The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed within the United States.
This is the first known case in which a citizen fell ill and was diagnosed domestically.
The case is thought to be in the state of Texas.
More to come.
1. Australia could begin military action this weekend
News Limited reports that Australian military forces could begin military action in Iraq this Sunday.
An exclusive report says that RAAF super hornets and other air support combat are on standby for deployment into Iraq.
2. Young women reject politics due to sexism
A study has shown that young women are turning their backs on dreams of politics as they feel sexism will affect their career path.
The study showed that only 1% of young women dream of a future in politics.
33% said it would be easier to get their dream job if they were male.
50% of young women surveyed said that sexism affects their career path, and more than 75% have been the subject of sexist comments.
The study by Plan International showed that the only dream jobs they felt being female had an advantage was being a mother or an athlete.
3. Attempted baby snatching
A mother has told of her horror when a man tried to snatch her baby on a popular jogging route in Sydney’s west.
Dahlia Jones, 41, wrote on her Facebook page that the man, dressed in jeans with a blue scarf around his face tried to grab her pram while her baby was asleep.
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4. Peta Credlin backs burqa ban for parliament
Fairfax Media reports that the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Peta Credlin, has told Liberal National MP George Christensen she is sympathetic to a burqa ban in Parliament House – but only on security grounds, as she supported people’s right to wear the burqa in public
It is reported that she urged Mr Christensen to make his ban about security in parliament.
5. Nauru allegations of sexual assault
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson Young will today move a motion to request all incident reports logged at the Nauru detention centre relating to the misconduct of centre staff as well as requesting all complaints of sexual assault and child abuse made to case workers in the past 12 months.
It follows reports yesterday that 33 cases of sexual abuse involving children in detention centres in Australia have emerged.
Fairfax Media reports that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that they were of a “generalised nature”.