Posted: 29 October, 2014

NASA Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

INCREDIBLE VISION: NASA Rocket explodes in Virginia.

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The Antares rocket exploded shortly after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The unmanned craft was bound for the International Space Station.

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The Antares rocket exploded shortly after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The unmanned craft was bound for the International Space Station. Vision from NASA.

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Posted: 24 October, 2014

Comedian Criticised For Reeva Steenkamp Jokes

Jimmy Carr made a controversial joke at the British Q Awards.

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British Comedian Jimmy Carr has been criticised after he made a controverial joke about the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

It comes days after Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for killing Steenkamp.

Carr was speaking at the Q-Awards - the UK's annual music awards run by magazine Q - in London when he mentioned that the lines for the men’s bathroom were extremely long.

"So frustrating. All I'm saying is I can understand it from Oscar Pistorius' point of view," Carr said.

"That's not the controversial bit," Carr continued.

"Here it comes ... I blame her [Ms Steenkamp]. If she hadn't been in that disabled toilet, none of this would have happened."

 

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Posted: 22 October, 2014

Welcome To South Park

South Perth and Victoria Park will merge to form South Park

It looks like the local governments of South Perth and Victoria Park will be merged to form...South Park!

The controversially named South Park will help reduce the number of Perth councils from 30 to 16.

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

Tinder Is About To Offer A ‘Premium Service’

The popular dating app will offer users new paid-for features.




Free dating app Tinder is about to start making money by offering a 'Premium Service'.

Tinder’s CEO and cofounder Sean Rad announced that the company - which has only been operating for two years - will launch the new service in early November.

According to Forbes, Rad hinted that one the new features will focus on travel.

Tinder is currently location based, so the new service will presumably allow users to branch out and extend their ‘reach’.

Rad says the new features will not impact on the way the app currently operates.

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

RIP Gough Whitlam

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98

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Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98.

His children Tony, Nicholas, Stephen and Catherine issued a statement about their father's death on Tuesday.

"Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98. A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians," they said.

There will be a private cremation and a public memorial service.

Mr Whitlam was one of Australia's most controversial prime ministers.

He led Labor to its first victory in 23 years at the December 1972 election on the back of the famous "It's Time" campaign.

He was sensationally sacked on November 11, 1975 by Governor-General Sir John Kerr.

His wife Margaret died in March 2012.

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Posted: 20 October, 2014

10 Most Dangerous Jobs In Australia

Our deadliest jobs revealed.

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Truckie’s and logistics workers have topped this year’s list of the most dangerous jobs in Australia according to new research.
 
The figures released by finder.com.au show that 65 transport and storage workers were killed while on the job in one year.

That accounts for almost one-third of all workplace fatalities.

The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry is the second most dangerous with 53 deaths, followed by the construction and manufacturing industries.



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Posted: 17 October, 2014

Doctors Find Live Spider In Bloke's Guts

Probably the creepiest thing you'll read all year.

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Western Australian man Dylan Thomas' trip to Bali took a sickening turn after a live spider was found burrowing it’s way into his stomach.

The 21-year-old noticed a red mark near his belly button which slowly developed into into a red trail across his torso.

The bizarre marking originally had doctors stumped.

"Well after running tests and putting things inside my stomach they finally found out it was a tropical spider that's been living inside of me for the last 3 days, managed to get it out luckily. Haven't felt so violated in my life before! Just glad it's all over," Dylan posted on Facebook.

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Posted: 14 October, 2014

Body Painted Topless Models At The 'I Support Women in Sport Awards' Spark Controversy

Disappointment over nude model stunt at a night dedicated to celebrating women in Sport.

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The best female athletes in Australia converged at Women's Health 'I Support Women In Sport' Awards in Sydney on Monday night.

Sally Pearson took out the evening's main award for her incredible performance at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The night was not without controversy however with four body-painted models raising eyebrows on the red carpet.

The four women were painted in different Australian team uniforms: gymnastics, swimming, netball and Cathy Freeman’s iconic Sydney Olympic body suit.

A number of Twitter users have expressed their disappointment at the appearence of the near-naked models.

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Posted: 14 October, 2014

Light Plane Crashes Into Chelsea Home

Police have confirmed one person has died at the scene following a light plane crash in Chelsea

Emergency crews rushed to a house in Melbourne's south-east after a light plane crashed into two homes.

