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Oklahoma Shooting: Teens Killed “For the Fun of it”
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Three teenagers have been charged in the murder of 22-year-old Christopher Lane. Lane, an Australian native, was attending college on a baseball scholarship at the East Central University. He was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma, when he decided to …

Researchers Use 3D Printers To Make Cartilage

Cartilage is an incredibly vital component of our bodies. Unfortunately, it can be easily damaged by a variety of diseases and injuries. To replace it, researchers have turned to 3D printers. The Herald Sun reports that researchers at St. Vincent’s …

Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’ Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’
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Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new …

Australian Saints Row IV Will be Cut Off From World Co-Op Australian Saints Row IV Will be Cut Off From World Co-Op

After being refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board, Saints Row IV was finally rated “MA 15+” last week. To obtain the rating, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition had to remove an entire mission from the Australian version …

Saint’s Row IV Passes Australian Ratings Board

Saints Row IV has now been given a rating by the Australian Classification Board, after initially being rejected. Saints Row publisher Deep Silver and Australian distributor AIE have announced that Saints Row IV has been given an “MA 15+” rating …

Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand

Microsoft announced on Monday that Bing Ads are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The company announced their pending arrival back in April. Earlier this month, Microsoft released some stats about Bing Ads and the Yahoo Bing Network. The …

Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board, Again

Last month, the upcoming Saints Row IV was refused a rating by the Australian Classification board. The board stated that the game could not be given one of the country’s new R 18+ ratings due to “interactive, visual depictions of …

State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Ratings Board announced it had rejected Saints Row IV over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon in the game, as well as “alien narcotics” that give players super powers. Though the Saints Row series is known …

Saints Row IV Rejected Over “Alien Anal Probe” Weapon

Earlier this week it was announced that the Australian Classification Board that it had rejected Saints Row IV, which had been expected to receive one of Australia’s new R 18+ ratings. The board stated that the game was rejected due …

Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board
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The Australian Classification Board, the organization charged with providing ratings for video games, this week rejected Saints Row IV. The game was expected to get a R 18+ rating, but was refused classification over its content. It is the first …

First Day of Winter 2013 Celebrated With Google (21 Days Late In Australia) First Day of Winter 2013 Celebrated With Google (21 Days Late In Australia)
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It’s the first day of winter in some parts of the world, and Google is showing a doodle where appropriate. Well, almost. Google is showing this doodle in Brazil, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, New Zealand, Bolivia and Argentina. In …

‘God’s Bathtub’ Discovered By Scientists In Australia
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I would imagine that God’s bathtub would be very big and very beautiful. That seems to be what led scientists to bestow the name upon a lake recently discovered in Australia. Scientists in Australia have discovered a lake, now called …

Giant Pink Slugs Found In Australia
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Giant pink slugs have been found on a mountainside in Australia, and park rangers say that on a good day, you can see hundreds of them clustered on the rocks, creating an odd juxtaposition between nature and a very unnatural …

Nurse Admits to Murdering 11 in Sydney Nursing Home Fire

A 37-year-old Australian Man has admitted to setting a fire at a Quaker Hill nursing home that took the lives of 11 elderly patients and injured another 8. Roger Dean had been working as a nurse at the nursing home …

Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare
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Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed …

Nurse Admits Murdering 11 Elderly Patients

An Australian man this week pleaded guilty to murdering 11 elderly residents of a nursing home where he worked briefly in 2011. According to an Australian Associated Press report, 37-year-old Roger Dean admitted during his Australian Supreme Court trial to …

Man Attempts To Bust Ghosts, Stumbles Upon Wife Having Sex With Stepson
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Being a ghostbuster isn’t easy. You may stumble upon some rather scary things, including your son having sex with your wife. The Mercury reports that a 28-year-old woman recently pled guilty to five counts of sexual intercourse with a minor. …

Australian Politician Tricked Into Liking Photo of Teen’s Nuts on Facebook

An Australian politician fell victim to a photo prank on Facebook that resulted in “liking” a picture of a 16-year-old boy’s testicles. Peter Collier has since apologized, claiming that the photo looked innocent enough to him when he liked it …

Dead For 40 Minutes: New CPR Machine Brings Man Back From The Brink
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It’s the sort of thing you usually only see in the movies or on medical shows on TV: a patient is clinically dead and all hope seems lost, when suddenly he (or she) is miraculously revived after an impossibly long …

$120 Egg Sandwich Offered at Sydney Restaurant
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An egg sandwich would rank pretty low in an ordered list of expensive sandwiches. One restaurant, however, has found a way to raise the price of an egg sandwich to over $100. According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, …

Player Dies: Snake Bite Kills From Field Hockey Pitch

An Australian field hockey player was bitten by a snake while attempting to get it off the pitch and died hours later, officials say. A series of unfortunate circumstances led to the death of 26-year old Karl Berry on Tuesday; …