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A cyclonic low lashing the NSW coast has caused what experts are calling the worst floods in a century for the Hunter region.

  • Princess Diana's will revealed

    Princess Diana with sons William (L) and Harry in 1989. Photo: Getty Images / Duke and Duchess of CambridgeThe late Princess of Wales and mother to sons Princes William, 32, and Harry, 30, passed away at the age of 36 after a tragic car crash in 1997,

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  • Union claims on 457 visas rejected

    The Federal Government has denied union claims that skilled migrants are pushing Australians out of jobs, with figures showing a big fall in the number of 457 visa holders currently working in WA. "The coalition Government is committed to ensuring that the subclass 457 program acts as a supplement to - and not a substitute for - Australian workers," she said. Celebrity chef and Rockpool owner Neil Perry said his eight Australian restaurants would not survive without foreign workers because of the acute skills shortage in the ever-expanding tourism and hospitality sector.

    The West Australian
  • Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Malawian Agnes Salanje said she "faced death" during the wave of anti-immigrant violence that has claimed at least seven lives. "We could have been killed as these South Africans hunted for foreigners, going from door to door," Salanje, who was a domestic worker in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban, told AFP.

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  • Dragon's skull to hit the market

    At 2.8m long and 1.6m high, the fossilised skull of Lung Wong (The Dragon King) is the biggest and most complete skull of any animal that has walked the Earth. The male Triceratops dinosaur lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, and his skull is 95 per cent complete bone and 1.4m wide. The dinosaur fossil is considered a masterpiece of natural history.

    The West Australian
  • UK speed trader arrested over role in 2010 U.S. 'flash crash'

    A high-frequency trader was arrested in London over his alleged role in the May 2010 "flash crash" that briefly wiped out nearly $1 trillion (0.67 trillion pounds) in market value, the first time authorities have blamed manipulation for the turbulence. The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had criminally charged Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, of London, with wire fraud, commodities fraud and manipulation. "His conduct was at least significantly responsible for the order imbalance that in turn was one of the conditions that led to the flash crash," said Aitan Goelman, head of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which filed parallel civil charges against Sarao on Tuesday.

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  • Student's insides 'explode' after taking diet pills

    A mother in the United Kingdom has issued a desperate warning after her daughter took a fatal dose of 'diet pills' bought online. Eloise Parry "burned up from the inside" after taking eight tablets, which contained a highly toxic substance called DNP. Eloise's mother, Fiona Parry, issued an emotional statement following her daughter's death on April 12.

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  • Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over 'cross' protest

    Malaysia's government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country. A group of about 50 protesters demonstrated Sunday outside the small church in a Kuala Lumpur suburb, saying the Christian symbol above it was an affront to local Muslims, according to Malaysian media.

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  • Has Google Street View solved the Loch Ness Monster mystery?

    Does the Lock Ness Monster really exist? Internet giant Google has enlisted the help of its Street View cameras to try and prove the existence of the legendary crypid. A collection of the images have been released online so that Nessie hunters can join the search from the comfort of their own homes.

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  • Garcia beats Ivanovic in Stuttgart

    Caroline Garcia has beaten Ana Ivanovic for the third straight time in two months, triumphing 7-6 (8-6) 6-4, in the first round of the WTA event in Stuttgart. Serbia's Ivanovic, the 2014 Stuttgart runner-up who is seeded fifth this time around, saved two set points at 6-5 in the first set, only to waste three set points herself in the tiebreak which Garcia won from 6-3 down with five unanswered points. The 29th-ranked French Garcia constantly attacked Ivanovic's serve, got the deciding break for 2-1 and missed a match point at 5-3, but won on an ace after 1 hour 37 minutes in the next game.

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  • Labor plans to tax rich super

    Australians with big superannuation nest eggs face paying tax on their retirement earnings as part of a suite of Labor policies that would reap $14 billion over 10 years. Under policy changes to be announced today by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, superannuants would pay 15 per cent tax on earnings above $75,000. Assuming an average rate of return of 5 per cent, this measure would affect only those who had more than $1.5 million in their superannuation accounts, or about 60,000 people.

    The West Australian
  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that he knew about the gassing of Jews and other prisoners. "I ask for forgiveness," he said at the trial, which was attended by almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives, while insisting he never physically harmed a prisoner himself.

    AFP
  • Astronomers discover 'supervoid' 1.8 billion light years in width

    Astronomers say they have discovered a “supervoid” in the universe that is 1.8 billion light years in width. Dr Istvan Szapudi, who led a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii, has labeled it “the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity”. The vast, large space, which is “missing” around 10, 000 galaxies, is colder than other parts of the universe.

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  • Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

    A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday. David Jurado described in an interview with television station Telecinco how he managed to calm the boy, who also injured two other teachers and two students at a Barcelona secondary school on Monday.

    AFP
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support

    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support. The 22-year-old aspiring actress was placed in a medically-induced coma in January after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub - but her aunt Tina Brown says she is finally getting better. Tina's social media comments come after Bobbi's father Bobby Brown appeared to suggest she was out of her coma when he came on stage as a special guest at a Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on Saturday (18.0.4.15).

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  • Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

    A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's officials and relatives. Michael Rogan, 42, was killed when the deer crashed through his van's windshield on a rural highway Friday in Marathon County. Michael Rogan was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

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  • Eaton truck driver dies after crash

    An Eaton truck driver was killed in a traffic crash at a Perth intersection on Thursday afternoon. Alan Arthur Simpson, 61, was driving a Carbone Bros truck, which was carrying limestone, when it collided with a Lexus sedan at the intersection of Moylan and Wattleup roads in Wattleup, south of Perth. Firefighters, St John Ambulance paramedics and police officers were at the crash.

    The West Australian
  • Chinese war hero Australia's top Gallipoli sniper

    Billy Sing earned the nicknames "The Murderer" and "The Assassin" as a deadly sniper who shot more than 200 Ottoman troops during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. "He was a real Australian, an Australian at heart even though he had Chinese heritage," his great-nephew Don Smith, 62, told AFP from the small Queensland town of Clermont where Sing was born in 1886, 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) north of Sydney. Under Australia's 1909 Defence Act, "those who are not substantially of European origin or descent" were blocked from active service.

    AFP
  • Russell Crowe: 'Buying The Rabbitohs Ruined My Marriage'

    The 51-year-old purchased the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2006, and the team took home the NRL Premiership last year. During an appearance on an American television show, Russell Crowe admitted his co-ownership of the team was a contributing factor to his split from his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer. Crowe celebrates the Rabbitohs win at the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

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  • Spice Girls dish up a simplistic menu, placing them straight in the Semi-Finals

    On the second night of Ultimate Instant Restaurants, Eva and Debra had to bring their best game. The last time they cooked in an instant restaurant, they received the highest score in MKR history.But the girls make sure they start the day off right by

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  • Kanye West: A dentist trip changed my outlook on life

    Kanye West's outlook on life was transformed by a trip to the dentist. The 37-year-old rapper - who has 22-month-old daughter North with wife Kim Kardashian West - has revealed how being given nitrous gas during a visit to get treatment on his teeth helped to clarify his perspective on life. The 'All Day' hitmaker recalled: "One time I was at the dentist's office and I was given nitrous gas and I was vibing out.

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