• Decoding your vaginal discharge

    Photo: .Like most women with other things going on in life, you probably don’t give your vaginal discharge much thought. It’s a bit of a mystery why some women develop BV, but it generally means that something has upset the bacterial balance in your vagina, though experts aren’t always sure what.

    Women's Health
  • Survivor can't recall van Breda family axe attack

    Marli van Breda, the former Perth schoolgirl badly wounded in an axe attack that killed her mother, father and brother, has retrograde amnesia and no memory of their horrific murders. Marli, 16, had extensive brain trauma and a fractured skull in the attack in her family's South African home on January 27. "That she survived the attack is a miracle and her physical recovery continues to astound those close to her," the family statement said.

    The West Australian
  • Blue Mountains blood trail mystery solved

    A trail of blood that prompted police to establish a crime scene in the NSW Blue Mountains is not as sinister as first thought. Local Area Command Duty Officer Inspector Sonya Tabor says they have spoken to a man who was travelling to Queensland.

    AAP
  • Chateau cheaper than unit in Perth

    WA's high cost of property has been highlighted by a glut of cheap chateaux and castles in France and other parts of Europe, which are selling for the same price as a 1970s-style Perth unit. The tumbling euro and France's struggling economy have helped to halve the cost of the average eight-bedroom castle in south-west France in the past 15 years, according to British newspaper the Times. A two-bedroom in Tuart Hill is on the market for $385,000-$405,000.

    The West Australian
  • Woman discovers co-worker is her birth mother

    An adopted US woman discovered she was working in the same office as her birth mother. The Ohio woman was reunited with her birth mother last week after 38 years apart. La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark, 38, began her search for her birth mother in March after officials released birth records.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • NY's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. The formal state visit on Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba.

    Associated Press
  • Japan lesbian couple 'wed' amid calls for same-sex marriage

    A lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday, as calls grow for Japan to legalise same-sex marriage. While their marriage will not be recognised under law, actresses Ayaka Ichinose, 34, and Akane Sugimori, 28 -- both dressed in white -- tied the knot in front of some 80 relatives and friends. "We held the wedding ceremony so that it might become easier for others to do the same in the future," Sugimori told press afterwards.

    AFP
  • India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

    Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt woman from the impoverished northern state of Uttar Pradesh who says she is in her 50s. Around 70 million Indians smoke the hand-rolled bidis, which are nimbly bound together by workers such as Alvi and her young relatives with khaki-coloured tendu leaves and cotton thread.

    AFP
  • Michael Buble denies photo was sexist

    Michael Buble has hit back at accusations of sexism. The 39-year-old star - who's married to Argentine model Luisana Lopilato - left some of his supporters fuming after he posted a photograph on his Instagram account of a woman wearing short shorts and captioned it: "There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of Instagram. The post led to accusations of sexism - which the singer has subsequently denied.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Ram-raid jewel thief on the run

    A man who ram-raided a Success shopping centre before stealing jewellery this morning is on the run from police. The thief drove a vehicle similar to a utility through the bollards and doors of Gateway Shopping Centre on Beeliar Drive before hitting several kiosks and ramming into the jewellery store about 2.30am. Police are looking for a man who abandoned a car at a shopping centre after a ram-raid.

    The West Australian
  • Welcome to the condo of the future

    Lake Life, an executive condominium under development in Singapore, provides a glimpse into housing of the not-so-distant future. "I've always been a promoter of using technology for enhancing lifestyle," Vincent Ong, managing partner at Evia Real Estate told CNBC. Lake Life, which will be ready for occupation in 2018, is located in Jurong Lake District - a former industrial neighborhood that was recently designated as the test-bed for smart city initiatives.

    CNBC
  • How China is upsetting the old global economic order

    With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power. Beijing's rise was confirmed this week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, the two institutions by which the economic vision of the United States has been propagated across the world since their founding in 1944. The US-selected president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, applauded China's "bold step in the direction of multilateralism" for its new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, even as many view it as a rival to the Bank.

    AFP
  • David and Victoria Beckham fallen 'in love' with Madonna's LA mansion

    David and Victoria Beckham have fallen "in love" with Madonna's £18 million mansion. "David kept winking at Victoria and the way they kept smiling was like they were already picturing their future there.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Hamilton pulls away after three wins in four races

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights. The 30-year-old increased his lead over Rosberg in the standings to 27 points, with the Briton now having 93 points to the German's 66 as the championship heads back to start the European season. "I am gunning for it," Hamilton told triple world champion Jackie Stewart, doing the podium interviews, when reminded that he could also be a three-times champion by the end of the season.

    Reuters
  • Al Pacino doesn't shop

    Al Pacino hasn't done his own grocery shopping for 50 years. The 74-year-old screen legend - who has a grown-up daughter, Julie Marie, with an ex-partner and 14-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with former girlfriend Beverly D'Angelo - admits he hasn't been able to lead a normal life since finding fame several decades ago. The 'Danny Collins' star will support his children if they decide to follow in his footsteps because he thinks they are already showing signs of talent.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Asking prices for homes in England hit new high - Rightmove

    Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales hit an all-time in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market, property website Rightmove said on Monday. High house prices and a shortage of new home-building have become important issues ahead of next month's national election. Asking prices rose by a monthly 1.6 percent, picking up speed from a 1.0 percent increase in the month to early March although the annual pace of price growth slowed to 4.7 percent, Rightmove said.

    Reuters
  • Scientists' site seek snaps of sharks

    Scientists have finally created an outlet for everyone's pictures of the resident hammerhead shark in Dampier. Shark researchers from the University of WA have developed a new citizen scientist initiative for the public to submit their shark sightings and help collate data about the sea creatures from all over the world. Lead researcher Dr Ryan Kempster said many hours had been spent to find and study sharks, but the money and time for such research was limited.

    The West Australian
  • Chavez Jr suffers stoppage loss

    Andrzej Fonfara knocked down Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the ninth round and won after the bell when the referee stopped it. Fonfara (26-4, 15 KOs) landed big shots all night at the outdoor StubHub Center ring, and his left hand in the ninth knocked down Chavez (48-2) for the first time in the boxing scion’s career. The referee ended the bout on advice from Chavez’s trainer, Joe Goossen.

    The West Australian
  • The MKR finals begin with the ultimate instant restaurant round

    Victorian housemates Jane and Emma falter at the last hurdle and fail to make the Top 5.My Kitchen Rules' Top 5 teams have been decided with the finals series kicking off Monday, April 20 at 7.30pm following Jane and Emma's elimination of from the competition

    My Kitchen Rules
  • Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

    A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya. The video, in which militants call Christians "crusaders" who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size, in an area of shrubland, being shot in the head.

    Reuters