• This Rice Cooking Trick Cuts Calories In Half (And It Involves Coconut Oil!)

    A new study out of the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka found that cooking rice in a certain way increased its resistant starch content, lowering its calorie count and making it less likely to lead to weight gain. The cooking process could cut the calories in rice by “about 50 to 60 percent,” study author Sudhair A. James says, helping heavy rice consumers with their weight-loss efforts.

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  • Everyone knows of my sex offence: Lazarus

    The son of a Sydney nightclub owner says he felt his life was "completely destroyed" when news he had sexually assaulted a young woman broke. Luke Andrew Lazarus, 23, has enjoyed a privileged upbringing. "I had the world at my feet," Lazarus said.

  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

  • RBA says too early to judge APRA's home loan restrictions

    The Reserve Bank says it is too early to tell whether tighter surveillance of banks is slowing down rampant sections of the housing market. In December 2014, the banking regulator APRA and corporate regulator ASIC announced that they would increase their surveillance of home lending, especially to investors, in response to a surge in activity especially in Sydney and Melbourne. APRA said it wanted to see banks grow their investment loan portfolios at less than 10 per cent per annum â the Reserve Bank observed today in its latest half-yearly Financial Stability Review that the most recent data show 10.5 per cent annualised growth over the last six months.

  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

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  • Crowe cries foul over Aussie citizenship

    The New Zealand-born Oscar-winning actor says he has twice been rebuffed in his application to become an Australian citizen. The 50-year-old Gladiator star has told British magazine Radio Times that, despite moving to Australia as a child, he has been thwarted in his attempts to take up citizenship. "I've been voted one of Australia's 50 national treasures.

  • AP tracked supply chain of slave caught fish to US

    A yearlong investigation into forced labor and trafficking in Southeast Asia's fishing industry led an Associated Press team to Benjina, a small town that straddles two islands in the far reaches of eastern Indonesia. There journalists interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves, mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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  • Vettori shapes as key in final: MS Dhoni

    Trent Boult may be New Zealand's spearhead in the World Cup final, but Daniel Vettori looms large as their key bowler. "Vettori's performance will be crucial because he's somebody in the middle overs who can really get wickets," Dhoni said after his side's title defence ended with a 95-run loss to Australia in their semi-final. Dhoni suggested it was shaping up to be "quite a balanced game".

  • Father: Woman reported kidnapped dropped off at mom's home

    A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California home, police said. Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said his daughter called him around 9:30 a.m. to say she'd been dropped off at her mother's house in Huntington Beach. An emotional Mike Huskins told The Associated Press his daughter found no one home there, so she walked 12 blocks to his house, where a neighbor met her and called 911.

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  • People smugglers try new tactic

    At least two asylum seeker boats have been turned back to Indonesia in recent weeks as people smugglers try to depict Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as soft on border protection. Sources told The West Australian that criminal syndicates were using social media and SMS alerts to tell would-be boat people that Mr Dutton was more compassionate than his predecessor Scott Morrison. A video from Mr Dutton emphasises continuing the hard line on border protection.

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  • Tears of joy for WA's latest Lotto millionaire

    A Warnbro man has become an instant millionaire after claiming a first division Lotto prize - that he won three months ago. The winning ticket was purchased from Waikiki Village Newsagency for a Saturday Lotto draw held on January 17. The man said he was unaware of his million-dollar win because he was busy working and hadn't checked his ticket.

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  • Miners meet nose that knows

    A cold wind whipped at the Leonora aerodrome tarmac on Tuesday as 80 passengers disembarked the small Fokker 70 aircraft, rubbing their shoulders and yawning apathetically. The boredom on most of their faces morphed quickly into curiosity as they were lined up on the runway, with four car-loads of uniformed police and detectives in attendance with a drug detection dog in tow. The plane arrived 20 minutes early and police were still scrambling through the airport gates when the passengers started peeking out of the small cabin doors and surveying the cooler-than-expected autumn morning.

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  • Dads dumped for lack of fight

    Competing in a reality TV series as a couple of middle-aged blokes is not a recipe for success, according to My Kitchen Rules' latest evictees Rob McKean and *Dave Evans. "Our age probably has a bit to do with it," he said.

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  • Adrian Bayley: An evil past revealed

    Barely eighteen and working her third shift as a street prostitute, 'Rebecca' thought life couldn't get any more grim.Then she met Adrian Ernest Bayley.It was late in the year 2000. Rebecca had turned to prostitution to fund her heroin addiction.One night

  • Woman 'sent to psych ward' because doctors didn't believe Obama followed her on Twitter

    A woman has claimed she was locked in a psychiatric ward and drugged because a doctor did not believe United States President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter. The New York Daily News reported that Kam Brock's ordeal began when she went to a police station in Harlem to recover he car which had been seized by police the previous day. A screenshot showing Barack Obama follows @KilahBrock.

  • McIlroy split was like someone dying, says Wozniacki

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she felt like someone close to her had died after the split from golfer Rory McIlroy last year. The Dane was quoted by Britain's Independent newspaper as saying her world was turned upside down when the Northern Irishman ended their relationship in May after wedding invitations had been sent out. "In my head I had everything until that moment," said Wozniacki.

  • Mother battles health insurer over groundbreaking surgery

    A Wollongong mother could go the rest of her life without eating another solid meal because her health insurer has refused to pay for the surgery that could save her. Fairfax reports mother of three Kerryn Barnett could face bills of more than $30,000 for the insertion of a gastric neurostimulator, a device similar to a cardiac pacemaker, after Bupa declined to cover the cost of the procedure. Ms Barnett has reportedly not been able to eat a proper meal since Christmas Day after being struck down with a rare condition called gastroparesis which prevents her digesting solid food.

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  • Emilia Clarke Nearly Took The Lead Role In Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Emilia Clarke may be used to getting her gear off in Game of Thrones, but the actress drew the line at Fifty Shades of Grey. The 23-year old was screen-tested for the role of Anastasia Steele, the film's protagonist, but said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that she'd chosen to turn it down. "I'd done nudity before and was concerned with being labeled for doing it again," explained Clarke, adding that she had "no regrets" about her decision, despite the film's massive success.

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  • Million dollar slip goes bananas

    It was a momentary brain snap that cost Andrew Skarbek his third chance at winning more than $1 million today. Andrew had worked his way through the elimination rounds without missing a beat this afternoon to reach the final five questions in the Million Dollar Minute round. Host Simon Reeve asked Andrew how confident he felt after answering the five questions that stood between him and the $1,016,000 - the biggest cash prize ever offered in Australian TV history.

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  • Blood-red fluid causes bus nightmare

    A packed bus ride through Vancouver turned into a nightmare for passengers, who noticed what appeared to be blood pouring down from the roof to the floor. "We got s--- leaking back here!" Mr Banicevic said as he filmed the red liquid gushing down on the 99 B-line bus on March 19. Passengers can be heard shouting at the bus driver to stop the bus and open the doors, as they move away from the red liquid dripping down the walls and pooling on the floor.

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