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Glamorous fitness fanatic who supplied cocaine to Sydney’s professional elite is arrested
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Glamorous fitness fanatic who supplied cocaine to Sydney’s professional elite is arrested

A glamorous fitness fanatic has been charged by police for her alleged role in helping to coordinate a 'dial-a-dealer' drug service. Sarah Rutherford, 29, originally from Bridgewater, in the United Kingdom, was arrested at a home in Greenacre, in Sydney's south west on Thursday by detectives from the Drug and Firearms Squad, as part of an investigation into illicit drug supply across the city. Police raided Rutherford's home and allegedly found mobile phones, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and documents which were all seized. Rutherford, was later charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity x2), supply prohibited drug (between small and indictable quantity), supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis...
Actress Amanda Bynes Announces Engagement to Mystery man on Instagram
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Actress Amanda Bynes Announces Engagement to Mystery man on Instagram

American actress, Amanda Bynes has announced her engagement to a mystery man. The 33-year-old former child star took to Instagram on Valentine's Day to share a photo of her hand wearing a diamond ring alongside a man's hand wearing a plain gold band. She wrote in her caption: 'Engaged to tha love of my life,' without revealing the identity of her husband to be. In the past, the Easy A star has been linked to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and her Sydney White co-star Matt Long. Amanda Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on Nickelodeon through their sketch comedy series All That, and its spinoff series The Amanda Show.
Simi Esiri Confirms the End of her Marriage to Singer Dr Sid, Reacts to Report she was Violent Towards him..
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Simi Esiri Confirms the End of her Marriage to Singer Dr Sid, Reacts to Report she was Violent Towards him..

Simi Esimi, the estranged wife of singer, Dr sid, has confirmed the end of their marriage. In a statement released this morning, Simi confirmed they are heading for a divorce and moving forward as co-parents. The estranged couple got married in August 2014. In her statement, Simi reacted to reports she that was violent towards Dr Sid in their marriage and that she has stopped him from seeing their two daughters,  Sydney and Sarah. Simi says this is not true. Read her statement below
This HIV Positive Bisexual Billionaire Pays People $2million To Sleep With Him
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This HIV Positive Bisexual Billionaire Pays People $2million To Sleep With Him

A 66-year-old billionaire known as Bernot travels around the globe doing the unthinkable. Bernot travels around the world in his yacht and private jet handpicking HIV negative people to sleep with and paying them 2 million US dollars. In 2009 Bernot was just a junkie in Paris. He discovered that his wine billionaire grandparents left their fortune in his name. He only learned this through their estate executor after they both died in a helicopter accident, he did not even know that he had rich grandparents and that he is their only living relative. With his wealth came other revelations, He learned that he was HIV positive. Instead of living more carefully and quitting drugs Bernot became even wilder and he took his strange habits to the world. He is best known for paying w...
Good Samaritan loses job, marriage, imprisoned after helping a lady who lied against him
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Good Samaritan loses job, marriage, imprisoned after helping a lady who lied against him

A 19-year-old Australian woman has confessed that she made false accusations against a Good Samaritan, thus making him lose his job, marriage and spend two weeks in a maximum security prison. According to 9News, Kenan Basic had stopped to help the teenager in November, 2018, after she crashed her car and pulled into a BP in Bankstown, Sydney. The 36-year-old married father-of-one spent almost two hours helping her get her car back on the road and a CCTV captured the entire interaction and shows the pair chatting happily and even embracing before she drives away. However, after they drove off, the teenager told police Mr Basic indecently assaulted, stalked her and propositioned her for sex in return for his help. Days after his act of kindness, Basic was facing serious sexu...
I masturbate with new sex toy every day – Woman reveals
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I masturbate with new sex toy every day – Woman reveals

