Entries by Rachel Junge

Aussie Doctor and his wife kidnapped in West Africa

AN AUSTRALIAN Doctor and his wife have reportedly been kidnapped in West Africa. The couple, both aged in their 80s, have been living in Burkina Faso since the 1970s. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is yet to confirm their identities. It’s believed they were taken from their home in Baraboule, in the country’s north, near the […]

Car leaves trail of destruction after smashing through servo doors

WORKERS at a Sydney service station will spend most of the day cleaning up, after an out-of-control car smashed through its doors. Three men needed hospital treatment after the vehicle they were in ploughed into the servo at the corner of Punchbowl Road and Linda Street in Belfield around 9.30pm on Saturday. The service station was […]

Celine Dion loses brother days after husband’s passing

AS CELINE Dion prepares to bid farewell to her husband, the Canadian singer has learned of the death of her brother. The My Heart Will Go On singer’s husband Rene Angelil, 73 (pictured), died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. A family spokesman has now confirmed, her older brother Daniel, 59, has also lost […]

Spear gun used in bottle shop robbery

A MAN is on the run after using a spear gun to threaten staff at a Coomera bottle shop. He walked into the Maudsland Road store around 7.40pm on Saturday and asked for money. The worker handed over what was in the till and the robber ran off. No one was injured. The man is described […]

Gunmen storm hotel killing 20 and taking hostages

THERE has been a deadly attack on the west African nation of Burkina Faso. At least 20 people have been killed and others taken hostage after gunmen stormed a hotel in the nation’s capital Ouagadougou. Witnesses say they saw two car bombs explode outside the Splendid Hotel, which is frequented by Westerners and United Nations […]