• Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

    The West Australian
  • Woman ditches 'toxic' husband and beats cancer

    A terminally-ill woman who was given just months to live claims she has won the battle against cancer by ditching all that was toxic in her life, including her husband. Candice-Marie Fox, 31, shunned traditional cancer treatments after she was diagnosed with an aggressive thyroid cancer and instead opted for an entire lifestyle change, starting with healthy eating habits.

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  • Unusual visitor to Busselton jetty captured on video

    Visitors to the Busselton Jetty were treated to an unusual sight on Friday morning. A marlin was captured on film weaving through the water close to the jetty about 9.30am by Perth artist Martin Costello.

    The West Australian
  • Scientists catch a feral cat killing a large mammal on camera 'for the first time'

    A Tasmanian scientist has caught on camera a feral cat killing and eating a four-kilogram pademelon, providing the best direct evidence of feral cats killing mammals heavier than two kilograms. Scientists suspected that feral cats were capable of taking down the larger animals after the remains of three- to four-kilogram animals were found, but until now a feral cat had not been caught in action. University of Tasmania researcher Bronwyn Fancourt told 936 ABC Hobart the event was caught by accident.

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  • Ice blamed for violent Melbourne rapes

    A Melbourne man has blamed ice-fuelled paranoia for his repeated rape of a Dutch backpacker during six weeks of violent and degrading captivity. Alfio Anthony Granata, 46, pleaded guilty on Monday to raping, assaulting and threatening the 21-year-old on multiple occasions in 2012 in a Preston hotel room where he lived with his former de facto partner, Jennifer Mary Peaston.

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  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

    The West Australian
  • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shi'ites

    A new video has been released by the Islamic State group which shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shi'ite Muslims. The video posted on social media on Sunday said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could not be immediately independently verified, but it appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting of the events.

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  • Elton John 'will keep paying his mother's bills'

    Sir Elton John will keep paying his mother's bills despite their ongoing feud. Sheila ­Farebrother, 90, and her son have not spoken in seven years, and although Sir Elton is deeply upset at his mother for recently accusing the singer of saying he "hated" her, he has no intention of stopping the financial support he provides. A friend explained to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won't stop.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Could you stand to live here?

    The asking price is $500, according to the Daily Mail, if you are prepared to live in the same flat in which a man murdered, dismembered and cooked his wife in chemicals last year. The flat was once home to Marcus Volke and Mayang Prasetyo and was advertised in February, however, its dark past appears to be a sticking point for most potential tenants. The Daily Mail reports the inner Brisbane property is still available by request, although you will not find it on any rental listings.

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  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya. "We support the Arabs' aspirations for a prosperous future and for the resolution of all the problems the Arab world faces through peaceful means, without any external interference," Putin said in the letter.

    Reuters
  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Germanwings crash: Co-pilot reportedly suggested captain take break, said 'let's see' in discussing landing

    The co-pilot responsible for the Germanwings crash reportedly said "let's see" when discussing landing with the captain and then suggested the captain take a break before slamming the plane into the French Alps. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, was alone in the cockpit when Flight 4U 9525 slammed into the mountainside en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, killing 150 people including two Australians. Flight 4U 9525, which left a little late from Barcelona, started off routinely and it was not until the plane reached cruising altitude that Lubitz started acting oddly, German newspaper Bild reported.

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  • Lotto luck strikes WA three times

    A triple dose of Lotto luck struck WA at the weekend with three Division 1 Lotto tickets - each worth $1.6 million - sold in Saturday night's $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.The winning tickets were sold at Jackpot Lottery Centre in Mirrabooka,

    The West Australian
  • Buying a house when you can’t afford one

    The Australian housing market is tough and many buyers are being priced out. The First Home Owner Grant has recently doubled, so if you are an Australian citizen who has never owned a home, you can be eligible to receive $15,000 to purchase a new home or build a new one. Many states around the country are offering further incentives to encourage the bottom end of the housing market to get active.

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  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won ($7.8 billion) deal over a rival bid by civilian carrier Korean Air (KAL) teamed with Airbus. The Defence Ministry also approved a separate $1.28 billion deal to buy Patriot PAC-3 missiles and upgrade its air defence system aimed at intercepting North Korean ballistic missiles.

    AFP
  • Lopez 'faked' break-up

    Jennifer Lopez allegedly faked her split from Casper Smart last year. A source close to the 45-year-old singer, who has seven-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, told gossip website TMZ that she stopped seeing Smart only for a couple of weeks last year in a bid to ignite rumours she was dating her co-star Ryan Guzman, 27. The insider claims Smart believed he would also benefit from appearing to be single ahead of the release of his UFC fighter film Street.

    The West Australian
  • Party boy makes $1200 a night

    A Victorian teenager who claims to be making $1200 a night by throwing underage house parties, has bragged about being an even bigger party boy than Corey Worthington. Nick Stokes’ parties in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne have attracted the attention of hundreds of underage revelers, as well as the attention of Victorian Police, reports The Herald Sun. The 17-year-old’s parties usually attract around 300 teenagers and are held in empty houses Nick and his friends locate from Cranbourne to Clayton.

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  • Pitbull befriends newborn kitten

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThis adorable kitten can consider itself no longer abandoned. Pitty, the pit bull developed immediate affection for Kitty, the rescued newborn kitten at the Mercy Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas. The 10-day old kitten was feeding

    Sunrise
  • Jamie Oliver Says Gordon Ramsay Is “Deeply Jealous” Of His Success

    Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay pictured in happier times. Things are heating up in the kitchen between celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. "Two British chefs, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, rubbing shoulders together in Hong Kong,” Ramsay said an interview with CNBC.

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  • Hong Kong retail rents drop as Chinese shoppers stop

    A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas that just three years ago pipped New York's Fifth Avenue to become the world's most expensive retail real estate. Spooked by months of cross-border tensions and pro-democracy protests, tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China plunged about 80 percent this month, dealing a blow to the retailers that had built their businesses around these mainland visitors' once insatiable demand. "If they don't cut the rent, I will leave," said the head of a consumer goods chain that also has a shop in Causeway Bay.

    Reuters