• Rain report tips big WA water drop

    Autumn and winter rainfall in WA could halve over the next 80 years, according to a new report warning climate change will worsen drought conditions. A report by the Climate Council out today says global warming is putting pressure on water supplies and agriculture in south-west and south-east Australia. The council's report comes after the Federal Government's release on Saturday of an issues paper on setting Australia's post- 2020 carbon emissions reduction target.

    The West Australian
  • Groom tries to drown himself after meeting 'ugly bride'

    A Chinese groom tried to drown himself after meeting his wife to be at the altar and telling her she was ‘too ugly’ before running away. Kang Hu reportedly told his bride Na Sung that she would be 'bad for his image' after he left the ceremony, angering their families and waiting guests. Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that a man had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

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  • 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

    New Idea
  • The curious case of 'Baby Savanna'

    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 sentenced. 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.

    Sunday Night
  • 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.

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  • Warne bugs pundits with drinking talk

    When Shane Warne alluded to getting hammered at the conclusion of the World Cup he probably wasn't expecting to on Twitter. Speaking with several of the victorious Australians, Warne seemed to have just one thing on his mind. The boys are thirsty they seem," Warne asked.

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  • Former 007's 'racist' comments spark social media backlash

    Former James Bond star, Roger Moore, has found himself in hot water following an interview he gave to French magazine, Paris Match. The 87-year-old, who portrayed Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985, is reported to have said that actor Idris Elba could not play 007 because he is not "English-English". Idris has been tipped to step into Bond's shoes in the long-running franchise when Daniel Craig steps down.

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  • Vettel stuns Hamilton to win Malaysia Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel stunned world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which ignited the Formula One season. The Ferrari man took advantage of an early safety car as he hit the front and held off Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after pitting only twice, compared to three for the Mercedes pair. The four-time world champion has now racked up 40 career wins but it is his first with Ferrari, breaking a dry spell which stretches back to his last race with Red Bull in 2013.

    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.

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  • Hockey can't guarantee spending cuts

    Treasurer Joe Hockey can't guarantee that government spending will be cut in his second budget on May 12. "We stand by our words - which I have said all along - that we will get the budget back to surplus as soon as possible but we can only do what is possible," he told Network Ten on Sunday. Acting Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek says it is up to Mr Hockey to come out with a credible budget.

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  • Qld Labor in crisis as MP refuses to quit

    Queensland's minority Labor government is in crisis as an MP sacked by the party resists the premier's call to quit parliament altogether. Annastacia Palaszczuk has put her government on the line by sacking first-time MP Billy Gordon from the Labor party over domestic abuse allegations and belated revelations about his criminal history. If Labor were to lose that contest to the Liberal National Party, both parties would be left with 43 seats.

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  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was filed exactly three years after his March 27, 2012, flight, hours before the statute of limitations would have expired. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped JetBlue develop and maintain safety procedures before he suffered a seizure traced to the effects of a childhood traumatic head injury that damaged his brain.

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  • $1m win like a dream for quiz king

    Andrew Skarbek has come a long way from winning the weekly trivia night at his local pub. Last night, the 47-year-old walked away with the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history when we he won $1,016,000 on Million Dollar Minute. Over 23 episodes, Mr Skarbek defeated 46 contestants and answered more than 589 questions.

    The West Australian
  • Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley buy mansion

    Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have reportedly bought a $13 million (£8.7 million) home together. The 47-year-old action movie star and his model girlfriend are believed to have each paid half of the jaw-dropping sum for the estate in Beverly Hills, just a week after they celebrated their fifth anniversary. According to gossip website TMZ, a real estate source revealed the expensive mansion features five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and covers 7,119 square foot.

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  • Boys aged 5 and 6 'indecently assaulted girl'

    A five-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by two boys aged five and six in a central Australia remote community last month, an Alice Springs detective has revealed. It comes after the NT Chief Minister Adam Giles highlighted in Parliament last week the alleged rape of a child at a local town camp in Alice Springs in early March. Detective Superintendent Brent Warren said the girl did not receive hospital treatment following the incident in late February.

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  • Aussies thump NZ in World Cup final

    Australia crushed New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, wrapping up a fifth ODI title with seven wickets in hand and 101 balls to spare. From the moment Brendon McCullum was dismissed for a duck in the opening over at the MCG, the trans-Tasman tussle was on Australia's terms. Grant Elliott's plucky 83 pushed the Blackcaps to a total of 183, their innings ending after 45 overs and a woeful collapse of 7-33.

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  • NSW win a relief for Abbott

    Tony Abbott has been spared a fresh bout of leadership speculation after NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird cruised to victory in the State election at the weekend. Labor tried to exploit the unpopularity of the Prime Minister, who was largely absent from the NSW campaign, but ultimately Mr Abbott did not have the same toxic impact as he did in losses suffered by first-term conservative governments in Victoria and Queensland.

    The West Australian
  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

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  • Siobhan Jackson: Sexually abused footballer Peter Jackson's widow turning lives around as principal in remote Indigenous community of Lockhart River

    Nineties football legend Peter Jackson was famous for his athleticism on the field and for his humour and high spirits off it. Broncos coach Wayne Bennett puts it this way: "He was so gifted, so much ability and ... then the devil would come along". Bennett recalls his last meeting with Jackson in which the former player said he had been having some counselling.

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