Last Updated: August 31, 2014

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Wine’s emotional value unlocked

MAPPING emotional responses to wine traits could help to identify the perfect drop for a romantic date.

Serbia to heed Russia call

Serbia to heed Russia call
SERBIA will honour a call from Brussels not to profit from Russia’s ban on Western food.

Quake hits high-end wine area

Quake hits high-end wine area
WINEMAKERS in California’s Napa Valley woke up to broken bottles today as a result of an earthquake.

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...
CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Interpol alert Brain tumour boy found in Spain

Cameron press conference
A BRITISH boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested.

Regional threat EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum

EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum
UPDATE: EU leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned of “full-scale war” with Moscow.

Rescue mission ‘God answered our pleas to live’

‘God answered our pleas to live’
UPDATE: A group among 20 workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed gold mine have joined frantic efforts to find eight comrades still missing.

Tragic loss ALS cop ‘murders wife, sister’

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A FORMER police officer struggling with his recently-diagnosed ALS allegedly killed his wife and sister-in-law.

Coalition call Iraq aims to break two-month siege

Iraq aims to break two-month siege
US SECRETARY of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat “genocidal” Islamic State militants as Iraq launches a major operation.

ISIS threat ‘Terrorist threat to Europe, US’

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham waves a flag in Raqqa, Syria
THE king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the US if there is not a strong international response to terrorism.

Lucky break Facebook restores $14K ring to owner

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A WOMAN thought she’d lost her $14,500 wedding rings forever — until a man who found them with his metal detector shared a picture on Facebook.

Reconstruction effort Rebuilding Gaza ‘will take 20 years’

Rebuilding Gaza ‘will take 20 years’
IT will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered homes to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel, according to an NGO.

Jihadist incursion Gulf monarchies condemn ISIS

Steven Sotloff
THE six-member Gulf Co-operation Council has strongly condemned Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and welcomed the ceasefire in Gaza.

Disaster Survivor of Hindenburg crash dies

Hindenburg Explosion
WERNER Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92.

Treasure hunt Beach diggers strike gold

Beach diggers strike gold
THREE friends have struck gold after a German artist buried thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal on a British beach.

Medical drama Interpol alert for kidnapped sick boy

Cameron press conference
DOCTORS say time is running out for a desperately ill boy with a brain tumour who officials believe was kidnapped from hospital by his parents.

Brekkie Wrap Beauty queen runs off with crown

Beauty queen runs off with crown
BREKKIE WRAP: A BEAUTY queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jewelled crown.

Terrorism fears UK raises threat level to ‘severe’

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Leaves The Ecuadorian Embassy
BRITAIN has raised its terror threat level amid fears that UK jihadists fighting for the Islamic State could return to wage attacks in the UK.

War on terror What destroying ISIS will take

Terrorists Khaled Sharrouf and Moha,ed Elomar's extremist followers in sydney, tracked through social media
THE Islamic State’s stronghold over land from Syria to Iraq is growing as the world faces the challenge of removing ISIS from existence.

Horror story Man ‘bragged about spreading HIV’

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A MAN who has hours away from proposing to his boyfriend discovered his partner of a year was HIV positive and bragging online about infecting other men.

Ukraine escalation Putin tells Ukraine to talk to rebels

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RUSSIAN leader Vladimir Putin said Ukraine must enter talks with separatist rebels, as NATO called on Russia to stop ‘illegal’ military action.

Cold cash How much Ice challenge has really raised

George W. Bush, Laura Bush
THE Ice Bucket Challenge has been done by a galaxy of celebrities to create awareness and research funds for ALS. But how much has it really raised?

Star reporter Chelsea Clinton quits reporting job

Chelsea Clinton
CHELSEA Clinton is leaving a $640,000-a-year reporter job at NBC to focus on family as she prepares for the birth of her first child.

Vanished ‘Rude’ beauty queen stripped of title

‘Rude’ beauty queen stripped of title
A BEAUTY queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jewelled crown.

Major crisis Putin urges escape route for troops

Vladimir Putin, Jacob Zuma
UPDATE: Vladimir Putin calls on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to open a “humanitarian corridor” to allow Ukrainian troops to escape.

Under fire Inside the bizarre world of gun tourism

Brad Whitehead
THE world of gun tourism, which is attracting Australians and other holiday-makers, is under scrutiny after a young girl accidentally shot dead her instructor with an Uzi.

Incest accused Siblings watch The Notebook, have sex

Scene from the film 'The Notebook'. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Picture: Supplied
SPOILER ALERT: After you read this story you’ll never look at the Ryan Gosling film The Notebook the same way again.

Nature’s fury Volcanic ash threatens Aussie flights

Volcanic ash threatens Aussie flights
A VOLCANO in Papua New Guinea has erupted overnight, sending lava into the air and causing panic among locals. The ash could reach Australia and disrupt flights.

Worrying Obama admits: ‘We have no Syria strategy’

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US President Barack Obama has admitted he has no strategy for dealing with ISIS militants in Syria as Christopher Pyne said it would be ‘wrong’ for Australia not to be involved.

Hostile situation Peacekeepers locked in standoff in Syria

Peacekeepers locked in standoff in Syria
UNITED Nations peacekeepers are locked in a standoff with Syrian rebels, but “are doing fine” while negotiations are ongoing for their release.

Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

John Deere spreader Oz first

John Deere spreader

Control traffic farming prompted a Lake Bolac ag contractor to go for this John Deere spreader.

Phone smarts on chaser bins

Phone smarts on chaser bins

HARVESTING crop farmers are now able to maintain a complete record of grain from the tractor cab.

Steve bends the rules

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.