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Relief Effort Begins for Nepal After Major Earthquake

Australian tourist Eve Barnes-Corby, has been one of the many to stay in Nepal to help with relief efforts after the devastating earthquake that happened last month. The disaster has left over 7000 people dead to date with that figure expecting to rise. Barnes-Corby was in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, just hours prior to the devastating earthquake that saw the city’s ...

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Pearce puts on masterclass in Roosters win

Mitch Pearce has staked his claim for a return to the State of Origin arena after putting on a masterclass in the Sydney Roosters’ 36-4 NRL win over the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium. The Roosters halfback orchestrated a first-half blitz, setting up three tries in the space of six minutes as the Roosters broke a four-game losing streak. First ...

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Broncos snatch 8-5 NRL win over Panthers

Brisbane has celebrated Darius Boyd’s return by snatching an 8-5 NRL win over a depleted Penrith at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. All eyes may have been on Boyd on his return from a pre-season Achilles injury but the name on everyone’s lips at fulltime was Corey Oates. Halfback Ben Hunt went from villain to hero in the dying seconds ...

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Student, 20, is Britain’s youngest MP

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain’s youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory that symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland. Black still has to complete her final exams at Glasgow University but will now be putting her politics degree into practice as the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Paisley and ...

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Lindsay Lohan gets jail warning

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has been warned by a judge she could face jail time if she fails to complete 125 hours of community service over a reckless driving offence within the next three weeks. The US actress, currently living in London, has only completed about nine of the hours so far, and US judge Mark Young said on Thursdaythere ...

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Tornadoes tear through central US

Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 people as they tore through the central United States, destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media report. At least 13 people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado tore through a mobile home park in Oklahoma City, CNN reported, quoting Susie Patterson of the Emergency Medical Services ...

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Baby Charlotte off to the country

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with their four-day-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, as they retreat to their country home Anmer Hall. William and Kate headed out of London with their new baby and her elder brother, Prince George, as they made their way to their bolthole in Norfolk. They will spend the first few weeks of ...

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News Corp’s earnings slide

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp remains confident advertisers will return to its print mastheads, despite a seven per cent slide in the global media giant’s third quarter earnings. Earnings from its News and Information business slumped 23 per cent to $US113 million ($A142.31 million) during the three months to March 31, though the result was skewed by a lower Australian dollar ...

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Baby’s name a tribute to Charles

The naming of the royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana will be seen as a tribute to the Duke of Cambridge’s father, mother and grandmother. Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles, and William and the Duchess of Cambridge are likely to have had their daughter’s grandfather in mind when they chose it. William has spoken of his deep respect for ...

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Gillard launches mental health program

As the daughter of a psychiatric nurse, Julia Gillard was only a girl when given an insight into the then-hidden world of mental health and illness. Decades later, after surviving the stresses and strains of political life, the former prime minister has launched a revamped beyondblue program for high schools. “Evidence suggests half of mental health conditions emerge by age ...

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