• 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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  • 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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  • Hilary Duff's tattoos make her a 'gangster'

    Hilary Duff thinks her 12 tattoos make her look like a "gangster."The 27-year-old actress revealed she has a surprisingly amount of inkings on her body but admitted she doesn't like to flaunt them all the time because likes to select when she looks "hardcore

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  • Virgin airport plans stall again

    Virgin Australia's new $190 million showpiece terminal has been delayed yet again and will not open until late this year, leaving the airline's executives exasperated. The terminal, which had been due to open in June last year, has been plagued by problems that have cost Virgin Australia tens of millions in lost revenue and operational inefficiencies. Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti said yesterday it was "disappointing that the launch of the terminal has been delayed yet again".

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  • US stocks surge on pharma deals, China stimulus talk

    Wall Street stocks surged Monday on a string of pharmaceutical deals and speculation of more monetary stimulus in China.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 263.65 points (1.49 percent) to 17,976.31. The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 25.22 (1.22 percent

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  • Dutch tourist held as sex slave for weeks

    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. "Clearly Mr Granata must have had significant amounts of lucidity or clarity during the six-week period," Judge Gucciardo said.

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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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  • 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.

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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.

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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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  • Payday loan 'debt trap' a growing problem in Tasmania, community lending company warns

    A community organisation in Tasmania has issued a warning about payday loans and debt merchants, after an investigation revealed the financial hardship they can cause. The warning follows Monday's episode of Four Corners on ABC TV, which exposed one online lender who is the subject of an investigation by the Australian Security and Investments Commission (ASIC), amid allegations it targets drug addicts, gamblers and people who are illiterate. No Interest Loans Scheme Tasmania (NLIS) describes itself as a company that provides loans with no interest through Centrelink to people on low incomes who need help to buy household goods or to cover education costs and car repairs.

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  • 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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  • Elton John didn't tell mother about son

    Sir Elton John's mother only found out he had a son after reading it in the newspaper. Sheila Farebrother hasn't spoken to her famous son for seven years and not only has she never met Zachary, four, and two-year-old Elijah - his kids with husband David Furnish - she doesn't think there is any "point" in her being introduced to the boys as it would only confuse them.

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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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  • 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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  • Tax debate already finding no-go areas

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described it as a "conversation starter" but some issues in the government's tax discussion paper are already proving debate stoppers. Business, tax experts and economists were glad to see Treasurer Joe Hockey finally kick-start a much-promised review of Australia's complex tax system on Monday. Releasing the discussion paper, Mr Hockey said for too long taxation had been fixing past problems rather than creating a system for the future.

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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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  • Red light dodgers despised

    It is a sneaky manoeuvre almost every peak-hour motorist has considered - a quick short cut through the service station to save several painful minutes longing for the traffic lights to change. The West Australian's staff spotted countless cars taking short cuts through service station forecourts to beat the traffic lights. One service station, Maylands Puma on Guildford Road, was used by eight red-light dodgers in an hour, with at least one car making the short cut during each light rotation.

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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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  • Thailand admits 'urgent' need to improve aviation safety

    Thai authorities Monday said they would use special powers under junta rule to "urgently" improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new international flights following concerns raised by a UN aviation agency. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations body, recently reported "significant safety concerns" to Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) after an audit earlier in the year. In response Japan last week blocked new flights from Thailand in a move affecting charter services by budget carriers Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot as well as Asia Atlantic Airlines, the DCA said, adding existing flights would not be impacted.

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