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I'll be back - Arnie forced to vote again
June 9, 2010 at 2:07 PM


CALIFORNIA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger submits a "do-over" ballot today after mistakenly voting for two candidates.
 

Girl, 5, killed in grenade attack
June 9, 2010 at 2:04 PM


A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl was killed and 23 people wounded in a grenade attack by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand.
 

Aboriginal art show heads to China
June 9, 2010 at 2:01 PM


ART enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art.
 

Pigs fly as truck rolls over
June 9, 2010 at 1:57 PM


A SEMI-trailer loaded with pigs has overturned in the Murraylands, killing some of the animals.
 

Australia's priciest bubbly revealed
June 9, 2010 at 1:55 PM


AT $190 a bottle, it would have to be a special occasion to pop the cork on a 1998 EJ Carr Late Disgorged Sparkling.
 

Israel may accept 'quid pro quo' Gaza deal
June 9, 2010 at 1:52 PM


ISRAEL is set to accept a plan under which it would ease its Gaza blockade in return for a limited probe into the flotilla raid.
 

Boy, 14, arrested in drug raid
June 9, 2010 at 1:43 PM


POLICE have arrested nine people, one as young as 14, in an operation targeting alleged drug trafficking.
 

Man arrested over rape 21 years ago
June 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM


A MAN has been arrested though DNA evidence over the alleged abduction and rape of a woman nearly 21 years ago.
 

Thais to deport Aussie who killed tourist
June 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM


A CONVICTED WA killer is set to be released from a Bangkok prison after two years for gunning down an American.
 

Post office white powder scare 'just ash'
June 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM


THE white powder which closed the GPO and bus mall this morning in Hobart is harmless ash.
 

Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan's arrest
June 9, 2010 at 9:51 AM


LINDSAY Lohan's court-ordered alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet uploaded a report showing evidence of alcohol.
 

Missy Elliott signs up to Parklife festival
June 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM


MISSY Elliott, Groove Armada and The Dandy Warhols are among the big names set for this year's Parklife.
 

Laser pointer damaged teen's eyesight
June 9, 2010 at 9:27 AM


A TEENAGER damaged his eyes while playing with a handheld laser pointer that he had bought over the internet.
 

Teen arrested after giving cops the finger
June 9, 2010 at 9:21 AM


A TEENAGER was arrested after police say she made an obscene finger gesture and nearly mowed down officers.
 

Top cop's phone tap denial
June 9, 2010 at 8:56 AM


SIMON Overland reportedly divulged secret intelligence from a phone tap which triggered the collapse of a murder probe.
 

Geezer Bandit strikes again
June 9, 2010 at 8:51 AM


A NOTORIOUS bank robber nicknamed the Geezer Bandit because of his elderly appearance has struck for a 10th time.
 

GM recalls 1.5m cars over fire risk
June 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM


GENERAL Motors recalled more than 1.5 million vehicles over fears an electrical fault could cause them to catch fire.
 

Cops drop school teacher's sex tape probe
June 9, 2010 at 8:39 AM


POLICE say no charges will be laid after students circulated a sex video of a teacher taken from her stolen phone.
 

Police say shots fired from within house
June 9, 2010 at 8:33 AM


SEVERAL shots fired in Sydney's southwest are now believed to have come from within a house with a baby inside.
 

BP to use oil leak funds for wildlife
June 9, 2010 at 8:30 AM


OIL giant BP says it would donate revenue from its ill-fated Gulf of Mexico well to create a new wildlife fund.
 

City slams door in Sting's face
June 9, 2010 at 8:29 AM


A NEW Year's Eve concert by Sting in Sydney has been scrapped because the city's full - but Melbourne can have him.
 

Equal rights for bananas a reality
June 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM


THE US said today it had signed an agreement with the European Union to end a dispute over banana tariffs.
 

Dollar up on US equities rally
June 9, 2010 at 8:03 AM


THE dollar opened firmer as a positive session on Wall Street gave a boost to commodity-driven currencies.
 

One dead in building collapse
June 9, 2010 at 7:59 AM


A PARTIAL building collapse in Kansas City left one person dead yesterday as fire officials continue to investigate if any other people were left inside.
 

Truck's chemical cargo explodes
June 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM


DRUMS of chemicals on the back of a truck have exploded on a highway west of Brisbane, forcing the evacuation of one home.
 

SocGen trader's bosses 'encouraged him'
June 9, 2010 at 7:38 AM


FORMER Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel today that he was "encouraged" by his bosses to take risks.
 

Eleven evacuated in unit fire
June 9, 2010 at 6:04 AM


ELEVEN people were evacuated after a house fire in Sydney's northwest.
 

Shots fired at house
June 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM


SEVERAL shots were fired at a house with a baby inside in Sydney's southwest.
 

Floods shut Polish schools
June 9, 2010 at 5:52 AM


THE city of Warsaw closed schools and a major road overnight as a new wave of flooding moved northward up the Vistula River.
 

Oil from BP spill found 74km away
June 9, 2010 at 5:50 AM


SCIENTISTS have confirmed the spread of oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill more than 74km from the disaster site and at a depth of 1006 metres, a top US official said overnight.
 

