Mum shoots and kills armed robber outside school’s Mother’s Day lunch

Mum shoots and kills armed robber outside school’s Mother’s Day lunch

Updated May 16, 2018 11:14:27 An off-duty military police officer shot and killed a would-be armed robber as she was attending a Mother’s Day luncheon with her seven-year-old daughter in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Footage of the incident shows the man pointing a handgun at a group of women and children …

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests sees 60 killed

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests sees 60 killed

Updated May 15, 2018 21:46:22 Photo: An eight-month-old Palestinian infant died after inhaling tear gas. (Reuters: Mohammed Salem) Palestinians have rallied in Gaza for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops, while on the Gaza-Israel border Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final …

Chart of the day: Shoppers turning away from high-sugar foods

Chart of the day: Shoppers turning away from high-sugar foods

Email Interactive Digital Storytelling team By Matt Liddy Updated May 14, 2018 09:37:51 Map: Australia Low-sugar products are in growing demand, with nearly 30 per cent of Australians “very concerned” about sugar consumption, recent data suggests. Concerns about high-sugar products are rising among both wealthy and lower-income Australians, Nielsen and …

Sydney weather: Winter of 1836 remembered, the day it snowed in the Harbour City

Sydney weather: Winter of 1836 remembered, the day it snowed in the Harbour City

By Nick Sas Updated May 11, 2018 17:24:55 New South Wales’ central west this morning woke to a dusting of snow — the first of 2018 — and while the white stuff seldom falls in Sydney, it has happened once before. As the Harbour City shivered through its first taste …

Mother’s Day isn’t the same when you’re forced away from family

Mother’s Day isn’t the same when you’re forced away from family

By Michelle Bennett Posted May 13, 2018 05:01:15 Photo: Mothers are forced to make an agonising choice: their babies can be free and safe, or they can know their father. (Unsplash) Related Story: Girl on Nauru allowed transfer to Australia after self-harm attempts Related Story: Manus refugees forced to phone …

Haka’s future at Anzac Day events in doubt after ‘insulting’ performance

Haka’s future at Anzac Day events in doubt after ‘insulting’ performance

Posted May 11, 2018 05:25:57 Related Story: Haka combines with corroboree for first time in a moving symbol of Anzac unity Related Story: Maori war dance and Aboriginal corroboree performers come together for Anzac Day The possible performance of the haka in future Anzac Day ceremonies has sparked controversy with …

How to survive Mother’s Day when you’re grieving | Sophie Hull | Opinion

I flinch every time Mother’s Day is mentioned: every time I open an email, hear a radio or TV ad, or walk past advertising with promotions on flowers and high tea. Mothers give us life and love. They have a hard job; they deserve to be celebrated. It’s just difficult …

Life after death: When dying is an ordinary part of your working day

Life after death: When dying is an ordinary part of your working day

Updated May 12, 2018 10:11:53 Photo: “Be more conscious of the world around you and be aware that it can quickly be taken away from you.” — Sgt. Kylie Blumson (Supplied: QPS Forensics) Related Story: Let’s talk about death Related Story: Opinion: A lonely death in Melbourne, unnoticed by neighbours …

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Posted May 11, 2018 09:43:37 Photo: These are the most boring sports to watch, according to Australians. Australia has spoken — golf is widely regarded as the most boring sport to watch, beating out cycling and boxing. Tennis, on the other hand, is the sport most seen as exciting to …

David Goodall singing and laughing the day before his death – video | Society

Australia’s oldest scientist, David Goodall, has ended his life. The 104-year-old travelled to Switzerland, where he was legally able to end his life through assisted dying. Speaking at a press conference the day before he said: ‘At my age, and even rather less than my age, one wants to be …