• Scientists catch a feral cat killing a large mammal on camera 'for the first time'

    A Tasmanian scientist has caught a feral cat killing and eating a four kilogram pademelon on camera, providing the best direct evidence of feral cats killing mammals bigger than two kilograms. It has been 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 one 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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  • 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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  • Haddin defends sledging in World Cup final

    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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey hints the Government will be introducing a bank deposits tax

    Treasurer Joe Hockey has hinted the Federal Government will push ahead with a tax on bank deposits while blaming the Labor government for the budget deficit. When asked on Network Ten's The Bolt Report whether he would be introducing a bank deposit tax, Mr Hockey hinted he would introduce the tax first introduced by Labor in 2013. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has previously refused to provide any details on the policy, but Mr Hockey has confirmed the policy will mirror Labor's.

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  • Payroll changes 'mean fewer jobs'

    The State Government's planned changes to the payroll tax threshold will lead to businesses hiring fewer new employees and offering lower pay rises, according to a survey by WA's main business lobby group. WA businesses with payrolls of more than $800,000 will pay more from July 1 next year because of a "gradual diminishing" of the payroll tax exemption threshold.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • 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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  • Man stabs wife to death while their seven kids are home: Police

    A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing video games and she confronted him about it, police said. Goodyear police said the children witnessed at least part of the attack, and a 14-year-old daughter called 911 to frantically plead for help. The document identified the husband as 37-year-old John Leo Davis and the wife as Michele Davis.

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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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  • 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 time 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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  • Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

    Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta. Experts say Vietnam's drive to become one of the world's leading rice exporters is pushing farmers in the fertile delta region to the brink, with mounting costs to the environment. "Politicians want to be the world's number one or two rice exporter.

    AFP