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Eagles of Death Metal make tearful return to Bataclan theatre

Posted December 09, 2015 06:00:12

Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes returns to Bataclan theatre Photo: Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes cried after placing a single flower on the sea of bouquets. (AFP: Miguel Medina)

The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal has made a tearful return to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where they survived last month’s jihadist attack.

Key points

  • Eagles of Death Metal return to the Bataclan concert hall, where they survived jihadist attack
  • More than 90 people died in the Bataclan; Australian Emma Parkinson was among wounded
  • Visit came after band joined U2 on stage

The Californian band was clearly moved by floral tributes and messages left outside the building, where 90 people died in the worst atrocity of the November 13 attacks on the city.

Lead singer Jesse Hughes cried after placing a single flower on the sea of bouquets spilling out onto the road in front of the venue in eastern Paris.

The band’s merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, a 36-year-old Briton, was among the 90 killed.

When the band members turned to leave, passersby applauded them.

The musicians returned to the French capital on Monday night, joining the Irish rock group U2 on stage at the end of their concert to belt out a rousing rendition of Patti Smith’s People Have The Power.

“Nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will be forever part of Paris. These are our brothers, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago,” U2 frontman Bono said at the end of the last gig of their Innocence and Experience tour after the

As the 16,000-strong audience rose to their feet to cheer them, Hughes shouted, “Paris, we love you all and we will never give up rocking and rolling”.

Band hoping to be first to play when Bataclan re-opens

External Link: Eagles of Death Metal Facebook post

The band had only just begun their concert at the Bataclan when gunmen burst into building and opened fire on the audience.

Tasmanian teenager Emma Parkinson was among the concert-goers caught up in the attack, which witnesses described as a “bloodbath” and a “slaughterhouse”. She was shot and spent time recovering in a Paris hospital.

Before revisiting the scene of the massacre under tight security, Hughes thanked fans and U2 for helping to support the band during the ordeal and vowed to return to play Paris again in February.

“We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll with so many of the beautiful people — nos amis [our friends] — of this great city,” he said in a letter posted on Facebook.

“Thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil.

“We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016.”

The Bataclan’s owners plan to reopen it at the end of next year and Hughes has said that he wants the Eagles of Death Metal to be the first band to play there.

Nearly 1,500 people were watching them play when the shooting began last month, leaving 90 dead and hundreds hurt, mostly young people.

The band called off their European tour in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but then decided to finish it next year in memory of its slain fans.

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Topics: terrorism, unrest-conflict-and-war, music, france

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‘Don’t be scared to ask for help’: Stefan Woodward’s loved ones speak out soon after death at Stereosonic

Updated December 06, 2015 18:35:11

The loved ones of a teenager who died at Adelaide’s Stereosonic music festival has paid tribute to a “fun-loving young man whose life had been reduce so tragically short”.

In a statement, the loved ones of 19-year-old Stefan Woodward urged for change at festivals, such as higher access to 1st aid and cost-free water, to make certain no other family members endures the same heartache.

Mr Woodward died on Saturday from a suspected drug overdose at the Adelaide leg of the festival.

Two other people stay in critical condition right after consuming drugs at the festival.

The same day, police released images of red and orange tablets stamped with dollar symbols, which had been identified on Mr Woodward.

“Our family members is devastated by our loss and we would do anything to have our son and brother back,” Mr Woodward’s mother, two brothers and stepfather stated in a statement.

“Stefan finished a visitors management training course on Friday and was excited about getting an apprenticeship.

“I preserve asking what could have stopped me from losing my son, and my other two sons from losing their darling brother.”

Mr Woodward worked at a supermarket whilst finishing Year 13 at Seaton Higher College, in Seaton, South Australia.

He was also heavily involved in the Woodville Lacrosse Club.

The club paid tribute to Mr Woodward, who played for the division one group, describing him as “a sharp-shooting left-handed attackman”.

Stefan Woodward Photo: Stefan Woodward loved to play lacrosse and was heavily invovled in the Woodville Lacrosse Club. (Supplied: Facebook )

Mr Woodward’s loved ones has urged pals to look out for each and every other and for occasion organisers to be greater ready with 1st aid in the future.

“Far more than anything I want anything great to come of this tragedy,” the loved ones stated.

“I want organisers of events like these to make certain there is adequate very first aid on offer to make confident that no-one particular gets turned away, and no-one feels they want to wait.

“I want pals to look right after each and every other and make certain it really is in no way regarded weak to ask for aid.

“I want authorities to make sure little ones are kept protected with cost-free water.

“And I want young boys and girls like Stefan to in no way be as well scared to ask for help.

“Mostly, I in no way want one more household to go by means of what we are going through subsequent now.”

Independent senator Nick Xenophon has known as for a coronial inquest into Mr Woodward’s death.

The death comes a week following 25-year-old Sylvia Choi died at the Sydney Stereosonic festival of a suspected overdose.

Subjects: drugs-and-substance-abuse, dance-music, carnivals-and-festivals, death, adelaide-5000

First posted December 06, 2015 18:33:52

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Thai police prepare to lay murder charges over former bikie’s death

Posted December 03, 2015 20:35:47

Thai police are readying to charge an American man with the murder of former Hells Angels member Wayne Schneider.

Tyler Gerald, 21, who has been arrested, is believed to have been 1 of the five guys who abducted the Australian man from his house on Monday.

Mr Schneider was found buried in a roadside grave with a broken neck and facial injuries on Tuesday, a day following he was abducted from his property.

Police in the seaside town of Pattaya, south of Bangkok, have also detained the 25-year-old female partner of Australian man, Antonio Bagnato, who is believed to have masterminded the attack.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Mr Bagnato, but reports say he has fled to Cambodia.

