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THE United States navy is sending rogue states a message with plans to shoot down drones with a ship-board laser system - off the coast of Iran.

THE United States navy is sending rogue states a message with plans to shoot down drones with a ship-board laser system - off the coast of Iran.

MARGARET Thatcher's death caused paroxysms of confusion on Twitter where some users were apparently left with the impression that the singer Cher had died.

MARGARET Thatcher's death caused paroxysms of confusion on Twitter where some users were apparently left with the impression that the singer Cher had died.

PRESIDENT Obama has issued his sternest warning to North Korea yet, saying he will take "'all necessary steps" to protect his people.

PRESIDENT Obama has issued his sternest warning to North Korea yet, saying he will take "'all necessary steps" to protect his people.

SENIOR US military officials say an Afghan teenager has killed an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck.

SENIOR US military officials say an Afghan teenager has killed an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck.

AN EXPLOSION has killed six workers at a coal mine in northeast China where 28 miners were killed in a similar accident just three days earlier, state media reported, one of a string of industrial accidents across the country that is again focusing attention on lax enforcement of safety regulations.

AN EXPLOSION has killed six workers at a coal mine in northeast China where 28 miners were killed in a similar accident just three days earlier, state media reported, one of a string of industrial accidents across the country that is again focusing attention on lax enforcement of safety regulations.

AN ALLEGED female stalker has burst into Hugh Jackman's New York City gym and thrown an electric razor filled with her pubic hair at him, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.

AN ALLEGED female stalker has burst into Hugh Jackman's New York City gym and thrown an electric razor filled with her pubic hair at him, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.

A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country's northwest tribal region, a highly conservative area that is a haven for Islamist militants.
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A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country's northwest tribal region, a highly conservative area that is a haven for Islamist militants.

IT was Parramatta's night of shame. A performance of embarrassment and humiliation.    The Sydney Roosters scored nine tries last night to post an historic 50-0 win over the Eels before 18,014 stunned fans at Allianz Stadium.

IT was Parramatta's night of shame. A performance of embarrassment and humiliation. The Sydney Roosters scored nine tries last night to post an historic 50-0 win over the Eels before 18,014 stunned fans at Allianz Stadium.

HOLLYWOOD makes violent films because they're "cool", not because they make more money at the box office, a tinseltown industry spokesman has revealed.

HOLLYWOOD makes violent films because they're "cool", not because they make more money at the box office, a tinseltown industry spokesman has revealed.

A 2010 bet has come back to bite Richard Branson. Now he's going to have to pull on some stockings and a skirt to play hostie on a flight out of Australia.

A 2010 bet has come back to bite Richard Branson. Now he's going to have to pull on some stockings and a skirt to play hostie on a flight out of Australia.

KERRI-Anne Kennerley has voiced her disapproval over the best new talent Logie won by chair-swiveller Joel Madden.

KERRI-Anne Kennerley has voiced her disapproval over the best new talent Logie won by chair-swiveller Joel Madden.

AN air bridge has reportedly collapsed at Hong Kong's airport ripping the door from a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring at least one person.

AN air bridge has reportedly collapsed at Hong Kong's airport ripping the door from a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring at least one person.

THE doctor for the French version of hit reality TV show Survivor has killed himself in Cambodia, saying in a suicide note the media "sullied" his name after a contestant in his care died of a heart attack.

THE doctor for the French version of hit reality TV show Survivor has killed himself in Cambodia, saying in a suicide note the media "sullied" his name after a contestant in his care died of a heart attack.

FREED Australian hostage Warren Rodwell met with a Philippine prosecutor on Monday to help prepare charges against the Islamic extremists who held him in captivity for 15 months.

FREED Australian hostage Warren Rodwell met with a Philippine prosecutor on Monday to help prepare charges against the Islamic extremists who held him in captivity for 15 months.

IN A case of local government spending gone mad, an Australian council is building what may be the world's most expensive hedge.

IN A case of local government spending gone mad, an Australian council is building what may be the world's most expensive hedge.