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LAX terminal evacuated over threats
June 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM


PARTS of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport were briefly evacuated when a man made threats that turned out to be false.
 

Australian mining bosses' plane missing
June 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM


NINE Australian mining executives are missing in west Africa after their plane disappeared.
 

Flooding deaths rise to 132 in China
June 20, 2010 at 3:04 PM


CHINA says 132 people have died in flooding in nine southern provinces.
 

Brothels may shut under new WA laws
June 20, 2010 at 2:26 PM


WESTERN Australia is set to legalise prostitution in a bid to keep brothels out of residential areas.
 

Telstra strikes national broadband deal
June 20, 2010 at 2:18 PM


THE Federal Government and Telstra have struck a deal for the telco's participation in the planned National Broadband Network.
 

Queen won't demand Wimbledon players bow
June 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM


QUEEN Elizabeth II is set to visit Wimbledon this year, with the players themselves left alone to decide whether to bow and curtsey to the 84-year-old sovereign.
 

'Smuggling kingpin' denies wrongdoing
June 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM


AN alleged people smuggling kingpin recently arrested in Indonesia says he fears he is being framed by tribal enemies living in Australia.
 

Can you help identify Ned Kelly's head?
June 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM


AUTHORITIES are appealing for help to identify the head of Australia's most famous bushranger.
 

Dancing With The Stars woos Pamela Anderson
June 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM


PAMELA Anderson will waltz over to Australia next week to appear on the series return of Channel 7's hit reality dance show.
 

Pamela Anderson to dance on Aussie TV
June 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM


PAMELA Anderson will waltz over to Australia next week to appear on the series return of Channel 7's hit reality dance show.
 

Helicopter crash kills 11 soldiers
June 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM


ROUGH weather has been blamed for the crash of a helicopter in which 11 soldiers targeting drug traffickers were killed.
 

Chunk of concrete thrown at moving car
June 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM


A WOMAN is lucky to have walked away with only minor cuts after a chunk of concrete was thrown at her car on a highway.
 

Man bashed, pulled from river in assault
June 20, 2010 at 11:31 AM


POLICE in Sydney's west have arrested three teenagers over a violent assault on a man at Parramatta.
 

Child dead among four shot at US eatery
June 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM


A MAN shoots four people, including two children, at a fast food restaurant before turning the gun on himself.
 

Bolt 'offered $1 million' to race NRL stars
June 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM


SECRET negotiations to bring the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, to Australia were revealed today.
 

North Stradbroke Island to be national park
June 20, 2010 at 10:35 AM


MOST of North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane will be converted into national park as mining activity is phased out.
 

Libs with more work to do - O'Farrell
June 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM


NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell is playing down the prospects of a Liberal victory at next year's state election.
 

Caver critically injured in fall
June 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM


A CAVER is in a critical condition after falling and hitting his head in an underground cave.
 

Doctor admits he helped patients die
June 20, 2010 at 9:42 AM


A DOCTOR who admitted shortening the lives of nearly 20 patients - including his own son - may yet face charges.
 

Stray bullet misses sleeping mum, bubs
June 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM


A STRAY bullet smashes through bedroom window, lodges into wardrobe, missing a woman and her sleeping twins.
 

Penrith fought on state issues - Treasurer
June 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM


TREASURER Wayne Swan has moved to distance the Government from a crushing electoral defeat for Labor in NSW.
 

Man pleads not guilty to killing of family
June 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM


A MAN linked to his family's death has pleaded not guilty, as lawyer says mental health "will be a live issue in this case".
 

Police breakthrough in Perth park murder
June 20, 2010 at 8:25 AM


A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after the discovery of a young man's body in a park in Perth's south.
 

Man charged over woman's death in June
June 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM


POLICE in Queensland have charged a man with murder over the death of a 56-year-old woman.
 

Thieves steal trailer with Bengal tiger
June 20, 2010 at 7:54 AM


POLICE move in after the theft of a truck, its trailer and its cargo - a Bengal tiger and two camels from a zoo.
 

