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Thousands come out to protest Donald Trump in the second ever Women’s March


For the second year in a row, thousands of people from across the US have taken part in the Women's March. While many protesters criticised Donald Trump, the US President tweeted that women should 'celebrate' the economic successes of his…

Donald Trump adds new nicknames to arsenal of insults


US President Donald Trump has added 'Dicky Durbin' and 'Sloppy Steve' to his vernacular of insulting nicknames.


Jamaica imposes curfew in Montego Bay amid rise in crime


Authorities in Jamaica have declared a state of emergency in several areas, including the popular tourist town of Montego Bay, amid a rise in violent crime.

Falafel shop re-opens from the rubble of Raqqa


The formerly besieged Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from IS occupation, with the first order of business the re-opening of a falafel shop that has been serving the community for over 40 years.

Saturday, Jan 20


Virtual kidnapping targets unsuspecting parents


Virtual kidnapping is a new form of extortion in which anonymous callers pretend they have taken someone hostage, demanding ransom money in exchange for their safety. The crime trend is becoming increasingly common in the United States,…

UK ‘Ice Maidens’ soldiers tackle Antarctica


Six British soldiers have become the first all-female group to cross the Antarctic using nothing but muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army's Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at the Hercules Inlet.…


Gunmen attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel


A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled.


North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Olympics


North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, IOC president Thomas Bach has announced. The International Olympic Committee met in Switzerland to discuss North Korea's participation in…

Facebook to fight ‘fake news’


Facebook has revealed its new plans to stop the spread of 'fake news.' Users will be asked, whether they trust what they are reading and seeing from next week. The surveys will help the social media platform identify high-quality media…

Turkey carries out air strikes in Syria


Turkish war planes have carried out air strikes on Kurdish targets in Northern Syria, which could cause tensions with the US. The bombs were dropped on shelters and hideouts used by militants, over two days in the country's Afrin region.…

More details about parents who held 13 children captive


There are new details emerging about the parents of 13 children who have been charged with torture and abuse in southern California. Investigators have found more items in the house where they kept the children while the prosecution says…

Trump’s bizarre response to protests

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TENS of thousands of protesters took to the the streets in the US for the second Women’s March, denouncing US President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights.

More victims confront former US gymnastics doctor


Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the 'powerful army' of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More…


New details about Australians arrested in Serbia


New details have been revealed about the three Australians who were arrested in Serbia, for allegedly attempting to import more than a tonne of cocaine into Sydney last year. Fairfax reports former army member David Campbell and…

Gunmen ‘shooting at guests’ in Kabul hotel

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FOUR gunmen have attacked Kabul’s landmark Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, officials said, in an assault that is still under way.


N Korea reveals athletes for Games

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A KOREAN unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony.


Guess who the most popular Trump is?

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A NEW poll has revealed the most popular member of the First Family, with First Lady Melania Trump coming out on top — with a 48 per cent approval rating.

Manson follower ‘still shifting blame’

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THE governor of California has once again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.


Trump’s Twitter rant on shutdown

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US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to vent against the Democrats who he blames for the government shutdown, saying they could have made a deal.


Man’s violent attempt to avoid breath test

POLICE in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.


US government shutdown on Trump anniversary


The US government is in shutdown after the Senate looked set to fail to agree a new budget ahead of the midnight deadline. In a dramatic late-night session, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell left voting open despite appearing to fall…


Potential cancer research breakthrough


Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine, creating a universal blood test for cancer. The team in the US trialled a method that detects eight forms of the common disease early, allowing time to treat it…


Forecast rain threatens California mudslide clean up


Residents in California are fearful of another disaster as forecast rain threatens to complicate clean up efforts after deadly mudslides hit the state. Crews are still searching for three missing people who are now feared dead.

Vegas shooter’s chilling plot

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THE Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern American history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities,…

Victims confront former USA gymnastics doctor at sentencing hearing


It has been a week of emotional moments in court at the sentencing hearing for former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. More than 100 women addressed the man they accuse of sexually assaulting them - most when they were children.

Friday, Jan 19


House of horrors’ big red flag

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FROM the outside, their house looked like any other in the street. Neat and tidy. Sure, the family seemed peculiar, but the only thing that was really odd to neighbours was that the children were so rarely seen.


North Korean Olympic participation to be decided


Officials from the International Olympic Committee have arrived in Switzerland for talks on the participation of North Korean athletes in next month's Winter Olympics. The meeting will conclude with a final decision on proposals put…

Kimye’s most bizarre baby name yet

KIM Kardashian and Kanye West have finally revealed the name of their baby girl - and it is their most WTF name yet.


Brazil’s Landfill Closure Will Lay Waste to Jobs for Thousands


Brazil's largest landfill closed this month leaving thousands of scavengers, and the 35,000 people living nearby, fearing more poverty and an increase in crime while the economy struggles to provide jobs. Photo: Fábio Erdos for The Wall…

North Korea cancels pre-Olympics visit

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NORTH Korea has abruptly cancelled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend, to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe she also leads during next month’s…