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Man charged over alleged horrific assault of newborn baby

A QUEENSLAND man has been charged over the alleged assault of a 7-week-old baby, which has left the infant fighting for life in hospital.

The 26-year-old, from Caloundra West, was arrested by detectives from the Child Protection Investigation Unit yesterday.

It comes after the baby boy was rushed to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with significant injuries on Saturday, August 10.

He has since been transferred to the Queensland Children’s Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with grievous bodily harm.

Accused Sydney stabber out of hospital, will be charged today

The man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday has been released from hospital.

20-year-old Mert Ney was being treated in Prince Alfred Hospital for injuries sustained during the attack in the heart of the city.

He’s accused of fatally stabbing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in a Clarence St apartment after going there for “business purposes”.

A 41-year-old woman was stabbed in the shoulder a short time later.

Ney has been taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he is currently being questioned by detectives.

He’s expected to be charged this afternoon.

More to come

Australian actor John Jarratt drops defamation case

Australian actor John Jarratt has withdrawn his defamation lawsuit against The Daily Telegraph.

The Australian reports the Wolf Creek star has filed a notice of discontinuance in the NSW Supreme Court.

The 66-year-old initially launched defamation action again the paper and a journalist in November 2018 over a front page article headlined “Wolf Creek star in rape claim”.

Jarratt was last month found not guilty of raping a woman in 1976 after a week-long trial.

Sydney knife attack suspect still in hospital

The man accused of murdering a woman with a knife before going on a rampage through Sydney streets is still under police guard in hospital.

20-year-old Mert Ney allegedly killed 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in an apartment block before stabbing another woman in the back while running through the CBD on Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the public were able to stop Ney with chairs and a milk crate, before emergency services arrived.

It’s understood he was taken to hospital under police guard to undergo mental health assessments, where he now remains three days later.

No charges have been laid yet.

Investigations are ongoing.

Related article: Victim of Sydney CBD stabbing rampage identified

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Australian father dead after going overboard on cruise ship

An Australian man has tragically died after going overboard on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

The Royal Caribbean’s ‘Symphony of the Seas’ was on its way from St Kitts to St Thomas early on Wednesday morning, when crews launched a full scale search for the man.

His body was recovered after the ship deployed a rescue boat.

The man has since been identified as an entrepreneur from Sydney called Jonathan Pfahl.

It’s understood he’s a father of two and was on board with his wife and children at the time.

It’s not clear exactly how Mr Pfahl went overboard, and the US Coast Guard reportedly won’t be investigating the issue because it happened in international waters and the man was not a US citizen.

Tributes for Jonathan Pfahl are starting to flow on social media.