Mass Whale Beaching Seen at Hamelin Bay firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-03-230 views Up to 150 whales were stranded at Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, on March 23. The whales had washed up on a beach near the town of Augusta, ABC quoted Department of Fisheries. It was unclear at the time of publication how many were dead. A shark warning was issued for the area and people were advised to keep clear of the animals. Credit: gababylon via Storyful
The bushfire destroyed 69 homes after it jumped containment lines on Sunday afternoon. The blaze moved so quickly many residents did not have time to evacuated and were advised by the Rural Fire Service to take shelter in Tathra, according to the ABC.
ABC reported the bushfire threatened homes in the Sapphire Coast towns after it jumped the Bega River on Sunday. NSW Rural Fire Service warned Tathra residents via Twitter that evacuation was not an option and they should seek immediate shelter.
This video shows a helicopter involved in the firefighting operation in Tathra.
Posting the stomach-churning video to Facebook on March 2, Martyn Bates said: “If this doesn’t put you off KFC nothing will….this came with extra wiggley (sic) things. I’d just taken a bite and it tasted funny.”
Commenting on the post, Bates said “adding barbecue sauce not going to fix it” and “Thank goodness for mouth wash I haven’t gargled so much in my life.” A KFC spokesman told the Gold Coast Bulletin that it was “unlikely” that the chicken had become infested at their restaurant.
Fires Rage in Australia as Winds Worsen Conditions email@example.com 2018-03-180 views Residents have been told it is too late to leave their homes in the regional Victoria areas of Cobden, Timboon, Simpson and Camperdown, as grass fires continued to rage on Sunday, March 18. The Herald Sun reported four homes had been destroyed by the blaze and thousands were without power. “Winds are pushing the fires in a southeasterly direction, but a strong westerly wind change is expected to impact the blazes soon,” the newspaper reported. This video shows fires surrounding the shore at Lake Lake Gnotuk and Lake Bullen Merri.
The World Wildife Fund (WWF) on on Tuesday, March 13, moved 20 of the species from Tasmania to Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay, in southern New South Wales.
Conservationists blamed foxes, disease and habitat destruction for the demise of the native species more than 50 years ago. Eastern quolls are a predator to smaller animals such as rats, mice and insects. “By returning eastern quolls to the mainland, we can restore some ecological balance – and slow down the terrifying rate of mammal extinction in this country,” WWF Australia said.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the release was the first time an extinct carnivore had been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia.
Police said that at about 4:45pm, a Nissan Patrol was seen reversing at speed towards oncoming traffic, after it reportedly collided with a car on Kingston St. The video shows the vehicle driving quickly away from the scene.
The suspect responded to a Craigslist ad about the dog being for sale, but he told the owner he wasn’t interested in buying the dog after seeing it, police said. The suspect then left the residence. Hours later, the suspect was seen jumping the fence. Police said he lifted the kennel over the fence to an accomplice, and both people fled the scene.
The male dog is described as white with brown spots in his ear, face and tail.
Surveillance Camera Captured Armed Break-In While Family Were Still Inside Home firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-03-140 views Milwaukee resident Thevy Keungsavath-Pena has shared footage showing an armed break-in at her family home, which she said took place while she, her son, and her dog were still inside the building. CCTV footage shows three men enter the home on March 10 after kicking down a door. It then shows a man, who Keungsavath-Pena said is her son, running through the house to avoid the trio who take an item before making a hurried escape.
“We had only been there for an hour after they broke in and may have been waiting for our neighbors in the alley to go back in their homes. All of our lights were on and there were clearly people inside but these men did not hesitate to still come in,” she wrote. While speaking to local media she added, “Something made them turn around and I’m glad they did. Material things are nothing to me. As long as we’re safe, it’s good.” Local police have launched an investigation.
