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Wed 17 Jul 2019

Mum’s $200,000 dead baby Centrelink rort

Mum’s $200,000 dead baby Centrelink rort

A Sydney woman claimed $200,000 in Centrelink payments to help care for her disabled child. The only problem? Her child has been dead for years.

Cambodia vows to send back plastic waste

Cambodia vows to send back plastic waste

Cambodia will reject 83 shipping containers filled with plastic rubbish from an unnamed country, officials say.

Elders shares soar as they resume trading

Elders shares soar as they resume trading

Elders shares have resumed trading up 14% following its announcement the agribusiness would buy wholesale buying group Australian Independent Rural Retailers.

Mum issues bathtub warning after son's mystery illness

Mum issues bathtub warning after son's mystery illness

When the test results came back, the family were in shock.

Plan to make Mars habitable

Plan to make Mars habitable

Researchers say small "islands" sealed off under lightweight shields that mimic the Earth's greenhouse effect could make Mars habitable.

Man caught with $48k of cocaine under wig

Man caught with $48k of cocaine under wig

A Colombian drug smuggler has shown the world how not to smuggle drugs by using a seriously shoddy form of disguise.

8900 steps could delay Alzheimer's: Study

8900 steps could delay Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers say walking 8900 steps a day can help protect against cognitive decline and brain tissue loss from Alzheimer's disease.

Dick Smith didn’t want $500k tax return

Dick Smith didn’t want $500k tax return

Outspoken millionaire Dick Smith received a $500,000 tax refund, but says he shouldn’t get the money because he’s already wealthy.

Hunt for man linked to alleged Qld murder

Hunt for man linked to alleged Qld murder

Detectives are searching for a man wanted in connection to the alleged murder of a man outside of Queensland pub.

Horror as tourist snaps neck on slide

Horror as tourist snaps neck on slide

The mother of a 23-year-old who broke his neck while on a waterside says she cannot watch the footage. WARNING: GRAPHIC.

UberEats to fix ‘unfair’ contracts

UberEats to fix ‘unfair’ contracts

UberEats says it is changing its contracts with restaurants so they no longer shoulder the burden of refunds for dodgy deliveries.

Baffling new MH370 crash mystery

Baffling new MH370 crash mystery

Investigators looking into the disappearance of flight MH370 have discovered a mysterious load that was only added to the cargo list after takeoff.

Area 51 to be ‘stormed’ by 1.4m people, live streamed

Area 51 to be ‘stormed’ by 1.4m people, live streamed

A live stream will be set up to capture the moment more than a million alien enthusiasts “storm” a base said to hide secrets on extraterrestrial life.

Endometriosis discovery takes us closer to finding a cure

Endometriosis discovery takes us closer to finding a cure

THE debilitating condition was one of the most searched for words in 2018, but its cause has remained a mystery until now.

The tiny islands more dangerous than Chernobyl

The tiny islands more dangerous than Chernobyl

Halfway between Australia and Hawaii are islands where locals were once banished due to nuclear testing. Now new research reveals the extent of the problem.

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