1. Woman killed by the dog she called her “best friend” was trying to protect visitor.
A woman has died after being attacked by her dog - her "best friend" - in suburban Canberra in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
It has been revealed that the mother-of-three, Tania Klemke, was trying to save a man visiting her house in Watson after the animal began to attack, News Corp reports.
She put herself in harm's way to protect the visitor, according to ACT Police who spoke to AAP, and died at the scene at 3:40am on Wednesday.
Police, who were called to the scene by concerned neighbours, shot the dog as it wouldn't let them provide medical assistance to the woman. The man, who was also injured, was taken to hospital where he is reportedly in a stable condition.