Friday, 30 December 2011

English city deters teens with pig dung (SBS)

Alcohol, weed, drugs,
All hoped to be removed with
Spreading of pig-dung.

Go to article.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' reboot set to be scrapped (NME)

Buffy put on ice,
Screenwriter slain for shit work,
Film may be slain too.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Bush bandit 'surviving on roo and wombat' (SMH)

Despite large man-hunt,
Wanted man remains concealed,

Raw bush-meat sustains.

Go to article.

Oxford Street stabbing: Teenager dies near sports store (BBC)

Shopping tragedies,
Thousands shocked on Oxford Street
As young men are stabbed.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

First Earth-sized planets spotted (BBC)

A so-called Earth-twin,
Planet like ours discovered,
Too much heat for life.

Go to article.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Opening applauded (Bega District News)

Service upgrade for small town,
New pad for old crew.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Weather London (BBC)

Tomorrow's forecast,
Sunny intervals 6 max,
Blustery showers.

Go to article.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

25 'starving' dogs maul owner to death (ABC)

Czech dogs go hungry,
Rottweilers turn on their own,
Immediate death.

Go to article.

Friday, 9 December 2011

New tuition fee system 'may mean fewer scientists' (BBC)

As fees reach for sky,
Costly courses will suffer,
Scientists grounded.

Go to article.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Elton John declares new war on AIDS (ABC)

Rocket Man starts war,
Elton detests AIDS stigma,
Fights to end disease.

Go to article.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Gay marriage the big issue at ALP conference (SBS)

For Australia,
Labor to back gay marriage,
It's time to vote change.

Go to article.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Rihanna throws a wobbla (The Sun)

Don't stop the music,
Rihanna almost 'man down',
Queen B the mentor.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

Kylie Minogue to be inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame (

From Neighbours she came,
Can't get  her out of our heads,
Miss Minogue honoured.

Go to article.

Elephants may be saved by fear of bees (ABC)

Big elephant wimps,
Win-win way to protect land,
Farm bees and scare herds.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Philip Morris sues Australia over cigarette packaging (BBC)

Phillip Morris sues,
Plain packaging for Oz smokes,
Marketing nightmare.

Go to article.

Hai-news returns!

Sorry for the break,
Shit got real for a while there,
But Hai-News is back!

Go to article.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sir Paul McCartney marries US heiress Nancy Shevell (BBC)

Troubles far away,
Beatle marries for third time,
All you need is love.

Go to article.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Teen falls out of car during lovers' tiff (SMH)

Teen hospitalized,
No 'hands-free' for lovers' tiff,
Love really does hurt.

Go to article.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tony Bennett makes US chart history (ABC)

Sixty year career,
His heart in San Fransisco,
Bennet tops US.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Powerful Typhoon Nesat hits Philippines (BBC)

At least seven killed,
Strong winds, rain, and crushing floods,
Philippines typhoon!

Go to article.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Friday, 16 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Seven dead as Taliban target US embassy (SBS)

'Cowardly attack,'
Gunman with suicide vests,
Kabul still unsafe.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

States move to stop deadly pigeon virus (ABC)

Pigeon carriers,
Deadly new virus could spread,
Keep your birds at home.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Adele's 21 breaks ten million mark (

Rolling in the green,
21 sales pass 10 mil,
Another landmark.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Child sexual predators known to parents (SMH)

Oz sex-abused kids,
Fifty-nine thousand each year,
Too frightened to tell.

Go to article.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Endangered species set for stem cell rescue (BBC)

Rhinos and the Drill,
Biology to their aid,
Stem cell survival.

Go to article.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Anyone lost a foot? (SBS)

Washed up on a beach,
Separated by water,
Human foot is found.

Go to article.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Green Day singer ejected from flight (ABC)

Green Day ejected,
American idiot,
Flies low with pants low.

Go to article.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

74 dead in Iraq's deadliest day in a year (SBS)

Twelve cities attacked,
Seventy-four people dead,
Iraq violence surge.

Go to article.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011

Meagher gets Madame Tussauds treatment (ABC)

Hold me in your arms,
Madame Tussauds in Sydney,
Alf Stewart in wax.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

England riots: Clean-up as England riots spread (BBC)

Death by car for three,
Riots spread beyond London,

Monday, 8 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Clubs reveal all in BBC Sport Price of Football survey (BBC)

Cheap tea in Crawley,
High-priced pies in Arsenal,

The costs of football.

Go to article.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Australian woman sues over sponge left inside her for 15 years (Telegraph)

Miss Sponge-Bob-Squarepants,
Sues Doctor for negligence,
Fifteen years soaked up.

