Has Abu-Sayyaf Already Killed Its Hostages?

The deadline of 2pm Tuesday has passed with no further word on whether three Red Cross workers kidnapped by Philippino terrorist group Abu-Sayyaf are still alive. The terrorists demanded the withdrawal of government troops from ‘their’ territory on the island of Jolo or the hostages would be killed today. As Philippino Senator Richard Gordon has said, …

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World’s Largest Laser, Annoying Grammatical Error

Interesting news about the world’s largest laser becoming operational, and especially the hope that this will generate enough energy to achieve ‘fusion ignition.’ This could be an important step on the way to the use of fusion as a cheap clean energy source. See my earlier post on cold fusion for more on the wider …

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More News on Conficker

Also known as Downadup. As I noted earlier, so far the worm has not caused any damage, except for giving scareware makers another way of cheating people out of their money, and well meaning friends sending annoying email warnings. But the worm is set to check with its masters on April 1st. If it downloads new instructions then, …

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Family Dies as Police Prevent Rescue

That must be one of the dodgiest headlines I’ve seen for a long time. The house was on fire and burning dangerously. Police stopped neighbours from entering the house. The chances are that anyone else entering the house would also have been killed. Can you imagine the fuss if police had let neighbours enter and …

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Talk About a Storm in a Theacup

Kiwis clash over whether there should be an ‘h’ in Wanganui or not? I don’t think so. I was in Wanganui at the time this issue was being debated. There was very little acrimony, and most locals, both Maori and more recent arrivals, agreed that the spelling of the name Wanganui should be retained rather …

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Teen Prostitute Paid With Chicken Nuggets

This is sad. Some ratbag by the name of Ronald Gander and his equally disgusting girlfriend (who is not named and does not seem to have been charged) lived in an expensive inner city apartment. They decided a teenage student living with them should prostitute herself to help pay the rent. She had run away …

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New Idea is a Sleazy Rag

In latest inventions by New Idea magazine (your celebrity news!) Bec Hewitt, wife of Australian tennis player Leighton Hewitt, is accused of having an affair with ‘minder Mark,’ a ‘special kind of guy’ who is a fitness trainer from Dallas. Minder Mark is actually Bec’s brother. Bec and Leighton said: The article is plainly intended to …

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Nearly $1 Million Stolen from Brisbane Parking Meters

A crime gang (OK, two guys) which stole over $800,000 from Brisbane city parking metres has been busted, according to Queensland police. How do people think of these things? How did they do it? Why didn’t anyone notice before? And how much does the Brisbane City Council make from parking meters?

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Australia’s Minister of Defence Must Answer Questions

Andrew Bolt points out that Chinese born Australian business woman Helen Liu is a leading member of organisations dedicated to promoting the Chinese military and Chinese re-unification (which means the absorption of Taiwan). Joel Fitzgibbon has lied about the extent of his links to her, and the gifts he has received from her. He is Australia’s Minister …

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