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Erupting volcano forces 6000 evacuations on Vanuatu
An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised fears of a...
09/26/2017 09:39 AM
Australian man's bizarre excuse for speeding in a truck
A bad day has become a whole lot worse for one Western Australian truckie, after he had a run in with the law Monday morning.The unnamed driver was slapped with an enormous A$1200 (NZ$1314) fine and 12 demerit points on Monday for...
09/26/2017 06:03 AM
Former TV reporter Ben McCormack pleads guilty to child porn offences
WARNING: Confronting content Former Channel 9 star Ben McCormack told another man he did not believe he could escape his attraction to small boys because they were too "beautiful", court documents reveal.He and the man talked...
09/26/2017 06:00 AM
How war with North Korea could start and what it would look like
North Korea has frequently warned that a full-scale conflict is about to break out on the Korean Peninsula - and with belligerent comments coming from both Pyongyang and Washington DC in recent weeks, that possibility may be inching...
09/26/2017 02:51 AM
'Big bird' strikes bigger bird, tearing hole in underbody
An Air Namibia plane was only 45 minutes into its journey when it collided with birds. The bird strikes caused extensive damage to the plane but the pilot managed to land it without trouble, much to the relief of all passengers...
09/25/2017 11:44 PM
Venezuela: Trump acted like 'the world's emperor' at UN
Venezuela's top diplomat accused US President Donald Trump yesterday of acting like "the world's emperor," batting back Trump's biting rebukes of Venezuela on the global stage of the UN General Assembly.Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza's...
09/25/2017 10:34 PM
Model Chloe Ayling kidnapped by slave traders invented case 'for publicity', court hears
British model Chloe Ayling faked her kidnapping for a "publicity stunt", one of her alleged kidnappers has claimed.The 20-year-old model is said to have been snatched by a group calling itself Black Death after being lured to a...
09/25/2017 08:07 PM
Student who stabbed Tinder date spared jail because she is 'too posh for prison'
An Oxford University student dubbed "too clever for prison" when a judge delayed her sentencing because of her glittering academic career has today avoided a jail term.Lavinia Woodward - a medical student who hoped to become a surgeon...
09/25/2017 07:36 PM
Former US congressman Anthony Weiner gets prison in sexting scandal
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage...
09/25/2017 06:21 PM
North Korean envoy calls Trump's rhetoric 'a declaration of war,' threatens to shoot down US bombers
North Korea's foreign minister on Monday asserted that the pariah state has the right to defend itself by shooting down US planes, even if they are not in the country's airspace.Ri Yong Ho, speaking to reporters at a hotel across...
09/25/2017 06:08 PM
Horrific tale of Iana Kasian's Hollywood murder
WARNING: Extremely graphic content Before Iana Kasian died, the 30-year-old model from Ukraine was subject to one of the most brutal crimes in the history of Los Angeles.The autopsy report, released yesterday, has revealed tragic...
09/25/2017 05:34 PM
Church help for children of priests
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.Committee members told the Associated...
09/25/2017 05:00 PM
Up to 50,000 residents flee from Bali volcano amid fears it is about to erupt
Up to 50,000 people have fled the largest volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, fearing it will erupt at any moment.A natural disaster has been declared in parts of Bali as authorities imposed an exclusion zone around Mount...
09/25/2017 09:15 AM
Puppy strapped to roof of car going 110km/h in the hot sun
Hot sun, 100kmh speeds and excessive noise.These were the conditions a young puppy was subjected to over the weekend when it was spotted in an open cage strapped to the roof of a car barrelling down the Bruce Highway towards Gympie,...
09/25/2017 06:32 AM
The many holes in Cassie Sainsbury's story
Australia's highest profile foreign prisoner Cassie Sainsbury did herself no favours when she botched her chance to definitely share her side of the story that's seen her locked up in a Bogota prison with the possibility of a 20-year...
09/25/2017 05:41 AM
Teen's incredible act caught on CCTV
A young mum was too scared to open her own front door to a stranger; now she has been overwhelmed by the selfless reason the young man came knocking. Melissa Vang was in her home in Sacramento, California with her two young children...
09/25/2017 05:33 AM
Controversial campaign posters used to push anti-immigration policy
Controversial bikini ads pushing an anti-immigration agenda have been one of the tactics used by a German far-right political party, which has led to the best results for a radical right wing group in Germany since World War II.The...
09/25/2017 04:37 AM
Reports of 7Up soft drink bottles being laced with meth
Methamphetamine-laced 7Up has reportedly caused one death and sent seven other people to the hospital in northern Mexico, prompting warnings to travelers from U.S. health professionals.Mexican authorities have removed the soft drink...
09/25/2017 04:34 AM
Australia commits to space agency
Australia will join the growing global space industry after the Turnbull government committed to the creation of a national space agency.The federal government hopes the agency will be able to take a slice of the $420 billion aeronautical...
09/25/2017 03:51 AM
Hundreds of new tremors recorded as Bali volcano threatens to erupt
More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region.The numbers, supplied by...
09/25/2017 03:05 AM