A pilot tracking an Eastern grey kangaroo and her joey through Hunter Valley, Australia got a little too close, and perhaps underestimated the roo's speed and vertical leap. Although the pilot tried to back the drone up, it was too late: His shit got wrecked.
Two people are reportedly dead and three more are reportedly in serious condition after heavily-armed police stormed the Lindt Cafe in Sydney this morning. Just before the raid, several more hostages fled the cafe, where they'd been held by a gunman—identified as Man Haron Monis, a self-proclaimed cleric—for more than 16 hours. Police have confirmed that the siege is now over, though they have not yet confirmed any casualties or injuries.
Police have identified the man behind the on-going siege in Sydney as Man Haron Monis, a self-proclaimed cleric and former "spiritual healer" granted political asylum in Australia from Iran. Monis was recently charged with 50 counts of indecent exposure and sexual assault, and as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and lit on fire in Sydney last year. He was also convicted of sending offensive letters to the family members of dead Australian soldiers.
A mother of six is under investigation by Australian police after she apparently fooled dozens of generous strangers on Facebook, and even her boyfriend, into believing she had cancer and needed expensive medical treatments. The Daily Telegraph broke the story of her unraveling hoax, which reportedly netted her thousands of dollars, this week.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs, a rugby team partially owned by Russell Crowe, won the Australian National Rugby League championship yesterday, its first victory in 43 years. "It's all about the bunnies down here," said a Channel Nine reporter, live at the scene. Wrong. It was all about one fan's swinging dick.
This morning, a group of commuters at Stirling station on Australia's Transperth line worked together to lift a train and free a man whose leg was trapped between a car and the platform.
Six prominent AIDS researchers and activists, all flying on the Malaysia Airlines plane that was gunned down over Ukraine, were honored and memorialized at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne on Sunday, the AP reports. The researchers were en route to Australia when the plane was shot down.