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Floyd Mayweather says Pacquiao no longer gets many Pay Per Views

Manny Pacquiao and his promoter, Bob Arum, have claimed they signed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. but that Mayweather refuses to. It's not surprising to hear Mayweather deny that but recent quotes from him may reveal he is to blame after all.

Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare'

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain's Prince Philip which has prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters.

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao judges Miss Universe pageant in Miami

Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.

Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country's national day Monday by honouring Britain's Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp".

Op-Ed: Prince Philip given Aussie knighthood, country baffled

Canberra - Nobody in Australia has anything much against Philip or the nice lady from whom we rent the English language. Nor are the royals personae non grata in Australia, by any stretch of the imagination. But we gave him an award, anyway.

Art firm makes millions from alleged forged Aboriginal paintings

A pop-up online auction firm has traded million dollar art works, selling paintings purported to be created by high-profile Aboriginal artists even after receiving notification that they were probably forgeries.

Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Huge asteroid passes Earth Monday, get out telescopes, binoculars

An asteroid that is half a kilometre wide will be zooming by the Earth Monday night, within a range that will make it easy for amateur telescopes to witness its passing. It won't be around again for a very long time.

Aussie glitter bomb website goes viral, sells for US$85K

A brand new Australian website dedicated to the passive-aggressive concept of treating one’s nemesis to a shiny box filled to the brim with glitter has sold for US$85,000.

Pet ferrets chew off baby's nose, parts of her cheek and lips

A heart-wrenching and grotesque story out of Philadelphia where police say a newborn baby had her nose and part of her lips and a cheek chewed off by the family’s ferrets. The baby was left on the living-room floor alone in a car-seat.

Sydney Muslims rally against free speech

Sydney - On Friday night, a group of nearly 1,000 protesters assembled in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba to oppose what organisers classed as negative coverage of the Islamic faith and to reject the notion of free speech.

Sweet video as 7-week-old baby Lachlan hears for first time

Lachlan Lever is an Australian baby who could not hear until fitted with a hearing aid at seven weeks when his first moments of sound were recorded. It's a sweet video, filmed in 2012, that went viral after being posted last Fall and again this month.

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Op-Ed: Why Khan is best option for Pacquiao if Mayweather fight fails

In a quick trip to England over the weekend, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, met with potential foe and former sparring partner Amir Khan to discuss a possible fight at the huge Wembley Stadium if the ongoing Pacquiao-Mayweather talks fail.

'Training device' sparked bomb scare, Sydney harbour closure

Sydney - An unattended package left on a Sydney ferry that sparked a lockdown of Australia's iconic harbourfront was on Friday revealed to be training equipment used by the transport company.

Abbott pleads for clemency over Australians executions

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has pleaded with Indonesian authorities to reconsider the imminent execution of convicted Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

Loveworks: To quit smoking or lose weight do it together

If you want to lose weight or quit smoking, or just change an annoying habit, then try getting help from the person you love. A new study says creating positive change together makes the chances of success much higher.

During Israel bus attack 13-year-old 'threw my bag at terrorist'

The attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday that saw a dozen persons stabbed could have been worse. When the attacker tried to get at more in the back the wounded driver slammed on the brakes, knocking the man off-balance and enabling others to get off.

'Sea monster' pulled from waters off Australia — frilled shark

The creature looks like the stuff of nightmares, a living fossil rising out of the sea, its mouth a chewing machine of 300 teeth set in 25 rows. It is the rarely seen frilled shark.
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