Kirsty Dayment's letter to the court ahead of sentence

Kirsty Dayment - a bikini model turned disgraced socialite - has pleaded for a judge to consider her hard work on 'very popular' social media pages before sentencing her for drug dealing. Dayment, 34, from Sydney's eastern suburbs, a lengthy sentence for dealing cocaine and ecstasy from her beachfront apartment. And in a revealing, typo-ridden letter to District Court Judge Sarah Huggett, Dayment asked the court to consider a lengthy bullet point list of the setbacks she has suffered and achievements made since she was released on bail. In the letter, the disgraced glamour model complained she wasn't even allowed to work as Santa's Little Helper over Christmas, had to shut her retail store and 'work for a lower hourly rate through other agencies'. But Dayment touted how she had finished two personal training certificates, worked in weekend market stalls and '(continued) social media work pages which have more than 10,000 followers since being bailed.

Vicious fight erupts on Melbourne train after African passenger tells three Arabic men 'they bring all the crime here, and should go back to where they came from'

A brawl that broke out on a Sunbury line train in Melbourne reportedly started after a man yelled racist insults at a group of three men nearby. A witness said man who was attacked had accused the other three men of being part of ISIS. The witness said: 'He (the African man) said ''Go back to where you came from'' and ''All immigrants are a problem to this country and you bring all the crime here''.' Transit guards and police spoke to the men but each blamed the other and none wanted to press charges or take the matter further.

A 17-year-old teenager is missing in surf after getting into trouble in the water while swimming with a group of friends at Pebbly Beach on the NSW North Coast about 4pm on Saturday.

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A married couple were told they were biological twins after they visited an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive a child in Jackson, Mississippi.

A man has been taken to hospital after six young thugs armed with machetes and an axe stormed his home in Melbourne's south east on Saturday afternoon.

It's the iconic panel show offering weekly discussion of Australia's most popular sport, but Channel Nine's AFL Footy Show is facing its worst popularity slump in two decades

Racegoers flash the flesh in playsuits at Sydney Carnival

Horses may have been racing, but all eyes were on the enthusiastic dancers at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday. Punters were seen breaking it down in groups and alone on the day - though some found it wreaked havoc on their feet, and were quick to ditch their shoes.

The man involved in the racing industry is facing possible assault and criminal trespass charges after he allegedly attacked his former partner in Adelaide's east, before fleeing to Melbourne.

Lunjie Lin displayed the sign at his store in Melton in Melbourne's west. He has now has released footage of the alleged incident he claims prompted his controversial action.

Gold Coast family face council fine for artificial turf

A Gold Coast couple are facing a huge fine after council ordered them to rip up their fake lawn, which cost $12,000 and took six months to install in their spare time. Hayden and Kirsty Pohe have been ordered by the local council to remove the AstroTurf from their front yard, or risk being fined $6,000 because it's a safety hazard.

Sam Frost reached 'breaking point' after difficult 2016

She split with boyfriend Sasha Mielczarek in December. And now, Sam Frost has spoken out about her heartbreak, revealing that she was in a 'very dark place' at the end of a difficult 2016. In a candid interview, the 28-year-old stated, 'I reached breaking point last year. I was like, 'Oh my goodness I am really, really struggling with my mental health''.

An F-16 from Nellis Air Force Base dropped an inert version of the B61-12 over the Nevada desert last month to test its non-nuclear functions as well as the plane's ability to carry the bomb.

When a break up comes out of the blue, things often go unsaid. A Reddit user asked people to reveal what they wish they could say to former loves. And not everybody wishes their ex well...

Cassandra Thorburn throws out furniture ahead of move

They recently sold their family home on Sydney's leafy North Shore, following the breakdown of their 21-year marriage. And it seems Karl Stefanovic's estranged wife Cassandra Thorburn has been clearing out the house before moving out for the last time. Discarded furniture and bric-a-brac, including a full-length mirror and rocking horse, was spotted outside the Lindfield property this month. It comes after a source reportedly told New Idea magazine that Cassandra's clean-out 'seemed like a symbolic gesture'. The furniture was left outside the marital home the day after Karl attended his brother Peter's wedding to Sylvia Jeffreys, which Cassandra was reportedly not invited to. In addition to draws, shelves and clothes hangers, photographs also show far more personal items 'strewn along the roadside'. A pink rocking horse, a boogie board and a patterned sleeping bag were also left out, possibly for collection. It appears that some of the items may have belonged to the former couple's three children - Jackson, 17, Ava, 11 and River, 10.

