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Parents condemned for crazy clifftop camping spot

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A couple has been slammed for camping with their child on the edge of a cliff in Yorkshire, UK.</p> <p>The Coastguard in the UK was furious and needed to move the family away from the area.</p> <p>“Today’s call was to attend a section of the Cleveland Way to issue safety advice to two adults and a child camping on the cliff edge,” the Staithes Coastguard said.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fstaithes.coastguard%2Fposts%2F1857131324439338&amp;width=500&amp;show_text=true&amp;height=752&amp;appId" width="500" height="752" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share"></iframe> <p>“An Officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breach of coronavirus restrictions.</p> <p>“Safety advice was given from Coastguard Rescue Officers due to the dangerous location of their tent, especially with recent landslips.</p> <p>“If you see anyone at risk or in danger at the coast, immediately call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”</p> <p>As a social media post was put up about the incident, people have slammed the couple for being "braindead".</p> <p>“Not just being stupid for themselves &amp; putting a child in danger but using up valuable time with the coastguard when they could be elsewhere,” one user wrote.</p> <p>Another agreed, saying: “Beggars belief! You can see where the ground has partially broken away! Braindead”.</p> <p>People were particularly angry as the trail where the family were found has recently seen devastating landslides.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Tragic scenes as clifftop cemetery collapses into the sea

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A landslide has caused hundreds of coffins to end up in the ocean on the Italian coast near Genoa.</p> <p>The Camogli cemetery was built more than 100 years ago and is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs.</p> <p>Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, called the collapse an “unimaginable catastrophe.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Camogli?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Camogli</a> (GE), frana cimitero: prosegue da parte di specialisti <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sommozzatori?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sommozzatori</a> e nautici dei <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vigilidelfuoco?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#vigilidelfuoco</a> la ricerca e il recupero delle centinaia di bare finite in mare lunedì pomeriggio. Droni in volo per monitorare le operazioni delle squadre e l’area del crollo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/24febbraio?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#24febbraio</a> <a href="https://t.co/cRFxHw0KJe">pic.twitter.com/cRFxHw0KJe</a></p> — Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) <a href="https://twitter.com/emergenzavvf/status/1364576829546364928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Maintenance was being performed on Saturday alongside the areas of the coastline when it was stopped after workers noticed cracks in the rocks.</p> <p>“We were doing work on a portion of the rocky coast - it was close to the area that fell today,” Olivari told CNN on Monday.</p> <p>“Some signs of fissures were seen. We decided to close the cemetery.”</p> <p>On Tuesday, officials said they will continue work on recovering the coffins and corpses.</p> <p>It is estimated 200 coffins had fallen, but only 10 have been recovered.</p> <p>Recovering the rest of the coffins will "depend on the sea in the coming days", according to Giacomo Giampedrone, regional assessor of civil protection.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Shocking New York Times cover reveals the human cost of COVID-19

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The New York Times has gone with a heartbreaking cover that reveals the human cost of the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA.</p> <p>The image is simple and spans almost the entire page, with a dot representing a life lost to COVID-19.</p> <p>There are nearly 500,000 dots on the page, which means that more Americans have died from COVID-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.</p> <p>“Each death has left untold numbers of mourners, a ripple effect of loss that has swept over towns and cities. Each death has left an empty space in communities across America: a bar stool where a regular used to sit, one side of a bed unslept in, a home kitchen without its cook,” the newspaper read.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The front page of The New York Times for Feb. 21, 2021, as the U.S. nears 500,000 dead from Covid-19. Each dot represents a life lost. <a href="https://t.co/YAAEvQIszZ">pic.twitter.com/YAAEvQIszZ</a></p> — The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1363498989652426754?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 21, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“The living find themselves amid vacant places once occupied by their spouses, parents, neighbours and friends – the nearly 500,000 coronavirus dead.”</p> <p>Almost 91,000 are projected to die from the disease by June 1, with more concerns raised over the spread of new mutations.</p> <p>“It’s terrible. It is historic. We haven’t seen anything even close to this for well over 100 years, since the 1918 pandemic of influenza,” Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden, said on NBC’s<span> </span><em>Meet The Press</em>.</p> <p>“It’s something that is stunning when you look at the numbers, almost unbelievable, but it’s true.”</p> <p>There is hope for Americans however, as cases and hospitalisations plummet due to the vaccination effort in the US.</p> <p>More than 42.8 million Americans have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 17.8 million people being fully vaccinated.</p> <p>Current US President Joe Biden is aware that the program to administer vaccines is complicated, as there are intense challenges of manufacturing the vaccine in huge quantities quickly.</p> <p>“There has never, ever, ever been a logistic challenge as consequential as what we’re trying to do, but we’re getting it done,” he said.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Shark attack victim recounts horrifying ordeal

