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Woman Walks Off Pier with Face Buried in Facebook
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Maybe it takes falling into the ocean to convince someone they have a Facebook addiction – or, at least I hope. A Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued from Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia after walking straight off St. …

Tourist Walks Off Pier While Perusing Facebook

A tourist who was strolling down St. Kilda’s pier in Melbourne, Australia on Monday night wasn’t paying close enough attention to where she was going and fell in, authorities say. “She was still out in the water laying on her …

Angelina Jolie and Family in Australia
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The Jolie-Pitt clan is known for its globe-trotting ways, and son Maddox doesn’t let us down when he visits his mom on a movie set in Australia. Angelina Jolie, who is in Sydney directing the film Unbroken, was surprised as …

Mia Wasikowska Crosses the Outback in ‘Tracks’ Trailer
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With the summer blockbusters now behind us, studios are now packing theaters with their Oscar nominee hopefuls. Movie such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club will be sharing theater space with winter blockbusters such as The …

Brandi Brandt Faces Charges In Drug Syndicate
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Brandi Brandt, the former Playboy model, is now facing charges after being accused of participating in a drug syndicate. Brandt allegedly helped hide a “commercial quantity” of cocaine on Qantas and United Airlines planes which was later picked up by …

The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was …

“Godzilla” Platypus Discovered in Australia

A duck bill, webbed feet, beaver tail, poisonous spurs, and egg-laying – all perfect ingredients for a 6 year-old’s diabolical creature creation. However, this animal really does exist in nature – the platypus. This chimeric animal has been the subject …

Beyonce Didn’t Photobomb, Teen Says

Beyonce was the subject of multiple headlines this week after a photo of her and a fan at a concert went viral. Now, the fan says the picture wasn’t what everyone thinks it was. The photo shows a teen apparently …

Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules

The Australian reports that a Perth couple were conned into being drug mules by a bogus Canadian travel agency. It all looked legit, at least on the surface. A 72-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife entered a sweepstakes for a …

Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions …

Azealia Banks Cuts Show Short Due To Flying Can

Azealia Banks cut short another festival performance on Saturday after she was pelted with a can onstage, leaving before the first song of the set was even finished. It was the second time in a week she’s disappointed Australian audiences. …

Taylor Swift Makes Touring Records Taylor Swift Makes Touring Records
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We just heard about pop diva, P!nk’s tour success (her recent tour stop of Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena marked the 18th sold out performance) but is she the only one breaking records this week? Nope. Leave it to genre bouncing …

P!nk Breaks Touring Records in Australia

She’s known for her hot pink hair and even hotter attitude. But as of lately, the bad gal of the pop world, P!nk, is dominating some other, more important categories. The diva pop star dominated the weekly tally of Hot …

Tony Abbott PM-elect party wins Australian elections

Australians learned election results Saturday and it was an overwhelming victory for the conservative opposition party. Early Sunday reports indicated the coalition would win a clear majority of 88 out of the 150 House of Representative seats. Labor would probably …

Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’ Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’
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Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very …

Intel Report: Syrian Regime Confirmed Chem Agressor
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Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as …

Crocodile Attack During Birthday Party
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A crocodile attack occurred Saturday in the Northern Territory of Australia at Mary River Park. The popular camping site and tourist destination is located 65 miles from Darwin, the state’s capital. “The Mary River [in Australia] is known worldwide to …

Oklahoma Shooting: Teens Killed “For the Fun of it”
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Three teenagers have been charged in the murder of 22-year-old Christopher Lane. Lane, an Australian native, was attending college on a baseball scholarship at the East Central University. He was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma, when he decided to …

Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s …

Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’ Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’
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Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new …

Australian Saints Row IV Will be Cut Off From World Co-Op Australian Saints Row IV Will be Cut Off From World Co-Op

After being refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board, Saints Row IV was finally rated “MA 15+” last week. To obtain the rating, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition had to remove an entire mission from the Australian version …