Monis claimed connection to Iranian rulers

Monis claimed connection to Iranian rulers

A SHOPPING centre manager and a former lawyer for Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis are among witnesses who will give evidence about him at an inquest.



Sunset Review (PC)

Sunset Review (PC)

Sunset is a video game created by Tale of Tales that tries to do something new with the idea of narrative in the video game space, using just one character that gamers control and actually interact with while also making an apartment a sort of medium that allows others to express themselves.

Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those phones bombed quite so spectacularly as the 2008 BlackBerry Storm, which was RIM’s first attempt at launching a genuine iPh

Obsessed With 'Wolverine' — Deranged Man Slaughters Family — Mom, Stepdad and Little Girl

Obsessed With 'Wolverine' — Deranged Man Slaughters Family — Mom, Stepdad and Little Girl

A British man who was obsessed with knives and comic books allegedly slaughtered his family Saturday, and was found dead today in a wooded area near Oxford University Parks. The… READ ON

Trial Of Washington Post's Jason Rezaian In Iran To Be Closed To Public

Trial Of Washington Post's Jason Rezaian In Iran To Be Closed To Public

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be closed to the public when it starts on Tuesday, his brother said on Monday. Rezaian, who is Iranian-American and faces unspecified charges, will be in Revolutionary Court

Three Children Injured When Bounce House Flies Into The Air

Three Children Injured When Bounce House Flies Into The Air

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three children have been injured after a waterspout made landfall on a Fort Lauderdale beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Keven Dupree says when the waterspout came ashore Monday afternoon,

Vatican Bank Reports A Jump In Profits

Vatican Bank Reports A Jump In Profits

According to a recently released financial report for 2014, the Vatican’s official bank, the Institute for Religious Works, disclosed net profits of approximately $76.1 million which is about 25 times the $3.1 million from the previous year.

The Vatican's bank has reported a significan

Cameron's Charm Offensive To Woo EU Leaders

Cameron's Charm Offensive To Woo EU Leaders

David Cameron's opening gambit in an EU charm offensive will be to plead with world leaders not to dismiss his renegotiation demands as "too difficult", arguing that the British public will no long

Twister Kills 13 As Flooding Leaves 12 Missing

Twister Kills 13 As Flooding Leaves 12 Missing

A twister has killed at least 13 people in northern Mexico, while a dozen people are missing in flash floods just over the border in Texas.

Blues Legend BB King Was Poisoned, Say Family

Blues Legend BB King Was Poisoned, Say Family

Two daughters of blues legend BB King, who died this month, are claiming in a lawsuit that he was poisoned by two aides.

Reports: Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion

Reports: Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion

Time Warner Cable didn't take long to recover from the breakup of its deal with Comcast. The second-largest cable TV provider in the U.S. is close to a deal to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion in cash and stock, according to reports from Bloomberg and CNN Money. The deal also r

Americans celebrate Memorial Day with touching Instagram posts

Americans celebrate Memorial Day with touching Instagram posts

While the weekend brought backyard barbecues, outdoor picnics and beach adventures to our Instagram feeds, Monday was reserved for touching tributes to those fallen in battle The hashtag #MemorialDay saw several posts from cemeteries and memorials from those honoring relatives and friends who serve

Apple's Jony Ive gets promoted to chief design officer

Apple's Jony Ive gets promoted to chief design officer

Welcome, Jony, to the C-suite Jony Ive, the enigmatic design guru that has worked on a variety of Apple's most notable products including the iMac, MacBook Air and Pro, iPod, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has been promoted to chief design officer See also: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple Design C

13 dead, hundreds left homeless after tornado ravages Mexican border city

13 dead, hundreds left homeless after tornado ravages Mexican border city

At least 13 people died and hundreds more were left homeless after a category 4 tornado whipped through Ciudad Acuña, a Mexican border city. The twister flipped cars, leveled homes and sent a baby flying in a seven-block area early Monday morning following heavy rain in the city of approxima

Iraq Deputy PM: Ramadi 'surprised all of us'

Iraq Deputy PM: Ramadi 'surprised all of us'

The Iraqi army's willingness to let Ramadi fall to ISIS "surprised all of us," Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq told CNN on Monday. "It's not clear for us why such a unit, which was supposed to be trained by the Americans for years, and supposed ...

SkyCity Convention Centre design unveiled: smaller but it will still cost at least $430m

SkyCity Convention Centre design unveiled: smaller but it will still cost at least $430m

It will be smaller, more expensive and have a reduced capacity - but those behind the International Convention Centre say it will return much the same economic benefits and provide even more jobs.They also confirmed no new economic...

Katy Perry: 'Russell Brand hasn't spoken to me since he texted for divorce'

Katy Perry: 'Russell Brand hasn't spoken to me since he texted for divorce'

Since the dissolution of their 14-month marriage, Katy Perry hasn't spoken to her ex-husband Russell Brand.The 30-year-old pop star - who is now dating John Mayer - revealed to the Daily Telegraph that she and the 39-year-old...