This is the most moment police arrive to the scene where an alleged drink driver ploughed into a seafood store on the Gold Coast to find her tucking into a pack of fish and chips.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un threatens 'nuclear justice'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gleefully applauded as he watched a display of the country's military might during the secretive state's Day of the Sun - and his regime warned of an 'annihilating strike' if the US attacks. Kim saluted formations of soldiers at a parade to mark the 105th anniversary of his grandfather's birth, when ominous-looking intercontinental ballistic missile prototypes (bottom right) were flaunted.

The blast hit the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, where dozens of buses were carrying mostly Shi'ite residents evacuating two villages

President Trump sent an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean Peninsula as US officials feared the dictator would mark the national holiday by launching its sixth nuclear weapons test.

The website had gotten the potentially devastating claim from Chinese news agency Xinhua. Bloomberg immediately ran with the story before realising the potentially disastrous mistake.

North Koreans have fun with Kim Jong-un at parade

Hundreds of thousands of exhausted North Koreans danced the night away (pictured) in the streets of capital Pyongyang during its annual Day of the Sun celebration. Revellers, dressed in their finest clothes, stand holding plastic flowers in the sun for hours, before continuing the festivities into the night as fireworks lit up the sky (top left). Many were left in tears after catching a glimpse of despot leader Kim Jong-un during the annual holiday - held to mark the birthday of the nation's founder, and Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung.

Cops make arrest in murder of the Google executive jogger

State police detained Angel Cordero Ortiz, 31, on Friday night in connection with the slaying of the 27-year-old Google executive. Her naked body was found near her mom's Massachusetts home on August 7, 2016. Her hands, feet and head were burned. Ortiz is being held in at the state police barracks in Millbury on a $10million bail. In February, Worcester County district attorney Joseph D Early Jr said they had made a DNA breakthrough in the case. Marcotte vanished on an afternoon run while on a visit to the home her mom Rosanna.

Wissam Al Mana takes newborn son Eissa to London park

Janet Jackson's estranged husband Wissam Al Mana was spotted taking their baby boy Eissa for a stroll through a London park in Belgravia on Saturday, after posting a loving quote for the 50-year-old singer amid their split. The new dad was seen enjoying a sunny day at the park with his son and a friend, but Jackson was not in sight.

Despite Uber's rapid growth last year, the ride-hailing company lost more than $2 billion. Uber generated $6.5 billion in revenue and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion in 2016.

Queensland girl wakes up to find PYTHON wrapped around arm

A nine-year-old girl has woken up to a 2.5 metre python (inset) wrapped around her arm while on a camping trip with her father. Gabby Pettigrew (left) was frozen with shock and only managed to get out a plea of 'help me' when she woke at a Moreton Island, Queensland, campsite. Her father Simon Pettigrew pulled the snake's jaws apart and both were bitten.

Crowds enjoy Bluesfest annual music festival in Byron Bay 

Thousands of colourful characters have descended on Byron Bay to celebrate annual music festival Bluesfest.The iconic Australian festival, which takes place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over the Easter long weekend, boasts a diverse and talented lineup - with the likes of R'n'B diva Mary J Blige, The Lumineers and Jimmy Buffet taking to the stage. While the festival is loved for its musical offerings, many revellers including Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa (left) used the event to step out in style.

Starving horses seized by the RSPCA from a property on the Mornington Peninsula on Thursday may not even make it through the week, despite their rescue, the organisation says.

Anthony Mundine buys $2.16 million Redfern home

Boxing sensation Anthony Mundine has added a new trophy to his collection: a $2.16 million terrace in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Redfern. The deceased estate was formerly used as an unregistered boarding house before it went under the hammer with real estate's Richardson & Wrench Newtown. The three-storey estate is on the doorstep of Mundine's recently-closed boxing gym and The Block, a culturally important site for Sydney's Aboriginal community.

Bride-to-be sells her wedding dress on Facebook

Kerry Wilkinson (left), 27, of Dunfermline, advertised her wedding dress on the Facebay Fife Facebook page for £100 (inset). In the post she claimed her ex Dave Notman (right) cheated on her with her friend, which went viral. But he has slammed the claims, saying the pair split up because the relationship was no longer working.

