By JAMES WAGSTAFF THE proportion of proceeds US farmers receive for produce at supermarkets has halved in the past 30 years.
FRUIT flies bank the same way fighter jets do when they are scared — tilting and rolling through the air.
JAMES WAGSTAFF AMERICA has labelled the Australia-Japan free-trade agreement a “dud deal”.
BREKKIE WRAP Tourist jailed over Buddha tattoo
Caitlin O’Toole BREKKIE WRAP: A tourist and devout Buddhist has been jailed and deported from Sri Lanka for her “offensive” Buddha ink.
South Korea Ferry families attack official
AFP FURIOUS relatives of the missing in South Korea’s ferry disaster beat up an official they say is exaggerating attempts to recover bodies.
AP RUSSIA is increasing military activity close to Ukraine’s border as Ukrainian troops killed at least two in clashes with pro-Russia militia.
Paul Toohey JOURNALIST Paul Toohey has been reporting on the MH370 disappearance since the beginning. He examines the sinister conspiracies.
Sri Lanka Woman deported for Buddha tattoo
AFP A BRITISH nurse jailed in Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo has left the country, claiming she was sexually harassed by prison officers.
Security flaw Viber messages hacked with ease
Network Writers MOBILE chat app Viber not only sends video and images out in the open, but also stores the data publicly online, researchers warn.
AFP A GIANT wooden crucifix created for John Paul II has crushed a man to death at a ceremony to honour the late pope’s canonisation.
Time 100 Beyoncé ‘world’s most influential’
Network Writers TIME magazine has thrown its weight behind Beyoncé’s insistence that girls run the world, naming her the most influential person on the planet.
AFP PEOPLE who eat rare wild animals like giant pandas and golden monkeys will now face jail time, under new laws in China.
AFP FACEBOOK has snapped up the fitness app Moves, which helps users monitor daily physical activity and their calorie counts on a smartphone.
Not charged Toll of 3 months in a Bali jail
CINDY WOCKNER and KOMANG ERVIANI HANDCUFFED and wearing prison garb, Sydney woman Leeza Ormsby is unrecognisable from the woman arrested almost three months ago in Bali.
Wires A PAEDOPHILE suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann from a Portuguese resort has been linked with attacks on another five British girls.
Network Writers IS this the joke that could finally kill off Joan Rivers’ career? The unrepentant comedian has turned her acerbic ‘wit’ on the victims of kidnapper Ariel Castro.
Soccer spectre ‘Ghostly racer’ caught on film
David Mills A SPECTRE or a spectator? Footage taken at a soccer match appears to show a ghostly figure racing through the stands at super human speed.
AFP DUTCH and British jets were scrambled after Russian fighters approached their airspace. With tensions high over Ukraine, what are the Russians up to?
By CHARLES MIRANDA in Gallipoli, Turkey THE Turkish coastguard was deployed to Anzac Cove after noisy tourists in a dive boat disrupted rehearsals for the Dawn Service.
New York Post CAMILLA Parker Bowles’ brother Mark Shand has died after falling and hitting his head following a night out in New York.
South Korea Dying ferry victims ‘broke fingers’
AFP AS mourners pay their respects, horrifying details emerge about attempts the South Korean ferry victims made to escape.
AFP NEPALESE mountaineering officials have rejected reports sherpas on Everest plan to abandon this year’s climbing season as a sign of respect.
United States Teen hid loaded pistol in vagina
Network Writers JAIL staff got a shock when a routine search of a teenage felon turned up a loaded gun in an extremely intimate place.
United States Stalker turned van into ‘dungeon’
Network Writers A MAN shot dead outside a high school stalked and rated young women he hoped to lure into a van he had turned into a “movable dungeon.”
AP PRO-RUSSIAN gunmen in east Ukraine say they are holding hostage a Vice News reporter they accuse of unspecified “bad activities.”
News wrap Man fears ‘murder’ tatt may sway jury
Mathew Murphy BREKKIE WRAP: A MAN on murder charges fears the tattoo mirror-image spelling of the word “murder” on his neck may prejudice a jury against him.
United States Newlywed killed wife for $1m
Network Writers TWELVE years after his wife of four days was killed, a jury has found her husband murdered her so he could collect $US1 million in life insurance.
United States Wife sues after hubby ‘killed by swan’
Network Writers THE wife of a man who died after a vicious swan attack is suing his employer and the apartment complex where he looked after the birds.
AP and Network Writers A MAN charged with murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image spelling out the word “murder” on his neck might prejudice a jury and wants it removed.
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