'Two naked bodies left in a rush': Tales from a 100yo Tasmanian hut

'Two naked bodies left in a rush': Tales from a 100yo Tasmanian hut

Posted September 20, 2017 08:05:10 Photo: The refurbished Old Pelion Hut on Tasmania’s Overland Track. (Supplied: Parks and Wildlife Service) The Old Pelion hut has seen a lot of action in its 100 years, including the expulsion of an over-amorous newly-wed German couple. The historic mountain hut on Tasmania’s famous Overland Track in the state’s north-west is celebrating its centenary, bringing back memories for many. Martin Robinson from Glenorchy stayed in the hut for the first time nearly 20 years ago, and remembers when the couple were told “to take…

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Just bluster? UN wonders about threat to 'totally destroy' N Korea

Just bluster? UN wonders about threat to 'totally destroy' N Korea

While some saw the President’s phrasing as a clear message of deterrence, others said it may deepen confusion about what exactly will prompt the US to execute a preemptive military strike.  The spiraling tension between the North Korea and the US moved at least two world leaders at the UN to urge caution and greater care with language, suggesting that some see the US as part of the problem. “When tensions rise, so does the chance of miscalculation,” said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged the DPRK to comply…

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Powerful 7.1 earthquake hits central Mexico

Powerful 7.1 earthquake hits central Mexico

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the US Geological Survey. Pictures on social media and witness accounts confirmed the quake collapsed buildings. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km). Here are the latest developments: • Education Minister Aurelio Nuño tweeted “all public and private schools in Mexico City are cancelled until further notice.” He said schools in…

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Virus DNA test better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

Virus DNA test  better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

DNA screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer is more effective than Pap-smear-like methods for detecting pre-cancerous cells, even in women vaccinated against the virus, Australian researchers have found. EMBARGO 4AM HPV KEY POINTS Key points: First time effectiveness of HPV screening tested in women immunised against strains of virus that cause cervical cancer Study compared effectiveness of HPV DNA screening every 5 years versus cell-based screening techniques every 2.5 years Scientists say findings indicate upcoming changes to cervical screening program “safe and appropriate” They said the study, published…

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Trump to UN: 'Rocket Man is on a suicide mission'

Trump to UN: 'Rocket Man is on a suicide mission'

In blunt terms, Trump warned the US would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. He said while the US has “great strength and patience,” its options could soon run out. Directly putting the country’s leader on notice, Trump suggested Kim Jong Un could not survive an American attack. “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself,” he said. It was a characteristically bombastic approach to a crisis that’s growing in scale. Throughout his address — the most closely watched foreign policy remarks of…

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