Tuesday's news in 5 minutes.

1. Father caught intruder holding his two-year-old daughter inside their home.

A father experienced the horror of finding a stranger holding his two-year-old daughter inside his living room in Arizona, US.

The man awoke to the sound of his daughter crying and went to investigate, seeing the girl sitting on a disheveled man’s lap, The Washington Post reports.

“I’m your friend,” the man, later identified as 34-year-old Oren Aharon Cohen, told the father.

The father attempted to stop Cohen from fleeing and he was arrested at the apartment complex.

He was charged with second-degree burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Cohen told police he had been drinking with a friend who lived in the same block of flats prior to the incident, and remembered little of the evening.

A police report of the incident stated: “Oren advised with 100 per cent certainty that he did not perform or engage in any sexual acts with the victim of this incident.

“Once it was relayed to Oren that the victim in his incident was a two-year-old female, he became very upset and broke down crying.”

“Oren said he would never hurt a child and does not remember the details of this incident because he was ‘black out drunk.'”

2. Son of killed Adelaide Crows coach set to appear in court today.

The son of killed Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh will face court for the first time since being found not guilty of his father’s murder.

Cy Walsh is due to appear at the Supreme Court today for submissions, Australian Associated Press reports.

His ongoing treatment and the amount of time he will be detained in a psychiatric facility is likely to be discussed.

The 27-year-old was deemed to be mentally incompetent when he fatally stabbed his father 20 times at the family home in Adelaide in July 2015.

At the time, Walsh was suffering a psychotic episode as a result of undiagnosed schizophrenia, the Supreme Court ruled in September.

3. Disgraced NRL player avoids US jail time, despite victim’s pleas.

Former Wests Tigers’ NRL player Matthew Lodge will avoid a US jail sentence for assaults and threats made on a night in New York last year.

The 21-year-old, who remained in Australia for sentencing, had fulfilled the requirements of a plea deal struck a year ago that involved community service in Australia and in-patient treatment for alcohol and anger management, reports.

The plea was struck so the fromer NRL player could avoid up to 25 years jail-time in the US, which he faced at the time.

In the early hours of October 16, 2015, Lodge harassed and threatened two women on an Upper West Side street.

He then assaulted a local man, Joseph Cartright, who came to help the women.


Lodge forced his way into Mr Cartright’s apartment where he smashed furniture and terrified Mr Cartright’s wife Ruth Fowler and her young son.

The family, along with one of the other female victims, have filed a US$1.2 million (AUD$1.7 million) civil lawsuit against Lodge.

4. Girl who tweeted from Aleppo makes it to safety.

The seven-year-old girl who captured the world’s attention with her candid tweets about living in war-torn Syria has been safely evacuated.

Bana al-Abed was evacuated from Aleppo on Monday, a Turkish non-Government organisation announced on social media.

“This morning @AlabedBana was also rescued from #Aleppo with her family. We warmly welcomed them,” the Humanitarian Relief Foundation wrote on its Twitter account, sharing an IHH aid worker’s picture with the girl.

Bana’s tweets gave her many followers an insight into day-to-day life in the besieged city.

Tweets, such as: “I am very afraid I will die tonight. This bombs will kill me now. – Bana #Aleppo,” were retweeted thousands of times.

5. Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead by gunman screaming ‘We die in Aleppo, you die here’.

The Russian ambassador to Ankara has been shot dead in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital by a gunman shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo”.

He also screamed “Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here.”

Andrei Karlov’s death was confirmed by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday.

“We regard this as a terrorist act”, Ms Zakharova said.

Video footage of the assassination shows the gunman shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria”.

The city’s mayor has confirmed the gunman was an off-duty Ankara police officer. He was shot dead by police following the attack.

6. Hunt for missing Victorian woman Karen Ristevski continues today.

The renewed search for missing mother Karen Ristevski will continue northwest of Melbourne today, after yesterday’s police efforts failed to produce any clues.

The large-scale hunt for Ms Ristevski, who was last seen at her home in Avondale Heights on 29 June, continues as police hope for a breakthrough in the case.

The Herald Sun reports that yesterday’s search efforts yielded no results.

Missing Persons Squad detectives, Search and Rescue members, Air Wing and mounted police are all involved in the extensive search of rural areas around Toolern Vale and Gisborne.

SES crews are also helping, along with specialist cadaver dogs, used to find human remains.

A number of dams in the area were drained as police hunted for clues.

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