• Woman ditches 'toxic' husband and beats cancer

    A terminally-ill woman who was given just months to live claims she has won the battle against cancer by ditching all that was toxic in her life, including her husband. Candice-Marie Fox, 31, shunned traditional cancer treatments after she was diagnosed with an aggressive thyroid cancer and instead opted for an entire lifestyle change, starting with healthy eating habits.

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  • Richard Pratt's Mistress: I'm a normal working mum

    Surrounded by her son's school friends, Madison Ashton abruptly realised the teenagers had recognised her. "The boys were swarming around me, and I could hear them mentioning my work name under their breath," says outspoken Madison, notorious for being the former mistress of the late billionaire Richard Pratt. "I asked what was going on and he said a few boys had told him: 'Hey, your mum's a prostitute.' But he didn't take any notice.

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  • Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.Clark McClelland has taken to YouTube with a series of videos to explain: "I love my planet, I love our human

    The West Australian
  • Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

    Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the revolutionary plane landed in Chongqing airport at 1:35 am (1735 GMT Monday) after a 20-and-a-half hour flight from Myanmar, its vast wingspan lit up by rows of led lights. "We are tired but we are still very, very happy to be in Chongqing," said mission engineer Michael Anger on the project's website.

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  • Dutch tourist held as sex slave for weeks

    Alfio Anthony Granata, 46, pleaded guilty on Monday to raping, assaulting and threatening the 21-year-old on multiple occasions in 2012 in a Preston hotel room where he lived with his former de facto partner, Jennifer Mary Peaston. "Clearly Mr Granata must have had significant amounts of lucidity or clarity during the six-week period," Judge Gucciardo said.

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  • Scientists catch a feral cat killing a large mammal on camera 'for the first time'

    A Tasmanian scientist has caught on camera a feral cat killing and eating a four-kilogram pademelon, providing the best direct evidence of feral cats killing mammals heavier than two kilograms. Scientists suspected that feral cats were capable of taking down the larger animals after the remains of three- to four-kilogram animals were found, but until now a feral cat had not been caught in action. University of Tasmania researcher Bronwyn Fancourt told 936 ABC Hobart the event was caught by accident.

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  • Shark attack haunts survivor

    An Albany teenager who fought off a great white shark that killed his mate while diving near Cheynes beach in December says he does not know when he will feel safe enough to go back into the ocean. Matt Pullella, 17, was spearfishing with close friend Jay Muscat at Three Stripes when a big shark attacked them, killing Jay. Matt was able to fire his speargun into the shark's mouth and escaped unharmed, but he is struggling to fight off the memory of the killer shark.

    The West Australian
  • Virgin airport plans stall again

    Virgin Australia's new $190 million showpiece terminal has been delayed yet again and will not open until late this year, leaving the airline's executives exasperated. The terminal, which had been due to open in June last year, has been plagued by problems that have cost Virgin Australia tens of millions in lost revenue and operational inefficiencies. Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti said yesterday it was "disappointing that the launch of the terminal has been delayed yet again".

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  • Unusual visitor to Busselton jetty captured on video

    Visitors to the Busselton Jetty were treated to an unusual sight on Friday morning. A marlin was captured on film weaving through the water close to the jetty about 9.30am by Perth artist Martin Costello.

    The West Australian
  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

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  • Samsung takes it to Apple with S6

    In its latest attempt to turn around its declining market share of its mobile phone business, Samsung today revealed the pricing and specifications of the latest incarnation of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S6. The South Korean phone maker will release the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge - a phone with a wraparound screen on the phone's edges - to Australian stores on April 10, with the edge starting at $1149. The phone maker also claims the thin (6.8mm/7mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) is "setting a new standard for Samsung in universal wireless charging", and has an extended battery life.

    The West Australian
  • Could you stand to live here?

    The asking price is $500, according to the Daily Mail, if you are prepared to live in the same flat in which a man murdered, dismembered and cooked his wife in chemicals last year. The flat was once home to Marcus Volke and Mayang Prasetyo and was advertised in February, however, its dark past appears to be a sticking point for most potential tenants. The Daily Mail reports the inner Brisbane property is still available by request, although you will not find it on any rental listings.

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  • Prince George is Heading to Public School

    Prince Prince George will attend public school. Photo: New Idea/GettyFor centuries, royal children have been privately educated at Britain's most elite institutions or behindpalace doors. However, Prince George is already set to break tradition, with

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  • Buying a house when you can’t afford one

    The Australian housing market is tough and many buyers are being priced out. The First Home Owner Grant has recently doubled, so if you are an Australian citizen who has never owned a home, you can be eligible to receive $15,000 to purchase a new home or build a new one. Many states around the country are offering further incentives to encourage the bottom end of the housing market to get active.

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  • Lotto luck strikes WA three times

    A triple dose of Lotto luck struck WA at the weekend with three Division 1 Lotto tickets - each worth $1.6 million - sold in Saturday night's $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.The winning tickets were sold at Jackpot Lottery Centre in Mirrabooka,

    The West Australian
  • Elton John didn't tell mother about son

    Sir Elton John's mother only found out he had a son after reading it in the newspaper. Sheila Farebrother hasn't spoken to her famous son for seven years and not only has she never met Zachary, four, and two-year-old Elijah - his kids with husband David Furnish - she doesn't think there is any "point" in her being introduced to the boys as it would only confuse them.

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  • Pitbull befriends newborn kitten

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThis adorable kitten can consider itself no longer abandoned. Pitty, the pit bull developed immediate affection for Kitty, the rescued newborn kitten at the Mercy Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas. The 10-day old kitten was feeding

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  • Party boy makes $1200 a night

    A Victorian teenager who claims to be making $1200 a night by throwing underage house parties, has bragged about being an even bigger party boy than Corey Worthington. Nick Stokes’ parties in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne have attracted the attention of hundreds of underage revelers, as well as the attention of Victorian Police, reports The Herald Sun. The 17-year-old’s parties usually attract around 300 teenagers and are held in empty houses Nick and his friends locate from Cranbourne to Clayton.

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  • Red light dodgers despised

    It is a sneaky manoeuvre almost every peak-hour motorist has considered - a quick short cut through the service station to save several painful minutes longing for the traffic lights to change. The West Australian's staff spotted countless cars taking short cuts through service station forecourts to beat the traffic lights. One service station, Maylands Puma on Guildford Road, was used by eight red-light dodgers in an hour, with at least one car making the short cut during each light rotation.

    The West Australian
  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, was always seen as the favourite for the 8.6 trillion won ($7.8 billion) deal over a rival bid by civilian carrier Korean Air (KAL) teamed with Airbus. The Defence Ministry also approved a separate $1.28 billion deal to buy Patriot PAC-3 missiles and upgrade its air defence system aimed at intercepting North Korean ballistic missiles.

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