Russian man crowned air guitar king

Russian Kereel Blumenkrants has been named world air guitar champion in Finland and has been hailed for his high-energy performance.
Investigations have been launched in NSW after a man was spotted with a firearm by police and died shortly after from a gunshot wound.
Cairns detectives will seek the extradition of a man they found, who is facing charges for allegedly posing as a nurse in various health centres.
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten and WA Labor leader Mark McGowan will address the party faithful at the state conference over the weekend.

Ice closes roads around Hobart

Frozen roads have been shut around Hobart as drivers have been urged to use extreme caution in icy conditions.
A man who allegedly robbed two women within the space of about an hour, punching one in the face and making off with her car, will face a Gold Coast court.
Three children are in hospital with burns and a man is in custody after he allegedly poured a liquid over them and set them alight at a Perth home.

Qld Labor state conference begins

Queensland Labor figures and party faithful are gathering in Brisbane for their first state conference since the January election.
The 18-year-old man accused of killing Gatton teen Jayde Kendall has been remanded in custody, as her hometown mourns her loss.
Matthew Forti, the teenage Sydney drug dealer who sold the MDMA which led to the death of Georgina Bartter, has spent his first night in jail.
A group behind an anti-mosque protest in Bendigo say they can't promise the rally will be peaceful as police and local authorities prepare for clashes.
A bungled press release with inflammatory language has resulted in the cancellation of a police operation targeting crime in Melbourne's CBD.
Many people abused as children while under state care have told the child abuse royal commission they fear being hurt again in aged care.
A Victorian man has faced a brief out of sessions hearing after he was charged with one count of murder over the death of a two-year-old girl.
Turkey is reportedly willing to allow the RAAF to use an air base to launch attacks on Islamic State group targets in Syria.

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The Victorian Premier has taken aim at the NSW Government after its Education Minister banned the showing of a documentary on gay parenting.

Newborn US twin panda dies

One of two panda cubs born at Washington's National Zoo at the weekend has died.
The rate of vaccination for the human papillomavirus among 15-year-old girls is increasing nationally, but is still stubbornly low in South Australia, Tasmania...
In less than a decade, Copenhagen expects to become the first carbon-neutral city on the planet.