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Shares close higher as miners gain
June 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM


THE share market closed higher, with the big miners and gold stocks pushing the market up on a quiet day of trade.
 

Kyrgyz death toll may be '10 times higher'
June 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM


THE death toll from the recent ethnic bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan could be 10 times higher than officially acknowledged, the country's interim leader Roza Otunbayeva said today.
 

Scientists hope capsule contains asteroid
June 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM


A JAPANESE space capsule thought to contain asteroid dust ended a multi-billion-kilometre journey into deep space and back when it arrived on Friday at a research centre outside Tokyo.
 

Cats poisoned in bid to save rare parrots
June 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM


Poisonous baits are being dropped by plane into two West Australian national parks to kill off feral cats preying on an endangered parrot species.
 

Driver in fatal tour bus crash 'fatigued'
June 18, 2010 at 3:37 PM


A VICTORIAN coroner has found that driver fatigue contributed to a fatal bus crash four years ago in Egypt in which six Australians were killed.
 

Gary Coleman cremated in Utah
June 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM


GARY Coleman was cremated toay in Utah in accordance with the late US star's wishes.
 

Implant gives epilepsy sufferers a warning
June 18, 2010 at 2:26 PM


AN epilepsy sufferer has become the first person in the world to be implanted with a device that offers early warnings of a seizure.
 

Man who set police officer alight is jailed
June 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM


A MAN who set fire to a constable who caught him damaging police vehicles has been sentenced to 30 months in jail.
 

Sex assault teacher jailed for 22 years
June 18, 2010 at 2:05 PM


A FORMER music teacher has been jailed for at least 22 years for sexually abusing 11 girls and filming the assaults.
 

Politician 'roughed up' outside Parliament
June 18, 2010 at 1:58 PM


A NEW Zealand MP waving a Tibetan flag was involved in a scuffle today with delegation members as he arrived at Parliament.
 

MFS' Michael King a `big picture' exec
June 18, 2010 at 1:53 PM


MICHAEL King of now-collapsed MFS group was a "big picture'' exec who left the finer details to his staff, according to co-founder Phil Adams.
 

Second man held over Indian student's death
June 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM


A SECOND teenager has been arrested over the stabbing death of Indian student Nitin Garg.
 

Dead body in Ecuador not missing Aussie
June 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM


THE body of a woman pulled from a river in Ecuador on Wednesday is not that of missing Perth woman Millie Johnston, Australian authorities say.
 

Jet fighter crashes into sea in training
June 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM


TWO crew members were missing today after a South Korean jet fighter crashed into the sea during a training flight.
 

Bishop demands mining tax election ASAP
June 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM


DEPUTY opposition leader Julie Bishop has demanded a federal election "as soon as possible".
 

Man faces jail over child porn
June 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM


AN Adelaide man should only serve a short time in jail despite child pornography offences of the most serious kind because he was a rape victim with a troubled past, a court was told.
 

Man killed on iron ore train line
June 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM


A MAN has died on BHP Billiton Iron Ore's main train line, 200km south of Port Hedland on the West Australian north coast.
 

Teen charged over death after servo fight
June 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM


A TEENAGER has been charged with the murder of a 62-year-old man after a fight at a service station.
 

Election this year, says Kevin Rudd
June 18, 2010 at 11:04 AM


PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has moved to quash talk the election could become a waiting game.
 

Shares not in any hurry to kick on
June 18, 2010 at 10:36 AM


SHARES opened slightly higher today, following a slender gain on Wall Street overnight.
 

Woman files paternity suit on Tiger Woods
June 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM


TIGER Woods's alleged mistress Devon James says the US golf star is the father of her nine-year-old son.
 

Huge camera focuses on killer asteroids
June 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM


SCIENTISTS in Hawaii are using what is believed to be the world's largest digital camera to search for killer asteroids.
 

Cairns murder conviction set aside
June 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM


A CAIRNS woman who fatally stabbed a pensioner after he asked her and her friends to keep quiet has won a retrial on her conviction for murder.
 

Woman's body found at beach
June 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM


THE body of a woman has been found at an Adelaide beach.
 

