Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Germany-Holland soccer game called off over bomb threat

A soccer friendly between Germany and Holland has been called off just minutes before it was due to begin, with authorities saying a terror attack was imminent. Hanover’s chief of police, Volker Kluwe, told German news agency DPA: “We have received concrete information that someone was planning to set off explosives inside the stadium.” According to […]

Aussie injured in Paris attacks out of hospital

Australian Emma Parkinson has been released from hospital just days after being shot in the deadly Paris terror attacks. Her mother Lisa and uncle Michael Parkinson flew into the French capital yesterday to be greeted at the airport by Australian embassy officials. The Parkinson family later released a statement saying they were overwhelmed by “the outpouring […]

Second Paris attacker on the run

There are reports French officials are on the hunt for a second fugitive who they believe was directly involved in the Paris attacks. According to initial information, an analysis of the series of attacks on Friday night indicated that one person directly involved was unaccounted for. Seven attackers died that night – three around the […]

Syrian refugee family in Perth say thanks

A family of five from Syria have touched down in Perth after being the first to be granted visas as part of Australia’s commitment to provide a home to 12,000 refugees. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, says it’s important the family’s privacy is respected, saying they need time and space to adjust to their new circumstances. […]

Coles imposes tighter buying ban on baby formula

Supermarket giant Coles has imposed tighter buying bans on baby formula amid a mass shortage. It’s believed fearful Chinese parents are turning to Australian-made products after a number of deadly domestic formula scares. One contamination incident killed six babies and made 300,000 others sick across the country. Last week, Coles was limiting customers to four tins each, […]