Weekly News Roundup

April 13, 2018

Daily World

Commonwealth success

Now in it’s 8th day of competition, the games have been an overwhelming success for the Australian team with 57 gold medals, 43 silver and 45 bronze. Our latest medals come from the Athletics track with Brandon Starc, cricketer’s Mitchell’s Starks brother, who claimed gold in the men’s high jump.

Another gold came from the men’s F38 shot put with Cameron Crombie taking out the top spot. Javelin star Kathryn Mitchell, broke a games record on her first throw while 16-year-old Isis Holt blew the competition away claiming gold in her T35 100m sprint event.

We also dominated the women’s synchronised 3m springboard event with Aussies Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan successfully diving for gold.


Commonwealth Games Cameroon team flies home as eight others remain missing

A team spokesman said five boxers and three weightlifters had left the athletes village. Police said none of them had been reported as missing and police were not searching for any athletes.

Commonwealth Games officials said the competitors had not breached their visas and were free to move around Australia. They said their absence was a matter for the Cameroon team.

A statement on Wednesday from the Chef de Mission from Team Cameroon, Victor Agbor Nso, said the eight athletes had left the Games Village in three waves. Three athletes left the village on the night of April 8, two others were declared missing on April 9, and three more had left their rooms on the night of April 10.


Melbourne Airport train link

The Prime Minister has pledged up to $5 billion to help build the long-awaited rail link from Melbourne Airport to the CBD.

A Melbourne Airport train line has been debated and planned for decades, but Malcolm Turnbull has declared his funding promise will ensure it becomes a reality.

“The time for talk is over. There have been countless reviews, reports and recommendations but Melbourne is still waiting for a service almost all of the world’s great cities take for granted,” Mr Turnbull said.

“This is the rail link that Melbourne, Victoria and the millions of people who use the airport every year demand and deserve.”


Police hunt for a man in Adelaide after two women were raped in their own homes

Detectives have released a computer-generated image of a man wanted over a terrifying sexual assault of one of the women in O’Halloran Hill, Adelaide, on Tuesday,The Advertiser reports.

This was the second attack in the same area, after another woman was attacked in her home earlier in the night.

The victim described her attacker as caucasian with olive skin, about 183cm tall, with short shaved dark hair, a short dark beard, thick eyebrows and dark bags under his eyes.

Superintendent Gray said police were doing “everything they can” to find the men responsible for the attacks but warned people in the area, particularly women, to stay vigilant.


Riskier travel destination for Aussies

There is one particular overseas spot where Australians are dying at an alarming rate.

Last year more than 1,600 Australian travellers died overseas and 1,701 were hospitalised, which is equivalent to a hospitalisation or death occurring every 2.5 hours, new research from finder.com.au has found.

But there is one particular spot claiming significantly more Aussie lives than anywhere else in the world, with travellers being told to beware of South East Asia.

One third of all Australian overseas deaths in 2017 were attributed to just four countries in this area: Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

“An Australian dies or is hospitalised in Thailand every day, making it one of the most problematic destinations for Australian travellers,” finder.com.au Travel Insurance Expert, Bessie Hassan, said.

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