• The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

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  • Exclusive: Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

  • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

    North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, warned in an editorial carried by the state KCNA news agency. North Korea "will wage a merciless sacred war against the US now that the latter has chosen confrontation", the Rodong Sinmun said.

  • Spread of Russian craters prompts safety concern from scientist

    The number of giants craters appearing in the northern Russia is growing as a respected scientist raised the safety implications of the strange phenomenon. Russian Academy of Sciences member Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky said his organisation knew of seven craters in the remote part of Russia. "Five are directly on the Yamal peninsula, one in Yamal Autonomous district, and one is on the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, near the Taimyr peninsula," he said.

  • MH370: Aviation's most bizarre loss

    Without doubt, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew aboard on March 8 last year is the most bizarre in the history of aviation. Within a week it was formally revealed that the plane had flown on for seven hours, based on satellite tracking and had turned south into the southern Indian Ocean. On March 16 the search was moved to the southern Indian Ocean with the first aerial searches conducted from Perth on March 18 - 10 days after MH370 disappeared.

    The West Australian
  • Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

    The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were taken into police custody Friday after confessing to defaming the kingdom's royal family, an institution protected by one of the world's toughest lese majeste laws. The pair are the latest close relatives of fallen former Princess Srirasmi to face legal proceedings after a corruption scandal involving her family erupted late last year. Apiruj Suwadee, 72, and his 66-year-old wife Wanthanee, told reporters that they were guilty of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges.

  • Victorian storms: Toddler killed, girl taken to hospital after tree falls on house in Dandenong Ranges

    A two-year-old boy has died and a girl suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house at The Patch in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria on Saturday evening. The girl was taken to Royal Children's Hospital with head, chest and leg injuries. Two of the adults also received injuries, Ambulance Victoria said.

  • Romantic proposal for MKR couple

    After returning home from filming episodes for the popular cooking quest, Lean’s boyfriend of three years — acclaimed artist Andy Quilty — whisked her away down south to one of their favourite spots to pop the big question. As the sun set over Sugarloaf Rock on the tip of Cape Naturaliste, Quilty got down on one knee and presented Lean with the ring of her dreams.

    The West Australian
  • Why Perth isn't good with crowds

    It was lovely to hear that you are safe and well and that your irritable bowel syndrome has settled since you started your new diet of eating only money. As to your question “Is it OK for people to dance at a rock concert when I paid a good main course to enjoy the music from the unobstructed comfort of my backside?”, I’m afraid that the answer is yes it is OK. Because that is why it is called a rock concert.

    The West Australian
  • Cricket World Cup: Australia falls short as New Zealand clinches one-wicket win in Auckland

    New Zealand has prevailed in one of the greatest ever World Cup matches, holding off the late surge of Australia's bowlers to win by one wicket at Eden Park. Mitchell Starc finished with excellent figures of 6 for 28 as he led Australia towards the most unlikely of wins, only to fall agonisingly short as Kane Williamson's (45) blade steered New Zealand home. Having won the toss and opted to bat, Australia's middle order was utterly obliterated by the left-arm swing of Trent Boult, who took 5 for 27 in a devastating spell of fast bowling that left the visitors on their knees and bowled out for 151.

  • Shocking video of Jamil Hopoate assault released

    Shocking video has been released showing the violent attack that led to rising NRL player Jamil Hopoate being jailed. Watch the full video in the player above. The other men involved in the unprovoked assault on Alexander Christie faced sentencing today.

  • Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured

    A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, ...

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  • Man threatens to sue over burial plot bungle

    Dan Carrol bought the plot of land in 1973 for $100 - and he still has the receipt to prove it. When Mr Carroll went to inquire about selling off his cemetery real estate, he was was flabbergasted to learn that it no longer belonged to him - and had been home to a stranger for the past three decades. Cemetery records show the grave was refunded to a Mr Aubrey Carroll on March 17, 1987 but Mr Carroll claimed he never received any money because Aubrey was not related to him.

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  • Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

    Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said. Islamic State has been forced into retreat across parts of the strategic region, a land bridge between territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, even as its fighters have mounted new raids this week on Assyrian Christian villages, abducting more than 200 people. The capture of Tel Hamis was announced by the Kurdish YPG militia and confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the country's civil war.

  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million-dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty. Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort. The party, which comes a week after Mugabe's birthday, was held on the hotel golf course, with white marquees housing the guests.

  • The greatest property investment myths

    Most investors never make it past one investment property. The research indicates most Australians who buy an investment property no longer own that property - or any investment properties - within five years. Sadly, many investors have bad experiences.

    Property Observer
  • Adam Tepper, Bitcoin trader and CEO of Independent Reserve, killed in motorcycle accident in Phuket

    The Australian chief executive officer of an exchange company for Bitcoin cyber currency has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Thailand. Melbourne resident Adam Tepper, the 34-year-old boss of Independent Reserve, was holidaying on the Thai resort island of Phuket. Independent Reserve chief technology officer Adrian Przelozny confirmed Mr Tepper's death in a statement on the company's website.

  • Back from the brink of death

    The last thing Amanda Phillips told her son before he went diving on Saturday, October 25 was to eat his breakfast and tidy his room. The cheeky 17-year-old did neither but left for Geraldton’s Point Moore full of anticipation with his father Simon. About 90 minutes later, while having coffee with her sister, Mrs Phillips had a devastating phone call from her husband.

    The West Australian
  • How To Grow Vegetables

    You want a pretty garden but also want to grow some of your own organic produce: then take your lead from Karen Sutherland. “Clients who visit my garden always want a hedge of strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) after they see how good it looks,” Karen explains.

    Your Garden
  • Russia opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been gunned down while walking in sight of the Kremlin, prompting an international chorus of condemnation. The murder of the 55-year-old politician, an outspoken critic of Russia's involvement in Ukraine, came before a major opposition rally he was set to lead this weekend and sent shock waves across the country. US President Barack Obama led condemnation of the "brutal" and "vicious murder" of Nemtsov, whom he had met on a visit to Moscow, and called on Russia to conduct an impartial investigation of the killing.