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Bus hijacker tried ‘suicide by cop’

A man who hijacked a peak-hour Melbourne bus and was shot in the chest was attempting “suicide by cop”, a court has heard. David William Chuter, 22, was mentally ill…

Rape Victim Files Lawsuit against UAE Luxury Resort

A luxury United Arab Emirates hotel is being sued by a Brisbane woman who was drugged and raped by co-workers and jailed for eight months when she reported the assault…

Drunks Face Hard Times in Victoria

A new law banning drunken behaviour will give pubs and clubs in Victoria the right to rid themselves of drunken troublemakers. The new law, which was introduced into parliament on…

Ex-Dictator Calls for Frozen Assets to Rebuild Haiti

Haitian ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has called on Switzerland to release assets frozen under the “Duvalier law” and direct them to the rebuilding of Haiti. Duvalier said the funds…

Court Orders Continuation of ‘Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell’ Military Policy on Gays

The 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals stayed implementation of U.S. district judge Virginia Phillips’ order declaring the ‘don’t ask-don’t tell’ law as unconstitutional. This ruling ordered the military’s…

Obama Administration Files an Appeal on Ruling against Gay Marriages

A ruling made by the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts determined the Obama administration to file and appeal against it on Tuesday, October 12. The ruling that protected gay marriages…