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Surfer dies after being swept against rocks at Sydney’s Tamarama Beach

A surfer has died at Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east after being swept against rocks in a heavy swell. [Read entire story]

Fear of economic blow as births drop

THE GFC hit more than jobs and hip pockets. It led to a fall in the birthrate and economists fear that means further hit to the developed world's economy. [Read entire story]

New Asia and Europe boss for wine maker

TREASURY Wine Estates has appointed a long-serving Coca-Cola executive as the new head of its Asian and European operations. [Read entire story]

Self Improvement: Tales from the sewers of Ancient Rome

Are you one of our regular students for Self-Improvement Wednesday? Each week you get to learn something new. [Read entire story]

JPMorgan CEO has throat cancer

THE man credited with steering JPMorgan Chase through the perils of the GFC, CEO Jamie Dimon, says he has throat cancer, but the prognosis is good. [Read entire story]

NZ shares lag behind offshore rally

AN extended slide in dairy prices may have dented the appeal of New Zealand shares, as other markets rallied. [Read entire story]

Miner Lynas shifts Sydney HQ to KL

RARE earths miner Lynas has begun a restructure of its business to reduce costs with the relocation of its headquarters from Australia to Malaysia. [Read entire story]

Rough seas threat to boat transfer

A BOATLOAD of asylum-seekers found near Cocos Island has been picked up by Australian authorities and will be handed to Sri Lanka’s navy. [Read entire story]

Target misses the mark for Wesfarmers

WESFARMERS has cut the accounting value of its Target brand by $680 million, as the retailer continues to struggle for sales and earnings. [Read entire story]

NZ dollar falls along with dairy prices

THE kiwi dollar has slipped against the greenback, with dairy prices falling to an 18-month low. [Read entire story]

Meadow Lea to fall into foreign hands

THE maker of Meadow Lea and Mighty Soft bread, Goodman Fielder, is the latest Aussie food company to fall into foreign hands. [Read entire story]

Chevron Infinity Scarf $5 Shipped

Exclusively for our readers, this Chevron Infinity Scarf drops from $14.99 to $2.99 with our exclusive code BRADS12 at White Plum. Shipping adds $1.99 for the first item, and $0.99 for each additional item, which makes [Read entire story]

Thicke’s ex-obsessed album set for massive flop

HE penned his new album Paula as a desperate attempt to get his ex-wife back, but it seems Thicke’s fans just aren’t interested in the musical apology. [Read entire story]

Revenge suspected in Jerusalem killing

A PALESTINIAN teenager has been kidnapped and killed in a suspected act of revenge for the murder of three Israeli youths. [Read entire story]

Monty Python ‘rest on reputation’

Early reviews for the reunited Monty Python crew shared one common criticism. [Read entire story]

Dumped MP blasts Labor faction

A NSW Labor MP has attacked the party’s right-wing faction, labelling its nomination processes “corrupt and undemocratic”. [Read entire story]

‘I’ll do porn with reattached penis’

THE rapper who cut off his penis before jumping off a building says it is reattached and he now wants to star in pornographic movies to prove it. [Read entire story]

Queues for GoT exhibition

Forget winter, a long wait is coming for Game of Thrones fans. [Read entire story]

Is it art? Risking death for death metal

Music isn’t usually life or death, even if you call your stuff death metal. [Read entire story]

Irish writer Dermot Healy dies

The Irish author and poet Dermot Healy has died aged 66. Healy is regarded as one of Ireland's finest writers. He wrote novels, short stories, plays and five collections of poems. Among his best-known novels are A [Read entire story]

Spy law changes to help fight jihadists

GEORGE Brandis has held talks with Islamic leaders ahead of moves to modernise laws covering Australia’s intelligence bodies. [Read entire story]

Super fund billed $93k by union boss

THE TWU billed a superannuation fund thousands of dollars for just two days’ work done by an official. [Read entire story]

Rinehart expands into cattle farming

GINA Rinehart has joined the rush to capitalise on Asia’s booming demand for food by paying about $40m to snare a 50pc stake in two cattle stations. [Read entire story]

Abbott hopes to sway Senate crossbench

TONY Abbott has cautioned against programming “our kids to fail”, as he defended a welfare reform set to face defeat in the new Senate. [Read entire story]

REA slams ‘false’ media reports

REA has hit out at “false” media reports, reassuring agents it is not seeking to grab a percentage of the commission they earn on property transactions. [Read entire story]

Robin Thicke hijacked by critics

The controversial singer was taken to task by thousands of furious Twitter users for his creepy approach to women. [Read entire story]

Parents’ group slams childcare plan

THE PEAK body representing Australian parents says a proposal for childcare payments to be means-tested is a “kick in the guts”. [Read entire story]

Mick takes mickey out of Monty

WHO’S calling who old and wrinkly? Mick Jagger sledges Monty Python in irony-laden video as comedy veterans make a comeback. [Read entire story]

Plus Size Women’s Button Down Shirt $10

Check out this Women's Plus Size Kate Button Down Shirt, normally $34.99, now for $9.99 at Roaman's. Shipping adds $5.99, but this is still the lowest price we found by $5. The shirt is available in 3 colors, comes in [Read entire story]

Afghanistan mission claims another life

AN Australian special forces soldier has died from a gunshot wound in Afghanistan. [Read entire story]

2bbebe: 75% Off Sitewide!

Take 75% off sitewide when you add any item to your cart at 2bbebe for its closing sale. For example, the pictured Fringe Infinity Scarf in black and white drops from $12.95 to $3.24 when you add it to your cart. Even [Read entire story]

2pk Emanuel Ungaro 13.5oz Body Lotion $15

Check out this 2-Pack of Emanuel Ungaro Body Lotion, sold for $39 elsewhere, for $15 at SharkStores. Plus, shipping is free, making this the lowest price we found by $24! The lotion comes in 13.5oz tubes, is enriched [Read entire story]

Pitt ready for war’s end in Fury

The first trailer for the WW2 drama Fury shows Brad Pitt revisiting the territory of Inglourious Basterds with far more serious intent. [Read entire story]

Body Central: Extra 40% off Clearance

Take an additional 40% off clearance items when you use code MANIA40 at Body Central. Plus, as a 4th of July special, get $4 shipping on all orders (normally $5.95). Check out options like this Stripe Scoop Neck Hi-Low [Read entire story]