Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket, local media and police reports

Updated March 23, 2018 22:39:38 Eight people are being held captive at a supermarket in the south-western France, a police source has said, adding that the hostage-taker had shot at a police officer. BFM TV said the hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. A source at …

Global bottled-water boom sparks local fight

Global bottled-water boom sparks local fight

Updated March 21, 2018 19:57:55 Photo: Water extraction had divided the local community in the Tweed Valley (ABC News: Dominique Schwartz) Related Story: Bottled water rules should be tighter, say worried residents It’s the new battle in the bush — the bottled water wars. On one side is Australia’s $800-million-a-year …

Perth’s homemade tinny history raised from the river bed by keen local

Perth’s homemade tinny history raised from the river bed by keen local

Posted March 21, 2018 10:54:49 Photo: Boys in a small, handmade tinny in 1950. (Supplied: State Library of Western Australia) There was once a small fleet of homemade canoes that called the Swan and Canning Rivers home. Affectionately known as “tinnies”, they were fashioned by children from scavenged corrugated iron …