Judge berates pair who stabbed drug lord Tony Mokbel | ABC News

A Melbourne judge has blasted two young men as she sentenced them to 10 years behind bars for attacking drug lord Tony Mokbel in jail. Teira Bennett and Eldea Teuira are already serving time for serious violent offending. WARNING: This report by Danny Tran contains some distressing images. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/tony-mokbel-attackers-sentenced/12313622 For more from … Read more Judge berates pair who stabbed drug lord Tony Mokbel | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

Much of Australia is moving forward with the relaxation of restrictions today. In this update: 0:06 – In New South Wales non-essential regional travel is now allowed and up to fifty customers can be served at restaurants, cafes and pubs. 0:13 – Victoria is permitting up to 20 people in venues and the same limit … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

Melbourne primary school students in quarantine as Keilor Downs cluster grows | ABC News

A class of year two children in Victoria has been placed into quarantine for a fortnight after a student tested positive to coronavirus. The student was in close contact with a person linked to a family cluster in Keilor Downs in Melbourne’s west, including a student at Keilor Downs Secondary College. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-30/victoria-coronavirus-cases-rise-by-11-keilor-downs-outbreak-grow/12298344 … Read more Melbourne primary school students in quarantine as Keilor Downs cluster grows | ABC News

Coronavirus: How Many People Have Really Died?

So far, more than 300,000 people globally are known to have died because of the coronavirus. And as shocking as those numbers are, experts believe there are actually many more deaths we’re not counting. It might sound macabre, but in order to save lives, you need to count deaths. Knowing how may have died and … Read more Coronavirus: How Many People Have Really Died?

Armed man shot and killed by police on Monash Freeway | ABC News

An armed man has been shot by police on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway after what a witness described as a “stand-off”. Victoria Police said officers were called to the on-ramp of the freeway at the Eastlink interchange at Dandenong North following initial reports that a man was armed about 9:30am. “It is believed responding officers were … Read more Armed man shot and killed by police on Monash Freeway | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 28 | ABC News

Queensland health authorities are trying to find out how Australia’s youngest coronavirus victim became infected in a town with no known cases. In this update: 0:11 – A fever clinic has opened in the central Queensland town of Blackwater after the death of Nathan Turner. He was found dead on Tuesday and later tested positive … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 28 | ABC News

Racial incidents in NYC and Minneapolis dominate US front pages

IN THE PAPERS – Wednesday, May 27: We look at doubts around the efficiency of hydroxycholoroquine in treating coronavirus, which is the focus of French daily Libération. Also, a development in a longstanding case for extradition between Israel and Australia involving a woman accused of 74 counts of child sex abuse while headmistress at a religious … Read more Racial incidents in NYC and Minneapolis dominate US front pages

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 27 | ABC News

Authorities in three states are on high alert with coronavirus outbreaks at schools, a nursing home and on a live export ship. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Australia continues to fall, but for the first time in 19 days, South Australia has recorded a new infection. In this update: 0:21 – Today’s developments … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 27 | ABC News

Israeli court finds alleged paedophile Malka Leifer fit to be extradited to Australia | ABC News

An Israeli court has ruled former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer is mentally fit to be extradited to Australia where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse. It means Israeli lawyers can pursue an extradition request lodged by Victoria Police. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-26/malka-leifer-is-mentally-fit-to-be-extradited-to-australia-court/12287424 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Israeli court finds alleged paedophile Malka Leifer fit to be extradited to Australia | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

The total number of active COVID-19 infections across the nation has dropped below 500. Those numbers come as the federal government ramps up pressure on some states and territories to remove border restrictions saying the closures are crippling the tourism industry. Here are today’s developments in the coronavirus story: 08:00 – The Prime Minister will … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

Human trials begin in Melbourne today for a potential COVID-19 vaccine: Press conference | ABC News

Australia’s first human trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine started in Melbourne today, with about 130 people involved in the program. Clinical research organisation the Nucleus Network will be in charge of the early stages of testing the vaccine NVX-CoV2373, before the trial expands to Brisbane within a week. The participants are healthy people between … Read more Human trials begin in Melbourne today for a potential COVID-19 vaccine: Press conference | ABC News

Eight power station chimneys demolished in Australia

Eight chimneys at a coal-fired power station in Australia were demolished by the company’s owner on Monday. The 449ft towers at the Hazelwood Power Station in Morwell, near Melbourne, were built in the 1960s. But they haven’t been used since 2017, local media reported. The towers contain asbestos and the site will be monitored following … Read more Eight power station chimneys demolished in Australia

Media Bites | Bass-ic Instinct

ROCK ON AND ON AND ON: Melbourne guitar hero’s robber re-enactment performed on repeat for the media. Plus, New Idea’s “EXCLUSIVE” Bindi Irwin beat-up gets busted. Jacinda Ardern’s hairy question about her greys. And how to parent while doing live TV. #MediaBites #MediaWatch Bite-sized media criticism for a mid-week Media Watch fix. Paul Barry offers … Read more Media Bites | Bass-ic Instinct