The CFA received a number of calls about an aircraft being in difficulty over Chelsea before witness reported an explosion on the strand.

Police have confirmed one person has died at the scene following a light plane crash in Chelsea. No other injuries have been reported.

Police have also confirmed there was a woman in the house at the time and she is being treated for minor injuries.

Victoria Police Statement

Police and emergency services are currently at a property on The Strand in Chelsea after a light plane has crashed. 

Police can confirm one person has died at the scene, no one else is believed to have been injured at this stage. 

The plane has struck a house and damaged two vehicles and caught fire on impact. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or lodge a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au 

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Posted: 14 October, 2014

Music Festival Fence Jumpers

Police are appealing for anyone who can help assist them in an investigation involving a security guard who was injured at a Sydney music festival

Police are appealing for anyone who can help assist them in an investigation involving a security guard who was injured at a Sydney music festival in September. Video and  official statement below.

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Police are appealing for anyone who can help assist them in an investigation involving a security guard who was injured at a Sydney music festival.


NSW Police Statement

Police are renewing an appeal for public assistance after a security guard was seriously injured during a music festival at Randwick last month.

A large group of people gained unauthorised access to the music festival at Centennial Parklands just after 4.30pm on Saturday 27 September 2014.

As the group was jumping a fence, a security guard was assaulted and suffered critical injuries.

The 29-year-old man was treated in hospital for a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding and is still receiving medical treatment.

Detectives from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command have conducted extensive inquiries since that time and are renewing their appeal for public assistance.

Investigators have released mobile phone footage of a group gaining access to the festival in a bid to identify those involved.

In particular, police would like to speak with a male who is featured in the video who they believe can assist with the investigation.

The male shown in the footage is believe to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid to late teens, approximately 183cm tall and with solid build.

In the footage the teen is wearing a long-sleeved green shirt or jumper, black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact investigators.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Posted: 13 October, 2014

Pair Charged Over Racist Attack On Brisbane Train

Teenager released on bail after facing court over racist rant.

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UPDATE 1PM:

One of the two young men charged over a racist rant at a train security guard has appeared in court.

The 17-year-old was granted bail this morning, but not before the magistrate called it "disgusting behaviour."

Footage showed a teenager racially abusing a security guard who'd asked him to take his feet off the seats.

It's alleged the main perpetrator also spat at the guard, who's being hailed for remaining calm throughout the tirade.

The 17-year-old handed himself into Police after the video went viral.

EARLIER:

Two teenagers have been charged after a video of a racist attack on a Brisbane train went viral over the weekend.
 
The video shows a drunk teenager screaming obscenities and verbally abusing a Queensland Rail security guard after he was asked to take his feet off a seat.
 
The incident happened near Indooroopilly train station on October 2. Video was posted online on Saturday and quickly went viral.
 
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has condemned the teenagers behaviour, labelling it as deplorable.
 
"I absolutely deplore it, I think it’s un-Australian,” Mr Abbott said, adding that he has not seen the video yet, though he was briefed about it.

"Just as it’s un-Australian to defend death cults, I think it’s un-Australian to abuse people in a public place because you don’t like the way they look."

A 17-year-old Brisbane man has been charged with two counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm and creating a nuisance on a railway and one count of threatening violence, common assault and using a carriage service to menace and harass.
 
An 18-year-old Ipswich man has been charged with one count of creating a nuisance on a railway.
 
The pair are due to face court this morning.

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Posted: 10 October, 2014

Holiday Park Crash

This incident shows you don't need to be going fast to be in an accident

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This incident happened in a popular tourist park in Camden, NSW on Monday (October 6). Watch the video at the bottom of the page.

As you can see in the dashcam video below the young girl comes around the corner on her pushbike before colliding with the driver and going headfirst into the car.

The driver admitted on Facebook she was trying to be careful.

"As I was leaving the caravan park to check out, it happened, I cried from shock after,” she said in a Facebook post.

“The hedges were in the way because I did not see her, I pretty much stopped the car when I saw her coming towards me.”

The girl ended up being okay, helped by the fact she was wearing a helmet and the car was travelling slow.

It's believed the owners of the caravan park became aware of the incident after a video was put on Facebook.

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This incident happened in a popular tourist park in Camden, NSW on October 6. A young cyclist comes around the corner, colliding with the driver and going headfirst into the car. The girl ended up being okay, helped by the fact she was wearing a helmet.

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