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The curious case of Sheikh Haron

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 4:49AM UTC

A man claiming to be a former Iranian muslim cleric and going by the moniker Sheikh Haron has been arrested for allegedly taunting the relatives of dead Australian soldiers. The man first came to public notice a couple of years ago. We can only guess that intelligence officers might have finally

Asians exempt

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 7:10PM UTC

Pets are environmentally unfriendly: “The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found. “Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they

Boat people worries

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 4:28PM UTC

A nasty political row has erupted following Liberal Parliamentarian Wilson “Ironbar” Tuckey’s claim that “terrorists” are amongst those arriving here from Asia by boat seeking asylum. Tuckey’s comment comes not long after Prime Minister Rudd called those arriving by boat “illegal” immigrants. Both sides of politics are keen to show

TV star Don Lane dies

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 3:44PM UTC

Don Lane, an American song-and-dance man who became an enduring television celebrity in Australia known as “The Lanky Yank,” died Thursday. He was 75. Lane was one of the best-known figures on Australian television for almost two decades until in 1983 when he retired from the “Tonight Show”-style program that

China: No easy solution to ship hijacking

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 2:45PM UTC

A top Chinese general said freeing a Chinese ship hijacked in the Indian Ocean will be a long, difficult process, and did not rule out a military response. The cargo ship carrying a crew of 25 Chinese sailors was seized Monday in the Indian Ocean, about 700 miles (1,100 kilometers)

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