Girl dies by road after car bursts into flames near Mackay
The 12-year-old was declared dead at the scene after a fiery crash in central Queensland overnight. The girl died by the road at Mirani, west of Mackay, after a truck and car collided about 7.35pm on Saturday. The car burst into flames after the collision on Mackay Eungella Road, according to a police statement. "The three occupants escaped from the car," the statement read. "A 12-year-old girl suffered critical injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. "The female driver and nine-year-old boy were transported to Mackay Hospital with minor injuries.
A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader.
The council of Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party in a tight 32-29 vote late Sunday picked Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post from incumbent Antti Rinne.
'He leant up against her': Court hears McLachlan got a bit too close
Craig McLachlan allegedly leant into a female actor when he had an erection during the Melbourne run of a theatre production. A friend of one of the four women who accuse the Logie-winning actor of indecent assault said the female actor’s voice trembled as she detailed her account of the alleged incident.‘‘He leant up against her and he had an erect penis and he wanted her to know,’’ the friend told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday.‘‘I believe it was after a show or a rehearsal.’’The female actor was ‘‘taken aback’’ and felt uncomfortable and ‘‘violated’’, her friend said, and didn’t know what to do.
People smuggler 'built fake border post in Russia'
The man accused of putting up fake posts near the border with Finland is now facing a fraud charge.After reaching the posts, the man left the group to wander alone in what they believed was the EU country - but was actually a swampy forest in Vyborg.
Having emerged as Finland's largest party in the April election, the Social Democrats can appoint one of their own to the post of prime minister in the Nordic nation of 5.5 million.
Marin has been the party's vice chairwoman, a lawmaker since 2015 and served as until this week as the minister for transport and communications.
Prime Minister Antti Rinne stepped down Tuesday after a key coalition partner, the Center Party, withdrew its support, citing lack of trust.
The Center Party also criticized Rinne's leadership skills prior to a two-week strike by the country’s state-owned postal service Posti in November that spread to other industries.
Movie, game classifications set for review .
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has announced a review of Australia's classification scheme.The scheme, which was established in 1995, applies to video games and films, along with series available on DVD or broadcast through streaming services or cinemas.