Donald Trump Jr shared an adorable video of his daughter Chloe, two, messing up his hair to his Twitter followers on Saturday. The little girl is seen tugging on her father's hair.

Sonny Bill Williams wears new logo on his collar

Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams wore a shirt with a new logo on it during his Auckland Blues side's loss to Hurricanes at Eden Park on Saturday. The All Blacks centre put tape over Bank of New Zealand and Investec logos when he returned to Super Rugby last weekend, following a seven-month absence through injury (right). Williams wore a new shirt with the logo for child support service provider Plunket, after receiving permission from New Zealand Rugby and Auckland Blues (left).

Retired NFL tight end Todd Heap accidentally ran over and killed his three-year-old daughter while moving his truck on Friday at their home in Mesa, Arizona.

Auckland mum fears burglar stole her baby boy's placenta

A New Zealand mother has claimed a burglar has stolen her son's placenta and fears the thief has eaten it. Loralie Burns, 35, (pictured) turned to Facebook (inset) with claims a thief had raided her freezer as she moved house in Auckland. Burns had kept the placenta from her 5-month-old son Dante for sentimental value. She came home to discover the kitchen cupboards open and some old meat and her son's placenta taken from the freezer. 'My mind's still blown,' Burns said.

A 29-year-old Pakistani man who was stabbed to death at a service station near Canberra on April 7, has been remembered by his friends, family and co-workers as a kind hearted person who

A 33-year-old man has been charged after police allegedly found five kilograms of cocaine hidden in his suitcase as he travelled through Melbourne Airport on Saturday.

'I will f*** you up': Man lunges at a car driving 70km/h and PUNCHES a rear view mirror in road rage meltdown

A motorist has been filmed lunged towards a speeding car and verbally attacking another driver in a shocking case of road rage. Video uploaded to YouTube shows both vehicles travelling along Warringah Road in Forestville, north Sydney. Mobile footage shows a man driving a white Fiat attempt to hit another motorist's side mirror while moving at 70km/h before yelling, 'I will f**** you up'.

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Girls 'slashed to be beautiful' in Ethiopian scar ceremony

'Blood running, flies going into the wounds, under a hard sun,' was how photographer Eric Lafforgue described the process which he witnessed in the Surma tribe from the Omo valley in Ethiopia . He said that the young girl maintained a stoic silence while her mother stretched her daughter's skin and cut it with a razor for 10 minutes. A tradition in the tribe, he said: '[She] did NOT say any word during the ten minutes ceremony, and did NOT show any pain. 'I asked her if it was not too hard to have her skin cut with a razor blade, and she answered that she was close to collapse!' Young girls are being cut with knives and razor blades to create prominent scars considered beautiful in tribal societies in Ethiopia.

Alec Baldwin's regular turns on NBC's Saturday Night Live, waspishly mimicking Trump have become a huge hit with millions of views on the internet. Now read from the Hollywood star's book.

April the world famous giraffe FINALLY gives birth at NY zoo after prolonged pregnancy - as at least 1.2million people watch online 

April the giraffe finally gave birth after months of waiting on Saturday morning. Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, said it was a perfect delivery and will announce the gender of the baby after the mom and calf spend some more time together. The alert was sent out that the 15-year-old giraffe was due to give birth around 8am after the animal's due date was in mid-February. Two hooves were seen sticking out of the pregnant animal's backside at 8am as officials said it was a sign that birth was imminent. Around two hours later the calf was born.

Putin's monster explosive is known officially as the Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power and is reportedly four times more powerful than the US version due to it being packed with TNT.

Woman filmed 'prying open mailboxes with a screwdriver and stuffing letters with credit cards down her pants' in 12-minute raid at apartment block

CCTV footage shows a woman prying open mailboxes with a screwdriver and stuffing letters down her pants in the foyer of an apartment building in Melbourne's southwest. The woman wearing a hooded jumper and tracksuit pants can be seen collecting people's mail and stuffing letters containing bank cards down her pants. Police are investigating the theft and subsequent purchases made using the stolen cards.

Peter and Beth Chapman, from Auckland, were travelling to Queenstown for a wedding and a family reunion on an Air New Zealand flight in February before their plans went awry.

