1. Michael Schumacher
Seven time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition after a skiing accident in France has left him ‘fighting for his life’.
Doctors who have been treating Schumacher said at a news conference that it was too early to say what the driver’s prognosis might be and that they cannot guarantee his recovery.
The driver remains in a critical condition in hospital in Grenoble with head injuries suffered on Sunday morning at the resort of Meribel.
His family are at his bedside.
Schumacher underwent surgery on arrival at the University Hospital. He remains in a coma and the medical team treating him said that they are working “hour by hour”.
2. TC Christine
Tropical cyclone Christine is battering the Pilbara coast, forcing people to take shelter as it brings strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm tides.
The Category 3 storm crossed the coast overnight with wind gusts of 200km/h expected near its centre.
The Bureau of Meteorology said at 1am (WST) Christine was estimated to be 150km west southwest of Port Hedland and 50km east southeast of Karratha and moving southwest at 16km/h.
3. Missing father–of-three found dead
In devastating news missing father-of three Nick Eade has been found dead at Manly beach in Sydney.
The 37-year left his family home on the morning of November 26 to head to work as a producer on Channel 7’s Fast Ed cooking show.
He last contacted his wife, Trish Heagerty, that afternoon via text message to say he would be home late, signing off: “Love you heaps xx”.
Police were called to the beach about 5pm on Sunday after a member of the public found the body.
Police do not believe the death was suspicious.
4. WHO to act on sugar
The World Health Organisation is considering radically changing its recommendations on sugar intake.
For more read this post here. “ Health warning: Sugar recommendations to be changed”.
5. Russian ship
Passengers and some crew on a ship stuck in thick ice in Antarctica are to be taken off by helicopter once the weather permits, Russian officials say.
News of the decision came after the Australian icebreaker, Aurora Australis had to turn back.
The Russian-flagged research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck in ice for nearly a week. It is carrying 74 scientists, tourists and crew.