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>54-year-old Perth man Cameron Wrathall was attacked by a bull shark in the Swan River and spoke about how he almost died from his injuries.</p> <p>He said to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/wa/swan-river-shark-attack-victim-cameron-wrathall-recounts-his-terrifying-ordeal-c-2121537" target="_blank"><em>7NEWS</em></a><span> </span>that the shark was almost three metres wide and attacked him with such force that it broke his hip.</p> <p>“The shark hit me really hard, it’s the biggest impact I’ve ever felt of something hitting me. It was then trying to shake from side to side to tear part of me away,” he said.</p> <p>“It all happened very quickly, and I just did a kick onto part of it and a thrust down on my hands to push it off me - and hit it pretty hard with the palms of my hands, and it went.”</p> <p>After fighting off the shark and swimming to shore, Wrathall's injuries were severe.</p> <p>He was left with a broken hip, one leg paralysed and had gaping bite wounds from his groin to his buttocks.</p> <p>“In the ambulance, I did die, most likely from blood loss, and I’m very thankful to the ambulance officers for bringing me back,” he said.</p> <p>Wrathall nearly died in hospital from his injuries and was unconscious for two days as trauma surgeons rushed to save him.</p> <p>“I’m very happy to be here and I can’t thank you enough for all you and the people in this hospital have done for me,” he said.</p> <p>Ironically, Wrathall used to swim in the ocean but switched to the river as he wanted to avoid sharks.</p> <p>Despite the fact it may be almost two years before he can walk again as his sciatic nerve was severed in two places, Wrathall is just thankful to be alive.</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span></em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/wa/swan-river-shark-attack-victim-cameron-wrathall-recounts-his-terrifying-ordeal-c-2121537" target="_blank">7NEWS</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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"Horrified" locals share "disgusting" changes in swimming spot

<p>South Auckland locals are "horrified" by their local swimming spot that has been forced to close due to an increase in E.coli bacteria.</p> <p>According to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/01/waiuku-locals-disgusted-after-waitangi-falls-closed-over-faeces-e-coli-pollution.html" target="_blank"><em>NewsHub</em></a><em>,<span> </span></em>the popular swimming spot at Waitangi Falls in Waiuku is so full of both animal and human faeces that residents have been avoiding the spot all summer.</p> <p>The smell coming from the once-popular swimming spot has is enough for people to stay far away.</p> <p>"It's horrifying, it's rubbish," one person says.</p> <p>"I wouldn't even go closer than I am now," another adds.</p> <p>"I'm just absolutely horrified, I'm disgusted that you come down for a swim and this is what you're greeted with. It's soul-destroying," a third agreed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">'It's horrifying': Waiuku locals disgusted after popular Waitangi Falls closed over faeces, E.coli pollution <a href="https://t.co/ZIRHyZNcJc">https://t.co/ZIRHyZNcJc</a></p> — Newshub (@NewshubNZ) <a href="https://twitter.com/NewshubNZ/status/1355790427102666757?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 31, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Resident Dorothy Hoskins has said that the council should've acted sooner.</p> <p>"We need action. Seven days have gone now, seven days of literally shit pouring into the Manukau Harbour - this is a beautiful harbour, people live on this harbour. Something needs to be done and needs to be done now," she says.</p> <p>In a statement, the Council says its pollution response team is "monitoring levels and will continue to do so until water quality is back to normal".</p> <p>"The cause of this pollution is now under investigation," it added.</p> <p>But locals say something needs to be done now to clean it.</p> <p>"We have to act," Hoskins says.</p>

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Recall issued for ice cream contaminated with COVID-19

