Former Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, 31, is in intensive care in hospital and facing the terrifying threat of losing the use of his left arm forever.
The report comes from Network Seven, which stated that the swimmer contracted an infection following surgery at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of Ronco sopra Ascona.
He is now under intensive care in Sydney, News.com reports.
A woman believed to be the mother of the baby abandoned in the Sydney suburb of Auburn has come forward, police say.
The woman came forward to a police station in the Flemington area at 2.15pm on today, 9 News reports.
She is currently being interviewed.
1. Peaches Geldof dead
Peaches Geldof has been found dead in her home in the UK. A mother of two, she was discovered by the police just after 1.35pm local time.
Her father, Bob Geldof, has confirmed her death. The police say her death was “sudden” and “unexpected”.
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2. “Hope” in MH370 search
There is fresh hope in the search for missing jet MH370 with Malaysia’s Transport Minister saying, “Miracles do happen.”
The statement came amidst news that underwater sounds that had been detected were consistent with that of an airline’s black box.
“Miracles do happen,” Hishamuddin Hussein told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur. “We continue to hope and pray for survivors.”
Retired Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston warned yesterday that it could take days to confirm whether the signals picked up by the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield are indeed from the black boxes that belonged to flight MH370.
3. Oscar Pistorius breaks down
Oscar Pistorius broke down in court at the beginning of his testimony.
The Paralympian is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day 2013.
He said he was “trying to protect” Reeva Steenkamp and said he could not imagine her family’s pain.
“There hasn’t been a moment since this tragedy happened that I haven’t thought about your family.”
“I wake up every morning and you’re the first people I think of, the first people I pray for. I can’t imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I’ve caused you and your family.