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Almost $8,000 has been raised for Queensland Emergency workers who helped revive a baby for long enough that his parents could say their final goodbyes, 9news reported. Paramedics resuscitated nine-month-old Lucas Wockner after he was found unresponsive in his cot last Thursday at a Toowoomba daycare centre. Lucas was then airlifted to Lady Client Hospital …
LIEGE, Belgium — Belgian authorities sought to deflect questions on Wednesday, May 30, over the furlough of a convicted criminal, known to have been radicalized in jail, who killed three people in the Belgian city of Liege. Just hours after his release, the man named by Belgian media as Benjamin Herman killed two policewomen and …
A barrage of mortar shells was fired toward several locations in Southern Israel on Tuesday morning, amid heightened tensions along the Gaza border. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) latest update on the attacks, “Approx. 70 mortars & rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel in several barrages & single launches, some of which were Iranian-made rockets.” …
Tommy Robinson, a British journalist and former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) has been jailed for 13 months, reports confirmed. Robinson was sentenced to 10 months for contempt of court and a further three months for breaching the terms of a previous contempt offense. A ban in the UK on reporting his sentence was lifted after it …
LIEGE, Belgium — Belgian authorities sought to deflect questions on Wednesday, May 30, over the furlough of a convicted criminal, known to have been radicalized in jail, who killed three people in the Belgian city of Liege. Just hours after his release, the man named by Belgian media as Benjamin Herman killed two policewomen and …
A mobile phone camera captured the moment a man went on a rampage inside a sports goods store in the UK. The shocking footage shows a man in a pink t-shirt trashing displays inside a Sports Direct store at the Swan Shopping Centre in Birmingham on Sunday, May 20. The man rants with staff before …
A privately funded search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board, has resulted in no new findings. The Texas-based Ocean Infinity company used a deep-sea vessel to search an area of the southern Indian Ocean, presumably where MH370 disappeared. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while …
Several dozen people were killed in a bus crash in Uganda, according to reports. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday declared three days of mourning. “The death toll is now at 48 including 16 children,” Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita told AFP. The bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night, the AFP …
Austria’s right-wing coalition government is cracking down on benefits paid to immigrants, in a bid to deter asylum seekers. The government plans to cap refugees’ main benefit payment at 563 euros ($651) a month. Austrian citizens will receive a maximum of 863 euros($999) if they pass a language test. “The fundamental rule we will introduce …
SYDNEY—Fund managers who perform poorly face being locked out of Australia’s A$2.6 trillion pension industry if recommendations from the government’s top economic advisory body are implemented. The Productivity Commission said in a report on Tuesday that a shortlist of up to 10 strong-performing pension products, chosen by an independent panel, should be presented to workers …
SEOUL/TOKYO—North Korea has dispatched top officials to the United States and Singapore, media reported on Tuesday, the latest indication that the on-again-off-again summit with U.S. President Donald Trump may go ahead. North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, was scheduled to fly to the United States on Wednesday …
LONDON—The doctors who treated a Russian former spy and his daughter after they were poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain say they don’t know what the pair’s long term health outlook is—and initially feared the incident could have been much worse. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia’s military intelligence who betrayed dozens of …
BRUSSELS—A gunman killed two police officers and a passer-by on Tuesday before being himself shot dead in the center of the eastern Belgian city of Liege, public broadcaster RTBF said on its website. Belgium’s anti-terrorist crisis center was monitoring the situation, Interior Minister Jan Jambon said on Twitter. It was unclear, however, what lay behind …
Three people have been arrested and charged with the murder of a man who was found dead in a woodchipper near Gympie, Queensland, last year. In November 2017, police found the body of 54-year-old Bruce Saunders inside an industrial woodchipper at a rural property in Goomboorian, according to a statement. Police determined that Saunders had died …
JERUSALEM—Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile shield shot down a barrage of mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after sirens sounded in southern Israel, warning residents to find shelter. “A barrage of 25 mortar shells were launched towards several sites in Israeli territory. Most of the launches were intercepted by the IDF’s (Israel Defense …
Beloved Australian actor Cornelia Frances has passed away overnight after losing her battle with cancer. The 77-year-old veteran star, who played Morag Bellingham on the long-running television soap opera Home and Away, was surrounded by friends and family when she died on May 29 in Sydney, reported Newscorp. “Cornelia Frances was a unique person,” a spokesperson for …
Beloved Australian actor Cornelia Frances has passed away overnight after losing her battle with cancer. The 77-year-old veteran star, who played Morag Bellingham on the long-running television soap opera Home and Away, was surrounded by friends and family when she died on May 29 in Sydney, reported Newscorp. “Cornelia Frances was a unique person,” a spokesperson for …
NAIROB—Kenyan authorities charged 54 people, mainly civil servants, on Monday in an investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million of public funds, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread. Among the civil servants and businesspeople charged was the head of the National Youth Service, …
PARIS—France on Monday, May 28, offered citizenship to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said. Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies …
DHAKA—Bangladesh police have killed at least 86 people and arrested about 7,000 since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking this month, officials said on Monday, raising fears from rights activists of a Philippines-style war on drugs. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the anti-narcotics campaign in early May to tackle the spread of ya ba, as …

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