1. “I asked him.” Sarah Ristevski on the moment she confronted her dad over her mum’s death.
Borce Ristevski only recently had his prison sentence increased from nine to 13 years for the 2016 manslaughter of his wife Karen, and now his daughter has given her first ever interview.
During his trial, Sarah Ristevski refused to provide a victim impact statement, instead writing a glowing character reference for her father.
In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes which will air in full on Sunday, Sarah is asked by Liz Hayes: “Surely you asked your dad, ‘did you do this? Even after he was charged, did you ask him?'”
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“Hmmhmm,” she replies. “I asked him if he had anything to do with it.”
Speaking about her mum Karen, Sarah says: “She’s on my mind all the time. I can’t get it out of my head.”
Sarah was just 21 when her mother vanished from the family’s Melbourne home. Her body was found eight months later in bushland.
Her dad Borce denied any involvement in the death for three years, but last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
2. The World Health Organisation has announced coronavirus will now be named COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation has announced that the disease we’ve all been referring to as novel coronavirus will now be called COVID-19.
There are currently around 43,000 cases worldwide, with more than 1000 dead.
“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks,” said Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, in a press conference.
More than 300 scientists are dialing into the two day WHO summit in Geneva to talk through drugs, vaccines and ways to curb the growing virus which Adhanom says is “very much an emergency for China, but also one that holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world”.
A man in Britain who has been labelled a “super spreader” has apologised overnight – it’s believed he infected at least 11 other people including an eight-year-old during his travels after contracting it in China.