• Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp. Officials said at least 688 people are known to have died in Nepal but that the toll could be much higher, while more than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and Bangladesh. "Death toll has reached 688 so far across the country," home ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal told reporters.

    AFP
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino

    Two Australian drug traffickers and a Filipino woman were on Saturday given official notification by Indonesia that they will be executed, but with no given date, reports and a lawyer said. Consular officials had earlier Saturday been summoned to a town near Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island where Indonesia carries out its executions. Jakarta must give 72 hours notice before an execution and News Limited newspapers in Australia said Indonesian authorities had confirmed the two Australians would be among a group of death row prisoners to be shot as early as next week.

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

    "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer during an ABC 20/20 special titled Bruce Jenner: The Interview. Speaking in the third person, the star explained, "I look at it this way — Bruce always telling a lie. Bruce goes on to explain that he hasn't undergone gender reassignment surgery and still has all the "male parts", but he identifies "as female".

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  • Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

    With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. Up to now, the oil and gas industry has generally argued that any such link requires further study.

    Associated Press
  • Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Spotted on a Date in NYC

    Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have been spotted attending a Broadway play together in New York. Just when we thought Bradley Cooper was reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Suki Waterhouse after the two were spotted at Coachella together, another stunning model has come into the mix. The actor was spotted on a Broadway date with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo's recent ex, Irina Shayk.

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  • Selfie sparks hijacking fear on flight

    What started as a request for a selfie on board an Air India flight from Dubai to Hyderabad, India ended up sparking hijacking fears. Yousuf Sharif, 35, was travelling in the business class cabin when her asked the air hostess if he could take a selfie with the pilot or even with her. When the air hostess rejected his request and started walking away, Yousuf told her that he would hijack the flight and she immediately alerted the pilot.

    Total Travel
  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

    CNBC
  • Anzac disruption prompts Bikies apology

    Bikies have apologised for disrupting the Anzac Day dawn service in a small North Island township, after their revving drowned out the Last Post. The commemoration at Waiouru was interrupted by members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, who were passing through the tiny settlement on Saturday morning. The club has apologised, saying riders had thought the service was finished, the New Zealand Herald reports.

    NZ Newswire
  • Britain's Prince William enjoys shopping spree

    Britain's Prince William enjoyed a shopping spree ahead of the birth of his second child. The 32-year-old royal was spotted browsing the shelves at department store Peter Jones in London's Knightsbridge, followed by two security guards and a personal shopper. The second in line to the throne - whose wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to go into labour any day now - spent around £800 on a selection of casual clothing, including multiple pairs of John Lewis and Gant jeans and two blue wool, v-neck jumpers, an onlooker told US Weekly.

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  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

    AFP
  • What really happened when this plane nosedived 20,000 feet for an emergency landing?

    Passengers aboard a SkyWest Airlines flight got the scare of their lives when the plane took a sudden eight-minute nosedive. According to Marissa Snow, spokeswoman for SkyWest, the pilot made the rapid descent “out of an abundance of caution.” But this choice left passengers scared and holding on for dear life. After the descent, the Chicago-to-Harford flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo.

    Total Travel
  • Sex Up Your Pay Packet

    Last week it was an (unhealthy) grilled cheese sandwich habit that delivered more sex (hey, we only reported the study!) this week it's more sex that delivers more money. While the study didn't conclude whether more sex improved work performance, resulting in more pay, or whether those on bigger bucks were simply more likely to get lucky, study leader Dr Nick Drydakis says a common psychological theory – Maslow's Need Hierarchy – suggests people who are fulfilled at home are likely to be more successful at work.

    Men's Health
  • Toyota to provide 1st hydrogen-fueled pace car

    A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The electric vehicle is powered by hydrogen, refuels in about five minutes and travels up to 300 miles on one tank. The Toyota Camry Hybrid was the first hybrid vehicle to pace a full NASCAR race when it was used at Charlotte in 2009.

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  • 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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  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

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  • 9 Secrets of Successful Savers

    If your savings account is your couch -- and you go hunting under the cushions to find extra money -- then you've probably wondered many times: How do they do it? What's the secret to saving money -- and actually keeping most of it? The best savers start as early as possible, says William Mahnic, an associate professor of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Weigh In On Full House Reboot

    The internet has been buzzing with the news that Full House is set to return to TV - and even more so since it was revealed that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are considering signing on. "We just found out about it today," confessed Mary-Kate.

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  • Crusaders back to Super Rugby winning ways

    Coming off back-to-back losses, the Crusaders rediscovered their winning form with a bonus-point 29-15 Super Rugby win over the Blues on Saturday in Christchurch. Solid work at the breakdown and a lethal counterattack laid the base for the struggling Crusaders, sitting 10th in the overall competition and coming off losses to the Highlanders and the Chiefs. Halfback Mitchell Drummond scored after two minutes, the try sparked by a storming run from Nemani Nadolo.

    AAP