Burkina Faso kidnapping: Woman set to be released

A FORMER Sunshine Coast woman, Jocelyn Elliot, kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the Islamic region of Magreb (AQIM) may be set for unconditional release.

Snake rescued from wall cavity after electric shock

Python trapped and burned in wall socket.

Homeowner sees smoke coming from power point, finds burning snake

Dairy owners share grief at death of worker in accident

A 59-year-old Currimundi man has died after a workplace incident at Maleny Dairies.

Man dies in hospital after suffering serious chest injuries

Premier fires starter’s gun on council election campaign

Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

The countdown to the 2016 local government elections is now underway

MY SAY: It’s time to debate as our booze culture goes to pot

SMOKING POT: At the very least, we should talk about it.

Smoking dope was a fairly underwhelming experience for me

Sunshine Coast university boss says he would be refugee

DETENTION: Calls are mounting for a more humane approach to the refugee crisis.

"This is no way to stop refugees. Two wrongs don't make a right."

Drink-driver accused of throwing bottle at passersby

Call to 000 has helped police apprehend a drunk driver at Currimundi

Lisa Wilkinson asks if Palmer is 'an embarassment at best'

"Is it fair to say that your stint has been at best an embarassment?

Coast brewery to go under the hammer

GOLDEN NECTAR: Eumundi Winery and Brewery owner Gerry Humphrey is selling the renowned business he and his wife established more than 20 years ago.

Some call it the opportunity of a lifetime to grow brewery business

Refugee Welcome Zone push for Sunshine Coast

COMPASSION: A candelight vigil was held for refugees in the Cotton Tree park.

Formal application for region to be declared a Refugee Welcome Zone

WATCH: Teen attendant terrified in video store robbery

A teenage attendant at Maroochydore Network video is robbed by a man about 9pm on February 3, 2016.

Robber was about 185cm tall and wearing a black woollen jacket.

Pain still raw for family of dead cat as court case looms

WAITING: Nathan Buchanan and his solicitor leave court.

Alleged cat killer in Maroochydore Magistrates Court

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Aussie summers: If it’s not driza bone, it’s drowning

I’VE been wondering if this summer is hotter than Satan’s armpit.

No pandas on our Prime Minister's gift registry

Before his rise to the top and while communications minister Melcolm Turnbull received some free internet stuff, a few tickets to the cricket, AFL, opera and some hotel upgrades.

READING the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun.

WATERCOOLER: Dump the Queen? Go dump yourselves!

Queen Elizabeth and her beloved corgis.

Johno says republic debate is a sham, calling for monarchy to stay

OPINION: Make Valentine's Day a special one

Thank you to all our Facebook photographers - both professional and amateur - who sent in images for this week's cover search. Here are a selection of some of the favourites. Beverley Darby - Valentine's Day coming up nothing better then bunches of flowers

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

X-rated abuse against David Warner moronic

David Warner.

Goup of 30 fans should have been placed in the X-rated section.

OUR SAY: Looking for an answer to offshore detention

The Daily Examiner editor David Moase.

Will the Government's right to use detention centres make it easier?

VIDEO: Police search for driver of car found in floodwaters

Police believe the driver did not escape the flooded vehicle

Two charged after bomb hoax in Calamvale

Two have been charged following Calamvale bomb hoax

Girl, 12, reported missing in Mackay

Girl, 12, reported missing in Mackay after leaving Homebush Rd

Monto farmer and his horse died while mustering

The 80-year-old man and his horse disappeared in the flood waters of his property.Contributed

A MONTO farmer and horse died after mustering cattle in Glenleigh.

Roads closed across CQ as floodwaters block access

Kylie Rissman posted on Higgins Storm Chasers Facebook page of water over the Drumburle rd Thangool CQ - Grevillea creek 6:30am 5/2/16

Roads in Duaringa, Goovigen, Biloela, Mackenzie River closed

Girl, 12, missing from Kippa Ring since Thursday

12-year-old girl missing from Kippa Ring since Thursday

Painting a picture of the Guggenheim's marvels

American art collector Peggy Guggenheim poses between early paintings by Jackson Pollock.

THE Guggenheim Museum in Venice is an oasis of traditions.