<p>Coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in Eastern China, prompting an urgent recall of cartons from the same batch.</p> <p>According to the Chinese government, the Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin was sealed and 1,662 employees are being tested for the coronavirus and placed in quarantine.</p> <p>There was no indication that anyone had contracted the ice cream, but a recall has been issued regardless.</p> <p>A total of 935 boxes of ice cream were in Tianjin, with only 65 being sold to markets. This is out of 2,747 boxes that entered the market, with authorities notifying others of sales to their areas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Authorities in the northern Chinese municipality of Tianjin are tracing ice cream contaminated with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> after three samples produced by Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. <a href="https://t.co/7oTLu2e1Us">pic.twitter.com/7oTLu2e1Us</a></p> — Sixth Tone (@SixthTone) <a href="https://twitter.com/SixthTone/status/1349944516938231808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>The ingredients of the ice cream included New Zealand milk powder and whey powder from Ukraine.</p> <p>The Chinese government has suggested that the coronavirus came from abroad and has highlighted what it says are discoveries of the coronavirus on imported fish and other food.</p> <p>Foreign scientists are sceptical of these claims, with a virologist claiming it's "probably a one-off".</p> <p>“It’s likely this has come from a person, and without knowing the details, I think this is probably a one-off,” Dr Stephen Griffin, a virologist based at the University of Leeds, told<span> </span><em>Sky News</em>.</p> <p>“Of course, any level of contamination is not acceptable and always a cause for concern, but the chances are that this is the result of an issue with the production plant and potentially down to hygiene at the factory.”</p> <p>Griffin also stressed that there is no reason to panic.</p> <p>“We probably don’t need to panic that every bit of ice cream is suddenly going to be contaminated with coronavirus,” he added.</p>

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"I was petrified": Rebel Wilson reveals she was kidnapped at gunpoint

<p>Rebel Wilson has spoken about the horrifying moment she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of men in rural Africa.</p> <p>The Australian actress appeared on the UK TV special Ant Middleton &amp; Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, where she was interviewed by SAS Australia instructor Ant Middleton.</p> <p>Speaking to the 40-year-old, Wilson was asked about the moment where she felt the most fear in her life.</p> <p>She revealed that she had been travelling with a group of women in Mozambique when they were ambushed by armed men.</p> <p>“We were on this cattle truck and these men came on another truck with a lot of guns. (They pulled up beside us) with the big guns and they were like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got to get off your truck.’” she said.</p> <p>Wilson said the group was taken to a house and held hostage overnight.</p> <p>“I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader,” she added.</p> <p>“They sat us down, and I said, ‘Everybody link arms,’ because I was petrified in the night that they might want to take one of the girls or something.”</p> <p>They were allowed to leave the next day.</p> <p>“They came and said, ‘Your truck is ready now. You can go, go, go,’” she said.</p> <p>“We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later.”</p> <p>The Pitch Perfect star still doesn't know the reasoning behind the kidnapping, but she's developed her own theory.</p> <p>“I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck,” she added.</p> <p>She did not specify when the incident happened.</p>

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Airline passengers kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses face mask

<p><span>A Colorado-based mother has slammed United Airlines after her young family were kicked off a plane after her two-year-old daughter refused to wear a mask.</span><br /><br /><span>Eliz Orban recorded footage of a crew member speaking with her husband as he was trying to keep the mask on their daughter, Edeline.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Orban posted the clip on social media, which showed her husband telling the crew member that he was holding the mask on his daughter’s face but she refused to wear it without his assistance.</span><br /><br /><span>“We just got kicked off a flight because our two-year-old would not put on a mask,” Ms Orban, who was flying from Colorado to Newark, New Jersey, told the camera tearfully.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to speak to US talk show Fox and Friends, telling them that the ordeal from start to finish was “humiliating” and “traumatising”.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to say that “the staff was rude” from “the get-go”.</span><br /><br /><span>“We felt like we got no warning, no working with us, no asking questions, nothing to help in the situation,” Orban added.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was just like, ‘Oh, well your two-year-old is not complying, you guys are off the plane.’”</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Orban went on to say that she has “never been more confused in my life.”</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to say “everyone else on the plane was also just watching this and thinking, like, ‘What is happening?’”</span><br /><br /><span>Edeline is also seen to be visibly upset and refusing to put the mask on before an airline crew member asked the family to step off the aircraft.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Orban’s husband responded with: “You gotta be kidding me. Why? We’re over here holding this mask on her face.”</span><br /><br /><span>The cabin crew member responds with: “I’m sorry sir. I gave you an opportunity. I’ve got to ask you to get off this plane.”</span><br /><br /><span>In a statement, a United Airlines spokesperson said the mask rule applies to all passengers over the age of two.</span><br /><br /><span>“The health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority, which is why we have a multi-layered set of policies, including mandating that everyone on board two and older wears a mask.”</span><br /><br /><span>“These procedures are not only backed by guidance from the CDC [The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and our partners at the Cleveland Clinic, but they’re also consistent across every major airline.”</span></p>

