World News

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Ardern not after a refugee quid pro quo

Ardern not after a refugee quid pro quo

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees in Australian offshore detention centres remains on the table.

Drug kingpin’s launches smartphone with racy promo

Drug kingpin’s launches smartphone with racy promo

At one point he and his brother Pablo were responsible for 80 per cent of the US cocaine trade. Now Roberto Escobar has a new scheme.

Butt implant goes horribly wrong

Butt implant goes horribly wrong

A woman who had a booty-boosting procedure was left in excruciating pain after the surgery went horribly wrong.

Mr Men book ignites controversy

Mr Men book ignites controversy

A student says Mr Men should be renamed Mr Mansplain over a scene where a male character explains a simple concept to a female character.

Instagram launches body image initiative

Instagram launches body image initiative

A new partnership involving Instagram is aiming to address body image issues on social media.

‘Two-faced’ Trudeau says he was joking

premium_icon ‘Two-faced’ Trudeau says he was joking

Justin Trudeau has claimed he was only kidding after being caught on a hot mic mocking Donald Trump, who had some harsh words for the Canadian leader.

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Ashes great Bob Willis, who will forever be synonymous with England’s 1981 victory, has died after a short battle with cancer.

‘Two-faced’: Trump hits back at Trudeau

‘Two-faced’: Trump hits back at Trudeau

President Trump has hit back at Justin Trudeau after the Canadian PM was caught gossiping about him in a hot mic moment at Buckingham Palace.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Brutal response to customer’s cafe review

Brutal response to customer’s cafe review

A cafe customer who claims he posted a “witty” online review was stunned when the business owner publicly – and savagely – hit back.

Man forced partner to swallow wedding ring, then killed her

Man forced partner to swallow wedding ring, then killed her

“There was no justification for blow after blow, kick after kick, stamp after stamp on Lucy. This was borne out of a jealous rage in a violent man.”

Aussie woman slashed with machete in Bali bag snatch

premium_icon Aussie woman slashed with machete in Bali bag snatch

An Australian woman has been attacked by a motorcyclist wielding a machete in a violent handbag snatch in Bali.

Shoplifter banned from every store after stealing sandwich

Shoplifter banned from every store after stealing sandwich

Serial shoplifter Anna Burns was at it again, breaching her very unusual but specific bail conditions for her compulsive behaviour.

Home Alone star’s shockingly low pay

Home Alone star’s shockingly low pay

He was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time, but this actor was paid a pittance for his appearance in the Christmas film.

‘Only a matter of time’ until apocalypse

‘Only a matter of time’ until apocalypse

There are many theories about how the world might end and when, but a British scientist thinks one particular threat is looming.

Gervais mocks transgender woman over gynaecologist claim

Gervais mocks transgender woman over gynaecologist claim

Celebrity comedian Ricky Gervais has taken aim at a transgender woman who complained she was refused treatment by a gynaecologist.

Samoa to shut down amid measles disaster

Samoa to shut down amid measles disaster

Five more deaths from measles have been recorded in Samoa, where the current death toll is 60, and ahead of a nationwide immunisation program.

Major Trump competitor pulls out of race

Major Trump competitor pulls out of race

A major rival to the US President ahead of the 2020 election has told her supporters she has withdrawn from the race.

YouTube boss’ hypocritical rule

YouTube boss’ hypocritical rule

YouTube’s boss thinks the algorithm that shows kids disturbing content and gratifies paedophiles is only OK for other people’s children.

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Panic as passenger lunges for door mid-air

Flyers rushed to stop a man who shouted “I want to get out” and tried to open the door on a British Airways plane hours into the flight.

The Rock opens up on painful divorce

The Rock opens up on painful divorce

Dwayne Johnson has opened up about the effect of his marriage breakdown, admitting it “did a number” on him.

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