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Islamic State demands to be included in 2015 Cricket World Cup

Spokespeople for the Islamic State have stated that the Caliphate demands to be recognized as a cricketing nation and furthermore have called upon the International Cricket Council to award them O.D.I status in the lead up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The ICC World Cup is hosted ever four years, in 2011 it was hosted throughout the Indian subcontinent...

Betoota Flashback – The Advocate offends Royal Family

#ROYALFAMILY #BETOOTABLOOPER #Catholicism 30 October, 2014. 13:29 DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | [email protected] TODAY we dip into the archives and remember one of our more humorous blunders, thirty years ago to the day. As a cadet journalist at The Betoota Advocate in 1974, current Editor-at-Large, Clancy Overell made a mistake that he won't forget any time soon. Well before the days of...

Three Sisters collapse leaves town reeling

Errol Parker | Journalist | [email protected] #BREAKING A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene. The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor. Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a...

Delta Goodrem joins Team Mundine

  Imran Gashkori | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 29 October, 2014. 11:30 BOXING royalty have today confirmed that former Neighbours star and Australian pop princess, Delta Goodrem has taken a break from her grueling schedule of concert tours and talent shows to try her hand at a completely new field. Amatuer boxing. Rumors have been rife in boxing circles for many months now regarding the...

Tony Abbott says ban on live export was “an act of God”

PETER CAMPBELL | Darwin Correspondent | [email protected] PRIME MINISTER TONY Abbott says the 2011 ban on cattle live export was "an act of God" and that he shouldn't have to apologise for something he wasn't responsible for. The comments have met wide condemnation by The Nationals and the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association, saying that the prime minister's remarks were deliberately inflammatory...

JOSH THOMAS JOINS BOB KATTER IN CAMPAIGN AGAINST GUN CONTROL

  27 October, 2014. 11:57 Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] CHARTERS TOWERS' Catholic church in Far-North Queensland has played host to a surprise press conference this morning where an Australian comedy icon and a conservative Federal politician have announced an alliance. Federal MP Bob Katter and 'Please Like Me' star Josh Thomas have today announced that through adversity and compromise, the two of...

Why men are destroying women’s sport

INGRID DOULTON | Professor of Women's Issues | [email protected] MEN'S SPORT IS in crisis after our "big three" national teams were humiliated over the weekend. The answer to the problems don't lie in the coaching or support staff, nor the governing bodies behind them. The problem stems from the players themselves. Misogyny is destroying men's sport because it's slowly becoming evident that...

PREMIER NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT

24 October, 2014. 11:01 am Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] #G20 #ADF #AFP #BRISBANE NEWMAN ORDERS G20 COPS TO SHOOT ON SIGHT. ACTIVISTS and protesters planning to make a scene at this years G20 Summit in Brisbane have been issued a warning today by Premier Campbell Newman: "If you want to carry on, expect to be in the crosshairs... and we won't be using...

Jeremy Clarkson allegedly arrested in Northern Territory

24 October, 2014. 14:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] #BREAKING #TOPGEAR #TRAVELNT #NTPOLICE TWITTER HAS BEEN set alight by rumours that Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been arrested north of Alice Springs for dangerous driving. Northern Territory police released a statement saying that a high profile arrest took place this morning with news to follow. The Top Gear team was spotted leaving...

AUSTRALIAN RAPPER 360 HINTS TO A CAREER IN POLITICS

  Clancy Overell | Editor-at-Large | [email protected] 23 October, 2014. 13:10 AUSTRALIA'S most prominent rap artist, Matt '360' Colwell has been trending nation-wide since his appearance on ABC's Q&A this week. While attracting criticism for his comments about the Australian flag and it's symbolism as a beacon for young racists, his commentary on the issue and subsequent media activity in the days following has...

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