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Neighbour's bizarre behaviour over rubbish bin spat

<p>A woman has shared a video revealing the damage caused by her next-door neighbour after she parked on the street outside their house.</p> <p>While the US TikToker, who goes by Lena Cuisine on social media, didn’t do anything wrong, her frustrated neighbour claimed she parked in the spot for his rubbish bin.</p> <p>The neighbour then decided to stick an angry note on the window of her car and wrote a scathing message on the side of her white vehicle in Sharpie.</p> <p>“You illegally occupied our garbage canister location, please move your car ASAP,” both messages read.</p> <p>In the video, Lena said she attempted to talk to her neighbour who wouldn’t answer the door and asked for tips because the pen wasn’t coming off her car.</p> <p>“This is where I’m legally allowed to park, but my neighbours like to leave lots of notes saying I’m illegally parking where their garbage can goes – it’s not even garbage day,” she explains, showing the green bin pulled up right behind her car.</p> <p>The video has since gone viral, being viewed over 4 million times since it was shared on November 17.</p> <p>“A garbage can doesn’t get a reserved parking space,” one person raged.</p> <p>“This is so wrong, people can’t just write with permanent ink on your car,” another stated.</p> <p>While another said: “I don’t understand why they’re upset with you when you’re literally parked outside your own house.”</p> <p>Lena went ahead and shared a second video, showing footage of police asking the neighbour if he had vandalised the car with a marker - to which he replied: “Yes, they occupied my garbage location. I cannot put my garbage on the location.”</p> <p>The officer then informs him that what he did was illegal, to which the neighbour tries to argue she had broken the law first by parking in the spot - a point police state “no” to.</p> <p>After calling Lena a “bad woman”, the clip cuts to her neighbour – whose identity has been protected – cleaning her car.</p> <p>He even went one step further and sprayed perfume on the vehicle to make it smell nice, later gifting her the perfume to keep for herself.</p> <p>Many praised Lena for being kind when she could have been rightly angry.</p> <p>“He is clearly old, was bitter and confused. You handled it with grace and maturity, I’m honestly inspired,” one said.</p> <p>“This kind of hurts my heart, the confusion in old age is hard. Be kind always,” a woman wrote.</p> <p>“Aww, he sounded like a grumpy old man, he was so nice to give the perfume,” another said.</p> <p>“I think he feels bad now,” someone else mused, while one declared the update was “nothing I expected and everything I needed”.</p> <p>Many others agreed they were torn, writing he was in the wrong but couldn’t help but feel bad for him.</p> <p>Lena later shared another video updating everyone saying she was nice because she only ever wanted to have a “civil conversation” with her neighbour and for him to “clean up my car”.</p>

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2020 word of the year announced

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Collins English Dictionary has announced the 2020 word of the year, which is "lockdown".</p> <p>The term has quickly wormed its way into conversations around the world due to public health measures against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.</p> <p>"Our lexicographers chose '<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-restrictions-things-you-may-not-know-lockdown-ends-melbourne/1dd707e6-a1d0-44af-bef9-17196b1799db" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">lockdown</a>' as Word of the Year because it is a unifying experience for billions of people across the world, who have had, collectively, to play their part in combating the spread of COVID-19," Collins wrote after announcing the award.</p> <p>"It's not a shock to remember that lockdown was originally a piece of prison vocabulary: it's when inmates are confined to their cells because of some disturbance on the wing," it added.</p> <p>"2020 is year that the meaning of the word shifted irrevocably: in most people's minds, lockdown is now a public health measure — its use having increased exponentially since 2019."</p> <p>The dictionary asid it registered over a quarter of a million usages of the word "lockdown", which is an increase of more than 6,000 per cent.</p> <p>Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, virtually every major country has followed suit and enacted some form of lockdown.</p> <p>This makes 2020 a year unlike any other in modern history due to unprecedented social restrictions limiting human interaction.</p> <p>According to the dictionary, the choice of the word was easy.</p> <p> "It's no surprise that quite a few of the words on Collins Word of the Year 2020 shortlist have one big thing in common: the pandemic," the dictionary wrote.</p> <p>"Something that changed everyone's lives so profoundly — leaving no country or continent untouched — was bound to have a significant impact on our language."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Women’s horrifying attack after sitting on toilet

