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Australian authorities are failing to protect Great Barrier Reef by approving the dumping of dredge soil, former government official says

A senior official at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says dumping more dredge would put extra pressure on the reefThe authority approved plans ...  Visit website

Cell phone footage of a violent attack against a Philadelphia park ranger by a skateboarder 'because he was told he couldn't ride in the park'

The suspect has not yet been identified Witness Mariano Verrico of Essex Fells, New Jersey managed to capture the brutal attack 'over a no skateboard ...  Visit website

Asking price for a house drops by 2.9% in a month: Lower demand during annual 'summer sale' sees prices drop sharply 

Dip particularly noticeable in London, where price was 5.9 per cent lowerRightmove said it was the largest drop for August in more than a decadeExperts ...  Visit website

Islamic State 'executes 700 members of Syrian tribe it was battling in east of the country in just two weeks'

 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said beheadings were used Conflict between Islamic State and the al-Sheitaat tribe flared in July Islamic State has swept across northern Iraq ...  Visit website

Now protests start IN FAVOR of shooter cop: More than a hundred turn out in rally supporting Darren Wilson after he skips town to avoid violent reprisals

The large group gathered outside of the St Louis offices of news station KSDK on Sunday Most of the protesters are members of the law ...  Visit website

Woman who had BOTH her arms hacked off with a samurai sword speaks out

Simonne Butler, 39, was attacked by killer Antoine Dixon in 2003The Auckland woman had both her arms cut off by a samurai swordDoctors were able ...  Visit website

'Everyone needs to be on Team Australia': Prime Minister Tony Abbott challenges Muslims to stand up to local extremists and 'put this country first'

PM says Australia can't be complacent on terrorismWarns terrorist attack would be a 'mass casualty event'Mr Abbott says 'moderate Muslims' should help out 'Team Australia'By Australian ...  Visit website

UFO in Houston? Bright, oval object photographed hovering above the city's stormy skies

Several people in Houston have posted pictures on Twitter of what appears to be a UFO flying aroundAn expert warns: 'The trick with UFOs is ...  Visit website

'What, no Mrs Doubtfire?:' Foxtel smashed for not showing the 'correct' Robin Williams films during day-long tribute screening

Foxtel had a Robin Williams movie marathon on SundayFans complained on social media that they didn't show his best filmsWilliams died on August 11 at ...  Visit website

'He cannot treat people this way': Barista who was refused a job in an inner-city Sydney cafe because he is black is considering legal action

Brazillian-born Australian to take legal action after being racially abused Sydney cafe owner refused to hire him because 'black people shouldn't make coffee for white ...  Visit website

Silicon Valley goes crazy for the ALS ice bucket challenge as Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk follow Bill Gates...and even more celebrities are signing up

Technology figures Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Musk was nominated by Bill Gates, while Bezos was nominated by Microsoft CEO ...  Visit website

Autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot SIX times in confrontation with police officer

Private autopsy reveals 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot six times by St Louis Police Officer Darren WilsonFormer New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr Michael ...  Visit website

Violence erupts in Ferguson AGAIN: Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets on defiant protestors as they taunt armored trucks and smash windows while 34-year-old man fights for life after being shot at Saturday demo

Violence has erupted on the streets of Ferguson for the second night since the Governor of Missouri imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfewPolice fired teargas on ...  Visit website

Popular jogging track found 'booby trapped' with deadly trip wire

Local councillor finds trip-wire across busy pathway on late walk home through park'It was just above my knees ... anybody jogging through would have tripped'Placing ...  Visit website

Didn't she do well: BBC set to revive the Generation Game with Miranda Hart as presenter in battle for Saturday night ratings

Popular game show set to be relaunched by the BBCBBC1 controller says 'Miranda will bring a very different flavour to it'At its peak the show ...  Visit website

Marchioness families to gather for memorial service on 25th anniversary of the disaster 

