• 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.

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  • 'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

    The London man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide, it emerged Saturday. Mohammed Emwazi, named by media and experts as the militant thought to have beheaded at least five Western hostages held by the IS group, told the Mail on Sunday reporter that he felt like a "dead man walking". A British civil rights group that was in contact with Emwazi, Cage, claims that domestic spy agency MI5 had been tracking him since at least 2009, and blamed his radicalisation on their "harassment".

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  • Exclusive: Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

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  • Henderson, Coutinho hit Man City's title bid

    Spectacular long-range strikes by midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho earned Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday that seriously compromised the Premier League champions' title defence. After Henderson's fine 11th-minute opener had been cancelled out by Edin Dzeko at Anfield, Coutinho curled home in sumptuous fashion from 25 yards to enhance Liverpool's hopes of Champions League qualification.

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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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  • 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.

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  • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

    North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, warned in an editorial carried by the state KCNA news agency. North Korea "will wage a merciless sacred war against the US now that the latter has chosen confrontation", the Rodong Sinmun said.

    AFP
  • Titans drug scandal deepens

    The Gold Coast Titans' troubles have deepened, with former player Ashley Harrison the latest to be arrested over the trouble-plagued NRL club's drug scandal. Harrison, 33, was served with a notice to appear on two counts of supplying a dangerous drug while an arrest warrant has been released for a 28-year-old man who is currently overseas. Harrison is set to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 9, the same date current Titans Greg Bird, Dave Taylor and Kalifa Faifai Loa are also scheduled to appear on drug charges.

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  • '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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  • 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
  • '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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  • 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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  • Buffett looks to succession, signals future growth problem

    In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc , Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. In the 84-year-old's annual shareholder letter released on Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire has grown so large - 751,000 times its original net worth per share - that the future pace of gains "will not come close" to those of the past. "The numbers have become too big," Buffett wrote.

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  • Adam Tepper, Bitcoin trader and CEO of Independent Reserve, killed in motorcycle accident in Phuket

    The Australian chief executive officer of an exchange company for Bitcoin cyber currency has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Thailand. Melbourne resident Adam Tepper, the 34-year-old boss of Independent Reserve, was holidaying on the Thai resort island of Phuket. Independent Reserve chief technology officer Adrian Przelozny confirmed Mr Tepper's death in a statement on the company's website.

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  • Young boxer's career over after sparring injury

    One of Perth's bright young boxing prospects has been dealt a cruel blow with his career over after just four fights following an incident during sparring. Wangara-based cruiserweight Ben Page revealed he suffered a seizure during a light sparring session on Friday afternoon, which resulted in him suffering a bleed on the brain. "Been monitered to see if u need to be operated on, jus the luck of the draw that's my boxing career over ... such an unlucky turn of events, but that's life can happen to anyone, jus waiting for next few days to see how my brain reacts to it all to determine weather I need to go into surgery or not.

    The West Australian
  • Baden-Clay's life insurance claim denied

    Slain Queensland mother Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance payout will go to her family, not the husband who murdered her, a court has confirmed. On Thursday, the Federal Court ordered the sum of Allison's TAL Life Limited policy - worth more than $412,000 in 2013 - be paid to the trust of solicitors representing her father, the estate's executor. The policy was jointly held by Allison, 43, and her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.

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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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  • Nemtsov admitted fears for life weeks before murder

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down on Friday in a contract-style killing, gave an interview this month admitting he had feared for his life over his opposition to President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin critic who courted public anger by opposing Russia's actions in Ukraine said he often discussed politics with his 86-year-old mother, Dina, who agreed with his views but feared he could suffer deadly consequences. "She is categorically against what is happening in Ukraine, she thinks that it's a disaster and a complete nightmare," he said.

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  • Obamacare case seen as big threat for hospitals

    For more than a year, hospitals have been enjoying a cash influx from treating newly Obamacare-insured patients. But those same hospitals are now facing the prospect of losing out on billions of dollars of money from those patients because of a major Supreme Court case due to be argued next Wednesday. Among those worried about that possible fallout are the nation's largest for-profit and nonprofit hospital operators. The facilities of both those hospital operators are primarily based in states that will be directly affected the high court's decision in the case called King v. Burwell. Plaintiffs in that case claim that federal financial aid that helps most Obamacare customers in 37 states served by federally run HealthCare.gov pay for their insurance is illegal under the Affordable Care Act.

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