Victorian family stranded in Geraldton with only a caravan after car allegedly stolen and torched

A family of five has been stranded thousands of kilometres from home with just their caravan, after three teenagers allegedly stole their car and torched it — but the local community has jumped in to help.  Key points: Three teens have been charged by police with a range of motor vehicle offences The family turned to social … Read more

Powerful winter storm hampers travel over holiday weekend – CBS Evening News

Powerful winter storm hampers travel over holiday weekend  CBS Evening News Winter Storm Causing Holiday Travel Nightmare  NBC News Videos: Blinding blizzards, freezing rain and cold envelop US amid Christmas  Hindustan Times View Full Coverage on Google News

BREAKING: Critical event in freezing Solihull lake – Sky News

BREAKING: Critical event in freezing Solihull lake  Sky News Search under way after people pulled from icy lake near Birmingham  BBC Four children in hospital after being pulled from Solihull lake  The Guardian Major search launches after reports of someone falling through ice at Workington’s Siddick Ponds – cumbriacrack.com  Cumbria Crack Solihull lake rescue: Four critically ill children ‘suffered … Read more

Fire danger rating reaches catastrophic in South Australian districts for first time since warning system’s revamp

While river communities are facing inundation from flooding, other parts of South Australia are now bracing for the state’s first day of catastrophic fire danger since the national danger rating system was revamped. Key points: Saturday is forecast to be a day of catastrophic or extreme fire danger in several South Australian districts CFS crews are on … Read more

Most dangerous places to travel in 2023 revealed

Thinking of traveling abroad next year? You might want to steer clear of Afghanistan, Mali, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, which rank among the world’s most dangerous destinations for business and pleasure travelers. That’s according to this year’s “Travel Risk Map,” compiled by global security and medical specialists from the risk assessment firm International SOS. The index takes into … Read more

United Nations recommends Great Barrier Reef be added to World Heritage ‘in danger’ list

A UN delegation has again recommended the Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage ‘in danger’ list, and urged “ambitious, rapid and sustained” action on climate change to protect the site. Key points: The UNESCO report follows an official visit to monitor the reef in March It cites mass bleachings and increased water acidity … Read more

NT Police sending 40 additional officers to Alice Springs tonight as crime continues to rise

Forty additional police officers will be sent to Alice Springs tonight to urgently bolster the town’s police presence, as crime continues to escalate.  Key points: NT Police is deploying 40 additional officers to Alice Springs tonight People were told to stay out the Alice Springs CBD early this morning due to crime This is the … Read more

Mount Augustus trails to shut down over summer as inquest into deaths of four hikers recommends closure

Deadly walking trails in northern Western Australia will be closed over summer, after a state coroner recommended they be shut due to multiple deaths. Key points: A state coroner recommended wholesale changes to the popular walking site after four deaths were recorded across two years The WA government has implemented changes to the tracks’ opening … Read more

Echunga dam level reduced by 2 metres, but emergency warning still in place for Adelaide Hills township

A dam threatening to fail near the Adelaide Hills town of Echunga has been drained to a level below what the State Emergency Service (SES) had previously said would make it safe.   Key points: The SES warned yesterday that a dam near Echunga could fail and flood the town Pumps have reduced the level of … Read more

FireWatch: evacuation order, warning and road closure in Siskiyou County – KDRV

FireWatch: evacuation order, warning and road closure in Siskiyou County  KDRV Raw: Fast-moving wildfire forces mandatory evacuations in Weed  KCRA News California’s Mill Fire explodes near Weed in Siskiyou County  SFGATE UPDATE: Mill Fire in Weed hits 555 acres, prompts evacuations, closes Highway 97  Record Searchlight View Full Coverage on Google News