<p><span>A woman has learnt a strange and horrifying lesson after she was bitten on the bottom by a python when she sat on the toilet.</span><br /><br /><span>Boonsong Plaikaew, 54, was about to finish her business while on the loo at her house in Samut Prakan, in central Thailand, when she felt a searing pain shoot across her bottom on October 19.</span><br /><br /><span>A worrying amount of blood began to run down her legs and pants before she saw the snake bite her again, this time on the finger.</span><br /><br /><span>She pulled the two-metre-long python off her finger and ran out of the toilet begging for help.</span><br /><br /><span>Animal rescuers and paramedics arrived at roughly the same time.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838412/daily.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/758ed00d978e4e68883c700cef7259bc" /><br /><br /><span>They gave Mrs. Plaikaew first-aid treatment after checking on her wounds before rushing her to the hospital.</span><br /><br /><span>Speaking at the hospital, the shocked woman said she had just finished urinating when the python struck.</span><br /><br /><span>“I did not see the snake hiding inside the bowl, so I was just doing my stuff when I was attacked,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>The woman was allowed to go home after having a health check-up.</span><br /><br /><span>Thankfully the snake was not venomous.</span><br /><br /><span>Rescuers were able to capture the python who was found slithering on the bathroom floor.</span><br /><br /><span>They placed the animal in a sack and took it with them to be released in the wild at a later time.</span><br /><br /><span>“From now on, I'll check the toilet every time before I sit down,” Boonsong added.</span></p>

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Qatar airport confirm dumped baby is still alive

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Doha, capital of Qatar, airport officials have confirmed that a newborn located in one of its terminals is alive and well.</p> <p>Earlier in October at Hamad International Airport, staff discovered an infant, described as a premature baby, "abandoned" in the terminal bathroom.</p> <p>After this incident, female Australian passengers were allegedly invasively searched, and the Australian Government has since "formally registered our serious concerns" with Qatari authorities.</p> <p>Women at the airport, including 13 Australians, were allegedly removed from flights, detained and forced to undergo an invasive inspection in an ambulance on the tarmac.</p> <p>None of the women were told about the abandoned newborn before the strip searches began.</p> <p>An Australian Government spokesperson told 7NEWS that it is “deeply concerned” at the “unacceptable treatment of some female passengers on a recent Qatar Airways flight at Doha Airport”.</p> <p>“The advice that has been provided indicates that the treatment of the women concerned was offensive, grossly inappropriate, and beyond circumstances in which the women could give free and informed consent.</p> <p>“The Government has formally registered our serious concerns about this incident with Qatari authorities.</p> <p>“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is engaged on this matter through diplomatic channels.”</p> <p>A Hamad International Airport spokesman told <a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/world/doha-airport-officials-confirm-dumped-baby-is-still-alive-c-1457385" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>7News</em></a> that the newborn infant was found on October 2.</p> <p>“The newborn infant was immediately provided with medical attention and care,” he said.</p> <p>“Medical professionals expressed concern to officials about the health and welfare of a mother who had just given birth and requested she be located prior to departing HIA.</p> <p>“Individuals who had access to the specific area of the airport where the newborn infant was found were asked to assist in the query.”</p> <p>The newborn remains unidentified, and “is safe under the professional care of medical and social workers”.</p> <p>However, Shadow Resources Minister Joel Fitzgibbons said that authorities should "await confirmation about the accuracy of the report".</p> <p>“If true, this effectively amounts to state-sanctioned sexual assault and we should all be very, very concerned,” he said.</p> <p>“And the government here in Australia should be most robust in its responses.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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New Zealand travellers burst Australia's travel bubble

