Tag Archive: Alice Springs


Mother Used One-Year-Old Baby As Weapon In Alice Springs Street Fight

 

 

 

 

 

” A mother used her one-year-old baby as a weapon during a shocking street fight in Alice Springs.

  The child has been hospitalised and placed under the care of the NT Department of Children and Families. The mother is under arrest and assisting police with inquiries reports the NT News.

  It is understood the baby was grabbed by the ankles and swung at a man during the brawl on Smith St, Alice Springs, about 9.45am ­yesterday.

The distressing example of family violence comes amid efforts to highlight the extent of the problem in the NT.”

 

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US Drone Strikes Guided From Outback

 

 

 

” Central Australia’s Pine Gap spy base played a key role in the United States’ controversial drone strikes involving the ”targeted killing” of al-Qaeda and Taliban chiefs, Fairfax Media can reveal.

Former personnel at the Australian-American base have described the facility’s success in locating and tracking al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders – and other insurgent activity in Afghanistan and Pakistan – as ”outstanding”.

A Fairfax Media investigation has now confirmed a primary function of the top-secret signals intelligence base near Alice Springs is to track the precise ”geolocation” of radio signals, including those of hand-held radios and mobile phones, in the eastern hemisphere, from the Middle East across Asia to China, North Korea and the Russian far east.”