NTSB Investigators Analyze Helicopter That Crashed Into East River email@example.com 2018-03-140 views NTSB Investigators Analyze Helicopter That Crashed Into East River The five people who died in a helicopter crash in New York’s East River died of accidental drowning, officials said on Tuesday, March 13. The pilot was the only one to survive. The National Transportation Safety Board continued its investigation on Tuesday, analyzing the aircraft from Liberty Helicopters, which can be seen in this video. NTSB investigators were on hand when the helicopter was lifted from the river on Monday.
In footage shared by Victoria Police, the man can be seen breaking into the home through a rear door, on January 16, before dropping to the floor and slithering on his belly through the property, before attempting to remove two heavy safes.
Police reported a neighbour disturbed the man and he fled by escaping over a back fence.
The video was released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in August, 2016, but only came to light in early March, 2018, when it was published by US news media.
The footage shows one helicopter attempting to land at the heliport, when another was preparing for a flight. NTSB blamed the collision on rainy weather and a lack of communication between pilots – the landing pilot failed to seek clearance from the departing pilot, who should have parked the chopper inside a marked pad but did not do so due to drainage issues.
“At the time of the accident, there was no established monitored UNICOM frequency at the heliport, and there were no procedures to alert ground personnel that a helicopter was arriving to the heliport other than by ground personnel ‘hearing’ it approach,” NTSB said. Authorities have since had universal communications and radio procedures in place for helicopter arrival and departure.
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Parked outside a local Spar convenience store, Ruiters filmed a security guard holding a toddler, while another small child plays in an open window in a nearby car.
Ruiters explains in a commentary accompanying the video that the back window of the car was left “wide open,” with the children “alone” inside. One of the children, who she says is a girl who is “almost two,” began to cry leading to the security guard’s intervention.
Ruiters said that after filming the video she “waited in my car for like 15 min” and there was still no sign of any adult coming back to claim the children as theirs. “Parent – no show,” she added.
A man who commented on the video claiming to be the security guard involved, Piroger Mabeka, wrote, “It is never alright to leave a child in a car for any amount of time. Anything could happen, the child could become ill or the car could be hijacked with the child inside. There is no reason for a parent to leave their child locked up in a car these days because malls have trolleys and carts that you can carry your children around in while you shop. There is just no excuse.”
He added in a further comment, “dear parent dont do this , bcoz [sic] if s.thing bad happen u gonna blame the carguard for nothing but i just tried my part as a car guard and much appreciated the person who took the video.”
The footage had just under 8,000 views at time of writing.
The Civil Guard operation, known as “Operation Doner Halal,” was carried out in Barcelona and Alicante, according to reports from La Vanguardia.
The money laundering network was suspected to extend from Spain to Germany, with amounts ranging between 90,000 to 300,000 euros (110,000 to 370,000 USD) exchanged weekly via plane. The documents supporting these money transfers were all from companies dedicated to the sale of kebab meat, but investigations revealed that the companies had no known addresses and were not engaging in actual commercial activity.
According to a report from ABC, the money laundering scheme had gone on since 2012.
This compilation video, released by Guardia Civil and Europol, shows the authorities carrying out their investigation.
Travellers Stuck at Sydney Airport After Technical Difficulties firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-03-090 views Travellers were stuck at Sydney Airport on the morning of Friday, March 9, as technical issues caused disruptions to passenger processing. Outbound flights at the international terminal and one of the two domestic terminals experienced delays. At around 10am, the airport said that “all systems are operating as normal.” Credit: Shire Shuttle Bus via Storyful
They reported: “Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery, and it didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.”
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This footage shows the falling roof, which covered the entrance of the airport’s Terminal 2 arrival hall, China NewsAsia reported. Despite the collapse and the resulting commotion, nobody was injured and flights continue as normal.
Heavy rain and winds pummeled the airport and the rest of Jiangxi that day, China News reported. Fallen trees and damaged billboards were also reported throughout Nanchang City about 18 miles south of the airport.
