1. Miracle survival
A four-year old girl has miraculously survived a 30m fall from the eighth floor of an apartment complex on the Gold Coast.
The girl fell onto trees below the unit at Broadbeach after playing hide and seek with her babysitter.
A witness told Nine News that the little girl crawled out of the bushes after the 30m fall.
The ABC report that she broke her leg and suffered some abdominal injuries and was in a serious but stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
2. Pistorius sentencing
The Oscar Pistorius sentencing has witnessed dramatic scenes as the sister of Pistorius left in tears after a man who has described himself as a hitman was accused of ‘mouthing obscenities’ at her.
Aimee Pistorius said she was “very intimidated” by the presence of a former boxer, Mikey Shultz who has previously confessed to the killing of a businessman but avoided prosecution as part of a deal.
Sky News reports that she was led away “shaking and sobbing” as the court broke up for lunch.
3. Air France Plane grounded over Ebola
A man – said to be a Priest who had been assisting Ebola patients in Africa – has been taken from an Air France plane in Madrid and escorted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola.
The plane was grounded in Madrid. All passengers have now disembarked and the plane will be disinfected reports The Wall Street Journal.
3. Clipboard Man
A man without a protective suit seen assisting the transfer of US Ebola patient Amber Vinson has been making waves in social media with questions being asked “ Who is #clipboardguy?”
In stark contrast with everyone else on the runway he wore no protective gear.
“Who’s the idiot with the clipboard” raged The Daily Mail’s headline.
While the world waited wondering how vulnerable the man was the question has finally been answered.
Phoenix Air told GMA that it’s best that at least one person on a medical crew not wear a hazmat suit.
“Our medical professionals in the biohazard suits have limited vision and mobility and it is the protocol supervisor’s job to watch each person carefully and give them verbal directions to ensure no close contact protocols are violated,”
“There is absolutely no problem with this and in fact ensures an even higher level of safety for all involved.”
The clipboard-carrying official didn’t appear to make any contact with nurse Amber Vinson.
4. Professor says Abbott is an “abo lover”
A Sydney University professor who was part of the Federal Government English curriculum review has a poked fun at “bogans”, “Mussies” and “Chinky-Poos”.