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We’ve rounded up all the latest stories from Australia and around the world – so you don’t have to go searching.

1. NRL superstar Semi Radadra charged with assaulting his ex-partner.

Parramatta Eels star Semi Radadra has been charged with three counts of domestic violence following allegations of physical abuse from his former partner, including while she was nine months pregnant.

The 24-year-old was detained by police at Sydney Airport on Thursday night as he stepped off a plane from his native Fiji.

He was taken to Mascot police station where he was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm domestic violence and two counts of common assault domestic violence and an apprehended violence order, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The allegations were made by his estranged partner Perina Ting, also 24.

Radradra has been granted bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

2. Malcolm Turnbull with an election winning lead, poll shows.

Labor and the Coalition are neck and neck in the final hours of the election campaign, but Malcolm Turnbull is tipped to win, according to the final poll before tomorrow’s federal election.

The Ispos/Fairfax shows the parties are tied at 50 per cent a apiece on a two-party-preferred basis but that’s not enough to deliver Labor the 19 seats they need to win in order to form government.

According to the poll, fewer than one in five voters believe Opposition Leader Bill Shorten can win the election, despite half intending to vote for him or his part as their first or second preference.

Some commentators have chosen to interpret this as a sign we may actually be headed for a dead heat or a minority government.

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3. Former London major Boris Johnson ruled out of UK leadership race.

London’s former major Boris Johnson has ruled out a bid for the leadership of Britain’s conservative party in the fallout from last week’s shock Brexit result.

Johnson called a press conference this morning to say he would not be running to head up the Tories, meaning he will not replace outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron.

“Let us seize this chance and make this our moment to stand tall in the world,” he said.

“That is the agenda for the next prime minister of this country.

“But I must tell you, my friends … that having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me.”

4. Australian woman sentenced to death in Vietnam for heroin trafficking.

A Vietnam-born Australian woman has been sentenced to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap.

Nguyen Thi Huong, 73, was found guilty by the Ho Chi Minh City people’s court of possessing 36 bars of soap stuffed with 2.8kg of heroin as she was boarding a flight to Australia, according the Guardian.

Huong had said she was given the soap as a gift by a woman, whom she called Helen, while they were on a trip to the coastal city of Vung Tau.

5. North Perth child care centre facing disciplinary action after two children were abducted.

A North Perth child care centre is facing disciplinary action after two children were abducted and sexually assaulted.

The children were taken from the centre by an unknown man in April and were assaulted before being left in a nearby park, according to the ABC.

Staff were unaware they were missing until members of the public found them.

Vincenzo Mule, 53, has been charged in connection with the incident and will face court next week.

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