BRAZIL great Pele, 74, has been taken into a “special care” unit in a Sao Paulo hospital after his health worsened, three days after being admitted with a urinary infection.
A HARVARD university student has been charged with attempted murder after a bizarre naked rampage through an airport in which he bit a chunk out of an elderly man’s ear.
A TEXAS mortician convicted of a murder so bizarre it inspired a dark-comedy Hollywood film has been freed and is unlikely to return to jail.
AFGHAN psychiatrist Nader Alemi spent many years counselling militants struggling with the effects of war.
THERE are growing concerns around the country for Sean Abbott, the young fast bowler who delivered the bouncer that knocked out Phillip Hughes.
SCIENTISTS have developed the ultimate hangover cure — a drug that reduces the harmful effects of binge-drinking on the brain.
THE impact of the renewable energy target on parts of Tasmanian industry has been grossly exaggerated, a left-wing think tank believes.
ADAM Scott has begun resurrecting his chances at the Australian Open, picking up two shots to be four strokes off the lead late in his second round.
AUSTRALIAN kids may be consuming high levels of potentially dangerous metals in their food, a study shows.
FORGET a shiny red bike or the latest video game — when Santa Claus asked Isaac Zariffa what he wants for Christmas this year, the six-year-old shared a heartbreaking wish that left a room full of strangers in tears.
FROM the family of Phillip Hughes, to the Prime Minister and right across the globe, those left stunned by his sudden passing have moved swiftly to put a caring arm around young paceman Sean Abbott.
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P.D. JAMES took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
NICOLE Kidman has revealed she was so obsessed with having an 18-inch waist (45 cms) for the film Moulin Rouge that she broke a rib getting into a corset.