Archive for December, 2011

Lesbian vampire killer Tracey Wigginton set to be released from jail

By Richard Shears Last updated at 4:11 PM on 21st December 2011 A lesbian vampire killer who stabbed a man to death and drank his blood from his almost-severed head is expected to be freed from jail soon after serving 20 years of a life sentence for her gruesome crime. Tracey Wigginton, now 46, drank […]

Cops: More LA arson fires?

LOS ANGELES — Several more cars burned in suspected arson attacks in the Los Angeles area early Saturday morning, and authorities investigated if they were connected to nearly two dozen deliberately set blazes a day earlier, police said. Police: Man may have infected hundreds with HIV Gingrich becomes tearful speaking about his mother SC gantlet awaits […]

Leaving every citizen a reflection on the year in government

This is the last column of the year. It will be short mainly because the year went by like the snap of the fingers. It has been a memorable one as Veterans continue to fight for the benefits we were promised for signing up to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. […]

Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

A decade after the 9/11 attacks, this groundbreaking book by a preeminent reporter takes readers deep into the struggle within the Muslim world where a growing movement defies and challenges extremism and repudiates Osama bin Laden, his deviant doctrine, and his violent disciples. Robin Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, has witnessed the […]

Torched woman ‘sedated’

CHARGES: The man accused of tying Cue Ling Tao to a bed and setting her alight was in court on Saturday. Picture: Channel 10 Source: PerthNow A MAN accused of tying a Cannington woman to a bed and setting her alight will also be accused of sedating her, The Sunday Times understands. Anto Prawira Bintan, […]

Flood of tears for State Emergency Service hero killed in freak accident in …

POPULAR VOLUNTEER: Matt Stevens was killed in Theodore on Friday night when he was reversed over by a fire truck as he helped get the vehicle going. Picture: Murray Ware Source: The Courier-Mail THIS time last year Theodore was a ghost town, its residents scattered by the worst natural disaster in Queensland history. Now, one […]

Father shot dead as children slept next to him, friends say

A FATHER of four was shot in the chest as his girlfriend and two of his children slept beside him, his friends have said. Matthew Hedges, 25, died yesterday after neighbours reported hearing about four gunshots coming from a house on Biara Street, in Chester Hill, about 1.45am. Superintendent Dave Eardley of Bankstown police said […]

Van Onselen: Abbott best of the rest

Julia Gillard and Bill Shorten during Question time. Picture: Gary Ramage Source: The Daily Telegraph WITH 2011 over, Peter Van Onselen assesses the best and the worst performers in Federal politics. ————————————————– Judging performances in 2011 is made harder by the varying degrees of difficulty each politician faced. Julia Gillard presided over the worst sustained set […]

America’s Cup all-nighter for Hawke

Bob Hawke wears his celebration coat at the  Royal Perth Yacht Club all-night party after Australia won America’s Cup. EX PM Bob Hawke on the America’s Cup victory in 1983: “It was very funny. I sat up all night. “And we were pretty whacked, of course, and Cabinet the next day got postponed. “But I […]

Aussies reach Pole in record bid

Half way:  Justin Jones and James Castrission have made it to the South Pole and will now turn back to complete their aim of being the first to trek from Antactica to the Pole and back.  Picture:  Supplied Source: Supplied TWO Australians have reached the South Pole, as they try to be the first to […]

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