Director Peter Weir flies to the defence of accused spy and filmmaker James Ricketson in Cambodian

Director Peter Weir flies to the defence of accused spy and filmmaker James Ricketson in Cambodian

By Matt Blomberg Posted August 17, 2018 01:05:34 Photo: James Ricketson called out from the prison van as it pulled through a throng of media. (Matt Blomberg) The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson began in Cambodia on Thursday, with a panel of judges grilling a character witness over the …

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul with a voice that influenced a generation of singers, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul with a voice that influenced a generation of singers, dies aged 76

Updated August 17, 2018 00:35:11 Photo: Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration ceremony for president-elect Barack Obama in 2009. (Reuters: Jason Reed) Aretha Franklin, the teenage gospel singer who rose to become the Queen of Soul, selling 75 million records and inspiring generations, has died. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The …

Aretha Franklin: The performance that floored a fellow music legend — and a president

Aretha Franklin: The performance that floored a fellow music legend — and a president

Updated August 17, 2018 00:38:10 External Link: Aretha Franklin performs (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman in 2015 Carole King can’t sit still. Look at her: first she’s blowing kisses, then she’s covering her mouth in shock. At one point it looks like she’s about to pass out …

‘March of Mothers’ Held in Moscow to Protest Detention of Teenagers Charged as Dissidents

Hundreds of protesters marched on August 15 to the Russian Supreme Court in Moscow to oppose the detention of two young women, held on extremism charges since March and accused of being part of an anti-government group, the Moscow Times said. Dubbed the “March of Mothers,” the protest focused on …

Genoa bridge collapse: Audio of emergency call reveals operator’s shock

Genoa bridge collapse: Audio of emergency call reveals operator’s shock

Posted August 16, 2018 23:41:28 Photo: A national day of mourning has been scheduled for Saturday. (AP: Antonio Calanni) Italian emergency phone operators expressed incredulity when a man called to let them know that a major highway bridge had collapsed in the north-western city of Genoa. Key points: Genoa Chief …

Forest Lodge murder accused’s alleged words after rapper’s death revealed in police report

Forest Lodge murder accused’s alleged words after rapper’s death revealed in police report

Updated August 16, 2018 20:32:32 Photo: Blake Davis, 28, was charged with the murder of Jett McKee, 30. (Supplied) Hearing police sirens approaching his Forest Lodge home, murder accused Blake Davis allegedly said “F***, I’m going to jail”, according to police facts tendered in court. Police say the 28-year-old had …

Man accidently shoots two 30cm nails into his skull after slipping off ladder

Man accidently shoots two 30cm nails into his skull after slipping off ladder

Updated August 16, 2018 23:15:30 Photo: Man was still alert despite two 30cm nail embedded in his head. (Supplied: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue) A man with two 30 centimetre nails still embedded in his head, has been airlifted to Brisbane from Harvey Bay. The man, in his twenties had been doing …

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Canberra CFMMEU boss, union charged over alleged cartel contracts

Canberra CFMMEU boss, union charged over alleged cartel contracts

Updated August 16, 2018 17:33:34 Photo: The charges stem from the trade unions royal commission. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda) The Canberra boss of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and the union itself have been charged with criminal cartel conduct. The charges come after an investigation by …