Chk chk boom chick strips for Ralph
June 20, 2010 at 7:26 AM


RALPH magazine intended to exit with a bang, so we're at a loss to understand the choice of Clare Werbeloff for its final cover.
 

Drugs, cash and lies - McGurk's last days
June 20, 2010 at 7:20 AM


THE wild life of Michael McGurk ended in a crescendo of drugs and excess, a close friend claims.
 

Wooworths, Lowes take on Bunnings
June 20, 2010 at 7:14 AM


NEW kid on the block "Masters" going head to head with Bunnings thanks to a Woolworths-Lowe's alliance.
 

Underground bioterror threat spooks US
June 20, 2010 at 7:08 AM


A DEADLY terrorist weapon could be buried in the backyards of Darwin's suburbs, the US fears.
 

PM's top mental health adviser quits
June 20, 2010 at 6:42 AM


KEVIN Rudd's top mental health adviser accuses the Government of a lack of vision and commitment to a national problem.
 

Tree may save Tasmanian devils in Australia
June 20, 2010 at 6:20 AM


A DRUG discovered in a rainforest may be a possible cure for facial tumours which are killing off the Tasmanian devil.
 

Grizzly bear that killed a hiker shot dead
June 20, 2010 at 5:20 AM


A GRIZZLY bear believed to have fatally mauled a man near the entrance to a national park has been shot and killed.
 

At least 11 killed in Mexian drug shootout
June 20, 2010 at 4:52 AM


A SHOOTOUT between Mexican soldiers and suspected drug traffickers has left 11 people dead in Tamaulipas state near the U.S. border.
 

World Cup vuvuzelas face Wimbledon ban
June 20, 2010 at 3:56 AM


THEIR deafening, droning din might be the soundtrack of the soccer World Cup, but Wimbledon chiefs will not have vuvuzelas making a racket at the tennis championships.
 

Naked cyclists stage anti-traffic protest
June 20, 2010 at 3:53 AM


CYCLISTS stripped naked and braved the elements in Brussels for "cyclonudista," the annual two-wheel nude demonstration against car traffic in cities.
 

World marks 65th birthday of Suu Kyi
June 20, 2010 at 3:07 AM


EVENTS have been held in Sydney, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to mark the 65th birthday of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who remains under house arrest in Burma.
 

Man falls from bonnet of moving car
June 20, 2010 at 3:03 AM


A MAN will be charged over an incident in which another young man was critically injured in a fall from a moving car north of Melbourne.
 

Student turns into human fireball at party
June 20, 2010 at 2:32 AM


A UK university student is seriously ill after being turned into human fireball at a university end-of-year party.
 

Swedish princess marries personal trainer
June 20, 2010 at 2:18 AM


FORGET all those fictional fairytale romance stories you might have heard as a child because Sweden has hosted the real thing.
 

Police hunt woman who stabbed stranger
June 20, 2010 at 2:13 AM


POLICE have released security camera footage from a shopping center closed-circuit TV system in a bid to identify a woman they believe is responsible for stabbing a stranger in the back in a shocking attack.
 

Teenage referee assaulted at kid's match
June 20, 2010 at 2:11 AM


AN 18-year old girl who was refereeing a children's game of rugby league in Sydney has been assaulted, police revealed last night.
 

Woman rescued after garbage chute jam
June 20, 2010 at 1:43 AM


A FULL-figured woman was rescued after getting stuck between floors in a garbage chute for at least 30 minutes
 

Police hunt missing tiger and camels
June 20, 2010 at 1:39 AM


MORE than 40 police officers and a helicopter have been called in to the search for a missing tiger and two camels in eastern Canada.
 

Storm shuts down BP oil capture system
June 20, 2010 at 1:37 AM


BP said its primary vessel capturing oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill has been shut down due to a blocked vent, but restart was expected later today after a lightning storm leaves the area.
 

