Breaking News Bill to fund US govt for a week mulled 2017-04-26T19:33:26.576000000+00:00 The US House of Representative could move soon to consider a bill to fund the government for a week to avoid a shutdown at midnight on Friday and buy time to strike a deal for a long-term funding plan, a House Republican source says. Giant rabbit death adds to United’s woes 2017-04-26T19:33:26.573000000+00:00 United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Fans react to death of Jonathan Demme 2017-04-26T18:05:31.738000000+00:00 Hollywood and the entertainment world is reacting to the death of director Jonathan Demme, best known for The Silence of the Lambs, at the age of 73. Turkey strike warning ‘inadequate’: Syria 2017-04-26T18:05:31.734000000+00:00 The Turkish military gave coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants less than an hour of advance notice before carrying out air strikes that killed a large number of allied Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria, a US coalition spokesman says. That’ll be $A569 for muddy jeans, thanks 2017-04-26T16:59:26.636000000+00:00 Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $US425 ($A569). Silence of the Lambs director dies at 73 2017-04-26T16:26:27.473000000+00:00 Movie director Jonathan Demme, best known for The Silence of the Lambs has died at the age of 73. Ancient Hatra seized: Iraqi forces 2017-04-26T16:26:27.424000000+00:00 Iraqi paramilitary forces say they've captured Hatra, a 2000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where US-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months. Depp a ‘habitual liar’: former managers 2017-04-26T16:26:27.376000000+00:00 Johnny Depp's former business managers say the star "is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct" and "has himself to blame for his financial woes". South Sudanese banks run out of cash 2017-04-26T16:26:27.343000000+00:00 Banks in war-ravaged South Sudan have run out of cash and the crunch is exacerbating hunger and widespread famine, the deputy finance minister says. Trump orders review of national monuments 2017-04-26T16:26:27.311000000+00:00 US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a broader push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development.