1. Murder/ Suicide Investigation
An autopsy will be carried out today on the bodies of four-year old Eeva Dorendahl-Hutchings and her father Greg Hutchings.
Police have confirmed they are investigating an apparent murder-suicide but the cause of death will be determined by the NSW Coroner.
News Limited have reported that the investigation will focus on whether drowning or poisoning could have killed four-year-old Eeva after no weapons were found at the crime scene on Pottsville Beach.
Mr Hutchings mother Diana yesterday said she did not believe her son had killed his daughter.
“I don’t believe it was a murder-suicide, no,” she said yesterday.
2. Madeleine McCann arrests possible
British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have flown to Portugal to interview three suspects.
A team from Scotland Yard has flown to the Algarve to liaise with Portuguese police after British authorities sent a letter requesting help tracing three burglars who were in the area when Madeline disappeared.
3. Woman dies in Sydney CBD
A woman who was trapped under a bus in Sydney yesterday afternoon has died overnight in hospital.
The 53-year old woman was dragged several metres by the bus and became wedged in the axles when the accident happened in Sydney’s CBD. She was trapped for more than two hours.
The bus driver, a 70-year-old man, was not injured but was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Police appeal for anyone who witnessed the event to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
4. Turnbull backs ABC
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed the ABC after the Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the broadcaster took “everyone’s side but Australia’s”.
Mr Turnbull told Fairfax Media that the ABC was rightly accountable to its board of directors, not politicians.
”What’s the alternative … the editor-in-chief [of the ABC] becomes the prime minister?” he said. ”Politicians, whether prime ministers or communications ministers, will often be unhappy with the ABC … but you can’t tell them what to write.”