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Pot farm raid reveals horrifying tale of teen’s alleged captivity

Arrested: Ryan Balletto. When US authorities raided the marijuana growing operation, they found greenhouses filled with plants over six feet (1.8 metres) tall, neatly lined with individual irrigation systems. But the rest of the property, one federal agent recalled, looked like a horror scene. They found dilapidated trailers where farmers appeared to live, caches of […]

Playboy boyfriend guilty of killing fashion designer lover

  New York: The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer has been convicted of strangling and drowning her in the bath at a swanky hotel after a tumultuous six-month relationship. Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an Oscar-winning composer who wrote You Light Up My Life put his face in his hands silently as the murder verdict was read […]

Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to jail

A Milan court has sentenced Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to seven years in prison after convicting him of paying for sex with a minor – but he will not have to serve any jail tim. Berlusconi was found guilty of paying for sex with former teenage nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug, better known […]

Serena Williams: teen rape victim ‘lucky’

Tennis champion Serena Williams is facing an angry backlash after suggesting that a teenage rape victim ‘‘shouldn’t have put herself in that position’’ and was ‘‘lucky’’ not to have been further injured in a crime that transfixed the US. The world’s top-ranked women’s player questioned why the 16-year-old victim, who was raped by two high school […]

You should say something. You really should.

This sounds like a deep and meaningful at 4am in a nightclub with the girl with the red hair that you just met in the bathroom five minutes ago doing blow together. Not that that has ever happened to me. But I think we were talking about the unfairness of nightclubs charging $5 for tap […]

Knock at the door, couple find badly injured naked man

Detectives are yet to interview a seriously injured man who was naked when he knocked on the door of an elderly couple’s home in Sydney’s west and pleaded for help. The man, aged in his 20s, was believed to be suffering from a number of injuries, including bleeding from a serious cut to his hand, […]

‘I did too much damage – drug damage’: Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt spent his seven year marriage to Jennifer Aniston feeling lost in a drug haze, a new article in Esquire Magazine reveals. “For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage,” the 49-year-old star says in the profile which hits newsstands at the end of the month. “I was […]