Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Sex workers

From Law Oct 08

It’s Not Only The Chopped Indonesian Transgender Who Was A Sex Worker, But Also Her Aussie Husband-Killer

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.

Westpac ATM

From Companies Oct 08

Despite RBA Decision To Hold Key Lending Rate, Banks Offer Mortgage Season Promos

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.

Jennifer Lawrence, best supporting actress nominee for her role in the film "American Hustle", peeks around an Oscar statue on the red carpet as actor Brad Pitt (L) looks on at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.

From Tech Oct 08

Jennifer Lawrence Says Nude Selfie Leak Not A Sex Scandal But A Sex Crime

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.

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.