• Dhoni defends cricketing future

    MS Dhoni has been forced to defend his future in the game as Indian fans took to the streets to protest his side's semi-final exit from cricket's World Cup at the hands of Australia. The 33-year-old was run out for 65 by Glenn Maxwell who picked up the ball at midwicket and produced a beautiful throw that connected despite his having just one stump to aim at. Conversely Dhoni looked disinterested in pushing for the run and didn't even bother to ground his bat.

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  • 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.

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  • Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

    A massive asteroid, capable of wiping out an entire country, is on a near-collision route towards Earth. The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster, as it travels at a speed of more than 36,000km/h. Small meteorites pass by Earth regularly, but one of this size is an occurrence that only happens once in 5000 years.

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  • 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?

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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.

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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.

    The West Australian
  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Fake agent exploits 'busty wenches' casting call

    FIRST ON 7: Several aspiring actresses have been tricked into sending raunchy videos of their breasts to a fake casting agent on the Gold Coast. The women had responded to a legitimate advert on the Facebook page of Bud Hopes Casting calling for “busty wenches” to work as extras in the Pirates of the Caribbean Five film.

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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.

    The West Australian
  • 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.

    The West Australian
  • British tourist drowns on dream trip in Australia

    Bethany Farrell was on the trip of a lifetime.The 23-year-old arrived in Australia in mid-February after graduating from University in the United Kingdom.She planned to spend a year working and traveling throughout the country.Mother of slain Melbourne

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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.

    The West Australian
  • Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

    Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her. Snippets of the conversations recorded by V. Stiviano were played Wednesday as a lawyer for Sterling's wife explained why the former girlfriend should return more than $3.6 million the billionaire gave her in gifts that included a duplex, Ferrari, jewelry and designer clothes. Stiviano manipulated and deceived the 80-year-old to give away community property that belongs to Shelly Sterling, his wife of nearly 60 years, attorney Pierce O'Donnell said in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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  • Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody roundly condemned by retiring Supreme Court justice

    Retiring Queensland Justice Alan Wilson has condemned as a failed experiment the controversial appointment of Tim Carmody as Chief Justice, saying it had caused a "serious loss of morale" among judges. In a speech delivered in the Banco Court in Brisbane on Thursday morning, Justice Wilson of the Supreme Court said he had agonised over making the remarks but felt driven to speak out. The problem is bad and, in my view, getting worse," Justice Wilson said.

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  • AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

    The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. It can turn up as calamari at fine dining restaurants, as imitation crab in a California sushi roll or as packages of frozen snapper relabeled with store brands that land on our dinner tables.

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  • Clarkson gets the boot from the BBC

    The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC Director-General Tony Hall said in a statement. Clarkson's contract with "Top Gear", a motoring show which draws more than 350 million viewers around the world, is thought to expire at the end of this month.

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  • The Top 25 Travel Destinations You Should Consider This Year

    If you're looking for some travel inspiration this year, TripAdvisor has a few recommendations up its sleeve.The online travel destination has just released its annual list of 2015 Travellers' Choice award winners, with Marrakesh in Morocco taking out

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  • Zayn Malik exits One Direction: 'This is not a tragedy'

    The departure of One Direction's Zayn Malik has sparked an overwhelming outpouring of grief from millions of devoted fans around the world. Many have taken to social media to express their dismay at losing a much-loved band member, who has released a statement citing personal reasons for his sudden exit. The irony is that these same fans most likely spurred Zayn's demise and his decision to leave the world's most successful boy band.

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