Alfred Hitchcock and his Birds

Behind the camera, his pendulous lips exhaling bad breath and extraordinarily obscene jokes in a lugubrious Cockney accent, stood the corpulent figure of Alfred Hitchcock, acknowledged as cinema’s master of murder, mayhem and suspense. In front of the camera, poised, elegant, remote, and seemingly unattainable, reclined the exquisitely beautiful Tippi Hedren, his latest star, and … [Read the full story]

Man accused of killing his kids

A Perth man accused of killing his children will appear at court in late November. A 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old-girl were found in their house last week in the suburb of Yanchep. The childrens father was found by police with injuries. He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital – under police guard in a serious, but … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

Look at these tough Aussie women criminals

They were some of Australia’s shadiest sheilas. Murderers, bigamists, cocaine dealers and back street abortionists, all manner of vampish villain and fallen floozy scooped off the streets and photographed for police files. Their blank expressions hiding a catalogue of appalling crimes.  The incredible pictures – part of a collection of 2500 mugshots taken by New … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1967

John McVitie, a British drug dealer and thief known as “Jack the Hat,” is stabbed to death in London by the Kray brothers, Britain’s most notorious criminals of the 1950s and 1960s. Ronald and Reginald Kray, identical twins, were eventually convicted of McVitie’s murder, putting an end to their lengthy underworld careers. The Kray brothers … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 30 B.C.

Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Cleopatra, born in 69 B.C., was made Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt, upon the death of her father, Ptolemy XII, in 51 B.C. Her brother was … [Read the full story]

Grisly find in Sydney restaurant

A man has been charged with murder after a fatally injured woman was found in a fast food restaurant toilet in southwest Sydney. Paramedics were called to the restaurant on Camden Valley Way in Gregory Hills about 2.30am (AEST) on Saturday after staff found a man and woman, both injured, in the toilets. The woman, … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

Sydney rape & murder was well planned

Tosha Thakkar hardly knew her neighbour, Daniel Stani-Reginald. But the man who lived next door had been planning his “cold and calculated” crime well before he raped and murdered the 24-year-old Indian student, the Supreme Court in Sydney has been told. Stani-Reginald then stuffed Ms Thakkar’s body in a suitcase, dumped it in a canal … [Read the full story]

The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

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