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 1997

On this day in 1997, an estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe tune in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris the week before. During her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II … [Read the full story]

Ozzie tourist left for dead in Bali

An Australian woman has revealed how she was left for dead with massive head wounds on a Bali roadside, amid fears of growing violence against Australian tourists in the country. Official statistics show 31 Australians died in Bali in the past year, but what is less well reported is the number who have been assaulted … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [Read the full story]

Toni Braxton isn’t ‘feeling the love’

Toni Braxton has said that she will no longer be recording music. The R’n’B singer said that she won’t be making albums anymore but may tour occasionally. She said: I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

A young child killed in her bed by a motorist crashing through the wall of her bedroom, children killed by rocket attacks in Syria and fire in a disco killed hundreds of youngsters in Brazil.  What terrible tragedies. France sending in troops to fight in Africa…are they mad? After a disaster in Vietnam, which drew … [Read the full story]

Photographer killed whilst snapping Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has called for new laws for paparazzi following the ‘tragic’ death of a photographer who was run over and killed while taking pictures of the star’s sportscar. A 29-year-old freelance photographer, named as Chris Guerra, was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday night after taking pictures of the singer’s white $200,000 Ferrari in … [Read the full story]

Has Adam Lanza got an ‘evil’ gene?

Gunman Adam Lanza will have his DNA tested to find out if it carries an “evil” gene. The study on Lanza, who shot dead 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook School, is thought to be the first carried out on a mass killer. The study has been ordered by Connecticut medical examiner H … [Read the full story]

Shakira and boyfriend fake giving birth

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique pretended to become parents for the first time in an April Fool’s-style prank. Barcelona soccer ace Gerard took to Twitter to break the “happy news” to unsuspecting fans of the couple. He wrote: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!” … [Read the full story]

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