Over 1,400 in Sydney area are without electric power today after a violent storm hit New South Wales yesterday. Repair crews are working around the clock to bring power back. The Sydney storm follows a similar disaster affecting the state of Queensland in North-East Australia over the weekend.
An Australia journalist is reported murdered by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan. The cameraman was travelling in a convoy bringing foreign press crews from Jalalabad to Kabul. Unidentified armed men stopped the convoy and shot dead three passengers - an Australian, an Italian and an Afghani.
Henry L. Marconi Pravda.Ru Sydney
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building