Friday's news in 5 minutes.

1. Two young children missing in NSW after their mother left them alone in the park for 15 minutes.

Two young children, aged 10 and four, have been missing for more than 16 hours now, after their mother left them for 15 minutes in a park to play while she went to a friend’s house.

Police say at about 3pm yesterday William Bradbury, aged 10, and his little sister Savanah Bradbury, 4, were at Colley Park on West Street, Casino, when their mother left them unattended.

When she returned about fifteen minutes later, the two children were missing.

Police attended and began making extensive patrols, however the children were not located.

A witness has told police that they saw the two children walk away from the park on their own.

Overnight locals and police as well as SES conducted door knocks in the area and searched for the children, but they have not been located.

William Bradbury is described as Caucasian appearance, stocky build, mousey short hair, and he was wearing a black ‘bad boys’ t-shirt, blue shorts and no shoes.

Savannah Bradbury is described as Caucasian appearance, average height and build, with blonde curly hair, and she was wearing a pink dress with a purple shirt underneath, with white, black and pink coloured shoes.

Anyone who sights the children is asked to contact police immediately.

2. Woman wrongly diagnosed with late stage liver cancer unnecessarily given six months worth of chemotherapy.

This is the latest in a series of hospital bungles. Via IStock.

The woman was diagnosed with stage-four cancer and was put on a six-month course of chemotherapy at a NSW hospital after an oncologist also failed to check the surgeon’s diagnosis, The Daily Telegraph reports.

She received six months chemotherapy, but when the tumours failed to respond to treatment doctors ordered further testing and found out they were benign.

The surgeon and the oncologist were referred to the Medical Council but are still be practising.

This latest medical bungle follows a scandal after patients at St Vincent’s hospital were underdosed in their chemotherapy.

The NSW health care system has been plagued by a litany of errors, the latest Health Care Commission annual report, shows a 47 per cent rise in healthcare system complaints in five years.

3. Man missing after Tinder date in Bali found “playing the bongos in Thailand.”

A Perth man whose frantic friends and family reported him missing after a Tinder dater in Bali has been found -  playing bongos in Thailand.

Josh Goudswaard, a New Zealander who lives in Perth, was reported missing after not being heard from since November 1.

Mr Goudswaard was found alive by an American tourist on a Thailand beach on Thursday. A friend announced on Facebook that he had been found.


WA Today reports the post read: "Thanks to Trippin' Through Life and Brett Frischer, Josh was found in Thailand and I quote, 'Ya it was him. He's running around learning to play his hang drum. I told him his last name and he looked surprised. I'll make sure he realises how big this has become.”

New Zealand blogger, Trippin' Through Life told Mr Smith one of her followers, Mr Frischer, had recognised Josh on the beach.

"I can understand how one could get caught up wandering about on a beautiful beach and lose track of time and forget to tell anyone where he is..."

4. Educated women more likely to continue drinking alcohol throughout pregnancy.

Over a quarter of woman surveyed drank in the first trimester. Via IStock.

The Herald Sun reports that despite the warnings, it seems the message isn’t getting though with the study finding just over a quarter of woman surveyed drank only in the first trimester. But half of these were at moderate-high levels with a further quarter continuing drinking throughout pregnancy.

Professor Jane Halliday, MCRI group leader of public health genetics, told the Royal Women’s Hospital’s Cool Topics neonatal conference that "up to five per cent of children in mainstream settings may have FASD”.

Prof Halliday said: “It’s hidden among other conditions such as ADHD and behavioural problems. But clinicians don’t ask about alcohol in pregnancy because it attaches blame and stigma.

“In our focus groups highly educated women kept saying; I kept drinking until I was 12 weeks because I didn’t want people to know I was pregnant.

“Early in pregnancy is a very important stage of embryo development.

“Ideally women will plan pregnancies. If you stop contraception and start taking folate, stop drinking. It’s a totally preventable problem.”

5. Search for Matthew Leveson's remains called off.

Detectives yesterday ended their hunt for the remains of Matthew Leveson in dense bushland south of Sydney after spending more than a week scouring the area.

But his parents say the decision to call off the search has not dampened their resolve.

“We're now even more determined to find Matt,” his father Mark Leveson said.

Investigators were taken to the remote roadside site late last week by Mr Leveson's former boyfriend, Michael Atkins, who was acquitted of Leveson’s murder in 2009.

“Atkins, look over your shoulder,” Mr Leveson said.

6. Hillary Clinton urges her supporters not to lose hope.

Hillary Clinton has urged her supporters not to lose hope in progressive politics during her first official appearance since her loss to Donald Trump.

Mrs Clinton appeared on Wednesday night at a children's charity gala at Newseum in Washington, D.C.


She began her speech by admitting that appearing at the gala “wasn't the easiest” for her.

“There have been a few times this past week where all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book and our dogs and never leave the house again.”

Clinton who won the popular vote lost the electoral vote 232-306, in favour of now-President-elect Donald Trump.

She said, “I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election - I am, too, more than I can ever express,”

“But as I said last week, our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love, and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive and big hearted.”

She urged her supporters to have faith in their country.

“We need you. America needs you, your energy, your ambition, your talent. I know this isn't easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America was the country we thought it was. But please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children our worth it,” she said.

7. Schoolgirls do not feel safe walking across playground for fear of sexual victimisation.

Girls fear being sexually victimised by boys. Via IStock.

The study of girls in year 8 to 10 from five co-ed schools found that boys target their female classmates though sexual name-calling, making embarrassing comments about girls’ bodies and spreading rumours about their sexual activity.

Researchers found it was “psychological aggression” that “particularly undermines girls’ sense of safety at school,” The Advertiser reports.

Flinders University researcher Rosalyn Shute said focus groups had revealed some girls “don’t like to walk across a quadrangle” alone.

“They’ll get called flat-chested, surfboard. The boys tease them if they have hairy legs, or if they shave their legs they still cop it. They can’t win,” Prof Shute said.

“To some degree there is rumour-mongering as well. Damage to people’s sexual reputation is very hurtful.

“Australian boys know that the kind of behaviours they use are going to be hurtful. The girls take it to heart and the boys know it.”

She said girls see it daily.

“The thing is they are seeing this all around them as well. They are seeing others being treated the same way all the time, so it’s an everyday occurrence.”

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