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 2014-04-17 18:28   

Courier Mail

  Paul Walker’s mother drops bid for guardianship of late actor’s teenage daughter Meadow...

PAUL Walkers mother has requested that her petition of guardianship of the late actors 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain be dismissed....



 2014-04-17 18:28   

Courier Mail

  Laura Robson out of Wimbledon and the French Open...

BRITAINS Laura Robson is out of Wimbledon and the French Open, opting to have surgery on her troublesome wrist injury....



 2014-04-17 18:26   

9 News

  Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis...

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says all sides have agreed on steps to ...



 2014-04-17 18:26   

9 News

  Nigeria school says 115 girls missing...

Authorities have denied reports that all but eight of the 129 girls kidnapped from a Nigerian school by Islamist gunmen are now safe....



 2014-04-17 18:18   

Courier Mail

  Insect changes gender to mate with partner...

GIRLS will be boys and boys will be girls, but a little-known Brazilian insect takes role reversal to a whole new level, scientists have learned....



 2014-04-17 18:18   

Courier Mail

  Pope washes feet in Maundy Thursday mass...

POPE Francis has washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a ...



 2014-04-17 18:18   

Courier Mail

  Facebook users to 'spot' friends...

US Facebook users will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching....



 2014-04-17 18:07   

Courier Mail

  Manchester City loss ‘a complete disaster’, says Fernandinho...

MANCHESTER City midfielder Fernandinho on Thursday described his sides 2-2 draw at home to the Premier Leagues bottom club Sunderland as a complete disaster....



 2014-04-17 18:05   

Courier Mail

  Rafael Nadal seals 300th clay win, Roger Federer also triumphs...

WORLD number one Rafael Nadal finished with an ace on match point to seal his 300th ATP career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters....



 2014-04-17 17:59   

9 News

  Royals to visit Easter Show...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Royal Easter Show before taking a trip to the beach and a pallative care hospice....



 2014-04-17 17:56   

Courier Mail

  Sofia Vergara admits she was nervous filming threesome scene with Sharon Stone in new film...

SOFIA Vergara may be considered one of the sexiest women in the world today, but it seems even she isnt immune to a few nerves when it comes to shooting a risque threesome scene....



 2014-04-17 17:22   

Courier Mail

  Woman claims boss raped her 18 times in New York ‘torture chamber’...

A 47-YEAR-OLD woman claims her ex-cop boss raped her 18 times in a veritable torture chamber of a locked office at a New York hospital, according to her shocking federal lawsuit against her former supervisor and her employer....



 2014-04-17 17:22   

Courier Mail

  Prince William and Catherine to visit Sydney's Royal Easter Show, Manly beach and children’s hospice...

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join thousands of Australians at the Royal Easter Show, then visit Manly beach and a childrens hospice on a busy day third day of their royal tour....



 2014-04-17 17:07   

9 News

  Expert hired by Pistorius won't testify...

Oscar Pistorius' defence has been dealt another blow after a pathologist hired by the athlete said he would not testify in his murder trial....



 2014-04-17 16:28   

Courier Mail

  Ukraine bans Russian men aged 16-60 from entering territory as urgent talks held to avert crisis...

UKRAINE has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has said in a warning to passengers....



 2014-04-17 16:14   

9 News

  South Korea ferry sinking sparks anger...

Persistent rain and choppy seas are hindering dive teams searching for nearly 300 people missing from a capsized South Korea ferry....



 2014-04-17 16:06   

Courier Mail

  Ten dead in Iraq military base attack...

MILITANTS have launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12....



 2014-04-17 16:06   

Courier Mail

  Queen presents money in Maundy service...

THE Queen has presented money to pensioners at the traditional Royal Maundy Thursday service....



 2014-04-17 16:01   

Courier Mail

  Edward Snowden ‘ambushes’ Vladimir Putin in Q&A on surveillance...

FUGITIVE US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden made an unexpected intervention in a televised forum involving Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzing him over the extent of Moscows surveillance activities....



 2014-04-17 15:49   

Courier Mail

  Australian journalist Alan Morison remains defiant against defamation charges in Thailand...

AN AUSTRALIAN journalist and a Thai reporter have faced court in Phuket on charges of defaming Thailands navy in an online news report which alleged security forces were involved in people smuggling....



 2014-04-17 15:47   

Courier Mail

  Top pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius won’t testify in new blow to defence after brutal cross-examination...

A STAR pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he will not testify at the athletes murder trial, another blow for the defence after a week of savage cross-examination....



 2014-04-17 15:22   

9 News

  Talks on Homs siege should restart: UN...

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has urged Syria's government and opposition groups to resume talks to lift the siege on Homs....



 2014-04-17 15:10   

Courier Mail

  Centipede 'almost eats its way out of viper'...

A SNAKE has been found with a centipede's head sticking out of its body in what appears to have been a last-ditch survival attempt by the little critter....



 2014-04-17 15:03   

ABC Australia

[ Just In ]

  Robertson admits he should have reported $3 million bribe offer...

New South Wales Opposition Leader John Robertson has effectively admitted he should have reported a $3 million bribe offered to him when he was secretary of Unions NSW....



 2014-04-17 15:00   

Courier Mail

  X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing teen...

A new lawsuit alleges that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused an underage boy at a lurid California sex party....



 2014-04-17 14:57   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  MH370 search: oil slick was not from a plane engine, says JACC...

An oil slick found in the ocean where the search continues for missing flight MH370 was not from a plane engine or hydraulics, the search coordinators say....



 2014-04-17 14:57   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view...

As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second i...



 2014-04-17 14:57   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Mike Baird fills Barry O'Farrell breach...

Newly commissioned NSW Premier Mike Baird has foreshadowed changes to the way lobbyists operate in the state, declaring people are ''incredibly disappointed and shocked'' at what has unfolded before the Independent Commission Against Corruption in recent ...



 2014-04-17 14:57   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Copycat consumers buy Kate Middleton's Australian-tour dresses...

Prince William may not be a fan of Catherine's technicolour wardrobe, but the duchess' style continues to strike a chord with the common consumer....



 2014-04-17 14:56   

Courier Mail

  An Iranian mum spares son’s killer with a slap; forgives and halts execution of son's murderer in amazing gallows scene...

AN IRANIAN mother spared the life of her sons convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper has reported....



 2014-04-17 14:53   

Courier Mail

  Tom Cruise reportedly dating Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon...

FRESH rumours abound that Tom Cruise is dating fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon, who plays a lesbian drug dealer on Orange is the New Black....



 2014-04-17 14:50   

Courier Mail

  Badgerys Creek must have more land if it wants to fly high...

THE former chief of the Federal Airports Corporation believes an extra 1200ha must to be acquired around Badgerys Creek to ensure the project is financially successful....



 2014-04-17 14:42   

Courier Mail

  Parramatta poised for an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular of theatre...

THE countrys most spectacular musicals are set to sail to Sydneys west, with Australias biggest musical theatre producer throwing his weight behind the push to revamp Parramattas Riverside Theatres....



 2014-04-17 14:37   

Courier Mail

  Pakistan army assists polio vaccinators...

THE Pakistani army is to assist in providing security to polio vaccinators in the country, after a series of deadly attacks against those involved in campaigns against the crippling disease....



 2014-04-17 14:33   

Courier Mail

  Audi A3 named ‘World Car of Year’ at New York Motor Show...

THE Audi A3 small car - which owes much of its DNA to the Volkswagen Golf - has won the 2014 World Car of the Year, as voted by 69 jurors from 22 countries....



 2014-04-17 14:29   

9 News

  You beauty! Training a championship poodle...

The owner of Mr Menzies, the Royal Easter Show's prize-winning poodle, reveals what it takes to breed a champion....



 2014-04-17 14:17   

Courier Mail

  Beach boy and new premier Mike Baird: it’s a question of having some faith...

MEET Mike Baird surfer, millionaire, devout holy man and reluctant politician....



 2014-04-17 14:17   

ABC Australia

[ Just In ]

  Hubble's galaxy cluster image reveals 'cross-section of the Cosmos'...

If you are not among a select group of people who have studied astronomy, then this new intergalactic snap of a galaxy cluster taken by the may be slightly overwhelming....



 2014-04-17 14:16   

Courier Mail

  Royals to visit Easter Show...

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join thousands of Australians at the Royal Easter show, though it's not known if they'll have a chance to taste a Dagwood dog....



 2014-04-17 14:16   

Courier Mail

  Centipede ‘almost eats its way out of viper’...

A SNAKE has been found with a centipedes head sticking out of its body in what appears to have been a last-ditch survival attempt by the little critter....



 2014-04-17 14:11   

Courier Mail

  India election marred by rebel threats...

INDIANS have cast their ballots on the biggest day of voting in the country's general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence....



 2014-04-17 14:10   

Courier Mail

  Damien Hardwick kept faith despite third-quarter Richmond wobble...

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick never lost faith that his Tigers would finish over the top of Brisbane in the scrappy Easter Thursday catfight at the Gabba....



 2014-04-17 14:07   

Courier Mail

  SA teen swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers beats underage record once held by Ian Thorpe...

NOT even a broken finger has been able stop SA teenage record-breaking machine Kyle Chalmers assault on an underage swimming record once held by Ian Thorpe....



 2014-04-17 14:05   

Courier Mail

  Matthew Johns rates the contenders after six rounds, and says the Eels and Rabbitohs look the real deal...

THE NRL are pleased. For the first time in a number of seasons some of Sydneys most important heartland teams are firing, or at the very least, showing enough improvement to suggest finals football is a real possibility....



 2014-04-17 14:00   

Courier Mail

  South Korean ferry Sewol: ‘Almost zero’ chance of finding survivors as hundreds still missing after disaster...

AUTHORITIES in South Korea say there is almost zero chance that any of the almost 300 mostly schoolchildren still missing after a ferry sank on its way to a holiday island will be found alive....



 2014-04-17 13:57   

Courier Mail

  Check out this week’s Fox Football Podcast - recorded live at the Paragon Hotel, Circular Quay...

AHEAD of the A-League finals kick-off we took our popular Fox Football Podcast on the road, with our first live show at the Paragon Hotel in Circular Quay, Sydney....



 2014-04-17 13:55   

Courier Mail

  PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales...

PEPSICO has reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world....



 2014-04-17 13:54   

Courier Mail

  Daniel Johnson makes it a hat-trick as Adelaide 36ers’ most valuable player in the NBL...

DANIEL Johnson has collected his third Mark Davis Perpetual Trophy as Most Valuable Player from the Adelaide 36ers 2013-14 NBL campaign....



 2014-04-17 13:49   

Courier Mail

  Dig deep, Victoria, to help the little ones in the Good Friday Appeal...

GIVING and volunteering for the Good Friday Appeal is what Easter is all about for many Victorians....



 2014-04-17 13:44   

Courier Mail

  Cath Cox sings praises of NSW Swifts despite helping Vixens to victory against former club...

SHE helped deprive them of top spot on the ladder but former NSW Swift shooter Cath Cox still believes her old club is one of the best teams in the ANZ Championship....




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