14 kindergarten children injured in knife attack in China

By Cassandra Elliott A 39-year-old woman armed with a kitchen knife has attacked and injured 14 school children in China’s south-western city of Chongqing. Police have apprehended the woman who has been identified by her last name, Liu. Police officials said the attack occurred at Xinshiji Kindergarten around 9:30am (local time) on Friday morning. 14…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

18 dead in Mogadishu double bombing

Two suicide car bombings have killed 18 and lefts dozens more injured in an attack on the Somali capital of Mogadishu. One explosion went off near the presidential palace, with the other going off near the national intelligence agency. In the resulting firefight that broke out security forces managed to shoot dead five assailants. “So…

Gunman kills 11 in Cairo attack on Coptic church

A gunman on a motorcycle has killed at least 11 people after opening fire on a Coptic Christian church. The gunman first attacked Christian shop nearby, killing two people, then went on to attack the Mar Mina church in Helwan, a south-Cairo suburb. At the church he opened fire through the door, killing at least…

Northcote man dies of injuries after Flinders street attack

Antonios Crocaris, an 83 year old Northcote man, has died of injuries sustained as a result of the Flinders Street attack on December 21st. His family released a statement, mourning the loss of their “hero”. “Our father Anton had his life cruelly taken away in a senseless act of violence. These circumstances are devastating to…

Flinders Street accused Saeed Noori charged

Victorian Police have charged Saeed Noori with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life after allegedly driving into a crowd of Christmas shoppers on Thursday. The 32-year old Heidelberg West man is due to face the Melbourne Magistrate’s court this afternoon. Noori was arrested shortly after the incident, which was…

Potsdam Christmas market evacuated after nail bomb found

A Christmas market in Potsdam, near Berlin, has been evacuated after a bomb was delivered to a nearby pharmacy. The suspicious device had wires and electronic protruding, and was confirmed by German police to be explosive. “The suspicion of an improvised explosive device has been confirmed,” announced the German police twitter account. It is believed…

Man drives car into students in France, injuring three

A man has intentionally rammed his car into a group of students outside of a school near Toulouse, France, injuring three who are believed to be Chinese. The attack has left one of the students with serious head injuries, and all three were taken to hospital. The 28-year old male driver was not on any…

Greens Seek Answers: Low Youth Shark Deterrent Rebate Uptake

By Nelson Liu and Elyse Simich The WA Greens are concerned that young people are not taking advantage of the government subsidised shark deterrent devices. Greens Marine Spokesperson Diane Evers said of all the people who have applied for the rebate, only seven per cent of them are under 25, despite young people having a high…

Poland mall stabbing not a terrorist attack

Polish police have ruled out terrorism as the motive for a man who went on a stabbing frenzy in a shopping mall in southeastern Poland Friday afternoon local time. The attacker killed one person and left nine others injured in the attack at VIVO! Mall in the town of Stalowa Wola. Shoppers and mall security…