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24 September 2017 7:01 AM Brisbane factory fire spews toxic smoke

A huge factory fire in Brisbane is spewing plumes of toxic smoke across the city's northside. Sunday's blaze broke out about 3.30pm at a car parts business in Virginia and Queensland police declared an emergency situation half an hour later. More than 20 firefighters were battling the fire on Pritchard Road, not far from a BP service station 12

23 September 2017 10:32 PM Trent Robinson throws support behind Roosters star Latrell Mitchell after forgettable Saturday night

TRENT Robinson is refusing to point the finger at Latrell Mitchell after the young sensation came crashing back to earth in the Sydney Roosters’ NRL preliminary final loss to North Queensland. Mitchell was billed as a Roosters gamebreaker but ended up helping the Cowboys into the grand final with a forgettable display after being shunted to the wing in a surprise 12

23 September 2017 10:18 PM Six injured in London acid attack

Six people have been injured in a suspected noxious substance attack at an east London shopping centre. The incident was not being treated as terror-related, a police spokesman said. Scotland Yard said officers were called shortly before 8pm on Saturday to the area around Stratford Centre, opposite the Westfield shopping centre, amid reports of a group 14

23 September 2017 9:49 PM Fire fears as NSW weather records fall

More new September temperature records in NSW are expected to coincide with another difficult day of firefighting. A total fire ban has been declared for Greater Sydney, the Illawarra and most of the state's northeast on Sunday. High temperatures, low humidity and wind are expected to lead to further outbreaks of fire. 'Another difficult day ahead 13

23 September 2017 4:05 AM Bushfire north of Marulan forces closure of Hume Highway in both directions

Multiple fire crews are responding to a bushfire near the Hume Highway just north of Marulan. The fire started just before 12.25pm on Saturday, and is currently at a 'watch and act' level. The blaze has caused long delays for motorists, with the highway closed in both directions at Inverary Road. An RFS spokesman said 32 firefighters and nine fire trucks 10

23 September 2017 4:04 AM Records tumble as early season heat worsens fire threat across NSW

As much as 40 per cent of NSW is expected to set September heat records on Saturday as bushfire crews prepare for a busy afternoon. The state also notched its first 40-degree reading for September. A total 60 bush and grass fires, including 11 that are not contained, were alight shortly after 1pm, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service. About half the state 11

22 September 2017 11:11 PM BoM forecasts September records in NSW with 37C likely in Sydney and 40C in regional areas

Records are predicted to fall and total fire bans are in place across half of New South Wales as an unseasonal heatwave takes hold. In Sydney, the temperature is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius in Richmond and Penrith, while the CBD is forecast to reach 33C. In the state's west, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is expecting the mercury in Bourke to reach 11

22 September 2017 10:31 PM Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

TREMORS and smoke billowing from Bali’s Mount Agung volcano indicates it could blow within 24 hours, forcing a mass evacuation. Some 10,000 villagers have already left their homes around the mountain, while more than 200,000 have received warnings. It was the third time in little more than a week that the alert level has been raised. This time it is rated 15

22 September 2017 7:46 AM Decoding Kim's speech and the Pacific threat

Pyongyang's foreign minister has said the North is considering a nuclear test around the Pacific, after a personal statement from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to US President Donald Trump. Analyst Ankit Panda decodes this unprecedented statement - and what the Pacific threat could actually mean. The threat follows another remarkable statement by the North 21

20 September 2017 2:29 AM 33C! Saturday signals sizzling Sydney summer ahead

SYDNEY is set for three days of blistering hot spring weather with temperatures - forecast to hit at least 33C in the west by the weekend - an ominous portent of a high-risk bushfire threat this summer. Penrith and Richmond will see the the mercury hit 30C tomorrow, 31C on Friday before reaching a top of 33C on Saturday. In the city, the temperatures 30