Stood-down Somyurek rejects threat claims

Stood-down Somyurek rejects threat claims

VICTORIAN government minister Adem Somyurek, who has been stood down, says claims he intimidated and threatened his staff are untrue.



LIVE: Giants, Eagles lead, Suns v Pies

LIVE: Giants, Eagles lead, Suns v Pies

WEST Coast and the GWS Giants have built sustainable leads over St Kilda and Adelaide, while Gold Coast hosts Collingwood. FOLLOW LIVE

ISIS to have nuke 'within a year'

ISIS to have nuke 'within a year'

THIS is the terrifying reality ISIS thinks it can achieve in a year — holding the world to ransom with nuclear weapons.

NY Times:  Justice Department Finds 'Criminal Wrongdoing' at GM

NY Times: Justice Department Finds 'Criminal Wrongdoing' at GM

Giant automaker General Motors could be on the verge of paying a record penalty for failing to reveal an ignition defect in its vehicles linked to at least 104 deaths, according to a report Friday in The New York Times. GM's settlement payment is still being negotiated, but is expected to surpa

VIDEO: Electro Velvet's Eurovision diary

VIDEO: Electro Velvet's Eurovision diary

BBC News followed UK Eurovision entry Electro Velvet to find out what it is like to be thrust, from nowhere, into the gaze of Europe's showbiz media.

Warning councils 'turning off' CCTV'

Warning councils 'turning off' CCTV'

Councils in England and Wales are turning off CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog warns.

Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow

Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow

Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.

US Senate blocks surveillance bill

US Senate blocks surveillance bill

The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.

David 'Noddy' Rice murder: Twin to visit shooting scene on ninth anniversary of killing

David 'Noddy' Rice murder: Twin to visit shooting scene on ninth anniversary of killing

Shirley Rice says she will never give up hoping for justice for her brother as she marks the ninth heart-breaking anniversary of the murder

Zeaplus releases the $99 Zeaplus Watch DM360

Zeaplus releases the $99 Zeaplus Watch DM360

To say smartwatch manufacturers copy each other would be a bit of an understatement. Now that smartwatches are a thing, we're seeing the same trend bleed over to the wearables world. While the Moto 360 price has dropped considerably, the Zeaplus Watch DM360 is a China-based alternative with

Family, friends say goodbye to baby Roman

Family, friends say goodbye to baby Roman

LAST week he had to be stopped from running into his family home to save his baby boy from fire ... today Roman Campbell’s father had to carry out another tragically brave act.

Defence minister backs destroyer project

Defence minister backs destroyer project

FEDERAL Defence Minister Kevin Andrews says the government is determined to complete the air warfare destroyer project, which has overshot its budget.

Vic minister stood down over threat claims

Vic minister stood down over threat claims

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews says his small business minister has been stood down following allegations of intimidation.

UN to investigate alleged executions of civilians in Mali

UN to investigate alleged executions of civilians in Mali

Bamako (dpa) – The United Nations is sending a team to investigate the alleged executions of nine civilians, including an aid worker, by soldiers after pro-government militiamen clashed with separatist rebels in the north-east, the UN mission in...

Singaporean dies in Indonesia in selfie accident

Singaporean dies in Indonesia in selfie accident

Jakarta (dpa) – A Singaporean has died in Indonesia after trying to take a selfie on a cliff face and being swept off by a wave.Mohamed Aslam Bin Shahul, 21, was killed on Thursday when he fell two metres into the sea on Nusa Lembongan Island off...

Casey Kasem's Widow Won't Be Charged With Abuse

Casey Kasem's Widow Won't Be Charged With Abuse

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said there is insufficient evidence to file charges against Jean Kasem.

Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect

Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect

The development could result in a record fine and potential criminal charges, The New York Times reported.

Dozens Killed in Cartel Area Shootout in Mexico

Dozens Killed in Cartel Area Shootout in Mexico

The confrontation occurred near the border of Michoacan and Jalisco states, an area known as being dominated by the Jalisco New Generation cartel.

