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Watchdog to hand down Palm Island report
June 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM

QUEENSLAND'S corruption watchdog will next week hand down its long-awaited report on the way police handled the death in custody of Palm Island man Cameron Doomadgee.

Japan PM warns of Greece-like crisis
June 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

JAPAN'S new Prime Minister Naoto Kan has pledged a fiscal policy overhaul to reduce the country's massive public debt mountain, warning of a Greece-style meltdown.

Collectors host held on child porn charge
June 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

ABC personality Andy Muirhead has been charged with a child porn offence, the broadcaster's website said today.

Mandela relative, 13, dies in car crash
June 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM

NELSON Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash on the way home from a concert in Soweto.

Man sells son, 2, on internet for $3120
June 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM

A COURT gives a man, 22, a suspended jail sentence for selling his toddler son on the internet for $3120.

Fallen Diggers return home on Sunday
June 11, 2010 at 2:29 PM

THE bodies of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan this week will return to Australia on Sunday morning.

Final mining tax design next step - Swan
June 11, 2010 at 2:15 PM

TREASURER Wayne Swan has signalled the Government expects to soon begin finalising the design of its divisive mining tax.

Homes evacuated as gas leaks
June 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM

A MAJOR gas leak on Sydney's North Shore has forced police to divert traffic and evacuate homes.

Don't give in to miners, Greens tell PM
June 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM

GREENS leader Bob Brown has urged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd not to bow to the pressure of miners over the proposed super profits resources tax.

Chat line hook-up ends in rape of girl
June 11, 2010 at 1:56 PM

A HOBART man who raped a teenage girl he met through a phone chat service has been jailed for more than three years.

Nothing brings the dollar down at noon
June 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM

THE dollar was higher at noon as investor sentiment towards risk rose on positive economic data indicating a global recovery.

Hendra-exposed nine to face one final test
June 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM

A SECOND round of blood tests have cleared nine people of the deadly Hendra virus.

Share market unfazed by tax, debt concerns
June 11, 2010 at 12:23 PM

THE share market remained higher at noon as investors followed positive offshore leads rather than focus on ongoing concerns.

Vary tax by mineral type, says BHP
June 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM

BHP Billiton says any new tax on the minerals industry should vary in rate according to the kind of commodity mined.

Miners agree more tax feasible - Gillard
June 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM

DEPUTY Prime Minister Julia Gillard says mining companies agree that the resources sector can pay more tax and still keep growing.

15,000 ecstasy pills seized in drug bust
June 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM

A LARGE drug network has been broken by a year-long police operation in South Australia.

Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency
June 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM

KYGYSTAN'S interim government has announced a state of emergency and a curfew in the south of the country, after fresh ethnic violence in the region.

China, US data gives shares a boost
June 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

THE share market opened higher today, after encouraging economic data from China and the US.

Dad stabbed back-chatting daughter to death
June 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM

A 37-year-old man was sentenced to life in jail for stabbing his teenage daughter to death because she was "talking back".

Fisherman with broken legs swims to shore
June 11, 2010 at 10:09 AM

A FISHERMAN who broke both his legs in a dramatic boat crash was forced to swim and then drag himself over rocks to safety.

Nun on the run as sister dies in convent
June 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM

DANISH police are hunting a Dutch nun suspected of involvement in the death of an elderly member of her convent.

US celebrity guru charged in $70m scam
June 11, 2010 at 9:53 AM

A JAILED financial adviser to the stars has now been charged over a $US59 million ($69.54 million) scam.

Sex with daughter consensual, says dad
June 11, 2010 at 9:38 AM

A MAN accused of imprisoning his daughter for 12 years and fathering her seven children says it was consensual.

Man dies after being strangled by pet snake
June 11, 2010 at 9:26 AM

A MAN has died after being strangled by his 2.7m, 11.3kg pet boa constrictor, authorities said today.

Mystery liquid sparks airport scare
June 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM

THREE people have been quarantined at Coolangatta Airport on the Gold Coast after the discovery of a mystery substance.

PM denies talk of mining tax deal
June 11, 2010 at 9:13 AM

THE Prime Minister is hosing down speculation a compromise on the super-profits resource tax is imminent.

