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Three people have been reported dead and 20 injured after a car sped erratically down a busy street in central Melbourne, striking pedestrians. According to local newspaper the Age , police have arrested a man following the incident near Bourke Street Mall, a popular shopping destination in the city's Central Business District. A male deliberately drove into pedestrians in Bourke Street Mall. We have three deceased and 20 injured, a police spokesperson said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. We believe this is connected to an earlier stabbing in the southern metro region. We have the offender in custody. I can also confirm this is not a [terrorism] related incident, the police added. Photographs of the dented maroon vehicle reportedly involved in the incident have appeared on social media, along with videos shot near the scene, including at least one that purports to show the arrest of the driver.
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I am a hummus fangirl. I love it in a borderline obsessive way. And we have a lot of recipes for various hummuseswe have a great basic recipe in our first cookbook, we have roasted red pepper hummus, we have black bean hummus, edamame hummus. If you can hummus it, chances are weve done it.... Read Post The post Basic Hummus appeared first on Our Best Bites .
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A Pakistani pop star saved a young woman from being abused at his concert. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “A Pakistani pop star is gaining fans around the world after he stopped a concert mid-song to save a woman who was being sexually harassed in the audience. Atif Aslam was performing at a concert in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday when he silenced his band and walked to the edge of the stage toward a group of men who appeared to be harassing the woman, as seen in the above video of the confrontation. “Have you ever seen a girl before?” Aslam, 33, asked the men he confronted, according to a translation by The India Times. “Your mother or sister could have been here as well.” Aslam then ordered concert staffers to bring the woman on stage, saying in English, “Rescue her.
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One person has been reported dead and 20 injured after a car sped erratically down a busy street in central Melbourne, striking pedestrians. According to local newspaper The Age , police have arrested a man following the incident near Bourke Street Mall, a popular shopping destination in the city's Central Business District. Photographs of the dented maroon vehicle reportedly involved in the incident have appeared on social media, along with videos shot near the scene, including at least one which purports to show the arrest of the driver. Reports of gunfire have also emerged. A woman who was eating at a nearby cafe told The Age that she had heard five gunshots and that police had told her an assailant was shooting at people. Police say the situation has now been contained, however. This is a developing story. [ The Age ]
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SYDNEY: At least one person has died after a car ploughed into pedestrians, with reports of shots having been fired in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday. Several other people were injured and one man has been arrested, police and emergency services said, with witnesses saying on social media they had heard gunshots. "He wasn't stopping and people walking were trying to get away and he just kept going and collected people on his way," one unnamed witness told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper. Television footage from the scene showed a damaged red car with the front doors open and the windscreen smashed. Other pictures showed what appeared to be a upturned baby pram. Heavily armed officers were deployed on the streets in the heart of the city, which is hosting the Australian Open tennis tournament. "At this stage it is believed a man driving a vehicle has struck a number of pedestrians in Bourke and Queens St just before 2pm," Victoria Police said.
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If you're running old versions of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android or iOS, you'll need to update soon -- Google is shutting down legacy versions of the apps, and won't let you keep using them for much longer. The post Google is about to shut down legacy versions of its Drive apps suite appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Rumours and renders keep piling in for Samsungs Galaxy S7 successor, and now we have what appears to be our best look yet at the upcoming flagship phone, thanks to Veniamin Geskin . Though Geskin is typically known for creating phone renders, the image shared today is of a physical, real life phone, leading many to believe that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be making its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona late next month. Photographed in a different light and with the screen turned off, the design of the phone in todays image is identical to one that appeared in leaked images on Weibo a fortnight ago. The images back up many of the rumours that have been circulating about the Samsung Galaxy S8, including its curved glass screen, complete lack of a home button, tiny bezels and greatly reduced top and bottom border areas.
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“This is an enormously complex rescue operation,” she said. The gabled peaks of parts of the roof and a row of windows were the only sections of the four-story Hotel Rigopiano visible after the wall of snow smashed into the four-star spa resort Wednesday evening. “This is a tragedy of enormous proportions,” said Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin. Local authorities said about 30 people had been in the building at the time, including two children. The only survivors found were two men who had been outside when the disaster struck. “The hotel is almost completely destroyed. We’ve called out but we’ve heard no replies, no voices,” said Antonio Crocetta, a member of the Alpine Rescue squad. “We’re digging and looking for people,” he told Reuters by phone from the isolated location. Deep snow, drifts Rescue workers entered what appeared to be a lobby decorated with oil paintings and plants, where a landslide had torn through a wall, television footage showed.
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Crews were working through the night and were still hopeful of finding survivors, he said, though he acknowledged the prospects were dimming with the passage of time. Video shot by rescuers showed huge piles of filthy snow and debris piled inside hotel corridors, stairwells and the indoor pool area. There was no sound except for the steps of the cameraman. The largest wall of snow was in the pool area, where plastic lounge chairs were flipped over and Christmas decorations dangled from the ceiling. The bar area appeared flooded, with nearby cracked skylights covered with snow outside. Heavy equipment snowplows and other earthmoving equipment were struggling to reach the area and only 25 vehicles had arrived, along with 135 rescue workers, said Civil Protection operations chief Titi Postiglione. She said the risk of further avalanches was slowing the delicate work.
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It’s going to be great.” The word inauguration has its roots in the Latin word augur —in Roman history, an augur was someone who foretold the future by watching for patterns in flights of birds. Inaugurations are supposed to augur well; when George Washington crossed the Hudson to be sworn in as our first president on April 30, 1790, “a school of porpoises appeared in the midst of the little fleet, bobbing up and down as though inquiring as to the reason there was so much commotion and rejoicing,” according to a 1913 recap of the first inauguration in the Washington Times . Now, that’s a good omen. But there have been very few of these in presidential inaugurations. Usually, half the dignitaries in attendance are unhappy about having been handed an epic defeat, and the weather sucks. At Ulysses S. Grant’s first inaugural ball it was so cold that canaries specially imported to sing for the partygoers froze to death in their cages and people danced with their overcoats on.