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Top 10 most annoying things restaurant customers do, world's worst waitress Larissa Dubecki reveals

From rude customers clicking their fingers to obnoxious coffee orders, waiters are dished up their fair share of painful moments.<p>In her new book …

Real Estate and Property Market News

Tesla considers its own autonomous ride-sharing business

The best music often comes from the notes left unplayed, and so it was with the Tesla Motors Q2 earnings call with financial analysts this week. While we heard upbeat news about the Model X delivery schedule - and downbeat news about the company's vehicle output forecasts and profit margins - …

Tesla

Julie Bishop delivers blunt message to Russia on MH17 investigation

It's about bringing the perpetrators to justice.<p>But it's a massive task, given it is regarded as all but certain [despite their denials] that it was …

Booing directed at Adam Goodes makes me hang my head in despair

But I use the word hero on behalf of my brethren of AFL players to articulate how we feel about him in our hearts. He's a hero because he's got …

Charles Martin nails cringe factor in Adam Goodes booing controversy

Mr Martin wrote that the reaction to the controversy was not just about the racial undertones to the booing of Goodes, but all the non-indigenous …

Sometimes I have to leave work early to pick up my kids. Deal with it

“Never tell anyone you need to leave work early because of your children. Make something up – you, your partner, your dog – but never say it’s your kids.”<p>This was the advice a female colleague whispered to me when I returned to work after having my first child. My son’s childcare centre called me …

Parenting

Paedophile Peter Lewsam jailed for abusing 75 children in department toy aisles

A Perth paedophile who recorded himself sexually abusing 75 young children in the aisles of department stores over a three-year period has been …

Step-by-step breakdown of what happens to your body after you drink a can of Coca-Cola

• Snackism: How we are teaching our kids to think they constantly need to eat<br>• Active children become healthier teens and less prone to obesity: study<br>• The …

Tourists held for looking at 'terrorist' materials in China 'watched a documentary on Genghis Khan'

Tourists held in China for more than a week after being accused of looking at "terrorist" materials were detained after they viewed a documentary on …

More than 500 movies, TV shows and documentaries disappear from Netflix

If you wanted to wind-down the long holiday weekend with a classic film or an episode of <i>Melrose Place</i> on Netflix, think again. The streaming service …

TV

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …

You can watch a threesome in virtual reality, if you know where to look

The fast growing virtual reality content space has typically focused on gaming and travel, but a new entry into the field in the U.S. is taking …

Virtual Reality

Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone

Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.<p>Postal service executives showed off the drones for the first time on Tuesday and said initial tests …

Unmanned Aircraft

Australian stocks swing to gains as China makes fresh bid to halt share slump

Australian stocks pare early steep losses as the Chinese share rout reverses in the face of further government efforts to halt share selling.<p>Chinese …

China's rich seek shelter from stock market storm in foreign property

Real estate agents in Australia, Britain and Canada are bracing for a surge of new interest in their already hot property markets, with early signs that wealthy Chinese investors are seeking a safe haven from the turmoil in Shanghai’s stock markets.<p>Sydney agent Michael Pallier said in the past week …

Real Estate

Aboriginal women on welfare are 'cash cows': former MP Gary Johns

According to a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which starts in Victoria on Monday, it said Aboriginal women were far less …

Government pulls the plug on household solar

Currently, about a third of all CEFC investments involve small-scale solar. The corporation, which has produced more than a $1 profit for the …

Zaky Mallah: I stand by what I said on Q&A. Australia needs to hear it

Last night, I caused some controversy. It’s great that I’ve started a discussion. I stand by everything I said.<p>The so-called Islamic State would be extremely happy to hear what Steve Ciobo had to say on Q&A. It feeds into their recruitment propaganda.<p>Some young Australian Muslims – who were already …

Australia

Housing bubble yields billions in profits

The spectacle will deliver plenty of headlines but whether it will lead to outcomes is another matter entirely.<p>Meanwhile the facts from CoreLogic RP …

Housing market puts Australia at risk of becoming nation of 'imprisoned tenant serfs', Liberal MP John Alexander says

Liberal MP John Alexander has issued a stark warning about the current housing market, saying it is putting Australia at risk of becoming a nation of …

MH370 gets another dose of bad science and poor reporting

The laughable graphic that comes with the latest MH370 claimSomehow, a group of mathematicians have managed to come up with a claim that MH370 dived …

Bernie Ecclestone slams F1 in his Gerald Ratner moment

Formula One chief executive blasts the state of his own sport<p>Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, has risked his Gerald Ratner moment by accusing the sport’s engineers of giving him a “crap product to sell”.<p>Ecclestone, who made another scathing intervention into the state of his own …

Parents brawl at child's birthday party in Wetherill Park

One mother, Nicola, posted online that she had been at Lollipop's until about 4.15pm and it was overcrowded and poorly supervised.<p>"I had to remove my …

You can cancel my passport: Playboy Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh loved Australia but won't return

"I anticipated an arrest warrant, hence why I left in secret," he posted.<p>"Do as you please, I no longer consider myself an Australian."<p>He said he …

Merkel facing 'stark choice' about Greece's eurozone fate: Varoufakis | DW | 21.06.2015

In a column to be published in Sunday's edition of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine" newspaper, Varoufakis wrote that the onus will be on Chancellor …

Europe

Cyclist's widow calls for inner city truck ban

The heavy vehicle fell onto the 40-year-old father-of-two, crushing him to death.<p>On Saturday morning, nearly two years after her husband died, Mrs …

Housing minister Brad Hazzard visits the homeless - and gets a few surprises

First encounter is with "Tony", 61, from the Southern Highlands (he asked us to change his name). He was on the priority housing list but has been …