• 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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  • Family relies on faith

    Bjorn Tranquim is 13 years old. No match could be found for a bone marrow transplant and the search for a cure led the Geraldton schoolboy to an experimental medical trial on the other side of the world. Once the cause of the condition was identified as the blood disorder Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), there were photographs and interviews for future research before Bjorn left for the US two weeks ago.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • NZ pip Australia in World Cup nail-biter

    Michael Clarke has been left lamenting Australia's "horrendous" batting after New Zealand triumphed by one wicket in a dramatic tale of two collapses. Australia slipped from 1-80 to 9-106 in 45 minutes and nine scarcely believable overs. Man of the match Trent Boult was chief destroyer, claiming five wickets in three overs at a cost of one run.

  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North. "The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially", he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying.

  • Family identify Melbourne man killed in Thailand

    A Melbourne man killed in a motorbike accident on the Thai holiday island of Phuket has been identified as Adam Tepper. The 34-old-year is from Langwarrin in Melbourne's south-east and is the CEO of internet company Bitcoin. DFAT has confirmed to 7News that it is providing consular assistance to his family.

  • Baden-Clay's life insurance claim denied

    Slain Queensland mother Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance payout will go to her family, not the husband who murdered her, a court has confirmed. On Thursday, the Federal Court ordered the sum of Allison's TAL Life Limited policy - worth more than $412,000 in 2013 - be paid to the trust of solicitors representing her father, the estate's executor. The policy was jointly held by Allison, 43, and her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.

  • Morrison to stamp out welfare rorters

    Scott Morrison wants to crack down on rorters in the welfare system - after stopping the boats and restoring faith in immigration. The social services minister doesn't know exactly how much is being rorted from the $150 billion national welfare bill, estimating that it could be less than 30 per cent. Mr Morrison again ruled out including the family home in the assets test for aged pensions.

  • Indonesia's Widodo 'considering position' on death row Australians

    Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo, who he said was "carefully considering his position".

  • Murray woes deepen after Dubai defeat by teenager

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Andy Murray's February torment deepened on Thursday when he lost 6-1 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Cham...

  • Chloe's life 'chaotic, miserable': inquest

    Social workers failed in their duty to save Chloe Valentine from her "chaotic and miserable" life of neglect, an inquest into the Adelaide girl's death has been told. The inquest has heard Chloe was forced to endure chronic neglect at the hands of her drug-using teenage mother, but was never removed by Families SA. "Drug use and domestic violence were not integrated as risks for Chloe, rather as lifestyle factors for her mother.

  • Paris Hilton's Crazed Stalker Gives Her a Cadillac

    The socialite-turned-DJ has been sent a classic car by an obsessive fan.

  • 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.

  • Cane toad found in Pilbara

    A construction worker has discovered a cane toad at his mine site accommodation in the Pilbara. DPaW's State cane toad program co-ordinator Corrin Everitt said the discovery, which occurred outside known cane toad breeding areas in the Kimberley, was a timely reminder for members of the public. "Cane toads can hide in very small spaces so it is important for travellers and commercial freight companies to inspect vehicles, luggage, pallets, camping gear and caravans before they leave.

    The West Australian
  • Young boxer's career over after sparring injury

    One of Perth's bright young boxing prospects has been dealt a cruel blow with his career over after just four fights following an incident during sparring. Wangara-based cruiserweight Ben Page revealed he suffered a seizure during a light sparring session on Friday afternoon, which resulted in him suffering a bleed on the brain. "Been monitered to see if u need to be operated on, jus the luck of the draw that's my boxing career over ... such an unlucky turn of events, but that's life can happen to anyone, jus waiting for next few days to see how my brain reacts to it all to determine weather I need to go into surgery or not.

    The West Australian
  • Zelda Williams: 'No Point' Asking Why Robin Williams Took His Own Life

    Six months after Robin Williams took his own life, his daughter Zelda is opening up about what hers is like now that he's gone.

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  • 'Wellness warrior' Jessica Ainscough dies from rare cancer, aged 30

    Jessica Ainscough, a self-described "wellness warrior" who attempted to stave off a rare form of cancer with natural healing, has died at age 30. Ms Ainscough's blogs had a large following on social media, and posts to her website drew praise from sufferers of many forms of illness as well as criticism from those who did not agree with her alternative remedies. Ms Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2008, and the cancer spread through her left arm, which she later refused to have amputated.

  • RBA expected to cut rates again

    A growing band of top economists expect the Reserve Bank to take a razor to interest rates again next week, amid further signs the economy is deteriorating. All 17 economists surveyed by AAP expect the RBA will deliver at least one more rate cut in 2015, taking the cash rate to a new record low of two per cent. Eleven of those economists expect that cut will happen on Tuesday, following on from February's 25 basis point cut to 2.25 per cent.

  • Teen gets $25m in will tussle

    Olivia Mead walks out of Supreme Court with promise of $25m from father, Michael Wright's, estate.

    The West Australian
  • '800 Rio jobs on the line'

    UPDATE 2pm: Rio Tinto could be seeking to shed as many as 800 WA iron ore workers, according to unions, who have called on the mining giant to clarify its intentions. Small contracts for non-essential work have already been cut, but Rio is understood to be on the verge of announcing more significant cuts to both its contract workforce and its own staff. The Western Mineworkers Alliance – an alliance between the Australian Workers Union and the CFMEU’s mining divisions – said yesterday Rio had sent a “vague” letter to employee representatives, warning significant layoffs were imminent.

    The West Australian