• Islamic State: Coalition forces kill 9,500 fighters; 400 soldiers to be deployed to train Iraqi troops

    Coalition forces have killed more than 9,000 Islamic State fighters, and the forces will soon be joined in Iraq by 400 more soldiers to train local troops, the Australian military says. Australia is one of several Western nations that have joined the fight against the Islamic extremist group. Chief of Joint Operations in the Australian Defence Force Vice Admiral David Johnston said the effort was working.

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  • Newcastle announce record profits

    Newcastle United may be staggering their way towards the end of another season of under-achievement but they still announced record profits of 18.7 million pounds after tax to the end of June last year. Newcastle, who last won a major domestic honour in 1955 and are currently 12th in the 20-team Premier League, announced a recorded profit for the fourth successive year, up from 9.9 million pounds in 2013. Matchday revenue, which includes ticket sales and hospitality, dropped to 25.9 million from 27.8 million in 2013, while their average Premier League attendances were 50,395 compared to 50,517 the previous season.

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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
  • Prince George is Heading to Public School

    Prince Prince George will attend public school. Photo: New Idea/GettyFor centuries, royal children have been privately educated at Britain's most elite institutions or behindpalace doors. However, Prince George is already set to break tradition, with

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  • Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign

    Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth following parliament's dissolution, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (2 trillion pounds) economy. In a ritual steeped in tradition, Cameron will be driven to Buckingham Palace for an audience with the monarch ahead of a May 7 ballot, a formality marking the symbolic end of five years of coalition government between Cameron's Conservatives and the centre-left Liberal Democrats. Hours later, Cameron, who says he wants another term in office "to finish the job", is expected to lead an election rally in rural England, after warning voters they face "a stark choice" between economic competence and chaos.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Was Germanwings crash co-pilot 'expecting a baby' with on-off girlfriend?

    Andreas Lubitz and his partner Kathrin Goldbach, 26, whom he wanted to marry, reportedly found out just two weeks before the crash about the pregnancy, German media reports. Miss Goldbach reportedly broke off their relationship with Lubitz because his unpredictable personality left her fearing for her safety. Andreas Lubitz was reportedly told that his on-off girlfriend was having a baby and he was having vision problems which could have prompted his decision to commit mass murder.

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  • Navy SEAL shot 27 times recovers to run marathon for vets

    A highly decorated Navy SEAL shot 27 times in a battle in Iraq is preparing to compete in an endurance race to raise money for the medical centre that helped him recover. Mike Day and his SEAL team were in a town near Fallujah on April 6 2007 when they became embroiled in a fight with Al-Qaeda fighters. Day was taken back to the US for treatment and was later awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver and Bronze Star to go with several other medals received during his 20 years as a SEAL, wtkr reports.

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  • Chinese buyer snaps up Melbourne property for lucky $8,888,888

    A family from Shanghai has paid the lucky sum of $8,888,888 for the Melbourne CBD freehold at 415 Collins Street. The four level freestanding office and retail building is located near the corner of Collins Street and Market Street. Fairfax reports that more than 200 people attended the auction at the foot of the heritage listed building, but the bidding came down to two buyers of Chinese origin.

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  • Black Caps sledged for being 'too nice'

    Aussie wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has hit back at criticism of his sledging in the World Cup final, claiming the Black Caps 'deserved it'. Talking to Triple M, Haddin addressed questions over his controversial sending off of New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott. “They were that nice to us in New Zealand and we were that uncomfortable,” Haddin said.

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  • 'Baby Savanna' stands by mum who kidnapped her

    The woman unknowingly kidnapped by her mother and raised under a false identity has returned to her birthplace in the US to see her mother in prison. Samantha Geldenhuys was born Savannah Todd, a household name in her birthplace South Carolina because she disappeared with her mother Dorothy Lee Barnett when she was just nine months old, following a bitter custody battle. Raised in South Africa and Australia under a false identity with Barnett's second husband — who Samantha believed was her father — It was 20 years before she discovered the truth.

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  • Court hears expert support for Bali appeal

    An expert witness has argued for the death row challenge of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be heard in an Indonesian administrative court, testifying it is the correct forum. The court last month threw out a challenge against the rejection of clemency for the Bali Nine pair, determining the decrees by President Joko Widodo were not within its jurisdiction. The men sentenced for heroin smuggling in 2006 have no other legal avenues left and have resorted to the administrative court appeal to spare them from the firing squad.

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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.

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