• 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Sunday Night
  • Aussies thump NZ in World Cup final

    Australia crushed New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, wrapping up a fifth ODI title with seven wickets in hand and 101 balls to spare. From the moment Brendon McCullum was dismissed for a duck in the opening over at the MCG, the trans-Tasman tussle was on Australia's terms. Grant Elliott's plucky 83 pushed the Blackcaps to a total of 183, their innings ending after 45 overs and a woeful collapse of 7-33.

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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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  • 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
  • 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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  • US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on IS in Syria

    The US military dropped 60,000 leaflets on the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria showing a grisly depiction of extremist recruits being fed into a meat grinder, the Pentagon said Thursday. "The message of this leaflet is: if you find yourself recruited by Daesh, you will find yourself in a meat grinder -- and it's not beneficial to your health," said Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren, using the Arabic acronym for the IS group.

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  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Ryan Phillippe's daughter embarrassed

    Ryan Phillippe's daughter gets embarrassed when people think he is her brother. The 40-year-old actor - who has 15-year-old Ava with his former spouse Reese Witherspoon - has admitted he regularly gets mistaken for being much younger than he is. Meanwhile, Ryan - who also has Deacon, 10, from his marriage to the 'Wild' star and two-year-old daughter Kai with former girlfriend Alexis Knapp - previously admitted he felt as though his "greatest achievement" was becoming a father.

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  • $1m win like a dream for quiz king

    Andrew Skarbek has come a long way from winning the weekly trivia night at his local pub. Last night, the 47-year-old walked away with the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history when we he won $1,016,000 on Million Dollar Minute. Over 23 episodes, Mr Skarbek defeated 46 contestants and answered more than 589 questions.

    The West Australian
  • 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
  • Bali Nine: Lawyers in bid against clemency refusal must call expert witness before court today

    Lawyers for Bali Nine death row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given until today to produce a so-called expert witness as part of the pair's latest legal challenge. The two men are challenging Indonesian president Joko Widodo's refusal to consider granting them clemency. Chan and Sukumaran's lawyers have until today to call the witness before the court.

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  • Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a dire warning Sunday about a possible nuclear accord with Iran as talks in Switzerland towards the outline of a deal intensified days before a deadline. "The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne confirms our concerns and even worse," Netanyahu said in remarks broadcast on public radio. Israel, widely assumed to have nuclear weapons itself, is concerned that a deal that six powers are trying to agree the contours of by midnight on March 31 will fail to stop Iran from getting the bomb.

    AFP
  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina - newspaper

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings Airbus had screamed "open the damn door!" to the co-pilot as he tried to get back into the locked cockpit before the jet crashed last Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Another German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, quoted a senior investigator as saying the 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz "was treated by several neurologists and psychiatrists" and that a number of medications had been found in his apartment.

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  • Japan whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch

    Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly 30 years with no catch onboard, after a UN court ordered an end to their annual hunt, local media reported. It was the first return by Japanese whalers without catching any whales since 1987 when the country began the annual "research" hunt in the Antarctic, the Asahi Shimbun said. Tokyo had said this season's excursion would not involve any lethal hunting.

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  • Harry Kane quickly off mark, Spain sink Ukraine

    Man of the moment Harry Kane scored just moments into his international debut to seal a 4-0 win for England against Lithuania at Wembley in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday. The Tottenham Hotspur striker was called up by Roy Hodgson having scored 29 goals for his club this season, and he was brought on for captain Wayne Rooney in the 71st minute of the qualifying Group E fixture with England leading 3-0. Before that, Rooney opened the scoring early on with his 47th international goal, leaving him two shy of Bobby Charlton's England record.

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  • The new stroke treatment that's changing lives

    Half a million Australians are living with the devastating consequences of stroke but an experimental treatment in the US is giving some sufferers immediate and long-term relief. Four decades since Johnny 'The Bomber' Peard was at his peak as a Rugby League star, he is now crippled by the effects of a near-fatal stroke. To treat the effects of stroke, etanercept is injected into the in the back of the neck — patients are then tipped upside-down for about five minutes so the drug can go directly and quickly into the brain.

    Sunday Night
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    "I always heard about Cuba ... and all this money that we lost and 'Maybe one day,' but I didn't understand it," Chester says. Six decades later, that day may finally be nearing for Chester and others like her. After Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, Cuba confiscated property belonging to thousands of American citizens and companies.

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  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

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