I masturbate with new sex toy every day – A woman has posted to her numerous followers on Instagram and also how she rakes in lots of cash from her sex addiction on the social media platform. Nadia Bokody, from Sydney, Australia claimed she is raking it in from her sponsored posts – but says it’s all about empowering other women not to feel “pain or shame” when it comes to sex. She even has a picture with the caption "My daily dose of Ben Wa balls" from her partnership with the sex toy website https://www.loveballs.co. The 34-year-old web editor told Mamamia: “Where most top beauty and fashion bloggers get paid serious cash in exchange for plugging a new lipstick or jumpsuit, I make a very comfortable living talking about sex toys on my feed.” Despite getting whisked half...
Usain Bolt Plays For Central Coast Mariners FC (Photos)
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Usain Bolt Plays For Central Coast Mariners FC (Photos)

The Jamaican Ex sprinter "Usain Bolt" has officially made his bow for the A-League side, coming on in the 70th minute against an amateur team in Gosford, north of Sydney. Bolt has finally realised his dream of playing professionally, even if it was a brief 20 minute cameo. He managed the following stats, completing just one pass in that time period, as well as failing to record a single shot on target.
Check Out This Viral Photo of Kendrick Lemar And His Huge Bodyguard
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Check Out This Viral Photo of Kendrick Lemar And His Huge Bodyguard

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, 31, who is currently in Sydney for his final leg of his DAMN tour of Australia, stepped out on Tuesday with his crew and was dwarfed by his huge bodyguard. The rapper is used to being the center of attention, but this time, his bodyguard stole the spotlight because of his huge body size. The photo has gone viral online and everyone is talking about it.
Selena Gomez Shows Off Transplant Scar In Bikini
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Selena Gomez Shows Off Transplant Scar In Bikini

Selena Gomez soaked up the Sydney sun on a luxury boat in the city’s Harbour, where she showed off her visible kidney transplant scar in a tiny bikini. The huge scar is visible on her right thigh. The star who recently split from Justin Bieber, is in Sydney ahead of the Hillsong Church’s Colour Conference – a festival her former beau attends annually.
“I Was Sexually Abused, Battered And Duped By A Man 10 Years Older Than Me”- Nigerian Tennis Legend, Oshonaike, Shares Her Story
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“I Was Sexually Abused, Battered And Duped By A Man 10 Years Older Than Me”- Nigerian Tennis Legend, Oshonaike, Shares Her Story

Nigerian table tennis legend, Funke Oshonaike took to her Facebook page to recount her life experiences. According to her, she was sexually abused, battered and duped by a man 10 years older than me. She however encouraged her followers not to give up on their dreams. Read her facebook post below; My name is olufunke oshonaike(God gave me to my parents to take care of) . I’ve really been loved and well taken care of by my parents . After getting a lot of discouraging messages from lot of people , though not new to me , I’ve decided to let you know a little about this super woman. I started representing nigeria at the age of 14. I give God almighty the glory for this talent and all that I’ve achieved today . This are some of the downs in my life that made me a strong woman;...
Meet Businessman Who Wears High Heels To Work Everyday Just Like A Woman
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Meet Businessman Who Wears High Heels To Work Everyday Just Like A Woman

A businessman has ditched his brogues for a six inch pair of stiletto heels to wear for work. Ashley Maxwell-Lam, who recently moved from Queensland to Sydney, Australia, was prompted to change his footwear after his female colleague told him “her heels made her feel powerful”. Now Mr Maxwell-Lam, a project manager for a major bank, owns nine pairs – five sparkly shoes for nights out and four plain colours for work – leaving him feeling “empowered”. He told news.com.au: “Exactly what she [his colleague] said rang true. I’ve never felt more empowered than when putting on a pair of stilettos and walking through a marble lobby.” Describing his look as “dapper feminine”, Mr Maxwell-Lam insists he doesn’t want to become a woman, he just loves the “contrast between masculinity and ...
Asian Markets Mostly Down As New Year Surge Fades, Dollar Bounces
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Asian Markets Mostly Down As New Year Surge Fades, Dollar Bounces

