Quantcast

Latest Australian people Stories

2006-08-22 22:40:48

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born Australian architect was jailed for 20 years on Wednesday for planning bomb attacks in Sydney, a court official said. Pakistan-born Faheem Khalid Lodhi had planned to detonate home-made bombs in Australia's largest city as part of a "holy war," the New South Wales Supreme Court was told during his trial. Prosecutors told the court police had found what amounted to a terrorism manual when they raided his home in October 2003. Supreme Court Judge...

2006-08-14 12:48:36

LONDON (Reuters) - A Fox News reporter, responding to accusations he misrepresented himself as a Vatican official to an east London mosque used by suspects in a foiled plot to blow up planes, said on Monday he had identified himself clearly. Mohammed Shoyaib, imam of the Masjid-e-Umer mosque in Walthamstow, told Britain's Guardian newspaper that Father Jonathan Morris, a Fox News religion reporter, introduced himself as a Rome-based priest working for peace in the world. "Only later...

2006-06-23 00:17:59

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, who will marry country singer Keith Urban this weekend in Sydney, may have at last found true love, said the Catholic priest who will perform the ceremony. Jesuit Father Paul Coleman, who met the couple this week to discuss their marriage expected on Sunday, said he had a "good feeling about their chances." Coleman said Kidman, 39, and Urban, 38, had a "mature love." "You've got to rely on their maturity and...

2006-06-18 22:03:21

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman arrived in Sydney on Monday amid speculation she and fiance country music star Keith Urban will marry next weekend in a church near her family home. Australian television showed Kidman leaving a private jet in the early hours of Monday, while local media reported she and Urban were tipped to tie the knot at a Catholic church in Sydney at the weekend. Kidman's publicist was not available for comment and there...

2006-04-24 04:46:50

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian architect facing terrorism charges was planning to bomb either the nation's electricity grid or defense installations in Sydney, prosecutors told a court on Monday. Pakistan-born Faheem Khalid Lodhi has pleaded not guilty to four charges which include planning to detonate a home-made bomb at a number of targets in Sydney, Australia's largest city, as part of a holy war. Prosecutors said that Lodhi had worked at three defense installations in Sydney...

2006-02-14 00:56:37

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a second Australian man to die by firing squad for trying to smuggle heroin from the resort island of Bali in a high-profile drugs case. The sentence matched what prosecutors had demanded for Myuran Sukumaran, one of the accused masterminds of a group of nine Australians arrested on Bali last April for attempting to smuggle more than 18 lb of heroin to Australia. The verdict is the sixth handed down so far. It...

2006-02-14 00:45:00

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian man to die by firing squad for trying to smuggle heroin from the resort island of Bali, the first death penalty handed down in the high-profile trial. The sentence matched what prosecutors had demanded for Andrew Chan, one of the accused masterminds of a group of nine Australians arrested on Bali last April for attempting to smuggle more than 18 lb of heroin to Australia. Activists from an Indonesian...

2006-02-06 23:55:43

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Like a scene from "The Godfather," an Australian underworld figure due to face court on Tuesday on incitement to murder charges, was shot dead in his driveway overnight, bringing the toll in a gangland war to 28. Mario Condello, 53, was a senior member of the "Carlton Crew" in the southern city of Melbourne and a key figure in a crime war that has waged since 1998, the Herald-Sun newspaper said. The gang takes its name from a Melbourne suburb...

2006-01-25 03:54:47

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian prosecutors sought life in jail for four Australians and a 20-year sentence for another instead of the death penalty on Wednesday in a high-profile heroin case on Bali island. The five are among nine Australians arrested on the resort island last April for attempting to smuggle more than 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin from Indonesia to their home country. All members of the group, dubbed the "Bali Nine" by Australian media, face charges that carry...

2006-01-03 03:21:21

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mark Philippoussis advanced to the second round of the Australian hardcourt championships in Adelaide with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory over Vince Spadea of the United States on Tuesday. Fifth seed James Blake also moved into the second round after a comfortable win over Spaniard Alberto Martin as did Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, who upset eighth seed Juan Ignacio Chela, and German Florian Mayer who beat Argentina's Juan Monaco 6-2 6-4. Britain's rising talent Andy Murray...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
Related