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Eight children found dead at Australian property

Sydney - Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.

Bob 'Bongo' Starkie of Skyhooks fame speaks Special

The guitarist with one of Australia's best known bands, who lit up the 1970s with their catchy tunes and outrageous costumes, is keeping the Skyhooks' music alive. Digital Journal found out how.

Death threats to Sydney siege gunman's lawyers, magistrate

Sydney - Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, kill men, kidnap 185

Islamist militants attacked a small village in Nigeria called Gumsuri last Sunday, the government said Thursday. The militants killed 35 people in the village, mostly men, and kidnapped another 185, most of those girls and woman.

Op-Ed: When you lose fat, it turns into CO2? New study ends myths

Sydney - Yes, folks, you literally breathe out all that fat. That’s the new finding from an Australian study which has basically rewritten the whole theory of weight loss. There’s a catch, of course.

Floyd Mayweather says if he were white he'd be a billiionaire

Whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the richest boxer in the world - ever, or is even one of the richest athletes, he's of the opinion that if his skin was white he'd be a whole lot richer. In fact he believes he'd be a "multi-billionaire."

Beatle Paul McCartney: John Lennon killer the 'jerk of all jerks'

The former Beatle Paul McCartney was on a British talk show last week and let the world know, in no uncertain terms, what he thinks of the man who shot his bandmate and friend John Lennon. He said the crazed shooter was the "jerk of all jerks."

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame writing new songs, may form band

In an interview with the U.K.'s biggest music magazine Jimmy Page said this week that he's not just about remastering old Led Zeppelin material, as he did in a project just completed. He is also, he said, still moving forward musically.

Mayweather dealing with murder-suicide, prepares for Pacquiao

The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., once a pro boxer himself, said that he's spoken with his son since the murder-suicide of Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley. He said his son is dealing with it as best he can.

Australian PM says cafe siege 'horrific wake-up call'

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney's cafe siege was "a horrific wake-up call" as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead.

U.S. investigators: North Korea responsible for Sony Picture hack

U.S. federal investigators have claimed they've made a connection between the North Korean government and the hacking of Sony Pictures. They may, sources say, go public with their accusations in the near future.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

CBC pulling Jian Ghomeshi interviews from archives, listeners mad

The CBC announced on air on Monday that they will pull all of the interviews former host Jian Ghomeshi did on 'Q' off of their online archives page. The majority of listeners who have reacted disagree with and are angry about the decision.

The fight is on as MMA fighters file lawsuit against the UFC

A group of Mixed Martial Arts fighters are of the opinion that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made itself into the Only Fighting Championship. Those fighters are all in the same corner now, together launching an anti-trust suit against the UFC.

Canada's bid to end home-grown medical marijuana goes up in smoke

A Canadian federal appeals court ruled on Monday that medical marijuana users who grow their own pot can continue to do so. The government was appealing an injunction that allowed home-grown medical pot until next year's court case.

Is cure for men's infertility as simple as fixing overall health?

A study released last week has found that infertility in men is often linked to other health issues. Study authors say "semen deficiencies" is why half of infertile couples don't achieve pregnancy and it can be connected to curable health issues.

Security stepped up as Australia orders siege probe

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday ordered an urgent enquiry into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance and how he obtained citizenship, as security was stepped up after a fatal cafe siege.

Op-Ed: Sydney police had to go into Lindt cafe after shots heard inside

Shortly after news spread police had stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney and two hostages and the gunman had died criticisms of police appeared online. But those critics did not have all the facts and were wrong to say the police had made the wrong call.

The 99-cheese pizza is ready for take-out

Melbourne - When movies have product placement as an element in the story, you can purchase the item on the shelf the next day . Now the 99-cheese pizza from this year's TMNT is available for take-out in Melbourne, Australia.
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