Pleasure boat Marchioness collided with dredger Bowbelle causing deaths of 51 partygoersBoth vessels failed to keep a proper lookout on the night of the tragedy Tragedy ...  Visit website

500,000 troubled families cost taxpayers £30billion a year: Cameron set to announce extension to scheme to help them study unveiled scale of the problem

Half a million problem families currently costing taxpayers £30billion a year120,000 families each on average responsible for one police call out a monthPrime Minister David ...  Visit website

'We are aiming our guns at high schools. A lot of you will die': 15-year-old arrested after Instagram posts of weapons and dead bodies threaten 'huge shooting'

Police say the teen did not actually have access to weapons and it appeared that he posted stock photos By Michael Zennie Published: 22:06 GMT, ...  Visit website

How half of Gordon Brown's Downing Street aides took over charities and think-tanks ... then carried on attacking the Tories 

Eleven of the 25 special advisers have taken roles at the organisationsMr Brown’s former spin doctor Damian McBride is head of media at Catholic charity ...  Visit website

Inside the grim camps where they wait for the next container: SUE REID meets the doctors and architects so desperate they will pay £20,000 to reach Britain's shores

35 Afghans were crammed into container in huge port of Zeebrugge, BelgiumBut migrants also come from Iraq, Iran, China, Sri Lanka and VietnamSecurity fences have ...  Visit website

Three-year-old girl dies after being 'stabbed and shot' by her own father during a high-speed car chase turned gun battle with police

Frederick Miller, 38, first shot the girl's grandfather and great-grandmother before leading cops on a high-speed chase through Temple Hills, MarylandMiller twice stopped to shoot ...  Visit website

TV anchor forgets she's live on TV and goes for an off-camera stroll

Karina Carvahlo is the newsreader of ABC1 in QueenslandShe was caught muttering to herself and pacing in front of the cameraCarvahlo had a similar gaffe ...  Visit website

'He was not an animal - but that's how he was killed': Cousin of slain teenager Michael Brown says the victim's family is haunted by the image of him putting his hands up

Ty Pruitt, a relative of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, 18, said the mental picture of Brown surrendering was stuck in his relatives’ minds as ...  Visit website

Stress at work 'raises diabetes risk by 45%: Strain a factor even among the slim

One in five are affected by high levels of stress at workRaised levels of stress hormones upsets the bodies glucose levelsWhich can damage the body's ...  Visit website

Clinics fail to warn patients of laser eye dangers: One in three is not 'spelling out the risks of surgery'

High street providers scored worst in the investigation by Which?It found clinics weren't properly explaining the risks of surgeryAnd prices weren't always as advertised and ...  Visit website

Detectives investigating the death of Warriena Wright are comparing her fall to a 1986 case where a woman fell to her death trying to escape her violent partner

Warriena Wright, 26, died after falling from 14th-floor balcony on August 8Gable Tostee owned the apartment on the Gold CoastThe 28-year-old was charged with murder ...  Visit website

Woman, 21, dies after crashing a race car into a wall while taking part in a clinic for novice drivers that was supposed to be a birthday treat from her parents

Amanda Gambacorto from Belford, New Jersey, died after suffering a severe head trauma The novice driver crashed a three-quarter midget race car into a wall ...  Visit website

Dentists ditch patients for missing ONE appointment: Investigation finds some NHS practices have two year waiting lists

Patients struck off by NHS dentists for failing to attend just one check-upOther patients are being forced to travel to dental surgeries 40 miles awayNew ...  Visit website

Obama decides to break away from biking and golfing at Martha's Vineyard to get back to Washington in rare vacation break

President Obama will head back to the White House on Sunday night as tensions rise in Missouri and Iraq The decision appears aimed at countering ...  Visit website

Leaf summer alone! Leaves are already turning from green to red in Pittsburgh as temperatures as low as 48 degrees mark the tenth coldest summer in history