Asian markets saw further losses on Thursday, with Tokyo hit by a weaker dollar and Hong Kong coming off a 12-day surge, as the rally that greeted 2018 gives way to profit-taking. US traders sent all three of New York’s main indexes falling for the first time this year as they were spooked by a report saying Canadian officials increasingly expect Donald Trump to call time on the decades-old NAFTA free-trade pact. That came after Bloomberg News said Chinese authorities reviewing foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of US Treasuries. The greenback sank against most of its peers soon after the news on fears that a huge amount of foreign demand for dollars would dry up. But it bounced on Thursday after China’s State Administration of Foreign Excha...
Sydney Plane Crash: Multi Millionaire Food Boss And Two Sons Among Five Brits Killed
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Sydney Plane Crash: Multi Millionaire Food Boss And Two Sons Among Five Brits Killed

A multimillionaire food boss and his family were among five Brits killed in a plane crash in Sydney on new year's eve. Richard Cousins, CEO of the world's biggest catering company Compass, died along with his sons Edward, 23, and William, 25, in the new year's eve tragedy. His fiancee Emma Bowden, 48, her 11-year-old daughter Heather, and the 44-year-old Australian pilot Gareth Morgan also perished when the aircraft plunged into the Hawkesbury River shortly after 3pm. All 6 people were known to each other, it is understood, and had enjoyed a lunch at the famous Cottage Point Inn, a picturesque venue on the coast of New South Wales. The plane was headed on a pleasure flight back to Rose Bay when it plunged into the water shortly after take-off, according to reports. Detective Super...
Sam Smith Declares The ‘Woman In Me Is On Fire’ When He Hears Fifth Harmony After Coming Out As Gender-Fluid
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Sam Smith Declares The ‘Woman In Me Is On Fire’ When He Hears Fifth Harmony After Coming Out As Gender-Fluid

Sam Smith is a Harmonizer! The 25-year-old singer’s dream came true during his appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on Wednesday when he was surprised by one of favorite music acts, Fifth Harmony. “I feel free, I feel alive. I feel the woman in me is on fire,” Smith told Corden about listening to the girl group’s music. “‘Work From Home’ is my wedding song. I want to walk down to it in heels,” the four-time Grammy winner said. Adding, “I’m obsessed with them. I’m just a Harmonizer.” This comes a week after Smith introduced the world to his female alter ego “Karamel”. “What people don’t know is Karamel’s actually sold 24 million records in America from her first album, Karamel with a K,” he said in his Apple Music documentary. Recently, Smith opened up his gender identity a...
North Korea Rants In Unprecedented Letter About Donald Trump
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North Korea Rants In Unprecedented Letter About Donald Trump

North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump’s threats in an “unprecedented” letter sent to other countries. “If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance,” the letter said. “Trump threatened to totally destroy the DPRK … it is an extreme act of threatening to totally destroy the whole world.” The document was published by the Sydney Morning Herald and has been verified by Australia’s foreign ministry. Australia’s prime minister dismissed it as a “rant”, while the country’s foreign minister said it showed diplomatic pressure from the international community was working. It comes amid rising tensions between North Korea and the US, wit...
Ukraine’s Controversial Law Reforms Open To Revision: Justice Minister
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Ukraine’s Controversial Law Reforms Open To Revision: Justice Minister

Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on Thursday he was open to amending law reforms amid concerns they aided corruption and could lead to the end of probes into the shooting of protesters in the run-up up to the 2014 revolution. The eastern European nation, which is in a dispute with Russia over its annexation of Crimea, passed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code last week that anti-corruption groups say severely limits the time investigators have to solve a crime and present a case in court. Petrenko said he had yet to go through the final text of the lengthy reforms, but he said that he was aware of the concerns. "If there (are) some positions which make problems for the investigations process for old cases or for new cases I will give proposals to the parliament and ...
Australians Hand Over 51,000 Illegal Firearms In Gun Amnesty
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Australians Hand Over 51,000 Illegal Firearms In Gun Amnesty

