1. The families of US kidnapping victims Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus have asked for privacy from the media after the two women returned home.
Amanda Berry returned to her sister’s home with her 6-year-old daughter and Gina De Jesus returned to her family’s home. Michele Knight is reportedly still in hospital but is “in good condition”.
2. Meanwhile, the women’s alleged captor, 52-year-old Ariel Castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. The fourth count of kidnapping relates to Berry’s 6-year-old child. As for Castro’s two brothers, police spokesperson Victor Perez said: “There is no evidence that these two individuals had any involvement.”
5. A boy from a QLD secondary school who reportedly threw a sandwich at the Prime Minister has denied the allegations.
Sixteen-year-old Kyle Thomson was suspended for two weeks after he allegedly threw the Vegemite sandwich at Julia Gillard when the Prime Minister was visiting his school in Logan.
Kyle told Channel 9 it was another student. “I hit the sandwich out of the kid’s hand because he threw it,” Kyle said. “There was another one, so I hit it out of his hand.”