On this day…in 1883

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on this day in 1883. Heard 3,000 miles away, the explosions threw five cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air, created 120-foot tsunamis and killed 36,000 people. Krakatau … [Read the full story]

Croc eats man, family find head in river

A crocodile devoured a man as he fished in an eastern Indonesian river but left his head floating in the water where it was discovered by his distraught family. Sam Sem Ledo, a father of 11, set off to go fishing for crabs in the Amabi river in Kupang district on Timor island. But the … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week for Australia. It’s not what happened here, but rather what we must learn from foreign news. The terrible execution of hostages in Algeria carried out by Muslims in support of Malians and terrorists held in western countries. The result in troops being sent into action will escalate action both in France and … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

Abdullah hasn’t got very long to live

It’s a wonderful thing to form a bond with an animal, but when that animal is a tiger with a fondness for fighting…you are risking your life everytime you come into contact. Abdullah Sholeh, 31 has formed an unbreakable bond with four-year-old feline Mulan. He regularly sleeps, plays and fights with the enormous tiger. The … [Read the full story]

Apparently, elephant poo coffee isn’t shit

If you like your coffee strong with plenty of nose, then Thailand could be your ideal destination, after a blend made from elephant dung was put on sale by an upmarket hotel chain. The Black Ivory blend, made from coffee beans digested and excreted by Thai elephants, is billed as producing a particularly smooth cup. … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard…stop ruining Australia

I read with interest the article by the finance reporter of Ozzie News. I agree in part, especially about stopping the boat people before they arrive and leave Indonesia. Also how our pollies, especially Prime Minister Julia Gillard, do not understand the problem. Spending large sums to stop boats is not the answer. Spending large … [Read the full story]

Seven asylum seekers die on way to Australia

Shock after a boat filled with asylum seekers capsized on its way from Indonesia, killing at least seven people. Some 57 people, thought to be from Iran and Afghanistan, were rescued but many others are still missing. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said he expected no more survivors. The tragedy has reopened the long-running debate in … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard speaks to boy arrested in Bali

Julia Gillard has spoken to the 14-year-old boy arrested in Bali last week for allegedly carrying marijuana, telling him she was doing everything possible to help him. The teenager, detained last Tuesday on the resort island, has been the focus of intense negotiations involving Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and other Australian officials who hope he … [Read the full story]

Ding Dong, Osama’s dead!

The death of Osama Bin Laden was celebrated around the world as a victory for justice, but many people cautioned that it would not end terroist attacks or ease suffering of those who lost loved ones in bombings by al-Qaeda linked militants.   Spontaneous cebratory rallies broke out in New York City at Ground Zero, … [Read the full story]

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