Last Updated: October 26, 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.

Middle East Will ISIS fighters be given ‘the snip’?

Will ISIS fighters be given ‘the snip’?
TO be a real Caliphate, the Islamic State needs a few key things: A priest-king, large chunks of a holy land... and blessed warriors missing key pieces of their anatomy.

Middle East ISIS hostage warns of ‘waterboarding’

ISIS hostage warns of ‘waterboarding’
BRITISH Islamic State hostage John Cantlie has told how prisoners have been waterboarded for trying to escape in the latest video released by the terror group.

Sendai Nuclear alert as volcano stirs

 Factory facilities look damaged in an industrial complex in Sendai, northern Japan, 12/03/2011. Japan launched a massive mil...
FIRST it was an earthquake. Then it was a tsunami. Now Japan fears another nuclear disaster — this time because of a stirring volcano.

Brekkie Wrap ‘Medical miracle’ Claudia, 8, dies

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BREKKIE WRAP: THE eight-year-old girl dubbed the first to beat terminal brain cancer has died four months after getting the cancer all-clear.

School shooting ‘Hero’ teacher grabbed shooter

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A TEACHER has emerged as the hero of a school shooting that left two dead and four seriously hurt as the first pictures of the victims were released.

Global epidemic Ebola epidemic has infected 10,000

Ebola epidemic has infected 10,000
NEW York hospital staff have called in ‘sick’ to avoid treating the city’s first Ebola patient as figures reveal more than 10,000 people worldwide have the disease.

Student abduction Remains in woods belong to Hannah

Remains in woods belong to Hannah
POLICE have confirmed that human remains found in rural Virginia are those of university student Hannah Graham who went missing last month.

Execution Iran hang woman for killing ex-spy

Reyhaneh Jabbari
IRAN has hanged a woman who killed a former intelligence officer she claimed tried to rape her, despite appeals for a stay of execution.

Online dating Teen twins ‘robbed sugar daddy’, 85

Businessman tied up with rope
A MAN, 85, went on a sugar daddy website seeking companionship, but instead he was allegedly tied up and robbed by two teenage twins.

Lift off SpaceX rockets back to Earth

 International space station. Around the World in 90 Minutes.
THE unmanned Dragon spacecraft has left the International Space Station after a month in orbit, loaded with lab results from experiments conducted in space.

Tragic ‘Cancer-free’ Claudia loses fight

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THE eight-year-old girl dubbed the first in the world to beat terminal brain cancer has died in her sleep four months after getting the cancer all-clear.

Armed assailant Two cops dead in shooting spree

Michael David Davis Jr.
A GUNMAN has been caught after killing two sheriff’s deputies and wounding two others during a shooting spree that spanned two California counties.

Shifting perceptions Trans teen pens children’s book

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BREKKIE WRAP: THIS 14-year-old has written the first picture book for transgender children and has been named one of the world’s most influential teens.

Teen years Gunman’s ‘smile wins over the girls’

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THE Ottawa shooter was described in his high school yearbook as a smart, sociable, Casanova who “will go far in life”. What went wrong?

Holiday tragedy Aussie surfer may have been sick

 ESCAPE QUIZ .. Kuta Beach , Bali ... Surfers on sunset
THE Australian surfer who died at the famous Kuta Beach in Bali yesterday may have suffered a health problem, Denpasar police believe.

Ebola aid EU pledges $1.5b to Ebola aid

EU pledges $1.5b to Ebola aid
WEST Africa will receive $1.5 billion in Ebola aid as the World Health Organisation says a million Ebola vaccine doses will be ready by the end of next year.

Putin: US is destabilising the world

Putin: US is destabilising the world
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has slammed US foreign policy saying they are damaging world order.

Social media Queen tweets #oldroyalnewtricks

The Queen Visits The Science Museum
PERHAPS it was her viral photobomb with the Hockeyroos that gave her a taste for social media — now the Queen has sent her first ever tweet.

Inspiring Teen pens transgender picture book

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THIS 14-year-old has written the first picture book for transgender children and has been named one of the world’s most influential teens.

Hidden in hair Concealed gun ‘unbeweavable’

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A WOMAN who was arrested managed to hide a gun unnoticed in her weave, which was only uncovered as she was about to be put in to a jail cell.

Deadly virus Ebola hits New York: Did he spread it?

Ebola hits New York: Did he spread it?
A DOCTOR who has tested positive for Ebola rode the subway, visited a bowling alley and took a taxi before he started showing symptoms. Did he spread the disease?

Teen soldier Teen told: Join IS or be beheaded

Teen told: Join IS or be beheaded
A 15-YEAR-OLD IS fighter says the militants captured his village, drugged him and forced him to take part in massacres.

Successful lifestyle Murder among Bali’s business rich

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BOB and Noor Ellis were both highly successful, hard-nosed businesspeople in Bali. Yet Mr Ellis was murdered execution-style and Noor is blamed.

Viral epidemic Ebola not a death sentence for all

Ebola not a death sentence for all
EBOLA kills 70 per cent of all its victims — but that still means 30 per cent of patients recover. Why do some people succumb and others survive?

Famous bottom Pippa: How I keep my bum firm

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pippa Middleton is seen at the front row during the Temperley runway show at London Fashion W...
PIPPA Middleton, whose bottom captivated the world at her sister’s Royal wedding, has revealed the four steps she uses to keep it firm.

Inside How a passport may have caused the Canada slaying

How a passport may have caused the Canada slaying
A day after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau launched a deadly attack on Canada’s seat of government, a portrait of the 32-year-old Canadian began to emerge.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

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.

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.