• Spurned Burns to plot Australia comeback in India

    Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the test team before permanently falling into obscurity. The 25-year-old was the only member of the team that defeated India 2-0 in the 2014-15 series not to be picked for the 17-man tour squad for the Caribbean and England in June and July. The highly-rated right-hander's spot was usurped by 35-year-old Western Australian Adam Voges, who amassed more than 1,300 runs in Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield to lead the run-scorers in a stand-out season.

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  • Cancer and hereditary gene mutation information

    Some advice from Alex Isaac after she discovered she has a gene mutation that gives her an 87% chance of getting breast cancer and up to 60% chance of developing ovarian cancer. - If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, particular from a young age, or if there is more than one family member that has had breast or ovarian cancer and you would like to discuss genetic testing contact your closest Hereditary Cancer Clinic - I personally went to The Prince of Wales, there are a few across Sydney. - PinkHope http://pinkhope.org.au/ is the main charity that supports people with genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, they have genetic counsellors, advice, suggestions all free, and will be able to point you in the right direction.

    Sunrise
  • Banker leaves job days after Snapchat selfies found on daughter's Instagram

    The Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland may have lost his job over a series of photos posted to social media by his daughter. Rory Cullinan, one of the highest-paid bankers at RBS, will leave his job after his daughter Bridget, 18, posted screenshots of his Snapchat selfies to her Instagram account. According to the UK’s Telegraph, Cullinan used photo-sharing app to send to Bridget images featuring captions that read: “Not a fan of board meetings xx”, “Boring meeting xx” and “Another friggin meeting”.

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  • UPDATE: Street View flasher falls foul of police

    UPDATE: Police in the South Australian town of Port Pirie have reported a woman who flashed her breasts to a Google Street View camera. The community of Port Pirie has dubbed Karen Davis the “Street View Streaker” and the “Footpath Flasher” for her efforts which have landed her on the pages of her local newspaper and now publications around the world. "Recently in Port Pirie we arrested a man for exposing himself in public - this incident is no different," he said.

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  • Girl finds pet dog cooked and ready for sale

    A little girl in Vietnam searching for her lost dog has reportedly stumbled across her pet in a local market, cooked and ready for sale. A picture of the girl crying and with her hand on the dog has gone viral on social media in the country, the world.people.com reports. The dog had not been seen for several days after wandering away from home.

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  • Gran accidentally poisons family with expired hot chocolate

    An Italian grandmother has accidentally poisoned herself and several family members after making hot chocolate from sachets that expired 25 years ago. The 77-year-old woman named as Mrs Rosetta made the drink using the expired sachets after her two grandchildren and their friend asked for the delicious treat. Mrs Rosetta found the sachets at the back of her cupboard and mixed them into warm milk and served it to the three children, her son, her partner and herself, reports Ill Mattino.

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  • Child bride's dad was 'stopping a sin'

    The father has been on trial in the Sydney District Court after his daughter and a man, then 26, married in an Islamic ceremony at his home last January. On the night of the wedding, the "married" pair went to a hotel with the father's permission, Judge Deborah Sweeney said as she handed down her judgment.

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  • Teen rejects university rejection letter

    A high school student in the United States has sent a letter to Duke University, rejecting the rejection letter she received from them. Siobhan O’Dell was understandably disappointed when she received a letter saying she had missed out on a place at the prestigious university.

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  • Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Bogut and Warriors overcome LA Clippers

    Andrew Bogut and his Golden State Warriors have won their latest battle with fierce rivals the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 in Los Angeles. The Warriors overcame a 40-point, 12 rebound game from Clippers power forward Blake Griffin as Stephen Curry (27) and Klay Thompson (25) got hot with their shooting in the third quarter.

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  • Flying Doctors father and son killed in 'murder-suicide'

    Two men killed in a suspected murder suicide in Central Queensland on Tuesday were employed at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A third man, Rockhampton senior base pilot captain Lindsay Hart, was also shot but managed to escape. Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said the 53-year-old drove himself to a nearby property and called police.

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  • Qld Labor on the ropes, LNP denies plot

    Queensland's besieged Labor government has issued a last-ditch call for MPs to come clean while influential Liberal National Party members deny conspiring to bring them down. As outcast MP Billy Gordon staunchly denied he would quit parliament over failing to reveal a criminal past, questions are now being asked about criminal allegations made about two other government figures. Treasurer Curtis Pitt has called for full disclosure from all Labor politicians as the party's hold on power continues to slip.

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  • The World’s ‘Most Beautiful Faces’ Revealed

    "For the male face of beauty, women drew a more feminine face than men - women rate a softer jaw-line, slimmer face, fuller lips and clean-shaven look as the most attractive, compared to the more masculine appearance that is considered the most attractive by men," said researcher Dr Soloman. The "ideal" faces, shown above, are said to most resemble Natalie Portman and David Gandy, though Soloman cautions that they represent the views of British citizens only.

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  • Kim Jong Un impersonator hooks up with 30-40 girls at Rugby Sevens

    The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament is known for its awesome party atmosphere and no-one had more fun at this year’s event than “Jeremy” who ran riot dressed as the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. Jeremy, who did not give his full name or much other information away when interviewed by the South China Morning Post, other than he works in finance in Hong Kong and clearly likes a good time and a good gee-up....and plenty of girls.

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  • Parents claim college student died over McDonald's breakfast

    A fight over a McDonald's breakfast lead to the death of a college student, his parents have claimed in a law suit. Last year Gawker reported that the body of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps was found floating in a lake in the American State of South Carolina. In a statement given to local TV station WYFF4 university officials said Mr Hipps was participating in an early-morning group activity run with member of the college fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

    Total Travel
  • Teens turn school bus into fabulous DIY motorhome

    If you are planning a road trip, why not take it a step further and build a home to take along with you?There are countless variations of vehicle renovations out there. But few match the originality, beauty and quality of these four awe-inspiring projects

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  • Bruce Jenner Underwent Breast Implant Surgery 'Weeks Ago'

    Bruce Jenner has reportedly already undergone major surgeries in his gender transformation. Photo: Bruce Jenner has undergone breast implant surgery in his transition into becoming a woman, according to a new report. "Bruce had silicone breast implants put in a few weeks ago," reveals the source.

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  • Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

    A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said. A local police official said the animal travelled some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the unfenced reserve to the town in Makwanpur district where it chased down startled pedestrians as well as vehicles. "The rhino hit and killed one 61-year-old woman, and injured six others," said Shishu Sharma, Makwanpur police spokesperson.

    AFP
  • Refuelling planes mid-air could cut fuel use by 23%: study

    A system for re-fuelling passenger planes mid-air could slash the amount of kerosene needed for a long haul flight by nearly a quarter, researchers said Monday. Kerosene reserves make up about a third of the weight on long distance passenger flights at take-off so reducing them and refuelling mid-air could mean huge savings, said the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which participated in the study. "The results of our collaborative research indicate a fuel burn reduction potential on isolated aircraft level between 11 and 23 percent for a typical 6,000 nautical miles flight with a payload of 250 passengers," the researchers said.

    AFP