WATCH: Video shows moment gunmen open fire in Dublin hotel

According to witness reports, two gunmen believed to be armed with assault rifles and disguised as police opened fire Friday on boxing fans during a boxing tournament weigh-in at the Dublin hotel, killing one man and wounding two others.

Gunmen in disguises opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel

Prosthetics may become cheaper in health insurance review

Jeremy Meyer of Grafton with his prosthetic leg - had a lower leg amputation after it became infected while fishing at Minnie Water weeks after the floods. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Reforms labelled 'Americanisation', minister says they'll lower cost

WATCH: Flying dildo hits NZ politician during speech

A flying fake penis has hit a Kiwi politician in the face on TV

Australian man arrested in Bali in property stoush

A man argued that he should be able to opt out of the Queensland legal system.

An Australian man has been arrested in Bali for alleged fraud

WATCH: One dead as crane collapses in New York

A crane has collapsed, killing one and injuring three in NYC

Saudis ready to send in ground troops to fight Isis

Coalition partners including the US would have to agree to the move

The most common cancer types around the world

Cancer deaths are far more prevalent in developing nations.

8.2 million people die every year from cancer, 13% of all deaths

Mystery pool pooper to be revealed via CCTV footage

Pool closed for cleaning after three 'faeces incidents' in a week

VIDEO: Lava oozes down glacier from Australian volcano

Pete Harmsen captured this photo of volcano Big Ben puffing from the top of Mawsen Peak in the Southern Ocean.

Remote Australian volcano erupts in front of researchers

Coast woman petrified after 20 snake skins found in roof

WEIGHING UP THE SCALES: Jacq Rutland bravely deals with her snake phobia after workers replacing the roof of her Verrierdale home found 20 snake skins, the longest being 2.5m.

Workmen find 2.5m snake skin in Verrierdale ceiling

EPIC FAIL: Council tells drivers to do 100 in a 50 zone

EPIC FAIL: A photo taken by a Hervey Bay driver showing a 100km/hour sign in a 50km zone is going viral.

The council has admitted this was an honest mistake made by an employee.

VIDEO: Fish smacks blogger in the face, but was it staged?

Not everyone is convinced this blogger was actually hit by a fish

PHOTOS: Clive Palmer image a viral hit for photoshoppers

A community on Reddit named Photoshop Battles has discovered a photograph of Clive Palmer counting his money in Parliament, and have joyfully distorted it. These photos have been digitally modified.

Internet jokesters put the billionaire in compromising positions

Astronomer makes out of this world discovery

Jack Soutter helped discover an exoplanet five quadrillion km away

Helen Mirren: Being apart helps marriage

Helen Mirren claims "time apart" is key to her successful marriage

Jessica Alba feels masculine

Jessica Alba identified with her "masculine" side most of her life

Melanie Griffith won't wed again, calls it 'archaic'

Melanie Griffith won't marry again

Next month's CMC Rocks festival is about to sell out

The crowd at CMC Rocks QLD 2015 on Saturday night.

Final tickets expected to be gone by Monday

Chris Rock: Black actresses have it tough

Chris Rock thinks black women have the hardest gig in show business.

Molly Meldrum: Celebrating an icon of Australian music

Sam Johnson as Molly Meldrum in a scene from Molly.

CHANNEL 7's highly anticipated Molly biopic premieres tomorrow.

Discovering Oman: the old and the new

OMAN is one of my favourite countries for its striking scenery.

Nature's beautiful trumpet: Growing tropical allamandas

The most commonly grown alamanda has bright, clear yellow flowers, hence the name Golden Trumpet.

THE Golden Trumpet offers a stunning show of bright yellow flowers.

Finding the right beer for a tropical day

This ale’s a real pearler

Workers on site across region for Range Crossing build

Preparing site for construction activities expected to start soon

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Meet Jamie Beaton, the 20 year-old worth $40 million

Say hello to the 20-year-old worth $40 million

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

National recall for lettuce packets after salmonella cases

Prepackaged salad mixes from Coles and Woolworths affected

Clive defends Qld Nickel’s record in letter to Turnbull

Clive Palmer

Palmer blames lack of banking, Govt support for company's woes