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Cops nab cannabis houses in drug raids
June 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM

WEST Australian police have seized drugs, cash, houses and stolen vehicles in raids at the weekend.

Fire engulfs suburban home
June 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM

A HOUSE has been engulfed by flames on Brisbane's south side this afternoon.

Tigers maul man who 'wandered' into cage
June 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM

MANCHURIAN tigers maul a man to death after he and his son apparently wandered into the animals' enclosure.

Garrett calls for stop to whale 'bribes'
June 14, 2010 at 4:06 PM

AUSTRALIA has called for a fundamental overhaul of the organisation which oversees whaling, following accusations of bribery levied against Japan.

Prisoner dies of head injuries
June 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM

A PRISONER has died after suffering serious head injuries at Grafton Correctional Centre in northern New South Wales.

Mum's screams ring out as fire kills boy
June 14, 2010 at 3:11 PM

HOSPITAL in mourning as nurse's son, 8, dies in house fire as police hunt suspected arsonist.

Condom sales up as World Cup gets going
June 14, 2010 at 2:52 PM

SALES of condoms jumped fivefold in South Korea as fans celebrated the nation's soccer team opening World Cup game win.

Bushwalker found after night in cold
June 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM

A bushwalker has been found in Queensland's south after a cold night in the bush.

Mexican politician's jet crashes, 9 dead
June 14, 2010 at 2:18 PM

NINE people have been killed when a plane belonging to a politician running for governor in a Mexican state crashed yesterday, his staff said.

Fears crash rescuers exposed to HIV
June 14, 2010 at 2:07 PM

PEOPLE who helped victims of a car crash in central Queensland may have been exposed to HIV.

Missing man found
June 14, 2010 at 1:29 PM

A bushwalker has been found in Queensland's south after a cold night in the bush.

Desperate bid to save boy from blaze fails
June 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

FIREFIGHTERS smashed their way into a burning townhouse in the Northern Territory early yesterday morning in an attempt to save a young boy they knew was inside.

Search on for Aussie missing in Ecuador
June 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM

A SEARCH is under way for a 25-year-old Australian woman who has been missing for five days in Ecuador, authorities say.

Three killed in country road accidents
June 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

THREE people have died in separate accidents on Western Australian country roads over the long weekend.

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen
June 14, 2010 at 11:12 AM

A MAN has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a car on the Gold Coast.

Decomposed body found in ravine
June 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM

CRIME scene investigators are trying to recover a decomposed body found in a ravine in Adelaide's northern suburbs.

Pedestrian killed in car collision
June 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM

A FEMALE pedestrian has become the fourth person killed on NSW roads over the holiday weekend, when she was knocked down by a car in southern Sydney.

Search on for missing bushwalker
June 14, 2010 at 10:40 AM

A SEARCH is under way for a bushwalker missing in Queensland's south.

Low wage protest outside World Cup stadium
June 14, 2010 at 10:14 AM

ARMED riot police charged into hundreds of stewards at a World Cup stadium in the early hours this morning to break up a protest about low wages.

Tougher penalties set for aviation crimes
June 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM

MAKING a bomb threat on a plane or threatening flight crew could soon carry more severe penalties.

Balcony collapse a warning to home owners
June 14, 2010 at 9:46 AM

A BALCONY collapse that left a dozen teenagers injured is a stark reminder that 8000 similarly unstable structures exist in Australia, a building advisory service says.

Woman killed in unit fire
June 14, 2010 at 9:04 AM

A WOMAN has been killed in a unit fire on the Gold Coast.

Portable heater saves man from house fire
June 14, 2010 at 8:08 AM

A MAN trapped in his burning Melbourne home threw a portable heater through a window to escape, fire authorities say.

63 nabbed in dance party drug bust
June 14, 2010 at 8:05 AM

POLICE and their sniffer dogs have caught 63 revellers with drugs as they entered a Melbourne dance party.

Armed men on the run after robbery
June 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM

TWO armed men are on the run after they robbed a Sydney service station and threatened a young staff member.

Twin blasts rock political rally
June 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM

TWO explosions have ripped through a park in Kenya's capital during a packed political rally, killing five people and wounding 75, officials say.

Public investigation for flotilla raid
June 14, 2010 at 7:15 AM

ISRAEL has announced "an independent public commission" including two foreign observers to investigate its naval raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine Turkish activists were killed.

Call girls, cash offered for whaling support
June 14, 2010 at 6:34 AM

NEWSPAPER says it has evidence suggesting Japan has bribed small nations to support commercial whaling.

2 dead, 30 injured in concert stampede
June 14, 2010 at 6:23 AM

TWO people were killed and 30 injured in a stampede at a reggae concert in the rebel-controlled city of Bouake.

Cancer changed me, says Kylie Minogue
June 14, 2010 at 5:30 AM

KYLIE Minogue says cancer changed her mentally and physically, and she is still dealing with the effects almost five years after beating it.

Suicide bombers kill 15
June 14, 2010 at 5:28 AM

SUICIDE bombers and gunmen in military uniform have killed 15 people in an unprecedented attack on the Iraq Central Bank in Baghdad that sparked a firefight with security forces.

