news

Sunday's news in under 5 minutes.

We’ve rounded up all the latest stories from Australia and around the world – so you don’t have to go searching.

1. A mother has been arrested for shooting her teenage son in the back.

A 42-year-old mother, Dianne Davidoff, has been arrested following the shooting of her 17-year-old son, Jacob Davidoff in the family’s home in Oregon, USA.

According to the Portland Tribune, officers who arrived on the scene made attempts to revive the teen, however were unsuccessful.

It remains unclear how many shots were fired, with police still collecting evidence.

Police are still collecting evidence to ascertain how many bullets were fired.

The Davidoff’s neighbours told KPTV that Jacob was reclusive, saying that he was rarely seen in public. Further, it appears that Jacob had not been enrolled in school for the last two years.

One neighbour, Bruce maiden, explained that Dianne Davidoff was paranoid in the months leading up to the murder of her son.

“(She was) very reclusive and recently she was expressing a lot of fear that somebody was after her…We feel sick and shocked because a young boy’s life was taken.”

Maiden explained that there was noticeable changes in Dianne’s behaviour, noting that she was increasingly telling stories involving the FBI and suspicious people in the neighbourhood. She also revealed to Maiden her recent purchase of a gun.

Bruce maiden, explained that Dianne Davidoff was paranoid in the months leading up to the murder of her son.

“It was a small revolver. she showed it to us tucked in her belt 3 weeks ago,” Maiden said.

Dianne Davidoff will appear in court on Monday.

2. Massive sinkhole on Sunshine Coast increases in size, swallows cars and caravans.

A sinkhole at Inskip Point, close to Rainbow Beach has grown overnight.

After swallowing a car and caravan last night, the sinkhole has forced groups of campers to vacate the premises. According to police, the hole is now approximately 100 metres in length and 100 metres in width, with a depth of three metres.

ADVERTISEMENT

A police spokesman announced that officers have left the scene.

“We’ve cleared any campers in danger at the site,” he said.

“It’s now in the hands of National Parks, Sport and Racing.”

3. Julie Bishop has announced that Peter Greste will receive full pardon from Egypt.

Following an informal meeting with the Egyptian delegation at the United Nations in New York, Foreign Affair Minister Julie Bishop has said that Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will get a full pardon from the Egyptian government.

Foreign Affair Minister Julie Bishop has said that Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will get a full pardon from the Egyptian government.

Ms Bishop is said to have approached Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s President and foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, in the UN’S General Assembly hall as they waited for the Pope to give his address on Friday morning.

“Foreign Minister Shoukry informed me that there was a technical or legal hurdle because he [Greste] was not present in Egypt for the trial … however, he made it clear that he would either change the law or the President would consider being able to use his power to achieve the same result.

“But the conversation was in the presence of President al-Sisi.”

 4. Thousands march in Mexico to remember missing students.

One year after the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, thousands of people have marched together in the capital to demand justice.

The march, which was lead by the parents of the missing students, saw many carry photos of their lost loved ones. The family members are calling for the government to hand over the investigation to a special unit, and for it to be under the supervision of international authorities.

mexicoprotest
Thousands join together to demand justice. (Image via Twitter)
ADVERTISEMENT

The government’s account that the students were killed by a criminal gang in the city of Iguala has been disputed by the public.

Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, has recently announced the creation of a special team to look further into the case.

5. One-fingered Japanese climber set to reach Everest Summit.

A Japanese mountain climber, who lost nine of his fingers to frostbite in a previous climb, is nearing the final stage of an attempt to climb Mount Everest.

The most recent reports suggest that 33-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki has reached the South Col, where he will rest before attempting his final climb to reach the summit. Mr Kuriki is the first to attempt the climb since earthquakes devastated Nepal in April this year.

japanesemountainclimber
33-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki has reached the South Col. (Image via Twitter)

This climb is his fifth attempt at climbing Everest in the past six years.

Do you have a story to share with Mamamia? Email us [email protected]
[post_snippet id=324408]

00:00 / ???