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June 20, 2018 3:58 PM Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

MOSCOW (AP) - Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media accounts but is still circulating among Russian social 5

June 20, 2018 8:58 AM Toys R Us to SHUT DOWN all 44 stores across Australia after company racked up billions in debt

Toys R US is set to shut down all of its 44 Australian stores after racking up billions in debt. Some 700 employees will lose their jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer. All stock will be sold with the proceeds going towards paying workers' entitlements, along with the sale of assets. Customers can use gift cards in July 5 - but must spend 1

June 20, 2018 1:27 AM Telstra to cut 8,000 jobs following series of service failures, saving the company $1billion

Telstra will cut 8,000 jobs to 'simplify its operations and product set' as part of a $1billion cost-cutting plan. The telecommunications giant said in a market announcement on Wednesday morning that the long term the plan is 'to flatten the structure'. It is understood that one in four executive and middle management roles will be slashed. 'In the future 4

June 19, 2018 9:22 PM ‘Hypocritical, self-serving and politically biased’ US quits UN Human Rights Council

THE United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council after it accused the body of hypocrisy and criticised its bias against Israel, the ambassador has announced. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the US had to withdraw from the council after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight to reform the body" 8

June 19, 2018 3:00 AM Qantas flight is forced to turn around and head back to Sydney after being struck by lightning

A Qantas flight has been forced to turn back to Sydney after being struck by lightning. Passengers were not in danger during the incident involving flight QF2164 to Port Macquarie, which was hit while flying over the New South Wales Hunter Valley. A Qantas spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the flight was ordered back to Sydney after the lightning 5

June 18, 2018 4:52 PM The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the United States' space program had been bogged down by politics and rising costs. The policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment in orbit, as satellite traffic increases. It also sets up new guidelines 8

June 18, 2018 7:36 AM 'You can't say anything!' McDonnell endures BRUTAL grilling by BBC host over NHS funding

LABOUR’S shadow chancellor John McDonnell faced a brutal grilling by BBC host Nick Robinson after he failed to clarify whether Labour would back government proposals for raising money to spend on the NHS. But the BBC host hit back once again: “So you can’t say anything about how you would raise money?” Mr Robinson said: “You’re telling me you could be in office 7

June 17, 2018 8:28 PM Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

NEW YORK (AP) - The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal released this past week by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis 8

June 17, 2018 5:42 PM NSW budget boost delivers health workers

The NSW government has flagged further budget announcements about hospital upgrades after revealing nearly 1400 frontline health workers will be employed following a funding boost. A "record" $1 billion boost in Tuesday's budget will deliver hundreds of nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health workers. Health Minister Brad Hazzard on Sunday said almost 5

June 17, 2018 4:56 PM The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

Afghanistan's Taliban has rejected an extension to a three-day cease-fire coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered