Actor took on three armed soldiers who had surrounded star and crew while they were filming later series of Extreme World 3
Papua New Guinea
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Saturday 18 January 2014
During the recent Ashes series I changed my newspaper habits specifically to read Gideon Haigh’s dispatches from the front. As Haigh is Australian, those unfamiliar with his work might have expected at least a hint of crowing to creep into his copy as England imploded, but he was as impartial as ever, while also being characteristically knowledgeable, perceptive and witty. (If you can bear to relive the horror, Ashes to Ashes, his chronicle of the series, will be published on 27 February).
Australian government uses military to repel ‘boat people’ but is silent on claims of savage treatment
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Tony Abbott's administration was elected on a promise to 'stop the boats,' but hunger strikes and claims detainees have sewn their lips together have citizens asking 'at what cost?'
Monday 18 November 2013
England’s unconvincing display against France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday did nothing to enhance their hopes of winning the tournament on home soil.
Sunday 17 November 2013
England survived an early scare to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, with rather less assurance than New Zealand or Australia, but still with more than enough to spare.
Saturday 28 September 2013
Police in Indonesia say passengers were from the Middle East
Monday 23 September 2013
Australia’s newly elected conservative government has ordered a clampdown on releasing information about the arrival of asylum seekers.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Four tourists were wounded in bandit attack, none seriously
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Small piranha-like fish was found in European waters for the first time in August
Monday 02 September 2013
Papuan cult leader had been on the verge of an unexplained Israel trip before his grisly demise
Friday 30 August 2013
Cult leader was a convicted rapist, but local rumours of cannibalism persist
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Australian navy ships rush to help those aboard capsized boat in Indian Ocean
Sunday 11 August 2013
Mr Rudd took on opposition leader Tony Abbott in a televised debate
Saturday 10 August 2013
A small piranha-like fish with a fierce reputation has been found in European waters for the first time
UN refugee commission claims 'formidable challenges' for Australia's deal to send 'boat people' to Papua New Guinea
Friday 26 July 2013
Kevin Rudd's draconian and controversial plan has already outraged human rights campaigners
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tragedy comes days after prime minister changed refugee policy so that people who arrive by boat will no longer be allowed to settle there
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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