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    Help Catch This Man...

    This is the man police want to interview over the sexual assault of a
    teenage girl in a park in East Caulfield last Thursday morning.

    16 year old was assaulted and forced to the ground as she walked near
    Caulfield Recreation Reserve on Dudley Street around 8 o'clock that

    The suspect ran away when a jogger got close.
    .. police are after a man in his 20's, has a pointy nose and chin and was wearing a mid blue
    Everlast hoody

    Got some info? Make confidential contact with Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

    Windy Weather Returning Thursday

    The Weather Bureau forecasts wind gusts to 110 km/h in Melbourne on Thursday with average winds of about 60km/h.

    You can find the latest forecast and the links to weather warnings from the BoM here:

    And the State Emergency Service has these tips:

    • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
    • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and/or balcony.
    • Keep clear of any fallen power lines.

    For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

    by Melbourne News Team edited by Kris.McKenzie 7/30/2014 4:48:13 AM
    Nearly half of all young drivers have had their first car bought by their family.

    The RACQ research also found boys were more likely to borrow money from the “Bank of Mum and Dad” than girls.

    The average parental spend was around $10,000, approximately $3000 more than if the young drivers were to have purchased it themselves using finance.

    • After months of conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, a ceasefire has been agreed to in Eastern Ukraine overnight. US President Barack Obama says he not confident the truce will hold.. but if it does, tough sanctions on Moscow could be lifted. Australian Investigators may also return to the MH-17 crash site if the calm continues. 
    • Australia could be involved in airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq - if we are asked to do so. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's been in discussions at the NATO conference in Wales - and has agreed the Western World needs to tackle the situation head on.  
    • India has pledged not to build nuclear weapons with any uranium it buys from Australia, following the signing of a landmark deal. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signed a nuclear safeguards agreement with his Indian counterpart - overturning a long-standing export ban with the country.
    • The owner of the Rozelle convenience store destroyed in an explosion has become a key person of interest in the investigation. It's being reported today that Sydney police are looking into Adeel Kahn's financial records, and why he was at the store so soon. The bodies of three people were yesterday pulled from the rubble.
    • Court documents reveal the Gold Coast Police's compelling evidence against a 28 year old bodybuilder charged with Murder following a Kiwi woman's balcony fall last month - The secret audio allegedly records the man threatening to throw Warriena Wright from the Surfers Paradise balcony while she begged to go home. 
    • A 54 year old man has become the second Australian to die surfing in Indonesia in as many months, while searches for another continue. Queensland father of three Peter Maynard is still missing, after abandoning his personal possessions in a Bali hotel. His family believe he was last seen going for a surf in calm conditions. 
    • The Immigration Minister is seeking a full report into an Iranian asylum seeker who was left brain-dead -- after contracting a skin infection on Manus Island - he's since had his life support switched off at a Brisbane hospital. 


    There's an Ebola Virus scare on the Gold Coast.

    Information is still coming through, but it's understood a man has been rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital this morning.

    The Southport man had only recently returned from a trip to Africa's western region, and had been unwell for several days.

    Paramedics transporting the man are wearing protective clothing, and the man is being assessed in an isolated part of the hospital.

    The current outbreak of Ebola has killed 2300 people, but a vaccine is in the early stages.


    Oscar Pistorious has been found guilty of culpable after the shooting death of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

    The verdict comes a day after South African Judge Thokozile Masipa found the Bladerunner not guilty of premeditated murder.

    Masipa said the celebrity amputee's actions were negligent.

    "The accused acted negligently when he fired shots into the toilet door knowing there was someone behind the door. A reasonable person would have foreseen the possibility that the person behind the door might have been killed by the shots."

    Steenkamp was killed on Valentine's Day in 2013. 

    Pistorious has also been found guilty of firing a loaded weapon in a Johannesburg restaurant. 

    James Hird has formally lodged an appeal to the Full Federal Court.

    James Hird's statement:

    I have today lodged an appeal with the Federal Court against the decision of Justice Middleton in Hird v Asada. I have been advised and believe that there are strong reasons why that decision is incorrect and that this is the proper and appropriate course to vindicate the legal rights of the EFC and its players.

    The challenge to the lawfulness of the joint investigation was and is an important step in showing that the Essendon Football Club, its players and staff were submitted to a compromised investigation and were treated unfairly. If we don’t appeal our players may be stained forever by the innuendo, misconceptions and falsities that resulted from an investigation that we believe was conducted unlawfully.

