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1. NZ mum stabbed to death in her Brisbane driveway.

A 35-year-old New Zealand man has allegedly stabbed his wife to death in the driveway of their Brisbane home as their four children aged between five and ten are believed to have been sleeping inside.

Sandra Peniamina, 29, suffered stab wounds to the face, neck and arms in the alleged attack which occurred around 10.30pm on Thursday.

Her husband,  Arona Peniamina was remanded in custody and did not apply for bail, set to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on April 18. He sustained hand injuries and was taken to Redcliffe.

The Courier Mail are reporting that shocked neighbours heard screams ringing out in the street before they called emergency services.

“It’s so distressing to see and hear this on your street,” neighbour Fiona Brunskill said.

Paramedics did everything to save the young mum and described the scene as one of “the worst” they’d every seen.

 

2. AFL condemns anti-muslim banner unfurled at MCG last night.

An offensive banner unfurled by anti-muslim protestors at the MCG last night has been condemned “in the strongest terms” by the AFL and the Magpies.

The banner, that was unveiled under one of the big screens not he ground, read: “Go Pies! Stop the mosques” and featured the of nationalist group the United Patriots Front.

 

The Collingwood supporters were immediately ejected from the ground for offensive behaviour, with MCG’s Twitter account saying the fans were booted “for displaying material that was deemed to be racist and offensive to others”.

The Coolingwood Football Club has since released a statement saying that if it appeared the protestors had any connection to the club, all ties would be cut.

“These people do not speak for Collingwood and are condemned by Collingwood. If it is established that they have a formal connection to the club, this connection will be severed,” the statement read.

“There is no place at Collingwood, or in our game, for such behaviour.”

At this stage, the league and the MCG are co-operating with police to investigate.

3. Autism in girls often unreported and missed or misdiagnosed.

Girls living with Autism are often misdiagnosed,misunderstood or missed completely says an Austism Support Group.

Danuta Bulhak-Paterson, a clinical psychologist who wrote a book about girls living with autism, Aspie Girl, told ABC News that Austism is much more difficult to diagnose and spot in young girls.

“They have a very different presentation to boys on the spectrum,” she said.

Statistics show that boys are four times as likely to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but experts like Bulhak-Paterson believe that those figures are misleading.

Specifically, experts are claiming girls are able to mask more obvious signs of ASD like an inability to socialise and communicate.

"They often give good eye contact," said Bulhak-Paterson.

"They're far better at imitating and often observe before they have a go. So they're real chameleons."

The comments come following today being recognised as World Autism Awareness Day.

4. Children form a human-shaped arrow to help police catch burglars on the run.

A group of kids in the UK have formed a human-shaped arrow in order to help police catch a couple of fleeing robbers.

The group of six to twelve year olds were out on an Easter egg hunt when they spotted the burglars on the run. In response, the kids formed to giant human arrow as a means of communicating to a National Police Air Service where the men was hiding in Surrey.

Surrey Police posted about the incident on Facebook and Twitter, confirming that two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The children have been congratulated for their initiative that proved "invaluable" to the search, according to NPAS Sergeant Paul Sochon.

“I’m sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search.

"But the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable.”

5. Study finds obesity a bigger problem than world hunger.

New research published on Friday in British medical journal The Lancet says that overeating is now a bigger global issue than world hunger.

The study found that there are more people in the world that are overweight than there are underweight.

The research also found that the problem is getting steadily worse, with the rate of obesity increasing 2.6-fold in the last 40 years. The number of obese people worldwide has also blown out from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014, the study found.

Nearly 13 per cent of the global population is now obese, compared with just over 9 per cent who are underweight.

Interestingly, the rise in the proportion of overweight and obese has been faster for men than women over the past 40 years.

 

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