Syria out of control – they’re out of body bags

Rescue workers in Syria have ‘run out of body bags’. A recent attack on the Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital means that every city in the east of the city has now been hit. The city Aleppo has been divided between the government in the west and rebel control in the east since 2012. Syrian … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary force that was massacred in its retreat from Kabul. He told of a terrible massacre in the Khyber Pass, in which the Afghans gave the defeated Anglo-Indian force and their camp … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1916

On January 8, 1916, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli Campaign resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties and greatly discredited Allied military command. Roughly an equal number of Turks were killed or wounded. In early 1915, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. Although a French inventor had built a power-driven airship several decades before, the … [Read the full story]

Trainer attacked by tiger at a QLD zoo

A senior tiger handler is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked by a tiger at a Queensland zoo. The big cat became “overexcited” during a play session in a tiger show on Tuesday afternoon and bit its 30-year-old male trainer on the neck and shoulder. Australia Zoo director Wes Mennon says a … [Read the full story]

Fart in face sparks knife attack

A woman from Immokalee, Florida., allegedly threw an 8-inch-long kitchen knife at her boyfriend after he farted in her face. Deborah Ann Burns, 37, told detectives that an argument ensued while the two were watching TV. Burns says that her boyfriend purposely passed gas while walking by her on his way to the kitchen. When … [Read the full story]

Reggae star Lloyd Charmers passes away

Reggae artist Lloyd Charmers has passed away at the age of 74. The singer, keyboard player and record producer died in London on December 27, after suffering a heart attack behind the wheel of his car. He was taken to Homerton Hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Charmers was born Lloyd Tyrell in Kingston, … [Read the full story]

Carmen Electra says that she’s growing up

Former Baywatch babe, dancer, singer, model, movie actress and Playboy magazine favourite Carmen Electra, is dating music mogul Simon Cowell. She talked candidly in a recent interview about growing up. Here’s what she said: “I wish at 18 I had understood that in order to heal you have to feel. The key turning point in … [Read the full story]

A rare appearance of David Bowie

Late morning on a bustling pavement in one of Manhattan’s artier districts this week, a rake-thin man ambled along, a serene presence amid his frenetic surroundings. Wearing a flat cap, wraparound sunglasses, a tatty, grey hooded top and carrying his lunch in a paper bag, he went largely unnoticed by the moneyed shoppers browsing the … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week for Royals. After Prince Harry’s nude romp at the pool table, it was Kate’s nude pictures beside the pool in France. The result; Harry was sent to Afghanistan. So can we expect Kate to be sent to Tasmania? I expect the French will give a token slap on the wrist to the … [Read the full story]

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