Last Updated: October 02, 2014

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US heifer sets world record

A HEREFORD heifer made $180,000 at a sale in the US on Monday to set a world record for whiteface females.

Going nuts Brits nutty for our macadamias

 Shelled and unshelled macadamia nuts in isolated white background. Thinkstock.
THEY have always loved our lamb and beef and now it seems mother England can’t get enough of our wine and macadamia nuts.

Meat exports soar

Beef Carcasses, Radfords abottoir, Warragul.
MEAT has overtaken dairy to become Victoria’s most valuable export commodity.

Dramatic protest Protesting farmers dump manure

Protesting farmers dump manure
FURIOUS vegetable farmers have torched tax offices and dumped manure in the streets in protest against falling living standards.

Three suspects Murdered backpacker raped twice

Murdered backpacker raped twice
THAI police say one of two murdered British backpackers was raped twice as they claim an arrest will be made by Saturday.

Teen sex Teachers accused of sex with teen

Teachers accused of sex with teen
TWO high school English teachers stand accused of having a threesome with a student, 16, after he bragged about the encounter at school.

Gender reassignment ‘It’s exhausting being a woman’

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A TRANSSEXUAL encouraged to have a $19,000 sex change by Katie Price wants to be a man again — because being a woman is tiring.

Hong Kong protests China ignores US calls for restraint

Sit In Protest Continues In Hong Kong Despite Chief Executive's Calls To Withdraw
CHINA has told the US to back off over Hong Kong, warning it will not tolerate “illegal acts” as students threaten to occupy government buildings.

Massive dilemma The massive dilemma facing a superpower

Pro Democracy Supporters Attempt To Bring Hong Kong To A Stand Still With Mass Rally
IT’S shaping up to be a massive headache. How does a state obsessed with secrecy and control deal with mass protests that have captured the world’s attention?

Royals The Queen tackles sticky situation

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour
THE Queen is looking for a cleaner who can remove of gobs of chewing gum left by visitors to a royal residence.

Vision Viagra ‘may cause blindness’

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AN INGREDIENT in Viagra may permanently affect the vision of men with eye problems, say Australian researchers.

Gender reassignment ‘It’s exhausting being a woman’

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A TRANS woman encouraged to have a $19,000 sex change by Katie Price wants to be a man again — because being female is “exhausting”.

US case New Ebola fear strikes Hawaii

New Ebola fear strikes Hawaii
ONLY a day after a man in Texas was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus, another potential case has emerged in the US holiday mecca of Honolulu.

Big mistake Traders’ ‘fat finger’ costs $706bn

Traders’ ‘fat finger’ costs $706bn
FATTEST finger ever? A massive $706 billion in share trades was quickly scrapped after one of the biggest market blunders in history.

Air strikes Australia ready for war by weekend

Australia ready for war by weekend
AUSTRALIAN war planes could be firing missiles at Islamic State targets by the weekend, as Iraq officials say the paperwork is nearly complete.

Eruption Volcano death toll 48 in new search

Volcano death toll 48 in new search
MORE bodies have been found on the ash-covered summit of Japan’s Mt Ontake, raising the death toll to 48 — the worst in 88 years.

Secret service Obama in lift with armed ex-con

Obama in lift with armed ex-con
BARACK Obama was left to ride in a lift with an armed ex-convict — this latest embarrassment for the US Secret Service is unbelievable.

Sewol disaster Korea ferry skipper ‘told us to stay’

Korea ferry skipper ‘told us to stay’
THE skipper of the South Korean ferry disaster that left 300 dead ordered passengers not to leave the sinking vessel, a court heard.

Extremist attack Suicide bombers kill seven in Kabul

Suicide bombers kill seven in Kabul
TALIBAN suicide bombers have struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul, killing seven people and wounding 21.

Brekkie Wrap Trans woman: ‘Life was easier as a man’

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BREKKIE WRAP: A TRANS woman encouraged to have a sex change by Katie Price wants to become a man again — because it’s “exhausting” being female.

Intoxicated Woman drowns in vat of wine

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A SOMMELIER was watching wine ferment in a giant vat when she was overcome by the fumes, lost her balance and fell in.

Aged care Hugging chair ‘relieves loneliness’

Hugging chair ‘relieves loneliness’
A JAPANESE company has come up with a chair that’s always ready to give a comforting cuddle.

Iraq ready The man leading our IS air strikes

Base Visit by Brigadier General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force
AUSSIE Air Commodore Steve ‘Zed’ Roberton grew up preferring surfing to planes, until an ex inspired him to take up flying – now he’s a war hero waiting in the wings.

Space tracker Big Brother spying from space

 AUGUST 30, 2005 : Aerial view showing the devastation caused by the high winds and heavy flooding in the greater New Orleans...
THERE’S nowhere now to run and hide. A new weapon has been added to investigators’ arsenal — and it involves spies from the sky.

Wrong delivery White woman ‘given wrong sperm’

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A WHITE woman in the US is suing a sperm bank, alleging the firm mistakenly gave her vials from a black donor.

Meal deal Show your gun, get 10% off your meal

Show your gun, get 10% off your meal
RESTAURANTS use all sorts of gimmicks to get customers through their doors. But a ‘meal deal’ has taken on a whole new meaning at this diner.

Final curtain World’s oldest clown dies at 98

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FLOYD “Creeky” Creekmore, who spent his life delighting sick and well children with magic tricks and gags, has died at age 98.

Fresh charges Screaming teacher: ‘Don’t tell your parents’

Screaming teacher: ‘Don’t tell your parents’
A TEACHER at an elite high school allegedly took girl students to sex clubs, nude beaches and raped six of them, aged 13 to 19.

Ocean crash Moment two massive ships collide

Moment two massive ships collide
AMATEUR video has captured the dramatic moment two massive container ships crash on one of the world’s busiest waterways.

Jail sentence ‘Depression’ led woman to rob banks

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YOU can’t get a job. Your husband leaves you. You’re really down and out. What do you do? Rob a couple of banks, naturally.

Every raindrop will count

Every raindrop will count

MOST of southeast Australia requires well above-average rain this year to be an average year.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Wheat drops to four-year low

 Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

WHEAT ­futures hit four-year lows on the Chicago Board of Trade last week.

ATV keeps up with the Holsteins

CanAm ATV

JURGEN and Corry Haselau have no problem keeping up with the cows with their Can-Am Outlander ATV.

Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.