Ziggy games Survivor, but at a cost

Ziggy games Survivor, but at a cost

NICOLA “Ziggy” Zagame has won the very first super idol on Australian Survivor but she understands this may also put a target on her back. Zagame won the super idol — which allows her to use it as an immunity idol and cancel out another person’s immunity idol — after she was voted by her Samatau tribe to take part in a special challenge. That challenge was to spend hours in the mangroves in Samoa at night to find the super idol, which she eventually did. RELATED: Kent Nelson is…

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Ex-cop denies killing Shirley Finn

Ex-cop denies killing Shirley Finn

A FORMER detective has denied he was the person who shot and killed Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn 42 years ago. Finn was shot four times in the head while sitting in her car at the Royal Perth Golf Club in South Perth in 1975. James Archibald Boland was the first to give evidence at a coronial inquiry into the unsolved murder. The inquest into the notorious madam’s murder started on Tuesday, with Mr Boland quizzed by lawyer Tom Percy, representing Ms Finn’s daughter Bridget Shewring. media_cameraFormer police officer James…

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'Texas can handle anything': Trump surveys 'epic' Harvey damage

'Texas can handle anything': Trump surveys 'epic' Harvey damage

Posted August 30, 2017 06:22:06 Photo:Donald Trump holds a Texan flag after receiving a briefing on Harvey. (Reuters: Carlos Barria) US President Donald Trump has touched down in Texas to assess the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey — the biggest natural disaster of his White House tenure — as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. Key points: Levees and embankments have been breached intensiying the flooding At least nine people have been confirmed killed, tens of thousands in shelters Mr Trump is to visit Corpus Christi,…

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Hellboy actor pulls out over whitewashing backlash

Hellboy actor pulls out over whitewashing backlash

Updated August 29, 2017 21:14:08 Photo: Ed Skrein said he was unaware of the character’s original cultural heritage. (Reuters: Phil McCarten) Related Story: Nina Simone’s daughter defends Zoe Saldana following backlash over casting British actor Ed Skrein has withdrawn from the upcoming Hellboy reboot a week after his casting sparked outcries of whitewashing. Key points: Ed Skrein says he accepted the role of Ben Daimio unaware of its heritage Producers of the film said they supported Skrein’s “unselfish decision” The issue of diversity in Western cinema has flared up on…

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Interest-only loan value drops for first time since GFC

Interest-only loan value drops for first time since GFC

Posted August 29, 2017 19:33:45 In a big win for regulators hoping to throttle back speculative property lending, the stock of interest-only loans has fallen for the first time since the global financial crisis. Key points: Interest only loans drop back to APRA’s new limit of 30pc on total new loans June quarter is the first time the total of outstanding interest-only loans has fallen since 2009 APRA may need to tighten more given the size of interest-only loans relative to the banks’ total loan portfolios. Figures released by the…

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