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Rich couple charged over murder

A MAN and a woman were charged with murder this morning after a badly burned body was found in the suburban garden of their $1.54 million London home. Detectives detained the pair as they investigated the disappearance of an au pair — the woman charged, Sabrina Kouider, is thought to be the ex-girlfriend of an Irish pop star, The Sun ...

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Teacher fired after ‘boys brag’

“BOYS brag,” an Arkansas prosecutor stated, explaining how a 25-year-old art teacher came to be charged with underage sex. That’s how a parents got wind of what was going on. Enraged, the parent threatened “bodily harm” against teacher Jessie Lorene Goline. Another teacher overheard. Which is how her school principal found out. Goline broke down crying when she heard Marked ...

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What going vegan for a month does to you

SO HERE’S the thing about adopting a vegan diet: everyone is going to have a problem with it. Everyone except for you. Without uttering the ‘v’ word, people just know. It’s like they can smell the vegan on you. The reputation of vegans making obnoxious declarations is entirely false — from my experience, it’s something you keep to yourself. The ...

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Behind the scenes on Ovation of the Seas

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Cruise director Mike Hunnerup gives us his hot tips for exploring the attractions on board Royal Caribbean’s biggest Australian ship. Click here to Read from the source

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‘Vote no’ movement’s rally fail

THE leader of a right wing group who held a protest against same-sex marriage has blamed the poor turnout on a “fear of violence” from same-sex marriage advocates. Australia’s first Straight Lives Matter rally, organised by The Party for Freedom, was held as a protest against the potential legalisation of same-sex marriage and instead found itself vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters ...

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The souvenir that could haunt you

SOFT kangaroo toys, boomerang magnets and stubby holders — these are some of the holiday mementos that tourists take home from Australia. But visitors to Central Australia are also stuffing their suitcases with natural “souvenirs” — rocks, pebbles, sand and twigs from Uluru. Struck by guilt — or after experiencing bad luck — hundreds of travellers are sending their keepsakes ...

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Travel ban may hit more countries

THE ban the Trump Administration put on six majority-Muslim countries expires this weekend and sources say it will be replaced with more targeted restrictions. The New York Times reports that the restrictions would differ for each country but that people living in the targeted nations could be prevented from travelling to the US or face increased scrutiny as they seek ...

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Scooter warning to Aussies in Bali

BALI police have issued a warning to tourists riding motorbikes on the holiday island — obey the road rules or face criminal charges. Anyone who tries to bribe an officer to get away with bad behaviour will also be charged. The stark warning, from Bali’s Police Chief, Insp General Petrus Golose yesterday, comes in the wake of the latest fatal ...

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‘I’d feel more welcome in North Korea’

ACCORDING to the guide books, Georgia is a paradise filled with picturesque villages, good food and wine and some of the world’s friendliest, most hospitable people. In reality? Yeah, not so much. At least that’s what I found during my recent trip to the tiny European nation, which is bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Before I set foot ...

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Bali set for ‘imminent’ eruption

INDONESIAN authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level. Some 10,000 villagers have already left their homes around the mountain, while more than 200,000 have received warnings. Indonesian authorities have begun to sweep a 12km radius from the peak, ensuring no residents or tourists remain in the ...

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