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‘How this object got there is a mystery’

Lonely wanderer … Object V774104 is the most distant known object in the solar system, some 15.5 billion kilometres from the sun. Source: NASA A NEW speck found circling at the extreme edge of our solar system has renewed speculation there may yet be a mysterious ‘Planet X’ awaiting discovery. …

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Lesbians ordered to give back baby

April Hoagland and Beckie Pierce have been ordered by a judge to hand over their foster baby so it can be placed with a heterosexual couple. Courtesy: Sky News Foster parents … Lesbian couple April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce. Picture: Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP A US judge …

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Girl’s cunning plan to sell brother

Want’s that owl … Rachel decides she wants to sell her brother Jason to buy a toy owl. Picture: YouTube A BUSINESS-MINDED young girl has proposed selling her brother in order to buy a toy owl before suggesting they can buy him back … at a discount. The girl, identified …

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Google’s trick to dodging traffic fines

Traffic violation … A Google self-driving car was pulled over for driving too slow. Picture: Google Self-Driving Car Project/Google+ A CALIFORNIA police officer made a traffic stop but wrote no ticket. The car had no driver. Mountain View police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a Google …

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Trump: Carson is like ‘child molester’

Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson. REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump is equating Ben Carson’s childhood “pathological temper” to the illness of a child molester and asking how “stupid” voters are for supporting his closest competitor. Trump, once the undisputed poll leader, is now running neck-and-neck with Carson in …

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The most important huddle at the G20

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have agreed on the need for a political transition in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with US President Barack Obama (L) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya. Picture: AFP BARACK Obama and Vladimir Putin have taken time out from the …

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A deadly force the world failed to notice

Twenty-nine year-old Ismael Omar Mostefai, who lived southwest of Paris, has been identified as one of the Paris attackers and officials say another gunman may have escaped. Jillian Kitchener reports. People gather outside Notre Dame Cathedral ahead of a ceremony to the victims of the Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. …

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Drums that held a shocking secret

The woman on the far right (aged 23-33) was found in a barrel in New Hampshire, Us in 1985. Also found in the barrel was the girl second from the left. The two others were found 15 years later. THE tipped-over 200-litre drum looked innocent enough. Children even played with …

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Teen’s death at Lord of the Flies bootcamp

Bruce Staeger – teen ranch death. Picture: Carla Campbell-Moffat. TIERRA Blanca Ranch is advertised as the bootcamp where troubled youth can make “a new beginning”. For Bruce Staeger, it was the place he would suffer and die. His mother and stepfather were like any desperate parents trying to help an …

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This man is wearing someone else’s face

100 medical staff led by Dr. Rodrigue, performed a 26-hour face transplant on Patrick Hardison. Courtesy NYU Langone Medical Center Patrick Hardison, 41, became the recipient of the most extensive face transplant ever done. Picture: AP A FIREFIGHTER who was disfigured while trying to save people from a house fire …

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