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Melbourne crash causes inferno
Dramatic video has emerged of a fiery crash involving multiple vehicles at Thornbury, in Melbourne s north, late last night.
A 24-year-old Queensland man is in hospital after losing control of a sports car he was driving and ploughing into a number of parked vehicles, including a caravan.
The driver and his 24-year-old passenger reportedly tried to flee the scene, but were stopped by an off-duty police officer.
Police are investigating after a car lost control and smashed into a caravan, bursting into flames. #9News pic.twitter.com/C5smEVjE5m
Trump changes FBI sacking story
US President Donald Trump has shot down his own White House s initial explanation for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
In an interview with NBC today, Mr Trump called Mr Comey a showboat , and said he was going to sack him regardless of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein s recommendation.
That recommendation was central to the White House s story in the hours after Mr Comey was fired. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Mr Rosenstein had independently assessed Mr Comey s performance, and the President wasn t even aware of his probe before receiving the pivotal memo.
I was going to fire Comey, Mr Trump told NBC today. Regardless of the recommendation I was going to fire Comey.
James Comey was leading the FBI investigation into any possible collusion between Mr Trump s campaign team and Russia.
Comey Firing Fallout: 3 Things to Know 3:22
President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey triggered a blizzard of reactions Wednesday from lawmakers and the White House. WSJ’s Tanya Rivero has three takeaways from the day after the bombshell announcement.
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Sydney woman s epic brow fail
A Sydney woman says she is completely shattered after an attempt to get the perfect eyebrows tattooed on her face went horribly wrong.
Rather than enhancing the natural shape and colour of her brows, the strokes etched onto her face with a microblade are clumsy, misshapen and clearly fake.
She posted the disaster in a make-up forum on Facebook, comparing her new brows to her natural ones and begging users to help her out of her predicament.
I just got them done today is there anyway to remove them or do I have to get them lasered off?
Calls for inquiry into tragic death
Shocking footage has emerged showing NSW woman Miriam Merten staggering naked through the corridors of a Lismore hospital dying, after she was drugged and dumped into the facility s tiny seclusion room.
The video, obtained by the Daily Telegraph. shows her falling and hitting her head multiple times as two nurses meant to be caring for ignored her cries for help.
My stomach actually turned at one point, Mental Health Minister Tanya Davies said after seeing the images.
I got to a point where I just closed my eyes because I didn t want to see what was going to come next. I am still pretty much shaken by thinking that was happening to a lady. I was pretty disgusted.
There are now calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the state s mental health services.
The shocking footage shows Miriam Merten staggering through the hospital. Source: The Daily Telegraph
Russia forges ties with North Korea
Russia is increasing its focus on the Korean Peninsula as tensions grow between China and North Korea amid increasing US pressure.
A new report by private-intelligence firm Stratfor reveals Moscow is expanding its ties and influence with Pyongyang as another way of building leverage in its negotiations with the west and protecting its eastern border.
Stratfor, which successfully predicted Europe s inability to cope with the financial crisis and the US-jihadi war, also reveals Russia is developing the capacity to play spoiler to US plans to increase pressure on North Korea.
Vladimir Putin was friendly with Kim Jong-il back in 2002, and now he’s working on Kim Jong-un. Picture: Alexander Nemenov Source: AFP
Good morning! Russia is working to strengthen ties with North Korea, as tensions with the US drives a wedge between the rogue state and China. There are calls for a NSW parliamentary inquiry into mental health, after disturbing footage was released from Lismore hospital. And a Sydney woman has begged Facebook for help, after an eyebrow tattooing session went horribly wrong.
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