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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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It’s so hot in central Queensland you can fry an egg on the bonnet of your car

February 12, 2017 6:30 am
It’s so hot in central Queensland you can fry an egg on the bonnet of your car

It is so hot in Queensland at the moment that you can literally fry an egg on the bonnet of your car. Yesterday afternoon a Queensland police officer demonstrated the infamous trick in a video posted online by the state’s police media unit as temperatures soared into the mid 40s. […]

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‘Lizard Man’ Bronson Ellery’s girlfriend Shelsea Schilling tried to fake her own death

February 2, 2017 6:00 pm
‘Lizard Man’ Bronson Ellery’s girlfriend Shelsea Schilling tried to fake her own death

Shelsea Schilling’s mother Bonnie Mobbs revealed her daughter wanted to escape Lizard Man Bronson Ellery and start a new life. Photo / via Twitter ‘Lizard Man’ Bronson Ellery’s terrified ex-girlfriend considered faking her own death to escape him just one month before he brutally murdered her in his Gold Coast […]

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Tyrell Cobb, 4, told his dad ‘I love you’ before he was allegedly murdered

November 4, 2016 2:03 am
Tyrell Cobb, 4, told his dad ‘I love you’ before he was allegedly murdered

Tyrell Cobb, 4, died from massive abdominal trauma and internal bleeding. The devastated father of a four-year-old Gold Coast boy recalled how his son told him “I love you, I miss you” the night before he was allegedly killed by his mother and stepfather. Tyrell Cobb’s father Jason Cobb told […]

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Brisbane bus driver killed by ‘incendiary device’

October 28, 2016 10:18 am
Brisbane bus driver killed by ‘incendiary device’

A bus driver was killed in a “senseless” attack after a passenger threw an “incendiary device” at him and he was burned alive. The shocking incident happened just after 9am local time in the south Brisbane suburb of Moorooka. A 48-year-old entered the TransLink bus while it was stopped on […]

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Gable Tostee murder trial: Warriena Wright’s blood-alcohol level revealed

October 13, 2016 4:30 am
Gable Tostee murder trial: Warriena Wright’s blood-alcohol level revealed

Warning: This article contains graphic content that some readers may find distressing Gold Coast doctor Dianne Little told the Brisbane Supreme Court today that New Zealander Warriena Wright had more than 80 injuries after she fell from Gable Tostee’s 14th storey Surfers Paradise apartment in the early hours of August […]

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