Tasmania

RUSH HOUR: Disgust over ‘racist’ black nail polish

The twisted plans for starving children The couple behind America’s ‘House of Horrors’ allegedly had a more sinister plan after they shackled, tortured and starved their 13 children. Parents David Allen Turpin, a 57-year-old computer engineer, and his homemaker wife Louis Anna Turpin, 49, wanted a 14th child and had …

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Pedestrians flee driver on boardwalk

POLICE have removed a car and charged a woman after she allegedly drove her vehicle down a busy pedestrian boardwalk in Brisbane last night. Security guards from the city’s South Bank precinct were called to the boardwalk near the Queensland State Library and Art Gallery just before 7pm last night. …

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Snake bite kills man defending his dog

A MAN has died in north-east NSW as the result of a suspected brown snake bite. The 24-year-old was rushed to hospital but died within an hour of being bitten on the finger in a backyard at West Tamworth on Wednesday night, according to Fairfax Media. Before he was bitten, …

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Sickening story behind this photo

AT FIRST glance, the photo of this koala just makes it look like he’s struggling to climb a pole. But the story behind the photo is absolutely disgusting. Koala Rescue Queensland, a state group that rescues the Australian native 24 hours a day, posted this harrowing photo of a koala …

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Woman yanked from car in road rage

POLICE are hunting a male driver who pulled a young mother from her car in a shocking road rage attack yesterday in one of the Gold Coast’s busiest suburbs. The attack happened at 1.30pm on Robina’s Scottsdale Drive when a male driver of a white ute allegedly attacked another driver. …

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Man’s disgusting act in front of child

A MAN who exposed himself and started masturbating in front of a mother and daughter at a Richmond family day remains in police sights. An unknown man was sitting beside the woman and her 14-year-old daughter at Punt Rd in Richmond on October 1 about 10.50am before facing them to …

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‘I thought I was going to die’

THE woman who tripped over a barb-wire fence and stumbled 8m into a dark, abandoned mine shaft says she thought she was going to die. Cynthia Charty, 26, vanished after leaving her home for a late night walk on Friday. Her disappearance sparked a large-scale search and rescue operation during …

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Dastyari must consider future: Labor MP

A LABOR frontbencher says embattled senator Sam Dastyari must now consider whether he can stay in parliament amid new revelations about his interventions on behalf of Chinese interests. Linda Burney — who, like Senator Dastyari, comes from NSW — says the party’s leader took decisive action in sacking the senator …

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Doctor slams ‘racist’ health system

A “RACIST” health system means Aboriginal Territorians are missing out on kidney transplants to non-indigenous residents who are favoured, a leading specialist says. Menzies School of Health Research senior fellow and doctor Paul Lawton said while a non-indigenous kidney patient living in Darwin was as or more likely to receive …

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Confusion over SSM changes

COUPLES getting married on Saturday will be the first to see changes to their wedding ceremonies following the legalisation of same-sex marriage. From tomorrow, celebrants will have to read out a new monitum — a statement explaining the nature of marriage. Previously civil celebrants would have to note that: “Marriage, …

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