Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
From Law Oct 08
Marcus Volcke, the 28-year-old Australian chef who made headlines over the weekend by chopping his 27-year-old Indonesian transsexual wife, Mayang Prasetyo, and cooking parts of her body in chemicals in their Brisbane flat, was also a sex trade worker.
From Companies Oct 08
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left on Tuesday the overnight cash rate unchanged at its record-low rate of 2.5 per cent, set in August 2013.
However, the RBA decision did not deter lenders from revising some of their mortgage rates by offering season promotions such as cash-back deals and waived fees for new home loans.
From Tech Oct 08
After four rounds of nude selfie leaks, actress Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence on what happened. She called the hacking incident a sex crime, not a sex scandal. Even just merely viewing the naked images is tantamount to perpetuating a sexual offence, she insisted.
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.
From Companies Oct 07
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.
From Companies Oct 07
A survey made by finder.com.au, 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.
From Law Oct 07
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.
From Tech Oct 06
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.
From Science Oct 06
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.
From Law Oct 05
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.