Search ends for Aussie sailor in Tonga
June 20, 2010 at 1:07 AM


THE search for Australian sailor Andrew Wakely, who went missing while swimming in Tonga, has ended with authorities failing to find his body.
 

NATO airstrike kills five civilians
June 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM


AT least five civilians were killed in an airstrike by NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan today, officials announced.
 

Family of 162 is 'largest under one roof'
June 19, 2010 at 11:31 PM


AN Indian family with 162 members could be one of the largest living together under one roof.
 

UK doctor admits helping patients to die
June 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM


BRITISH police are considering whether to reopen an investigation into a family doctor who was struck off for giving sick elderly people high doses of morphine, after he admitted to hastening the deaths of some patients.
 

Upt o 13 die in suspected al Qaeda attack
June 19, 2010 at 10:10 PM


THIRTEEN people, including 10 members of the Yemeni security forces, were killed today and a number of suspected al Qaeda prisoners were freed in an attack on an intelligence headquarters in the southern port city of Aden
 

Gunmen open fire at court, killing officer
June 19, 2010 at 10:07 PM


A POLICEMAN was killed and two people were injured Saturday as gunmen fired and threw at least one grenade at the city courts in Karachi, Pakistan.
 

Liberals claim by-election victory
June 19, 2010 at 9:15 PM


THE NSW opposition has claimed victory in the Penrith by-election, with a swing of 25 per cent being recorded, and Labor's primary vote collapsing.
 

Man queues for iPhone 4 a week early
June 19, 2010 at 8:48 PM


A DALLAS man is already camping outside his local Apple Store for the new iPhone 4, even though it is not due to be released until Thursday.
 

Vivienne Westwood makes 'designer Crocs'
June 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM


BRITISH designer and punk icon Dame Vivienne Westwood is set to take on the dominance of Crocs in the children's shoes market, after launching her own version of cutesy kids' shoes.
 

Customs uncover $500,000 tiger bones
June 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM


CUSTOMS officers in India have seized two shipments of tiger bones and other animal parts worth almost half a million dollars.
 

Labor unlikely to 'climb Everest'
June 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM


COUNT shows up to 20 per cent swing in Penrith by-election as Labor faces mountain of backlash.
 

Deadly protest after mercury hits 54C
June 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM


AS temperature hits 54C, residents are only allowed an hour of electricity a day, sparking deadly protest.
 

1.4 million evacuated as floods kill 90
June 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM


CHINESE officials say 90 people have been killed in this week's flooding in southern China and 1.4 million have been evacuated as the region prepares for more rain.
 

Former Blackwater firm wins $120m deal
June 19, 2010 at 6:55 PM


THE US State Department has awarded part of the controversial private security firm formerly known as Blackwater a security services contract worth some $US120 million ($A138.19 million) dollars for work in Afghanistan.
 

Break dancing cures boys behaving badly
June 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM


BREAK dancing holds the cure to boys behaving badly in the classroom.
 

Defeat tipped for Labor as polls close
June 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM


POLLS have closed in the electorate of Penrith with a bruising defeat expected for the government.
 

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan
June 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM


MILITANTS have killed a NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan, as the death toll for foreign troops in the country mounted.
 

Man's body found stabbed in Perth park
June 19, 2010 at 4:59 PM


POLICE are questioning a man after the body of a 20-year-old man was found in Perth's south.
 

Firecracker almost hits baby in stroller
June 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM


A BABY was taken to hospital after a firecracker apparently thrown from a nearby window exploded next to its stroller.
 

Palm Island cop faces two new probes
June 19, 2010 at 4:37 PM


THE police officer at the centre of Cameron Doomadgee's death in custody faces fresh investigations.
 

Google launches service to rival iTunes
June 19, 2010 at 4:19 PM


GOOGLE is singing a new tune, getting serious about offering a music service to rival Apple's iTunes and grabbing a piece of the US$4.2 billion digital music pie.
 

Climber airlifted from Blue Mountains
June 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM


A ROCK climber has been airlifted to hospital after a fall in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.