidence following a 27.4 per cent boost to half year net profit. The robust result prompted the company to lift its interim dividend to nine cents and issue a special dividend of 14 cents per share.

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  • Jokowi 'open to views on executions': Ahok

    Jakarta's governor has reportedly said President Joko Widodo is considering different views on the death penalty, including his own advice that it should be removed from Indonesia's laws. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known better as Ahok, was Mr Joko's deputy for two years at city hall, succeeding him when he became president. Visiting a prison in Jakarta on Saturday, Ahok revealed he had told the president he believes the death penalty should be removed from Indonesia's laws and replaced with life in jail without remission.

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  • 'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi, named as the militant who has beheaded at least five Western hostages, are working in Kuwait and like him hold British citizenship, Al-Qabas newspaper reported. The daily did not say how many of Emwazi's relatives are in Kuwait.

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  • Helicopter crashes on Queensland beach, pilot walks away unscathed

    Witnesses say the pilot of a helicopter that crashed just north of Brisbane today deserves praise for steering the aircraft away from people at the beach. Ambulance officers were called to the scene and treated the pilot for minor injuries. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) said the helicopter was leaking fuel and the area had been closed to the public.

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  • Andrew Flintoff opens up about depression

    Former English cricket captain Andrew Flintoff says he still sees a doctor to keep his depression in check. Flintoff opened up about his battle with depression to his fellow personalities on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! "I genuinely thought I had, had enough of it (alcohol) and it catches up with you in the morning and two, I suffer from depression and it doesn't help at all," Flintoff said.

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  • Biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee springs into action

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday. Despite his untimely death in 1973 at age 32, Bruce Lee helped to create and

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  • 8 convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

    Eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewelry shop in Paris, in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole about $92 million in loot, a defense lawyer said Saturday. Lawyer Philippe Stepniewski said sentences ranged from nine months to 15 years in prison — with the heaviest penalty handed to Douadi Yahiaoui, a 50-year-old repeat offender and alleged ringleader of the heist.

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  • China's famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia

    China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course. The Shoalhaven City Council in New South Wales state said earlier this month that Shaolin Temple Foundation Australia, the developer, had finalized a land purchase at Comberton Grange for what will be known as Shaolin Village. Mayor Joanna Gash said Saturday that the city council and the state government had both approved the concept plan for the project, which is to include a temple sanctuary with resident monks, a live-in kung fu academy, a 500-bed four-star hotel and a 27-hole golf course.

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