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three-month amnesty ending on Friday. Turnbull said Australia's tough gun ownership laws, which ban all semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic shotguns, severely limit the chances of a Las Vegas style mass shooting. "The killer there (in Las Vegas) had a collection of semi-automatic weapons which a person in his position would simply not be able to acquire in Australia," Turnbull told reporters in Sydney. American Stephen Paddock, 64, was armed with multiple assault rifles and opened fired on an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, killing 58 people before shooting himself in ...
Australian Court To Jail Nigerian Student Igwebuike For Importing $10m Methamphetamine
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Australian Court To Jail Nigerian Student Igwebuike For Importing $10m Methamphetamine

An Australian court will sentence a Nigerian post-graduate student, Jackson Igwebuike, on 25 October, after he was found guilty of importing methamphetamine worth $10million to Canberra. The drug, worth N3.6 billion was imported by Igwebuike to Canberra in ornate golden fish statues in October 2015, but alert security men intercepted the drugs and substituted the ice before he collected the parcel. The drug could have had “calamitous consequences” if sold in the community, federal prosecutors told the court. Lawyers for the 34 year-old Nigerian, a graduate of University of Benin, agreed he acted as “more than just a mere courier” when he accepted delivery of about 8.47 grams of pure ice before he attempted to board a Murrays bus to Sydney with the drugs in his bag. An ACT Supre...
Lagos Third Most Stressful City In The World – Study
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Lagos Third Most Stressful City In The World – Study

A new study has said Lagos, Nigeria is one of the most stressful cities in the world. 500 locations were taken into cognizance in the study conducted by UK-based drycleaning and laundry service Zipjet. Lagos was ranked third in a research that revealed the world’s most and least stressful cities of 2017. Baghdad was ranked the most stressful city overall, followed by Kabul in the second place. Cairo and Dakar were two other African cities on the most stressful cities list, while there was no African representation on the least stressful cities list. In assigning the ranking, some of the factors considered were traffic levels, infrastructure, pollution levels, finance, citizens’ wellbeing, public transport, percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens including de...
Australia Terror Plot: Isis Plane Bomb Suspect ‘Planted Device On Brother’
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Australia Terror Plot: Isis Plane Bomb Suspect ‘Planted Device On Brother’

Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police said Friday. One of the men, a 49-year-old from Sydney, brought the device to Sydney airport on July 15 in a piece of luggage that he had asked his brother to take with him on the flight — without telling the brother that the bag contained explosives, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan told reporters. But for reasons still unclear, the bag never got past the check-in counter. Instead, Phelan said, the man left the airport with the bag, and his brother continued onto the flight without it. "This is one of the most sophisticated plo...
Vatican Finance Chief Denies Sexual Abuse Charge
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Vatican Finance Chief Denies Sexual Abuse Charge

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse Wednesday at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations. The 76-year-old, the number-three figure in the Vatican, returned from Rome earlier this month to face the charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court. Details of the charges have not been made public although police said they involved “multiple complainants”. The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence. Looking sombre and frail, he attended the hearing with his lawyer, top criminal barrister Robert Richter, who told the court his client was not guilty — even though a formal plea was not required at this stage. “For the avoidance of doubt and because o...
‘Important’ For Lacazette To Score On Arsenal Debut – Wenger
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‘Important’ For Lacazette To Score On Arsenal Debut – Wenger

Arsene Wenger was happy to see Alexandre Lacazette score his first goal for Arsenal in the 2-0 preseason friendly win against Sydney. Lacazette became Arsenal’s club-record signing when he joined from Lyon in a deal worth around €53m, and Wenger is aware of the pressure that comes with being a high-profile striker. “It is important for him to get that [first goal] off his shoulders because you expect to score if you are a striker,” Wenger told a postmatch news conference. “You could see that he was happy but overall what we were looking for was to play at pace and to develop our collective game and for long periods in the game that was quite good for us. “We had tough opposition because they fought for every ball but at the end of the day their goalkeeper was the man of the mat...
Lacazette Scores First Arsenal Goal In Friendly Win
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Lacazette Scores First Arsenal Goal In Friendly Win

