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Brisbane airport on LOCKDOWN after ‘knifeman with BOMB’ threatens to ‘blow it up’

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An Australian airport was on lockdown after a knifeman reportedly entered the airport with a “bomb” and threatened to carry out an attack.

Queensland Police took the man into custody after reportedly shooting and wounding him.

“Police are currently conducting clearance searches of the International Terminal.

“No reported injuries to any members of the public or police.

“PSPA -emergency declaration remains in place.”

Brisbane Airport confirmed on Twitter shortly before 9pm local time (11am UK) than an incident had taken place.

Police later confirmed that the incident was not terror related, but a domestic violence situation. 

“The Australian Federal Police is managing the incident and we hope to get back to normal operations as soon as possible.”

“The International Airport has been evacuated and trains have currently been stopped.

“The Australian Federal Police are in attendance in conjunction with Queensland Police.

“There is no further information at this time.”

PANIC: Passengers were told to evacuate the airport immediately by police (Pic: TWITTER)

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8.2 Earthquake Hits South Pacific Off Fiji


  • An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck 200 miles off the coast of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean, and about the same distance from Tonga.
  • The earthquake struck just after midday Sunday.
  • The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data available, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.
  • So far, no damages or injuries have been reported.

 Massive 8.2 Underground Earthquake Strikes Fiji – Watch on CBS Local



Shark Drags Woman Into Crocodile-Infested Waters In Australia

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A “once-in-a-lifetime” trip in May for a woman in Australia quickly turned into a harrowing experience when she suffered a bite while feeding a shark, which then dragged her into the water.

Melissa Brunning, 34, was on a yacht in the remote Kimberley region in the northwest part of the country, located about 1,550 miles north of Perth, when she tried to hand-feed up to four tawny nurse sharks swimming around her boat.

Brunning told the West Australian that she didn’t realize she shouldn’t hand feed a shark, until the animal became “like a Hoover,” sucking her right index finger into its mouth full of rows of razor-sharp teeth…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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Shark attacks tourist Melissa Brunning

Melissa Brunning was taking advantage of a rare opportunity to feed what she thought was a placid shark in northern Western Australia. But, then the two-metre tawny nurse got a hold of her.Story: #7News

Posted by 7 News Sydney on Saturday, June 30, 2018

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These Three Sydney Hotels Are Redefining Luxury For The Millennial Set


Sydney has undergone some pretty drastic changes in the last ten years. As house prices continue to skyrocket, a new, trendier Sydney has emerged, defined by fashionable new spaces where young, moneyed millennials can feel at home. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hotel space. Once upon a time, the city’s hotels mirrored those of any other big – but not Big – city: the standard luxury set, as defined by the Hiltons and Four Seasons of the world, and a middle set of affordable, basic accommodations that stood somewhere between hotel and motel.

Sydney has certainly stepped up its hotel game since then, welcoming a number of luxurious, thoughtfully designed spaces, each with a host of quirky touches that seem to call out to the young in particular. Here are three of the best….Click Here To Keep Reading

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The smallest continent on earth yet one of the most desired and livable regions on the planet, Oceania is among a few regions in the world that has everything existing on planet and known to be the home of many astounding attributes. Nestled around South Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, Tasman Sea, Philippines Sea and more, this part of the world contains many bewitching lands, islands, countries and independent regions that makes it one of the most naturally rich regions on earth. With tropical climate conditions and opposite weather scenario from the western world, Oceania have been drawing attention of millions of travelers taking cheap flights to Oceania every year and enjoying a variety of fabulous beaches, thriving lifestyle, vividness of culture, natural bliss, captivating festivities and more.

Covered mostly by two prominent countries Australia and New Zealand, Oceania is the home of thousands of islands and nations such as Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Palau, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Island, Guam, Vanuatu, Tonga, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Tuvalu, Nauru, Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Norfolk Island, Wallis and Futuna and many more countries within the territory of Oceania. Enjoy discovering the art, history, culture, natural bliss and more in Oceania whilst visiting the most prominent collection of attractions such as Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Tongariro National Park, Bora Bora, Mount Tongariro, Abel Tasman National Park, Darling Harbour, Waitomo Caves, Daintree Rainforests, Sydney Aquarium, Wave Rock, Royal Botanical Garden, Mount Ngauruhoe, Lord Howe Island, Mount Aspiring National Park, The Twelve Apostles, Westland Tai, Sydney Tower, Hawaiian Islands, Loch Art Gorge, Lake Wanaka, Fox Glacier, Rock Island, Nan Modol and thousands of places making Oceania a perfect getaway option.

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