Jessica sends message of hope for Abby
June 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM

JESSICA Watson hopes Abby Sunderland is found safe amid a search mission for the young solo sailor.

Two held after girl, 6, stabbed in chest
June 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

A MAN and a woman were held today on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old girl was found stabbed in the chest.

Trump woos Lohan for Celebrity Apprentice
June 11, 2010 at 8:44 AM

LINDSAY Lohan wanted by Donald Trump to star in the next season of the US celebrity version of Celebrity Apprentice.

Woman gives birth after fight causes crash
June 11, 2010 at 7:24 AM

AN Ohio woman gave birth after causing a five-car accident on a highway following an altercation with one of the passengers in her car.

Five dead in suicide bombing
June 11, 2010 at 7:19 AM

A SUICIDE bomber killed three members of an anti-al Qaeda militia and two soldiers in west Baghdad today, a spokesman said.

Qantas to search for missing teen sailor
June 11, 2010 at 7:16 AM

A QANTAS plane will help search for a girl attempting to sail around the world solo, whose emergency beacons went off in the southern Indian Ocean.

Thieves steal cash from World Cup base
June 11, 2010 at 7:15 AM

THIEVES stole large amounts of cash from Greece's World Cup hotel base in South Africa, police and a team spokesman said today.

Man badly burned by pot belly stove
June 11, 2010 at 7:05 AM

A 20-YEAR-OLD man is in a critical condition in hospital with burns to 40 per cent of his body after a mishap with a pot belly stove.

Iran protests called off
June 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM

IRANIAN opposition leaders have called off anti-government protests planned for tomorrow, the anniversary of last year's disputed presidential election, an opposition website reported.

Reality TV show on Mideast peace process
June 11, 2010 at 6:54 AM

A REALITY TV show is being filmed in France which will see six Israeli youths and six Palestinians sharing a house for three weeks.

Mutilated rabbits left at break-in
June 11, 2010 at 6:35 AM

POLICE are investigating the gruesome mutilation of five rabbits whose ears and tails were ripped off and whose bodies were strewn across a Massachusetts business after a break-in.

US stocks soar on recovery hopes
June 11, 2010 at 6:30 AM

US stocks surged today on rising hopes for global economic recovery boosted by positive economic news in Asia.

Boots recharge mobile while you dance
June 11, 2010 at 6:10 AM

UK music festival goers will be able to charge their mobile phones by stomping their boot-clad feet.

Saudis block call for island warming study
June 11, 2010 at 4:55 AM

SAUDI Arabia has blocked a call by vulnerable island states, supported by Australia, for a study into the impact of 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming, delegates say.

Obama's old apartment on the market
June 11, 2010 at 4:51 AM

BARACK Obama slept here - and you can too, for $US1899 ($2290) a month.

Teen solo sailor feared lost
June 11, 2010 at 4:48 AM

A 16-YEAR-OLD Southern California girl attempting a solo sail around the world is feared in trouble in the southern Indian Ocean after her emergency beacons began signalling.

Two-state solution hopes eroding - Abbas
June 11, 2010 at 4:45 AM

PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas has warned that lack of progress towards peace was "beginning to erode" faith that a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is possible.

Sanctions won't stop Russia missile deal
June 11, 2010 at 4:40 AM

RUSSIA'S contract to deliver S-300 air defence missiles to Iran is not affected by new UN sanctions adopted against Tehran, the foreign ministry says, after claims the deal would be frozen.

US shares rebound on upbeat data
June 11, 2010 at 4:24 AM

US stocks rebounded sharply overnight from the previous day's slump as positive economic news in Asia helped ease fears about the strength of the global recovery.

Murder charge over CBD fight
June 11, 2010 at 4:20 AM

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder after a Sydney CBD brawl which left one person dead.

Pedestrians die in separate crashes
June 11, 2010 at 4:18 AM

TWO pedestrians have been killed less than six hours apart in accidents on Victorian roads.

Duke of Edinburgh celebrates 89th birthday
June 11, 2010 at 4:08 AM

THE Duke of Edinburgh has celebrated his 89th birthday with a traditional gun salute.