Arsenal's record signing, Alexandre Lacazette, scored on his first outing in an Arsenal shirt in a 2-0 win over Sydney. Lacazette, a 68th minute substitute, scored in the 83rd minute.. Per Mertesacker opened the scoring after four minutes and Arsenal made ten substitutes after 68 minutes to give everyone a work-out. The score would have been higher but for Sydney keeper Andrew Redmayne, who made a string of great saves, including one from Danny Welbeck’s second half penalty. New signing Kolasinac also enjoyed an impressive debut.
I Want To Stay At Arsenal – Ozil
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I Want To Stay At Arsenal – Ozil

Mesut Ozil has indicated that he wants to remain at Arsenal and plans to discuss his future with the club when the team returns from Australia. Together with star striker Alexis Sanchez, playmaker Ozil has been tipped to leave Emirates Stadium after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League. However, it is believed there are few clubs able to meet the wage demands of the Germany international, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013. And, perhaps due to a lack of realistic alternatives, the 28-year-old now appears willing to consider extending his contract, which expires at the end of the 2017-18 season. “It is definitely my preference to stay,” he said at a kit launch in Sydney. “It is such a great club and I have always said that I feel very good at Arsena...
Court Remands 2 In Prison For Internet Fraud
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Court Remands 2 In Prison For Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned one suspected Internet fraudster, Folusho Oguntoyinbo, also known as Sydney, before Justice Hakeem Olatunde Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a three-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N700, 000. One of the counts reads: “That you, Folusho Oguntoyinbo (a.k.a. Sydney) sometime in 2016 in Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira from Roy Torgerson by falsely representing to him that you were Sydney A., female, which representations you knew to be false.” The 31-year-old suspected fraudster, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were...
South Africa Buries 200-Year-Old ‘Spirit’ Of Dawid Stuurman
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South Africa Buries 200-Year-Old ‘Spirit’ Of Dawid Stuurman

South Africa buried the ‘spirit’ of one of its first rebel leaders Friday, 200 years after his death in Australia, where his bones were never found. A traditional ritual was performed by indigenous elders to bring Khoi San chief Dawid Stuurman’s spirit home, and a coffin symbolically carrying the spirit was buried on Friday in his rural hometown of southern Hankey. Stuurman, the last Khoi San chief, resisted British colonial rule so was jailed at Robben Island from where he escaped three times before being sent to Australia in a convict ship to serve his term. He died in Sydney in 1830 and is believed to have been buried under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But efforts to recover his remains were fruitless, forcing authorities to resort to so-called spiritual repatriation. REBUR...
Alexander Gall Acquitted Of Seven Charges Over 2012 Crash That Killed Jordan Penpraze
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Alexander Gall Acquitted Of Seven Charges Over 2012 Crash That Killed Jordan Penpraze

A SOLDIER charged over a fatal troop carrier crash at a Sydney army barracks has been found not guilty of all seven charges. Alexander Gall, 24, was charged over the 2012 crash of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog at Holsworthy Barracks four years ago, which killed 22-year-old Sapper Jordan Penpraze and injured six others. There were gasps and cries from the public gallery in the Downing Centre District Court on Thursday as Gall was cleared. Outside court Gall fought back tears as he apologised to the Penpraze family for the pain and loss he caused. “Not a day has gone by where I do not wish that I could have those moments back so that they could have their son back,” he told reporters on Thursday. “I’m so deeply sorry to all those passengers and anyone else involved.” When he gave evidence a...
Dump Disgraceful Candidate, Albo To Hanson
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Dump Disgraceful Candidate, Albo To Hanson

Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese wants Pauline Hanson to dump one of her One Nation candidates for the West Australian state election after he labelled single mothers lazy. David Archibald, who is running in the seat of Pilbara, wrote in a 2015 article such women were too lazy to attract and hold a mate. "I have nothing but respect for my late (single) mum and I regard his comments as incredibly, personally offensive but more importantly offensive towards all those single parents out there," Mr Albanese told ABC radio on Wednesday.
‘Mad Dream’ For Vic Poker Millionaire
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‘Mad Dream’ For Vic Poker Millionaire

