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Australia: Tourist from UK rescued after being imprisoned, beat, and raped over two months

news.com.au reported: The horrific story made international headlines on Tuesday after the young woman was allegedly kept hostage during a terrifying 1360km road trip across outback Queensland.

A friend of the victim Todd Leahy said the 22 year-old-man accused of keeping her “never left her side” after the pair first met.

The 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten, choked and repeatedly raped by the man for two months before being rescued by police on Sunday.

Authorities said she was driving a four-wheel drive along the Warrego Highway in Mitchell, south central Queensland, when she was pulled over by police after taking off from a petrol station without paying, about 5pm. Read Article

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Australia: Four tourists from U.S., pilot killed in plane crash

huffingtonpost.com/By Mary Papenfuss reported a small plane carrying American tourists to a golf outing crashed in a ball of flames into an Australian shopping mall just seconds after takeoff from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne. All five on board were killed. The mall, next to a freeway, was closed when the plane went down about [...]

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Australia: British Backpacker dies from knife wounds while trying to assist fellow Briton

telegraph.co.uk reported a 30-year-old British backpacker in Australia who was hailed as a hero after he tried to defend fellow Briton during a knife attack at a hostel has died of stab wounds in hospital. Tom Jackson, from Congleton in Cheshire, was repeatedly stabbed in the head, face and body last Tuesday night by French [...]

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Melbourne Australia: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreading due to Mosquito Bites

dailymail.co.uk reported the gruesome flesh-eating bacteria that is spreading through Melbourne due to MOSQUITO bites – as a woman, 72, reveals her sickening bite wound Buruli ulcers are spreading across Victoria to inner Melbourne suburbs The flesh-eating ulcer can lead to limb amputation if not treated It is believed to spread through mosquitoes and even [...]

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Australia: German tourist killed in outback driving down wrong side of the road

German tourist killed and another seriously injured on Australian outback highway after they drove on the wrong side of the road and crashed head on into a 4WD A German tourist has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries The pair were travelling along the Arnhem Highway in Northern Territory Police alleged the [...]

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Australia: Dutch Woman Survives five days in Bush after getting lost on walk

abc.net.au reported a woman who survived five days lost in thick forest in eastern Victoria has been praised for use of “bushcraft”, including building a hut, and using mud as a sunscreen and river moss to keep warm. Veronique Biunkens, who is from the Netherlands, was staying at the SIBA Buddhist Centre, between Buchan and [...]

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Australia: Bushfire threatens popular tourist area

At least 116 homes have been destroyed in a bushfire that continues to rage along the coast of Australia’s southeastern state of Victoria, but so far no deaths have been reported. Firefighters in the Australian state are battling blazes that have ruined many people’s Christmas. Read Article

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Australia: German Backpacker allegedly tied up and raped after responding to online job advertisement

theaustralian.com.au reported a GERMAN backpacker was allegedly lured to a rural property in Queensland and drugged, tied up and raped in a Wolf Creek-style attack. Queensland police will allege the 20-year-old tourist answered an online job advertisement for a nanny based in the Stanthorpe area, near the Queensland-NSW border. She caught a night bus to [...]

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Australia: Terror Threat Level Raised to High

rt.com reported the terror threat level in Australia has been raised to ‘high’ for the first time since its inception 11 years ago. Prime Minister Tony Abbott divulged little information, but made clear there is a danger of ISIS-related attacks on home soil. The Australian Security Intelligence Organization’s (ASIO) raising of the terror threat level [...]

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Australia: Man killed by shark in popular tourist destination

A man has been killed in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on the Australian east coast, officials said. An emergency phone call to the ambulance service was made this morning to report that the man, in his 40s ,”had a very serious bite to his leg suspected to [...]

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