More than 400 cannabis plants found in home
June 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM


POLICE found more than $800,000 worth of cannabis plants growing inside a house in Sydney overnight.
 

One dead in US Army Reserve base shooting
June 18, 2010 at 9:44 AM


ONE person was dead and another in custody after a shooting today at a US Army Reserve centre.
 

Motorcyclist dies after hitting truck
June 18, 2010 at 9:30 AM


A MOTORBIKE rider has died after her bike hit a parked truck in Melbourne's west.
 

Ageing sex worker's throat slashed
June 18, 2010 at 8:34 AM


SEX worker found with her throat slashed in a unit was victim of an alleged attempted murder two years ago.
 

Depressed mum admits killing baby twins
June 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM


A WOMAN accused of killing her seven-month-old twins has today pleaded guilty to their manslaughter in her home.
 

Indoor barbeque nearly kills family
June 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM


A FAMILY of eight suffered serious carbon monoxide poisoning after firing up a barbecue inside their house.
 

Miner alive, 70 feared dead in shaft blast
June 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM


A MINER was found alive, with burns on 30 per cent of his body, after an explosion ripped through a coalmine.
 

BP credit rating downgraded on spill
June 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM


STANDARD & Poor's became the latest rating agency to downgrade BP's credit score overnight, as it warned the British oil giant faced soaring costs from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
 

Dollar rallies half a cent, nears US87c
June 18, 2010 at 8:05 AM


THE dollar rallied more than half a US cent overnight on equities gains and more clarity about the sovereign debt situation in Europe.
 

Rudd defends stay-at-home mums' support
June 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM


KEVIN Rudd has defended his Government's support for stay-at-home mums a day after Parliament approved Australia's first taxpayer-funded paid parental leave scheme.
 

Boy dies trying to rescue brother in blaze
June 18, 2010 at 7:51 AM


A COURAGEOUS eight-year-old boy died in a blazing New York house fire overnight, along with his 17-month-old brother, after he ran back inside the burning home to try to rescue him.
 

Man charged over Times Square bomb
June 18, 2010 at 7:45 AM


AN Pakistani-American has faced 10 charges in last month's botched car bombing in New York's Times Square, the Department of Justice said today.
 

BP CEO grilled by US Congress
June 18, 2010 at 7:32 AM


BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward shirked responsibilityfor the Gulf oil spill today, telling frustrated US lawmakers that he was unaware of the risks at the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in April.
 

Airport loses contact with 19 planes
June 18, 2010 at 5:29 AM


AIR traffic control at Mumbai international airport lost all contact with 19 aircraft either in the air or readying for take-off for 21 minutes on June 15 after a power cable was snapped by workmen.
 

Man 'mutilated priceless Shakespeare'
June 18, 2010 at 5:22 AM


A MAN deliberately "mutilated" a priceless original Shakespeare folio in a bid to cover up the fact that he stole it, a British court heard today.
 

Snoop Dogg banned from The Hague
June 18, 2010 at 5:12 AM


DUTCH festival organisers were forced to cancel a Snoop Dogg open-air concert, after city authorities said today the US rapper was not welcome in The Hague.
 

Man accused of slaying family captured
June 18, 2010 at 5:08 AM


A MASSACHUSETTS man charged with the murder of his family inside their home in Winchester was captured overnight.
 

US shares down on weak data
June 18, 2010 at 4:55 AM


US stocks traded mostly lower overnight after worse-than-expected unemployment and tame inflation data raised concerns about the strength of the economic recovery.
 

Seventy miners feared dead
June 18, 2010 at 4:52 AM


MORE than 70 miners are feared dead after an explosion ripped through a Colombian coalmine, the Colombian Red Cross says.
 

Iceland 'home of free speech'
June 18, 2010 at 4:49 AM


ICELAND'S parliament has approved proposals to create some of the world's strongest protections for free speech and investigative journalism.
 

France floods kill 25
June 18, 2010 at 4:47 AM


RESCUERS have combed wrecked cars and homes for bodies in France's Cote d'Azur after the worst floods in two centuries killed 25 people including a two-year-old, authorities say.
 

