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UK tourist and devout Buddhist Naomi Coleman jailed, deported from Sri Lanka over "offensive' ink

A TOURIST has been deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a tattoo of Buddha. British nurse Naomi Coleman was stopped at the airport and jailed after officials spotted her ink, which they said was offensive. Ms Coleman...

giant wooden crucifix kills man at ceremony to honour late pope john paul ii's canonisation
today, 17:04

Giant wooden crucifix kills man at ceremony to honour late pope John Paul II's canonisation

AN ITALIAN man has been crushed to death by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the late pope's canonisation. A piece of the 30-metre-high wooden cross fell during the...

today, 15:36

Ukraine troops kill two pro-Russia militia in checkpoint clashes

RUSSIA is increasing military activity close to Ukraine's border as Ukrainian troops killed at least two in clashes with pro-Russia militia. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in comments carried by the...

uk woman naomi coleman deported from sri lanka for buddha tattoo
today, 14:44

UK woman Naomi Coleman deported from Sri Lanka for Buddha tattoo

A BRITISH nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo has left the country after suffering what she says was sexual and other harassment by prison officers. Naomi Coleman said she was exhausted but relieved...

man torches new york store after shopkeeper refuses his request to pay later
today, 07:07

Man torches New York store after shopkeeper refuses his request to pay later

A CONVENIENCE store owner described as "the nicest guy in the world" is recovering in hospital after a freeloading customer threw a molotov cocktail into his shop. The flamethrower was caught on a...

comment: conspiracies more mysterious than mh370
today, 05:21

Comment: Conspiracies more mysterious than MH370

UNTIL a few weeks ago, most of us thought Diego Garcia was probably someone who played bass with Carlos Santana. Some fast Googling later, it turned out Diego was not a he but an "it". The search for...

extend financial advice rebate for struggling wa farmers statewide, mp shane love says
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today, 12:38

Extend financial advice rebate for struggling WA farmers statewide, MP Shane Love says

A scheme that grants farmers in some regions up to $10,000 for financial advice should be rolled out to farmers across the state, according to Nationals MP Shane Love.The scheme is available to eligible businesses in...

high-risk loans akin to us subprime mortgages return to australian markets
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today, 11:49

High-risk loans akin to US subprime mortgages return to Australian markets

Almost six years after the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market triggered the global financial crisis, risky lending is having a revival in Australia.The Commonwealth Bank and NAB have helped the non-bank...

barack obama reaffirms support for japan in territorial dispute, unable to secure fta
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today, 11:02

Barack Obama reaffirms support for Japan in territorial dispute, unable to secure FTA

US President Barack Obama has vowed to defend Japan in its dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea.On the second day of his Asian tour, Mr Obama underlined US support for Japan, saying that islands at...

moderate gains on local market before anzac day long weekend
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today, 09:07

Moderate gains on local market before Anzac Day long weekend

Losses in retail and energy stocks have limited the Australian share market's gains ahead of the Anzac Day long weekend.The All Ordinaries index finished 13 points higher at 5,516, while the ASX 200 gained 0.25 per...

treasurer hockey sets scene for budget pain, but not all this year
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today, 06:58

Treasurer Hockey sets scene for budget pain, but not all this year

The Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has set the scene for a budget of shared pain, as the Government looks to address what it calls Australia's spending problem.The findings of the Commission of Audit have been a closely...

new water source switched on for pilbara iron ore operations
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today, 06:25

New water source switched on for Pilbara iron ore operations

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has opened a new water source in the Pilbara, which he says will save the Government the cost of building a desalination plant.The $310 million Bungaroo Valley bore will supply up...

beyonce tops time's list of 100 most influential people of 2014
today, 17:34

Beyonce tops Time's list of 100 most influential people of 2014

TIME magazine has thrown its weight behind Beyonce's insistence that girls run the world, naming the chart-topping singer the most influential person on the planet. The Grammy-award winning superstar made the cover of...

today, 15:52

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome first child, baby boy Otis Alexander Sudeikis

OLIVIA Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are proud parents of a baby boy. The actors welcomed son Otis Alexander Sudeikis on Sunday, April 20, the couple's rep confirmed. "Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has...

today, 15:28

Well, thanks a lot Buddy! Wheels fall off Jesinta Campbell's deal after Franklin's car crash

SWANS star Lance "Buddy" Franklin's crash in his girlfriend Jesinta Campbell's Jeep could jeopardise the former Miss Universe Australia's endorsement deal with the vehicle's maker Fiat-Chrysler. As the...

today, 15:28

Bob Geldof "angry' at himself for not speaking to daughter Peaches Geldof; difficult relationship

