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

1. Mother who boasted she had “10 guns” shot and killed her two daughters.

Christy Sheats with daughter Madison Sheats, 17. Facebook.

A woman in the US, who boasted on Facebook about her "right" to own 10 guns shot her two adult daughters killing one of them at the scene before she was fatally shot by a responding police.

Christy Sheats, 42, from Texas killed her daughters Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17 on their father's birthday.

A family argument started inside the Houston-area home and spiralled into gun violence.

It is reported that the 42-year-old mother chased her two daughters outside before shooting them in the street.

Her husband, Jason Sheats, with whom Christy Sheats had recently reunited after a separation, watched as she shot their daughters. A neighbour Fazz Zainuddin told KPRC-TV he heard Mr Sheats say, "'Don't do this. They're our kids."

"It was a family argument that turned into a shooting," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said.

In a series of Facebook posts professing her pro-gun stance earlier this year Ms Sheats had written  “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semiautomatic weapons.”

In January, she wrote: “I have 10 guns. Obama wants eight of my guns. How many guns do I have? That’s right, I have 10 guns.”

*Christy Sheats with daughter, Taylor in feature image. Facebook. 

2. Brexit regret sinks in.

After last week’s shock referendum in the UK the reality seems to be sinking in with more than 2.8 million people signing a petition calling for a second EU referendum – meaning parliament will be required to consider it for debate.

A poll in the British newspaper, Mail on Sunday found that seven per cent of those who voted Leave - more than one million people already regret having done so.

Four per cent of Remain voters also regretted their decision.

One man, Adam from Manchester, told the BBC he voted Leave but was now "shocked and worried" by the poll result.

But the petition has already been rejected by political leaders, with David Cameron saying the referendum result was an "instruction that must be delivered", and Jeremy Corbyn saying, "we have got to accept that decision".

More than 17 million Britons voted Leave in the referendum.

Scotland has already announced its intention to try and stay in the EU with Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon saying she sought "immediate discussions to protect Scotland's place in the EU",


62 per cent of the Scots who voted in the Brexit referendum wanted to stay in the EU.

Ms Sturgeon said a new Scottish referendum on independence from the rest of the UK was "highly likely" if that were the best option to keep Scotland in the EU.

"There are going to be deeply damaging and painful consequences of the process of trying to extricate the UK from the EU. I want to try and protect Scotland from that," Ms Sturgeon told the BBC.

3. Sydney man charged after raping woman and 13-year-old girl.

A man has been charged after he allegedly raped a young woman he met through an escort agency, and then also kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl five days later.

Fairfax Media reports that the man was arrested on Sunday in Bondi.

Mustafa Kayirici, 26, allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed a 22-year-old woman in the CBD.

Five days later, on Friday, he allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old girl in Parramatta.

He appeared in court battered and bruised after suffering facial injuries after crashing his car into a bus stop following a high-speed police chase in Bondi.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Ben Bragger told the court that Kayirici should not be granted bail saying there was "significant evidence" that was "highly inculpatory" of Kayirici.

He said that Kayirici’s attacks were so brutal Kayirici will “spend much of his life behind bars”.

It is understood that the first woman Kayirici arranged to meet through an escort service in the Sydney CBD. He then allegedly raped and bashed the 22-year-old at gunpoint, and stole $700 from her.

The 13-year-old girl was allegedly forced by Kayirici to go with him on Friday. He then sexually assaulted her at various locations in Sydney, from Parramatta to Merrylands and on to Telopea, Ermington and Homebush.

Kayirici described sex with the young girl as “dirty” but claimed it was consensual.

“They’re making out I’m an evil person, like I’m a paedophile rapist predator,” he said as he dismissed his legal aid.

Magistrate Bailey refused bail, saying Mr Kayirici was a "huge risk to the safety of the community."

4. Turnbull uses launch to urge voters not to vote for “chaos.”

The Prime Minister has urged Australians not to vote for the minor parties, claiming it was a “vote for the chaos of a hung Parliament.”