An amateur poker player from Melbourne who won $1.6 million from an initial $130 investment has described the experience as a "mad dream". Shurane 'Shaz' Vijayaram knocked out the competition to win the Aussie Millions Poker Championship on Monday with just a pair of fives in hand. "My coach told me at the start of the tournament that at the end of the day, the pros are just people like us and they have to get cards just like us," he told AAP. "At the moment I've got a $200 kayak, so I think a boat is definitely on the cards. Will do some renovations around the house and take my family for a holiday." He said choosing to match a 3.2 million chip bet in the final hand - that won - was the "toughest call of my baby poker career". Most of Mr Vijayaram's playing was in pub...
Connor To Front Boyfriend’s Bali Trial
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Connor To Front Boyfriend’s Bali Trial

Australian woman Sara Connor has arrived at a Bali court where she is expected to give evidence at her British boyfriend's trial over the death of a local police officer. Brought from Kerobokan prison, David Taylor, 34, was taken into the cells at the back of Denpasar court while Connor, 46, was led through media into a small room on Tuesday. Connor is expected to give evidence at Taylor's trial - less than a week after he gave evidence at hers over the alleged murder of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was discovered on Kuta Beach in August last year.
Facebook Takes Aim At Fake News
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Facebook Takes Aim At Fake News

Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced on Wednesday, Facebook's trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it focused on subjects drawing the biggest crowds of people sharing or commenting on posts. The switch is intended to make Facebook a more credible source of information by steering hordes of its 1.8 billion users toward topics that "reflect real world events being covered by multiple outlets," Will Cathcart, the company's vice president of product management, said in a blog post. Facebook also will stop customising trendi...
‘Millions’ Join Anti-Trump Women’s Marches
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‘Millions’ Join Anti-Trump Women’s Marches

Hundreds of thousands of women, many with husbands, boyfriends and children in tow, have filled the streets of major US cities in a wave of mass protests against President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. Women activists, galvanised by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behaviour they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of US marches and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday that organisers said drew nearly five million protesters in all. The demonstrations highlighted strong discontent over Trump's comments and policy positions toward a wide range of groups, including Mexican immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and environmentalists. The planned centrepiece of the protests, a Women's March on Washington, appeared to draw larger crowds than t...
Women Around The World Protest Against President Trump
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Women Around The World Protest Against President Trump

Women poured into the US capital on Saturday to march in opposition to US President Donald Trump, while sister demonstrations took place in cities across Europe, Africa and Asia. Saturday's protests came just a day after Trump, a right-wing Republican, took office. In addition to Washington, DC, demonstrations against Trump's discriminatory rhetoric took place in Sydney, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm and elsewhere.
Trump Issues Warning To Aust, World
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Trump Issues Warning To Aust, World

Donald Trump has used his first speech as US president to issue a warning to Australia and other nations around the world that a new era has begun with his arrival in the White House. Old alliances, trade deals, relationships, no matter how strong, were put on notice. Trump told the crowd at his inauguration as the 45th president of the US in Washington DC on Friday that every decision he makes in his four-year term will be "America first". Speculation Trump would walk away from his inflammatory campaign promises and take a more statesman-like approach in the White House was shredded by a speech where he put Canberra and every other world capital on notice. "We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every h...
Protesters Clash As Inauguration Looms
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Protesters Clash As Inauguration Looms

Protesters have clashed with police outside a pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington DC, as tens of thousands of people prepare to take to the streets to oppose his presidency. Demonstrators had gathered outside the National Press Club on Thursday night to oppose a group of Trump supporters who were staging a "DeploraBall", an event named after Hillary Clinton branded them a "basket of deplorables" during the election. Footage posted on social media appeared to show police use pepper spray to disperse the protesters while smoke was also seen filling the street. Police announced later that a man had been charged with conspiracy to commit an assault. One man waving a pro-Trump flag had debris thrown at him and was chased to the nearby Warner Theater, where Fox News Channel ...
Tower Bridge Draped With Anti-Trump Banner
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Tower Bridge Draped With Anti-Trump Banner

