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Jewellery owner fights back

Owner of jewellery store fights robbers

When these thieves tried to rob this jewellery store, they did not expect the store owner to be so feisty.

  • Court orders lottery to reveal details of disputed winner

    A court has ordered the company behind the Powerball lottery to reveal the details of a winner, who is accused of making off with millions that should have gone to his mates. Fourteen former workmates of 49-year-old Gary Baron have accused him of ripping them off to the tune of about $1 million each after taking a $16.7 Powerball win for himself. Baron has admitting winning the lottery but said he did so with a separate ticket, and not the one purchased on behalf of himself and a group of workmates.

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  • Drenching rains green pastures, bode well

    Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcomed moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers begin the annual rite of moving cattle to the nation's summer grazing lands. Ranchers in Kansas and elsewhere in cattle country are still trying to rebuild herds that were decimated in the 2012 and 2013 droughts, when they sold off much of their livestock because of shriveled pastures and skyrocketing hay prices. "Nationally, range and pasture conditions are notably improved from last year and other recent periods of drought throughout the US," Kansas State University Extension beef specialist Glynn Tonsor said, adding that it means beef cow herds will expand as planned.

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  • Syndicate of 10 strangers win Oz Lotto's $30m prize

    The man who picked the winning numbers in last night’s 30 million Lotto draw won’t win a cent. The West Australian Lotto kiosk manager said he chose the numbers because he noticed they hadn’t come up for a while – but then sold the ticket to a syndicate of 10 strangers. The first two syndicate members - a southern suburb's couple and a woman from Belmont - today came forward to claim their share of the prize.

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  • Husband secretly films wife's mega temper tantrum and uploads footage online

    This guy secretly filmed his wife’s shocking temper tantrum and uploaded it online.

    Sunrise
  • Kim Kardashian Literally Becomes Marilyn Monroe

    Now Kim can place Vogue Brazil on her shelf alongside covers of the magazine's American and Australian editions. In dual covers released Wednesday, the 34-year-old reality star goes full Marilyn Monroe, her Paris Fashion Week platinum locks back in action. The first of the two covers shot by Ellen Von Unwerth features Kim in a pair of dinner gloves, lounging on a cheetah-print throw.

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  • Dying mother's final wish for daughter

    Athena Krueger’s dying wish was to celebrate her daughter's first birthday. The 33-year-old, from Minnesota, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time she fell pregnant. Athena and Ben with Amari shortly after she was born.

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  • Tax clampdown on landlords

    Three million landlords face tougher scrutiny from the Australian Tax Office, thanks in part to a property owner who had their daughter's wedding and an overseas trip paid for by taxpayers. The tax office has revealed it will use the tax reporting season to focus on rental property deductions and "unusually large" expense claims. One of the tax office's concerns is that landlords are getting more creative in their claims.

    The West Australian
  • Police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

    Spanish police have rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500). Police detained five people from the two families involved and charged them with human trafficking, sexual abuse, rape, abuse and labour exploitation, they said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar

    Since last week, the dollar index has gained nearly 2 percent. "I think the markets are rushing to get long dollars again, and I think the FX market is running ahead of rates again," said Vassili Serebriakov, BNP Paribas currency strategist. Serebriakov and other strategists said the dollar's course could be determined in the next several days by a number of important events, not the least of which will be the May employment report June 5.

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  • IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre

    The Islamic State group "executed" 20 men in front of a crowd in the UNESCO-listed Roman theatre of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor said. Across the border the jihadists claimed to have abolished when they proclaimed their "caliphate" last year, thousands of Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deployed across Anbar province. Nearly a week after seizing strategic Palmyra, IS gathered 20 men they accused of fighting for the regime in the ruins of the theatre and shot them dead, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

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  • Toddler's hilarious reaction to being told parents are having another boy

    A toddler has been filmed throwing a tantrum after finding out her parents are expecting a baby boy and not a little girl as she had hoped.The video was posted to Instagram by Christine Grasso with the caption: “And you thought your Tuesday was bad...

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  • Crown, Lend Lease sign off Sydney casino

    Casinos operator Crown has entered into a $1 billion agreement with developer Lend Lease to build its casino and resort at Sydney's Barangaroo South. "Lend Lease has also entered into an estimated $1 billion construction management contract with Crown Resorts Limited to deliver the integrated resort," the company said in a statement. "The Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo will be Sydney's first luxury six-star hotel," Mr Craigie said.

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  • Australian property is more than 25 per cent overvalued: The Economist

    Australian property is among the most expensive in the world, more so than the United States and Britain. According to The Economist, "property is more than 25 per cent overvalued in seven of the markets we track, notably in Australia, Britain and Canada". The Economist house-price index tracks the health of housing in 26 markets around the world, encompassing a population of over 3 billion.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Middleton family 'offer strong support network for Princess Charlotte'

    The Middleton family has reportedly assumed a central role in the raising of Britain's Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child with Prince William earlier this month and since then, Carole Middleton - the mother of the Duchess - has been a very supportive figure, the Daily Beast reports. The situation mirrors the birth of the Duke and Duchess' first baby, Prince George, when the Middletons provided a strong support network for the couple and their newborn child.

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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate that followed Rafael Nadal's admission that he had requested the removal of a respected umpire from officiating his matches. Nadal admitted on Tuesday that he had demanded that respected Brazilian umpire Carlos Bernandes be banned from officiating at his matches.

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  • Homes Under the Hammer: Wed 27 May, season 17 episode 13

    Martin and Lucy visit a house in Cumbria, a first floor flat in East London and a house in Derbyshire.

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  • Bianca Rinehart appointed as trustee

    Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's eldest daughter Bianca will take control of the multi-billion dollar family trust following the family's long-running legal battle. Justice Paul Brereton made the order in the Supreme Court in Sydney on Thursday, saying Bianca had demonstrated the ability to robustly assert the rights of the trust against her mother and her company Hancock Prospecting. In handing down his decision, Justice Brereton said it had become clear throughout the proceedings that Gina Rinehart had "gone to extraordinary lengths" to maintain control directly or indirectly of the trust.

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  • Prostitute tells of clean up after killing

    A prostitute who lived in the Boulder house where "body in the bin" murder victim Beau Davies was allegedly dismembered has given a graphic account of how she helped clean up the gruesome crime scene, including scrubbing clean one of the men accused of the murder. Steven Roberts, 50, Stephen Gandy, 40, Christian Gomis, 30, and Jayden Kett, 26, all deny murdering Mr Davies, whose body parts were found in a wheelie bin last February. Mr Davies was bound with cable ties in his own lounge room, before being battered around the head with an axe handle or an iron bar, stabbed repeatedly by either a knife and a sword, and had his right ring finger cut off.

    The West Australian
  • Six-decade war secret unearthed

    For 60 years Albany man Lyall Wilkinson knew where his grandfather’s World War I medals were hiding – he had buried them deep into the soil underneath a jarrah tree on his family’s Cranbrook farm when he was seven. Mr Wilkinson, now 67, had found them when exploring as a young boy – they were sitting in a tin box inside a chest in the spare room – and as adventurous boys do, he decided he’d bury them as treasure. The medals belonged to Walter James Wilkinson, who enlisted for service at the Western Front in 1915 at age 44 and served for two years.

    The West Australian
  • U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

    By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signalling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action. The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbours - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials. As it pushes ahead with a military “pivot” to Asia partly aimed at countering China, Washington wants Southeast Asian nations to take a more united stance against China's rapid acceleration this year of construction on disputed reefs.

    Reuters