Man charged over murder of woman and two children in Adelaide
A man has been charged with three counts of murder over the deaths of his partner and her two young children north of Adelaide.
The bodies of a 29-year-old woman, a six-year-old girl, and boy, aged 5, were found at a home on Jack Cooper Drive in Hillier on Monday.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald Chief Inspector Alby Quinn told reporters at the scene the incident appeared to be domestic violence-related.
Girlfriend rushes to Brazil to join search for missing Australian man
The girlfriend of a missing 25-year-old Australian man has flown to Brazil to help find him.
Rye Hunt, who grew up in Tasmania, set off on an around-the-world adventure last month but vanished in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 21.
The last sighting of Mr Hunt – captured on CCTV cameras - shows him at Galeao International Airport carrying a large backpack.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Hunt had been in contact with his girlfriend Bonnie Cuthbert every day during the trip. However, she has not heard from him since May 21.
“My need to have Rye back safe in my arms cannot be expressed in words” she wrote online.
Anyone with information should email Findrye@gmail.com
Crocodile attack victim was celebrating friend’s cancer recovery
A woman attacked by a crocodile in far north Queensland was in the area to help celebrate her friend’s recovery from cancer.
Cindy Waldron, 46, is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile in a night swim in the Daintree National Park. She was walking arm-in-arm with her friend Leeann Mitchell in knee-deep water along Thornton Beach at about 10.30pm on Sunday when Ms Waldron was attacked and swept away by a crocodile.
Ms Waldron, who is from Lithgow in New South Wales, was visiting Ms Mitchell to help celebrate the end of her treatment for cancer.
Crocodiles kill an average of two people in Australia every year.
Stars weigh in on domestic violence allegations against Johnny Depp
A host of celebrities, from Paul Bettany to Mickey Rourke, have reacted to Amber Heard’s accusations of domestic violence against Johnny Depp.
"All I'm saying-Domestic violence is a serious allegation. Trial by twitter is unhelpful. Let the facts come out before rushing to judgment" said Bettany yesterday.
Meanwhile Rourke told TMZ: “He’s a very low key guy, he’s always been really low key and a gentleman and not violent"
Other celebrities, such as Amanda de Cadenet, have retweeted messages of support for Heard, using the hashtag #IstandwithAmber
Calls to regulate button batteries
The deaths of two children and the hospitalisation of thousands more have prompted calls for tougher regulation of button batteries.
Swallowing the tiny batteries can cause severe internal organ injuries from the chemical reactions – and in some cases, such as 14-month-old Victorian baby Isabella Rees, death.
Choice, Kidsafe and a range of doctors believe the tougher standards are required for button battery powered products, which should have secure compartment and child resistant packaging.
Man arrested over racist comments aimed at Nova Peris
New South Wales police arrested a man yesterday who allegedly posted racist comments on Facebook aimed outgoing Northern Territory Labour senator Nova Peris.
The man, 64-year-old Chris Nelson, from Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast is a chiropractor and osteopath, claims his account was hacked.
He has been charged with using a carriage service to cause offence according to theABC.