1. Charlotte Dawson
The Daily Telegraph report that Charlotte Dawson was focused upon her lost love with Olympian Scott Miller on the day that she died.
In a bittersweet tribute television presenter Richard Wilkins has written of his great friendship with Charlotte Dawson and of their last conversation.
For more read this post here.”Charlotte Dawson’s last conversations”.
2. Madeline McCann investigation
Scotland Yard have been given access to a secret confidential file by Portuguese police which details a spate of break-ins in and around Praia da Luz, the resort from where Madeleine disappeared when she was three in May 2007, and the abuse of some children during some burglaries.
3. Murder of Mum Maddie Murphy-West
The Herald Sun has revealed disturbing SMSs at the centre of an investigation into the murder of a young Melbourne mother Maddison Murphy-West.
Maddison was allegedly killed last year whilst at home with her 20-month old son.
Police are investigating whether the scene was made to look like murder.
The SMSs show the young Mum feared for her life.
“So now he’s going to kill me” read one. And another said “He bashed me, choked me today. I can’t have that in front of my son.”
4. One punch death
A 21-year-old Caloundra man will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning charged with the one punch murder of Bruce Steensen, 53 on Saturday night.
5. 14-year old boy attacked
Police are hunting for a gang of teenagers who attacked a 14-year old boy in Melbourne on Saturday night.
The group of men are said to be of Sudanese or African descent.
They stabbed 14-year old Ben Phillips four times in his back, as he walked a girl home from a party in Cranbourne.
Police are appealing for witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
6. Australia asks Cambodia to take asylum seekers
Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop has asked Cambodia to take a small group of asylum seekers.
However there are concerns from groups such as Human Rights Watch that the country is in too much turmoil.
“Basic rights, such as freedom of expression, assembly and association, are under regular attack, while corruption is rampant, severely affecting the enjoyment of basic economic and social rights by a very poor citizenry”. Human Rights Watch has said.
7. Sochi Games Closing Ceremony
The controversial Winter Olympics in Sochi have come to a close with Australia departing without a single gold medal for the first time since the Nagano Games in 1998.
IOC President Thomas Bach, at the Closing Ceremony, declared the games over saying “Through you, everybody with an open mind could see the face of a new Russia: efficient and friendly, patriotic and open to the world.