Friday afternoon's news in under 5 minutes.

We’ve rounded up all the latest stories from Australia and around the world – so you don’t have to go searching.

1. Three killed in Trainwreck cinema shooting.

Three people have been killed when a gunman opened fire on a theatre in the United States.

The Lafayette shooting occurred during a showing of Amy Schumer‘s new comedy, Trainwreck.

Image: Facebook.

The gunman, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was among the three people killed during the frightening incident. A further seven people were injured.

According to The New York Times, police chief Jim Craft said the extent of injuries “range from non life-threatening to critical.”

Police say the gunman used a handgun, but are yet to determine his motive.

2. Coroner reveals the cause of death for Nick Cave’s son.

The coroner’s office has revealed that Nick Cave’s son died from ‘multiple injuries’, an inquest heard today.

The Guardian reports the inquest into 15-year-old Arthur Cave’s death opened in Brighton in the United Kingdom today.

Arthur Cave, 15. Son of musician Nick Cave.

Arthur, who has a twin brother, was pronounced dead on July 14, after falling off a cliff.

The death was ruled to be caused by “multiple traumatic injuries due to a fall from a height.”

Related: Nick Cave asked us to do one thing. We should listen to him.

Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

3. A teenage girl has died after accidentally overdosing on paracetamol.

A 17-year-old girl from Britain has passed away after taking three times the recommended dose of paracetamol.

Georgia Littlewood told doctors she took the pain killers to treat a stomach ache.


She was later rushed to hospital and taken to the intensive care unit, where she died two days later of liver failure.

Georgia Littlewood, 17, accidentally overdosed on paracetamol. Image: Facebook.

News Corp reports the family expressed concern that the drug is available over-the-counter.

“You can buy paracetamol at 19p (40 cents) a packet in supermarkets — yet you should only be able to buy it from a pharmacist who tells you of the dangers,” they said in a statement. “You should not be able to go into the shop with no one giving any advice.”

4. Police investigate student for preaching Islamic extremism.

Counter-terrorism police are investigating a year 12 student at a Sydney high School, after he was accused of preaching extremism in the playground.

The 17-year-old is a student at Epping Boys High School.

ABC News reports authorities are concerned with the radicalisation of young Islamic teens in Australia.

Related: The creepy blogs persuading kids to join ISIS.

The school is co-operating with police.

5. Rapist nabbed thanks to DNA provided by a relative.

In a nationwide first, Adelaide police have arrested a man accused of raping two women in 2012 via the DNA of a relative.

According to Channel Nine, police linked DNA samples taken from the crime scenes to that of a relative of the 56-year-old suspect.

The man has now been charged for the sexual assault of the two women, aged 23 and 21.

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