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18
Dec
Jennifer Lawrence: weight comments 'should be illegal'

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has said she thinks "it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV", after red carpet criticism of her own figure. Speaking to US host Barbara Walters, The Hunger Games star added: "Because why is humiliating people funny?" The 23 year-old actress, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the teen franchise, said she was worried about how the media's attitude affected young people. Lawrence features in Walters' series The... [read news]

18
Dec
Holden Captiva: 14,000 diesel SUVs recalled for fire risk

More than 14,000 diesel-powered Holden Captiva models have been recalled due to a fault with the SUVs’ fuel feed hose that could lead to fire. The recall affects 14,230 Holden Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models built in Korea between February 5, 2011 and November 2, 2012 fitted with the company’s 135kW/400Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer... [read news]

16
Dec
Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham sack manager

Tottenham have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas in the wake of Sunday's 5-0 Premier League thrashing by Liverpool. The loss was the club's worst at White Hart Lane in 16 years and left them seventh in the table - eight points behind leaders Arsenal. Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas, 36, took over at Tottenham in July 2012. "The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach Andre Villas-Boas for the... [read news]

16
Dec
Nude photos leak of former Disney star Dylan Sprouse

Another day, another slew of pictures of a Disney Channel star naked. This time Dylan Sprouse, star of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," is the one who has been completely revealed, with multiple extremely revealing pictures of the Disney actor hitting the internet on Sunday. But actually, he seems pretty cool with it. The pictures — one a selfie of Dylan, 21, in boxer-briefs, the other of Dylan totally naked and showing everything — made... [read news]

16
Dec
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: next-gen premium mid-sizer revealed

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class can as standard automatically brake at up to 200km/h to avoid a collision, use just 3.9L/100km of fuel, and even show Google StreetView on its main display. These features headline the fourth-generation premium medium car from Mercedes-Benz, which has just been revealed and is due to arrive in Australian showrooms mid next year. Compared with the outgoing model, the new C-Class is 95mm longer (at 4686mm), 40... [read news]

14
Dec
Ireland: Is social media turning former Celtic tiger into Celtic cloud?

Remember the Celtic Tiger? It was billed as a dream for Ireland; emigration slowed as tech giants like Apple, Dell and Intel set up manufacturing plants on the outskirts of Dublin. They were attracted by a young, well-educated English-speaking island in the heart of the euro zone. Other foreign firms set up call centers and back office operations, attracted by a corporate tax rate at 10% (now 12.5%). Dublin buzzed and property prices... [read news]

13
Dec
Twitter backtracks on blocking changes

Twitter has reversed changes it made to how people block other users, less than a day after they were introduced. The changes allowed blocked users to continue to see tweets and interact with accounts that had blocked them, leading to an outcry. Twitter said it was reverting to old rules, under which users are not able to follow an account once blocked. Blocking is used by people to stop trolls and rude online commentators from interacting... [read news]

13
Dec
Ashes 2013-14: Steve Smith ton leads Australia recovery in Perth

A century from Steve Smith took the first day of the third Test away from England as the tourists were once again unable to capitalise on a promising position. Australia had been 143-5 just after lunch as their top order gave their wickets away cheaply, but a sixth-wicket partnership of 124 between Smith and Brad Haddin (55) took them to safety before late muscular hitting from Mitchell Johnson extended their advantage. Smith made 103 not... [read news]

13
Dec
Beyonce puts surprise album on iTunes

Beyonce has unexpectedly released her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new songs and 17 music videos. The self-titled record is the follow-up to 2011's 4, and features guest spots from her husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy. "Surprise!" wrote the 32-year-old in a press release, adding she was "bored" of releasing music the traditional way. The instantaneous release means "I am able to speak directly to my fans," she continued. It... [read news]

13
Dec
2014 Ward’s 10 Best Engines revealed

Eight new powertrains have earned gongs in the 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Engines awards. The 20th annual winners’ list was dominated by powerplants with an emphasis on efficiency. Three diesels, a three-cylinder petrol and an electric motor earned top honours, while eight of the top 10 also featured direct fuel injection and six utilised forced induction. The two return winners were the 245kW/440Nm 3.0-litre supercharged V6 in the Audi S5... [read news]


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