Tornadoes kill four in Texas as severe storms lash several states

Tornadoes kill four in Texas as severe storms lash several states

Posted May 01, 2017 09:55:34 Photo: The tornado flattened a barn in Canton, Texas. (Reuters: Brandon Wade) Tornadoes have ripped through the US state of Texas, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others. Severe storms in neighbouring states also left five people dead, including three people killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas. Rushing water swept away a car, drowning a woman in Missouri, and another death was reported in Mississippi. In Texas, three tornadoes were confirmed by the US National Weather Service in Canton, a city…

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Famous 'Swiss Machine' climber Ueli Steck dies near Mount Everest

Famous 'Swiss Machine' climber Ueli Steck dies near Mount Everest

Posted April 30, 2017 23:22:13 Photo: Swiss climber Ueli Steck was planning to climb Mount Everest next month. (AP: Keystone/Christian Beutler) Related Story: Bodies of US climbers found in Himalayas after 17 years One of the world’s most famous climbers, Swiss man Ueli Steck, has been killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, officials say. Steck, 40, died after falling to the foot of Mount Nuptse, a smaller peak in the area, said Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summits Treks company that organised Steck’s expedition. “His body…

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'They continue to inspire us': Battle of Coral Sea bravery remembered 75 years on

'They continue to inspire us': Battle of Coral Sea bravery remembered 75 years on

Updated April 30, 2017 20:47:29 US President Donald Trump has sent a message of thanks to Australia’s veterans as commemorations begin to mark the Battle of Coral Sea 75 years ago. USS Lexington survivor Cecil Wiswell, 93, today led hundreds of veterans and current military personnel in a march in the Queensland town of Cardwell, to remember the more than 600 American lives lost during the defining World War II battle. “It kinda brings back memories when I look out there on the sea. It’s a good feeling,” said Mr…

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Crows head and shoulders above rivals as AFL's stand-out side

Crows head and shoulders above rivals as AFL's stand-out side

Updated April 30, 2017 22:32:38 Photo: Daniel Talia and the Crows’ defence gave Richmond precious few opportunities once the home side hit the front. (AAP: David Mariuz) Related Story: Giants get home against AFL premiers Bulldogs in a thriller It’s official. The lid is well and truly off at Adelaide, as the Crows stand proudly on top of the AFL as the only remaining unbeaten side. In a battle of the unbeatens, the Crows hosted Richmond at Adelaide Oval, and the Tigers managed to stay with them for precisely one…

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Keeping culture alive at Wide Open Space music festival

Keeping culture alive at Wide Open Space music festival

Updated April 30, 2017 14:33:07 Photo: The Wide Open Space festival attracts about 1,500 people. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) An arts festival in Central Australia is helping keep Indigenous languages and culture alive through song, musicians at the event say. Wide Open Space, held at Ross River Resort about 85 kilometres from Alice Springs, is a three-day camping festival nestled among the East MacDonnell Ranges. Now in its ninth year, the festival attracts more than 1,500 festival-goers and headline acts from interstate, but at the heart of the event is…

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