Blast at mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar targets police, at least 59 people killed

A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan, causing the roof to collapse, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others. Key points: More than 300 worshipers were praying inside or heading to the mosque when the bomb went off The Pakistani Taliban has denied responsibility for … Read more

Blast at mosque in northwestern Pakistan kills scores of worshippers

Security officials inspect the site of a mosque blast in Peshawar, Pakistan on January 30, 2023.MAAZ ALI/AFP/Getty Images A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said. Most of the … Read more

Wieambilla bushfires believed to have been deliberately lit

Firefighters are battling to control dozens of deliberately-lit fires that have swept through more than 1,000 hectares of bushland near Tara on Queensland’s Western Downs. Key points: Residents in some parts of the Tara region are being told to prepare to leave due to bushfires Police are treating the fires as suspicious Crews are being … Read more

How car crash detection works in an emergency — and what phones have the life-saving technology

It only took emergency services eight minutes to respond to a car crash early on Monday morning in Tasmania’s north, after one of the passengers’ phones detected the incident and made the call. The police were automatically notified after the four-wheel drive crashed into a tree stump at 1:45am, and five people were taken to … Read more

Tire Nichols death: Canadians say it’s time to reflect on police actions in this country – National

Many of Canada’s police chiefs have condemned the violent beating death of a Black man by officers during a traffic stop in the United States. But some Canadians feel that’s not enough. Tire Nichols died three days after a Jan. 7 confrontation with five police officers in Memphis, Tenn. Video footage now released shows police … Read more

Tire Nichols death: Canadians say it’s time to reflect on police actions in this country – National

Many of Canada’s police chiefs have condemned the violent beating death of a Black man by officers during a traffic stop in the United States. But some Canadians feel that’s not enough. Tire Nichols died three days after a Jan. 7 confrontation with five police officers in Memphis, Tenn. Video footage now released shows police … Read more

‘Cloud of dishonour’: Memphis police disband unit that fatally beat Tyre Nichols

Memphis authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by police officers. Video / AP The Memphis police chief disbanded the city’s so-called Scorpion unit on Saturday, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from a newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the black motorist. … Read more

Tire Nichols death: Video of beating by Memphis police leaves unanswered questions

A memorial service was held Tuesday for Tire Nichols, whose death after a confrontation with police officers during a traffic stop led to protests. Video / AP WARNING: Contains violent content The nation and the city of Memphis struggled to come to grips on Saturday with a video showing police pummeling Tire Nichols — footage … Read more

Masterton overdoses: Police investigation finds some users knew the drug was fentanyl

Katie Harris examines fentanyl, a synthetic prescription drug 100 times more potent than morphine. Video / NZ Herald / Getty / NZ Drug Foundation Some of the 12 people who overdosed in Masterton on fentanyl within 48 hours last year were aware it was the drug they had taken, despite police earlier saying it was … Read more

Video shows Memphis police officers beating Tyre Nichols as he cried out for his mom

Amber Sherman speaks as protesters gather Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., prior to a release of police video depicting five Memphis officers beating Tire Nichols.Gerald Herbert/The Associated Press Tire Nichols, a Black motorist stopped by Memphis police earlier this month, is seen pummeled into submission while crying “Mom, mom,” as five police officers … Read more