• Fight didn't meet hype: Danny Green

    WA Boxing Legend Danny Green assesses the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight - and comes away disappointed. Unfortunately the fight did not live up to the hype and subsequent ballistic atmosphere. As I expected, Pacquiao came out firing after a very tame first round.

    The West Australian
  • Line of succession to the British throne

    London (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate's second child, due to arrive any moment after his mother went into labour on Saturday, will be born fourth in line to inherit the British throne, behind big brother Prince George.Everyone below the new

  • Mum who had leg amputated after breaking her ankle

    A mum is appealing for help for medical equipment after she was forced to have part of her leg amputated after breaking her ankle on her back door step. After having the amputation and surviving her ordeal the mum now has to deal with the consequences and trying adjust to the disability.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • This is what the airplanes of the future will look like

    A long time ago, there likely was someone who predicted: “In airplanes of the future, you’ll have little TVs right in front of you where you can watch movies, play games, and order drinks. You’ll instantly be able to buy and receive your plane tickets right at home before you get to the airport.

    Yahoo US
  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty.

  • Kathmandu's 'living goddess' survives quake

    When a devastating quake hit Nepal last week, a nine-year-old girl worshipped as a living goddess was preparing to receive devotees at her home in the heart of Kathmandu's Durbar Square. "She protected us," said Durga Shakya, the 55-year-old caretaker of the Kumari house, who like all her entourage is from the Newar community indigenous to the Kathmandu valley. There is a little crack on the other side, but otherwise nothing has happened," she told AFP in Kathmandu.

  • Woman sent shocking text before causing fatal crash

    Mila Dago, 22, text her boyfriend “driving drunk woo … I’ll be dead thanks to you” just before she crashed her car while intoxicated, according to reports. The crash killed Dago’s friend in the passenger seat, 22-year old Irina Reinoso. Dago allegedly ran a red light and slammed into a pick-up truck.

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  • Gamers 'raping women' online

    Some gamers are modifying the code of online games to enable simulated sexual assaults. Video of what some are dubbing ‘virtual rape’ reveals the offensive modifications playing out in Grand Theft Auto V, a game already marred by controversy. A re-release of the latest addition to the Grand Theft Auto series was taken off shelves in Target and K-Mart across Australia, after public outcry against its alleged depiction of sexual violence.

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  • Americans too fast for Bolt to catch in relay

    Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay powered the Americans to a five-meter advantage through three legs of the highly anticipated race and Ryan Bailey brought the team home in 37.38 seconds. Bolt, who had missed last year's inaugural World Relays, made up ground on Bailey in their anchor leg but could not close the gap as Jamaica, running their 2013 world championship team, finished second in 37.68.

  • Theory of Sydney's loss backed by pictures

    A piece of the puzzle surrounding Australia's greatest naval tragedy, the 1941 loss of HMAS Sydney II, has clicked into place after researchers found evidence to support a long-held theory about how it was sunk. What appeared to be merely a shadow in photographs taken when the wreck was found in 2008 has been revealed by new images as a 15cm shell hole through the Sydney's bridge at the compass platform. The pictures, released yesterday, appear to confirm the theory that Australia's best-known warship was likely disabled by German raider HSK Kormoran within about 30 seconds of battle, hampering her ability to fight back.

    The West Australian
  • 'Secrets' to longer life revealed

    If you want to live to 100, stop smoking, keep your cholesterol down, and drink no more than four cups of coffee a day. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg found that 27 per cent of the study participants survived to the age of 80 and 13 per cent to 90. Dr Lars Wilhelmsen, who has been involved in the study for the past 50 years, said: "The unique design has enabled us to identify the factors that influence survival after the age of 50.

  • Student equipped to change the world

    Making this more impressive is that the 17-year-old lived in her native Nepal just five years ago and had only a basic grasp of English. It is scratching the surface to mention that she's a prefect at Bunbury Senior High School, plans to study medicine and aspires to set up an equivalent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to help people in remote areas of her homeland.

    The West Australian
  • Guessing game over royal baby's name

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed convention and went for a traditional royal name for Prince George, but what will they call their second child? Other suggestions include Alexandra or Mary, the Queen's two middle names and the names of her grandmother Queen Mary and great-grandmother Queen Alexandra. Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, says not to expect any surprises.

  • Grand Canyon visitor plunges 122 metres to death

    A 29-year-old man accidentally fell about 120 metres to his death while visiting the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was visiting with his family when he was reported to have tumbled off the edge of a rim trail east of Mather Point, said park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski. Park officials were notified of the incident yesterday but suspended any recovery operations until this morning because of the rugged terrain, the time of day and over safety concerns.

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  • Government cracks down on foreign property

    Foreigners who have bought Australian properties without proper approval have until the end of November to come forward or face tough penalties, under a crackdown on foreign property investment. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there were rules controlling foreign acquisition of real estate but they weren't being enforced, without a single prosecution or divestment order under Labor. Foreign investors mostly aren't allowed to buy existing residential real estate but, subject to approval, can buy new residential property on the basis that this drives demand for housing stock.

  • Resort staff rape unconscious Aussie in Cambodia

    Two Cambodian male staff of the Waikiki Beach Club in Sihanoukville have been arrested and charged with raping an Australian woman who they found unconscious on the beach nearby the hotel. Working as waiters in the restaurant, Sarith Sethy, 22, and Kuoy Pov, 17, have been charged.

  • Lowe's halting sales of Chinese-made flooring

    Home improvement retailer Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) says it is halting sales of some of its Chinese-made laminate flooring "out of an abundance of caution" after a financial blogger said that it may have the same issues with formaldehyde that have been dogging Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL). "Today, we want to reassure our customers if there are quality issues with the laminate flooring products we sell, we will take aggressive action to address them," Lowe's Chief Merchandising Officer Mike McDermott said in a statement. In a post Friday on the Seeking Alpha blog, hedge fund analyst Xuhua Zhou-who acknowledges he is a short seller of Lowe's stock-cites testing performed by an anonymous "industry source" that allegedly shows high levels of formaldehyde in a sample of laminate flooring purchased from Lowe's. The flooring was manufactured in China by Tecsun, which is also a supplier to Lumber Liquidators.

  • Tesla's valuation is ridiculous

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s announcement that it will now be providing battery systems to both residents and businesses as a way to maximize efficiencies when utilizing the power grid makes sense. What continues to not make sense is a valuation attributed to Tesla by shareholders thrilled with the visionary leadership of Elon Musk . Tesla makes a revolutionary car and deserves credit for pushing alternative-energy vehicles to the forefront of consumers minds.

  • I'm at the mercy of meth: user

    Sarah, 39, would love nothing more than to dig herself out of her life- long meth addiction. But as hard as she tries, she can’t. This is her storyAlcohol has always been a problem for me.The person I became when I drank was so far removed from the sober

    The West Australian
  • Market attention on RBA and rate cut

    The Australian sharemarket should enjoy a positive start to the week before investors' attention turns to an expected interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank of Australia board meeting on Tuesday, with 12 of the 15 economists surveyed by AAP expecting the RBA to cut the cash rate to a new record low of two per cent. "The case for another cut remains strong: the outlook for business investment remains weak, commodity prices are softer than expected, the Australian dollar remains too high and is at risk of rebounding further and inflation is benign," AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver said.