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Sally Faulkner says embassy denied access

AUSTRALIAN embassy staff in Beirut have been denied physical access to two Brisbane children by their Lebanese father, the mother claims

Supermum wins gold at 18th attempt

USA's Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate winning gold in the women's cross country team sprint free final.

Kikkan Randall’s fifth Winter Olympics and her first gold medal

Slain bikie widow extracted husband's sperm

Love story: Carolina Gonzalez with the love of her life, slain former bikie boss Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi. Picture: Facebook

'A true love story you two, he will live through your beautiful boys for always'

Street photos the start of a self-driving future

Is this car capturing our town for Google Maps?

Mapping service snaps the streets of Grafton

Busted: Another MAFS pair swap

MAFS contestants Ryan and Ashley busted grocery shopping together in the suburbs.

Two stars of MAFS have been busted together

RSPCA’s $29 Clear The Shelters adoption sale is on this weekend

BAD IDEA: RSPCA warns people against buying pets as Christmas presents. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

The RSPCA is attempting to clear its shelters this weekend

Lexus again tops ownership satisfaction survey

Lexus has topped a consumer satisfaction survey for the fourth year in a row.

Skoda pushes Lexus for the title.

Food fit for a prince

THERE are various versions of the story behind this cake but they all start thus: a girl bakes a cake to win the heart of a Persian prince.

‘Live maggots’ found in ALDI food

The woman from NSW posted a video on Facebook, showing the product's packaging and the maggots that she allegedly found wriggling on the top of the dessert. Picture: Facebook

Woman claims she found maggots crawling on her ALDI chocolate pudding

Woman’s insanely healthy fridge

Food blogger Jenny Wong's super healthy fridge.

This is the most smug fridge in Aussie history

Incredible transformation to male model

Gwilym Pugh, from insurance salesman to international model. Picture: Instagram

MEET the red-headed insurance salesman who shed 42kg

Banana Girl’s crazy new jungle life

Freelee the Banana Girl is living ‘off the grid’ in a jungle in South America. 'Banana Girl' shows off new jungle lifestyle

'Banana Girl' spends most of her days naked and no longer shaves her body hair

Everyday veg key to weight loss

Enjoying a glass of beetroot juice every day could help people lose weight.

Is beetroot juice a powerhouse veg, or just a fad?

Don't just dream about it

Given most of us spend one-third of our lives in bed, it makes sense to create a stylish and welcoming retreat

Laying it out straight

Persian rugs are incredibly elegant and their patterns tend to be elaborate as they're often crafted by hand.

Magic carpet guide will mean you're not floored by rugs

Slice of paradise defies valuation

PARADISE FOUND: More a private resort than a home, this stunning Mudjimba property is truly one of a kind.

Rare slice of paradise that's impossible to value

Why asking your table to dim the lights is almost a thing

Everything you see here is connected, meaning you can ask the chair, pot plant, fridge and more to activate other devices in the house. For example: "Hey, Bixby. Turn the airconditioner to 14 degrees" could be said to the coffee table.

SAMSUNG works with companies to build technology into furniture.

Turn over a new leaf

When we think about colour in the garden, we usually think about flowers.

Let your love grow this Valentine's Day

PLANT THE SEEDS: A foodie or gardening enthusiast will love an edible gift that keeps giving.

Flowers last days, a plant will last years

Could this be the perfect tree for your garden?

Fall in love with evergreen tree that produces flowers en masse

Bring the outdoors in by using suitable Aussie natives

Kentia palms make an ideal indoor plant as they are slow-growing and are tolerant of low light and low humidity.

Many Australian natives can have a happy life in your home

Time to take fight to summer-loving mites

Fresh cherry tomatoes on the vine

Time to keep watch for spotted mites with a penchant for tomatoes

Create a jungle vibe with this striking indoor plant

Monsteras feature striking foliage.

Add a tropical feel to your home with this easy-care plant.

Green up living spaces with low-maintenance succulents

Don't have green thumbs? These succulents might be for you.

Passenger’s farts force plane to land

OF ALL the reasons for an emergency flight landing, this is one is truly bizarre.

Couple’s big $2 million gamble

The family has loved "stripping back their life" and only travelling with the bare necessities. Picture: Instagram

Tracey and Rob were sick of Sydney life, so they sold their home

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms

Horrible truth about long-term travel

Oh sure, travel looks and sounds super glamorous. But it can get messy fast.

Travel isn’t as glamorous as people make it out to be

Passengers reject 'unacceptable’ offer after cruise from hell

Passengers from the Carnival Legend being taken off the cruise ship by Police in Eden, NSW.

Passengers reject ‘unacceptable’ compensation after ‘cruise from hell’

Make a great Cape escape

AERIAL VIEW: There's a lot to love about Cape Town, South Africa.

Explore the wonders of Cape Town

Sojourn to savour in the heart of Melbourne

DoubleTree by Hilton delivers on a delectable taste of Melbourne

MOVIE REVIEW: Game Night plays around, only barely wins

Game Night is an erratic American comedy with the tough task of being edgy and endearing at the same time. When it gets it right, the movie lands big laughs.

Ellen stunned by how out of touch Bill Gates is

Ellen was left slightly gobsmacked by Bill Gates' out-of-touch responses. Bill Gates doesn't know the price of groceries

No late night runs to Aldi for milk and chips for Bill Gates

MOVIE REVIEW: The little Aussie film that couldn’t

The BBQ, featuring Magda Szubanski alongside a character playing a master Japanese Wagyu farmer, explaining hybrid vigour on the white board

The BBQ is an Australian comedy made with a very bland recipe.

