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'It is what it is': Final words of Tourniquet Killer

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Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 today. The state administered a lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique, used on four female victims…

Trump says his border wall views have 'never changed,' contradicting Kelly

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US President Donald Trump publicly pushed back today against a characterization by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that the president's views on a southern border wall had "evolved" and privately fumed about the episode."The...

Baby killed after car ploughs into pedestrians at Rio beach

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A baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured after a car ploughed through a busy promenade on Copacabana Beach.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH122 forced to make emergency landing in Alice Springs

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Terrified passengers on-board the Malaysian Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing at Alice Springs were told to "brace for impact" and thought they were about to die.The A330-300 landed in Alice Springs at...

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Fishermen jump for their lives before crash

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A fisherman is suing a speedboat driver after he crashed into his vessel, forcing him and his passengers to dive into the river.

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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its...

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Crash test dummies! Real people who volunteered to crash cars

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Disturbing footage has re-emerged of real people being used as crash test dummies in the 1970s.The footage shows volunteers being violently thrown around by cars in their seats during crash simulations in Germany.It also shows...

House of horrors: Two showers a year, one meal a day

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New details have emerged about the shocking abuse 13 children allegedly endured at the hands of their own parents when they were held captive in their own home in California, news.com.au reports.

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Boy hospitalised for 106 days after choking on a sandwich

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A high school student spent more than four months fighting for his life after choking on a sandwich which ripped his esophagus.Alec Hebblethwaite, 14, of Osage, Missouri went to the hospital in April after he scratched his esophagus...

Avid Kiwi volunteer Peter Blinkhorne dies in Africa

A Kiwi who died while volunteering in Tanzania is being remembered as an outdoorsy, adventurous individual. Peter Blinkhorne, 65, died in Nairobi Hospital in Kenya on January 10 after having a brain aneurysm while on a volunteer...

Serial killer: Suspect in Arizona double murder linked to seven more deaths

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A 35-year-old man already charged with two killings has been linked to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year, Arizona police say. Police officials for Phoenix, Glendale and Avondale said Thursday...

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Six hour hunt for wolf released from sanctuary by suspected animal rights activists

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Animal rights activists have been blamed for releasing a wolf into the wild, sparking a desperate search for the animal yesterday.Police sharpshooters were mobilised and residents urged to stay indoors - but in the end Torak the...

House of horrors: Parents plead not guilty to torturing kids

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The parents accused of torturing their children for years in a California house of horrors pleaded not guilty to 75 charges during a brief court appearance.

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New world order: Make China great again, says Communist Party

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The world is in chaos, giving the Communist Party a "historic opportunity" to make China great again and reshape the world order - at least that was the message the party sought to drive home in a high-profile opinion piece in its...

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people yesterday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said.The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation...

Missile agency stored password on Post-it-note

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In an age where everyone's personal information is digitised and hackers are coming up with clever new scams to get their hands on your bank details, we are constantly reminded to be smarter when using ...

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Trump and porn star: Why no one was ready to publish

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Several journalists surely knew who Stormy Daniels was in 2016, and it probably wasn't because they'd seen her in one of the many porn films she'd made.The adult-film actress was on the radar of a number of mainstream news outlets...

Political drama: Sources say Wolff's Fire and Fury being adapted for the small screen

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is reportedly being eyed for adaptation as a television series.According to Variety magazine, Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book,...

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Change of plans: Shock revelations in William Tyrrell case

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Stunning new revelations about the day William Tyrrell disappeared have been exposed as the grandmother in Australia's most baffling missing child case speaks out.

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Police smash window to rescue toddler from locked car

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Police were forced to smash the window of a parked car on Thursday to rescue a distressed child who had been left alone for up to three hours.The toddler was found to have been suffering from dehydration due to the ordeal, news.com.au...

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Russian couple raped daughter: 'Better us than some maniac'

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Warning: This report contains graphic content. A couple face trial in Russia after being accused of raping their own 12-year-old daughter.The child's mother told police: "Better us than some maniac," the Daily Mail reports.The...

Australians arrested at gun-point in Serbia over drug ring

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Serbia: An Australian saleyards director and steel importer is among three men arrested at gun-point in Serbia over a A$500 million international cocaine-smuggling ring. Canberra businessman Rohan Arnold is one of three Australian...

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid heading towards Earth

A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks' time.

Former nuclear launch officer shares fears about Trump's Nuclear review

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Every day for two years, Peter Hefley would drive through Wyoming farmland to work, hoping he wouldn't be called upon to act.The nuclear launch officer, then 25, was one of two people who worked in an Air Force command and control...

Wednesday, Jan 17

House of horrors: Hell house of Christian family with 13 kids was 'torture chamber'

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The aunt of the children in the Christian family abuse case says she knew her sister Louise and husband David Turpin were "odd" but was unaware "they were torturing our nieces and nephews".As authorities describe the house where...

Eight bodies found on North Korean 'ghost ship'

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Eight bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of another North Korean "ghost ship" after the vessel washed ashore in central Japan.

Egypt's Great Pyramid houses secret throne carved from an ancient meteorite

The mysterious "huge void", at least 30m long, which was found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza could contain an "iron throne" made using meteorites.Archaeologists believe the throne is there to help a Pharaoh on his passage to...

Porn star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement

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An adult-film star who was reportedly paid to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Donald Trump a decade before he became US President spoke to a journalist because she feared he would not pay up, according to a new account…

Tuesday, Jan 16

International incident: Emirates, Etihad commercial flights 'intercepted by Qatar fighter jets'

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The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar.The claims Monday could further escalate tensions between...

'I can't leave him out there': Dad's instincts saved son's life

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A teenager spent a painful 30 hours trapped in his crashed car in bushland until he was rescued by his father who hired a helicopter to find him.

Monday, Jan 15

The secret life of teenage Kim

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Former classmates schooled alongside North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un in Switzerland cannot reconcile the unhinged dictator with the funny, popular boy they used to know.

Watch: Terrifying crash captured on dash cam

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An elderly couple was lucky to survive a terrifying crash captured on dash cam footage.Video of the incident was released by Queensland Police on Monday. It shows a vehicle carrying the couple, aged 69 and 72, driving along the...

Jakarta Stock Exchange floor collapses

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The second floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building has collapsed, injuring around a dozen people who were carried on stretches from the building."The second floor of the building has collapsed," said Vindy, a personal assistant...

Neighbour killed with crossbow in dispute over noise

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Australia: New South Wales drivers will now be tested for cocaine as authorities work to curb the state's horror road toll which has seen 17 people die this year after 392 people were killed in 2017, which was an eight-year high....

Sunday, Jan 14

Alexander Gillespie: North Korea at Olympics a chance for progress

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• Alexander Gillespie is a professor of law at Waikato University Against the odds, it is now likely North Korea will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics beginning on February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Participation...

Chelsea Manning, who gave her nation's military secrets to WikiLeaks, launches bid for US Senate

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Chelsea Manning intends to run for the US Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison.Manning, 30,...

Man kills parents after video game argument

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A 28-year-old is in custody after allegedly killing his mother in an argument over a broken video game headset. Matthew Nicholson was playing video games in the bedroom of his home in Ceres, California, when he started fighting...

'Leaders have failed us': Trump slammed after Hawaii missile panic

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At 8am local time, residents of Hawaii received an alert on their phones warning of a ballistic missile threat.