La Mama Theatre vows to rebuild after fire destroys iconic Carlton venue

La Mama Theatre vows to rebuild after fire destroys iconic Carlton venue

Updated May 19, 2018 14:34:48 Photo: La Mama Theatre chief executive Liz Jones says the company will rebuild. (ABC News: Yvette Gray) Related Link: La Mama at 50 and Djuki Mala Staff at Carlton’s iconic La Mama Theatre have vowed to rebuild after a fire which destroyed its Faraday Street …

Fire rips through Parramatta school forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate

Fire rips through Parramatta school forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate

Updated May 19, 2018 10:17:46 Photo: Firefighters tackle the blaze at the Parramatta school. (ABC News: Mark Tobin) A fire ripped through Parramatta Public School in Sydney’s west this morning, forcing hundreds of nearby residents to evacuate their homes. Firefighters received numerous triple-0 calls from 4:30am as flames took hold …

Grenfell Tower: Whirlpool fridge model declared safe after London tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Whirlpool fridge model declared safe after London tower fire

Posted May 15, 2018 23:34:44 Photo: Public hearings on the cause of the fire are due to start next month. (Reuters: Toby Melville, File) A model of Whirlpool fridge freezer initially thought to have started last year’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire has been declared safe after technical investigations ordered by …

Country Fire Authority volunteer members locked out of Cann Valley station

Country Fire Authority volunteer members locked out of Cann Valley station

Posted May 14, 2018 14:50:05 Photo: Cann Valley volunteers have gone on strike in support of two suspended members. (ABC News: Timothy Marshall) Residents in a remote eastern Victoria community are concerned about their safety in the event of a fire because of an ongoing dispute involving their local fire …

Barricades of Fire Set Up Around University as Deadly Clashes Break Out During Protests

Gunmen shot a number of protesters at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua, on May 11, after residents of nearby neighbourhoods set up barricades and stood watch to protect protesting students the night before. Students occupied the campus to protest the leadership and demand the restructuring of UNEN, …

Athelstone house destroyed by fire

Athelstone house destroyed by fire

AN ATHELSTONE house has been destroyed by fire this evening. The occupants of the Shepherdson Rd home were alerted to the fire just after 7.30pm when the property‚Äôs power went out and when they went outside to check the fuse box, they saw flames coming from the roof. All four …

Arsonist ‘under spell of property tycoon’ when he lit former Bunnings HQ fire

Arsonist ‘under spell of property tycoon’ when he lit former Bunnings HQ fire

Posted May 10, 2018 13:54:49 Photo: Iman Rahimi leaves court after one of his appearances. (ABC News: Julian Robins) Related Story: Tycoon denies masterminding $20m insurance scam over ex-Bunnings warehouse fire An arsonist who claims he was “under the spell” of a WA property tycoon has been jailed for setting …

Teenagers killed in fire after Tesla crashes, battery bursts into flames

Teenagers killed in fire after Tesla crashes, battery bursts into flames

Updated May 10, 2018 16:21:49 Safety investigators in the US are investigating a crash in which the battery of a Tesla electric car caught fire, burning two teenagers to death. A witness to the crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said the Tesla Model S was being driven fast and spun …

Reworked child protection system in Tasmania under fire from unions, case worker

Reworked child protection system in Tasmania under fire from unions, case worker

Posted May 07, 2018 20:03:35 Two key Tasmanian unions have raised serious concerns about the State Government’s redesign of the child protection system, claiming it will farm out responsibility for child safety to the non-government sector. The Government announced a major overhaul of the “broken” child protection system in 2015 …

Another teenage girl raped, set on fire in state of Jharkhand in India

Another teenage girl raped, set on fire in state of Jharkhand in India

Posted May 07, 2018 19:08:43 Photo: Indian police arrested a total of 22 suspects in three seperate rape cases involving teenage girls in east India. (AP: Ajaz Rahi) Two days after Indian police arrested 14 people over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenager in the state of Jharkhand, …