Last Updated: April 02, 2015

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Monsanto earnings fall

MONSANTO has reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops.

NZ bee industry seeks govt help

 Raw Honey owner and beekeepers Kevin and Moss MacGibbon. Bees in the hive.
REPRESENTATIVES of New Zealand’s fragmented bee industry have called on government support to reintroduce commodity levies for honey and the creation of a single national body by next April.

NZ mussels in on aquaculture

 New Zealand green lipped mussels. mussel greenlipped NZ seafood
A NEW aquaculture park, which will allow greenshell mussels to be selectively bred, is opening near Nelson in New Zealand.

NZ farms breach employment laws

NZ farms breach employment laws
ALMOST two-thirds of New Zealand dairy farms visited by labour inspectors have been in breach of employment laws.

Heavy gunfire Masked gunmen storm uni campus

Masked gunmen storm uni campus
THERE are fears of mass casualties as gunmen believed to be al-Shabab Islamists attack a university campus in eastern Kenya.

Germanwings crash ‘Not a single intact body was found’

‘Not a single intact body was found’
JUST over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site.

Murder charge Freezer mum ‘tortured kids for years’

Mitchelle Blair
THE mother of two children whose bodies were found stuffed inside a deep freezer has been charged with murder as more horrific allegations emerge.

Missing sailors Russian trawler sinks, 54 dead

Newcastle Port Feature
AT least 54 sailors have died and 15 others are still missing after a trawler with 132 people on board sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East.

Drug smuggler Aussie sentenced to death in China

Two charged, $27m drugs, $4.3m cash seized – NSWPF Organised Crime Squad, AFP and Australian Crime Commission
A YOUNG Queensland man has been sentenced to death for trying to smuggle methamphetamine from China to Australia.

Brekkie Wrap ‘I thought I was seeing this wrong’

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BREKKIE WRAP: A family was filmed locking their children in the boot of a car after leaving a restaurant they couldn’t afford.

Panic stations Four dead after oil rig explosion

Four dead after oil rig explosion
A MASSIVE ball of flames has engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing four and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.

Armed attack Woman bomber killed in shootout

Woman bomber killed in shootout
A FEMALE bomber has been shot dead after she tried to attack the police headquarters in Istanbul just weeks before the Gallipoli celebrations.

Super storm Killer super storm bears down

Killer super storm bears down
A MONSTROUS typhoon has hit Micronesia with such force that astronauts have been able to capture the storm from space. See the incredible photos.

Ex-girlfriend held Dead oil heir found with ‘rectal injury’

Dead oil heir found with ‘rectal injury’
ANDREW Getty, a grandson of oil tycoon J Paul Getty, is found dead in his mansion, naked from the waist down, with a reported ‘significant rectal injury’.

Bad trip Uber passenger’s nightmare ride

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AN UBER driver tried to rob the home of a customer he had just taken to the airport, police say.

Murder trial Cannibal cop’s ‘slaughter chamber’

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A COURT has heard how an ex-cop took a knife, then an electric saw to a gagged-and-bound man in his “slaughter chamber” and cut him into small pieces.

Caught on video ‘Disturbing’ clip shows kids in boot

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FOOTAGE shows the shocking moment a family piles kids into the boot of a car after leaving a restaurant they were apparently unable to afford.

Bus driver is a ‘complete idiot’

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A NEW Zealand bus driver has been caught on camera and labelled a “complete idiot” by his boss. Watch what happened.

Sea lanes China builds ‘great wall of sand’

Spratlys
CHINA is literally paving over the sea in a bold land grab that has the US seriously worried.

World record The woman older than sliced bread

Misao Okawa celebrates her 115th birthday in Osaka, western Japan Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Okawa was formally recognized last ...
A JAPANESE woman who was only nine years younger than Hitler and was born before we invented sliced bread has died days after her 117th birthday.

Appeal verdict Bali Nine pair’s last roll of the dice

Bali Nine pair’s last roll of the dice
A LEGAL expert has told an Indonesian court he supports the appeals of the Bali Nine duo, saying all “products of the law” can be reviewed, even clemency.

Facing jail Burger drive-through jumper cooked

Burger drive-through jumper cooked
WE all get hungry but solving it this way takes some beating. A man stuck in a queue at a burger joint drive-through did something bad.

Brekkie Wrap ‘Serial dad’: ‘I’m as fertile as sin’

Supplied Editorial MIKE HOLPIN
BREKKIE WRAP: A recovering alcoholic has at least 40 children by 20 different women. This is how he remembers their names.

Standoff Hostage drama ends in deadly shoot-out

Hostage drama ends in deadly shoot-out
A MAN and his two hostage-takers are dead after security forces tried to free the hostage in a bloody end to a six-hour standoff. Warning: graphic.

Germanwings ‘Cabin video’ shows final moments

‘Cabin video’ shows final moments
CRIES of “My God” can be heard in a video believed to have been taken from the cabin of the doomed Germanwings jet as crashed to the ground.

Feckless father Dad has 40 kids to 20 women

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A RECOVERING alcoholic and serial dad has at least 40 children by 20 different women. This is how he remembers their names.

Islamic State ‘It’s a finishing school for terrorists’

‘It’s a finishing school for terrorists’
ISLAMIC State fighters have made their boldest move yet, and the true scope of their influence has become even clearer.

Getty death Dark history: Is this family’s name cursed?

Dark history: Is this family’s name cursed?
OIL heir Andrew Getty’s death has shocked the world, but it’s just the latest calamity to befall one of the world’s richest families.

Balls up Science experiment goes very wrong

Science experiment goes very wrong
WATCH the horrifying moment a man swings an axe at a concrete block that’s being held on a teacher’s chest — and misses.

Navy Seal Man shot 27 times in ‘ordinary day at office’

Man shot 27 times in ‘ordinary day at office’
IT WAS an ‘ordinary day’ when this Navy Seal was shot 27 times at close range. Now the former Navy Seal is doing something even more extraordinary.

$5b windfall for rural Vic

Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria..

WIND farms worth almost $5 billion are poised to be built across Victoria.

Saints to atone for past sins

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

BENALLA Saints will be out to exorcise its demons when the Goulburn Valley Football League kicks off.

Dairy prices slump at latest auction

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DAIRY prices in Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade auction have plunged for the second time in a fortnight.

Aussie baling history on show

Aussie baling history on show

A TWO-horse pull-power hay press will be displayed at the International Harvester Historic Baling Festival.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.