Thursday, 12 December 2013

Nelson Mandela memorial sign language interpreter was a fraud, deaf community says (ABC)

Speeches go unheard,
No sign from interpreter,
Deaf outraged by "fake".

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Vancouver shows doorknobs the door (SBS)

Progress for access,
No more knobs for Vancouver,
Handles only please.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Melbourne Cup 2013 live (SMH)

Oliver's third win,
'Race queen' Waterhouse's first,
Scandals forgotten?

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Mercury Prize: James Blake wins with Overgrown (BBC)

For Mercury Prize,
James Blake beats the bookies' picks,
With 'Overgrown' win.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Flood of caramel unleashed by Brazil sugar fire (SBS)

Sugar warehouse burns,
A sticky situation,
As a sweet flood spreads.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

Banksy's 'Sirens of Lambs' stumps NY residents (SBS)

Squealing toys turn heads,
From UK walls to world streets,
Brooklyn hosts Banksy.

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Dutch team powers to World Solar Challenge win (ABC)

Powered by the sun,
From Darwin to Adelaide,
Dutch team claim fifth win.

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac on stage at O2 (BBC)

Christine Rumours true,
Back on stage with Fleetwood Mac,
But not Everywhere.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Monday, 9 September 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hewitt upsets del Potro at US Open (SBS)

Crafty baseline play,
Never-say-die attitude,
Hewitt serves upset.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Chinese zoo's 'lion' exposed as dog (SBS)

When lions cry 'woof',
It's a sad day at the zoo,

With patrons cheated.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Breaking Bad gets biggest ever US audience (BBC)

Final season high,
Breaking Bad breaking records,
Viewed by near 6 mil.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Jay-Z lands first UK number one album (BBC)

Rapper's 15th disc,
Magna Carter Holy Grail,
Takes the UK crown.

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Serena Williams takes 16th Slam title (ESPN)

Her best career streak,
Serena adds one more win,
A second French crown.

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Anonymous publican buys Annandale Hotel (ABC)

Debt and noise complaints,
Troubled icon gets new lease,
Let the music play.

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Biological clue to why women live longer than men (BBC)

As both sexes age,
Men lose immune cells faster,
T and B-cells key.

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Lauryn Hill jailed for tax evasion (BBC)

Strumming her pain with cell bars,
Hill to pay her dues.

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Parliament House marks 25th anniversary (SBS)

Twenty-five years young,
Parliament House party time,
MPs still get lost.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

17 arrested as Seattle May Day protests turn violent (CNN)

Workers celebrate,
Police protect capital,
Why no holiday?

Russian Dogs Take To Train Lines (abc news)

Moscow dogs take trains,
Figuring out metro lines,
Seasoned commuters.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

NBA star makes landmark revelation that he is gay (ABC)

"I'm black and I'm gay,"
A slam-dunk for acceptance,
B-baller comes out.

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Glowing lambs born in Uruguay (CNN)

It's a farm yard rave,
Science turns sheep UV green,
Yep, ewe read it right.

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Date set for Michael Jackson wrongful death trial (BBC)

For choosing bad Doc,
King of Pop promoter sued,
Thrilling trial set.

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Monday, 22 April 2013

Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies (ABC)

Chrissy touched herself,
And her music touched many,
A rock legend gone.

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Aussies develop sexy robotic undies (SBS)

Remote controlled fun,
Long distance vibrated love,
Sexy 'Fundawear'.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

NZ legalises same-sex marriage (ABC)

First for the region,
New Zealand equality,
Proud day for Kiwi's.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Explosions at Boston Marathon (The New York Times)

Injured and bloody,
Marathon-goers left shocked,
Two dead in bomb blasts.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Measles: No end to Swansea epidemic as cases reach 620 (BBC)

Vaccination urged,
Welsh kids having bumpy time,
Measles hit hundreds.

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Balotelli caught smoking, throws tantrum (SBS)

Caught in train toilet,
Balotelli up in smoke,
Hot times for sports star.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Dog nearly dies eating chocolate Easter egg, says PDSA (BBC)

Pet dogs are for life,
And are not just for Easter,
Never feed them choc!

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Friday, 29 March 2013

Rolling Stones to headline Glastonbury Festival (BBC)

Mystery revealed,
Old rockers to take main stage,
Star-filled Glasto bill.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Morrissey told to stop by doctors (

Morrissey still ill.
He would go out tonight but,
Docs say take a break.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Weather warnings continue into weekend (BBC)

Power cuts and death,
Winter pours down fear on Brits,
Though, it's only snow.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Brazil's Kaka gets his turn to impress Scolari (SBS)

Matches as training,
Brazil set to test big names,
World Cup prize the goal.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New music: Beyonce - Bow Down/I Been On (Guardian)

Promo-train steams on,
New samples keep Bey current,
As fifth album builds.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hooligans attack police at Budapest football match (

Disorderly fans,
Stones, bottles, cops and tear gas,
Rivals cause chaos.

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Stonehenge builders travelled from far, say researchers (BBC)

New Stonehenge insights,
Act more vital than purpose,
For work, not worship.

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Friday, 8 March 2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Allegations of police excessive force at Mardi Gras (SMH)

Part of their day job,
Police slam kid's skull to ground,
Um, what?! Really...what?

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013

Queen in hospital with stomach bug (SBS)

A funny tummy,
Drama Queen has royal bug,
Engagements cancelled.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Donkey meat found in South African burgers (ABC)

A pain in the ass,
Not-declared meat the new black,
Donkey the new beef.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Oscars 2013: Ceremony and winners (BBC)

Jokes made, records set,
Film history made too, but...

Who were you wearing?

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Friday, 22 February 2013

US class offers Rudd beer for online chat (SBS)

What's that down under?
Connected poli challenged,
Beer offered for Skype.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Cheryl Cole receives front page apology from Now (BBC)

Lies are put to rest,
Now holds its hands up and says,
"Sorry Cheryl Cole."

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sarah Michelle Gellar Headed Back to TV—With Robin Williams! (E!)

Buffy meets Doubtfire,
New sitcom attracts big names,
TV's Crazy Ones

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SARS-like virus spreading from person to person (ABC)

A deadly new threat,
From Middle East to Europe,
The infection spreads.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Millions usher in the Lunar New year (ABC)

The masses unite,
As Chinese New Year snakes in,
For celebrations.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Cat replaces iron as Monopoly token after fan vote (Metro)

Voters make close race,
But iron goes straight to jail,
As cat passes go.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Paris ends ban on women in pants (SBS)

Lose your skirts, ladies!
And say hello to trousers!
Sexist law is pants.

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Sunday, 3 February 2013

325 Army suicides in 2012 a record (CNN)

Tragic army truth,
Despite prevention efforts,
Suicides rates climb.

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Iran sends monkey into space (SBS)

Some monkey magic,
One giant leap for Iran,
New space race player.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Ita Buttrose named Australian of the Year (ABC)

For health awareness,
Media Queen acknowledged,
Aussie of the year.

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Red hot day in every way (SMH)

Red hot chillies rock,
As crowds bop til they near drop,
Sydney, hot hot hot!

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

Swedish woman crashes train into house (SBS)

End of the line, folks,
Swedish cleaner cleans up flats,
Train wreck, literally.

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Serena sends Open message to rivals (ABC)

A relentless force,
Serena slams hard for win,
Open girls beware.

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