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Mon 15 Oct 2018

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

WHEN Coca Cola tried to be friendly by writing a greeting on one of its vending machines it ended up shocking customers with a grim message.

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

A NEW trial uses a futuristic method to ease traffic congestion.

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

IN A bizarre coincidence after Terry Gall and Barry Sutherland reunited in Toowoomba, they discovered they were only meters away from each other a year earlier.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

IF YOU thought resorts on party islands were all about nudity, boozing and staff sleeping with guests, you were absolutely right.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

A COUPLE is making a five-day journey from Brisbane to Mataranka to rescue their beloved 18-year-old cat Spike.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

STAUNCH Monarchists, maybe don’t read this. We take a colourful look at the second-best royal wedding of the year.

How to lie in a job interview

premium_icon How to lie in a job interview

IF you’re telling the truth in job interviews, you’re doing it wrong, writes Jill Poulsen. Here’s some excellent porkies to get you started.

Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

premium_icon Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

AUSTRALIAN fugitive Shaun Davidson has again taunted police on social media more than a year after breaking out of Bali’s infamous Kerobokan prison.

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

SCOTT Sewell’s rookie error when renting a car left him black-listed with a $1400 bill. It’s something we probably do all the time.

Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

premium_icon Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

"We've lost all our blueberries, the strawberries are all finished and it looks as though our lavenders are smashed to bits."

One-percenters that help HSC students

premium_icon One-percenters that help HSC students

TINY choices, such as writing with a black pen rather than blue, can make a difference in HSC exams.

Tsunami could hit Australia again

Tsunami could hit Australia again

WHILE Australia is seen as a geologically stable continent, experts have revealed Australia is at risk of a devastating tsunami.

Problem with $500b megacity

Problem with $500b megacity

DUBBED the “mega city of the future”, but there’s one big reason tech leaders are pulling out of the ambitious $500 billion project.

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

IT TURNS out one of Australia’s favourite foods — which vegans have been eating for years — may not actually be vegan at all.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Double Island Pt hoon shame: Ex-cop slams drivers

premium_icon Double Island Pt hoon shame: Ex-cop slams drivers

Former Caloundra police Senior Sergeant Gavin Ricketts has slammed the behaviour of Double Island Point hoons he says are risking young lives.

Auschwitz plan for racist football fans

Auschwitz plan for racist football fans

A MAJOR football team have decided upon a drastic measure in an attempt to combat anti-Semitism at the club.

Bizarre way Aussie robber used his loot

Bizarre way Aussie robber used his loot

COREY Donaldson threatened to blow up a bank unless money was handed over. What he did with the cash set him apart from others.

Australia’s worst office lunch box thieves

premium_icon Australia’s worst office lunch box thieves

A MAJORITY of Australians now claim their lunch is being stolen from an office fridge, and many have confessed to taking others’ meals and snacks.

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