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November 6, 2018 4:39 AM Australian Man Dared to Swallow a Slug Has Died After a Rare Eight-Year Illness

A man in Sydney Australia who contracted a rare parasite known as rat lungworm from eating a slug has died. Sam Ballard consumed the garden creature in a dare in 2010, Australia’s News.com.au reports. But the seemingly harmless prank devolved into tragedy after he contracted encephalitis and was plunged into a coma for 420 days. He emerged from the ordeal 121

November 5, 2018 4:48 PM Viral video shows fisherman shot with ink while trying to reel in squid

Jarrad Edwards, 35, was fishing with a friend off the coast of St. Kilda, Adelaide, in Australia, when he snagged a squid on his line. The fisherman took two tries to finally hook the clever cephalopod while his friend Casey Mitchell recorded him in the small fishing boat. “Got him!” Edwards yells excitedly on the video, as he reels in the crafty creature 1492

November 5, 2018 2:53 PM Runaway train travels nearly 60 miles in Australia before being deliberately derailed, officials say

A runaway BHP iron ore train traveled for nearly 60 miles before it was deliberately derailed on Monday, according to officials. (Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images) A driverless, 268-car iron ore train was derailed in Western Australia on Monday -- but only after it traveled nearly 60 miles without an engineer, officials said. The Australian 297

November 2, 2018 2:21 AM Golf: Uihlein shoots 63 for first round lead in Las Vegas

(Reuters) - Peter Uihlein failed to break 70 in his first 10 rounds of the new PGA Tour season but on Thursday his game clicked into gear with an eight-under-par 63 for a one-stroke lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Uihlein, out early before the wind sprang up in the Nevada desert, took advantage of pleasant conditions to notch 104

October 30, 2018 6:50 PM Australian comedian calls out company for using her photos as the 'before' in a weight loss ad

A comedian is calling out the shopping app, Wish, for advertising a weight loss product with her images as the “before.” (Getty Images) An Australian comedian is calling out a company for using her photos as the “before” in a weight loss advertisement. Celeste Barber, who’s known for parodying photos and videos of celebrities on Instagram, was alerted 119

October 30, 2018 8:51 AM Australia spy chief says 5G risks high, in nod to China firms' exclusion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia must restrict foreign firms with government ties from its 5G mobile communications network because it is critical infrastructure, the head of one of the country’s intelligence agencies said, helping to explain why China’s Huawei was banned. Australia expanded its national security rules in August to exclude telecommunication 121

October 28, 2018 4:45 PM Tennis: Federer beats Copil to win 99th career title in Basel

(Reuters) - World number three Roger Federer beat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6(5) 6-4 to win the Swiss Indoors on Sunday and claim his 99th career title in front of his home crowd in Basel. Federer began the year by winning the Australian Open and his ninth Basel title was his fourth of the season but the first since his victory in Stuttgart in June. The Swiss 102

October 28, 2018 2:39 AM See Meghan Markle’s Super Fast Wardrobe Change for Final Touchdown in New Zealand!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in Wellington after a three-hour flight from Sydney, Australia, to kick off the final leg of their 16-day tour. The royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, traveled with Invictus Games competitors from New Zealand and were greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern 114

October 25, 2018 3:02 AM Australian students pricked with syringe in apparent prank gone wrong

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Seven students at an Australian school in Sydney were set to undergo blood tests on Thursday, after having being pricked with a syringe in what appeared to be a prank gone wrong. Police and ambulances were called to Plumpton High School in a western Sydney suburb following reports that students had been stabbed, to find they had received 68

October 22, 2018 10:00 AM Meghan Markle Rejoins Prince Harry on Australian Tour After Missing Event

Meghan Markle is torn ... between resting for her pregnancy, and fulfilling her royal duties with Prince Harry on this massive 16-day tour. As of Monday, the Duchess of Sussex was back on her J-O-B ... visiting Fraser Island in Australia with Harry. She had been noticeably absent at the Invictus Games' cycling and sailing competitions Sunday. The palace 83