1. 250 dead in Cairo protests
At least 250 people have been killed in Egypt after a police crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi in the capital city of Cairo. A cameraman for Britain’s Sky News was among those killed.
2. A New Zealand woman has reportedly driven 300 kilometres while sleep driving.
Police started searching for the woman after a friend who was concerned for her welfare contacted them to say she’d taken out her car after taking sleeping pills. They found her after five hours and she had no recollection of the journey. Senior sergeant Dave Litton told the media: “We have sought an urgent order forbidding her to drive and to seek medical advice on her suitability to remain holding her driver’s licence.”
3. Naval tragedy in India
India’s worst naval disaster in 40 years has seen up to 18 sailors die, after a submarine accidentally exploded underwater on Wednesday. Navy divers yesterday entered the submarine, but detected no signs of life. An inquiry into why the submarine exploded is currently being conducted.
4. Latham comments on Abbott’s “sex appeal” slip
Former Labor leader Mark Latham has commented on Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s comments about candidate Fiona Scott, who he said had “sex appeal”. Latham told Melbourne Radio Station 3AW that Abbott’s comments, “showed very bad judgement and it shows he has low standards.”
Shockingly, Latham continued, “She’s a rather plain ordinary-looking woman and Abbott has exaggerated massively to try and win her vote among the blokes …Tony had the beer goggles on and in politics they say it’s showbiz for ugly people and I don’t think she’ll [Fiona] be out of place.”