John Caddle, 42, (pictured) allegedly drove his green Hyundai Accent at a low speed into Crown Street Mall, Wollongong, to prove the Bourke Street tragedy in Melbourne 'was fake'.

Family of British student stabbed in Jerusalem devastated

The family of Hannah Bladon, 20, a University of Birmingham student who was stabbed multiple times on a tram in Jerusalem have paid tribute to their talented daughter. Hannah was killed on Good Friday in an attack close to the Old City where thousands of Christians had gathered. Her family said she was 'caring and sensitive' and revealed she was an enthusiast rugby player as well as a serving member of her local church. They said her death leaves 'so much promise unfulfilled'.

Lesbian couple give birth within three weeks of each other

Alison Castree and Catherine Barlow, from Staffordshire, accidentally got pregnant at the same time after paying £10 to find a sperm donor and make their dreams of having a family come true. They used an online donor and artificial insemination to try to get pregnant and when Catherine struggled, Alison tried too. They were shocked when they both fell pregnant, and ended up giving birth within three weeks of each other last October, to Lacey and then to Vinnie. They're now enjoying shared maternity leave with their 'complete family'.

A woman has been jailed for six months after her son was found wandering the streets of Derby naked, covered in faeces and asked a stranger if he could go with her as he needed help.

Australia's ice epidemic has trickled from the streets into corporate offices as the deadly drug has makes its way into the veins of high-earning business men and women.

A reduced lamb and sheep availability has sent prices soaring over the past year as Australian farmers spare more animals from the slaughterhouse to build their herds.

Someone should have given way: Shocking moment a driver knocks down a cyclist who rode out in front of an SUV as he entered a roundabout - so who is in the right?

A collision between a cyclist and a motorist on a roundabout has divided users on social media as they try to work out which road user was as fault. The startling moment was captured on another car's dash cam as they drove through the centre of Wollongong, a coastal city south of Sydney on Monday morning. The cyclist was knocked off his bike onto the road and reportedly suffered a suspected fractured hand.

Clean eating is not an innocent trend that's come along to counter unhealthy diets. It's not going to solve the obesity crisis. It's simply an eating disorder by another name.

Iraqi Christians return to town ransacked by ISIS

The town, about 20 km (12 miles) from the battlefront with Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul, shows why Christians have mixed feelings about the future of their ancient community. In the desecrated churches of Qaraqosh, Christians are busy removing graffiti daubed by the Sunni Muslim militants during two and a half years of control - only for new slogans to have appeared, scrawled by Shi'ite members of the Iraqi forces fighting street to street with the jihadists in Mosul.

People rushed out of Pennsylvania Station in New York City after cops reportedly tased a man.
Amtrak police used a Taser on an unruly man and passengers falsely assumed he had a gun

The Sydney Harbour Bridge could be transformed into Australia's most luxurious turf with speculation Racing NSW could hold horse races on the iconic landmark by 2018.

Tesla is headed for bigger things. CEO Elon Musk used Twitter to reveal two new electric vehicles. A semi-truck is set to be unveiled in Sept. and a pickup truck in 18-24 months.

A 15-year-old boy from Lahore, Pakistan, has been left blind and mutilated after his parents say he was kidnapped by a man who though the teenager was sleeping with his daughter.

Biggest overreaction ever! Furious Chinese mother starts a violent BRAWL in a shopping centre when a little girl accidentally steps on her son's foot

The gross overreaction happened at a shopping centre in the city of Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, where the mum, her husband and her little boy had gone to play. While the boy was playing, the little girl in pink accidentally stepped on his foot - and this was spotted by the his furious mum. The boy appeared fine after the clearly accidental stomp, but his mum refused to let it go and demanded an apology from the girl. The episode ended in a violent brawl with the mother punching and grabbing at another woman.

A man has had his car impounded and will appear in court after he was pulled over by police north of Adelaide while towing a large tank, and found to be high on methamphetamines.

Man is arrested for drink driving a motorised PICNIC TABLE in New Zealand

Wade Bryce Bovey, 21, was fined $750 (approximately £420) and banned from driving for six months in the Dunedin District Court. Video footage shows Mr Bovey and friends drinking and smoking as they cruise the streets of Dunedin sitting together on the motorised picnic table. Dunedin Police pulled the inventive motorist over in January as he pushed the table up a hill on his way home from the pub, as its engine wasn't powerful enough to propel it up. Mr Bovey initially believed that the police had stopped to help him push the vehicle but unfortunately for him they had other intentions.