    It is important that an investigation based on unlawfully gathered information never occurs again to any person, sporting club or organization.

    ASADA plays an extremely important role in the fight against drugs in sport and must work within the Act  under which it operates.

    Throughout my playing career I vehemently opposed the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport. My stance as a coach has been and is exactly the same.

    At no time in the 2012 season did I believe any Essendon player was exposed to any supplement or drug that fell outside the WADA, ASADA or AFL code. Two years since the end of that season I still do not believe any Essendon player took anything illegal. No one has shown me any evidence that would lead me to believe differently.

    I am extremely sorry for the pain this saga has caused the players of the Essendon Football Club, their families, the Essendon Football Club staff, the Essendon Football Club supporters and the football industry as a whole.

    I am requesting expedition of this appeal and will not ask for a stay of the notices. The players and ASADA will be able to continue with the show cause process whilst a full court deals with the legality of the investigation.

    I have not taken this decision lightly. I believe this is the right course or action and is in the best interests of the Essendon Football Club, its players, the supporters and the game.

    The short term simple approach would be to acquiesce and plead guilty to ASADA even though the players, the club and myself do not believe we have breached the rules.  It would be a lie as would pleading out of the proceedings when I, my lawyers and the Essendon Football Club lawyers firmly believe that the investigation was conducted unlawfully and an appeal will be successful.


    Australia will begin bombing raids in Iraq targetting terrorist group the Islamic State. 

    The National Security Council met in Canberra this morning to sign off on the raids after receiving clearance from the Iraqi Government. 
    ISIL must be disrupted and degraded at home and abroad.

    "Today cabinet has authorised Australian airstrikes in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi Government," said Prime Minister Tony Abbott. 

    Mr Abbott says the mission is in Australia's best interests.

    "It an essentially humanitarian mission, yes it is a combat deployment but it is an essentially humanitarian mission to protect the people of Iraq and ultimately the people of Australia from the murderous rage of the ISIL death cult."
    Australian Special Forces soldiers will also be moved in to Iraq assisting local forces pending final legal documentation. 

    Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin said the mission is imminent "over the coming days I won't be specific."

    Mr Abbott stressed Australia was not going to war.

    "I know that you'd love that headline but it's strictly not accurate.

    We we are engaged in combat operations. But these are combat operations against an insurgency in support of the legitimate government of Iraq."

    Allen Christensen Is Officially A Brisbane Lion

    The Brisbane Lions have
    officially recruited 
    Geelong midfielder Allen
    in exchange for pick 21 at this year's
    national draft.

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    Tony Abbott's sent his condolences to Gough Whitlam's family after his death today. The PM describing him as a "giant of his time" #NewsRoom
    Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98.

    His children Tony, Nicholas, Stephen and Catherine issued a statement about their father's death on Tuesday.

    "Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98. A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians," they said.

    There will be a private cremation and a public memorial service.

    Mr Whitlam was one of Australia's most controversial prime ministers.

    He led Labor to its first victory in 23 years at the December 1972 election on the back of the famous "It's Time" campaign.

    He was sensationally sacked on November 11, 1975 by Governor-General Sir John Kerr.

    His wife Margaret died in March 2012.

    #GreatScott ! The World’s First Working #Hoverboard Is Finally Here:
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    Ebola arrives in New York City, after a doctor tested positive to the virus.

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    Melbourne Newsfeed

    Friday, October 24

    Ebola has arrived in New York City. A doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola
    patients in Guinea has tested positive for the virus this morning.

    The man has been put into isolation at a city hospital while health authorities are spreading across the city to track down everyone who may have come into contact with him in recent days. A further test will be conducted later to confirm the results.

    Our Governor General has thanked Australian troops for their service to the nation during a two-day visit to the Middle East.

    Peter Cosgrove has met with defence force personnel involved in Iraq and the wider Middle East region during a visit to Australia's main base in the United Arab Emirates. A
    wreath was also laid at  a memorial for the 41 Australian soldiers killed on duty in Afghanistan.
    It's going to be a record weekend for home auctions in Melbourne, with 1641 properties up for grabs tomorrow.

    That's 22 more than the same weekend last year (which set a new record then)... and it's an all
    time record for the city. The most properties up for grabs are in Brighton and Richmond with 27 each, followed by Hawthorn and Reservoir.
    The Socceroos have fallen to 94th in the FIFA rankings, down 10 places!

    It means our side are now the 11th ranked nation in Asia, while Belgium moved into the top four for the first time.