Chicago Bears fire Ray McDonald after arrest

Chicago Bears fire Ray McDonald after arrest

The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.

Brazil prison riot leaves 8 dead, hostages being freed

Brazil prison riot leaves 8 dead, hostages being freed

The prison riot, reportedly triggered by inter-gang tensions, took place in the northeastern state of Bahia

B.B. King's Daughters Say Two Close Aides Poisoned Him

B.B. King's Daughters Say Two Close Aides Poisoned Him

Two of B.B. King’s daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, are alleging that two of the late musician’s closest aides sped up his death by poisoning him, according to a report from the Associated Press on Monday. The heirs reportedly say that family was kept away from King in his final

George the Farmer wows Beef 2015

George the Farmer wows Beef 2015

FARMING cartoon character George the Farmer has made his first major public appearance, getting dust on his boots and meeting beef producers from across Australia at Beef 2015 in Qld.

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. >> President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to Americans who died in battle, saying people their fellow citizens must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifice and noting this is first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.Spea

Max Greenfield Joins American Horror Story: Hotel

Max Greenfield Joins American Horror Story: Hotel

Max Greenfield is the latest addition to the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel.Series creator Ryan Murphy shared the news on Twitter Sunday, and hinted that the story arc for Greenfield's character may come to an unpleasant end.Fall TV Preview: Get scoop on all the new shows This October, Max

UK's foreign aid being wasted on countries that don't need it, pressure group claims

UK's foreign aid being wasted on countries that don't need it, pressure group claims

Development campaigners One claim that just 38% of Britain's £12billion aid budget went to the 48 poorest countries last year

Budget cuts impact US ability to fight the enemy, Air Force general warns

Budget cuts impact US ability to fight the enemy, Air Force general warns

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Gen. Mark Welsh, the head of the U.S. Air Force, warns that severe defense budget cuts will impact U.S. air superiority against enemies that the nation may not be thinking about right now.

Apple's design guy Jony Ive just got a promotion

Jony Ive, Apple's senior VP of design has been promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer, the Telegraph reports. The move introduces two members to the company's design team, who will take over some of Ive's current day-to-day responsibilities beginning in July. Alan Dye will focus on hardware de

3 dead, more than 2,000 evacuated after storms hit two southern U.S. states

Strong storms hit Texas and Oklahoma, two southern U.S. states, over the weekend, leaving three people dead, 12 missing and more than 2,000 others homeless

Keenan disturbed by IS mother reports

AUSTRALIA'S new counter terrorism minister says only a small section of the Australian population is susceptible to Islamic State's propaganda.

Hockey to talk to states about tampons

TREASURER Joe Hockey will talk to his state counterparts about whether the goods and services tax should apply to women's sanitary products.

ITV planning 8-part drama about Britain's Queen Victoria

Karen ButlerLONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- ITV says it is working on an 8-part drama series focusing on the life of Queen Victoria.

Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard get married in Quaker-inspired ceremony

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Television stars Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard got married this weekend in a Quaker-inspired ceremony at the Grace E. Simons Lodge in Los Angeles.

Johnny Depp Brings Terror To The Neighborhood In Full Black Mass Trailer

It’s certainly been awhile since we’ve gotten a worthy Johnny Depp performance. And with his last film Mortdecai embarrassingly tanking, it’s about damn time the critically acclaimed actor step up his game. And what better way to do so then by playing a terrifyingly badass Boston gangster.

Why 'The View' Badly Needs Raven-Symone

So in case you haven't heard it's been reported that talk are underway with ABC and the producers of "The View" for Raven-Symone to join the show as a permanent co-host. It seems in just a blink of an eye that she has gone from the cute little kid Olivia on "The Cosby Show" to show to her new st

Aboriginal women's choir performs baroque hymns in Arrarnta language

For their "Boomerang" tour of Germany, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir are reviving 135-year-old baroque hymns written in the Arrarnta language.

Clive Lloyd Defends Shivnarine Chanderpaul's Exclusion

West Indies' Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd defended the panel’s decision to exclude veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the home series against Australia starting next month.

Western Morning News published Kyle Edmund advances to second round of French Open

Kyle Edmund ensured there will be two Britons in the second round of the men's French Open draw after coming through an almighty tussle with Frenchman Stephane Robert on Court Seven. The 20-year-old, playing an opponent 15 years his senior and 429 places below him in the world rankings, recovered f

Western Morning News published Norwich boss Neil savours success in Wembley play-off final

Norwich City manager Alex Neil refused to become carried away after guiding the Canaries back into the Premier League – and securing a £130 million promotion jackpot with Monday's 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Wembley which continued his own meteoric rise in the dug-out. Almost a