Stolen Descartes letter returned
June 9, 2010 at 5:47 AM


A STOLEN letter written by 17th-century thinker Descartes and found in the United States was returned to France overnight, ending a detective tale featuring a Google search and a thieving Italian count.
 

Early works by author Larsson uncovered
June 9, 2010 at 5:40 AM


TWO early science fiction stories by the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson have been uncovered in Stockholm, the Swedish National Library said today.
 

Soldiers charged with robbing crash dead
June 9, 2010 at 5:35 AM


RUSSIA today charged four of its soldiers with theft for stealing credit cards from the corpse of a victim of the plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, investigators said.
 

Clash kills six soldiers, 30 Taliban
June 9, 2010 at 5:27 AM


SIX Pakistani soldiers were killed overnight when Taliban militants stormed a checkpoint in the northwest, prompting a retaliatory strike by the army that left 30 insurgents dead, officials said.
 

Woman accused of killing 20 pensioners
June 9, 2010 at 5:24 AM


POLICE arrested a suspected female serial killer for the murders of 20 pensioners in Western Siberia whose trust she allegedly won by doing household chores for them, news reports said today.
 

Teacher sacked over burqa
June 9, 2010 at 5:20 AM


A BELGIAN high school sacked a Muslim maths teacher after she insisted she would continue to wear the burqa while taking classes.
 

Obama lashes BP chief over oil spill
June 9, 2010 at 2:21 AM


US PRESIDENT said he would fire BP CEO Tony Hayward for his flippant comments about Gulf disaster.
 

Obama lashes BP chief over oil spill
June 9, 2010 at 2:14 AM


US PRESIDENT said he would fire BP CEO Tony Hayward for his flippant comments about Gulf disaster.
 

Teens offered course on walking in heels
June 9, 2010 at 2:05 AM


TEENAGE girls are being taught how to walk in high heels under a new scheme funded by UK taxpayers.
 

Woman forgets to save grandchild from fire
June 9, 2010 at 12:34 AM


GRANDMOTHER plagued by guilt after she escapes from burning home with just the family dogs.
 

Aborted foetus buried after home abortion
June 9, 2010 at 12:22 AM


A MAN has been charged with raping his 13-year-old neighbour and burying the body of the aborted foetus.
 

Man holds up bank with TV remote control
June 9, 2010 at 12:11 AM


HOMELESS man sent a New York bank into turmoil by demanding money and making bomb threat.
 

Britain doubles oil rig inspections
June 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM


BRITAIN will double its inspections of North Sea oil rigs following the huge leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
 

Peace at last for Xenides, family says
June 8, 2010 at 10:44 PM


FORMER Wheel of Fortune star was fighting a series of personal battles in the lead-up to her death.
 

Diana's racy black dress to be auctioned
June 8, 2010 at 9:56 PM


A RACY black gown worn by Lady Diana Spencer on one of her first official engagements is up for sale.
 

Paedophiles face chemical castration law
June 8, 2010 at 9:46 PM


A LAW on obligatory chemical castration for paedophiles convicted of rape and perpetrators of incest has come into effect in Poland.
 

Baby bump or big belly, commuters unsure
June 8, 2010 at 8:53 PM


PREGNANT women forced to stand on public transport because commuters afraid they might just be fat.
 

Facebook group threat to brothel clients
June 8, 2010 at 8:45 PM


A FACEBOOK group has threatened to expose clients of a legal Queensland brothel.
 

Cold snap ahead ski season opening
June 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM


VICTORIANS can expect a wild day of weather tomorrow as a strong cold front delivers a wintry blast.
 

Magnate to join rally to confront PM
June 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM


MINING magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest will join Perth protesters to confront PM over mining tax.
 

Marvin, youngest of Isley Brothers, dies
June 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM


MARVIN Isley, the bass player who helped give R&B powerhouse the Isley Brothers their distinctive sound, has died.
 

'Doctor Who' want to recruit Lady Gaga
June 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM


DOCTOR Who scriptwriter wants pop star Lady Gaga to guest star in the British cult sci-fi show.
 

Empty nesters to overtake families
June 8, 2010 at 6:43 PM


THE empty nests of babyboomers are expected to see couple-only households overtake the number of family households by 2014, a report has found.
 
 

Twelve drown in boat sinking
June 8, 2010 at 5:42 PM


AUTHORITIES say a boat caught in a storm capsized and sank in northeastern Bangladesh, leaving 12 people dead and nine missing.
 

Bargain hunters drive shares higher
June 8, 2010 at 5:25 PM


THE Australian share market reversed from recent losses to close higher today, driven by the big miners and banks as bargain-hunters moved in.
 

Smoking toddler cuts back
June 8, 2010 at 5:07 PM


A CHAIN-SMOKING Indonesian toddler has cut back to 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing", a child welfare official said.
 
 

'Asylum seekers' rescued off Australia
June 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM


AUSTRALIAN authorities have rescued a boat of suspected asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.
 

Aussie woman deported from Yemen
June 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM


AN Australian woman detained in Yemen will be deported to Australia accompanied by her two children by the end of the week, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says.