BP boss vows to repair Gulf Coast
June 18, 2010 at 4:42 AM


BP boss Tony Hayward has vowed the British energy giant will repair the economic and environmental devastation caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as he was quizzed by irate lawmakers.
 

Surveillance cameras hooded after outcry
June 18, 2010 at 4:36 AM


A LOCAL safety board in the UK says more than 100 counterterrorism cameras installed in heavily Muslim areas of Birmingham will be temporarily covered with bags after an angry outcry from local residents.
 

Teen convicted over attack on cartoonist
June 18, 2010 at 2:49 AM


TEENAGER hit police officer during attack on Lars Vilks, the artist who outraged Muslims with his drawings of Mohammed.
 

Blast kills eight miners, traps 70
June 18, 2010 at 1:06 AM


A BLAST in a Colombian coal mine trapped killed eight miners and trapped about another 70.
 

Sydney teenager crowned Miss Australia
June 18, 2010 at 12:09 AM


EIGHTEEN-year-old Jesinta Campbell wins over the judges with beachwear and skincare knowledge.
 

Dutch court delays girl's sailing bid
June 18, 2010 at 12:04 AM


JUDGES stop 14-year-old from attempting to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.
 

BP chairman cuts yacht trip short
June 17, 2010 at 8:14 PM


BP's ELUSIVE chairman Henric Svanberg faced public wrath Thursday as he finally abandoned his yachting vacation off the southern coast of Thailand in favor of the oil-soaked shores of the U.S. Gulf coast.
 

Identity of missing sailor released
June 17, 2010 at 8:10 PM


THE Department of Defence has named a missing sailor who is believed to have drowned on Tonga as Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Wakely, aged 28.
 

Missing woman may have been found
June 17, 2010 at 7:51 PM


THE family of Perth woman Millie Johnston are waiting on the formal identification of a body found near the site where she went missing in Ecuador.
 

Missing woman may have been found
June 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM


THE family of Perth woman Millie Johnston are waiting on the formal identification of a body found near the site where she went missing in Ecuador.
 

Woman mistaken for Justin Bieber
June 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM


US POLICE raided a bar in Ocean City, Maryland, over the weekend after customers there confused a female drinker for Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
 

Sales of Socceroos memorabilia slumps
June 17, 2010 at 6:55 PM


AUSTRALIA'S heavy World Cup defeat to Germany took a palpable toll on sales of Socceroos memorabilia, with Sydney stores packed with unsold shirts and shopkeepers worried about shifting them.
 

Train crash injures 16
June 17, 2010 at 6:50 PM


POLICE say a train crash in northern Germany has injured 16 people and caused several million euros in damage.
 

1000-year-old queen English Queen found
June 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM


Human remains found in a German cathedral are those of an English queen, one of the earliest members of the English royal family, it was confirmed today.
 

1000-year-old English queen found
June 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM


Human remains found in a German cathedral are those of an English queen, one of the earliest members of the English royal family, it was confirmed today.
 

MasterChef evictee accidentally revealed
June 17, 2010 at 6:27 PM


A local newspaper has breached a publication ban and revealed the evictee of tonight's episode of MasterChef hours before the show went to air.
 

Patel did the best he could - lawyer
June 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM


ACCUSED killer Dr Jayant Patel did the best he could to treat patients under difficult "real world" conditions, a court has been told.
 

Child star struck down by leukemia
June 17, 2010 at 4:44 PM


A PROMISING 11-year-old starlet performing in the hit musical "The Lion King" on Broadway has put her career on hold after being diagnosed with leukemia.
 

Shares drift lower at close
June 17, 2010 at 4:38 PM


THE share market drifted to weaker close on an absence of offshore leads.
 

China storm sees mass flight cancellations
June 17, 2010 at 4:21 PM


HUNDREDS of flights in and out of Beijing were cancelled or delayed as thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the Chinese capital, airport authorities said.
 

Swine flu made me skinny - Spelling
June 17, 2010 at 4:17 PM


US TV star Tori Spelling hit back at reports she is anorexic, saying she is skinny from battling swine flu, migraines and nerve problems, reports said.