ABC News Sharnie Kim 6 December 2013
The trial of a Cairns man accused of murdering his wife has heard he hid her mobile phone inside an urn containing his former deceased wife’s ashes.
Klaus Andres, 70, has admitted disposing of his 42-year-old wife Li Ping Cao’s body with acid, but has pleaded not guilty to her murder in October 2011.
ABC News Allyson Horn 6 December 2013
The Queensland coroner has recommended an internal inquiry into the police investigation into the death of a Townsville woman in the state’s north, after handing down an open finding at the inquest.
Jenny Lee Cook, 29, was found dead outside her home in 2009.
A bloodied knife was found wedged into a security grill of a window.
The coronial inquest has looked at the circumstances surrounding her death and the adequacy of the police investigation.
The Courier Mail Brooke Baskin December 06, 2013
A WARRANT for the arrest of Justin Bieber’s personal assistant will lie on file until next month after he was allegedly caught by officials at Brisbane Airport packing 13g of cannabis.
Terrence Reche Smalls, 23, was a no-show in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday to face two counts of importing a border-controlled drug.
The Courier Mail Kathleen Donaghy December 06, 2013
MARYBOROUGH police are investigating the suspicious death of an infant who was originally believed to have died from SIDS.
Police have spent up to four months investigating the death of the baby boy, who died on September 1.
The Courier Mail December 06, 2013
DANIEL Morcombe, 13, went missing while waiting for a bus in 2003. It was almost eight years before his remains were found. Next year, a man will face trial charged with his murder.
In that time his name would become synonymous with the community’s efforts to protect children from harm. This is how his story unfolded.
The Courier Mail Tony Keim December 06, 2013
QUEENSLAND’S highest court has ordered the immediate release of serial rapist Robert Fardon…
The Court of Appeal this morning also ruled that the Government’s new sex offender laws – allowing Queensland’s Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie to keep offenders behind bars against court orders – as invalid.
Brisbane Times Natalie Bochenski December 6, 2013
The Queensland government has done a u-turn on the provision of medical services at a new public hospital, admitting the private sector can’t match the public service on cost.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg announced in July that private health providers would be asked to express interest in running operations at the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital north of Brisbane.
A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses. The discovery was made by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig in collaboration with colleagues from Göttingen and Seattle.
Link to article in PLOS Pathogens
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.
The study, posted online recently in advance of publication in Cancer Research, was led by co-investigators Andries Zijlstra, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, and John Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor of Oncology and Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, University of Alberta.
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The Age Carolyn Webb December 5, 2013
A coroner has called for the urgent introduction of safety standards on single beds after the “tragic death” of a two-year-old whose neck was caught between the bedhead and her mattress.
In a written finding on the toddler’s death in Melbourne, handed down on Thursday, Coroner Kim Parkinson found there were product safety design standards for bunk beds and cots but not for single beds, and called on authorities to rectify that.