In this April 6, 2016 photo provided by the Yellowstone National Park Service a white wolf walks in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyo. One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries. P.J. White of the National Park Service says the female wolf was found Tuesday, April 11, by hikers on the north side of the park. White says the wolf was in shock and dying, prompting the decision to euthanize it and investigate what caused the wolf's injuries. The nature of the initial injuries could not immediately be determined. (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park via AP)

One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National park has been put down by park staff after she was found with severe injuries.

The estimated 300-foot dump collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday night as Sri Lanka celebrated its traditional New Year. Local residents had claimed the dump was a health hazard

Christians in Mexico covered with CACTI for Good Friday

The religious devotees also wore masks as they marched through the streets carrying statues of Jesus. The men, from the town of Atlixco, were taking part in the traditional 'Engrillados' ceremony. This traditional celebration of Good Friday remembers the first Friday before Easter, which marks the date of Jesus Christ's crucifixion by the Roman authorities. Large crowds can be seen watching the procession. The traditional march is believed to have been practised for more than 100 years in the country.

 
   

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Terrifying moment out-of-control monster truck nearly crushes spectators as it ploughs into a fence at showground

Terrifying scenes unfolded when an out-of-control monster truck ploughed into the path of spectators during a demonstration. One woman was treated for shock after the 500 horsepower vehicle veered off course, knocking down a fence protecting crowds at Sydney's Penrith Showground. Footage shows horrified revellers dispersing on foot after narrowly avoiding being crushed on Saturday afternoon.

Specialist rowing studios have been popping up across the US - with around 10 opening in the last two years in New York alone. Classes range from loud candle-lit classes to silent voice-led sessions.

Popular YouTuber Glam & Gore is under fire for creating a make-up tutorial inspired by a recent incident on a United Airlines flight involving the forced removal of Dr. David Dao.

Constantin M, who runs The Rough Jeep, decided to teach a driver who parked badly in Oregon a lesson by roping in a friend to block him in, forcing him to crawl in through his trunk.

Dorset firemen battle inferno at Parnham House

Some 20 fire engines were called to Parnham House in Dorset after flames engulfed the Grade I listed building. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted images of the blaze after emergency services arrived at about 4.25am. The house is believed to be privately owned by Michael and Emma Treichl who renovated the site eight years ago. All occupants have been accounted for. A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said officers are investigating how the blaze started and have not ruled out suspicious circumstances. The mansion has been around for centuries with some of the oldest parts dating back to the 1500s. It was the site of the brutal 1645 murder of Lady Ann Strode, whose husband Sir John is pictured inset, by a soldier under the command of Colonel Thomas Fairfax - commander-in-chief of the Parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War.

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How fast can YOU scoff an Easter chocolate? YouTube 'speed eater' star wolfs down a giant sweet bunny in seven minutes

A former model turned competitive eater has managed to scoff down a giant Easter bunny in just over seven minutes. Former Miss Earth New Zealand,  Nela Zisser (left and right), posted a video of her eating the chocolate bunny to YouTube on Monday titled, 'Girl eats massive chocolate bunny (inset) in seven minutes'. The video has since attracted almost 15,000 views.

The picture, taken 20 years ago, was shared on Instagram by the tattoo artist's current business, Liberty Tattoo in Atlanta, Georgia. It shows her performing one of her first designs on a new mom.

The footage, filmed in a park in London, shows the black dog racing around the green space with the chair attached to its lead. The video uploader said: 'The dog clearly loved every second of it!'

Shopper Teresa Aprea, 52, plummeted through the cellar door - and broke her leg falling down 15 steps in front of horrified shoppers inside the Reggae Reptiles store in Neath, Wales.

Terri Gold photographs indigenous tribal communities

New York photographer Terri Gold has taken a series of photographs of some of the most remote and isolated tribespeople on the planet. They are presented in a unique infrared light which gives them an otherworldly quality. Gold has devoted much of her life to visiting the Indigenous tribal communities on the planet. Her project has taken her to Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, India, and China.

   

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