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RAW: A backwards waterfall amidst the NSW storms

As NSW is hit by the worst storm for a decade here is a moment water was caught going the wrong way.

  • Princess Diana's will revealed

    Princess Diana with sons William (L) and Harry in 1989. Photo: Getty Images / Duke and Duchess of CambridgeThe late Princess of Wales and mother to sons Princes William, 32, and Harry, 30, passed away at the age of 36 after a tragic car crash in 1997,

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  • Retail pot is the Rocky Mountain high for taxes

    In honor of Monday's unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, we took a look at the most recent data from Colorado, where recreational pot has been legal for a little over a year. Before the first retail stores opened their doors in January 2014, the state had allowed medical marijuana use for over a decade. At of the end of last year, there were still 583 more medical marijuana businesses than retail outlets, but the latter segment is catching up quickly, according to a recent report by the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division.

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  • Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Malawian Agnes Salanje said she "faced death" during the wave of anti-immigrant violence that has claimed at least seven lives. "We could have been killed as these South Africans hunted for foreigners, going from door to door," Salanje, who was a domestic worker in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban, told AFP.

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  • Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over 'cross' protest

    Malaysia's government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country. A group of about 50 protesters demonstrated Sunday outside the small church in a Kuala Lumpur suburb, saying the Christian symbol above it was an affront to local Muslims, according to Malaysian media.

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  • Student's insides 'explode' after taking diet pills

    A mother in the United Kingdom has issued a desperate warning after her daughter took a fatal dose of 'diet pills' bought online. Eloise Parry "burned up from the inside" after taking eight tablets, which contained a highly toxic substance called DNP. Eloise's mother, Fiona Parry, issued an emotional statement following her daughter's death on April 12.

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  • Dragon's skull to hit the market

    At 2.8m long and 1.6m high, the fossilised skull of Lung Wong (The Dragon King) is the biggest and most complete skull of any animal that has walked the Earth. The male Triceratops dinosaur lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, and his skull is 95 per cent complete bone and 1.4m wide. The dinosaur fossil is considered a masterpiece of natural history.

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  • Three dead as wild weather lashes Australian state

    Three people died as the Australian state of New South Wales was lashed by a "once-in-a-decade" storm Tuesday with homes washed away, thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney's iconic Bondi beach. Sea swells also hampered shipping as the region around Australia's biggest city suffered its second day of gale-force winds of up to 135 kilometres per hour (83 mph) and torrential rain. The Bureau of Meteorology said 172 millimetres (6.8 inches) of rain had fallen in Sydney in 24 hours -- the city's wettest period since 2002.

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  • Has Google Street View solved the Loch Ness Monster mystery?

    Does the Lock Ness Monster really exist? Internet giant Google has enlisted the help of its Street View cameras to try and prove the existence of the legendary crypid. A collection of the images have been released online so that Nessie hunters can join the search from the comfort of their own homes.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support. The 22-year-old aspiring actress was placed in a medically-induced coma in January after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub - but her aunt Tina Brown says she is finally getting better. Tina's social media comments come after Bobbi's father Bobby Brown appeared to suggest she was out of her coma when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (18.0.4.15).

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  • Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record

    Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train -- short for "magnetic levitation" -- hit a top speed of 603 kilometres an hour, and managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600kph, operator Central Japan Railway said. The new record came less than a week after the company recorded a top speed of 590 kph, breaking its own 2003 record of 581 kph.

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  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that he knew about the gassing of Jews and other prisoners. "I ask for forgiveness," he said at the trial, which was attended by almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives.

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  • Girl has terrible reaction to romantic prom proposal

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThis has got to be the most cringe-worthy prom proposal you will ever see!In the US, asking your partner to the prom is a pretty big deal and a lot of people go all out.This guy thought he had it all figured out when he decided to

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  • Verizon profit beats estimates as more users sign up

    Shares of Verizon rose 0.6 percent to $49.65 in premarket trading. Verizon's retail postpaid average revenue per account fell to $156.14 from $159.67. Net income attributable to Verizon was $4.22 billion, or $1.02 per share, in the first quarter, compared with $3.95 billion, or $1.15 per share, a year earlier.

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  • Astronomers discover 'supervoid' 1.8 billion light years in width

    Astronomers say they have discovered a “supervoid” in the universe that is 1.8 billion light years in width. Dr Istvan Szapudi, who led a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii, has labeled it “the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity”. The vast, large space, which is “missing” around 10, 000 galaxies, is colder than other parts of the universe.

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  • Manny Pacquiao teleconference call terminated early

    Manny Pacquiao's teleconference call on Monday was abruptly halted just minutes after it began with promoter Bob Arum delivering an obscenity before telling organizers to shut it down. "Oh (expletive)," Arum said after the moderator said the first question would come from Michael Marley of Examiner.com. Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach commented briefly before the call was taken over by Arum who had said earlier he wasn't happy with the idea of it.

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  • Airport annoyance of DIY check in

    Richard Asher is fuming in the queue for a flight.“Just for your future reference,” says the airport lady with the blood-red lipstick, “you put your passport in the scanner face down, like this.”I nod and grunt. And make a mental note to deliberately

    The West Australian
  • New mum 'who died for 11 minutes had no recollection of pregnancy or baby'

    A British woman who 'died' for 11 minutes while giving birth to her son woke up four days later with no memory of ever being pregnant or having a baby. Hilary Wilson, from Shropshire in England, suffered a complication during labour and went into cardiac arrest as she gave birth to son, Felix.

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  • China's Xi launches $46 bn investment plan in Pakistan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated a $46 billion investment plan in Pakistan on Monday that aims to create direct links between China and the Arabian Sea and boost the sluggish Pakistani economy. Islamabad and Beijing hope the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will transform Pakistan into a regional economic hub and bring growth to the restive western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

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  • Russell Crowe: 'Buying The Rabbitohs Ruined My Marriage'

    The 51-year-old purchased the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006, and the team took home the NRL Premiership last year. During an appearance on an American television show, Russell Crowe admitted his co-ownership of the team was a contributing factor to his split from his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer. Crowe celebrates the Rabbitohs win at the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

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  • Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

    A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's officials and relatives. Michael Rogan, 42, was killed when the deer crashed through his van's windshield on a rural highway Friday in Marathon County. Michael Rogan was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

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