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Two young police officers killed in Queensland siege

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Six people, including two police officers and a bystander, killed in Queensland siege

It is the worst incident to rock Queensland Police in recent history, sending shockwaves right across the country.

Six people are dead, including two police officers and an innocent bystander, following a siege situation at a property in regional Queensland.

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.

It all began when the officers attended the home in response to a missing-person inquiry.

They were ambushed by at least two shooters in what authorities have labeled an execution-style attack.

The officers were initially shot and wounded as they walked up the driveway at around 4.00am AEST.

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

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

Queensland’s Police Commissioner, Katarina Carroll, said the incident will be felt right across the state.

“It is with deep sadness that I confirm the deaths of three people including two officers during an incident in the Western Downs late this afternoon,” Carroll said.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has also offered his condolences to the victims and everyone impacted by the incident.

“Terrible scenes in Wieambilla and a heartbreaking day for the families and friends of the Queensland Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.”

Queensland’s Police Union President, Ian Leavers, said this was a ruthless, calculated and targeted execution.

“Our thoughts are also with police who bravely contained and managed the subsequent operation that has now resulted in the deaths of all the offenders,” Leavers said.

Now investigations continue as police try to piece together exactly what happened and why these officers were attacked.

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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