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Inside the mind of a ‘monster’ who killed and mutilated girls

Inside the mind of a ‘monster’ who killed and mutilated girls

WARNING: Graphic AT THE age of just 13, Lloyd Clark Fletcher began showing disturbing signs of his future as a violent sexual sadist who would escalate to killing. It was the early 1970s, and before his 14th birthday Fletcher was charged as a juvenile with “aggravated assault on a female” and discharged into his mother’s…

Malcolm Turnbull’s other big ambition

Malcolm Turnbull’s other big ambition

FORMER Labor foreign minister Bob Carr has revealed Malcolm Turnbull once had a striking ambition – to be a union leader. Not just any union. The Prime Minister had wanted to head the Australian Workers’ Union. Mr Carr, also premier of NSW for 10 years, credits meeting Mr Turnbull in the 1970s with a big…

Harry Potter turns 21: What you didn’t know about magical series

Harry Potter turns 21: What you didn’t know about magical series

TWENTY-one years ago, a single mum living on welfare penned a story on a train which would go on to become one of the best-selling books of all time. But publishers were doubtful about the idea of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry world. After receiving “loads” of rejections, Bloomsbury – a publishing house in London – finally…

‘They’re not good blokes. Let’s call them what they are: murderers’

‘They’re not good blokes. Let’s call them what they are: murderers’

Damien and Melissa Little with sons Koda, 4 and Hunter, 9 months. Damien murdered the boys before driving off a pier and killing himself.Source:Supplied DAMIEN Little was said to be a much-loved local. He was a popular Aussie rules player and coach, a personable, respectable, hardworking man, loving father, and, apparently, an all-round “good bloke”.…

Book gives daily tips on surviving Trump’s presidency

Book gives daily tips on surviving Trump’s presidency

Leisa Hunter Smith is the author of The Trumpitis Antidote: Daily Self Care for Staying Sensible and Sane in the Anxious Era of TrumpSource:Supplied AUTHOR Leisa Hunter Smith thought she was in a “parallel universe” when Donald Trump was elected US president. Hunter Smith, who was born in America but has lived in Australia now…

Author Tom Wolfe dead at 87

Author Tom Wolfe dead at 87

Author Tom Wolfe attends the 2012 Trophee Des Arts Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Picture: AFPSource:AFP TOM Wolfe, famous for works like The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, has passed away in Manhattan at the age of 87. His agent confirmed the news…

Shocking book Stephen King doesn’t want you to read

Shocking book Stephen King doesn’t want you to read

WITH Ray Bradbury’s novel about a society where books are outlawed coming alive in HBO’s new film Fahrenheit 451, attention has returned to one of the most difficult books to come by in the United States. Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific authors – countless of his stories and books can be found…

J.K. Rowling ’sorry’ for killing off popular Harry Potter character

J.K. Rowling ’sorry’ for killing off popular Harry Potter character

DOBBY the house elf is finally getting his due. This week, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted out a sombre apology to her 14.4 million followers: “This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it. I refer, of…