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Published: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:32:08 +1100

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Woman hit by gas bottle rocket

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:00:00 GMT

A PUNCTURED gas cylinder yesterday became a missile, travelling like a rocket for 20m before breaking a woman's leg.


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Get a speechwriter Kev - Hawke

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:01:00 GMT

FORMER PM Bob Hawke says Kevin Rudd should do us all a favour and hire a speechwriter.


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David Hicks says he 'can't get on with life'

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:58:00 GMT

FORMER Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks has broken his silence, saying a court-imposed control order makes it hard for him to get on with his life.



Doctor 'offered ecstasy' to grieving mum

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:01:00 GMT

A DOCTOR tried to give a woman ecstasy despite knowing she was recovering from giving birth to a dead child, a court heard.


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Boy, 8, booted for taking knife to school

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:01:00 GMT

AN eight-year-old boy has been expelled from a northside Brisbane primary school for bringing a knife to school.



Woman swept away by flood

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:15:00 GMT

ONE woman has died as widespread floods sweep through southeast Queensland.


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Woman swept away in flood

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:49:00 GMT

ONE woman has died as widespread floods sweep through southeast Queensland.


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Charge dropped against league star

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:44:00 GMT

CRONULLA rugby league star Greg Bird, who allegedly glassed his girlfriend in the face and lied about the incident to police, has had one of his charges downgraded.



Woman feared dead in storm

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:35:00 GMT

ONE woman is feared dead as widespread floods sweep through southeast Queensland after an overnight deluge dumped 250mm of rain in some areas.



Man gets 10 years for killing de facto

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:26:00 GMT

A MAN who killed his de facto then hid her body in a sewage pit at his mother's house has been jailed for 10 years.