The build-up has arrived, but relief on the way from NT's high temperatures

The build-up has arrived, but relief on the way from NT's high temperatures

Posted September 25, 2017 09:37:52 Photo: Relief from hot temperatures is expected later this week. (ABC News: Xavier La Canna) The build-up in the Northern Territory is underway, with humid, hot conditions in the north and troughs bringing temperatures well above average in southern parts of the Territory but relief is on the way, weather authorities have said. The NT has been sweltering through hot weather in recent days, with temperatures 10 degrees above the September average in central and southern parts, and reaching 40 degrees Celsius in parts of…

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QPAC combats surge in ticket scamming head on

QPAC combats surge in ticket scamming head on

Posted September 18, 2017 11:28:18 Fraudulent ticket sales have become such an issue for a major Brisbane theatre that its staff are now being assigned to monitor scamming. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre, like many theatres throughout the country, has seen a surge in activity from scalpers over the past year. QPAC chief executive John Kotzas said daily tasks were now being done to combat the rise in ticket scammers. “In the past two months we have had employees change their work pattern to monitor this on a daily basis,”…

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Man charged over ‘train surfing’

Man charged over ‘train surfing’

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after he was allegedly caught train surfing on the Joondalup line on Saturday. The man is alleged to have spent four minutes standing on the back of the train he boarded at Leederville Station about 4.30pm. The train reached speeds of up to 110km/h while the man allegedly clung on to a windscreen while nervous freeway passengers filmed the alleged stunt on their mobile phones. media_cameraFootage has emerged on a Perth teen training surfing on the Joondalup line. Picture: Seven NewsThe man allegedly moved…

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Iraqi Kurdish referendum: What you need to know

Iraqi Kurdish referendum: What you need to know

On Monday, millions of Iraqi Kurds will head to the polls to vote in an advisory referendum on independence from Iraq. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which administers a semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, says the vote would give it a mandate to achieve independence from Iraq. Voting is expected to begin at 8 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) and end at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) . First results should be known within 72 hours. The culmination of nearly a century of Kurdish nationalist movements in…

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German far-right party vows to 'take back our country' and 'hunt Mrs. Merkel'

German far-right party vows to 'take back our country' and 'hunt Mrs. Merkel'

Alexander Gauland, federal spokesman for the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim, Alternative for Germany (AfD), gave the warning after his party was projected to come in third place in Sunday’s national election, according to a ZDF/ARD exit poll. The result, which puts the AfD at about 13%, was described by leading party figures as a “political earthquake.” Gauland promised his party would provide staunch opposition to the new government, likely led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding: “We will hunt them. we will hunt Mrs. Merkel or whomever. And we will take back our…

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