Pittsburgh current record holds the record for the 9th coldest summer since 1971 when weather experts began keeping trackPennsylvania saw weather as cold as 48 ...  Visit website

Cocaine island: Its clubs have long been infamous for their drug culture. But now dealers are brazenly plying their trade on Ibiza's chic beaches - to the horror of British families

Cocaine, MDMA and ketamine drug use on party island bolder than everMail witnesses drug use and sales among families in broad daylightAn estimated 40,000 illegal ...  Visit website

Meet Jack... and his lad: Actor's youngest son is spitting image of his father as they attend theatre fundraiser

Jack Nicholson made his debut in 1959's The Cry Baby Killer at the age of 22At the same age his son Ray has two assistant ...  Visit website

Cronulla Sharks could escape with bans of just ONE MONTH for their controversial supplements program which was part of the so-called 'darkest day in sport'

Bans of up to six months are expected to be offered to 17 past and present NRL Cronulla Sharks players if they admit to taking ...  Visit website

Fury as train passengers face a 5.6% rise in fares in 2015: Campaigners attack system used to increase ticket prices 

Campaigners say rail fares are rising four times faster than wagesPrice rise formula is supposed to be RPI inflation value plus 1%But 'flex' rule allows ...  Visit website

Ready for school, the 10m-to-one quads: Sisters try on their uniform as they count down the days until they start

The four sisters became Britain's first double set of identical twins in 2009 Heidi, Annabelle, Hannah and Jessica Kelly will all start school together Mother ...  Visit website

Primary classes of 70: Labour reveals crisis in schools... caused by its own immigration policy

Shadow education secretary has 'real concerns' with 'crammed' classes Those in classes of more than 30 pupils has risen by 200% since 2010 Nearly 450 pupils ...  Visit website

The smelly rubbish tip plaguing Robbie's £5m pile: Singer's attempts to sell mansion hit by stench of rotten eggs from landfill site

The 40-year-old is selling Compton Bassett House in Marlborough, WiltsBut smell has been plaguing village - and is worst around Williams' estateSmell can also drift ...  Visit website

Cliff 'left in the dark' over child abuse probe: Star 'yet to hear from police' as row grows over BBC's coverage of raid 

No interview request to star or even contact from South Yorkshire policeSir Cliff will not ‘start a war of words’ over the handling of his case'Relaxed' ...  Visit website

Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months

Defence Secretary says mission has escalated beyond a humanitarian onePrime Minister warns the situation may require military actionBritish military planes flying deeper into Iraq to ...  Visit website

Police cadet, 21, opens fire at 18-year-old ex-girlfriend's home - killing family friend before teen's brother shot him dead

Michael William Little, a 21-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee police cadet, got into an argument at his ex-girlfriend's house Friday nightLittle shot ex-girlfriend Ashley Womack, 18, her ...  Visit website

Teen visited by police who accused him of scaring horses by SKIPPING

James Wignall said he was 'staggered' when two officers attended his home The 16-year-old had been skipping outside property in Chorley, LancashireKeen boxer was accused of ...  Visit website

Ashley Young of Manchester United gets unexpected delivery from passing bird

Ashley Young was ranting at Manchester United's poor defence yesterdayWhat appeared to be bird excrement landed in his mouth during matchYoung played 90 minutes as ...  Visit website

Sleepy flying lemur uses its own body as a makeshift hammock

The Lemur grew tired while climbing in the trees in Sambas, IndonesiaIt clung on to a branch and extended its back to create a hammockSunda ...  Visit website

Two Bali Nine drug mules may have death sentenced reduced to life

Bali Nine ring leaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are on death rowBali prison governor submitted his recommendations to the central government in Jakarta earlier ...  Visit website

Automated 'road trains' of lorries coming to Britain next year

Lead driver of the convoy would control braking, acceleration and steeringTechnology allows convoy's 10 other lorry drivers to relax while on the roadSupporters of the ...  Visit website

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