Raising the roof for charity

Raising the roof for charity

HUNDREDS of dazzling ladies and gentleman came together to raise the roof in Brisbane last night, in an effort to raise funds for Brisbane’s first children’s hospice.



Reef scare tactics a disgrace

Reef scare tactics a disgrace

THE campaign over the Great Barrier Reef has erupted into all-out war between the Federal Government and Greenpeace,with a senator moving to punish the organisation.

Egypt court postpones verdict in Port Said football retrial

Egypt court postpones verdict in Port Said football retrial

An Egyptian court has postponed the verdict in the Port Said football tragedy until the 9th of June.

The retrial concerns 73 defendants, more than a month after a death sentence was handed down for 11 of them.

Legal sources say the verdict was delayed after three fugitive def

'Lovable giant' dies after on-field collapse

'Lovable giant' dies after on-field collapse

UPDATE: A YOUNG footballer who died after suffering a heart attack on the field on Saturday has been remembered as a lovable giant with a passion for life.

US Democrat O'Malley joins presidential race

US Democrat O'Malley joins presidential race

The former governor of the eastern US state of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, Saturday declared his bid for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for 2016.O'Malley, 52, enters the race against Hillary Rodham Clinton, the one-time first...

West coast man owes $18,000 in traffic fines

West coast man owes $18,000 in traffic fines

A 39-year-old man from Barachois Brook was charged with a number of offences after being arrested on Friday afternoon for impaired driving.

Thousands of Sites Block Congress in Protest to NSA Laws

Thousands of Sites Block Congress in Protest to NSA Laws

Thousands of sites are blocking Congress from viewing their webpages in an online demonstration against the Patriot Act.

Powerful Quake Hits off Sothern Japan

Powerful Quake Hits off Sothern Japan

A  7.8-magnitude earthquake deep under the ocean off Japan's southern coast shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday but no casualties or significant injuries and damage were immediately reported. No tsunami alert has been issued.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake

Italy Rescues Over 4,200 Migrants in Mediterranean in 24 Hours

Italy Rescues Over 4,200 Migrants in Mediterranean in 24 Hours

A total of 4,243 migrants have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours while trying to reach Europe in inflatable dinghies and fishing boats, the Italian coast guard has said. Seventeen migrants were found dead. The reasons for their death was not immediately known, acco

Death toll from Texas storms  hits 25, 11 still missing

Death toll from Texas storms hits 25, 11 still missing

Heavy rain was pounding Dallas on Saturday as U.S. authorities searched for 11 people still missing in the record-setting storms that have submerged highways and flooded homes across Texas. At least 29 people have been killed nationwide in the storms, 25 of them in Texas.

Europe migrant crisis: More than 4200 rescued in Mediterranean

Europe migrant crisis: More than 4200 rescued in Mediterranean

More than 4200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean since Friday, the Italian coastguard says.

Tokyo shaken by powerful earthquake

Tokyo shaken by powerful earthquake

A strong earthquake has shaken buildings in Tokyo, setting off car alarms as it rattled the Japanese capital.

Martin O'Malley announces presidential campaign

Martin O'Malley announces presidential campaign

BALTIMORE – Underdog former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley officially launched his presidential campaign with takedown of the "bullies of Wall Street" — a line of attack meant to link Hillary...

Nicki Minaj can teach you how to orgasm

Nicki Minaj can teach you how to orgasm

"I have a friend who's never had an orgasm in her life. In her life! That hurts my heart. It's cuckoo to me," Minaj said.

How did FIFA president get re-elected?

How did FIFA president get re-elected?

CNN's Nic Robertson went behind the scenes in Zurich to see how the re-election of FIFA president Sepp Blatter unfolded.

Clinton's new challenger: Ex-Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 race

Clinton's new challenger: Ex-Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination and tried to stake a position to her left on the economy and Wall Street reform.

What the Early Days of the Cable Industry Reveal About Silicon Valley

What the Early Days of the Cable Industry Reveal About Silicon Valley

John Malone, the man behind the bid to merge Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, made his name in an upstart business that resembles the tech landscape today.

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson, book review: a triumphant slice of histori...

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson, book review: a triumphant slice of histori...