Police stated the motive for the murder was a dispute among Mr Schneider and Mr Bagnato, whom he was noticed drinking with on Sunday evening.

They stated both men were on a watch-list for drugs and funds laundering in Australia, but there was no info about them dealing drugs in Thailand.

Police said Mr Bagnato asked his Thai partner to rent the car used in the kidnapping — which was fitted with a GPS system that led police to the body — and then told her to delete all text messages relating to the automobile hire.

She has not been formally charged and is being held at a military base beneath wide-ranging powers introduced after final year’s coup.

Mr Schneider has previously been described as a senior member of the Hells Angels.

In 2006, Mr Schneider was on New South Wales’ most wanted list more than the shooting of a bouncer in the kneecap outdoors a Kings Cross nightclub.

The charges had been later dropped.

He has also faced charges for drug offences and dealing with the proceeds of crime, right after being found with $ 200,000 worth of casino chips in 2009.

Subjects: law-crime-and-justice, death, murder-and-manslaughter, crime, thailand, asia

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Officer given significant misconduct notice over Ms Dhu death, inquest told

Posted December 03, 2015 15:10:49

A police officer who was accountable for an Aboriginal lady who died in custody in WA’s Pilbara was given the second highest misconduct notice for her behaviour, an inquest has been told.

Ms Dhu, 22, died in August final year right after visiting the Hedland Health Campus three instances in significantly less than 48 hours.

She had septicaemia and pneumonia triggered by an infection from a broken rib.

Detective Inspector Eric Smith, from the Internal Affairs Unit, stated Senior Constable Shelly Burgess had failed to respond with “adequate urgency” to Ms Dhu’s clear deterioration whilst in the South Hedland police lock-up.

Constable Burgess and yet another officer took Ms Dhu to hospital but she died significantly less than an hour later.

Constable Burgess was provided an Assistant Commissioner’s warning and three of her colleagues received warning notices.

The inquest continues.

Subjects: black-deaths-in-custody, law-crime-and-justice, port-hedland-6721, perth-6000

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Man and lady face court more than infant death

By Alyse Edwards

Posted December 02, 2015 13:39:59

Map: Rockhampton 4700

A man and lady from Gladstone have appeared in court more than the death of a child in central Queensland much more than two years ago.

An 11-week-old boy was discovered with extreme injuries at a Rockhampton residence in May 2013.

Police mentioned the boy’s injuries integrated 22 broken or fractured bones and bleeding on the brain.

The baby was flown to hospital in Brisbane but died a week later.

Prosecutors stated the baby was also severely malnourished with poor fat stores, and died from an incident straight associated to violent shaking and a lack of oxygen to the brain.

The court was told the trauma occurred over a period of one particular to four weeks due to the fact some of the bones had began to heal in a deformed manner.

Christopher Allan Holland, 31, appeared at Gladstone Magistrates Court charged with manslaughter and cruelty to kids.

He did not apply for bail and remains in custody.

His co-accused, Megan Jean Freeman, 22, is accused of kid cruelty and has been released on bail.

The case against both defendants has been adjourned till later this month.

Subjects: courts-and-trials, murder-and-manslaughter, rockhampton-4700, gladstone-4680

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Death of Mount Pleasant woman treated as suspicious

Posted December 02, 2015 09:40:43

A lady has been found dead in the southern Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant, with police treating the fatality as suspicious.

Officers have been referred to as to a home on Reynold Road shortly before 7:00pm last night.

The situations surrounding her death are unknown.

Detectives from Major Crime are investigating, with police having remained at the house all through the night.

Forensics officers were seen working inside and outdoors the property, such as around rubbish bins.

1 person appeared to be taken away by officers and it is believed an additional individual was helping police with their investigation.

Subjects: death, police, mount-pleasant-6153

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Man on trial over death of housemate guarded in weeks after offence, court told

Posted November 26, 2015 22:59:08

A psychiatric registrar has told a Canberra court that a man on trial for killing his former housemate had been guarded and uncomfortable in the course of a consultation in the weeks right after the offence.

Christopher Navin, 29, is on trial for killing Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber in his Lyneham house on Boxing Day in 2013.

Navin has pleaded not guilty by way of mental impairment.

Mental health staff who dealt with him in the year before the offence has given proof in court about his therapy and case management.

One particular medical professional told the court when he had seen Navin earlier in the year he was not clearly psychotic, but he admitted the illness did not take a lengthy time to develop.

The court also heard a mental wellness nurse who visited Navin at residence three days ahead of the crime located him to be standard.

The visit had been prompted by concerns from Navin’s former boss, following he had quit his job.

She told the court if a person was unwell, they may possibly yell or swear or say inappropriate issues, but Navin was carrying out none of that and answered concerns appropriately.

In January 2014, right after the crime but prior to he was arrested and charged, Navin had a consultation with the psychiatric registrar, who discovered he had difficulty making eye get in touch with.

“He kept searching to a corner in the area like anything was catching his eye,” the registrar mentioned.

“He was also perplexed.”

But she told the court his speech was not blocked.

“There was anything going on… I wasn’t confident,” she said.

“In the meantime he did not seem to be at danger of something immediately undesirable taking place.”

Earlier in the day, Navin’s lawyer study a statement to the jury outlining his client’s admission to killing Mr Sofer-Schrieber, stabbing him multiple instances with two knives.

When he left the unit he took a tent and chair that had been purchased by Mr Sofer-Schreiber earlier that day.

He then admitted to burning and disposing of the knives in a dam on a family members property in New South Wales, where he went following the killing.

Navin also burned the driver side floor mat from his automobile.

The trial continues.

Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, crime, law-crime-and-justice, canberra-2600, act

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