Tag Archives: Africa

FOOTBALL: A BEAUTIFUL GAME OF MUSIC TO A MATCH-FIXER’S EARS

Tuesday September 17 2013 – Some in the crowd thought the international referee had lost his marbles – or at the very least the pea from his whistle. What else could explain why he refused to call time on the … Continue reading

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MAN DENIES TRYING TO USE $16,000 IN FAKE US NOTES – Thursday May 29 2014

– A Tasmanian man accused of possessing $16,000 of fake money was caught up in romantic internet scam, a court has heard. Gregory Keith Turner, 60, of Newnham has pleaded not guilty to one count of possessing counterfeit money and … Continue reading

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POLICE BASH VICTIM CONSIDERS COMPENSATION CLAIM – Sunday July 14 2013

– Police will reopen a professional standards investigation after a court found a senior constable from Stawell had assaulted a young Somali man – punching him in the face and fracturing his jaw. A magistrate found that Mohamed Hassan, then … Continue reading

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LOVE SCAM RESCUE – Thursday May 23 2013

– Police have twice stopped a woman, 73, from boarding a plane to Africa to meet an online romance scammer who fleeced her of $75,000. Isabell’s daughter, Ann, 48, said she feared if her mother had not been stopped from … Continue reading

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MERCHANT OF DEATH’S CRONY SENT BACK TO FACE US JUSTICE – Sunday May 26 2013

– A man accused of being the financial brains behind convicted international arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Australia to the United States. Syrian-born Richard Chichakli, 53, had been living in Melbourne under an alias and working as … Continue reading

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ROMANCE ENDS IN DEATH – Tuesday March 5 2013

– A widowed Australian grandmother travelled to South Africa to marry the young man she had fallen in love with over an Internet dating website. Three months later she was dead. The body of the West Australian woman, Jette Jacobs, … Continue reading

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83,000 KM, SIX CONTINENTS AND NOW A LIFE OF NO REGRET – Monday February 25 2013

– When people reach retirement age, it’s common to vow “to see the world” – and end up going to Noosa. Publicist Shirley Hardy-Rix and former head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad Brian Rix spent 16 months riding a … Continue reading

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NOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE – Thursday February 7 2013

– The players in both change rooms are calm just an hour before kick-off. After all they are confident they have been well coached on how to carry out their designated roles. The referee and linesmen have trained for this … Continue reading

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