Your speedy update on all the day’s big stories, Monday, April 28 2014
Geoff Heugill and wife charged with drug possession.
Former Australian Olympic medallist Geoff Heugill and his wife Sara Hills have been charged with drug possession. The pair allegedly locked themselves inside a disabled toilet on Saturday in the corporate area of Randwick Racecourse before they were discovered by police with a substance that authorities “believed to be cocaine.” Police were sent to find the couple after CCTV footage showed them walking into the toilet in the Moet Lounge. Police have confirmed the pair were taken into custody late Saturday, saying that they were found in possession of a ‘small quantity of white powder.’ Heugill and Hill, parents to two daughters aged two and three months, are set to appear in court next month.
Aussie 'hijacker' on his way home.
The Australian man at the centre of the Brisbane to Bali Virgin Airlines hijacking drama has finally spoken out and claims that the media have wrongly portrayed his actions and caused a 'huge misunderstanding.' Matt Lockley (left), who it was reported had attempted to hijack the flight mid-air, closing Bali's international airport, says that he actually had a panic attack on board, adding: "I just wanna use the toilet and by accident I knocked on the cockpit door." Lockley has praised Indonesian authorities, who arrested him at gunpoint on Friday, saying they "have provided me with a lot of care and support." Lockley won't be charged and is on a plane home to Australia.
Fertility breakthrough:Test your sperm at home.
Scientists in the US have announced their creation of a portable fertility test, which will enable men to test the quality of their sperm within their own homes. The American researchers say their fertility kit may be available to the public by next year. The DIY kit will enable men with fertility issues to test in privacy without having to make countless trips to the doctor (and the infamous "room with the magazines"). The creaters of the device, Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff, say that the tests can provide results with a few minutes. The pair are also working on developing a mobile app to allow men to compare their results and discuss them with their doctors.