Go to article.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Serena Williams eases past Maria Sharapova in California quarter-final (BBC)

Don't mess with the Queen,
Serena smashed Maria,
Eyes on the final.

Go to article.

Spicks tunes up for Specktacular hurrah (SMH)

Spicks and Specks farewell,
Music quiz show live on stage,
A loved Aussie gem.

Go to article.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Billy gets tired and goes to bed (Hai-news)

I can't be bothered,
All the news is dead today,
I'm going to bed.

Go to article.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Man jailed for wife's brutal hammer murder (The Age)

As children plea stop,
Man kills his wife with hammer,
Twenty-two years jail.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Dolphin hunts with electric sense (BBC)

Dolphins on the hunt,
Electric fields seek out prey,


Go to article.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Blanchett auctions herself for charity (ABC)

For youth charity,
Lunch with star to be auctioned,
Cate under hammer.

Go to article.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27 (BBC)

Amy 'Back to Black',
Gifted musician found dead,
Aged twenty-seven.

Go to article.

Cadel Evans to be Australia's first Tour de France winner (The Australian)

Ride to remember,
An Aussie takes the yellow,
Evans wins in France!

Go to article.

Suspect confirms responsibility for attacks on Norway (SMH)

Ninety-four are dead,
Explosions and mass shooting,
Man admits cruel acts.

Go to article.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Hinch sentenced to home detention (ABC)

Guilty of contempt,
Two weeks after surgery,
Hot-talker is gagged.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

UN to declare famine in parts of drought-hit Somalia (BBC)

Children malnourished,
Worst seen drought in fifty years,
Famine is declared.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

World Cup final sets Twitter record (ABC)

World tweets for football,
New 'tweets per second' record,
Japan win World Cup!

Go to article.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Lost US love letter delivered 53 years late (SBS)

Love declaration,
Received 53 years late,
A lifetime gone by.

Go to article.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Carmageddon: Los Angeles 'averts traffic gridlock' (BBC)

Near 'carmageddon',
Fears Aerosmith might sing rose,
Gridlock averted.

Go to article.

J Lo and Marc Anthony announce divorce (ABC)

If Marc had her love...
She's still Jenny from the block,
Though their marriage ends.

Go to article.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Katy Perry insists she sounds like a Smurf (

Sing that cartoon tune,
Perry plays Smurfette in film,
No acting required.

Go to article.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

US, Japan to clash in final (SBS)

US chicks can score,
Japanese women have balls,
Who will win World Cup?

Go to article.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Screaming match confronts Julia Gillard on visit to Brisbane shops (

In Green House climate,
PM defends carbon tax,
'Lies' spark screaming match.

Go to article.

Last day at work for Billy Tusker (Hai-news)

HUGE loss for Sensis,
HUGE contributor resigns,
Such a huge ego ;)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Fans, stars say farewell to Harry Potter (ABC)

Muggles wait in line,
World of wizardry to end,
Last Potter film screens.

Go to article.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Rare-Earth Reserves Are Found on Pacific Ocean Floor (WSJ)

A sea mud resource,
Rare-earth minerals found deep,
Extraction challenge.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Australia's NSW police get new burka powers (BBC)

New law is enforced,
'Clarity and certainty',
Show face or face jail.

Go to article.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Cornwall wedding vending machine wins global interest (BBC)

Weddings made easy,
Marriage vended for one pound,
Press '1' for 'I do'.

Go to article.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Decapitated corpses dumped at Mexican newspapers (Telegraph)

Extreme threat message,
Men dumped at newspaper doors,

Go to article.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Woman charged after kissing preacher at gay pride event (

Lip-smacked at gay pride,
Preacher claims simple assault,
Preachers should stay home.

Go to article.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Researchers develop paint-on solar cells (ABC)

Paint your house solar,
Liquid suspends tiny cells,
Save Earth and save dough.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Singer Annie Lennox collects OBE for charity work (BBC)

Aid work recognised,
Lennox receives O.B.E.,
Sweet dreams made of this.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Toe Wrestling Championships take place (Sky News)

Best feet put forward,
World's best toe wrestlers step up,
'Predatoe' claims win.

Go to article.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Beyonce's epic climax to Glasto (The Sun)

Beyonce's set runs the world,
Glastonbury in love.

Go to article.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Tomic stuns Soderling (SBS)

Game on Wimbledon,
Fifth seed upset in third round,
Last Aussie standing.

Go to article.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Brain study confirms stress of life in the city (SMH)

City folk at risk,
Brain reactions to stress proved,
Country peace of mind.

