The Facts of Life star has cancer

The Facts of Life star has cancer

CHARLOTTE Rae, the 91-year-old star of shows like The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes, has bone cancer. The actress, who played Edna Garrett on both shows, told People magazine that she was diagnosed with the cancer on Monday, seven years after battling pancreatic cancer. media_cameraThe Facts Of Life reunion in 2014. (Left to right) Mindy Cohn, Geri Jewell (who played cousin Geri), Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae and Nancy McKeon. Picture: Splash“After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even…

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Charter boat hits reef off Mullaloo

Charter boat hits reef off Mullaloo

TEN people were rescued after their 10.5m charter boat hit a reef and began taking on water off the coast near Mullaloo. The group struck trouble about 4.15pm when the vessel hit the northern end of a reef off Little Island, about 1.5 nautical miles offshore between Mullaloo and Hillarys. Police say another private boat in the area went to the group’s aid and took eight guests from the stricken charter on board. They had to jump in the water and swim across to the boat with the help of…

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Jakarta, a city under pressure from a growing population

Jakarta, a city under pressure from a growing population

Posted April 29, 2017 09:02:10 Photo: If you want an example of why Jakarta is congested just take a look at the Tambora slum, where 260,000 people live within five square kilometres. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is a city under pressure, with its infrastructure unable to cope with the growing population. A few years back my family featured, albeit briefly, in an Australian Financial Review article. We weren’t named, but I knew it was us. From memory, the story focused on the infrastructure woes of the Indonesian…

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Google CEO's pay revealed — and it's a lot

Google CEO's pay revealed — and it's a lot

Apparently the C in Alphabet stands for crazy cash. Google CEO Sundar Pichai received nearly $199.7 million in compensation last year, double the amount he made in 2015, according to a filing Friday from Google’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30). Pichai’s base pay was a mere $650,000. On top of that, he received a stock award for $198.7 million. The company’s compensation committee attributed the lavish pay to Pichai’s promotion to CEO and “numerous successful product launches.” Pichai, a longtime Google executive, took over as CEO as part of a…

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Woman shot, six arrested after UK counter-terrorism raids

Woman shot, six arrested after UK counter-terrorism raids

Posted April 28, 2017 21:36:04 Photo: Police officers stand guard at a cordoned off area in London’s Harlesden Road after counter-terrorism raids. (AP: Stefan Rousseau/PA) Related Story: UK police arrest man with knives near PM’s office Related Story: Four dead after terrorist attack on UK Parliament, Westminster Bridge British counter-terrorism police say they have thwarted an active plot with raids in London and south-eastern England, which saw one woman shot and six people arrested. Key points London police say the injured woman is the subject of an ongoing investigation Operation…

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