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1. Suspect named, five police officers dead after protest shootings.
Five police officers have been killed, and at least seven more shot, after snipers fired at officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas.
Texas resident Micah Xavier Johnson has been named as a suspected gunman in the attack. Johnson, 25, was a resident of the Dallas area with no known criminal history or links to terror groups, news.com.au reports.
The suspect was killed with a robotic explosive after negotiations broke down, Dallas police have confirmed.
“We cornered one suspect and tried to negotiate for several hours,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a press conference. “Our negotiations broke down. We had an exchange of gunfire. We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot.”
He said the suspect clearly stated he “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
“He was upset about Black Lives Matter,” Brown added.
He would not say how others in custody may be connected to the shooting.
CNN reports that previously, authorities had said three people were in custody.
Brown earlier said two gunmen shot at “police officers from elevated positions during the protest.”
2. Search for missing Victorian baby continues.
Police are still searching for a missing baby from Victoria, who is believed to be sleeping rough with his parents.
On Thursday, a public appeal was launched to help find 12-month-old baby Beau Lachmund. Police have concerns about his welfare.
Baby Beau is understood to be in the care of his parents Dean Lachmund and Brooke Billing.
Their whereabouts are unknown, but police say they been known to sleep in their car in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston areas, and have limited access to money.
Investigators have released an image of a car similar to the one owned by the parents, a fawn 2001 Ford Forte station wagon with Victorian registration RES-705.
Mr Lachmund took to Facebook on Thursday to post a photo he claimed was taken that day, and to write: "all good."
Dean is described as Caucasian, about 175 cm tall with a thin build. Brooke is described as Caucasian, about 155 cm tall, with a thin build.
Anyone who sees the parents should call Mornington Police Station on (03) 5970 4900.
3. Woman in WA suitcase suffered "significant" injuries
A woman whose body was found last week inside a suitcase in Perth suffered "significant" injuries, police say.
The suitcase was discovered floating in the Swan River by a member of the public on Saturday morning, ABC News reports.