Last Updated: July 30, 2015

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Vietnam reopens doors

VICTORIAN table grape growers are rejoicing now that Vietnam has reopened its borders to their product.

Wine exports to China rise in value

Alister Purbrick - Tahbilk
CHINESE buyers have developed a taste for Australian wine.

Vietnam reopens borders

Red And Green Table Grapes
VIETNAM has reopened its borders to Australian citrus and table grapes after almost seven months.

World woes drive prices up

World woes drive prices up
UNPREDICTABLE rainfall and struggling currencies around the world are contributing to a lift in grain prices.

Going back ‘I could hear Andrew’s laugh in my head’

‘I could hear Andrew’s laugh in my head’
FOR the first time in years pastor Christie Buckingham entered Bali’s Kerobokan prison without Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s smiling faces to greet her.

Health warning How Coca-Cola affects your body

 Coca Cola can and straw. Can of Coke. Soft drink.
A PHARMACIST has revealed what happens to your body up to an hour after drinking Coco-Cola ... and it may turn you off the popular beverage forever.

The strange thing happening in Texas

The strange thing happening in Texas
IN AMERICA’S death penalty capital, this one seemed like an open and shut case. But Gabriel Armandariz has dodged the execution chamber.

Syrian fighting Why dad quit IS after three days

Why dad quit IS after three days
A 24-YEAR-OLD single dad has revealed that he dropped out of IS over a fear of beheading people, saying “I have never even beheaded a chicken.”

Medical emergency Operator tells 911 caller: ‘Deal with it yourself’

Operator tells 911 caller: ‘Deal with it yourself’
AN EMERGENCY services dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller tending to a dying shooting victim to “deal with it yourself”.

Going back ‘I could hear Andrew’s laugh in my head’

‘I could hear Andrew’s laugh in my head’
FOR the first time in years pastor Christie Buckingham entered Bali’s Kerobokan prison without Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s smiling faces to greet her.

‘Evil intentions’ Heiress blackmailed over nude images

Heiress blackmailed over nude images
THE daughter of a billionaire was blackmailed for more than $4 million after her ex-husband posted explicit pictures of her nude online.

‘I know they’re out there’

Seacrh continues for two teens missing off the Florida coast
THE search has stepped up for two Florida teens missing in the Atlantic Ocean since last week. But there is a reason why they might still be alive.

Alternative lifestyle Girl’s murder shatters carefree city

Girl’s murder shatters carefree city
IT is a child murder that has shaken a city known for its alternative lifestyle, with unaccompanied kids common. Worse: the accused, 15, knew his eight-year-old victim.

Brutal killings Notorious neo-Nazi’s killing spree

Ilya Goryachev
HE IS responsible for a brutal killing spree, but for years, this militant neo-Nazi was shielded from justice. Not anymore.

UN tribunal ‘More civilian planes could be shot down like MH17’

‘More civilian planes could be shot down like MH17’
UPDATE: More civilian planes could be shot out of the sky if the perpetrators of the MH17 atrocity go unpunished, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister says.

Massacre plot Buying a gun ‘like buying chocolate’

Buying a gun ‘like buying chocolate’
A TEENAGER accused of plotting a Columbine-style mass murder has told a court how easy it was to buy a pistol.

Big game hunting Rich dentist thought Cecil kill was legal

Supplied Editorial Cecil the lion killer Walt Palmer. Facebook/Trophy Hunt America
THE American dentist who paid to shoot, behead and skin a lion that turned out to be Zimbabwe’s most famous animal thought the hunt was completely legal.

Middle East Is this America’s worst mistake?

Is this America’s worst mistake?
THE US needs all the help it can get in the war on terror, and particularly against IS. This could be a huge strategic error.

Turkish terror Call for peace as war planes take off

Call for peace as war planes take off
NATO has called an emergency meeting to curb intense fighting in Turkey, just as the nation’s leader says it is “impossible” to make peace with Kurdish rebels.

Key West FBI foils Florida beach bomb plot

FBI foils Florida beach bomb plot
A MAN described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathiser has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

Dolphin Square Sex and scandal at luxury address

Historic Westminster Pedophile Ring Investigated
IT’S a luxury block of 1200 units in one of the world’s biggest cities. Behind the facade, Dolphin Square has some dark secrets.

2011 uprising Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi
A LIBYAN court has sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.

Fortune found Family’s million-dollar sunken treasure

Family’s million-dollar sunken treasure
A TREASURE hunting family in the US have found $1.4 million worth of gold and coins in a Spanish shipwreck submerged for 300 years.

Dangerous burns Brothers hospitalised for horrific sunburn

Supplied Editorial Burn KJRH -TV
DAY care centre workers allegedly let two young brothers play shirtless in nearly 50C heat without sunscreen. Their burns are horrific. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Confession revealed Prison worker admits to hamburger meat plot

Joyce Mitchell
PRISON worker Joyce Mitchell has pleaded guilty to helping two convicted murderers escape, admitting she smuggled them hacksaws in hamburger meat.

Confession revealed Prison worker could get seven years

Joyce Mitchell
PRISON worker Joyce Mitchell has pleaded guilty to helping two convicted murderers escape, admitting she smuggled them hacksaws in hamburger meat.

Brekkie Wrap Heat on minders after boys’ sunburn

Supplied Editorial Boys burned. Pic Go Fund Me
BREKKIE WRAP: TWO boys have been left with horrific sunburn after childcare workers failed to put sunscreen on them at a water park. GRAPHIC IMAGES.

Resigns Lord quits over sex and drug claims

Lord quits over sex and drug claims
DISGRACED Lord John Sewel has quit the House of Lords and apologised after video emerged of him in an alleged sex and drug romp with prostitutes.

Missing person Ex-stripper’s dark secret exposed

Supplied Editorial Tricia Abney
AN EX-STRIPPER has been arrested for a brutal crime she allegedly committed 20 years ago after being dobbed in by a guilt-ridden witness.

Wannabe President’s absurd theory

Rick Perry
IF YOU thought you’ve heard some ridiculous theories in your life, this one takes the cake. And it’s all thanks to Presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Feed definition fiasco

Jo Stritch and her husband Andrew from Happy Valley Free Range Farm, who farm pork on Human Choice guidelines.

A SHOCK change to Victoria’s planning laws means thousands of farmers may need a permit to keep operating.

Season turns on collision

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SOUTH West District Football League reigning premier Dartmoor is out of finals contention.

China barley boom

 Garrison's Grain Storage manager Scott Hartshorn supervises unloading of feed barley from Mellool grower Brett Dunn.

FEED barley reached its highest price for more than six years earlier this month.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

Edward Mahony Warrnambool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

East Gippsland inundated

Bogged Farmer

THE old saying “there’s money in mud” is being tested in East Gippsland.