Four women returning from line dancing function die in horror weekend on Victoria’s roads

Four women returning from line dancing function die in horror weekend on Victoria’s roads

Updated May 06, 2018 10:42:32 Photo: The four women were on their way home to the Portland area when they were killed. (ABC News) It has been a horror weekend on Victoria’s roads with eight people killed in separate car crashes across the state — seven on country roads. The …

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Posted April 22, 2018 08:20:36 Photo: PNG accounts for about 95 per cent of all HIV cases in the Pacific region. (Reuters: David Gray, file photo) Papua New Guineans living with HIV may die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus are not restocked soon, a member of …

Woman who set herself alight told NT police she was determined to die, coroner hears

Woman who set herself alight told NT police she was determined to die, coroner hears

Updated April 09, 2018 19:43:59 A woman who set herself alight at an Alice Springs petrol station last year told police she was determined to die, a coronial inquest into her death has heard. Northern Territory coroner Greg Cavanagh heard evidence that in the weeks before 23-year-old Naomi Smith died …

German police foil Berlin half-marathon attacks, Die Welt newspaper reports

German police foil Berlin half-marathon attacks, Die Welt newspaper reports

Posted April 09, 2018 04:55:35 Photo: Thousands of people watched the Berlin half-marathon, which ended with no reported incidents. (AP: DPA/Christophe Gateau) German police said they have detained several people in Berlin who they suspect of planning a crime linked to Sunday’s half-marathon, and newspaper Die Welt said one was …

Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace

Academic David Goodall turns 104 and his birthday wish is to die in peace

Updated April 04, 2018 07:43:36 Video: Professor David Goodall celebrates his 104th birthday (ABC News) David Goodall turns 104 today. But truth be told, he takes no pleasure in getting older. If he could be granted one birthday wish, it would be to die. “I greatly regret having reached that …

Three people die in Queensland house fire

Three people die in Queensland house fire

Updated March 24, 2018 16:36:57 A man and two children have died in a house fire in Kingaroy, in Queensland’s South Burnett this afternoon, police say. A woman and another child suffered serious injuries in the fire and have been taken to hospital. More to come. Topics: fires, disasters-and-accidents, kingaroy-4610, …

More than 70 whales die as 150 trapped in mass stranding in Western Australia | Environment

More than 150 whales have washed ashore in Western Australia, of which at least 70 have died. Volunteers and vets in Hamelin Bay, near the town of Augusta on the state’s south-western tip, tried to keep the short-finned pilot whales alive before beginning an operation to herd them out to …