    Making private calls and playing on your phone at work? You're hurting your prospects of promotion!
    A new survey has also revealed many employers think young people don't have a clue about how to behave appropriately at work and don't have relationship skills.

    by mom_that_is_me via Instagram

    Cox Plate hopeful "The Cleaner" has made the voyage to Melbourne for tomorrow's big race at Moonee Valley. The seven year old gelding is the first Tasmanian-owned and trained horse to get a start in the 3-million dollar race.
    Not that you were probably planning to go there any time soon, but North Korea h
    as closed it's borders to all foreign tourists due to Ebola fears.

    The ban comes as the infection count pushes close to 10,000 in West Africa, while another suspect case has emerged in the US. A health care worker has been put in quarantined in New York after returning from West Africa.

    3 people have had a lucky escape from a house fire in Preston this morning.
    The Spring St address went up in flames around 6am, with authorities taking a bit over half an hour to get it under control.
    The cause of the fire is unknown at stage.


    A 63 year old man is off to court today to face charges over Wednesday nights triple fatal shooting at Wedderburn. Three members of the one family died in the incident. Ian Jamieson
    faced an out of sessions hearing at the local police station last night, and was remanded in custody over the deaths.
    Another Aussie surfer has died while on holiday in Bali, and fears over more local jihadists. Read more:… #newsroom

    Melbourne Newsfeed

    Saturday, 25th October

    Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has delivered a speech to the Australian Christian Lobby, telling them he is a Christian who believes in marriage equality.

    Shorten read from the Bible and said he couldn't remain silent about those who said marriage equality was the first step on the road to polygamy and bigamy and bestiality.

    The Liberal Party is yet to decide whether to allow a conscience vote on the matter, but Labor MPs have a free vote.

    The world sky diving altitude record has been broken overnight!
    The jump was made by the senior vice president of Google, Alan Eustace. He went up attached to a massive helium balloon, then dropped from an altitude of 41km. He dropped faster than the speed of sound in his 15 minute fall back to earth.

    #alaneustace #epicbadass
    by angelineo via Instagram

    A Melbourne man on a Bali holiday with his wife has died while surfing off Kuta Beach.
    Lifeguards pulled the 56-year-old out of the water yesterday afternoon, but he couldn't be revived.

    The Ebola epidemic has moved online,
    with cyber-criminals now using email alerts about the virus to hack peoples computers. Authorities are warning us to watch out for spam emails claiming to be from the World Health Organisation and contain malicious web links or attachments.


    More Aussies might have made their way to the middle east to join ISIL, a
    fter using a pilgrimage to Mecca as cover to leave the country.

    Around 5,000 people made the journey earlier this month. Local security agencies are preparing to investigate if any Islamic extremists were among them.

    Sunday Newsfeed

    Sunday, 26 October

    Two women have been attacked by dingoes on Fraser Island off the Queensland coast. The pair were jogging on the beach at Yidney Rocks, on the island's west coast, when they were bitten "quite heavily" on the legs by two dingoes.

    Fraser Island is renowned for its wild dingoes.

    by lauracr07 via Instagram

    **it's been a tough weekend in the NBA for Australia with Joe Ingles and Brock Motum getting cut. Ingles was a casualty when the LA Clippers squad was trimmed to 15 on the eve of the regular season. Motum was dropped from the Utah Jazz squad earlier in the week.
    Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, has died of liver disease, aged 71.

    Bruce was most famous for his work with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in legendary 1960s group Cream.
    His death was announced on his official website.

    Cream sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their LP Wheels of Fire.
    Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including I Feel Free, White Room, Politician and perhaps the world's most performed guitar riff, in Sunshine Of Your Love.

    Cream split in November 1968 at the height of their popularity.
    Bruce felt that he had strayed too far from his ideals and wanted to re-discover his musical and social roots.

    Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love (Farewell Concert - Extended Edition) (1 of 11)
    by theeshrimpking via YouTube

    Federal Police are preparing evidence in the case against Sydney teen terrorist Abdullah Elmir.

    Authorities say he's already committed an offense by admitting to being a member of ISIL in the terror groups latest propaganda video, and say he faces at least 25 years behind bars if he ever returns to Australia.

    The baby of an Australian woman who went into labour on board a Malaysia Airlines flight on Friday has died.
    The flight from KL to Brisbane was forced to make an emergency landing in Bali when the mothers water broke.

