Articles Tagged with australia

Sydney Hostages: Police Storm Cafe, End Siege

Police in Sydney stormed the cafe, bringing an end to a hostage crisis.

Police stormed a cafe in Sydney where a gunman had been holding more than a dozen hostages, bringing an end to a siege that had lasted 16 hours. According to The Daily Mail, Police used automatic weapons and stun grenades in the assault. Three people were removed from the scene on stretchers, although it was… Read more »

Seven Sperm Whales Found Dead On Australian Beach

It is unclear why the whales moved into shallow waters.

A pod of seven sperm whales has been found dead on a South Australian beach, victims of an extremely rare mass stranding event in a region that the species hasn’t frequented for over 25 years. According to IFLScience, the sperm whales had been spotted swimming near Yorke Peninsula recently by locals. On Monday, six of… Read more »

Pizza Hut Steps Up To The Competition

Pizza Hut's new menu brings them into the pizza race.

Whatever happened to plain cheese pizza? Well, Pizza Hut still has those, but they’ve also been releasing some strange alternate flavors as well. Directly in competition with fast food pizzerias like Papa John’s and Domino’s, Pizza Hut has been long in need of some fresh new ideas for their menu. Papa John’s isn’t lacking for… Read more »

Newborn Baby Boy Dropped Down Storm Drain In Sydney

Officials are looking for the family of a newborn abandoned in a Sydney storm drain.

A newborn baby boy was abandoned down a storm drain in Sydney. The hole leading into the drain was just big enough for a child, leading authorities to believe the newborn was dropped through. He was found when a cyclist riding along the nearby bike track heard his cries. The cyclist called police and gathered… Read more »

Russia: Poised For War Or Bully Posturing?

Russian Battle Cruiser

Amid increased tensions over Ukraine and nuclear arms treaties, the recent posturing by Russian military and political leaders has many concerned about the possibility of escalated conflicts or all out war. As reported by the Inquisitr, Russia’s political contingent recently showed up for the G20 summit in Australia accompanied by a flotilla of warships. Russian… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Australia Intel Proves Russia Shot Down MH17, Abbott Tells Putin

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Australia Putin and Abbott

Australia became the latest country to accuse Russia of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, when on Tuesday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott revealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Australian intelligence information points the finger directly at his country. Abbott confronted Putin directly with the revelation at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit conference… Read more »

Unlikely Love Story: Woman Falls For Sperm Donor

Aminah Hart

This Australian couple did everything backwards. Aminah Hart had Scott Andersen’s daughter before they even had their first kiss — or even met! After losing her two boys to a rare, genetic disorder, Aminah decided to try in vitro fertilization, or IVF, using sperm from a donor. The procedure worked, and Aminah gave birth to… Read more »

ISIS Supporters Shoot Australian Religious Leader Rasoul al-Musawi In The Face

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ISIS supporters in Australia shot Shiite Muslim religious leader Rasoul al-Musawi in the face outside of his Sydney mosque earlier today. Rasoul al-Musawi, 47, was shot by Islamic State militants while locking up his Greenacre mosque after an evening spent observing the Muharram, a Shiite holiday. The holiday is a 10-day commemoration that is reportedly… Read more »

‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ Deemed Racist

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“Baa Baa Black Sheep” has been deemed racist, and will no longer be sung at some child care centers in Australia. The classic nursery rhyme was penned in the early 1700s, and has been a preschool staple around the world. Some child care centers in Melbourne changed the phrases in “Baa Baa Black Sheep” because… Read more »

Calum Hood Posts A Hilarious Story He Wrote At 6 Years Old

Calum Hood

Calum Hood, the bassist from the Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, has been making the news lately for all kinds of bizarre reasons, including an embarrassing nude photo scandal and the good-natured response from his band mates. Something else from Calum Hood’s personal life has been released this week, but it’s a lot… Read more »