Australian teen shot in Paris “brave girl”

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken with the Tasmanian teenager injured in the Paris attacks.

19-year-old Emma Grace Parkinson from Hobart is recovering in a Paris hospital after being shot in the hip outside the Bataclan theatre.

Ms Parkinson is the only known Australian victim of the attack and Mr Turnbull has described her as a “brave girl”.

While the Foreign Minister has confirmed she has also spoken with Ms Parkinson, who lives in Germany, and believes she is on the road to a full recovery.

“She’s going to recover from the gunshot wound that she suffered,” Ms Bishop told Channel Seven.

There are 2,500 Australians registered in France at the moment and the Government is urging everyone to contact loved ones to let them know they are alright.

“We are asking Australians to rethink the need to travel to Paris,” Ms Bishop added.

Quad-bike flips, trapping and killing driver

A MAN has died after losing control of his quad-bike and becoming trapped underneath it while driving home on the NSW Central Coast.

Emergency services were called to Soldiers Point Drive, Norah Head, around 12.20am on Sunday after a passing motorist found the man on the roadway.

Local residents were able to get the bike off the man’s body and a short time later police arrived.

Officers performed CPR on the man before handing over to ambulance paramedics, who continued to work on the man but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial inquiries indicate the man, aged in his late 60s, left a nearby sports club around 11.30pm on Saturday, before riding the unregistered quad-bike towards his home in Norah Head.

While navigating a turn from Soldiers Point Drive into Budgeree Street, it appears the quad-bike overturned, trapping the man underneath it.

A report regarding the incident will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Australia lights up in support of terror victims

PHOTO: Richard Dobson / Twitter

PHOTO: Richard Dobson / Twitter

Australian landmarks were illuminated in the colours of the French flag overnight in a show of solidarity following the terror attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and injured many more.

As Paris turned out their lights in a show of mourning, the rest of the world united to light them again.

In New South Wales, the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House were illuminated in the colours red, white and blue.

In Queensland, the lights on the Story Bridge in Brisbane were switched, while in Victoria, the colours were beamed onto several landmark buildings across Melbourne.

National Gallery in Melbourne PHOTO: Tony Gough ‏/ @heraldsunphoto

National Gallery in Melbourne PHOTO: Tony Gough ‏/ @heraldsunphoto Twitter

Melbourne Cricket Ground PHOTO: Steph Harris ‏@StephHarris26

Melbourne Cricket Ground PHOTO: Steph Harris ‏/ @StephHarris26 Twitter

Australia was just one of the many countries to light up their landmarks in solidarity with France, with splashes of red, white and blue appearing in cities around the world.

In New York, the 408-foot spire on top of the new One World Trade Centre building – constructed after a terrorist attack levelled the original World Trade Centre towers in 2001 – was last night glowing red, white and blue.

Meanwhile in Paris, the dazzling lights of the Eiffel Tower have been switched off in memory of the terror victims.

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Aussie injured in deadly Paris terror attacks

PHOTO: Twitter

PHOTO: Twitter

At least one Australian is confirmed to have been injured following a wave of targeted terrorist attacks in Paris. reports Emma Parkinson, a 19-year-old woman from Hobart, was at the Bataclan theatre when gunman opened fire, killing at least 78 people.

The teenager is reportedly recovering in a Paris hospital. Her condition is unknown.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says: “I am aware of an Australian who has been injured in the Paris attacks and we are providing consular assistance.”

It comes after French officials revised the death toll down from 140 to at least 120 killed, with upwards of 200 more said to have injured, 80 of them seriously.

Man charged over murder of newborn baby girl



A man has been charged with murder following the death of a seven-week-old baby in Sydney’s west last year.

The baby girl was found unconscious inside a Regents Park home around 4.45am on Tuesday 12 August 2014.

Paramedics treated the baby at the home before rushing her to Westmead Children’s Hospital where she later died.

Police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sudden death and, following lengthy inquiries, arrested a 26-year-old man at a correctional facility in Bathurst this morning.

He was taken to Bathurst Police Station where he has since been charged with one count of murder.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Bathurst Local Court tomorrow.