Inside Bono's secret stake in a small-town Lithuanian shopping centre

Inside Bono's secret stake in a small-town Lithuanian shopping centre

By Sarunas Cerniauskas, of 15min.lt Updated November 06, 2017 19:49:06 Video: Bono’s Lithuanian shopping mall under tax probe (ABC News) In four decades of touring the world, the Irish rock band U2 has never played in Utena, a sleepy place in north-east Lithuania. With just 26,000 people, Utena’s population could fit into one of U2’s stadium concerts twice over. But, unbeknownst to the locals, the band’s front man, Bono, has long had a stake in their town. Photo: Journalist Sarunas Cerniauskas has been investigating Bono’s investment in a Lithuanian shopping…

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Ten years of back-breaking work worth it for home builder's grand design

Ten years of back-breaking work worth it for home builder's grand design

Posted November 07, 2017 10:00:00 Photo: Pat Gaffney in front of his house, which is angled around a sewer line. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne) Ten years, a broken back and a sewer running through the main living area would not, and could not, stop Pat Gaffney from building his very own “grand design” in Perth’s South Fremantle. Mr Gaffney has a background as a carpenter. He said he had always wanted to build a modern house, and settled on the perfect place — a block of land next door…

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Monday fuel mayhem causes problems

Monday fuel mayhem causes problems

FOR bargain hunters it’s a lure that’s nearly impossible to resist — the promise of petrol at the cheapest price for the week. But some Perth residents say the weekly Monday free-for-all for cut-price fuel is a recipe for disaster and potentially even fatal accident on our roads. Local resident Simone says price fluctuations of more than 30 cents per litre between Mondays and Tuesdays make for chaos at the Woolworths Petrol outlet at Floreat Forum. She’s worried about road rage and fears near-misses could turn deadly. “When you come…

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‘Rock bottom after working 15 days in a row’

‘Rock bottom after working 15 days in a row’

TIP Top bread delivery drivers in NSW have warned that pay cuts are leading to severe fatigue and that it is only a matter of time before a tragic accident takes place. An investigation by ABC’s 7.30 has revealed the staggering workload drivers are forced to take on. One Tip Top driver, Graeme Wong, told the program he hit “rock bottom” after working 15 weeks in a row with just two days off. “I was sitting in the carpark, in the truck, at 3 o’clock in the morning at Hungry…

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What drove teen star Khalid to the edge

What drove teen star Khalid to the edge

A YEAR after leaving high school, 19-year-old Texan singer and songwriter Khalid has become a voice for his generation with the vulnerable love songs of his debut album American Teen. Singles including Location and Young, Dumb and Broke have become Generation Z anthems and top 40 hits worldwide as his soulful voice shines a light on teen angst in the era of technology and terrorism. His 1-800-273-8255 collaboration with rapper Logic and Alessia Cara, named after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in America has saved lives, with calls to the…

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