Saudi jailed for kissing woman in mall
June 11, 2010 at 2:57 AM

SAUDI court sentences man him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing woman.

Srebrenica survivors hail life sentences
June 11, 2010 at 1:19 AM

SURVIVORS of massacre say life sentences for two Bosnian Serbs found guilty of genocide are crucial for Bosnia's future.

HIV inquiry into Swiss acupuncturist
June 10, 2010 at 10:41 PM

SWISS authorities are investigating whether an acupuncturist intentionally infected at least 15 people with HIV.

China overturns ban on bald travellers
June 10, 2010 at 9:22 PM

CHINA has cancelled a controversial visa restriction on bald Taiwanese visitors.

Brits chill out over TV foul mouths
June 10, 2010 at 9:16 PM

"NUTTER", "poof" and "queer" can be used at any time of the day, "mental" and "lezza" are also socially acceptable, while "bitch", "wanker" and "shit" are only fine after 9pm.

Extra info added to My School website
June 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM

THE Federal Government's contentious My School website will include more information about the socio-economic background of students and make their absences more prominent.

Nurse locked with violent mental patient
June 10, 2010 at 8:29 PM

A MENTAL health worker at a Queensland government facility was locked in a room with a violent patient because of a faulty lock, an independent state MP says.

YouTube tip-off leads to snake criminal
June 10, 2010 at 8:10 PM

SNAKE catcher fined $7500 for illegally releasing snakes after a tip-off about incriminating YouTube clips.

Obesity doctor guilty of misconduct
June 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM

OBESITY doctor guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct over the deaths of two patients.

5500-year-old shoe found, missing pair
June 10, 2010 at 7:59 PM

A NEWLY discovered 5500-year-old moccasin is said to be the world's oldest leather shoe.

Woman awarded $1 over 'demonic' ID card
June 10, 2010 at 7:48 PM

SCHOOL safety officer sues over "the mark of the beast" on her ID, awarded $1 in damages.

Taliban bomber blamed for wedding attack
June 10, 2010 at 7:33 PM

NATO has blamed the Taliban for a suicide attack that killed at least 40 Afghan wedding guests in an area where US-led troops are massing to drive insurgents from their fiefdom.

We won't negotiate on tax, says Forrest
June 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM

MINING magnate Andrew Forrest says he has "nothing to discuss" with the PM unless he drops mining tax plan.

Rudd Govt bloody amateurs - Gerry Harvey
June 10, 2010 at 7:07 PM

RETAIL veteran Gerry Harvey labels Rudd Government "bloody amateurs" over handling of mining tax.

Car used in security guard's death 'found'
June 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM

A CAR believed linked to the death of a security guard during a robbery in central Sydney on Monday has been found.

Murderer says death was victim's fault
June 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM

A TASMANIAN man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a Chinese student told police it was her own her fault because she asked him for sex.

State bans pig stalls
June 10, 2010 at 5:21 PM

TASMANIA will become the first state to ban pig stalls, after the state government announced it will phase them out three years ahead of the rest of the country in 2014.

Shares edge higher on commodity prices
June 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM

THE Australian share market closed firmly higher on improved commodity prices and investor sentiment that was buoyed by strong Chinese economic data and better than expected domestic employment figures.

Dope users on fast-track to dementia
June 10, 2010 at 5:01 PM

AUSTRALIANS rank among the world's highest cannabis users and they could be on a fast-track to dementia, according to new research.

Cyber crime may chase business offline
June 10, 2010 at 4:33 PM

CYBER crime is on the rise, but consumers persist with a false belief that it won't happen to them, Attorney-General Robert McClelland says.

Hundreds of kissing couples arrested
June 10, 2010 at 4:20 PM

SRI Lankan police have rounded up hundreds of young lovers for kissing in public following complaints that the overt displays of affection caused embarrassment to others, an official said.

Hollywood auditions crusty Queenslanders
June 10, 2010 at 3:34 PM

A COUPLE of crusty old Queenslanders could be the next big thing in Hollywood if Steven Spielberg decides to shoot his latest TV blockbuster in Australia.