At the Coalition’s launch yesterday Mr Turnbull urged Australians to vote for the Coalition saying “leave nothing in doubt.’’

“A chaotic Labor-Greens-independents alliance would wreak havoc on the economy and put at risk living standards and our future opportunities,” he said.

“When it comes to the minor parties, be they Lambie, Xenophon, Lazarus or Hanson, if you only really know the leader of a minor party and you don’t really know their candidate, and you don’t really know their policies, don’t vote for them.’’

Tony Abbott, who was at the launch, shook hands with the Prime Minister in the first public interaction since Mr Turnbull knifed Mr Abbott in September.

Mr Turnbull praised both Mr Abbott and former Prime Minister John Howard saying Mr Abbott had “brought to an end the chaos and dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years.”

“John and Tony we salute you,” he said.

5. Newspoll shows Coalition has taken the lead.

The Coalition has taken a 51-49 lead in latest Newspoll, beating Labor for the first time during the election.

The Newspoll, taken exclusively for The Australian shows the Coalition’s primary vote rose two points to a 14-week high of 43 per cent.  Labor’s support was unchanged at 36 per cent.

Mr Turnbull’s lead as the better prime minister over Mr Shorten was judged best by 45 per cent with 30 per cent for Mr Shorten and 25 per cent still undecided.

6. The Family Court has ruled that a father must stop referring to his daughter as a “coconut”.

The father was banned by the Family Court.

A father has been banned by court from calling his daughter a “coconut.”

The African father has received the ruling after the father continued to call his daughter the derogatory term that refers to somebody who is “black on the outside, but white inside”.

The Australian reports that the father, from the Shona ethnic group, who still lives in Africa communicates with his nine-year-old daughter via Skype.

The girl’s parents separated before their daughter was born and in 2008 the mother and daughter moved to Townsville.

The court heard the girl was upset by her father’s use of the term.

According to The Australian the father communicates in his Shona dialect in which the nine-year-old is not fluent.

The report says that Judge Peter Tree ruled the father must only use the girl’s name and said that contact – Skype time - was only granted at the mother’s discretion.

The judge said it “appears to have formed the view that the child, whilst a black African, is growing up white … I have little doubt the father ­believes the child is not growing up as he believes a black African should. He has used the words ‘snobbish coconut’ in correspondence with the mother, and I have little doubt that not only has he used that word directly to the child, but that he genuinely believes that to be the case.”


7. Ben Cousin hospitalised after “directing traffic” on main highway.

Former West Coast Eagles star Ben Cousins is once again in the spotlight after police intervened when he was found directing traffic on a Perth highway while in a dazed state.

Police were reportedly required to intervene on Canning Highway in Como.

Seven News Perth reporter Blake Johnson told WA Today:

“We understand Ben Cousins was standing in the middle of Canning Highway directing traffic."

"The guys who wash windows here where you get off the freeway said he was hanging around with them for about three hours but he appeared to be incoherent."

Cousins has fought a long-standing battle with drug addiction.

8. Boy, 7, dies after the motorcycle he was riding crashed while 13-year-old driving a car causes crash in Canberra.

A seven-year-old boy has died after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree in Bunbury in WA.

It is reported that the young boy was riding a motorcycle around a track about 10 kilometres north Katanning on Saturday afternoon.

Police say that St Johns Ambulance were first to attend but they were unable to revive the boy.

Meanwhile a 13-year-old girl, driving a car in Canberra has been involved in an accident over the weekend.

The Canberra Times reports that her car and a cyclist crashed into each other on Saturday.

Police said the 24-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

"About 3pm, a black Holden Commodore turning right at the intersection of Cowper Street and Dickson Place, Dickson, collided with a cyclist travelling straight through the intersection in the opposite direction," police said in a statement.

"The sole passenger in the vehicle was identified as the girl's father, a 50-year-old man from Canberra's north," police said.

Community and Safety Superintendent Rob Wilson said police will be investigating  “to understand how a 13-year-old girl came to be driving a car with her father beside her."

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