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Beyonce says Michelle Obama is one of her heroes

Melbourne, Apr 24 : American R&B singer Beyonce has revealed that Michelle Obama is one of her heroes, and that she is very enamoured by the way the US First Lady balances her life.

Beyonce, 27, had serenaded President Barack Obama and his wife with Etta James''s `At Last' as they enjoyed their first dance as the First Couple, and she is still reeling from the compliments she got for it.

"She's one of my heroes now," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"Balance is so difficult in a woman's life and for her to raise those children the way she has, to be a professional woman, a very intelligent woman, a wife, all of those things and do them all so well, I admire her. We all can learn so much from her.

Meet the 83-year-old yoga ‘supergran’ who can bend over backwards!

Meet the 83-year-old yoga ‘supergran’ who can bend over backwards!Melbourne, April 24 : At 83, a yoga instructor is still bending over backwards to spread the benefits of the ancient Indian system.

Bette Calman, who has 40 years of teaching under her belt, is living proof that a lifetime''s dedication to yoga will keep you flexible.

While others her age complain about aches and pains, Calman, from Williamstown, southeast Australia, focuses on getting tough manoeuvres right.

Spanner in Melbourne's big wheel

Spanner in Melbourne's big wheel Sydney  - A record-breaking heat wave in February buckled Melbourne's brand-new 120-metre observation wheel so badly that it will be out action for over a year, owners of the big-budget tourist attraction said Friday.

The giant ferris wheel, costing 100 million Australia dollars (65 million US dollars), was shut down six weeks after opening after Australia's second-biggest city recorded a temperature of 45.5 degrees - the highest in 70 years.

The wheel, which has 21 cabins and provides 360-degree views, will be disassembled and repaired off site.

Sydney police investigating nail-gun slaying

Sydney police investigating nail-gun slayingSydney - Austral

Sydney police investigating nail-gun slaying

Sydney police investigating nail-gun slayingSydney - Austra

Bandits steal 100 kilograms of gold from Australian miner

Bandits steal 100 kilograms of gold from Australian miner Sydney - Armed bandits have stolen about 100 kilograms of gold worth over 3 million US dollars from Australia-based Resolute Mining limited's gold mine in Tanzania, company officials said Thursday.

Resolute's Golden Pride goldmine is 750 kilometres from Dar es Salaam.

"Resolute Mining Limited advises that there was an armed robbery last night at its Golden Pride goldmine in Tanzania," a statement from the company posted on its website said. "There were no fatalities and the intruders stole approximately

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