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Man charged with stealing Cleo Smith bought toy dolls in the years leading up to abduction



The 36 year-old Western Australian man charged over the abduction of four-year-old Cleo Smith has an infatuation for dolls

Terence Darrell Kelly, has been charged with multiple offences including child stealing.

He faced Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and did not apply for bail and was not required to enter a plea.

Social media of alleged abductor

Kelly collects bratz dolls and is pictured on his social media wearing a shirt with the toy brand on it.

Terrance Kelly with Bratz dolls. Source: Facebook

There’s also pictures on his Facebook of an entire doll collection and selfies commenting on brushing the Bratz dolls hair.

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One post from last year saying “I love taking my dolls for drive arounds”

A lot of dolls are still in their original packaging. It appears to be an impressive collection, not limited to Bratz dolls – with Disney princesses and other little girls toys part of it all too.

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It has been reported he bought toy dolls in the years leading up to the alleged kidnapping.

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Kelly’s identity was revealed late on Wednesday afternoon after he was taken to hospital twice as he reportedly harmed himself in a police cell.

Why does he collect dolls?

Cleo found playing with toys

The detective leading the investigation into the alleged abduction revealed officers said they found Cleo playing with toys in one of the rooms.

Police have visited stores in the town’s main shopping street.

They asked business owners to hand over CCTV footage over the last two-and-a-half weeks.

The Australian have reported he bought dolls from Carnarvon Toyworld within the last three weeks with staff assisting detectives by scouring through archived security footage.

“He was in here three or four times a year buying girls’ toys, Disney princesses and others things like that,” a worker told the publication.

The man was known to police

Police still needed to establish what happened during the 18 days she was missing, describing it as a “traumatic event”

Kelly will face court again on December 6th.

Police have confirmed he was well known to Police and a familiar face in the community.

“It was literally a needle in a data haystack,” Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde said.

Reports alleged abductor was following Cleo’s mum on Facebook, according to a nine 6pm report.

Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde is calling on people to refrain from sharing their opinions of the case online.

“Everyone please keep those theories to yourself and don’t go sticking them on social media — it’s very unhelpful.”

A team of 140 detectives, officers and analysts have been working tirelessly for more than two weeks since her alleged kidnapping from the family’s tent in the early hours of October 16.

Police have previously said this investigation is just at the tip of the iceberg and there are more details to emerge.

“The information acted on from last night (Monday) onwards starts out really small and quickly snowballs,”Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde said.

“There were car movements, and there were phone movements. The jigsaw fit the puzzle.”

Cleo has been pictured in the arms of her mother for the first time.

Officers who specialise in interviewing children have been brought in to assist the investigation as the the rest of the world watches on, relieved that she is safely home. 

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Andrew Tate granted partial travel freedom in Romania



Andrew Tate, the controversial 36-year-old influencer, has been granted a partial reprieve from the travel restrictions imposed on him.

Since August, Tate had been confined to the Bucharest area, requiring judicial approval for any travel beyond these limits. However, a recent court decision has slightly eased these restrictions, allowing him to move within Romania.

Andrew Tate has faced a litany of serious allegations, including human trafficking, rape, and involvement in an organized crime group. These accusations stem from his alleged exploitation of women to generate income for his webcam business. Multiple women have come forward, claiming they were deceived with promises of love and marriage, only to be subjected to sexual exploitation and control.

Despite the loosening of travel restrictions, it’s important to note that Tate remains unable to leave Romania. This development comes following his appearance in court this Tuesday, where he and his brother, Tristan, vehemently denied all allegations against them.

Outside the courthouse, Andrew Tate expressed cautious optimism, stating that “things are moving in the correct direction.” This statement reflects the ongoing legal battle and uncertainty surrounding his future. It remains to be seen how these legal proceedings will unfold and whether further changes in travel restrictions will occur.

The case of Andrew Tate continues to be a matter of intense public interest and debate, as the allegations against him are of a grave nature. As legal proceedings progress, many will be watching closely to see how this controversial influencer’s story unfolds.

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Citigroup CEO on layoffs: No time for bystanders



Citigroup’s CEO, Jane Fraser, has unveiled a major restructuring plan that includes layoffs as the company seeks to streamline its operations and enhance profitability.

In a recent statement, Fraser emphasised the need to eliminate inefficiencies and ensure that every employee contributes actively to the bank’s success.

Fraser stated, “We don’t have room for bystanders. Citigroup is committed to being a leaner, more agile organization, and that means making tough decisions.”

This move comes as the financial industry faces increased competition, changing customer preferences, and technological advancements that require banks to adapt swiftly.

The overhaul plan aims to reduce costs significantly by cutting jobs across various departments. While specific numbers have not been disclosed, it is expected that thousands of employees will be affected. The restructuring will also involve consolidating certain business units and reallocating resources to areas with higher growth potential.

Citigroup’s CEO stressed that the goal is not just cost-cutting but also fostering innovation and digital transformation. The bank aims to invest in technology and modernize its services to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

As the financial industry continues to evolve, Citigroup’s decision to take proactive steps to remain competitive is in line with broader industry trends. Fraser’s leadership in making tough decisions reflects the bank’s commitment to staying relevant in a rapidly changing landscape.

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Roman Empire’s endless appeal linked to masculinity crisis



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For centuries, the Roman Empire has remained an enduring fascination for men worldwide.

The allure of this ancient civilization seems impervious to the passage of time, and a recent study suggests that its unending appeal may be intertwined with what researchers are calling the “masculinity polycrisis.”

The study, conducted by a team of anthropologists and historians, delves into the reasons behind men’s persistent obsession with the Roman Empire. It points to a multifaceted phenomenon characterised by a crisis in masculinity – a sense of lost identity and purpose that many modern men grapple with.

It’s led to the rise of social media influencers like Andrew Tate and Jordan Peterson.

The Roman Empire, often associated with strength, power, and conquest, provides a historical backdrop against which men can examine and reevaluate their own masculinity. Its military prowess, stoic values, and patriarchal hierarchy offer a stark contrast to the evolving gender roles in today’s society.

Furthermore, the study highlights the influence of pop culture, where depictions of Roman warriors, gladiators, and emperors reinforce traditional ideals of manhood. From Hollywood blockbusters to bestselling novels, these portrayals perpetuate the enduring appeal of the Roman Empire.

In the age of digital media, online forums and social media platforms serve as virtual amphitheaters where men engage in discussions about Roman history, masculinity, and identity. These spaces provide a sense of belonging and validation for those seeking to navigate the complexities of modern masculinity.

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