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Things in Australia That Want to Kill You

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My fixation with Australia began as a small child. I was convinced that the land down under was magical and filled with color, excitement, and amazing animals (we can thank to The Rescuers Down Under and Fern Gully for this). My mother also had a beautiful set of Australian Opals, so that helped fuel my imagination. A… » 6/11/15 5:20pm 6/11/15 5:20pm

Judge Declares Mistrial, Dismisses Juror for Flirting with Defendant  

A judge in Sydney, Australia reportedly declared a mistrial after a sheriff in the courtroom said he saw the female jury foreperson flirting with the defendant. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph says the woman was accused of “flicking her hair, smiling, raising an eyebrow and nodding in a potentially suggestive manner at the… » 6/08/15 7:00pm 6/08/15 7:00pm

Man Who Held Dozens Hostage in Sydney Suspected of 50 Sexual Assaults


Police in Sydney, Australia have stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe where self-described "sheikh" Man Haron Monis was holding dozens of people hostage, thus ending the siege that gripped horrified onlookers the world over for hours. But this was far from Monis's first run-in with the law. » 12/15/14 11:50am 12/15/14 11:50am

Sex Club Owner Speaks Eloquently About the Loss of His Gay Suckatorium

Sydney's gay community was dealt a horrible blow yesterday after a fire swept through one of the city's most prominent sex-on-premises venues. The owner of the establishment recounted the harrowing ordeal for a local news team: "I was speaking to the employee at that shop and I thought he said, ‘I can smell shit.'… » 2/24/12 2:00pm 2/24/12 2:00pm