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    It was just a typical day at the park. Then the police arrived.

    Children’s playgrounds are no strangers to arguments, but it’s normally the kids who are fighting. But yesterday afternoon police were called to a Sydney playground where two parents were locked in a heated conversation over a set of child swings. Sydney mother Elaine Stack took to Facebook after witnessing a man and woman arguing over whose [read more]

  • Tony Abbott

    This broken promise from our Government just affected 9 million people. You’re one of them.

    By MICHELLE GRATTAN The government today has finally secured the repeal of the mining tax, after agreeing to keep the schoolkids bonus and two measures for low income earners until after the 2016 election. As part of a deal with the Palmer United Party, the government’s promised move to increase the compulsory superannuation rate to [read more]

  • A video showing Steven Soltoff being beheaded was released overnight.

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. ISIS beheads US journalist     The Islamic militant group ISIS have beheaded another American journalist – Steven Joel Sotloff, a freelance journalist who was abducted a year ago in Syria. In a video made public overnight by a jihadist monitoring organisation, a masked man describes the act he is about to commit as [read more]

  • steven soltoff

    NEWS: ISIS beheads US journalist Steven Sotloff.

          Islamic militant group ISIS claims to have beheaded another American journalist – Steven Joel Sotloff, a freelance journalist who was abducted in August 2013 in Syria. In a video made public overnight by a jihadist monitoring organisation, a masked man dressed in black describes the act he is about to commit as retribution [read more]

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    “I would argue traditional marriage… was a form of prostitution.”

            By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Jane Caro is a well-respected, Australia-based feminist author, journalist and social commentator. She’s also making headlines across the country today. Last night on national television, she compared marriage to prostitution. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program, Caro was asked a question about prostitution as a career choice following the publicity surrounding the [read more]

  • Dave and Erica on their wedding day. (Photo: Facebook)

    Dave lost his new wife, and his photos of her. Then a beautiful thing happened.

          Erica Werdel looked radiant when, at 28, she married her long-term partner Dave Lacey. But if you look past Erica’s proud grin and delicate tulle veil in the wedding photos, you can just about make out the flesh-coloured bandage on her arm. That bandage concealed a portacath for her chemotherapy. You see, Erica was diagnosed with large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma just days before [read more]

  • house in hands

    You can find out your credit score online now.

            What’s your credit score? If you — like most Australians – have no idea, this newly-launched website was made for you. GetCreditScore.com.au, launched today, allows consumers to check their credit history — and provides them with a ranking from zero to 1200, with higher scores indicating higher creditworthiness. The idea? To give consumers a realistic [read more]

  • baby johna

    The odds of baby Jonah looking like this were a million to one.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON     The odds of this baby looking like this were a million-to-one. Can you believe it? This delightful newborn’s mother is Nigerian by heritage – so she was expecting her firstborn to look at least a little like her. But this delightful little guys’ skin colour is the opposite end of [read more]

  • Ashya King remains in hospital in Spain.

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes

    1. Ashya’s parents held in custody.     The parents of Ashya, the five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a southern England hospital, have faced court in Madrid. The judge ruled that the couple must be held for up to 72 hours while the court considers whether to grant Britain an [read more]

  • ashya and brett

    Doctors want to treat this dying boy with medicine. His parents want to try something else.

          By HOLLY WAINWRIGHT It’s a heartbreaking image. A desperate father wheeling a very sick little boy away from the hospital that saved his life, knowing that they’re not coming back. The boy, Ashya King, is five, and he has brain cancer. He is being fed through a tube. At the time that [read more]

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    We didn’t think it was possible for the anti-vaxxers to stoop any lower. Then they did this.

        The Australian Vaccination Skeptics’ Network has been peddling misleading and dangerous anti-vaccination rhetoric to parents for years now. But now, it’s telling Australians not to treat people suffering epilepsy. That’s right: In a post on its Facebook page on Saturday, the group advised parents of children suffering Grand Mal seizures — which involve a loss of consciousness and violent muscle [read more]

  • sad girl

    Rachel was sexually abused as a child. Today she’s preparing to take her attacker to court.

          Trigger warning: This post deals with child sexual abuse and may be distressing for some readers. For the past two mornings I’ve been glued to the radio. Not the TV. The radio. Because what I’ve been listening to – the story that was being told – left me sitting in my car in my [read more]

  • jennifer lawrence nude photos

    News: Naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence allegedly leaked online.

                  Update: The FBI and Apple sai they are looking into the matter of leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other celebrities. The agency said in a statement it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing [read more]

  • The Prime Minister during yesterday's announcement.

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Australia’s involvement in Iraq     Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, confirmed yesterday that Australia will deliver infantry weapons and ammunition to aid in the fight against the Islamic State militants (IS) in Iraq. The involvement of Australian arms and munitions was requested by Washington. [read more]

  • Ashya King remains in hospital in Spain.

    “There are no winners in this situation”. Parents of dying boy to face court today.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON   Are they loving parents or kidnappers? Are they religion fanatics or just a family trying to do the best thing by their sick son? It is the story captivating the world – a desperately ill five-year-old boy “kidnapped” by his parents and taken to another country for medical treatment refused [read more]

  • (Screenshot via Sunday Night.)

    She’s a mother of two. A media personality. And a sex worker.

