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19 September 2017 8:01 AM Melbourne grandmother dies on Thai holiday

A Melbourne grandmother who drowned in the surf while on holiday in Thailand has been remembered by her colleagues as "a true people person". Barbara Fistrovic, 65, was swimming at Phuket's Kamala Beach on Sunday when she was overwhelmed by powerful waves, the Phuket News reported on Monday. Lifeguards pulled her unconscious from the water but were unable 12

19 September 2017 3:23 AM Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

SHOCKING images have shown in terrifying force how and why an island nation is out of sight at the storm’s “complete mercy”. As Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica, its prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, found himself in the eye of the beast’s path. The hurricane has surged into the eastern 12

17 September 2017 6:30 AM Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday. Nearly 410,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled from western Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a military offensive that the United 11

17 September 2017 1:19 AM Violence in Myanmar shows the world needs to stop romanticising Buddhism

THERE is a perception among the Western world that Buddhists are all peaceful, loving people. But some of them are willing to burn villages to the ground. PEOPLE don’t generally associate Buddhists with violence, especially not the type of violence that sees houses set on fire and gunfire sprayed around villages. But one expert says people around the world 27

16 September 2017 8:13 AM Migaloo is back AGAIN! Rare albino whale makes a splash in a front of a boat in the Gold Coast

Australia's most famous white whale has been spotted splashing off the Queensland coast. Migaloo the albino whale was seen off the Gold Coast Saturday morning. The whale was captured splashing his tail in the water as he heads south for the end of his annual migration. As usual, the white white continued to please crowds including tour operator Tasha 8

16 September 2017 6:33 AM Eight police injured in St Louis protest

Eight police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in St Louis when a largely peaceful protest turned violent in the early hours of Saturday after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs. The clashes erupted when police confronted a small group 33

12 September 2017 9:01 PM LIVE BLOG: Apple's iPhone 8 And iPhone X Launch, As It Happened

LIVE NOW: We're up and awake and live-blogging Apple's September event, where we'll see not one but two new iPhones, and hopefully a swathe of other new tech toys and glimpses into Apple's future. You should come and keep us company. 8:30PM: Hey folks! Hope you're all settling into bed for that precious six hours of sleep between now and 2:30AM. That's 62

12 September 2017 8:15 AM Rescued baby great white shark 'Fluffy' heads back to sea

SYDNEY: A baby great white shark that stunned onlookers when it washed up on a popular Sydney beach was released back into the ocean on Tuesday (Sep 12) after spending the night in an aquarium. The thrashing 1.5-metre (4.9-foot) animal, nicknamed "Fluffy" by marine experts, came ashore at busy Manly beach on Monday. "When you see a real-life shark, it's scary 17

12 September 2017 7:44 AM Aussie tradie attempts to rescue great white shark by dragging it into the sea off Manly Beach

INCREDIBLE footage shows the moment a ‘quintessential’ Aussie bloke strips down to his undies at Manly Beach before boldly trying to save the life of an injured great white shark by dragging it out to sea. The juvenile, male great white — nicknamed ‘Fluffy’ — has since grabbed global headlines after it was temporarily transported to Fairy Bower ocean 63

12 September 2017 7:16 AM Video of Indigenous man being hosed from Darwin footpath 'shocking', NT Chief Minister says

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says he is shocked and upset after a video emerged showing a person outside a tour company spraying a hose towards an Indigenous man sitting on a busy footpath in the centre of Darwin. NT Police said they were aware of the video and would make enquiries in the wake of the footage, which was recorded outside 17