    The hospital says the baby of around 24 weeks had already been delivered and died before the woman arrived.
    Taking the train to work? Maybe get out the door a bit earlier because there's minor delays across the whole @metrotrains network #newsroom
    First round test results for an 18 year old woman quarantined at the Royal Brisbane have come back negative for Ebola #newsroom

    Leave for work early this morning if you need a train, or find another way to get into town!

    Commuters advised to catch a train to Flinders and tram it from there @TripleMMelb @mmmhotbreakfast
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    Monday Newsfeed

    Monday, 27th October

    Thousands of properties across the State are without power still after this mornings raging lightning  storms. Providers are working their hardest to restore supplies.

    These are the outages across the CitiPower network:


    UPDATE: Metro says all lines are now going through the City Loop again, but major delays continue across the network while signals are restored.

    This is the latest line update:

    Melbourne is set for more storms to move through later in the day, to cap off this mornings spectacular sound and light show which woke up the city.

    A lightning strike is also thought to be responsible for a fire which destroyed a home at Prahran.

    Is Ebola in Australia already?

    One person has been isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital after showing possible symptoms of the virus. The 18 year old woman developed a fever yesterday, 11 days after returning from West Africa with eight family members.

    Meanwhile an Australian man has also been isolated at his home in Thailand after returning from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 49 people have died of Ebola.

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    Friday Newsfeed

    Friday 31st of October

    Homicide detectives are at Diggers Rest, where a body has been found in a car boot after a car fire this morning.

    Police are yet to identify the body, which was found inside the car on the Bulla-Diggers Rest Road
    just after midnight.

    Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Bailey say the scene appears to be a well planned body dump, with the car left without number plates and the vehicle ID number destroyed.

    The iconic Brunswick Street shopping strip could look dramatically different soon, if the City of Yarra gives a proposal the green light

    It could be closed to traffic between Alexandra and Victoria Parades, allowing more space for pedestrians, cyclists and traders.

    Saturday Newsfeed

    Virgin Galactic's spaceship has crashed in the Mojave Desert during a
    test flight this morning, killing a pilot and seriously injuring another.

    It was the first time it has returned to the sky to fly under it's own power since earlier this year, and the company was hopeful they would get to take their first paying passengers into orbit early in 2015

    Richard Branson is flying to the crash site to be with his staff at the Virgin Space Port

    During testing for the development of a rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo in July 2007, an explosion at the Mojave spaceport killed three workers and critically injured three others.

    by audrina_paris_stfleur via Instagram 


    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the number of cars on the grid next year could be reduced to 14 due to the financial crisis engulfing the sport.

    The grid for tomorrows race has already been cut to 18 cars, the smallest in a decade.

    Vettels car in the workshop.
    by cdbundren via Instagram


    Julia Gillard has been cleared of any criminal activity relating to an alleged corrupt slush fund.

    Lawyers told the inquiry Ms Gillard did not know about any of the activities conducted by her former lover Bruce Wilson, but she was the beneficiary of funds.


    Rolf Harris has been blocked in his first attempt at appealing his convictions for sexual assault.

    His application to appeal was refused by a Court of Appeal judge looking at written submissions. The 84 year old started his 5 year and 9 month jail term back in July.

    A man who suffered severe burns while fighting a bushfire in South Australia's mid north yesterday died last night.

    The 38 year old from Mount Templeton was helping a neighbour contain the blaze on his property at the time. Overnight the Country Fire Service declared the fire no longer threatening lives and homes.

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    Melbourne NewsFeed

    Sunday 9th November
    The fight to protect Melbourne's Palais Theatre is going all the way to the Victorian election.

    Campaigner and musician Tex Perkins has announced plans to stand as an independent for Albert Park in the November 29 poll.

    Meanwhile the Coalition has announced a $3.9 billion boost to Melbourne's public transport network if it is re-elected.
    About 25 devastated Rolling Stones fans protested last night outside Melbourne's State Library, calling on the band to reschedule its cancelled Victorian show.

    Fans say they've lost thousands of dollars in expenses after last night's Hanging Rock gig was called off because of singer Mick Jagger's throat infection.
    Aussies say their stress levels are affecting their mental health, but men are feeling the pressure less then women.
    A new Australian Psychological Society survey has found more than 70 percent of people believe their stress levels affect them physically, while 44 percent of men say finances play on their minds the most.
    An Australian man is believed to have been killed while fighting in Syria, making him the third death in the past two weeks.

    DFAT is still trying to confirm reports of the Sydney father's death.

    Armed men have chased down and attacked a group of teenage boys at Hampton Park, leaving one of them in serious condition. #NewsRoom
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