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‘Matter of time’: Protein-shake killer ‘will do it again’

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Matter of time’: Protein-shake killer ‘will do it again’

Damon Frank Calanca was jailed for life over the death of Gabe Meyer. Photo / News Corp Enraged by being left by the young woman he was obsessed with, Damon Frank Calanca killed her innocent teenage brother, Gabe Meyer. Calanca was jailed for life, but every year Meyer’s parents live […]

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Gable Tostee stirs social media with International Women’s Day post

March 14, 2017 7:00 am
Gable Tostee stirs social media with International Women’s Day post

It’s been a while since we heard from Gable Tostee, but he’s back and causing controversy online. The exonerated Gold Coaster stirred the pot on social media, wishing a happy International Women’s Day to “all ma hoes”. Tostee, who changed his name to Eric Thomas, published the provocative post on […]

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Backpacker horror: Former girlfriend of man accused of raping British backpacker speaks out about their relationship

March 10, 2017 2:00 am
Backpacker horror: Former girlfriend of man accused of raping British backpacker speaks out about their relationship

The drug-taking drifter accused of raping a British backpacker in Australia beat up a former girlfriend and cheated on her, it is claimed. A New Zealand-born man, who is accused of holding captive and repeatedly raping and beating a 22-year-old from Liverpool, has been disowned by his family, who said […]

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Queensland police have charged a man posing as Justin Bieber with more than 900 child sex offences

March 9, 2017 12:30 pm
Queensland police have charged a man posing as Justin Bieber with more than 900 child sex offences

Queensland police have a arrested a 42-year-old man who allegedly posed as Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. Photo / AP A man posing as pop superstar Justin Bieber has been charged with more than 900 child sex offences, including rape, following an elaborate sting by Queensland police. The 42-year-old man […]

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Backpacker horror: Girl treated in hospital before road trip with alleged abductor

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Backpacker horror: Girl treated in hospital before road trip with alleged abductor

A British backpacker allegedly held hostage and raped in the Australian outback went to hospital before her road trip, as details of her New Zealand-born companion’s violent past came to light. The 22-year-old is recovering “in the care of friends and family” after being released from hospital, Queensland Police said […]

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Two black eyes, crying and shaking: How British backpacker raised the alarm after kidnap ordeal

March 8, 2017 6:15 am
Two black eyes, crying and shaking: How British backpacker raised the alarm after kidnap ordeal

The backpacker’s alleged kidnapper hid in the rear of the 4WD as officers approached. A young British backpacker who endured a five-week kidnap ordeal in Australia at the hands of an obsessive boyfriend tried to alert her family in Liverpool to her plight. The 22-year-old was repeatedly raped and abused […]

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Kiwi caught in global paedophile ring – how it all unravelled

February 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Kiwi caught in global paedophile ring – how it all unravelled

The global paedophile ring that allegedly involved a 42-year-old Kiwi man was brought down by a simple photograph of a little boy getting a henna tattoo at a US zoo. The little boy was on holiday with two men who claimed to have adopted him from a Russian woman. They […]

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Fewer than 3 per cent of rapes end in a conviction, Australia report shows

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Fewer than 3 per cent of rapes end in a conviction, Australia report shows

Defence attorneys know juries will often judge the victim, who then suffers character attacks in court. Photo / 123RF These numbers should terrify us all. A report just released by Australia’s Crime Statistics Agency found that in 2009 and 2010, more than 3500 rapes were reported to Victoria Police. Of […]

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Drug so deadly to humans it can kill on contact found in Australia

February 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Drug so deadly to humans it can kill on contact found in Australia

The synthetic drug, carfentanyl, is about 10,000 times as potent as morphine (above). File photo / 123RF A drug considered a potential chemical weapon and terrorist threat has been detected in Queensland, sparking an urgent warning from authorities. The synthetic drug, carfentanyl, was intercepted by border force officers at a […]

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Queenslanders praised for saving shark victim off Queensland coast

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Queenslanders praised for saving shark victim off Queensland coast

There was speculation the shark was either a bull shark or a tiger shark (pictured). Photo / 123RF Three Queenslanders are being hailed as lifesavers after plucking their mate from the water and desperately applying a tourniquet to his seriously wounded leg after he was bitten by a shark. The […]

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