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Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested after man found dead in his apartment surrounded by drugs after spending the night with three women The death of an Australian mining executive who was found dead in his apartment in Peru surrounded by drugs is now the subject of a murder investigation. Jeff Hunter's body was discovered in the luxury unit he rented in Miraflores, Lima, with a plastic bag on his head, after he had spent the night with three women.
6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
High praise indeed. The waitress was describing the banana pancakes on the menu at Sarins in the Port Lincoln Hotel.
11 hrs ago | The Republic
Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man from Victoria state suffered a suspected heart attack during the 1.9-kilometer swim leg in the Pacific Ocean surf off Mooloolaba.
12 hrs ago | Merimbula News Weekly
However, a strong series of tackles by the Devils fell apart as Marty Scott-Thomas intercepted a cut-out pass and ran a solo 80-metre effort to put the Roosters well ahead. With the first half dwindling down, it was the head-geared captain-coach Ryan Apps , making a big break through the Narooma line to score under the posts right on the siren.
ELIZABETH JACKSON: A snapshot of Australia's homeless has revealed an alarming statistic. According to Homelessness Australia, the average life expectancy of Australians who live on the street is just 46 years.
During a Melbourne, Australia stop on his Yeezus tour, Kanye West refused to continue with his performance of "Good Life" until everyone in the crowd was on their feet - except of course, for those who were unable to be. "I can't do this song if there's anybody in here sitting down," he said.
"How about we cook a kangaroo tail for afternoon tea, Pete?" suggests my charismatic aboriginal host Neville, as I cast a fishing rod into the river and keep an eye out for crocodiles. It seems a strange choice for a pastime usually associated with sandwiches and cakes, but having developed a taste for 'roo burger' on a previous trip Down Under, this is one bush tucker trial I won't be turning down.
Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to travel to Australia to see his twin sister Pipah, saying she cannot break her bond with the girl she carried in her womb. "Every day I look at Gammy and see Pipah in his eyes," says 21-year-old Pattharamon Janbua, who agreed last year to be a surrogate mother.
Cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodeling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an 'innocent bystander' as previously thought, researchers report. Dr Tommy Liu and colleagues have discovered cartilage plays an active role in rheumatoid arthritis and is not an 'innocent bystander' as previously thought.
A Labor MP has broken her party's stance of bipartisan support for raising the terror alert, branding Prime Minister Tony Abbott a "terror" and criticising the Coalition's domestic policies. The West Australian MP Alannah MacTiernan took to Twitter late on Friday night tweeting: "The Jihadi threat is real but many Australians also see Abbott as a terror as he takes a wrecking ball to our social infrastructure".
The matriarch of a family where 12 children were removed from a farm in south-western NSW in 2012 amid allegations of neglect, child abuse and incest has been found guilty in Moss Vale Local court of attempting to remove two of her sons from foster care. The 48-year-old woman, Betty Colt - a pseudonym assigned for legal reasons - was also found guilty of procuring a child to commit the crime of kidnapping.
Called "Bare Bones," it's a collaborative album with fellow Detroit-based bluesman Motor City Josh.
A nurse found dead in her lodgings after answering a prank call from two Australian radio presenters about Kate Middleton's first pregnancy two years ago committed suicide, an inquest ruled on Friday. Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanging in December 2012, three days after she answered the call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian in which they had pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
A man has faced court over a fire that left a damage bill of about $200,000 for an Adelaide Hills sports complex. Steven Andrew Timmins, 32, faced the Magistrates Court at Mount Barker where a police prosecutor opposed bail due to the seriousness of the arson charge and citing a risk of reoffending.
The Australian government on Friday elevated its terrorism threat level to the second highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the increase from "medium" to "high" on a four-tier scale on the advice of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
When Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to ever hit land, cut a trail of devastation across the Philippines in November, many Australians felt compelled to help in whatever way they could. Some donated money, others gathered supplies and food and a few decided to get to work directly on the ground.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:34 pm
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