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Apologetic thief leaves note

A note left by the thief who broke into the Byng Street Local Store and Cafe.

A thief has left a note blaming addiction and poverty after breaking into a cafe in Australia.

UK's Independent stops the press

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  In this photo illustration is an iPad displaying The Independent's online platform above a selection of The Independent newspapers on February 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The British newspaper 'The Independent' which has been in circulation since 1986, will move to a 'digital only' platform from March 26, 2016, the owners ESI Media said in a statement today.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition on March 26, and go digital only.

Scam victim lost $260K

Jan Marshall fell in love and lost more than  A$260,000 to a scammer.

Jan Marshall fell in love with a scammer posing as a British engineer in Dubai, and lost her life savings.

What's down with stocks?

Major stock indexes worldwide have been hit hard.

Global stock markets are on their most dangerous footing in years. What's behind it?

Thunderbirds to screen on Amazon

Thunderbirds Are Go! will be broadcast in the United States as an Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video.

Pukeko Pictures' remake of cult TV show to be screened on demand on Amazon.

Dick Smith bleeding money

Despite sales, Dick Smith Australia is struggling , with some stores facing closure.

Across the Tasman, the troubled retailer is losing over $3 million a week.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

Beyonce jolts Red Lobster sales

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016.

Seafood chain feeling the "Beyonce Bounce" after mention in star's song.

Walt Disney profits from The Force video

Star Wars The Force Awakens has helped Walt Disney to record profit.

Luke and Leia and crew lead Walt Disney to a record profit.

Banks eye cuts as growth stalls

Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein says banks can do a lot more on the cost side if they have to.

Markets will improve 'but we aren't holding our hands singing Kumbaya,' says banking ceo.

Shkreli sued over $2m Wu-Tang art

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The "world's most hated man" just can't catch a break.

Markets tumble again

Knock-on effects from slumping energy prices are spreading into the financial system.

Bank fears help push down world stock indexes for the third straight session.

Fiat excess emissions claim

The Fiat 500X.

Lobby group steps up campaign against auto industry pollution, accusing little Fiat SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

The dark side of your appliances video

Capital Brands, owner of Nutribullet, earned a grade "D" in the Baptist World Aid report.

"In today's global marketplace consumers have no idea about the conditions at the mine, factory, and assembly line."

Manning's $19.8m gift delights beer company video

Denver Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning professed his love for Budweiser in his post match interview.

Payton Manning's post game speech turned out to be beery good for Budweiser.

Tradie turns serial entrepreneur

Jake Tyson says you need to look at what you can make money from, not just what you are passionate about.

A serious motor bike accident set Jake Tyson on the path to becoming the Handsome Handyman.

Wall St crooks now stars

2013's "The Wolf of Wall Street" made nearly US$400 million at world box offices.

Audiences are loving stories about greed on Wall Street and the lives of the super wealthy.

Wall St slumps

Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook shares plunged.

Fears of a global slowdown will not die off, sending US markets diving.

The Oscars of advertising video

Helen Mirren appears in the commercial for Budweiser.

Advertisers pay $7 million for 30 seconds of air time to engage 100 million Super Bowl viewers.

ANZ traders scandal drags in other banks

ANZ lodged its defence against a NZD$32 million claim.

ANZ has dragged other major banks into the "toxic culture" claims made by sacked trader Etienne Alexiou.

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture company Ikea will not be able to trade under its name in Indonesia.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

Smirking Shkreli calls lawyers 'imbeciles' video

Martin Shkreli declined to answer questions from US lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5000 per cent.

World's 'most hated' man sparks outrage at US congressional hearing.

Like a Fitbit for dogs

Heyrex canine data collection software tracks, records and communicates dog behaviour.

Wellington company's wearable technology for dogs can track behaviour and weight loss.

Spider surprise in salad

The salad-dwelling spider.

Woman takes video of an unusual extra in her salad bag - a large, wriggling Huntsman.

Playboy ditches nudes

Pamela Anderson, Playboy's cover girl a record 13 times, was the last person to bare it all for the magazine.

Playboy is going Suitable For Work, sort of, and for the first time we could show you what's inside.

They had ONE job ...

Picture of a cute monkey accompanied with the Chinese word that means "goat".

Gaffe by Australian supermarket chain Coles tickles Chinese speakers in the country.

Google search chief retires

Amit Singhal is stepping down from his role as Internet Search Chief at Google.

Google's internet search chief is stepping down.

'Super rude' buyer denied car

Falcon doors on Tesla Model X.

The customer is always right, goes the saying. But if you're rude, don't expect that maxim to apply universally as one man found out.

KFC wins over mutant chicken rumours

KFC has been battling food safety allegations in China for several years.

Three tech firms helped spread rumours and doctored photos of deformed chickens. Now they're paying for it.

Yahoo, not much to shout about

Yahoo has fallen behind competitors like Google who have had a superior advertising revenue model.

OPINION: It was once the "go to" site on the internet. Now Yahoo is basically a laughing stock.

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