Go to article.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Lost Penguin in New Zealand Has to Find Its Own Way Home (abc International)

Penguin makes wrong turn,
Nature left to take it's course,
Happy feet phone home.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Chile volcano ash causes renewed air chaos in Australia (BBC)

Chile ash returns,
Cloud travels round world and back,
Flights halted again.

Go to article.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Man who quit college in 1932 graduates — at 99 (Today)

An eight-decade wait,
A Great Depression drop-out,
A degree now earned.

Go to article.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Springsteen sax man Clemons dies (ABC)

Clemons suffers stroke,
Forty years in E Street Band,
R.I.P. 'Big Man'.

Go to article.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

U2 confirmed as richest rockers (

With or without you,
Proud in the name of money,
U2 earn top spot.

Go to article.

Friday, 17 June 2011

US vows to 'capture and kill' Ayman al-Zawahiri (BBC)

US hunt-to-kill,
Al-Quaeda leader announced,
War will continue.

Go to article.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Natalie Portman welcomes a son with fiancé Benjamin Millepied (Daily Mail)

Portman gains new role,
The Swan Queen spawns cygnet Prince,
Vegan days are gone.

Go to article.

Nepal declared free of mines five years after civil war (BBC)

Last minefield destroyed,
A milestone on road to peace,
Still long way to go.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Palfrey sets ocean swim record (ABC)

In shark-filled waters,
Over forty hours swam,
New swim record set.

Go to article.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Tyson, Tszyu inducted into Hall of Fame (ABC)

Boxing legends praised,
Great fights there for all to chew,
Mike the main event.

Go to article.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Grandmother gets eviction notice for gang activity (9news)

No gang bang Grandma,
Landlord wrongly points finger,
Nan could be forced out.

Go to article.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

Citibank confirms hacking attack (BBC)

Another hacking,
Private details compromised,
As wars move on-line.

Go to article.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Kill a camel, claim a carbon credit (Herald Sun)

New Oz carbon plan,
Cull camels to cull methane,
Could mines be culled first?

Go to article.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage (ABC)

No icebergs in sight,
Yet Titanic II still sinks,
Her heart will go on.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

US congressman admits crotch pics (SBS)

Weiner shares weiner,
Shows his balls with admission,
Still has funny name.

Go to article.

Monday, 6 June 2011

French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to win title (BBC)

Roger fed a serve,
Nadal claims sixth French Open,
His tenth grand-slam win

Go to article.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Shania Twain gets Hollywood star (ABC)

From this moment on,
Shania always a star,

Surely now impressed.

Go to article.

Friday, 3 June 2011

The Village People To Judge Bestival Fancy-Dress Competition (NME)

Fancy-dress Gurus
Hold lifetime of joy in hand
Judgement Day is nigh.

Spain furious at cucumber slurs (SBS)

Sick of the food fight,
Spain proves their vegetables good,
Still E-coli spreads.

Go to article.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

East 17 Reunite!

In the house of love,
Original bad-boy band,
Stay another day!

Hobbit movie names are announced (BBC)

Frodo will return,
Two new Lord Of The Rings films,
Hobbit is the word.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Global carbon emissions reach record, says IEA (BBC)

A new 'wake-up call',
World emissions rise again,
Bold action needed.

Go to article.

Music's Awesome Power! (Live Science)

Scientist named Poo.
Amazing discovery:
Fish do got rhythm!

Friendly Fires "Hurting" Live Premiere (JJJ)

Live, World Premiere,
Friendly Fires' track "Hurting,"
Some iffy dance-moves.

Monday, 30 May 2011

NZ man realises dream with jetpack flight (ABC)

A bird or a plane?
Crash-dummy reaches new heights,
Next step human flight.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Barcelona 3 - 1 Man Utd (BBC)

A fine victory,
Barca win champions league,
United broken.

Go to article. 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Wife's body 'in freezer for 10 years' (SKY)

Dead woman hidden,
A cold husband benefits,
Wife the ice maiden.

Go to article.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Oprah bows out after 25 years (ABC)

For twenty five years,
Oprah has been talk show queen,
Now she says goodbye.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Obama blends ceremony with diplomacy in the United Kingdom (CNN)

A fine day for tea,
Obama meets with the Queen,
Enduring links praised.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

New flight chaos fears after volcano eruption (SBS)

Black ash fills the air,
Iceland volcano erupts,
Europe watches skies.

Go to article.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Australian actor Bill Hunter dies, aged 71 (BBC)

Fifty years of films,
Bill Hunter dies of cancer,

An Aussie icon.

Go to article.