Inside Rihanna’s incredible 30th

Rihanna at her 30th birthday party in New York. Picture: Instagram/Instagram

RIHANNA rang in her 30th birthday with an elegant dinner in New York

Best, worst and weirdest on BRIT Awards red carpet

Singer Rita Ora poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

LEAVE it to pop stars to bring the OTT fashion.

World’s most famous nerd to guest star on Big Bang

The Big Bang Theory is getting a very special guest star. Drop the Mic: Kunal Nayyar vs Mayim Bialik

Big Bang is adding yet another real-life genius to its list of guest appearances

MAFS’ Ryan confesses to Ashley date: ‘I rang her’

Davina and Ryan get hitched.

'You know you go shopping with your mum. It’s just harmless shopping'

Play it cool this autumn

Autumn is around the corner and these smart-casual trends will see you through the season's style shift

Frock star

Have some fun this summer with feminine fashion

Commonwealth Games uniform: 'Fresh, fun and very Australian'

Matt Hauser (triathlon) and Britany Elmslie (swimming) show off the Australian Commonwealth Games team uniform as it was launched at The Star on the Gold Coast.

Team will have more than 700 athletes and officials

OPINION: Perfection is impossible to achieve

Natalie Hicks dropped half her body weight in 18 months.

"Don't strive for perfection, strive for progress"

Stylish art you can wear comfortably

Fashion label turns works of art into fashionable pieces to wear.

Science reveals sexiest body type

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella

“Fitspo” creates new shift in beauty ideals

Expert argues you could force Aldi to order-in special buy

ALDI customers have become increasingly frustrated as they miss out on Special Buys. But could the retailer be breaking the law?

This $15 trick will save you thousands

Take the stress out of family dinners with a meal planning board. The best meal delivery services

These mums have said goodbye to monotony of tacos on Tuesday and Spag bol...

Kmart destroying ‘confused’ icon

Shoppers are passing H&M by.

Sales at H&M down after aggressive store openings

$49 Kmart item rated ‘better than luxury brands’

A Kmart item has rated well in a recent Choice survey.

$49 Kmart suitcase that’s rated higher than luxury brands

Popular children's pram recalled over safety risk

Nationwide retailer forced to recall popular pram over safety flaw

Apple’s launch to spark AI battle

Apple will launch its smart speaker, HomePod, in Australia this week after more than six years in development. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Buyers yet to be convinced over privacy issues, say experts

How I lost 60kg without exercising

AN OBESE woman who was told she would die before her daughter grew up has shed half her body weight in an incredible transformation.

Teen dies after headphones ‘melt in her ears’

The girl’s grandmother told the doctor that they found her granddaughter unconscious, lying on the floor

A student has been electrocuted while using her charging mobile phone

Illness similar to mad cow disease claims life

Queensland Health was ­notified of the confirmed case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) last month. Picture: File photo

Disease similar to mad cow disease claims life in Queensland

Fitness blogger Ashy Bines targets kids with new program

Ashy Bines. Image: Instagram.

The controversial blogger will launch a kids TV program

‘My life came to a screeching halt’

"I don't know if I'll ever get ill again ... but what I do know is that life is so short and fleeting. We need to make the most of every moment we can." Picture: Supplied

I thought I wouldn’t survive

Don't delay: this test could save your life

LIFE-SAVING: Rob Patch is on a mission to convince people to have their sleep apnoea checked in order to prevent an early death.

"The doctors said I had come there to die.”

Cancer teen married two days before death

19-year-old cancer patient Lydia Dominguez married her boyfriend Joshua Ordonez just two days before she died.

Teen with cancer dies after getting married two days earlier

Serena Williams almost died giving birth

TENNIS superstar Serena Williams has detailed the near-fatal saga which followed the happiest moment of her life

Dad finds daughter’s heartbreaking texts

The British journalist shared pictures of the texts on Twitter this week.

A FATHER has shared the heartbreaking texts he discovered on his old phone

Dad’s shock: ‘I was told I was a paedophile’

Karl Pollard was taking his daughter Stephanie to visit her sick grandmother. Picture: SWNS/Mega

Hotel apologises after wrongly accusing innocent dad of paedophilia

‘This photo was taken the night before I escaped’

Judy Sharp with her two sons while she was still in the abusive relationship. Picture: Facebook/TimSharp

JUDY Sharp doesn’t find it easy to look at this photo of herself with her young...

Cost of having children soaring sky high

Katie Lavercombe – with Xavier, 2, Bella, 4, and eight-month-old Archie – says the cost of having a child is deterring wannabe parents from taking the plunge.

Cost of children soaring as trendy baby accessories increase spending

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby

“We believe that this is the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman.” Picture: iStock

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby after experimental treatment

Scorned fiancee traps star’s mistress

THE fiancee of football star Saido Berahino caught his lover at his home on Valentine’s Day, yelling: “Open the door you f***ing slag.”

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

‘I have slept with 100 people’

The documentary is one person’s quest to track down their 100 past sexual encounters

Documentary counts down one person’s full list of sexual encounters

Never a good idea to reopen the ex files

DON'T GO THERE: Sudden contact from an ex is a recipe for trouble.

Dear guy I dated 20 years ago: no, I don't want to 'catch up'