      Update: The former husband of Sydney escort and former journalist Amanda Goff has spoken out, calling her revelation on Seven’s Sunday Night program a “disgrace”. David Basha, a banker, told the Daily Mail: “It’s a disgrace. I have had to explain to my kids what’s going on.” “I’m a good dad. I want to leave my kids [read more]

  • Concerns new blood test may lead to gender selection

    Sunday’s news in five minutes

    A Brisbane mother has lost her unborn child after she was involved in a serious car crash on Friday. The woman, 30, was a passenger in the Nissan vehicle that collided with a Holden Commodore in Marsden at 7.45pm on Friday. The woman was 38 weeks pregnant when she was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital [read more]

  • girl buried alive by family

    Girl buried alive by family makes miraculous escape.

    It’s the story that is so horrific, and yet so miraculous. A young girl has been found in a semi-conscious state buried alive in a cane field in India’s Sitapur district. Young Tanu – whose age has been reported as both five and seven in the coverage of the event – alleges that she was throttled [read more]

  • dr kent brantly

    Doctor cured of Ebola says he was ‘saved by God’. Surely he was saved by science?

              Dr Kent Brantly, an American doctor and missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa, was released from an isolation unit this week after being cured of the disease. Evacuated out of West Africa, and flown to America to become one of the first ever Ebola patients [read more]

  • Kate Malonyay death

    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

    Coroner to recommend domestic violence is covered in NSW school curriculum The NSW Deputy coroner will recommend that domestic violence is covered in the state’s school curriculum, after finding that a Sydney woman was murdered by a former boyfriend, Fairfax Media reports. Coroner Hugh Dillon has said that he will write to Education Minister Adrian [read more]

  • ethical wedding

    The simplest way to cut your wedding costs…

        Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding – hell, anyone who’s ever talked to anyone planning a wedding – knows it’s not a cheap process. Despite a recent trend towards Pinterest-style wedding crafts and inexpensive online invitations, the average cost of a wedding remains between $36,200 and $54,000 — and that often doesn’t include [read more]

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    He was a Boston bombings survivor. She was the nurse who cared for him.

            By LUCY KIPPIST If you like old-fashioned love stories, this post is for you. James Costello and  Krista D’Agostinocame across each other in the worst of circumstances but these newlyweds are die hard romantics who believe they were destined to meet. He was a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, left with shrapnel [read more]

  • carbon emissions 1

    It’s the end of the world. And we’re not doing anything about it.

            By MELISSA WELLHAM It’s the end of the world, and we’re not doing enough. This week, a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to Associated Press, and the conclusions drawn therein are pretty dire. In short: the world is ending. (That’s my wording, obviously. Not the [read more]

  • Schapelle Corby parole

    Breaking: Schapelle Corby’s boyfriend has been arrested on drug charges.

    Schapelle Corby’s boyfriend has reportedly been arrested on drugs charges and is currently in jail in Bali. News Corp reports police allege the man, 32-year-old Ben Panangian, was caught with marijuana in a Nusa Dua street. A later search of the man’s home in home allegedly found more marijuana in his wardrobe, according to News Corp. Police paraded him with a [read more]

  • Studies on 80,000 women from 16 different countries have proven the theory incorrect

    Abortions don’t cause cancer any more than parties do.

            The purported link between abortions and breast cancer has been in the news a lot recently, due to the controversial World Congress of Families conference set to take place in Melbourne this weekend.  A woman named Dr Angela Lanfranchi will  be giving a presentation to the Congress – which a number of [read more]

  • The offending book.

    The classic children’s book pulled from the shelves after complaints it causes offence.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON   It isn’t Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge getting them all in a twist. Nor Boggis, Bunce and Bean or even Miss Agatha Trunchbull – though she would surely send anyone into a frothing ball of terror. A Roald Dahl book has been pulled from the shelves of Aldi after customers [read more]

  • Joan Rivers has had more the 700 surgeries.

    Joan Rivers is in a medically-induced coma after she stopped breathing during surgery.

    Joan Rivers is in a stable but critical condition after her heart stopped beating and she stopped breathing during surgery, TMZ reports. She is now in a medically-induced coma, the Daily Mail reports. The 81-year-old was having surgery on her vocal chords at a clinic in Manhattan when the frightening incident took place, a source told E! News. [read more]

  • NATO pic

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes

    1. Russia invades Ukraine   Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has called for the UN to intervene as he confirms Russian regular forces have invaded eastern Ukraine. NATO has released satellite images that it says show Russian combat troops and “sophisticated heavy weaponry” inside Ukraine. In a statement, NATO said the images provide “concrete examples of [read more]

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    Carrie Bickmore needs your help.

              Brave Carrie Bickmore. Last night the gorgeous host of Channel Ten’s The Project spoke sincerely about raising awareness for brain cancer. It’s a cause close to her heart, Bickmore lost her husband, Greg Lange to the disease almost four years ago. It was a moving and important segment that we [read more]

  • maryprofileshot

    Mary Brandon told a man to stop grabbing her arse. Here’s what he did next.

    Trigger warning: This post contains a graphic image and may be distressing for some readers.   This is what Mary Brandon looked like prior to attending a famous festival on London on Monday:   And this distressing picture shows the British woman’s bloodied and swollen face afterwards: The image is going viral, after the Leeds student took to Facebook to [read more]