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Gold Coast Titans sack head coach Neil Henry

The Gold Coast Titans have sacked head coach Neil Henry.

CEO Graham Annesley made the announcement at a news conference at 3:45pm this afternoon.

“I had a conversation with Neil Henry, where I advised him that the board had taken a range of matters into consideration and decided on Saturday that he would not be coach beyond today,” Annesley said.

“It was a very difficult meeting to have, I obviously have great empathy for Neil and great respect for him as a person and it was probably the toughest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been at this club.”

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“The timing was not of the board’s desire. Unfortunately the timing was taken out of the board’s hands with the events that took place.

“By large the board were driven by one agenda and one agenda only, and that is to make a decision in the best interests of the club, in 2018 and beyond.

“We wish Neil nothing but the best for the future, and made it very velar to Neil that he’ll be welcome around this club.

“Everyone is hurting a little bit today.”

Annesley admitted that he expects there will be a lot of criticism of the decision.

Henry joined the Titans as assistant coach to John Cartwright in 2014 before taking over the top job.

The Titans are currently ranked 14th on the ladder after 24 rounds.

Australian boy confirmed victim of Barcelona terror attack

The family of Australian boy Julian Cadman, caught up in the Barcelona terror attacks last Friday, have confirmed his death.

A verified Spanish missing persons twitter account initially released the information in a statement.

“The family of Julian Cadman has told us that unfortunately he is one of the victims of the attack and has asked us to thank all the people who have spread the news,” it said [translated].

This information was later confirmed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.

The 7 year old became separated from his mother when a van drove through the tourist hotspot.

14 people were killed during the attack on Las Ramblas and more than 100 were injured.

Mrs Cadman is still in hospital and it is understood Julian’s father has traveled from Sydney to Barcelona to be by her side.

7-year-old Australian boy missing in Barcelona after deadly terror attacks

August 18 @ 5:50 PM | A SEVEN-year-old boy from Sydney remains missing in Barcelona tonight following the deadly terror attacks which killed at least 16 people and left more than 100 injured.

Eight Australians were caught up in the attacks; four of them were injured and three needed consular support.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed one Australian remained unaccounted for on Friday afternoon.

The missing Australian has since been identified as seven-year-old Julian Cadman.

Julian Cadman, 7, is missing and his mother is in a serious condition in hospital following the deadly terror attacks in Barcelona (Facebook)

It’s understood the seven-year-old became separated from his mother in the attack. She remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, along with a second woman from NSW.

The pair had reportedly travelled to Barcelona to attend a relative’s wedding.

Relatives have flooded social media with Julian’s photo in a bid to find him.

According to the ABC, the boy’s father, Andrew Cadman, is flying to Barcelona tonight to search for his son.

Two men from Victoria were also injured in the attack; they were treated in hospital and have since been released.

August 17 @ 3:50 PM | EIGHT Australians were caught up in the Barcelona terror attacks, the government has confirmed.

Sixteen people were killed and more than 100 injured, over a dozen of them critically, when a van ploughed into crowds in a packed tourist area in the city of Las Ramblas.

A short time later, five attackers strapped with bomb belts were shot and killed by police in Cambrils, around 120km south of the first attack. A further six civilians were injured in this operation.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said of the eight Australians who were caught up in the Las Ramblas attack, four were physically injured, three required consular assistance and one remains unaccounted for.

Two women from NSW were seriously injured in the attack and remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Two young men from Victoria were also hit by the car and were treated in hospital. They have since been released.

The Australian Government is working to determine the whereabouts of the one Australian who is unaccounted for.

The gender and age of the missing Australian has not yet been revealed.

Ms Bishop said at this stage, there are no reports of Australians affected by the second attack in Cambrils.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both atrocities.

The Australian Government has echoed the cries of countries around the world and condemned the attacks.

Australians who have concerns for family and friends can call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s emergency centre on 1300 555 135.

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First at 6:00 AM | A POPULAR tourist district in the heart of Barcelona has been the target of the latest terror attack to rock Europe. Journalist Rachel Junge reports.

A van ploughed into crowds after “zig-zagging at speed” down the famous Las Ramblas avenue.

It’s believed at least 13 people have been killed and several others injured.

Police have reportedly arrested one suspect, while another has been shot dead.

There is no word yet if any Australians have been caught up in the attack.

If you have concerns – call the DFAT HOTLINE on 1300 555 135.

It’s the latest in a string of vehicle-related attacks in Europe.

In July 2016 a lorry ploughed through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 people.

Just months later 12 people were killed when a lorry rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin.

In 2017 London has been the target of a number of attacks, on London Bridge, Westminster and Borough Market.

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VIDEO: Pauline Hanson blasted after wearing burqa in parliament

Pauline Hanson has been slammed by both sides of politics after walking into the Senate chamber on Thursday wearing the religious garb, as part of her push to ban it.

The One Nation Leader said she was wearing the burqa to prove a point about security.

Senate president Stephen Parry has told media her identity was confirmed before she entered the chamber.

One of the most vocal opponents of her stunt was Attorney General George Brandis who blasted Ms Hanson in parliament yesterday to a round of applause.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan has also condemned Ms Hanson’s actions, saying she has mocked people’s religious beliefs by wearing a burqa in parliament.

“It’s particularly unfortunate to mock people’s religious dress, we live in a free country and people are entitled to freedom of religious and of course people are entitled to wear what they’d like,” he said.

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Missing Gold Coast boy found safe and well

UPDATE @ Aug 17: A 15-year-old boy missing from Upper Coomera has been found safe and well.

EARLIER @ Aug 15: Police are trying to find a missing 15-year-old boy from Upper Coomera, on the northern end of the Gold Coast.

It’s believed he could be in the Beaudesert area.

He was last seen around 4:30 on Sunday morning in Tina Street, Beaudesert.

Police say he has a medical condition, and was wearing an Orange Nike rain jacket, Black tracksuit pants, Louis Vuitton cap, orange back pack and runners.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000