Netanyahu supports Gaza blockade ease
June 14, 2010 at 4:58 AM

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was in favor of easing the three-year naval blockage imposed on the Gaza strip, but would not approve lifting the block completely, Haaretz reported.

Hope for growing liver tissue in labs
June 14, 2010 at 4:41 AM

A NEW medical technique has been tested that could one day be used to grow liver for transplants in the laboratory.

Thousands flee bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan
June 14, 2010 at 4:38 AM

TENS of thousands of Uzbek refugees have fled raging violence in Kyrgyzstan as the interim government struggles to stem the country's worst ethnic clashes since the end of the Soviet Union.

Mandela death crash driver voices regret
June 14, 2010 at 3:32 AM

THE driver in the car crash that killed ex-South African president Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter voices regret at death.

World is 'naive' in imposing Iran sanctions
June 14, 2010 at 2:56 AM

WORLD powers have been "naive" in imposing new UN sanctions on Iran that will only end up hurting them.

Thief raids shop armed with syringe
June 14, 2010 at 1:22 AM

A MAN armed with a fence paling and a syringe has robbed a shopkeeper of cash, cigarettes and DVDs in a hold-up in Melbourne's north.

Man charged with sex attack on girl, 10
June 14, 2010 at 12:31 AM

A 28-YEAR-old British man was charged with kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl, police said last night.

Twelve hurt in party balcony collapse
June 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM

TWELVE teenagers have been injured when a balcony collapsed during a party on Sydney's north shore tonight.

Emergency landing for World Cup media
June 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM

WORLD Cup journalists, including 14 from the Al Jazeera network, escape unhurt after emergency landing.

Son of Al Qaeda mentor 'killed in Iraq'
June 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

THE son of Jordanian Issam Abu Mohammed al-Maqdessi, former mentor of slain Al Qaeda in Iraq head Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been killed in clashes with U.S. forces, a family friend said tonight.

Four injured in shooting at UK nightclub
June 13, 2010 at 9:17 PM

FOUR people were taken to the hospital following a shooting at a UK nightclub in tonight.

Girl, 2, starts car and falls under wheel
June 13, 2010 at 8:48 PM

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl is fighting for her life after falling under the wheel of a moving car in a "freak accident".

Ground Zero payout dispute over illnesses
June 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM

WORLD Trade Center rescue and cleanup workers with post-9/11 cancer could still get far less compensation.

Brittany Murphy's hubby had two children
June 13, 2010 at 7:54 PM

SIMON Monjack had a son and a daughter whom he kept secret until his sudden death last month.

Iran arrests 91 on vote anniversary
June 13, 2010 at 7:24 PM

IRANIAN police arrested 91 people as the nation marked the anniversary of 2009's disputed presidential election.

Bus falls into ravine, kills 15 tourists
June 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM

AT LEAST 15 tourists including Iranians and Pakistanis were killed when their bus fell into a ravine in the Philippines today.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to be up at 4am
June 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM

WORLD Cup fever has caught on at the Lodge as Australia prepares for the fight of its soccer-playing life.

India to make Bollywood Hitler movie
June 13, 2010 at 6:45 PM

INDIA'S Bollywood film industry is set to stray into unfamiliar dark territory with a film on Adolf Hitler.

Thailand shaken by heavy fighting
June 13, 2010 at 6:36 PM

SUSPECTED insurgents killed five people and wounded 24 in a bloody day in Thailand's troubled south.

Oil leak at Rio plant contained for now
June 13, 2010 at 5:59 PM

UP to 70,000 litres of unleaded fuel that leaked out of a tank at a Rio Tinto Alcan mine has been kept contained.

Kyrgyzstan declares 24-hour curfew
June 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM

KYRGYZSTAN imposed a 24-hour curfew after clashes left 82 dead and over 1000 wounded.

Truck rolls on F3, driver dies - report
June 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

A TRUCKIE is believed to be dead after his semi-trailer rolled on an F3 exit road at Mount White, north of Sydney, police say.

Man dies in mustering helicopter crash
June 13, 2010 at 5:33 PM

A 23-year-old pilot has died after his mustering helicopter crashed in WA's remote Kimberley region.

'Ban kids from computers until age 9'
June 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

EXPERT urges schools to ban children under the age of nine from using computers because they are damaging their brains.

Ministers launch Rudd defence
June 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

FEDERAL frontbenchers have leapt to the defence of their leader Kevin Rudd, declaring he will stay in the top job until election day.

Markets to focus on RBA this week
June 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

COMMENTARY from the central bank is expected to be the main focus for investors when local markets reopen.

Motocross race rider hits spectator
June 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

A MOTOCROSS spectator has been hit by a teenage rider who lost control on a race track in southern Queensland.

Man uses front lawn to advertise for kidney
June 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

INSTEAD of waiting on a list along with 80,000 others in need of a kidney, a man has launched a massive campaign.

Dozens missing in Arkansas floods
June 13, 2010 at 4:01 PM

RESCUERS continue to search for about two dozen people missing in a flash flood that tore through campsites.

Child dies in suspected arson attacks
June 13, 2010 at 3:16 PM

BOY, 8, dies from burns suffered in a unit fire police believe could be linked to a series of arson attacks.