Chimpanzee From Viral Flight Video 'Doing Very Well' email@example.com 2018-03-070 views Chimpanzee From Viral Flight Video 'Doing Very Well' and Loves Tomatoes An infant chimpanzee, whose flight away from poachers and towards a brand new life with a rescue organisation was broadcast around the world, is doing well in his new home and has a newfound love of tomatoes. Lwiro Primates shared an update video on Mussa on March 5, thanking everyone for their support of the organisation but also reminding those that fell in love with Mussa’s cheekiness how he ended up in the rescue’s care. “Every baby taken into human hands is with the death of its mother! Add to that the fact they can live to over fifty years old and become incredibly strong and you realize that even though they are cute when they are small, it’s actually a potentially dangerous animal,” wrote Lwiro Primates. Lwiro Primates hopes to eventually release Mussa back into the wild when he is older but for the time being he’s enjoying some TLC and has formed a strong bond with his carers.
Man Steals Motorbike While Carrying Bowl of Noodles firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-03-060 views A man carrying a bowl of noodles was caught on security camera stealing a motorbike from the Fitzroy Street undercover carpark in Melbourne on February 18. On March 6, Victoria Police released the footage in the hope of finding the man. Police said the thief was seen “entering the carpark carrying his bowl and some unidentified metal items” at about 7 pm, just before he was seen exiting while riding the three-wheeled Piaggio motorcycle.
WA Today reported a man, dressed in a straw hat and flannelette shirt, entered the first bank in Innaloo on February 28 and waited in line before approaching the teller and handing him a note which said he had a gun. The teller put cash inside a bag provided by the suspect, who then ran from the bank.
Two days later, at a bank in Bull Creek the suspect tried to repeat the heist but left abruptly after the teller was given the note.
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At least 14 people were confirmed dead, but the true scale of the earthquake took days to become clear. Landslides cut off roads and knocked out communication to remote communities in Southern Highlands and Highlands provinces.
“A number of urban settlements, as well as villages, have been affected. Many in the form of landslides and landslips, which means that roads have been cut off, water contaminated, power knocked out and other widespread effects for the local people," the Australian High Commission’s humanitarian duty officer for Papua New Guinea Darian Clark said in a statement.
“This is the first round of humanitarian relief supplies to be provided to the affected area and we understand there is a desperate need for the items we’re taking up. So I think the priority of what we are doing cannot be understated," said Clark.
McGarvey’s three-pointer secured the Ardsley Panthers 52-51 victory over Tappan Zee in the final seconds of the Section 1’s Class A final. Kevin Devaney Jr. captured the wonder shot and Ardsley fans rushing the court after the buzzer.
The 17,000 yellowtail kingfish escaped a sea cage last week and have a predatory nature which is harmful to wild marine life, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Marine Parks Association Chairman Frank Future said the fish were “ravenous,” and that “once they realise they won’t get any food in the form of pellets they’ll be eating anything they can find.”
The fish belonged to a joint New South Wales-Tasmania sustainable food project, Huon Aquaculture, which was criticised for its detrimental effect on the ecosystem.
Fire at Tibet's Most Sacred Temple in Lhasa, Damage Feared email@example.com 2018-02-180 views Fire at Tibet's Most Sacred Temple Extinguished, But Damage Feared Firefighters in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, put out a blaze on Saturday, January 17, at the city’s landmark Jokhang Temple, an ancient site sacred to Buddhists. Chinese state media said nobody was injured. The fire started at 6:40pm Lhasa time, Sina said, and was “quickly extinguished,” with “no damage to heritage.” Earlier reports in other independent media were more alarming, saying the fire had potentially put the temple, considered the holiest of places by Tibetan buddhists, at significant risk. This video was posted to the Twitter account of Michael Ye, who describes himself as a resident of Shanghai. The oldest part of the temple was built more than 1,300 years ago and the whole structure was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, according to the South China Morning Post. Credit: Michael Ye via Storyful