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‘Big time’ crackdown on Aussie pirates

Village Roadshow wants to stop downloading Game of Thrones by blocking sites. Sure, that’ll work. Picture: HBO JUST when people thought it was safe to illegally download again, Village Roadshow sent a harsh warning to Aussie pirates. After successfully forcing ISPs to block a number of popular piracy websites last …

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‘F*** Donald Trump, f*** white people!’

A special-needs man is allegedly tortured by his ‘kidnappers’ on a video live streamed on Facebook. The brutal torture of a Chicago man was live-streamed to Facebook as he was bound and gagged. Picture: Supplied FOUR teenagers will face hate crime, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery charges …

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Melbourne landlord’s incredibly stingy move

This is some next level slumlord stuff. A MELBOURNE landlord has been blasted online after a tenant revealed he had installed a coin-operated toilet in the house, requiring the tenants to pay per flush. That’s right, the stingy landlord and owner of an apartment property in Thornbury equipped the toilet …

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Stunt goes horribly wrong for daredevil

YouTube daredevil 8Booth recovering in hospital. A DAREDEVIL who posts videos of dangerous jumps into hotel pools was left “destroyed” in hospital following his latest high-risk stunt. Shocking CCTV footage shows YouTuber 8Booth’s legs smash into concrete on landing after jumping from a hotel balcony at night, reports The Sun. …

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Website picks which celeb will die next

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Congolese singer Papa Wemba, Prince and George Michael all died in 2016 but The Death List only predicted Gabor’s death. Picture: AFP A SICK website compiles a list of elderly and terminally ill celebrities who they think are most …

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Mum livestreams labour on Facebook

Sarah-Jayne Ljungstrom livestreamed her birth on Facebook. Picture: Facebook/Channel Mum A BRITISH mum has broadcast her labour live on Facebook to more than 200,000 strangers to show the reality of a “normal” birth. Sarah-Jayne Ljungstrom, 35, London, switched on the camera just after her waters broke as she ate pizza …

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Why 2016 was actually great

A look back at some of the defining moments of 2016 The death of Prince was just one of many lowlights this year. Picture: Chris O’Meara WE GET it everybody, 2016 has had some bad moments. If you spend any time at all on the internet, you can’t avoid the …

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The most pirated shows of 2016

HBO?s “Game of Thrones” broke the record for most Emmy wins as was expected. But who were the surprise winners? WSJ?s John Jurgensen joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero to discuss what we didn?t expect from the 2016 Emmy Awards. Photo: Getty Game of Thrones is a favourite with pirates. …

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‘Britney Spears is dead by accident!’

Singer Britney Spears performs in Las Vegas in September. NO, Britney Spears is not dead. Yet her fans’ hearts may have skipped a beat today when tweets purportedly from Sony Music Entertainment said “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney Spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon …

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Australia’s X-mas data obsession

Carli Saw doing her Christmas shopping online. AUSSIE households are expected to consume a record amount of data this Christmas and holiday period as our entertainment habits increasingly move online. While plenty of eager shoppers will be hitting the stores today in an effort to get the best post-Christmas bargains, …

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