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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.
BBC News 24
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-- the man had been shot by police. We are hearing that one of the children are in critical condition and as you said, three people confirmed as having lost their lives. We heard the police talking about an earlier stabbing incident.
BBC News 24
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I can confirm that we believe this is connected to an earlier stabbing in southern metro region. We have the offender in custody, there is no further threat to the public at this stage. I can also confirm that this is not a City related incident. -- counterterrorism.
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SCUNTHORPE RUFC will go into the unknown this weekend when they take on Preston Grasshoppers on their new plastic pitch.The Greens will travel to the North West to take on the bottom of the table Hoppers on their new pitch looking to put some more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.Robinson said they will be targeting a win against Preston, who they beat at Heslam Park earlier in the season, but admits playing on a plastic pitch will be an interesting challenge for his...
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Hackaday
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So while some of you readers will be au fait with your OS at its very lowest level, most of us will be somewhere intermediate. We'll know our way around our OS in terms of the things we do with it, and while those things might be quite advanced we'll rely on our distribution packager to take care of the vast majority of the hard work. Linux distributions, at least the general purpose ones, have to be all things to all people. Which means that the way they work has to deliver acceptable performance to multiple use cases, from servers through desktops, portable, and even mobile devices. Those low-level power users we mentioned earlier can tweak their systems to release any extra performance, but the rest of us? We just have to put up with it. To help us, [Fabio Akita] has written an excellent piece on optimizing Linux for slow computers . By which he means optimising Linux for desktop use on yesterday's laptop that came with Windows XP or Vista, rather than on that ancient 486 in the cupboard.
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Friday's crowds are expected to fall well short of the 2 million people who attended Obama's first inauguration in 2009, and be in line with the 1 million who were at his second in 2013. Forecast rain may also dampen the turnout, though security officials lifted an earlier ban on umbrellas, saying small umbrellas would be permitted. — Reuters
France 24
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"It's going to change. I promise you." Earlier in the day, Trump lunched with Republican congressional leaders and his cabinet nominees. He then was whisked to Arlington National Cemetery, where he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then crossed back over the Potomac River to speak at the marble memorial, where at one point he looked up and saluted the seated statue of Abraham Lincoln. "There's never been a movement like this," he said, describing the wave of support among working-class Americans who pushed Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton in one of the most divisive elections in US history. "Well, you're not forgotten anymore," he said. "We're going to get it turned around. We're going to bring our jobs back." Later he tweeted: "Thank you for joining us at the Lincoln Memorial tonight -- a very special evening! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" - 'American Revolution' - Trump's swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol -- scheduled to be administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at 11:47 am (1647 GMT) -- will be carried live Friday on screens around the globe.
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Some called into Trump Tower hoping to be transferred to the president-elect’s office. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull got Trump’s cellphone number from golfer Greg Norman. Trump’s accessibility can create headaches for his aides, who can’t always control who he’s speaking to or what he’s saying. After actress Meryl Streep blasted Trump during a Golden Globes speech earlier this month, a New York Times reporter called the president-elect at midnight to get a response. Trump’s criticism of Streep dominated the news the following day, overshadowing his team’s planned agenda. For Obama, getting to use a Blackberry in office was considered a victory. He later switched to an iPhone that allowed him to send and receive email from a limited group of people, surf websites and read the news. But Obama wasnt known to use his cellphone to make or receive telephone calls, according to individuals familiar with his technology use.
BBC News 24
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We will have more on that later. Labour has called on the Government to head off a potential wave of hate crime, when the Supreme Court makes its expected judgment on Brexit next week. An earlier ruling in the High Court led to a backlash against the judges.
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Obviously there was this kind of risk before the tournament, before the draw, because his ranking is 17. So somebody has to get him. Unfortunately it gets to me. That's fine. I just need to take that, this challenge. We're going to play a little earlier than the years before, but I don't think that matters.
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Accounts emerged of guests messaging friends for help Wednesday, with at least one attempt at raising the alarm rebuffed for several hours. Giampiero Parete, a chef vacationing at the hotel, called his boss when the avalanche struck and begged him to mobilize rescue crews. His wife Adriana and two children, Ludovica, 6, and Gianfilippo, 8, were trapped inside, restaurant owner Quintino Marcella told The Associated Press. Parete had left the hotel briefly to get some medicine from the car for his wife, and survived as a result. He said the hotel was submerged and to call rescue crews, Marcella said, adding that he phoned police and the Pescara prefect's office, but that no one believed him because the hotel had reported it was fine a few hours earlier. The prefect's office said it wasn't true, because everything was OK at the hotel.
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Sky's Enda Brady is in the town of Teramo, close to the ski resort where the avalanche occurred. Rescuers are still at the scene. He gave us this update earlier. It is continuing and will continue all the way through the night. The problem is gaining access to that tiny resort up the mountain.
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I mean, I was down at the Pentagon earlier today and the Deputy Defence Secretary is staying on for a few days to help with the transition because they do not really have anyone below General James matters to put in that straightaway.
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I love the pledge they did earlier, that we take our own oath of office as citizens of this country everybody, what are we going to do every day for just two to three minutes? Call! Call Congress, right? 200 in true.
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But not everyone coming to Washington is here to laud Donald Trump. There will be protesters too. The inauguration marks the peaceful transfer of power, but it doesn't signify a unified nation. Jon Sopel, BBC News, Washington. The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue joins us now from Washington. I asked him earlier what to expect from the speech.
Voice Of America
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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday afternoon told gathered staff that "we're living in a time of great transition and some upheaval." In his final remarks at the State Department, however, Kerry added, "I am optimistic because this country has shown again and again how strong we are internally." He waved goodbye in the C Street lobby, one day ahead of ending his tenure of just under four years as America's top diplomat. WATCH: Kerry Excited about Next Chapter Earlier Thursday, Kerry told State Department correspondents that he has traveled, as secretary of state, about 2,250,000 kilometers to 91 countries and spent 3,700 hours on the phone with world leaders. He leaves behind a temporary vacuum of power. Rex Tillerson, who spent his entire career at oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and rose to chairman and chief executive officer, has been nominated to succeed Kerry, but has not yet been confirmed by the Senate.