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Murdered police officers ‘didn’t stand a chance’

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Murdered police officers ‘didn’t stand a chance’ as they arrived at an ambush

New details surrounding the Queensland siege have been released as we begin to understand the full extent of the attack.

The two young police officers killed have now been identified as Constables Mathew Arnold and Rachel McCrow.

The individuals were gunned down while attending a missing-person inquiry at a rural property.

In total, six people lost their lives, three of whom are the alleged attackers.

The other was a neighbour and innocent bystander, identified as Alan Dare.

Queensland police is paying tribute to the two young Constables, who are being remembered as brave and selfless individuals.

Holding back tears, Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said they didn’t stand a chance.

“Both under 30 years of age. Both had wonderful careers and lives ahead of them,” she said.

“Yesterday, as they did every day, they put their lives on the line to serve their community. In this awful incident, they made the ultimate sacrifice. Sadly, both Matthew and Rachel had only recently commenced their policing careers.

“Unfortunately, this incident is a tragic reminder of the unpredictable nature of policing. Every day, our officers face very real dangers while protecting their communities. I know the days and weeks ahead will be extremely difficult for us as a police family. To all our officers and their loved ones, please look out for each other.”

Missing school principal at the centre of the attack

It comes as new details about the attack are released.

Queensland police officers were visiting the property, south of Chinchilla, to make inquiries about missing New South Wales school principal, Nathaniel Train.

Mr Train was with his brother Gareth, who owned the property, and they were shot dead by police. A woman was also killed by authorities.

One of the two police officers who survived the ambush is 27-year-old Randell Kirk. It’s believed a bullet grazed his leg and he remains in hospital.

A fourth police officer narrowly escaped despite the gunmen lighting a bushfire in an attempt to flush her out. She was in constant contact with her colleagues as she fled and hid.

Authorities have labeled this an execution-style attack.

The two officers who died were initially shot and wounded as they walked up the driveway.

They were then seen to be ­approached by the gunmen, who were clad in military-style camouflage, and shot where they lay.

Special Operations police then arrived on the scene, shooting dead the three alleged offenders in a gunfight.

This incident of course happening just 12 days before Christmas. A devastating time for the friends and families of the victims.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Daylight reveals full extent of destruction in Turkey

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A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken the country

 
Daylight is revealing the full scale of destruction following a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in central Turkey.

The massive quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres, near heavily populated areas.

The death toll has now surpassed 100 and authorities warn this number will only rise.

As snow fell, residents were forced to find shelter on the streets.

The tremor was so significant it was felt felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

The governor of Turkey’s southeastern province has taken to Twitter, saying his region has a number of destroyed buildings – urging people to move to safe locations.

This footage shows a survivor being pulled from the rubble. #trending #featured

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Beyoncé reins supreme at 65th Grammy Awards

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Beyoncé has broken the record for most wins ever

 
Beyoncé has reminded us all once again why she truly is the Queen Bee – breaking the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time.

Trying not to be emotional, the singer thanked her family, including her late uncle Jonny.

Jonny helped make her stage outfits before she rose to fame while also introducing her to much of the sonic influences we hear on Renaissance.

Know as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Adele, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder were just some of the stars in attendance.

Speaking of Harry, he won best pop album for Harry’s House.

Dressed in a white tux, Styles received his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez. #trending #featured

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TikTok could be banned in the United States

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TikTok in the firing line after Chinese balloon was shot down

 
China has hit back at the U.S. after officials shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina.

Washington says it was being used to monitor strategic sites.

But Beijing rejects this – claiming the balloon was a civilian airship used to monitor the weather.

The incident is just the latest in a long line of diplomatic disputes between the two countries.

Now, TikTok could be banned in the U.S. in the wake of the incident.

Republicans are now pushing for Washington to distance itself from the Beijing-based app. #trending #featured

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