Child critically injured after car ploughs into Sydney classroom

Child critically injured after car ploughs into Sydney classroom

Updated November 07, 2017 10:50:35 Photo: NSW Police and ambulance officers at Banksia Road Public School this morning. (Twitter: @Zara_James9) A child is in a critical condition after a car ploughed into a demountable classroom at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre in Sydney’s south-west. Paramedics were called to the school on Boronia Road about 9:45am after reports seven people, including children, had been injured, the NSW ambulance said. One child was in a critical condition and another patient was listed as serious. NSW Police said the car left the…

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Victory, Wanderers share A-League points

Victory, Wanderers share A-League points

Updated November 06, 2017 23:09:30 Photo: Alvaro Cejudo of the Wanderers has his strike smothered buy Thomas Deng of Victory. (AAP: Joe Castro) A 10-man Melbourne Victory have salvaged a 1-1 draw with Western Sydney in a pulsating A-League clash in front of 21,577 fans in Melbourne. Victory played almost an hour a man down after Mitch Austin was sent off, but Thomas Deng equalised early in the second half after Oriol Riera opened the scoring for the visitors just before the break. Summary External Link: Victory v Wanderers summary…

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Capturing tender moments as a funeral photographer

Capturing tender moments as a funeral photographer

Posted November 07, 2017 08:00:00 Photo: John Staynor was hired to photograph the funeral of police officer Clement Francis Rankin. (Supplied: John Staynor) Related Story: How to shoot wildlife (with a camera) like a pro The touch of a hand on a shoulder, the stare of a young girl towards a coffin, the loving embrace between a grieving widow and a relative — these are the tender moments that motivate John Staynor in his work as a professional funeral photographer. For the past 10 years, Mr Staynor has been capturing…

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2017 'very likely' in top three warmest years on record

2017 'very likely' in top three warmest years on record

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Globally, temperatures in 2017 look set to be the third highest on recordThe year 2017 is “very likely” to be in the top three warmest years on record, according to provisional figures from the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO says it will likely be the hottest year in the absence of the El Niño phenomenon. The scientists argue that the long-term trend of warming driven by human activities continues unabated. They say many of the “extraordinary” weather events seen this year bear the hallmarks of…

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Why Americans don't give a damn about mass shootings

Why Americans don't give a damn about mass shootings

I hate to say it, but he is right. Sunday, just 34 days after Vegas, 26 people were gunned down and about 20 others were wounded during a church service in Texas. And here’s what is really sick — we won’t be surprised when there’s another mass shooting next month. Maybe it’ll be your church, your mall, your concert or your movie theater. That’s the price of freedom. In America, we are free to stockpile weapons. We are free to order ammo online. We are free to outfit our guns…

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