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  • Three dead in WA road carnage

    Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a crash on Kwinana Freeway. Picture:Jordan Cutts/Seven NewsIt is believed smoke form an earlier bushfire had significantly reduced visibility on the freeway at the time of the crash.

    The West Australian
  • Co-pilot hid sick note for crash day

    Searches of Andreas Lubitz's homes had netted “medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, including “torn-up and current sick leave notices, among them one covering the day of the crash”, they said totay. Officers had on Thursday combed through a flat Andreas Lubitz kept in Duesseldorf as well as the house where he lived with his parents in the small western town of Montabaur. At a press conference last night, French prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Lubitz 28, was alone in the cockpit and had locked out the pilot.

    AFP
  • Million Dollar Minute awards the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history

    Andrew Skarbek made Australian television history this afternoon by winning an eye-popping $1,016,000 on Channel 7’s hit quiz show Million Dollar Minute. The nail-biting final question that determined Andrew’s life changing cash windfall was: “The Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne in which year?”. $1,016,000 is the biggest cash prize ever awarded in the history of Australian television.

    Yahoo7 TV
  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

    AP
  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated land and air operations". "A lot of arms and ammunition have been recovered and the administrative headquarters (of Boko Haram) completely destroyed," he said.

    AFP
  • China banks borrow Western tricks to combat spike in bad loans

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese banks are increasingly drawing on Western ways of selling off bad loans, after four of the largest five lenders reported a spike in defaults in an economy stuttering at its slowest growth rate in 25 years. The lenders - bellwethers of the world's second-largest economy - plan to expand the practice of selling bad loans bundled into financial products, to reduce the amount of unpaid debt on their books, according to banking insiders. The practice, though common in the West, was mostly unheard of in China just a year ago.

    Reuters
  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

    Yahoo7 News
  • No murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. Investigators say Lane lured Michelle Wilkins, 26, to her Longmont home March 18 with an ad on Craigslist offering baby clothes.

    AP
  • Zayn Malik has 'misled' people around him

    People around Zayn Malik feel "misled". On Wednesday (25.03.15), the 22-year-old singer announced he was quitting One Direction for good, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", but was spotted heading into a recording studio yesterday, leading people around the star to feel confused about his real reasons for leaving the band. Since quitting the group, Zayn has given an extensive interview to The Sun newspaper, prompting speculation he may have had other reasons for leaving the band than those he's suggested.

    Bang Showbiz
  • We want to finish Taj: Oswals

    Pankaj and Radhika Oswal say they hope to return to Perth and finish their Indian palace-style home in Peppermint Grove. A day after the Shire of Peppermint Grove pushed ahead with plans to demolish the building known as Taj-on-Swan, Mrs Oswal's lawyer Rebekah Giles said she would resist the move. The Oswals have lived overseas since the high-profile collapse of Mr Oswal's ammonia empire in 2010.

    The West Australian
  • Kylie Jenner stole Kris' beauty products

    Kylie Jenner used to steal her mother's beauty products. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has admitted she regularly borrowed beauty products from Kris Jenner and was left "embarrassed" when her half-sister Khloe Kardashian pointed out the foundation was the wrong shade for her.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Inner city apartment oversupply: Is it time to get nervous?

    Boy are the inner city apartment markets of Sydney and Melbourne behaving differently. Looking back a few years, following their post Global Financial Crisis downturn, the inner city apartment markets of both Sydney and Melbourne boomed, in part due to investor demand and in part helped by low stock levels. While limited new apartment stock was built in Sydney, Melbourne now has a significant inner city apartment market oversupply which is likely to cloud its market for a number of years yet.

    Yahoo7 Finance
  • Embattled Renault threatens to quit F1

    Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descending into mud-slinging. Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul said it was weighing up several options, including buying a team and walking away, a move which could have severe repercussions. Renault is one of only four engine suppliers in F1, and Red Bull warned it could also be forced out of the sport if the French manufacturer leaves.

    AFP
  • Russia offers job to sacked Jeremy Clarkson

    Axed Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been offered a job by Russia's army TV channel to host a motoring show. Russia's official military station of the Russian armed forces, Zvezda, has apparently invited the ousted BBC star to Russia to discuss the proposal. "Dear Jeremy, the Russian Armed Forces Broadcasting company Zvezda expresses deep honour to you and kindly asks for your cooperation," the channel said in an email it had sent to Clarkson, published on its website.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • War in Yemen: What it means-and doesn't mean

    Fighting in Yemen may not disrupt energy supplies out of the Middle East just yet, but there's more to worry about than just oil. As a Saudi -led coalition began airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday, oil markets shot higher. Sunni Saudi Arabia and Egypt are mobilizing to combat Shiite rebels who have overrun much of the country.

    CNBC
  • Gay bash pair guilty of murder

    Mr Batchelor's family cried quietly in the back of the court as the verdicts were delivered after a two week trial. Mr Batchelor died a few days after he was attacked in a public toilet block at the Middle Swan Reserve in November 2013. During the trial, the jury was told Jones and Taylor - strangers to Mr Batchelor - had burst into the disabled toilet and attacked Mr Batchelor while he was in the cubicle with another man.

    The West Australian
  • Bonds Reveal Their Baby Of The Year

    Poppy H, the winner of the Bonds Baby Search. Photo: SuppliedMeet Poppy from the Northern Territory – she has just taken out the hotly-contested Bonds Baby Search for 2015.Alongside Poppy, 18 other young Aussies (aged from 0-6 months to 3 years) were

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  • Internet imposter catches John Howard off-guard

    Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was uncharacteristically caught unprepared on Thursday when he came face to face with a long-time Facebook friend. Fairfax reports the ex-PM was attending a leadership conference in Canberra when he was approach by the executive officer of the Steps Group Australia, Stuart Coward. The only problem - Mr Howard does not have a Facebook page and never has.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Ambrose: Why I walked from V8s

    It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid. Marcos Ambrose, once the undisputed king of the category, was leaving the sport just two races into his long-awaited return. With the support of one of the world's racing titans, Roger Penske, and legendary touring car driver Dick Johnson, Ambrose occupied a privileged position.

    AAP
  • Lion attack mars African safari

    Former Mt Lawley Senior High School student Brendan Smith used his Facebook page to show the wounds to his legs and said the lion jumped through a car window and mauled him just 36 hours after he arrived in the country. Posting the message from his hospital bed, Mr Smith appeared upbeat despite his injuries, pointing out he had become a local attraction because of the attack. "Pretty full on but I am alive, with insurance coming to the party and an influx of curious Africans wanting to see the lion man," he wrote on Facebook.

    The West Australian