Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction of both life and property’, local governor says

Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction of both life and property’, local governor says

Updated May 10, 2018 19:23:01 Photo: Families searched the ruins of their homes the morning after the dam broke. (Supplied: Desmond Gitonyi) A dam has burst its banks in Kenya’s Rift Valley, killing at least 27 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said. Water burst through the banks …

Commonwealth Bank: information watchdog ‘dropped the ball’ over huge data loss | Australia news

Australia’s information commissioner has “dropped the ball” by not reacting to the loss of data from 19m Commonwealth Bank customer accounts privacy campaigners have said. Kat Lane, the vice chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, has criticised the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) after it failed to tell …

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Posted April 30, 2018 18:14:52 The Northern Territory’s first diagnostic centre for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder has opened in Central Australia — where paediatricians estimate one in five children could suffer from the disorder. Key points: It is estimated more than 500,000 Australians have FASD but it is often not …

Damaging winds, squally showers and huge dust storms as wintery front lashes SA

Damaging winds, squally showers and huge dust storms as wintery front lashes SA

Updated April 14, 2018 12:17:40 Photo: Soil and dust blown in to SA’s Mid North from areas to its north and west. (ABC: Khama Reid) Related Story: Three major fires break out in South Australia Related Story: Dramatic lightning show illuminates Adelaide Damaging winds have kept the State Emergency Service …