<p>Travellers arriving as part of the newly minted international arrangements with New Zealand have left state authorities scrambling after taking internal flights to jurisdictions outside of the travel bubble.</p> <p>Under the original arrangements, passengers from New Zealand were permitted to enter New South Wales and the Northern Territory.</p> <p>But on Friday night, it was revealed that a few trans-Tasman arrivals took connecting flights to Melbourne.</p> <p>Authorities in Victoria have now spoken to all 55 people who were gearing up to arrive in the state to explain local coronavirus rules.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a statement saying some of the travellers were in family groups, with most of them staying in private homes.</p> <p>Three of the travellers expected to enter the state remained in NSW.</p> <p>And one who was in Victoria returned to NSW on Sunday.</p> <p>"Twenty-one of the 55 travellers arrived at Melbourne Airport … the remainder arrived using other modes of transport," the statement said.  </p> <p>"DHHS authorised officers continue to meet incoming flights at Melbourne Airport and provide information to arriving passengers."</p> <p>Authorities in West Australia have also confirmed 23 people, including a child, all from New Zealand, are currently in hotel or home quarantine after flying into Perth overnight. </p> <p>WA has a hard border and Premier Mark McGowan said the Federal Government needed to provide more support.</p> <p>"We would like further assistance from the Commonwealth, in particular, about making sure that those people who come on aircraft into WA that we get proper manifests and proper advice as to those people that are coming so we can deal with these situations," he said.</p> <p>Unlike Western Australia, Victoria does not have restrictions on incoming arrivals, but Premier Daniel Andrews has issued criticism over the way events unfolded.</p> <p>He said his government had repeatedly requested to be excluded from the arrangement.</p> <p>"We were asked, 'Do you want to be in the bubble?' and we said no," Mr Andrews told reporters on Sunday, as he announced easing of restrictions in the state.</p>

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The Queen and Prince William blasted online for not wearing face masks

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The Queen and Prince William stepped out for a joint engagement and have been blasted online for not wearing face masks.</p> <p>The pair visited the British military's Defence Science and Technology Labratory, which was the Queen's first public appearance in months.</p> <p>However, the pair weren't wearing facemasks, much to the dismay of the public and Piers Morgan.</p> <p>The UK is currently experiencing a second COVID-19 wave, with restrictions being reintroduced in some areas.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGXP2DNngfr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGXP2DNngfr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a> on Oct 15, 2020 at 4:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Why no masks or social distancing?" Piers Morgan questioned on Twitter. </p> <p>"Sorry, but this is not a smart move by the Royal Family as the virus rages and the country heads into another lockdown."</p> <p>The palace has said that the decision to go maskless by the Queen, 94, was made after consulting her medical team.</p> <p>“Specific advice has been sought from the medical household and relevant parties, and all necessary precautions taken, working closely with the laboratory,” said royal reporter Chris Ship on <a rel="noopener" href="https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/status/1316701765795024896" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">Twitter</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Newlyweds tragically killed in plane crash four days after wedding

<p>A newlywed couple has been killed in a light plane crash just four day after their wedding.</p> <p>Authorities identified the couple on Wednesday after their Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed outside of Telluride in Colorado on Tuesday.</p> <p>The victims, United Airlines pilot Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and wife Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, had been weed four days before the fatal crash.</p> <p>The pair had eloped to Telluride for a small wedding on a mountain top, and were not heir “adventure-filled honeymoon” which they’d been documenting online, said the San Miguel Sheriff.</p> <p>A friend wrote in a Facebook tribute: “For such a tragedy to happen to such a perfect couple is hard to understand.”</p> <p>The couple were both a part of the airline industry, and Mr Sivyllis was a United Airlines pilot and flight instructor.</p> <p>“Their Beechcraft Bonanza departed Telluride Airport 1245 pm yesterday (Tuesday) and is believed to have crashed as soon as 10-15mins later in Ingram Basin east of Telluride,” the Sheriff said.</p> <p>“The newlyweds were heading back to Florida with a possible stop in Oklahoma to refuel. They were the only two on the aircraft,” the Sheriff said. “The (National Transportation Safety Board) is handling the investigation.”</p> <p>The previous day, officials successfully completed a body recovery mission. They recovered two deceased victims at the crash site, and no survivors.</p>

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