Baha'i woman survived jail by writing poetry

Baha'i woman survived jail by writing poetry

Mahvash Sabet had been behind bars for an eternal decade, and on this evening, she was leaving Tehran’s Evin Prison without money or possessions or anyone waiting for her. Iranian authorities released Sabet from her jail cell a day ahead of schedule at a little after 5 p.m., the deadline for prisoners to make their last phone calls of the day. The move was deliberate, she believes, to keep her homecoming quiet and largely removed from media glare. She had become, after all, internationally known. Outside the prison gate, Sabet…

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From Russia (to Sydney) with love: 'Cute, cuddly' frozen woolly mammoth arrives

From Russia (to Sydney) with love: 'Cute, cuddly' frozen woolly mammoth arrives

Posted November 17, 2017 10:11:16 Photo: Lyuba died in a mudslide, with preserved mud found inside her trunk. (ABC News: Philippa McDonald) Related Story: Mammoth found with 45,000-year-old spear wounds Lyuba was just 35 days old when she died in a mudslide and now, 42,000 years later, the world’s oldest and most intact mammoth has arrived in Sydney. The baby mammoth, whose name means “love” in Russian, made the long trip from Siberia in a crate, having to be placed in a refrigerator at Dubai airport while accompanied by a…

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Channel 7 set to saddle up for new Magic Millions broadcast TV deal on Gold Coast

Channel 7 set to saddle up for new Magic Millions broadcast TV deal on Gold Coast

CHANNEL 7 owner Kerry Stokes, his son Ryan and network boss Tim Worner are expected to reveal a new Magic Millions broadcasting deal, set to grow the Gold Coast racing carnival. Melbourne Cup commentary favourite Francesca Cumani and Seven sports anchor Hamish McLachlan will attend the announcement as celebrity ambassadors for the booming racing, sales and polo event, to be televised again this January on Seven. Camera IconRacing queen and Magic Millions Ambassador Francesca Cumani.Picture: SuppliedToday’s event has drawn a who’s who of the carnival’s power players to an exclusive…

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Life in the shadow of a killer on the loose

Life in the shadow of a killer on the loose

But the 56-year-old no longer takes such strolls. Now, when he goes out with his dog at night, he stays in the line of sight of the police who blanket the area. “Everyone is on edge,” he said. “We are trying to maintain as normal of life as possible. We don’t want to live in the shadows.” In the last month, four seemingly unconnected people have been shot and killed in Seminole Heights not far from Haynes’ home. The victims are separated by age, race and occupation, and each was…

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'Waste of money': Dutton rubbishes NZ's plan to upgrade services on Manus

'Waste of money': Dutton rubbishes NZ's plan to upgrade services on Manus

Updated November 16, 2017 19:42:54 The split between Australia and New Zealand over refugee policy has deepened, with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton rubbishing the neighbouring country’s plan to spend nearly $3 million improving essential services on Manus Island. Key points: NZ says it will provide PNG with $2.7m for essential services on Manus Peter Dutton says the money could be better spent elsewhere He argues NZ benefits from Australia’s border protection laws without paying More than 300 men on Manus are still refusing to leave the now-closed detention centre and…

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