Uber driver held woman in car against her will, police say

Uber driver held woman in car against her will, police say

Updated August 13, 2017 09:11:33 Ride-booking service Uber is at the centre of another controversy after a Brisbane driver allegedly refused to let a passenger out of his vehicle. A 25-year-old woman booked the Uber to take her to Fortitude Valley about 11:00pm and became worried when the driver refused to pull over. Instead the man allegedly continued to drive in what police describe as “a concerning manner” for more than an hour, travelling around New Farm then through the Clem 7 tunnel to Brisbane’s southside. As the woman tried…

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Stan Grant: Music is more than my life's soundtrack — it's a roadmap

Stan Grant: Music is more than my life's soundtrack — it's a roadmap

Updated August 11, 2017 15:39:17 Photo: Stan Grant says music has been a companion on a journey that has taken him around the world. (AAP: James Morgan) Related Story: Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell dies aged 81 Related Story: Glen Campbell was loved by the everyman and by other musical revolutionaries Vienna Chocolate, remember that? Layers of ice cream; vanilla and chocolate with milo sprinkled on top. I loved it, as a boy. They stopped making it sometime in the 1970s. Why do I remember Vienna Chocolate? Because of a…

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Wild weather is about to hit Perth, SW

Wild weather is about to hit Perth, SW

PERTH continues to close in on hitting its long-term average rainfall for August as the city braces for cold fronts to return with interest tonight and tomorrow. After recording more than 19mm of rain between midnight and 9am, the Perth metro gauge had a reading of zero throughout today. The sun made an appearance at various times and the temperature topped 19 degrees. It was a similar story around the suburbs, with Jandakot registering 3.2mm, Bickley getting 0.6mm and Swanbourne picking up 0.2mm. But the break from the winter weather…

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Usain Bolt pulls up injured in farewell to track and field

Usain Bolt pulls up injured in farewell to track and field

Bolt took the baton for Jamaica in third place but within a few strides he had fallen to the ground, clutching his left leg, as host Britain secured a shock gold ahead of a United States team containing Justin Gatlin. Bolt beaten into third in the individual 100m behind Gatlin and his US team compatriot Christian Coleman, was comforted by teammates after getting to his feet, his face etched in pain. The capacity crowd in the London Stadium was still digesting the shock earlier defeat for home hero Mo Farah…

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In this corner of New Delhi, people go to extremes in order to be heard

In this corner of New Delhi, people go to extremes in order to be heard

Posted August 13, 2017 06:16:07 Photo: Farmer Prakash is protesting for 41 days (ABC News: James Bennett) Related Story: Drought-stricken Indian farmers shock government into action There’s a corner in New Delhi called Jantar Mantar. It’s a bit like the front lawn of Parliament House in Canberra or Speakers’ Corner in London — and every day a mix of Indians make the most of their right to peaceful protest. It has become synonymous with the country’s strong and proud belief in the democratic right to free speech. Some might say…

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