A banner reading "Build Bridges Not Walls" has been draped across London's Tower Bridge as part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at Donald Trump. Trump, who will be sworn in as the 45th president of the US on Friday, faces protests in Washington during his inauguration, and in cities from Toronto to Sydney, Addis Ababa and Dublin over his politics, which critics say are divisive and dangerous. The protest in London was organised by the campaign group also called "Bridges not Walls", in reference to Trump's pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border. "We won't let the politics of hate peddled by the likes of Donald Trump take hold," Nona Hurkmans of Bridges not Walls said in a statement.  
6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Solomon Islands
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6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Solomon Islands

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands at a depth of 33 kms, the US Geological Survey says. There was no tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology also tweeted that there was no tsunami threat to Australia.  
Celebs To Join Anti-Trump Protests
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Celebs To Join Anti-Trump Protests

Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests in Washington DC and beyond as Donald Trump becomes the new president of the United States. Security officials say 99 groups - for and against Mr Trump - plan to demonstrate in the US capital over three days, including 63 on the day of the inauguration ceremony. The largest demonstration will take place in Washington on Saturday - a day after Mr Trump is sworn in as president - when some 200,000 people are expected to join a women's march. Celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and Patricia Arquette have pledged they will attend the protest, while similar events are being planned in a number of US cities including Los Angeles and Park City, Utah. Ugly Betty star America Ferrera, who is helping organi...
At Least Four killed In Mexico’s Cancun
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At Least Four killed In Mexico’s Cancun

At least four people have been killed after gunmen opened fire at government offices in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, a day after at least five people died in a shooting at a nearby music festival. Rodolfo del Angel Campos, chief of police for the state of Quintana Roo, said on Tuesday that gunfire broke out at the state attorney-general's office in Cancun. Police intervened and the alarm was sounded, activating federal police and the armed forces, del Angel said, adding other installations were also attacked. One policeman and three suspected gunmen were killed, and a further five suspects arrested, state governor Carlos Joaquin told Mexican television. "The state is under control and in order," Joaquin said, adding he had arranged with the interior ministry to sen...
Aussie Tourists Flee Mexico Shooting
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Aussie Tourists Flee Mexico Shooting

Terrified Australians have described how "the whole club got shot up" after a gunman went on a rampage in a nightclub in Mexico, killing at least five people and wounding 15. Foreigners were among those killed early on Monday when the shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival. A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told AAP the Australian embassy in Mexico is in close contact with security agencies and there are no reports of Australians harmed in the incident at this stage. However, several Australians were at the club at the time of the incident, with several posting on social media about how they ran for their lives. Perth finance broker Trent Cray took to Facebook to say they were all ...
Aussie Ski Family Found In Japan
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Aussie Ski Family Found In Japan

An Australian woman and her family who went missing at a popular Japanese ski field survived a night in the wild as they built a cave to shelter from treacherous conditions. The woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, and three sons were reported missing in Nozawa Onsen in heavy snow conditions after they raised the alarm on Facebook on Monday afternoon. Police indicated one of the group contacted a person outside Japan using Facebook. "I'm skiing and I got lost," the message said, according to the Mainichi newspaper. The search resumed on Tuesday morning and the family was found by ski patrol members around 8.45am local time. They are reported to be well but have been taken to hospital for health checks, said Daisuke Tozawa, who works at the Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. M...
Solidstar Set to Tour Australia
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Solidstar Set to Tour Australia

Nigerian singer, Solidstar has announced plans and destinations for his upcoming Australian tour set to hold on the 30th of September to October 16, 2016. The Achievas Entertainment signee, will be performing live in five cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. The announcement which came as a post on his Instagram page read; “Australia, we are coming and I’m super excited!”