Concertgoers in the Netherlands were given a special performance when a bright green meteorite came down during a Foo Fighters set.
Belgium's International Meteor Organization reported the object fell about 9.09pm local time - about 7.09am Sunday, NZT.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins was smashing out a drum solo at the end of their song Monkey Wrench while performing at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf when the meteorite streaked down from the sky with perfect timing.
The meteorite was seen widely across Europe, including in Holland, Germany and Belgium, RT reports, with one German astrophotographer capturing a well-timed photograph of it.
Coincidentally, the band's name - The Foo Fighters - refers to a term used by Allied pilots during World War II for UFOs or other aerial phenomena they saw in the skies.
The owner of an in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed in the United States on child endangerment charges.
An affidavit says Rebecca Anderson also yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tied laces around the children's necks to limit their movement and gave them the painkiller acetaminophen to quiet them.
The 60-year-old is accused of having kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at Becky's Home Child Care, her day care near Dallas, Texas.
When police executed a search warrant on her home, they found three children in a dark bedroom closet strapped to car seats, according to CBS 11 News in Dallas. Some of the children had to have shoelaces cut off their necks, police also said.
"It just kind of concerned me the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off," neighbour Susan Geldmeier told the news station, explaining that she would sometimes hear children wail when dropped off at the facility.
"It alarmed me to where I was like, 'Why are they sounding like that?'"
Anderson was booked Monday into the Dallas County jail on nine counts of child endangerment with bonds totalling NZ $68,000.
A Sydney man has been charged after he allegedly kidnapped a woman, holding her prisoner and assaulting her for two days.
The 22-year-old woman told police she was walking in Cambridge Park in the city's west on Sunday when a man known to her forced her into his car and took her to an outlaw bikie clubhouse in Horsley Park.
She said she was tied to a pole and assaulted for two days.
The man allegedly forced her back into the car yesterday and drove to South Penrith. When he left the car, the woman managed to escape to a nearby property and call police, she said.
When police went to the clubhouse to arrest the 29-year-old man, he held officers off for two hours before surrendering peacefully.
He has been charged with kidnapping, assault and intimidation and is expected to appear in Fairfield Local Court today.
Sign on the top of an Australian police car in Sydney
President Donald Trump says it's "terrible" that Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California didn't raise allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sooner but says he's "totally supporting" his nominee.
Trump says he wants everyone to have the chance to speak out and Kavanaugh is "very anxious" to testify in his defense. He says, "we want to hear both sides."
A psychology professor named Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied it.
Trump also says the FBI shouldn't be involved in investigating the Kavanaugh allegation "because they don't want to be involved."
He adds he's "totally supporting" and "very supportive" of his nominee, calling him an "outstanding" person.
Democrats have criticised the Kavanaugh nomination process.
The US president told media he is “totally supporting” his nominee, who he called “outstanding”.
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Almost two weeks after a Queensland man was taken to hospital after biting into a strawberry with a sewing needle inside, the hunt for those responsible goes on.
The contamination has spread nationwide, with West Australian police confirming on yesterday that they were investigating claims a primary school student had bitten into a strawberry with a needle inside.
Starting this morning, all fresh strawberries being exported from Australia must be metal-contaminant free.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources announced the interim control measure yesterday evening in response to the growing situation.
"In order for strawberry export permits to be approved, exporters will be required to provide assurance to the department that their consignment is free from metal contaminants," the department said in a statement.
The family of one grower has shared the heartbreak of having to dump truckloads of strawberries.
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"These measures apply to fresh strawberry exports to all markets, and will remain in place until the risk of metal contaminants has been appropriately managed."
For more on this story, watch 1 NEWS at 6pm.
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Yesterday's report was the fifth incident of needle-contaminated strawberries in WA.
The latest incident has led to the WA government following the Queensland government in offering a NZ $110,000 reward for information on the culprit or culprits.
"The motive appears unclear ... at the end of the day it's an act of treachery to the people of Australia," Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty told reporters, confirming NSW police were investigating at least 20 cases of needles being found in fruit including claims of needles being found in an apple and a banana.
The halt comes after needles were found in different brands in Australia.
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Det Supt Doherty said perpetrators, including copycats and consumers falsely claiming a discovery, could face up to 10 years in jail for food contamination.
No-one has been charged in relation to the tampering.
In Queensland, struggling growers have been boosted by the announcement of a NZ $1.1 million fund to assist them through the crisis.
Horticulture body Growcom has implored consumers to keep buying strawberries.
"Hang in there with us and our saying will be 'cut it up, don't cut us out'," Growcom chief executive David Thomson said.
The scare is expected to result in a review of fruit handling, storage and packaging following the police investigations, Mr Thomson said.
NSW authorities are investigating more than 20 incidents of needles found in strawberries.