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7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

University friends plead guilty to profiting $7 million from...

A former National Australia Bank employee and a public servant have pleaded guilty to a $7 million insider trading scheme. Former NAB worker Lukas James Kamay and Australian Bureau of Statistics employee Christopher Russell Hill traded confidential market-sensitive information that netted about $7 million in profits.


Related Topix: National Australia Bank, Financial Services, Wedding

15 hrs ago |

Kidman back in Oz after dad's death

The 47-year-old actress returned to the Australian capital with her husband Keith Urban so she could be with her mother Janelle and the rest of her family. Her sister Antonia - who lives in Singapore with her husband Craig Marran and their six children - flew back to Australia on Saturday.


15 hrs ago | KRYS-FM Corpus Christi

The sudden death last week of his father-in-law prompted the country star to postpone a few shows

Keith Urban is making some adjustments to his performance schedule for a family emergency. The sudden death last week of his father-in-law prompted the country star to postpone Saturday's appearance at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Yesterday | The Arizona Republic

Billy Ray gives advice to daughter Miley Cyrus

Billy Ray gives advice to daughter Miley Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus has advised his daughter Miley to enjoy her life and warned her not to become bitter. Check out this story on The 'We Can't Stop' singer posted a screen shot of a conversation she had with the 53-year-old country music singer.


Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, Country, Billy Ray Cyrus, Thriller, Lonely Hearts, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Australia, World News, Pasadena, CA, Entertainment

Yesterday | Daily Mail

Grandmother, 60, CHARGED by Australian police after she allegedly...

'It's almost like the Thought Police': Grandmother, 60, CHARGED by Australian police after she allegedly placed THIS tiny G20 sticker on a pole in Cairns Ms Gold is accused of placing a tiny sticker, similar to this one, on a pole near Raintree Shopping Centre in Cairns. As many as 800 extra police are being sent to Cairns to guard the G20 finance ministers' meeting, held on September 20 and 21 at the city's Convention Centre.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Wedding, Hot Chicks, Kim Kardashian

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Australia Network

Ita Buttrose: Up Close and Personal - Baz Lurhmann

This week Del Irani takes a look at the issue of homelessness and how it affects so many people around the world. This week, Kochie chats to world renowned chef Luke Mangan, we get the inside word on protecting your outfit from cybercriminals from the tech gurus at McAfee.


ABC News

Casting director Jan Russ: From teenage mum to mother figure to the stars

Jan Russ is the silent operator credited with kick-starting the careers of many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in Australia and around the world. But on Australian Story tonight the star-maker reveals a personal story with more twists and turns than any soap opera.


Related Topix: Soap Opera, Neighbours, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Obese woman 'raped sleeping man'

THE brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants has issued a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation. A WOMAN thought to be a UK medical student who left Britain to join the Islamic State has posted a Twitter selfie of her holding a severed head.



Nicole Kidman Rushes To Australia After Father's Death - First Pics

After her beloved father's sudden and shocking death, Nicole Kidman has rushed to Sydney, Australia with Keith Urban in tow to be with her family during this difficult time. See the first photos of the actress after the tragic incident with took Dr. Antony Kidman's life.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

Daily Mail

Ban tanning beds: Medical expert calls for solariums to be outlawed in Australia

'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' 'The ultimate prize...72 pure untouched virgins': Is this the poem used by American jihadist to get more recruits into the fold? How former military engineer murdered by ISIS dedicated years of his life to promoting peace and saving civilians from land mines American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Palin supporters claim birthday brawl was started by daughter's ex-boyfriend who 'tried to get in to their stretch limo Hummer' and Sarah was just defending her family Django ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, North Korea, World News, Asia

Family desperate to find their boy William, 3, safe

A HEARTBROKEN Nicole Kidman arrived home in Australia yesterday to mourn with her family after the sudden death of her father. POLICE have escalated their search for five rocket launchers believed to be buried in Sydney bushland by a terror cell linked to Islamic State savages.


NZ-based priest removed from duty

A PRIEST who moved from Australia to New Zealand last year is facing indecent assault charges after a police investigation. BRITAIN'S emergency Cobra committee is meeting in response to an online video purportedly showing a masked militant killing hostage David Haines.


Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Mail

Nicole Kidman arrives back in Sydney with husband Keith Urban by...

'A message to the Allies of America': British aid worker forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy before beheading by Jihadi John who threatens to kill another Briton next Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way 'Would they have done that to any white boy?': Mother hits out after her mixed-race son is shot dead by police 'with his arms by his sides' Radio bosses behind hoax call where DJs posed as Queen concerned over pregnant Kate Middleton's health donate $470,000 to family of nurse who took own life - but defend DJs responsible It's a miracle! Woman locates couple whose wedding photo she found in 9/11 rubble after 13 year search, and they are alive and well Is there a cop killer on the loose? Police question ... (more)


Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, Family, Kids, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural


Mystery of the Pregnant Pope

For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has tried to bury her story. But of all the legends suppressed by the Vatican over the years, this is one that refuses to go away.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Rome, PA, Celebrities, John Goodman, David Wenham, Libraries

Are Aussie films just audition tapes?

IN this sublime movie from Sweden, three 13-year-old Stockholm girls decide to form a punk band and nothing - least of all a lack of musical skill - will stand in their way. IF you are tired of the sleek, seamless look of CGI animation in children's films, then take note: The Boxtrolls goes a bit old-school, using stop-motion animation to tell the story of these mysterious monsters.


Related Topix: Animal Kingdom, Joel Edgerton, The Rover, Movies, Entertainment, Guy Pearce

The Raw Story

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death

Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore, her publicist said Saturday as her husband Keith Urban wrote of the couple's "deep state of grief". Antony Kidman, 75, died after suffering from an apparent heart attack at an exclusive social club in Singapore, local media and emergency services said.


Related Topix: Public Relations

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Celebrity gardener Jamie Durie puts his landscaped Sydney health...

Nicole Kidman's father dies after 'collapsing in Singapore hotel restaurant' in front of guests minutes after his morning exercise Married sixth grade teacher 'storms out of school after heated phone call and stabs herself to death in Holiday Inn bathroom' 'As an American I'm embarrassed and appalled': James Foley's mother hits out at Obama's efforts to rescue her son and claims she was threatened with PROSECUTION if family paid ransom Sarah Palin's husband left with a bloody nose after a 20-person brawl at his birthday party where daughter Bristol punched the host' Sit near a baby, arrive early for check-in and wear a cashmere shawl or linen jacket: 15 insider tips on how to get upgraded to First Class WITHOUT paying Oscar Pistorius is found GUILTY of Reeva's manslaughter but is allowed to go free on bail while he waits weeks for sentencing 'I feared he'd kill me... I hid his gun': ... (more)


All About That Bass star hits Sydney

NICOLE Kidman's father has reportedly died after an accident in Singapore, where he was visiting her sister Antonia and her family. RUMOUR mill in overdrive with murmurs Ricky Martin and Ian Thorpe will reveal their relationship to a mag, but Thorpe's manager says otherwise.


Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop

Keith Urban thanks fans with funny 'Faithfully' lip sync video

Keith Urban finished up his tour, but he had one final gift for his fans before taking a plane home. The accomplished singer was seen at the airport on Thursday en route to his family after the news of his father-in-law's passing.


Sunday Mail

Expect biggest auction in AFL history for Danger

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