09 Jan 2019

Photoshop fail turns Australian prime minister’s family portrait into a joke

Australia’s prime minister started 2019 off on the wrong foot.

A badly botched Photoshop job left Australia’s leader Scott Morrison with two left feet, and turned his family portrait into an intentional joke.

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20 Sep 2018

Australian athletes wear blackface as Serena and Venus Williams

Australia’s Penguin Football Club issued an apology Wednesday after a photo of three players wearing blackface and tennis skirts to imitate Venus and Serena Williams, as well as Sydney Swans Australian rules footballer Aliir Aliir, ignited outrage.

“The Penguin Football Club were not aware that three of our players intended to dress in this manner and the incident did not happen at our facilities,” the Tasmanian club posted to its website.

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07 May 2018

Doctors raise alarm about ancient virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia

An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia’s Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.

The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among adults in remote regions of central Australia, with indigenous communities being the hardest hit, especially in the town of Alice Springs.

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15 Feb 2018

More and more men are getting ‘moob jobs’

Men with large breast tissue, dubbed “man boobs,” have long been the butt of cruel jokes.

Enlarged male breasts, or gynecomastia, is a health condition that leads to breast gland tissue growth and men are increasingly turning to breast- reduction surgery to combat the issue.

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09 Mar 2017

Justin Bieber impersonator charged with more than 900 child sex offenses

A man who allegedly posed as singer Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex offenses, including rape.

The 42-year-old man allegedly used multiple platforms — including Facebook and Skype — to communicate with his victims, Australian police said in a statement Thursday.

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