• Indian boy, 5, beheaded in suspected child sacrifice

    A suspected occultist beheaded a five-year-old boy in a ritual sacrifice in northeastern India before being lynched by angry villagers, police and relatives said on Friday. The father of the decapitated youngster said his son, Sanatan Bag, had been enticed into the home of Nanu Mirdha who then butchered him as an offering to the Hindu goddess of power, Kali, in front of a makeshift temple. "Sanatan was lured with chocolates by the sorcerer Nanu Mirdha to a temple where he sacrificed him by beheading him in front of the altar," Sajan Bag told local television channels in the state of Assam.

  • Why do women cheat? Ashley Madison CEO tells all

    In this Q&A, we got Noel Biderman, founder and CEO of the marital-affair site Ashley Madison, to tell all, from why women cheat to how affairs can actually HELP a marriage and why he thinks he'll do well in China. Why do women cheat?

  • Home prices fell in May

    Housing prices across Australia fell by a little less than one per cent in May, with the usual seasonal variation the likely reason. In the meantime the property market analytics firm says its weekly collection of capital city home prices points to a nationwide fall of 0.9 per cent in the month once the final figures are in. "Whether the change in the index's direction indicates the start of a softening trend across the housing market or is more reflective of seasonal volatility is yet to be seen, however it is clear that in trend terms the housing market remains strong, driven primarily by substantial capital gains across the Sydney market," he said.

  • Former courier breaks his silence

    The former Geelong courier accused of ripping off fellow colleagues in a powerball syndicate has insisted he bought the winning $16 million ticket with his own money.

  • RBA warns on heightened level of property investment risk

    The RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe says recent measures from banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) were having a "positive, albeit modest, effect". "In the past couple of weeks you've seen a number of banks say they're requiring larger deposits for investor loans, they're offering smaller discounts on interest rates and smaller rebates, they're requiring higher serviceability levels," Dr Lowe said at yesterday's Thomson Reuters regulatory summit in Sydney. How far can you push the tighter regulation of the banking system without causing the same volume of loans to be made but just through a different financial intermediary," Dr Lowe said.

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  • Chrissy Teigen's Completely Nude in "DuJour" Magazine

    Chrissy Teigen in DuJour’s latest magazine. Photo: DuJour.DuJour’s latest magazine cover hosts ubiquitous power couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.And (as usual) they look good - really, really good.In a full-length spread shot by noted photographer

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  • Canberra woman wins $50 million in Powerball lottery

    A Canberra woman is now $50 million richer after scooping the entire division one prize in Powerball overnight. "Oh my god! My heart is beating so fast! I can't believe it!" the overwhelmed woman exclaimed to the NSW Lotteries official who called her.

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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

  • Tunisia arrests second Morocco suspect in Bardo attack

    Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis, detaining him at the border with Libya, the interior ministry said Thursday. Noureddine al-Naibi was arrested on Sunday at the Ras Jedir border post on suspicion of indirect involvement in the attack, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told AFP. Around 50 people have been detained in Tunisia as part of an investigation into the attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • Natalie Imbruglia dishes on some of her most famous 'flings'

    Natalie Imbruglia has finally set the record straight on some of her rumoured high-profile hook-ups with the likes of Robbie Williams, Prince Harry and Harry Styles. In the new issue of Red magazine, the 40-year-old Aussie beauty admits to 'doing lots of crazy stuff' after her 2008 divorce from husband Daniel Johns, however she reveals that some of the most famous 'flings' never actually happened. Gwyneth Paltrow's ex, Chris Martin: “We are mates and I haven’t seen him in ages,” she said - which for the record is not a no...

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  • Gina Rinehart loses legal feud with kids

    Gina Rinehart used tactics bordering on intimidation and sought to wield her influential connections in the battle against her two eldest children over the multibillion-dollar family trust. With this in mind, he ordered control of the trust be handed over to her eldest daughter, Bianca Rinehart. "I have never seen such pressure exerted, so persistently, on a litigant, as has been apparent in this case," Justice Brereton said on Thursday in the Supreme Court.

  • Wake up call for coffee drinkers

    A study from a world leading food safety body has sent shock waves through many coffee houses. Nick Etchells reports.

  • Rafa Nadal's new $775,000 watch

    As tennis star Rafa Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the start of the French Open, he had a new good luck charm around his wrist: an $775,000 watch made from a space-age quartz material and built to withstand 5,000 Gs of g-force. Richard Mille, the favorite cult watch of the super rich, announced over the weekend that it's launching a new watch for Nadal called the RM 27-02. Mille has been a sponsor of Nadal's for five years, and Nadal wears Mille watches-known for their super light weight and advanced materials-in all of his matches.

  • Gigi Hadid wants a 'meaningful' tattoo

    Gigi Hadid wants a meaningful tattoo.The 20-year-old model has confessed that while she's thought about getting inkings a number of times in the past, she is yet to decide on a design that is both "small" and means something to her.She said:" Every time

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  • Emotional Sharapova, Ivanovic into French Open fourth round

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open last-16 on Friday although she appeared on the verge of tears at the end of her straight-sets win over Samantha Stosur. The world number two made the fourth round for the 11th time with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the 26th seeded Australian. It was the Russian's 15th win in 17 matches against Stosur who she defeated in a three-set Paris marathon last year.

  • Fallen iPhone records its journey to the bottom of the ocean

    Not many iPhones can fall to the bottom of the ocean and live to tell the tale. Gregory Papadin was on a holiday in Spain when he accidentally dropped his iPhone into the ocean. The phone was in the middle of recording before it fell and managed to capture its slow descent to the bottom of the ocean.

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  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion.

  • Melbourne mother crippled by flu jab

    A Melbourne mother believes a routine flu shot left her crippled and trapped in her own body. Once a happy and loving mother of three, Kathy Watson Jones was left paralysed by a rare condition, where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system. Ms Watson Jones was rushed to hospital the following day and has spent the past five weeks in a rehabilitation centre.

  • World's oldest croc has reason to smile

    Not only does he hold the Guinness World Record as the largest crocodile in captivity, he can now lay claim to being the oldest as well. The monster saltie celebrated his 112th birthday recently at his retirement home on idyllic Green Island in far north Queensland. Cassius was brought to Craig's Crocodile Park by croc handler and founder George Craig, in 1984.

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  • Police shoot dead suicidal man

    28-year-old Justin Way had recently lost his job. Drunk and threatening to kill himself with a large knife, his anxious girlfriend Kaitlyn Lyons called the police to an attempt to stop him harming himself. As police arrive Kaitlyn is asked to leave the house and she explained she assumed her partner would be “Baker Acted” — involuntarily committed for his own protection, she told The Daily Beast.

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