Paul McCartney proves all you need is love, inviting man on stage to propose at Aussie concert - 'You got a ring?'

Sir Paul McCartney was given a memorable moment of his own during the first leg of his Australian tour, when he invited a fan on stage to propose to his girlfriend.

Martyn Davison had brought a sign to the Perth concert on Saturday night, reading, "can I propose to my love on stage?"

The sign caught the former Beatles eye, with McCartney inviting the man and his girlfriend on stage.

The superstar then told Mr Davison to "get down on one knee" as he asked the all important question in front of a packed house.

"We met in England on a Contiki Tour and I thought at the end of the tour that she listens to a lot of the Beatles and I know now that I have the world's biggest Beatles fan.

"It would be an honour, Saya, if you would take my hand in marriage" he said as the crowd cheered Mr Davison on.

His girlfriend Saya accepted the proposal, earning the pair a warm hug from their idol McCartney.

McCartney hits Kiwi shores for a show at Auckland's Mt Smart stadium on December 16.

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Israeli court fines two Kiwi activists $23,600 over Lorde boycott letter

An Israeli court has ordered two Kiwi women to pay about NZ$19,000 in damages for writing a letter to Lorde asking her to not perform in Israel due to its occupation of Gaza.

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab appealed to the singer in an open letter in December asking her to "join the artistic boycott of Israel".

Lorde acknowledged the letter and cancelled her show days later, saying, "I have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show".

Three Israeli ticket holders, Shoshana Steinbach, Ayelet Wertzel and Ahuva Frogel, then filed a lawsuit in January under a law that allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel.

All three ticket holders had received refunds for the tickets, the Jerusalem Post reports, but despite that, they claimed their "artistic welfare" had been harmed by the cancellation - "and above all damage to their good name as Israelis and Jews".

Yesterday, NZT, Judge Mirit Fohrer agreed and imposed fines of NIS$45,000, plus NIS$11,000 - this equates to about NZ$23,600 in total.

Their lawyer, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat HaDin advocacy group, said the decision sends a message that "no one can boycott Israel without paying for it."

Darshan-Leitner said she intended to enforce the judgment through "international treaties" and go after the women's bank accounts, either in New Zealand or if they try to travel abroad.

The ruling is believed to be the first time the 2011 Israeli law has been applied.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, with her six Tui Awards at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017.
Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, with her six Tui Awards at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017. Source: Luke Appleby/1 NEWS

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Gay students, teachers could be banned by Australian religious schools

Gay students and teachers could be banned by religious schools in Australia.

Under proposed changes to discrimination laws religious schools would have the right to turn away gay students and teachers so they can "cultivate an environment which conforms to their beliefs".

It's the controversial recommendation of a leaked review into religious freedom which was carried out after last year's same-sex marriage vote.

Some states - but not all - already allow schools to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.

Commonwealth laws also contain some provisions to permit faith-based schools to exercise this discretion.

A Fairfax Media report suggested the review recommended the right be enshrined in the federal Sex Discrimination Act to ensure a consistent national approach.

The review's panel, chaired by former Liberal minister Phillip Ruddock, said it accepted the right of schools to select or preference students who uphold their religious convictions.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison played down the proposal, saying such exemptions to anti-discrimination laws already exist.

"We're not proposing to change that law to take away that existing arrangement," he told reporters.

Attorney-General Christian Porter later clarified that no changes to the current arrangement, created by Labor in 2013, are proposed in the report.

"The Ruddock report does not recommend any changes to this regime," Mr Porter said.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said he can't believe the prime minister hasn't ruled out the "silly" idea completely.

"The fact is every child is entitled to human dignity. We shouldn't even be having this debate," Mr Shorten told reporters, demanding the Government release the report.

Gay rights activists slammed the proposal as a shameful assault on equality.

Alex Greenwich, who co-chaired the national campaign in support of same-sex marriage, is demanding the Federal Government rule it out.

The panel reportedly did not accept that businesses should be allowed to refuse services on religious grounds, such as denying a gay couple a wedding cake.

Under proposed changes to discrimination laws, religious schools could be offered new rights. Source: 1 NEWS

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Australian singer Shannon Noll pleads guilty to drug charge

Singer Shannon Noll has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Sydney.

The 43-year-old's lawyer, Bryan Wrench, entered the plea at Sutherland Local Court today, while Noll sat outside the courtroom.

Mr Wrench asked that the charge of possessing a prohibited drug immediately proceed to sentence.

Police caught Noll with 0.53 grams of cocaine in a clear, resealable bag, according to the amended facts.

The Australian Idol 2003 runner-up arrived at court, in the rain, wearing a blue suit and tie.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  Shannon Noll performs on stage at The Ettamogah Hotel on July 22, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)
Shannon Noll performs on stage at The Ettamogah Hotel. Source: Getty


The Chase viewers left ‘fuming’ after host Bradley Walsh rejects Road Runner answer

Viewers of The Chase in the UK are fuming after host Bradley Walsh rejected a contestant's answer that cartoon character Wile E Coyote chased Road Runner.

Contestant Sue was asked by Walsh during the cash building round, "Who does Wile E Coyote try to catch in the cartoon Operation Rabbit?"

Sue immediately replied: "Road Runner".

"Bugs Bunny," Walsh said, correcting her.

He continued with the next question as Sue appeared to take the mistake in her stride, but another contestant looked bemused.

The host was right that Coyote tried to catch Bugs Bunny because the question was about a specific movie in which that happened.

However outraged viewers took to Twitter, believing Road Runner was the right answer, using hashtags like "BeepBeep" and "fuming".

"I'd be fuming if I'd answered Road Runner to the question 'who does Wylie Cyote chase' and Bradley said wrong it's Bugs Bunny!!! #BeepBeep #TheChase," Laura tweeted.

Brogan Lucey wrote: "Errrrr Wile e Coyote chases the roadrunner... not bugs bunny? #thechase #fuming #beepbeep."

While Roz Thomas chimed in with: "#TheChase giving out wrong answers yet again is making me rage! I'm fuming! #BradleyWalsh @ITV"

But Simon Alcock said the consternation was largely from people who didn't actually listen to the question.

And Rik's Livetweets set the record straight, posting: "I just checked the Wile Coyote question - the question specifies a movie called "Operation Rabbit" so Bugs Bunny is the correct answer....Listen to the question #thechase."