Oculus VR's founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

Oculus VR's founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

The founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, has been hit with a lawsuit from his former employer Total Recall Technologies. According to the lawsuit, Luckey used confidential information he acquired during his job at Total Recall to later launch his own Oculus Rift headset. As a result, Total Recall is

Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage advert

Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage advert

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son.

Cop killed a day before maternity leave

Cop killed a day before maternity leave

New mom. Coach K at the local Boys and Girls Club. Girl Scout leader. Special Olympics volunteer. Omaha, Nebraska, police officer. Kerrie Orozco was all of those things and much more.

Bionic Eye Promises To Give Its Wearer Vision Better Than 20/20

Bionic Eye Promises To Give Its Wearer Vision Better Than 20/20

The future is here because according to Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, he claims to have invented a bionic eye that will give its wearer vision three times better than 20/20 and the good news is that it will last you an entire lifetime. Speaking to CBC News, Webb claims that t

Disneyland's Diamond Celebration: 5 facts about opening day in 1955

Disneyland's Diamond Celebration: 5 facts about opening day in 1955

1. Opening day: Disneyland was dedicated during a special preview day on July 17, 1955. The public opening was July 18. The dedication aired on ABC at 4:30 p.m. July 17 and remains the biggest live telecast to date.2. Park attendance: 6,000 guests were invited for the special preview opening but ano

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The purge, which relied mostly on info

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials hope the dea

Oklahoma unemployment insurance law changes let businesses fight claims more quickly

BY PAULA BURKES Q&A with Vic Albert Unemployment reform changes help businesses challenge claims Q: The Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill was signed into law on May 6.Read more on NewsOK.com

OKC Thunder report card: Grading Nick Collison's 2014-15 season

By Anthony SlaterOver the past few seasons, the Thunder has shed its roster of veterans, trusting the growth of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the leadership department.Read more on NewsOK.com

'Outrageous allegations' denied by accused in West Van murder

A lawyer for a man accused in the murder of a wealthy West Vancouver man is denying allegations made against his client by the family of the murder victim. On Wednesday, a lawyer for the family of Gang Yuan, whose body was found in his home May 2, held a press conference in Vancouver alleging that t

Hydro hire a blatant patronage appointment, Dix charges

B.C. Hydro’s decision to hire Energy Minister Bill Bennett’s chief of staff to a newly-created senior management position is a blatant patronage appointment that comes at the expense of taxpayers, says NDP critic Adrian Dix. Chris Sandve, who has served as chief of staff to the minister

Canadian Cyclist: Riders to watch at Nove Mesto World Cup

Feature photo: 2014 World Cup start via Rob Jones/canadiancyclist.com This weekend will see the start of the 25th season for the...

SONY: New information revealed on game and TV show ahead of E3 announcements

Sony could be revealing an exciting new project as this year's E3 if this latest news is anything to go by.

How long are skyscrapers built to last?

For skyscrapers, the predominant loading mechanism likely to cause failure is typically lateral loading in the form of windstorms or earthquakes, depending on the specific location. For example, in the US, buildings on the West Coast are typically controlled by seismic (earthquake) loading while th

U.S. Senate Approves 'Fast Track' For Obama's Trade Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 on the bill, which would l

Obama Takes Unexpected Setback On Trade Agenda As Fast Track Passes Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda suffered a setback Friday evening during a series of last-minute maneuvers in the Senate. While the upper chamber eventually passed a bill that would help Obama streamline a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations, the final product threw a wrench into

China Rebukes US For 'Risky' Naval Standoff

China has warned the US against "provocative actions" following a tense encounter with an American surveillance aircraft over the contested South China Sea.

Tourist falls off 6-foot cliff while taking a selfie in Bali

A Singaporean tourist fell off a cliff on Lembongan Island in Bali while trying to take a selfie, according to local police. Mohamed Aslam Shahul, 21, was taking a selfie as a wave crashed against the cliff, causing him to lose his balance and fall into the sea from a height of about six feet. His

Stroud Life published Elderly shoppers targeted by distraction criminals in supermarket...

Police in Gloucestershire are investigating a series of distraction thefts targeting elderly women shoppers at supermarkets in the county.Five incidents, each involving similar methods of operation, have been reported in Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester since January.The latest happened at a superm