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Tool of Choice:
Mar 4, 2020 3:21 AM CST
Jewelry Thief's Tool of Choice: Fishing Rod
In the end, man made off with Versace necklace worth $800
- A man managed to steal a Versace necklace from a high-end store in Australia without ever stepping foot inside. That's because the unknown assailant's tool of choice was a fishing rod. "It's quite bold … I've not seen someone use a fishing rod to commit...
An Aussie Open
Cloaked in Smoke:
'I Couldn't Walk
Jan 14, 2020 6:17 AM CST
An Aussie Open Cloaked in Smoke: 'I Couldn't Walk Anymore'
One player quit her match, 2 called medical timeouts, Sharapova's match called off amid fires
- The Victorian government's advice as Australia's bushfires rage on is to "minimize the time spent in smoky conditions" and "avoid exercise"—both tough to do if you're competing outdoors in the Australian Open. But that's what players were forced to contend with Monday...
Swift Cancels Concert After
Sep 21, 2019 9:33 AM CDT
Swift Cancels Concert After #NupToTheCup Campaign
The singer was pressured by an animal-rights group
- Looks like Taylor Swift won't be performing in Australia this year after all. The "Shake It Off" singer canceled a planned Nov. 5 show at Australia's Melbourne Cup after facing pressure from animal rights activists, CNN reports. Swift was initially gung-ho about her only Aussie show, saying...
44 Pounds of Meth Delivered
to 'Quite Elderly' Couple
May 3, 2019 2:55 AM CDT
44 Pounds of Meth Delivered to 'Quite Elderly' Couple
They received package in error
- An elderly couple in Australia who received a large quantity of methamphetamine in error decided to contact police instead of going the Walter White route. Police say the couple mistakenly signed for a parcel sent to their west Melbourne home that turned out to contain around 44 pounds of the...
Rattled by Wave of
Jan 9, 2019 12:11 AM CST
Aussie Consulates Rattled by Wave of Suspicious Packages
US mission in Melbourne among those affected
- Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews, and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain, and South Korea, the AP...
Homeless Guy Who
Hit Terrorist: 'I'm No Hero'
Nov 12, 2018 2:03 AM CST
Homeless Guy Who Hit Terrorist: 'I'm No Hero'
Michael Rogers' weapon: a shopping cart
- Michael Rogers, a hero? It's hard for him to believe. But many Australians are celebrating the man who helped police fight a knife-wielding terrorist in Melbourne, Australia's News Network reports. In fact, a crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $110,000 as of this writing for the so-called "...
Terror Suspect Dead After
Melbourne Stabbing Spree
Nov 9, 2018 8:23 AM CST
Terror Suspect Dead After Melbourne Stabbing Spree
Friday attack on 3 being treated as terrorism
- A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia's second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill, reports the AP . Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend...
Feb 23, 2018 12:05 PM CST
'Wow': Owen Wilson Fans Plan Ultimate Tribute
People will gather to say what is apparently his favorite word
- You might have seen the memes, or videos like this one , poking a little fun at how often Owen Wilson says "wow." They're like those focusing on Matthew McConaughey's recitation of "all right," but apparently have a more enthusiastic following. Case in point: About...
SUV Rams Crowd of
Dec 21, 2017 5:49 AM CST
SUV Rams Crowd of Christmas Shoppers, Injures 19
Australian police say it was a deliberate act
- In what Australian authorities are calling a deliberate "act of evil," an SUV plowed into Christmas shoppers on one of Melbourne's busiest streets Thursday afternoon, injuring at least 19 people. Authorities say at least a dozen people were hospitalized after the attack outside Flinders Street station, including...
Cops: Man Killed Kangaroo
in 'Abhorrent' Video
Sep 1, 2017 12:53 AM CDT
Cops: Man Killed Kangaroo in 'Abhorrent' Video
Melbourne man could get 2 years in jail
- A Melbourne resident has been arrested for what environmental officials say was a "particularly abhorrent" case of animal cruelty. In a video viewed millions of times on the Chinese social media service QQ, the man can be seen using a hunting knife to kill a wounded Eastern gray kangaroo...