He survived the notorious debtors' prison in The Devil in the Marshalsea, but those problems seem as nothing as Thomas Hawkins is led through the streets of London to be hanged at Tyburn in this follow-up. Before he goes, though, the disgraced son of a country parson has a confession to make: he ha

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume, book review: Disaster strikes thrice but the jukebox plays on

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume, book review: Disaster strikes thrice but the jukebox plays on

It's fitting that Judy Blume has returned to her own childhood as the setting for her new novel. Mention Blume's name to most women under 50, and they will immediately become misty-eyed about the teen angst of Are You There God, It's Me Margaret or giggle at the mention of "Ralph" (an appendage, no

Kell Brook vs Frankie Gavin: Boxing on TV this weekend, plus Kevin Mitchell vs Jorge Linares and Ant...

Kell Brook vs Frankie Gavin: Boxing on TV this weekend, plus Kevin Mitchell vs Jorge Linares and Ant...

Kell Brook vs Frankie Gavin, Saturday night 5.00pm, Sky Box OfficeTo PPV or not PPV? That is the £16.95 question as Matchroom Boxing present their first major event of the year, and it takes place just under a month after Sky Sports asked fans to part with £19.95 to watch Floyd Mayweather vs Mann

Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi boycotting the World Cup would finish Sepp ...

Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi boycotting the World Cup would finish Sepp ...

Gary Neville has claimed that if Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi boycotted the World Cup then the tournament "would not exist", and Sepp Blatter's tenure as Fifa president would come to an end.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa - FA Cup Final Live: Latest score, team news and live updates from Wembley

Arsenal vs Aston Villa - FA Cup Final Live: Latest score, team news and live updates from Wembley

Welcome to our live coverage of today's FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Aston Villa.The match will kick-off at 5.30pmTeam news expected at 4.30pmArsenal seeking to retain their FA Cup titleAston Villa last won the competition in 1957Arsene Wenger will make FA Cup history if Arsenal winArsenal won

Kurdish Leader Reaffirms Partnership With U.S.

Kurdish Leader Reaffirms Partnership With U.S.

WASHINGTON -- Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, who visited the U.S. for the first time since 2012 earlier this month, believes the U.S. has effectively affirmed its commitment to his region of Iraq, according to his top representative in Washington. "What I would say the visit achieved was a reit

Rand Paul Vows That He Will Force PATRIOT Act To Expire

Rand Paul Vows That He Will Force PATRIOT Act To Expire

Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for pe

Seven-Year-Old Girl Killed In Bicycle Crash

Seven-Year-Old Girl Killed In Bicycle Crash

Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old girl killed in a road crash while cycling with her mother and brother.

More than 35 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on Texas so far in May

Heavy rain prompted more flash flood warnings across parts of Texas on Saturday, as another area of heavy thunderstorms swept into the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex during the morning, with more rain likely from Austin and San Antonio to Houston later in the day These storms will be capable of dumping

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says corruption probe won't lead to him

ZURICH — Invigorated by his FIFA election win, association president Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion on Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could lead to his door. Blatter insisted he had nothing to fear from a U.S. federal case, which alleged a $150 million

Somerset Standard published Freak tornado damages property in village near Frome

A tornado has caused damage to a property in Somerset.Mark Davis, 43, from the village of Binegar, has said freak weather during the afternoon of Friday, May 29, damaged his roof, garage and greenhouse.He told the Daily Mail Online that he saw a mini-tornado in the village, which is just 13 miles aw

Flood-ravaged Texas receives federal disaster designation

Every drop of rain is a drop too many in much of Texas where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster. Showers are in the forecast for Saturday.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley launches presidential bid

Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch the Democratic nomination. The former Maryland gover...

16 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria's Maiduguri

The source told Anadolu Agency that 16 corpses were brought to Umaru Shehu General Hospital and Borno State Specialists Hospital in the city.

Urge Cricket-Playing Nations to Tour Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq to NDTV

Zimbabwe became the first nation to tour Pakistan in six years since the 2009 terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus. Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has now urged the other nations to also start touring.

Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

TOKYO, Japan — A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles). The U.S. Geologica

US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline

GENEVA, Switzerland — A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to internation

Crash victim's parents slam 6-year sentence for 142mph Snapchat brag driver who killed their only so...

Ian and Dawn Brown-Lartey say speeding Snapchat driver Addil Haroon 'should have got 25 years' over horrific smash which killed their boy Joseph

A look at the expiring surveillance provisions

A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday: Section 215 of the Patriot Act This has been used to authorize the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records, although an

O'Malley returns to Baltimore, set to seek Democratic nomination of 2016 White House

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to announce Saturday morning that he running for president in 2016, posing a long-shot challenge to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.