Budget 2018 contains political opportunity, and a ticking time bomb

Budget 2018 contains political opportunity, and a ticking time bomb

Posted May 08, 2018 19:44:31 Photo: The Government certainly hasn’t wasted the golden opportunity that has appeared before it. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) So begins the election campaign. And what timing. This year’s budget takes full advantage of a sudden and unexpected turnaround in the Federal Government’s revenue fortunes, delivering …

Brothers plead not guilty to Sydney airport meat grinder bomb plot

Brothers plead not guilty to Sydney airport meat grinder bomb plot

Updated May 04, 2018 12:46:47 Photo: Khaled Khayat (L) and Mahmoud Khayat were arrested by police as part of their counter-terrorism raids in Sydney last year. (Supplied) Two brothers accused of plotting to attack a passenger plane with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder have pleaded not guilty in …

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Malaysia Airlines bomb threat: Judge questions police response to meth user Manodh Marks

Updated April 26, 2018 16:02:47 A Victorian judge has questioned the police response to a bomb threat on a Malaysia Airlines plane which was forced back to Melbourne last year. Flight MH128 took off at 11:26pm on May 31 with more than 220 passengers aboard, including Sri Lankan hospitality student …

Thousands evacuated from central Berlin while experts defuse WWII bomb

Thousands evacuated from central Berlin while experts defuse WWII bomb

Posted April 21, 2018 09:05:52 Photo: Around 10,000 people were evacuated from central Berlin. (AP: Britta Pedersen) Thousands of people were evacuated from a central area of the German capital Berlin and police shut down the main train station as a precaution while experts defused and removed an unexploded World …

Deadpool, Silicon Valley actor TJ Miller charged after falsely reporting bomb threat on a train

Deadpool, Silicon Valley actor TJ Miller charged after falsely reporting bomb threat on a train

Updated April 11, 2018 08:11:14 Photo: TJ Miller faces up to five years in prison if convicted. (Reuters: Gus Ruelas) American actor TJ Miller called emergency services to falsely claim that a woman he got into an argument with over loud mobile phone conversations on a train had a bomb …

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Posted April 11, 2018 05:00:33 Photo: A taskforce found 1,400 properties in Melbourne were likely to have combustible cladding. (Flickr: Ashley, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Related Story: Residents’ insurance costs quadruple after builder coats complex in flammable cladding Related Story: Firefighters accuse Government of pushing flammable cladding issue ‘out of sight’ …

‘Suspicious device’ triggers bomb scare at Adelaide bowling alley

‘Suspicious device’ triggers bomb scare at Adelaide bowling alley

Updated April 03, 2018 13:43:16 Photo: The AMF bowling alley at Woodville where the suspicious item was found. (ABC News) A “suspicious device” found at an Adelaide bowling alley has prompted a bomb scare, but police now say it was a false alarm. Members of the SA Police bomb squad …

London train bomb teen found guilty of attempted murder

London train bomb teen found guilty of attempted murder

Updated March 17, 2018 09:31:34 Video: Parsons Green bomber caught on security footage (ABC News) An Iraqi teenager who told police he had been trained by the Islamic State group has been convicted of attempted murder for planting a home-made bomb on a London subway train. Key points: The home-made …

Austin bomb suspect called himself a ‘psychopath’ in confession video, congressman says

Austin bomb suspect called himself a ‘psychopath’ in confession video, congressman says

Posted March 25, 2018 21:04:57 Photo: Mark Anthony Conditt detonated a device while he was being chased by police. (Facebook: Danene Conditt) The 23-year-old Texan blamed for a deadly Austin bombing spree has described himself as a psychopath and showed no remorse in a confession he taped before blowing himself …

Policeman among two killed by car bomb targeting Egypt’s security chief in Alexandria

Policeman among two killed by car bomb targeting Egypt’s security chief in Alexandria

Posted March 25, 2018 05:50:36 Photo: Men inspect a burnt out car after a bomb exploded in Alexandria, Egypt. (Supplied: Twitter @_Doudi_) A bomb placed under a car has exploded in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the country is due to …