BOB Geldof has admitted he is "angry" about his distance from daughter Peaches in the weeks before her death. According to The Sun , Geldof had an up and down relationship with his daughter and the two had...

meg ryan to play voice of  future mum' in new spin-off sitcom  how i met your dad'
today, 15:28

Meg Ryan to play voice of "future mum' in new spin-off sitcom "How I Met Your Dad'

Meg Ryan, who's been missing from the big screen over the past few years, is heading to television. Or at least her voice is. According to Entertainment Weekly , the 52-year-old actress has landed the role as the...

superstars nicole kidman and hugo weaving among actors shooting strangerland in broken hill
today, 15:11

Superstars Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving among actors shooting Strangerland in Broken Hill

AUSTRALIAN Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has been spotted in Broken Hill, filming scenes for a new mystery thriller, Strangerland. The 46-year-old actor arrived at the set, an old storage yard, in the remote New South...

private healthcare australia says hip and knee replacement costs too high
today, 15:10

Private Healthcare Australia says hip and knee replacement costs too high

AUSTRALIANS are paying five times more than overseas patients for hip and knee replacements and taxpayers could save $1 billion over four years if pricing improved, insurers claim. The overpricing of the replacement...

woodside cheese wrights voluntarily recalls three of its products over higher bacteria
today, 08:24

Woodside Cheese Wrights voluntarily recalls three of its products over higher bacteria

A SOUTH Australian cheese producer has voluntarily recalled three of its products which tested positive to higher than permitted levels of bacteria. The E. coli bacteria was found in two varieties of Woodside Cheese...

the book thief author markus zusak explains why failure is good for you at tedxsydney talk
today, 04:36

The Book Thief author Markus Zusak explains why failure is good for you at TEDxSydney talk

MARKUS Zusak isn't a man you would expect to have much experience with failure. The Australian author's critically acclaimed novel The Book Thief spent over 230 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, has been...

married lesbian  throuple' doll, kitten and brynn young from massachusetts are having a baby
today, 04:14

Married lesbian "throuple' Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young from Massachusetts are having a baby

THREE married lesbians, who say they are the only "throuple' in the world, are expecting their first child together. Doll and Brynn Young, from Massachusetts in the US, were dating for 2.5 years when they decided...

instagram post shows strong is the new skinny for model nina agdal
today, 03:45

Instagram post shows strong is the new skinny for model Nina Agdal

MODEL Nina Agdal has taken to social media to flaunt her new sculptured and toned bod. The 22-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl posted a topless photo of herself showing her back muscles and biceps on Instagram...

monique bowley's you beaut, blue ribbon anzac biscuit recipe
today, 01:41

Monique Bowley's you beaut, Blue Ribbon Anzac biscuit recipe

YOU won't find a more Australian biscuit than an ANZAC. Sent by wives to soldiers abroad because they'd last the distance and not spoil easily, it was a little taste of home. Today, Anzac biscuits are found waning on...



lance armstrong still thinks of himself as tour de france champion
2 min. ago

Lance Armstrong still thinks of himself as Tour de France champion

LANCE Armstrong, in a rare interview, says he still considers himself a Tour de France champion despite his spectacular fall from grace for using performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong - stripped of his record seven...

sky cyclist richie porte says it was his choice to miss the giro d'italia
24 min. ago

Sky cyclist Richie Porte says it was his choice to miss the Giro d'Italia

RICHIE Porte has revealed that it was his decision rather than Team Sky's to take him off their Giro d'Italia team in May. Sky has announced their nine-man Giro team, with Briton Peter Kennaugh, Dario Cataldo of Italy...

today, 17:25

Novak Djokovic expecting first child with girlfriend Jelena Ristic

WORLD number two tennis star Novak Djokovic has announced that he and girlfriend Jelena Ristic are expecting their first child. The Serbian six-time grand slam winner is currently sidelined with a right wrist injury...

formula one boss bernie ecclestone rejects bribery charges
today, 16:52

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

FORMULA One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who...

inzamam-ul haq backs waqar younis to coach pakistan
today, 16:52

Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis to coach Pakistan

PAKISTAN batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq has backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent...

adelaide v8 driver tim slade dedicates anzac day race to wwii veteran grandfather
today, 16:08

Adelaide V8 driver Tim Slade dedicates Anzac Day race to WWII veteran grandfather

ADELAIDE driver Tim Slade will dedicate the New Zealand round of the V8 Supercar season starting on Friday to the grandfather he never met. Slade, 28, joins the V8 Supercars paddock in a first-of-its-kind weekday race...

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