News in 5: Friend allegedly killed Angry Anderson's son; Diver dies in jet crash search.; Federer: Serena Williams went 'too far'.

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1. Son of Angry Anderson allegedly killed by close friend.

The man being questioned by police after the son of rock singer Angry Anderson was killed in a violent and bloody attack on Sydney’s northern beaches was one of his closest friends.

9News reported the young man was allegedly found beating his former friend Liam Anderson who was unconscious with serious head injuries.

It took several officers and the use of pepper spray to restrain the 20-year-old, who police say they found forcefully beating Anderson early on Sunday at Queenscliff.

An emergency services helicopter arrived at the scene to transport Anderson to hospital, but he died as it was taking off, police said.

The alleged attacker was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with their inquiries at Manly Police Station.

Neighbours told 9News they heard “really aggressive moaning” around the time of the attack.

Detective Inspector Michael Boutouridis described it as a “bloody” attack and said it was “quite possible” the alleged attacker was under the influence of drugs during the assault.

Police are expected to lay murder charges.

Angry Anderson was on tour with his band Rose Tattoo in Perth was woken by a call from his eldest son Galen who broke the news. He has returned home to be with his family.

A statement on behalf of Angry Anderson was issued on Sunday afternoon, confirming the death of his son and asking the media and public to respect the family’s privacy.

Friends of the 26-year-old gathered at the scene on Sunday afternoon laying flowers and handwritten notes.

2. Indonesian diver dies in jet crash search.


An Indonesian rescue diver has died in a search operation for a jet that crashed early this week near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

News of the death of Syachrul Anto, 48, came on Saturday as authorities revealed divers had reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the sea floor and a ping locator had detected a signal possibly from the cockpit voice recorder.

Anto died on Friday while diving to search for victims of the crashed plane, search and rescue agency Basarnas said.

“Deepest condolences for the passing of a humanitarian hero from the Indonesian Diving Rescue Team,” chief officer Muhammad Syaugi said in a news release.

It was not immediately clear how Anto perished. His family had chosen not to conduct an autopsy and asked for his remains to be buried immediately, Basarnas spokesman Yusuf Latif told Reuters.

Among other missions, Anto was also one of the main divers involved in the search for an AirAsia jet that crashed off Borneo in late 2014.

Rescue divers have been crucial in recovering human remains and pieces of the wrecked near-new Boeing Co. 737 MAX that smashed into the sea early on Monday, 13 minutes after it took off from Jakarta.

As of Saturday a total of 73 body bags, few containing intact remains, had been recovered but only four of the victims had been identified.

Divers have been searching through debris on the muddy sea bed for a second black box from the jet, as investigators try to get data from a partly damaged recorder recovered on Thursday.

The pilot of flight JT610 had asked for, and received, permission to turn back to Jakarta but what went wrong remains a mystery.

“Two engines and more landing gear have been found,” Syaugi said.

“I haven’t seen it myself but I got information from some divers that they have seen the fuselage,” he said at a news conference at a Jakarta port where body bags, debris and passenger belongings are first taken.

The sea is only 30 m deep at the crash site but strong currents and nearby pipelines have hampered the search.

Visiting the search operation headquarters at Jakarta’s port on Friday, President Joko Widodo thanked rescue officials and the military involved and appealed for them to step up the search.


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3. Pamela Anderson demands Scott Morrison bring Julian Assange home.

Pamela Anderson has called on Scott Morrison to defend WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and help bring him back to Australia.

The former Baywatch star said the prime minister should be proud of the work done by Australian-born Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years.

Anderson denied rumours she was anything more than a close friend of Assange, but told the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes that their relationship was a “romantic struggle”.

Anderson, who struck up a friendship with Assange over their shared interest in activism, believes the Australian government should be doing more to help him.

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in 2012 after British courts ordered his extradition to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual molestation case.

That case has been dropped but supporters have said Assange fears he could be extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy. WikiLeaks published US diplomatic and military secrets when Assange ran the operation.

“Defend your friend and get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him and throw him a parade when he gets home,” Anderson said, when asked about her message for Mr Morrison.


Anderson confirmed she is in a relationship with French footballer Adil Rami, but said her bond with Assange was a “romantic struggle” to “educate the world”.

“We don’t have a romantic relationship, but I feel very close to him and I feel closer to him than I think a lot of people have gotten to him,” she said.

She dismissed suggestions that Assange told her what to say, adding: “I think I am valuable in some way because I think people think he’s a computer screen and I humanise him.”

4.  Roger Federer says Serena Williams went ‘too far’ in US Open final.

Roger Federer told the Sunday Times that fellow tennis legend Serena Williams “went too far” in her outburst during September’s US Open final.

Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racket abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a liar and a thief during her defeat by Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

Federer said the incident got out of control.

“I feel like Serena should have walked away,” he told the Sunday Times.

“She went too far. She should have walked earlier.”

He did however, say her actions were “a little bit excusable” because “the umpire maybe should not have pushed her there. It’s unfortunate, but an incredible case study.”

Osaka’s first grand slam win was overshadowed by Williams’ outbursts. Williams was later fined $17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for the code violations.


5. Jewish nurse treated US synagogue suspect.

A Jewish nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect says he saw confusion but not evil in the man’s eyes, and that his own actions stemmed from love.

“I’m sure he had no idea I was Jewish,” registered nurse Ari Mahler wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday about suspect Robert Bowers.

Bowers was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the October 27 rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead.

“I didn’t say a word to him about my religion,” Mahler said in the post .

“I chose not to say anything to him the entire time. I wanted him to feel compassion. I chose to show him empathy. I felt that the best way to honour his victims was for a Jew to prove him wrong.”

Bowers, 46, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a 44-count grand jury indictment charging him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes, for which he could face the death penalty.

Authorities say Bowers raged against Jews during and after the massacre. He remains jailed without bail.

Mahler said he didn’t see evil in Bowers’ eyes but “a clear lack of depth, intelligence, and palpable amounts of confusion”, and that he treated the shooting suspect out of love.