Telcos under fire for charging AFP to help catch online predators

Telcos under fire for charging AFP to help catch online predators

Posted March 27, 2018 06:23:07 Police investigators are being charged up to $1,020 for access to information on a single child exploitation offender by Australia’s internet companies. Key points: Current laws allow telcos to claim the costs of helping with investigations to track down child porn offenders NXT Senator Rex …

How maths can be used to prevent another St Patrick’s Day fire

How maths can be used to prevent another St Patrick’s Day fire

Posted March 26, 2018 15:44:39 Photo: Betty Kenna, from north-west of Terang, believes one of the March 18, 2018 fires started on her property when a power pole snapped in half in ferocious winds. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) While algorithms have a nefarious reputation as a way for social media …

Investigators say guard turned off fire warning system during Russian shopping centre blaze

Investigators say guard turned off fire warning system during Russian shopping centre blaze

Posted March 27, 2018 00:33:07 Video: Fatal shopping centre fire in Siberia (ABC News) Related Story: Horror in Siberia as 64 die in shopping centre inferno A security guard at the Russian shopping centre where more than 60 people were killed in a fire had switched off the fire warning …

Tasmania’s first female Fire Service Station Officer appointed

Tasmania’s first female Fire Service Station Officer appointed

Posted March 26, 2018 18:49:22 Photo: “I got in, got the job done,” said Station Officer Sandra Onn. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Sandra Onn is one in a million, or at least one in 53. The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has 53 Station Officers across Tasmania — Sandra Onn is …

Fire Destroys Derelict Mill Near Rochdale

Several fire crews responded after a fire broke out at the derelict Proofings Mill in Littleborough, near Rochdale, on the morning of Saturday, March 24, according to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Local residents were temporarily evacuated. The service said that because of the instability of the building, …

Bronte Park Chalet fire ruled accidental, emanating from electrical wiring

Bronte Park Chalet fire ruled accidental, emanating from electrical wiring

Updated March 25, 2018 11:48:35 Video: Fire at Bronte Park Chalet (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Bloody good pub that’: Locals reflect on times at fire-ravaged Bronte Park Chalet Related Story: Historic Bronte Park Chalet destroyed by fire, guests and staff safe A fire that destroyed a historic tourist chalet in …

Kingaroy fire: Courage amid tragedy as boy rescued from burning house

Kingaroy fire: Courage amid tragedy as boy rescued from burning house

Posted March 25, 2018 16:44:38 Photo: Police searching the burnt-out house in Kingaroy where a man and two young children were killed. (ABC News: Anna MacDonald) Related Story: Baby among three dead in Kingaroy house fire as passer-by saves young boy Queensland police are commending the courage of Kingaroy residents …

I wanted a personal insight into the US gun culture, so I went to learn how to fire an AR-15

I wanted a personal insight into the US gun culture, so I went to learn how to fire an AR-15

Updated March 25, 2018 07:18:05 Photo: ABC North America correspondent Zoe Daniel pictured with an AR-15 at a shooting range in Utah. (ABC News: Adrian Wilson) Related Story: Why a teacher with a concealed gun believes he can stop a massacre Related Story: No, the media doesn’t love covering mass …

Bronte Park Chalet fire: Locals reminisce on ‘bloody good times’ at fire-ravaged pub

Bronte Park Chalet fire: Locals reminisce on ‘bloody good times’ at fire-ravaged pub

Posted March 24, 2018 08:58:51 Photo: Former guests at the Bronte Park Chalet have been devastated at its destruction. (Supplied) Related Story: Historic Bronte Park Chalet destroyed by fire, guests and staff safe The loss of the Tasmania’s historic Bronte Park Lodge and Chalet in a fire has been a …

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, …