Man Acquitted of Terror Plot
Carries Out Another One
Jun 6, 2017 12:04 AM CDT
Man Acquitted of Terror Plot Carries Out Another One
Australia gunman died in shootout with police
- A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police in Australia said Tuesday. The siege Monday at an apartment building in a Melbourne suburb was being...
Huge Amount of Meth Found
Stashed in Floorboards
Apr 5, 2017 2:14 AM CDT
Huge Amount of Meth Found Stashed in Floorboards
Haul had street value of $680 million
- Police in Australia discovered a record-breaking amount of meth stashed under floorboards, but they didn't need to rip up a floor: The 2,000-pound haul was discovered in a shipment of 70 boxes of wooden floorboards in a Melbourne warehouse, the BBC reports. Two Melbourne men, ages 53 and...
A Peaceful Snooze on a
Plane, Then an Explosion
Mar 15, 2017 9:57 AM CDT
A Peaceful Snooze on a Plane, Then an Explosion
Woman's headphones caught fire as she flew from Beijing to Melbourne in February
- A flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australia, turned terrifying last month when a woman's headphones exploded midflight, burning her hands, face, and hair, the
Sydney Morning Herald
reports. The unidentified woman had dozed off a couple of hours into the Feb. 19 flight while wearing the headphones, and per...
5 Killed as Plane
Crashes Into Mall
Feb 21, 2017 2:12 AM CST
5 Killed as Plane Crashes Into Mall
4 Americans, Aussie pilot die in Melbourne crash
- An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in Melbourne, police say. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the...
10 Best Cities for Students
Feb 15, 2017 9:21 AM CST
10 Best Cities for Students
After 5 years on top, Paris is dethroned
- A French city has been replaced by a French Canadian one at the top of the
QS Best Student Cities Ranking
, a list of the best cities in the world for international students, based on university rankings, employment, affordability, and—for the first time this year—student opinions. To be...
3 Dead, 20 Hurt After Car
Mows Down Pedestrians
Jan 20, 2017 2:46 AM CST
3 Dead, 20 Hurt After Car Mows Down Pedestrians
Cops say Melbourne incident isn't terror-related
- A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police say. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism. The chaos began in the early afternoon, after a man was seen driving...
Australian Police Say They've
Prevented Christmas Bombing
Dec 22, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Australian Police Say They've Prevented Christmas Bombing
Seven suspects arrested early Friday
- Police say they have arrested seven suspects who allegedly planned a series of bomb attacks in the heart of Australia's second largest city on Christmas Day, the AP reports. Victoria state Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters the seven had been inspired by the Islamic State group and...
A Storm Hit,
Then 800 People
Nov 22, 2016 11:22 AM CST
A Storm Hit, Then 800 People Couldn't Breathe
4 deaths blamed on 'thunderstorm asthma' in Australia
- Four people are dead after an intense thunderstorm in Australia—but flooding or even lightning aren't to blame, reports the
. In a rare case of "thunderstorm asthma," strong winds near Melbourne on Monday sent massive amounts of rye grass pollen into the air, making it difficult...
Pilot's Typo Sends Plane
on a Very Wrong Path
in case you missed it
Sep 11, 2016 6:31 AM CDT
Pilot's Typo Sends Plane on a Very Wrong Path
Flight from Sydney to Malaysia ends up in Melbourne instead
- Data entry errors are often harmless enough, unless you happen to be an international pilot punching in your longitude before a flight. Then, they get interesting. As Australia's 9News.com reports, an AirAsia flight crew learned this lesson when it attempted to fly from Sydney to Malaysia—only to...
World's 10 Most
Jul 29, 2016 2:59 PM CDT
World's 10 Most Livable Cities
Tough break, America
- Maybe Donald Trump is … right?
just released its annual list of the 25 most livable cities in the world, and the first American city (Honolulu) doesn't even show up until number 23. Skift reports the rankings are based on things like architecture, safety, and public transportation. American...
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