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Facebook-owned Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The Facebook-owned image and video sharing social media service Instagram has launched a brand new app called Hyperlapse. The new app will allow users to create amazing time-lapse videos from Instagram.

15 Australian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: spy chief

Sydney - Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing.

Firing range instructor shot dead accidentally by 9-year-old girl

A tragedy at an Arizona firing range has taken the life of an instructor. The man, Charles Vacca was teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire an Uzi Monday morning and when she fired the force sent the gun to her left and up. Vacca was shot in the head.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Op-Ed: GoPro — Getting marketing right since 2004

San Mateo - I'm not sure who originally came up with GoPro's marketing scheme, nor do I know if the same person still runs that scheme today, but oh-my-God are they good.

Australia follows EU, U.S. in allowing mobile devices in-flight

Sydney - Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday will be allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by the country's aviation authority.

'World's woolliest' sheep found 6 years after escaping

Farmers in Tasmania believe they have found the world's woolliest sheep and hope to prove it this week. The sheep apparently escaped from its owners six years ago.

Canadian man believed dead turns up — 37 years later

A then 32-year-old man who went missing after a fire near London, Ont., Canada, way back in 1977 is alive, Ontario police say. Ronald Stan is alive and well and living in the U.S. under another name and may have been in the States for some 37 years.

International Go-Topless Day as women bare breasts all over world

It's a serious event that's also a bit of a spectacle and somewhat odd — it's organized by the Raelians, who believe aliens created humanity — and it draws more fully-clothed spectators than half-dressed participants. In it, breasts are bared.

The Great Barrier Reef: The battle rages on

Once again, serious questions are being raised about the decision to allow the dumping of dredge spoil in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Distressed family of trapped Orca whale stays until he's freed

The family of a young Orca whale who became tangled in a fisherman's net near Port Hardy in B.C. stayed by his side until he was freed. The Orca's mom, two siblings, an aunt and two of his cousins stuck near, making sounds indicating their concern.

Man calls 911 to complain stripper refused sex and gets arrested

A man in Butte, Montana hired a lap dancer but somewhere along the way he expected her to have sex with him. She refused and he got a little hot under the collar. He decided to call 911 to complain about it, naturally.

Drug regrows hair in patients with hair loss from alopecia

A new drug for those suffering from hair loss due to alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, may have been found. Strictly speaking the drug, ruxolitinib, isn't new as it's used to treat a bone marrow illness. But it's new as far as hair loss goes.

Op-Ed: News Corp forces destruction of its leaked accounts

Sydney - In a move which has surprised even regular News Corp critics, the company has forced Australian online journal Crikey to destroy copies of leaked information regarding News Corp newspaper financial reports.

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Sydney - Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church's response to child abuse and a trucking company.

City spiders have it better than their country cousins

Sydney - Spiders seem to bring out the "heebie-jeebies" in many people, and based on a new study out of Australia, there is good reason to feel freaked out by them, especially if you live in the city. The dog-gone city spiders are bigger and more fertile.

Weight loss can avoid kidney disease in diabetics: Study

Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.

Op-Ed: Income control- A nasty trick coming to a government near you

Sydney - Income control is the process of managing welfare recipients’ money by governments. This includes not being allowed to purchase alcohol and tobacco, and withholding of money to pay rent and expenses.

U.S. man fakes his own death to weasel out of getting married

American Tucker Blandford probably did not think too much about what a creep he was being, how disrespectful he was being, when he faked his own death. Why'd he do it? He did it to get out of marrying Brit Alex Lanchester.

Masters of Ink: Leaving a mark on time

Cairns - Over the past month, the Inkmasters Print Exhibition has showcased contemporary works from about 80 regional, national and international artists.
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