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  • Bali Nine last wishes revealed

    The executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be a grave injustice say their brothers, who have pleaded for Indonesia's president to call off the firing squad. After spending some of his final hours with his brother, Chinthu Sukumaran said his brother's last wish was to paint for as long as possible. "He's found peace with what may happen but he and we all feel that this is a grave injustice and it did not have to be this way and it still doesn't have to be this way," he told reporters.

    AAP
  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Expert: Lift accidents like one at Sugarloaf are rare

    A national expert says Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season. Seven skiers were injured when the King Pine quad lift at Sugarloaf began moving backward on busy Saturday in late March. David Byrd, direction of risk and regulatory affairs with the National Ski Areas Association, told the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1QwHPM ) that Sugarloaf was the only area nationwide to have serious lift malfunction all season.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • 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
  • Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

    An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The presence of Blue Origin, LLC, the brainchild of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, barely registers in nearby Van Horn, a way station along Interstate 10, a full decade after he began buying land in one of Texas' largest and most remote counties. "No one gets in other than employees," says Robert Morales, editor of the weekly Van Horn Advocate newspaper.

    Associated Press
  • Schumacher's son wins on his debut F4 weekend

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick sprayed the winner's champagne after capping an impressive debut weekend in German Formula Four with the first victory of his motor racing career on Sunday. Competing for the Dutch-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, the German lined up second on the grid for the last of three races at Oschersleben and made a quick getaway to lead from the start. Schumacher, who leads the rookie standings and is fifth overall in the championship, ended the 30-minute race behind the safety car with Australian team mate Joey Mawson second and fellow rookie Thomas Preining third.

    Reuters
  • Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage

    Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal's rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, experts said Sunday. In the heart of Kathmandu, many of a cluster of temples and statues built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings of Nepal have collapsed, killing scores and trapping others underneath. The nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction in the city's Durbar square with its spiral staircase of 200 steps, was reduced to just its base when the 7.8-magnitude quake struck at lunchtime on Saturday.

    AFP
  • Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley dies suddenly at 46

    Reports suggest that Hawley, 46, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in New York. Angus's brother Phillip released the following statement last night on behalf of the Hawley family. "We confirm that Angus Hawley has suddenly and very unexpectedly died of a suspected heart attack whilst in New York attending a conference.

    New Idea
  • Radcliffe's emotional athletics farewell ends in tears

    Paula Radcliffe struggled to hold back the tears as she tore down the Mall in front of her adoring fans for the final time at the London Marathon on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on the glittering career of one of the great distance runners. With Buckingham Palace looming in the background, the queen of British athletics approached the finishing line with her customary bobbing head and gritted teeth to leave one last enduring memory of her uniquely committed style. "I wore the sunglasses to keep a lid on my emotions and they definitely hid some tears along the way," Radcliffe told reporters.

    Reuters
  • Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

    At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton, who as a former secretary of state, former senator and former first lady is one of America's best known figures, travelled around in a van this month in a deliberately low-key trip to the state that holds an early contest in the election primary season.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • Tug of war over pooch in pound

    A dog named Bella is at the centre of a "very sad" tug of war between a Coolbellup couple who lost her for nine days and the new owners who rescued her from a pound. The City of Rockingham said the case was a sobering reminder for owners to register their pets so they could be easily reunited, with legislation requiring animals to be held for only three days before they could be rehomed. Former owner Chelsea Evans said she and her boyfriend James Winstanley were desperate to have their beloved Bella back but the new owners planned to keep her.

    The West Australian
  • Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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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.

    AAP
  • Keith Richards was '40 per cent drugs'

    Keith Richards was "40 per cent drugs" while making 'Sticky Fingers'. The Rolling Stones guitarist caused concern with his habit while recording their 1971 LP, with those close to the band admitting he was using narcotics "just to exist". The group's financial manager, Ronnie Schneider, said: "Keith at the time was maybe 60 per cent music and 40 per cent drugs.

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  • Bruce Jenner: God Gave Me 'the Soul of a Female'

    Bruce Jenner sits down with Diane Sawyer. Bruce Jenner is finally sharing his story. The former Olympian spoke publicly for the first time about transitioning from male to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer on on Friday night (US time).

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  • Soa 'the Hulk' in battle of the giants

    Both men stand 193cm tall, both men cut weight to make the UFC's 120kg heavyweight limit, and this morning, thewest.com.au can reveal they will go toe-to-toe at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on August 1. The 37-year-old has compiled a 3-1 record since returning to the UFC in 2013, using his trademark ground and pound in each of his three knockout victories. A mountain of a man, Silva fought for the UFC heavyweight title two years ago, losing in the first round to reigning champion Cain Velasquez.

    The West Australian
  • Woman charged with murder for sealing newborn in plastic at office

    A woman was charged with murder for the death of her newborn son who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Kimberly Pappas, 25, of Wyandotte in the United States, is charged with felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of the newborn, prosecutors said. An employee alerted the Redford Fire Department, which attempted to resuscitate the child, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    Reuters