Monday, March 17, 2014

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today

<toys r us jobsp>Britain's double Olympic and world 10,000m and 5,000m champion Mo Farah says a frightening collapse he experienced after the New York City Half Marathon is "no big deal".

The Somali born star took a hard fall about 8km into the race. He made a gritty recovery to finish second behind Geoffrey Mutai, who won in 1hr 00min 50sec.

Farah collapsed after the finish line and left in a wheelchair. He made it to the post-race press conference, however, and said he felt good, if a little cloudy on just what happened.

"I don't remember passing out, but I think it was, just I tried so hard in the race, obviously, taking a fall and then going through. I'm all right. It's fine. It's no big deal," he said.


You are under arrest... and please stop this "reckless dancing".

A Northern Territory man was ejected from a nightclub for "reckless dancing" and it all went downhill from there, The NT News reports.

Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen told the newspaper a 20-year-old Alawa man was arrested for criminal damage in the early hours of Sunday morning after leaving a nightclub in the city.

"He was intoxicated and apparently incensed that he was asked to leave a nightclub for reckless dancing.

"As a result, he kicked over signs and property in his path. When police caught up with him he began yelling and, out of the blue, bashed his fist on the bonnet of the police van.

"Bad moves all round. Some people should not drink and dance."


Neighbours heard a man and woman screaming moments before a ­mother and her three-month-old son plunged from a 6m-high balcony - killing the child - on the New South Wales Central Coast yesterday afternoon.

The baby boy suffered critical injuries after falling to the driveway below.

He was flown to Westmead Children's Hospital where he later died. His mother suffered serious injuries to her back.

You can read more of this story here. 6:30am

Voters in Crimea - the region of Ukraine invaded by Russian forces in late February - have overwhelmingly backed joining Russia.

In a referendum rejected by the United States as illegitimate, exit poll data suggested 93 per cent of voters supported the region becoming part of the Russian Federation.


We have all heard of email scams where Nigerian royalty promise millions of dollars if you just give them your bank details.

But one Austrian tradesman has been fooled out of 27,500 euros ($42376AUD) by a Facebook user who pretended to be British royalty - Prince Harry.

The BBC reports the fake prince fraudster offered the European tradie a million-dollar contract to renovate the floors at Buckingham Palace - if only he transferred the hefty sum to "set up a British business."

He reported the encounter to authorities after failing to receive word from the Prince after two weeks.

Authorities told the tradie the chances of recovering his cash are "slim".


Here's a quick look at the top stories this morning:

* The final words from the missing Malaysian jetliner's cockpit - "all right, good night" - gave no indication anything was wrong even though one of the plane's communications systems had already been disabled, officials say.

* Daniel Ricciardo was last night stripped of becoming the first Australian to score a podium at the Australian Grand Prix with FIA stewards disqualifying him from the race in a midnight bombshell. He was disqualified from the season-opening race for a fuel flow breach that saw him exceed regulations.

The parents of Daniel Morcombe heard shocking tales of what had happened to their 13-year-old son during their tireless hunt for leads.

The couple even confronted pedophiles in their search for clues.

"They're generally weak, gutless people ... over the journey people fed us some shocking lies really," Mr Morcombe told Channel Nine's 60 Minutes last night.

"(There were) many different stories of what happened to Daniel," Mrs Morcombe said. "Drugged, smashed with a steel bar. In the bushes, hidden under excavators, and hundreds of things ... emails and letters we used to get all the time."


Good morning, and welcome to our "headlines in a hurry" morning news coverage. We will be bringing you the best of what's happening this morning, so you can get across the news quickly.

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