Last Updated: October 24, 2014

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On the straight and narrow

A PLOUGHMAN competes on day one of the 2014 British National Ploughing Championships in Basingstoke, England.

Live exports Australia, be ashamed of this pic

Australia, be ashamed of this pic
NAUSEATING footage has emerged of the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’. Why hasn't it been stopped? WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Hunting family Boy aged 11 kills rare albino deer

Boy aged 11 kills rare albino deer
THIS is the photo of an 11-year-old boy who has just shot dead the rare buck while out hunting with his dad.

Hard rain Hard rain: The wettest place on Earth

Mawsynram, which is the wettest place in the world, Meghalaya, India - Jun 2014
YOU might need a bigger umbrella — or even a stash of them. And forget sunglasses because you’ll be lucky to see many rays here either.

Brekkie Wrap Potty-Mouthed Princesses back after ban

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BREKKIE WRAP: A PROVOCATIVE viral video showing young girls swearing has been reinstated by YouTube after being taken down amid controversy.

Tragedy ‘I cry for the victim, not my son’

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THE mum of the alleged Ottawa gunman said she is crying for the dead guard, not her son, as it was revealed he believed the devil was after him.

Big star Stardust loses cancer battle aged 72

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BRITISH singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, has died aged 72 just weeks before releasing his first album in 30 years.

Precision blast IS thugs wiped out by US bomb

IS thugs wiped out by US bomb
FOUR incredible photographs show the chilling moment US war planes drop highly precise missiles right on top of these four Islamic State militants.

Security concern Buckingham Palace guard suspended

Frontal view on Buckingham Palace
A POLICE officer who guards Britain’s royal family has been arrested after authorities found something in his locker that shouldn’t have been there.

Not funny Too soon? Pistorius joke falls flat

Oscar Pistorius
COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is on the backfoot after making an inappropriate joke about Oscar Pistorius’s shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Truce in doubt Depraved cult back from the dead

Depraved cult back from the dead
THEIR brutal five-year uprising resulted in 10,000 horrific murders. Now a deadly bombing suggests this depraved Islamic cult hasn’t gone away as we thought.

Racist rant Racist guide: ‘F*** Chinatown!’

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IT WAS her last day on the job, so a San Francisco tour guide cracked a beer and went on an angry, racist rant through the streets of Chinatown.

Hopeful Assange ‘confident’ ahead of ruling

Assange ‘confident’ ahead of ruling
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange believes his asylum status will soon be resolved, as he awaits a ruling on his case by a Swedish court.

Dance-off Dancing priests steal the show

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MOVE over, singing nun. Two spirited American priests have tapped their way into our hearts with an incredible dance-off near the Vatican.

Mouthy Potty-Mouthed Princesses rule again

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A PROVOCATIVE viral video showing young girls swearing has been reinstated by YouTube after being taken down amid a storm of controversy.

Convicted athlete Oscar’s ‘special’ prison treatment

Oscar’s ‘special’ prison treatment
OTHER disabled prisoners at the jail housing Oscar Pistorius can only dream about the special treatment he’s receiving.

Aviation strife ‘If you ignore us you will be shot’

‘If you ignore us you will be shot’
DETAILS of how Indonesia’s airforce nearly shot down two Australian pilots have been revealed, as they were allowed to leave after violating the country’s aviation laws.

Brutal crime Sons in Bali to see ‘killer’ mum

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BALI police have revealed a local society queen paid just $14,000 to have her husband gruesomely executed as their sons arrived in Indonesia to face her.

Prejudice claim Tattooed teacher sent home on day one

Tattooed teacher sent home on day one
CHILDREN are sent home from school for not wearing the proper attire. Has it happened to a teacher on her first day before?

Terror Canada shooting: PM vows revenge

Canada shooting: PM vows revenge
CANADA’S Prime Minister says he “will not be intimidated” after a terrorist killed a guard in Ottawa as police concede there was only a single gunman.

Health warning Australia, we must shirt-front Ebola

Australia, we must shirt-front Ebola
OPINION: When the worst happens overseas, the poorest people that are hit first, and hit hardest. In the case of Ebola, we are fighting an invisible enemy.

Last meal Man set on fire over meatballs

Man set on fire over meatballs
IS this a new type of rage? When a woman discovered her boyfriend had thrown out her spaghetti and meatballs, she set him on fire.

Diplomatic trouble Kim ‘ordered US detainee release’

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AN AMERICAN man detained for five months in North Korea haa arrived home after leader Kim Jong-un apparently issued a ‘special dispensation.’

Fighting Ebola Months needed to control Ebola

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THE Red Cross warns it will take at least four months to get Ebola under control but for one victim there is good news as he tweets that he is ‘Ebola free’.

Ottawa attack ‘I asked a handsome guard for a photo’

‘I asked a handsome guard for a photo’
A TOURIST has shared this photo she took in Ottawa on Sunday. The soldier was so handsome she just had to ask for a picture. Today, he was shot dead.

Injured Hero who saved Canadian MPs

Hero who saved Canadian MPs
THE heroic Sergeant-at-Arms who shot dead the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier has been revealed as former cop Kevin Vickers.

Cash strapped Woman rips apart ATM with bare hands

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WHEN an ATM failed to dispense cash four times, this furious woman took matters into her own hands. You won’t believe your eyes.

On trial Blackwater guards found guilty

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FOUR former Blackwater security guards have been found guilty in connection with the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad.

Steenkamps speak Oscar ‘can’t kill someone like that’

Oscar ‘can’t kill someone like that’
THE mother of Oscar Pistorius’s former lover has said he must pay for what he has done and stressed he could not kill someone the way he killed her daughter Reeva.

Unsolved mystery MH370 alert: Look out for debris

MH370 alert: Look out for debris
AN alert has been issued in Indonesia for residents to be on the lookout for debris from MH370 as the underwater search resumes for the missing plane.

Dumping loopholes probed

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ANTI-Dumping laws will be the focus of a federal parliamentary inquiry amid growing loophole concerns.

Country footy salary cap debate

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AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

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.