Cleaner loses leg in freak accident

Horror caught on mall CCTV

A Shanghai mall cleaner had his leg amputated after he became stuck in an escalator.

  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo rejected by Aussie model

    Cristiano Ronaldo always scores......well not every time. The Real Madrid goal-machine spent his time down under impressing football crowds in Melbourne with his silky skills, but he still had time to check out the local ladies. According to the Daily Mirror, 22-year-old Brazilian-born Aussie model Aline Lima messaged him on Instagram asking whether he had received a fan letter from her boyfriend, but Ronaldo was not interested in that, rather asking her for gym selfies instead as the pair continued their exchange on WhatsApp.

  • Greek stocks take historic beating as bourse reopens

    Greece's stock exchange took a historic beating Monday as trading resumed after a five-week shutdown forced by capital controls, with the main index registering its greatest-ever drop drop of 16.23 percent and bank shares particularly hard hit. The previous worst loss in the stock market's history was a 15.03-percent drop in 1987.

  • Killed tattooist 'wrong place, wrong time'

    Investigators believe they know who murdered a Sydney tattoo artist while he was working on a man's arm, but don't have enough evidence to charge the suspect. Daniel Vella, 40, was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was gunned down at West Ryde tattoo parlour in March 2011, an inquest has heard. Three suspects with connections to bikie gangs have been identified, but detective Tim Attwood said police don't have the evidence to lay a charge.

  • Worries over repetitive earthquakes on Fraser Island

    Experts have compared yesterday's earthquake in Fraser Island to a series of atomic bombs. Max Futcher reports.

  • Foley hopes for first Test with Giteau

    Incumbent Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley is keen to tap the vast rugby knowledge of Matt Giteau, if he finally gets the chance on Saturday to play alongside the man he admired while growing up. Giteau recently ended a four-year absence from the Wallabies side when he played against the Springboks in Brisbane. Foley wasn't part of the squad for that game, but was restored to the starting lineup for the most recent Test against Argentina, which Giteau missed.

  • Mick Fanning's secret heartbreak

    Mick Fanning. Photo: Getty ImagesWhen professional surfer Mick Fanning walked away unscathed from a shark attack in South Africa recently, many speculated he would be finally ready to start a family with his beautiful wife Karissa.PHOTOS: The friendliest

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  • Don't panic, $1m in super not essential

    It would be nice to have $1 million in your superannuation account when you retire, but it's by no way essential. Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees boss Tom Garcia believes claims that a $1 million or more balance was needed for a comfortable retirement is causing unnecessary fear and concern among older Australians. Most people approaching retirement will draw an income that is a combination of both super and the age pension," he says.

  • Man who called dollar rally sees catastrophe ahead

    Back in November 2014, Pal, who is currently the publisher of the Global Macro Investor newsletter and the founder of Real Vision TV, said the U.S. dollar index (Intercontinental Exchange US: @DX.1) was poised to make a move the likes of which hadn't been seen in "many, many years." Now, after the dollar index surged 10 percent, Pal is out with a new prediction, and it could spell trouble for global equities.

  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to communicate with his henchmen via the aged-old method of "pizzini", bits of paper containing messages often written in cipher, police said. Among those arrested was former boss Vito Gondola, 77, whose job it was to call the clan members to alert them to each new message, which was placed under a rock in a field at the farm and often destroyed on the spot after reading.

  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

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  • French beach returns to public after Saudi royal take-over

    Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the premature departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar among locals. King Salman made an early exit on Sunday from the Cote d'Azur only eight days into what was initially billed as a month-long vacation. More than 150,000 people signed a petition in France against the closure of the strip of sand in front of the king's villa, which is located near Cannes, and the heavy security measures put in place during his stay.

  • 9 Things to Do Immediately After Your Identity Is Stolen

    While Kyle Woodley was flying home from a conference in Florida, his credit card was busy buying things in North Carolina. "Someone had gotten the credit card number," says Woodley, adding he was grateful it wasn't his debit card number. Technically, a single compromised account is considered credit card fraud and not identity theft, but it can be difficult to distinguish between the two at the start.

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  • Pakistan's Japanese-dominated car market poised for new entrants

    Pakistan's car market has been dominated by Japanese automakers for decades, but a mini-economic revival looks set to attract new players from Europe and Korea into the mix. Despite heavy taxation on imported vehicles, enthusiasm for owning a car in Pakistan has remained undented -- thanks in part to underdeveloped public transport in the country's sprawling cities, but also the social status it brings. Toyota, Suzuki and Honda car assembly plants already work around the clock in the southern port city of Karachi and eastern Lahore -- yet customers can still wait for up to four months for new vehicles to be delivered.

  • Part number confirms debris from 777 jet

    Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing called a flaperon, could provide the first tangible clue to unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace on March 8 last year with 239 people on board, including six Australians. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said.

  • Australian museum to display 'world's finest opal'

    An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for the first time in September to mark the centenary of opal mining in the country. "It's of unequalled quality, it's a fully crystal opal," museum director Brian Oldman told AFP.

  • Four-metre snake plays with baby

    An American snake handler has come under fire for allowing his child to play with a four-metre python at home.

  • All bets are off inside Laos' jungle sin city

    Welcome to the Kings Romans, a sprawling casino complex topped by a giant golden crown that bursts into view from a sleepy river bank on the Laos' side of the Mekong River. The Chinese-owned casino in Ton Pheung district, Bokeo, is the centrepiece of a 10,000-square metre "Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone" set up by communist-ruled Laos with investment from its giant neighbour. The other Golden Triangle nations, Thailand and Myanmar sit just across river, an intersection that has long hosted illicit activities -- from drugs and human trafficking to weapons smuggling and the sale of rare species.

  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • It's not your money, Turnbull tells MPs

    Cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull says MPs should remember they are spending other people's money and must use it properly. Turnbull said Bronwyn Bishop made some errors of judgment but ultimately did the right thing resigning as Speaker. "The most important thing is that it is taxpayers' money and to use it responsibly and prudently and use no more than you need to do your job," he told ABC radio.