Rape, burning children and murder in a Rohingya village

Rape, burning children and murder in a Rohingya village

“They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo,” says Mumtaz, a Rohingya woman from the village of Tula Toli in western Myanmar. “In the pile there was someone’s neck, someone’s head, someone’s leg. I was able to come out, I don’t know how.” The horrors Mumtaz says she endured didn’t stop there. After escaping the mass grave, Mumtaz says she was dragged to a village house and raped by soldiers. The wooden house was then locked and set on fire. It was her…

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Perth cyclist says he’ll never ride again

Perth cyclist says he’ll never ride again

A TRUCK driver has been charged more than two months after allegedly crashing into a cyclist in Perth’s inner suburbs. It is alleged the 48-year-old Padbury man was behind the wheel of a Hino truck when it sideswiped cyclist Duncan Askquith Ellis near Plain Street in East Perth. The 61-year-old was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries. Now he says he’ll never ride again, as he still requires crutches and a neck brace. He also credits his helmet with saving his life, telling 7 News it is a…

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A short history of the high heel

A short history of the high heel

Posted November 13, 2017 09:00:00 Photo: Women’s footwear is often more complicated that men’s, but it was not always that way. (Unsplash: Sarah Cervantes) Related Story: How to wear high heels without hurting your feet Related Story: Pocket history: Why dresses hardly ever have pockets It’s a dilemma many women face when they go out — do they want to elongate their legs by wearing high heeled shoes for an event, or still be able to feel their feet at the end of the night? After events like the Spring…

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Take That bring smash hits to Australia

Take That bring smash hits to Australia

BRITISH pop giants Take That took matters into their own hands to undertake their first Australian tour in 22 years. “We actually made the call, we found a promoter, we just knew it’d been too long,” frontman Gary Barlow said. Their last Australian tour, in September 1995, was just a few months after the exit of Robbie Williams. “It was a tricky time,” Barlow said. Take That would split in 1996 but a comeback in 2005 saw them establish themselves as one of the UK’s most successful recording and touring…

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Turnbull takes a hit in horror poll

Turnbull takes a hit in horror poll

LABOR has widened its lead over the Coalition while Malcolm Turnbull’s standing as preferred prime minister has taken a hit in the latest Newspoll results. The Australian reports voters have swung further toward Labor, leading over the Coalition 55 to 45 in two-party terms, while giving Bill Shorten a dramatic boost as preferred prime minister. In one of the biggest blows to his personal ratings since he took the prime ministership from Tony Abbott, Mr Turnbull’s standing as preferred PM has been scaled back 41 to 36 per cent. The…

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