1. Donald Trump confirms he will build the wall.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, his first since winning the election, Donald Trump has insisted that he will build the wall along the US-Mexico border.
President-elect Donald Trump also said he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records from the country immediately.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said
“But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
Trump told 60 Minutes that the wall which was one of his key election promises could consist of part wall and “some fencing.”
“For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,” he said. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
2. Earthquake hits New Zealand’s South Island.
New Zealand has been hit by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake leaving at least two people dead.
The tremor hit near Hanmer Springs some 90 kilometres from the South Island city of Christchurch at 12.02am local time.
The US Geological Survey said the quake generated a 2 metre tsumani with the first wave hitting the north east coast of the South Island around two hours after the first quake struck.
New Zealand Civil Defence said the risk of tsunami activity would continue for several hours and evacuated people living in low lying coastal areas.
The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, confirmed that there were at least two deaths. Mr Key said that one person was found dead among the rubble of a historic homestead in Kaikoura. The second person suffered a heart attack during the quake.
There have been more than 100 aftershocks with people from as far afield as Auckland to Dunedin feeling the quake.
3. PM banned from 2017 Mardi Gras.
The Prime Minister has said he doesn’t mind being banned as an official guest from attending Sydney’s 2017 Mardi Gras.
Over the weekend the Mardi Gras annual general meeting decided Malcolm Turnbull would be taken off the invitation list over the government’s same sex marriage plebiscite policy.
But Mr Turnbull has told Sky News he will still enjoy the celebrations
“I’ve had so many invitations from friends to go to their Mardi Gras parties that if Lucy and I do decide to go to the Mardi Gras next year we’ll have no shortage of opportunities and cheerful company to enjoy it with.”
4. Perth-based man missing in Bali after Tinder date.
The family of a Perth-based New Zealand man say he is missing after going to Bali with a woman he met on the dating app Tinder.
Josh Goudswaard, 32, was due to fly back to Perth on November 6 but he never left Bali and a missing persons report has been placed with the New Zealand Police.
He told colleagues he was going on holiday with a woman called Anita he met on Tinder.
Nine News reports that his mobile phone is now no longer connected.
Friend Aaron Smith said none of his friends or family had been in touch since October 30.
“I’m asking everyone for their thoughts, prayers and any information leading to the speedy recovery of this legend please,” he said.
“A dear friend, warm heart and a very kind soul. Very good with the ladies and would give the shirt off his back to anyone, and he has. He’s been missing for 14 days now and it’s totally out of character, leaving his business and staff in limbo.
“Phones been disconnected and not replying to emails.”
Smith said no one had met the girl “supposedly named Anita nor do we know her surname”.
5. Toddler dies after drinking unpasteurised milk.
A coroner has found that a Melbourne toddler died after the consumption of unpasteurised milk.
The three-year-old boy died in 2014 from a severe complication of E. coli infection, Victorian Coroner Audrey Jamieson found.
His family had started buying unpasteurised Mountain View Organic Dairy bath milk a couple of months prior after the child was diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten, eggs and dairy.
The toddler’s father knew the milk was labelled “not to be drunk”, but it looked like every other milk container and he “would be surprised if anyone used it for cosmetic purposes.”
He and the toddler’s mother had the milk in their tea and he said he thought it might be easier for the toddler to drink, so occasionally put a small amount in his formula.
Ms Jamieson found on the balance of probabilities the child’s death was most likely linked to the consumption of the milk, reports The Guardian.
She cleared Mountain View Farm of any wrongdoing. She said the milk was appropriately labelled as bath milk and not for consumption.
The Coroner did not make any recommendations saying the regulation of unpasteurised milk in Victoria had been properly managed after the boy’s death.
“If members of our community choose to drink farm-gate unpasteurised milk, that is their choice,” the coroner said.
“However, they should do so in the knowledge that it may contain harmful bacteria.”
6. Tonight’s super moon will be the biggest in 70 years.
Tonight the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest in almost 70 years as a rare superman makes its luminous presence felt worldwide.
The best vantage point, according to Weatherzone, is watching the moon rise at from the east.
According to NASA, no matter where you are located in the world as long as the clouds stay away, you’ll be able to see the super moon. The moon can appear as much as 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a full moon at its furthest orbital point.
Don’t miss it because the moon will not come as close again until 2034.
The closest full moon of the whole of the 21st century will fall on December 6, 2052.
7. Hundreds join Walnut the whippet on his final walk after Facebook invitation.
Hundreds of strangers have come together to farewell a dog named Walnut in an act of kindness bringing tears to the eyes of those who witnessed it.
The dog’s owner, Mark Woods, decided that at 18 years of age Walnut needed to be put out of his misery.
But before going to the vet to have his beloved whippet put down, Woods took him to his favourite Cornish beach for one last walk.
After putting out the call on Facebook, hundreds of well-wishers came along to say goodbye to Walnut.
Wrapped in a blanket, Walnut was carried by Woods along Porth Beach on Saturday (UK time), while dozens of other dogs brought by their owners supported him.
Woods walked Walnut to the sea and allowed him to dip in paws in the water for one last time.
He said, “I didn’t want to just sit here moping around, I thought we should go for a last walk so his day was reasonably normal, and mine was reasonably normal as well.”
Later that day Walnut was put to sleep.
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