Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected

Oct 07

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 7, 2014

The Australian sharemarket staged an impressive comeback this afternoon, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) closing just 0.2 per cent lower. Putting this recovery in context, local shares were slumping by as much as 1.5 per cent this morning; making it one of the biggest tumbles of the year and hitting an eight-month low in the process.

Rio Tinto visit of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

From Companies Oct 07

Rio Tinto Rejects Glencore’s Merger Bid That Would Have Created $160B Company

Mining giant Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) rejected an offer to merge with Glencore that would have created a $160 billion mining and trading firm in August. Rio disclosed the offer made in July on Tuesday, but after thumbing down the proposed merger, there has been no contact about the deal between the two miners.

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From Companies Oct 07

Survey Forecasts RBA Overnight Cash Rate Hike By Q3 2015, New Normal Interest Rate To Rise To 4% In Next 2-3 Years

A survey made by, one of the biggest comparison Web sites in Australia, found that an increase in the overnight cash rate by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would likely come at the earliest by the third quarter of 2015.

A suspected sex worker puts on clothes at a hotel room during a police raid, as part of plans to crackdown on prostitution, in Dongguan, Guangdong province, February 9, 2014. Chinese authorities have carried out a rare crackdown on the sex trade in the &q

From Law Oct 07

Young Aussie Chef Kills Self After Chopping Body & Cooking Transgender-WIfe In Chemicals

Victorian police had identified on Monday the victim of a gruesome murder by a 28-year-old Australian chef of his transsexual Indonesian girlfriend who he chopped and the boiled in chemicals inside his Brisbane apartment.

Presenter Hulk Hogan (R) takes his shirt off as his wife Linda (2nd R), daughter Brooke and son Nick look on at the "VH1 Big in '05" awards show at Sony Pictures studios in Culver City, California December 3, 2005. The show will air on VH1 on Su

From Tech Oct 06

Fappening 4 Includes Nude Selfie Leaks Of Male Celebrities Such As Nick Hogan

The nude selfie leaked photo scandal continues to hound celebrities, this time round 4 of Fappening including naked men. Besides the usual hackers' favourites such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian, round 4 now has Winona Ryder and Nick Hogan, the son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose leaked photos were seen on message boards 4Chan and Reddit.

Belgian researcher Pierre Sonveaux poses with a sample of protein in his laboratory at the University of Louvain's Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research in Brussels July 31, 2014. According to the institute, the researcher has reached a breakthr

From Science Oct 06

Lab-Grown Penis Offers Hope For Men With Congenital Abnormalities & Trauma

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina has a possible hope for men who are suffering from congenital abnormalities on their penises or underwent trauma on their private parts. The hope comes in the form of male genitals grown in laboratories.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media

From Law Oct 05

Islamic State: Before Beheading Taxi Driver Alan Henning, IS Released Brit Headteacher David Bolam

After beheading two American and two British hostages the past few weeks, the Islamic State (IS) surprised the world over the weekend by releasing on Thursday British headteacher David Richard Bolam after it abducted him in May 2014 while shopping in Libya.

A groom exchanges rings with his bride during their wedding mass officiated by Pope Francis in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, September 14, 2014.

From Faith & Belief Oct 05

Catholic Church Synod: No To Gay Marriage, But Possibly Yes To Baptism For Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

Almost 200 Catholic bishops and some lay leaders would meet in the next two weeks in a synod that would have Pope Francis launch a major review of the church's teaching on family and result in changes towards marriage, living together and separation of couples.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. At A Press Conference At Times Square

From Companies Oct 05

Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao-Mayweather Bout Possibly Won’t Be Aired By Showtime As NBC Eyes Primetime Boxing $20M Deal With Al Haymon

Amid talks that unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is finally considering fighting Filipino eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao if the congressman beats Chris Algieri on Nov 22, there is another boxing coup in the offing besides the higher chances of the Dream Match finally taking place.

A woman holds a mock iPhone 6 plus (L) and an iPhone 5s as she waits in a line, ahead of the September 19 release of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in front of an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 10, 2014. Apple Inc unveiled a watch,

From Companies Oct 04

Apple’s Woes Shift From #Bendgate To #Hairgate

The furor over the bending iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units has barely died down, yet, Apple is faced with another public relations crisis as #Hairgate threatens to be another headache for the Cupertino-based tech giant that was supposed to be enjoying brisk sales of its new flagship devices.