March 23, 2023

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

From BBC A British man and a French man have gone missing while backpacking in Australia, sparking a police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach north of Sydney on Monday, authorities said. Police searched the location, Shelly Beach, and discovered […]

Great white shark leaps into tiny boat, fisherman treats it like NBD

BY KEITH WAGSTAFF From Mashable Welp, I’m never fishing again. Terry Selwood was hoping to catch some snapper off the coast of Evans Head in Australia when a great white shark leapt out of the sea and into his boat. “I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin […]

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

From BBC A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb […]

Debbie batters Australia

‘Monster’ cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia AFP From PHYS A “monster” cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds. Great Barrier Reef islands popular with foreign tourists were battered by the category four storm which hit the […]

Australia is hunting for a killer shark that a teenager fired a spear into

From Business Insider Experts say attacks by sharks are increasing as water sports become more popular Sydney (AFP) – A teenager who escaped a shark attack that killed his friend in western Australia has described how he fired his spear gun into the suspected great white as authorities searched for the animal Tuesday. The victim, […]