• Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Malaysian sentenced to hang for murder of students

    A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said. Zulkipli Abdullah, 24, was found guilty of stabbing to death Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in the city of Kuching last August after an argument in a bar. The judge accepted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses," Zulkipli's lawyer Anthony Tai told AFP.

    AFP
  • Berkshire's Buffett says Grexit 'may not be bad' for euro zone -CNBC

    Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc , said Tuesday that an exit by Greece from the euro zone could be constructive for the region. "If it turns out the Greeks leave, that may not be a bad thing for the euro," Buffett told cable television network CNBC. "If everybody learns that the rules mean something and if they come to general agreement about fiscal policy among members or something of the sort, they mean business, that could be a good thing," Buffett said.

    Reuters
  • Deposits tax will 'hurt ordinary Aussies'

    Banks and building societies have condemned a bank deposits tax plan as a burden on ordinary Australians and retirees. Treasurer Joe Hockey is pressing ahead with a proposal for a 0.05 per cent levy on deposits of up to $250,000, even though he criticised the former Labor government when it floated the idea ahead of the last election. A bank deposits insurance levy is likely to be unveiled in the May budget as part of a move to raise $500 million a year.

    AAP
  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

    Total Travel
  • Qld mother speaks out after horror birth

    A Queensland mother is demanding answers after doctors at Gold Coast University Hospital sent her home because they didn’t believe her water had broken. Brittany Spriggs says she nearly died after giving birth to daughter Jasmine on January 13. Ms Spriggs said staff only realised their mistake as she was giving birth.

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  • Tragedy hits family again as war victim's daughter, Salwa Haydar, stabbed to death at Bexley, Sydney

    A woman stabbed to death at a Sydney home on Tuesday was a Lebanese migrant whose mother was killed by Israeli fire during the 2006 Lebanon war. Salwa Haydar's husband, Haydar Haydar, was charged with her murder after the 45-year-old was killed at a unit in Bexley, in Sydney's south. An 18-year-old girl, believed to be Ms Haydar's daughter, was taken to hospital with serious hand injuries caused by "intervening in the incident", Superintendent David Donohue said.

    ABC 33 mins ago
  • Mother kicked off plane for breastfeeding son

    FIRST ON 7: Virgin Australia has come under fire for calling federal and local police after a woman refused to stop breastfeeding her son. As the plane taxied down the runway, Virginie Rutgers started breastfeeding her crying 10-month old son. Virginie said staff refused to explain why the baby carrier was a safety hazard.

    7News
  • Ford gets back into luxury business with classic car

    Ford Motor (NYSE:F) will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the United States and China. Ford's Lincoln unveiled a prototype of the future Continental sedan on Monday ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, which will feature many of the Continental's future rivals, including the Cadillac CT6 sedan from General Motors (GM), a new Jaguar XF sedan from Jaguar Land Rover and a bevy of super-premium models from Daimler Mercedes Benz. Ford retired the Continental name in 2002, and joined its rivals in using letter and number codes for most models.

    CNBC
  • The Rock and Ronda Rousey shock Triple H at WrestleMania

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and UFC champion Ronda Rousey made a surprise appearance together at 'WrestleMania 31' on Sunday night (29.03.15). The WWE Superstar-turned-actor shocked the sell-out crowd at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, when he interrupted Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon as the couple mocked fans. The Rock decided he'd heard enough and challenged Triple H to create a "WrestleMania moment" and fight him, a challenge he refused to accept.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

    The West Australian
  • On board a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf

    To reach the USS Carl Vinson, somewhere off the coast of Iran, you have to land on it in a somewhat rough-and-ready Navy transport plane known as a COD, which stands for Carrier Onboard Delivery. The ability to launch both transport planes and fighter jets from such a small landing deck is one of the most impressive features of aircraft carriers, and the USS Carl Vinson has been working around the clock since it arrived in the Gulf in October last year. Pilots from here have flown more than 2,000 missions, more than a third of all the raids carried out by the US and its allies on Islamic State, under the watch of the ship's captain, Karl Thomas.

    ABC
  • Weatherman discovers coat hanger in his jacket on air

    A weatherman had the whole newsroom laughing after he whipped a wire coat hanger out of his jacket on air in the United States. Weatherman Steve Frazier was standing by the news desk with the two anchors when he realised something was wrong with his suit jacket. Needless to say, the news anchors couldn’t keep their cool and started laughing on set.

    Yahoo US
  • 'Scene of the accident' selfies draw widespread disgust

    People taking ‘selfies’ by the site of a tragic gas explosion in New York have come under fire for their ‘poor taste.’A blast in East Village had left two people missing and 25 injured at the weekend. But that did not stop some social media users taking

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  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

    The West Australian
  • Unusual visitor to Busselton jetty captured on video

    Visitors to the Busselton Jetty were treated to an unusual sight on Friday morning. A marlin was captured on film weaving through the water close to the jetty about 9.30am by Perth artist Martin Costello.

    The West Australian
  • Six Expert Tips For Making The Best Pork Crackling

    It's time to get crackling for Crackle Day. Thursday, April 2, has been declared Crackle Day! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, we caught up with PorkFest ambassador and award-winning chef Colin Fassnidge, who has shared with us his top six tips for making the BEST crackling at home as part of his Roast Pork Loin with Crackling and Colcannon recipe.

    Yahoo7 Lifestyle
  • Iggy Azalea's friends laughed at 'small' new breasts

    Iggy Azalea's friends couldn't tell she'd had breast implants.The 'Fancy' hitmaker recently underwent cosmetic surgery to have her chest enlarged but her pals advised her not to worry about making the news public because her assets are still so "small

    Bang Showbiz
  • Was Germanwings crash co-pilot 'expecting a baby' with on-off girlfriend?

    Andreas Lubitz and his partner Kathrin Goldbach, 26, whom he wanted to marry, reportedly found out just two weeks before the crash about the pregnancy, German media reports. Miss Goldbach reportedly broke off their relationship with Lubitz because his unpredictable personality left her fearing for her safety. Andreas Lubitz was reportedly told that his on-off girlfriend was having a baby and he was having vision problems which could have prompted his decision to commit mass murder.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Chinese buyers snap up massive Hunter property for $45 million

    One of the Hunter Valley's biggest rural properties has been sold to Chinese buyers in a deal reportedly worth $45 million. Glenrock, the Scone district pastoral station, last traded in 2005 when bought by then Babcock & Brown managing director Phil Green and Tricom brokerage firm founder Lance Rosenberg in a syndicate that paid $23 million. The syndicate purchased Glenrock from Compagnie de l’Occident pour la Finance et l’Industrie, a Luxembourg corporation with interests in financial management, banking, property and ­agriculture.

    Property Observer