Australian news live: Body found in search for Vicki Davey, three arrested over disappearance of Aussie brothers

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the disappearance of the two Australian brothers is "really concerning".

Yahoo's daily news blog has concluded for Friday, May 3.

We started the day with the news three people have been arrested in Mexico following the disappearance of two Australian brothers on a surf trip. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called the situation "really concerning".

New details have also emerged about the fatal tunnel crash in Brisbane that left two dead, with one of the victims on her way to a wedding with her best friend at the time of the crash.

A body has also been found for a female walker in NSW who went missing on Wednesday. Read more below.

  • Man allegedly threatens customers with knife at shopping centre

    A 30-year-old man has been apprehended at a Melbourne shopping centre after allegedly stealing a knife and using it to assault and threaten shoppers.

    Terrified shoppers locked themselves in stores at Watergardens Shopping Centre in Taylors Lakes as brave bystanders approached the man, tackling him to the ground, the Herald Sun reported.

    “The barbers ran out with chairs and managed to hold him down until the cops came," a witness told the publication.

    A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening shoppers. Source: NCA Newswire
    A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening shoppers. Source: NCA Newswire

    The man was arrested by police who had rushed to the scene shortly before 1pm.

    Victoria Police allege the man stole the knife from a grocery store inside the shopping centre.

    "With assistance from the public a 30-year-old Sunshine man was swiftly arrested and is currently assisting police with their enquires," police said, stressing no one was injured.

    The incident comes weeks after knifeman Joel Cauchi killed six people at Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre in a stabbing rampage.

  • Body found after woman disappeared on bushwalk

    Police in NSW say they have found the body of a woman believed to be missing 63-year-old Vicki Davey.

    She disappeared on Wednesday when she headed out for a bushwalk in the Lake Macquarie area.

    "The body of a woman was located near a waterway at Glenrock nature reserve at Kahibah," police said in a statement.

    Vicki Davey. Source: NSW Police
    Vicki Davey. Source: NSW Police
  • Kyle Sandilands accused of vile behaviour amid domestic violence crisis

    TV and radio personality Steve Price has continued his feud with radio host Kyle Sandilands, blasting him in an opinion piece for the Herald Sun.

    Price argues "crude and threatening language towards women" on-air has no place in Australia at a time the country's domestic violence crisis has reached tipping point.

    He said Sandiland's abuse of women in the past has been "vile" and "threatening".

    He also questioned how Prime Minister Anthony Albanese could appear on Sandiland's show, as he has done frequently in the past, after Labor's commitment to helping vulnerable women.

    Sandilands branded Price "a failure" after he criticised KIIS FM's first show on Melbourne's airwaves, branding it "toxic" and "sexualised rubbish".

    Kyle Sandilands has hit back after Steve Price called his show 'toxic' and 'sexualised rubbish'. Photo: Instagram/kyleandjackieo and Ten
    Kyle Sandilands has hit back after Steve Price called his show 'toxic' and 'sexualised rubbish'. Photo: Instagram/kyleandjackieo and Ten
  • Last-minute kit change for Melbourne Victory

    A-League side Melbourne Victory have rushed to change their kits for their upcoming finals clash with local rivals Melbourne City this Sunday.

    That's because their main shirt sponsor Bonza went into administration this week, with the club moving quickly to find a replacement for the troubled budget airline. The club confirmed to the Guardian they're "thrilled" to have partnered with AIA Australia for the upcoming finals series.

    AIA are a global insurance company well-known to football fans thanks to its long-standing sponsorship deal with EPL side Tottenham Hotspur.

    Melbourne Victory's main shirt sponsor was Bonza. Source: Getty
    Melbourne Victory's main shirt sponsor was Bonza. Source: Getty
  • Shannon Noll cancels gigs after 'emergency procedure'

    Former Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll has cancelled two of his gigs after revealing he's had to undergo an unforeseen emergency procedure.

    He took to Instagram on Friday morning to apologise to fans, who wished him well in his recovery.

  • Young NRL star died after 'inappropriately tough' training session

    Rising Manly Sea Eagles star Keith Titmuss died in 2020 after undergoing an "inappropriately tough” pre-season training session, a coroner has found.

    The 20-year-old had been training for more than two hours in the first pre-season session of the year, which encompassed both an outdoor session and indoor session in a “hot and stuffy” gym.

    The inquest heard Mr Titmuss had gained four kilos during the off season and his fitness test scores suggested he was “the least fit member of the squad”.

    Read more here.

    Keith Titmuss died after collapsing during pre-season training in November 202o.
    Keith Titmuss died after collapsing during pre-season training in November 2020.
  • Australia's pro-Palestine protests make headlines in the US

    Australia's pro-Palestinian protests are making headlines over in the US as American police ramp up their response to university sit-ins that have gripped the nation.

    More than 130 demonstrators were arrested at the University of California in LA on Thursday as police looked to disperse a long-standing protest camp – a set up seen across several campuses in the US where violence has often broken out as counter protesters and law enforcement step in.

    CNN published a lengthy piece on how the protests have "gone global" and detailed the varying university protests in Australia, noting that so far university bosses and authorities here have yet to take a forceful approach with campers.

    Read CNN's coverage of Australian protests here.

    Police advance on pro-Palestinian demonstrators on the UCLA campus Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)
    Police advance on pro-Palestinian demonstrators on the UCLA campus yesterday. Source: AP
  • Australia warns China over unsafe move at sea

    Australia's head of navy has urged his Chinese counterpart to "prioritise safety" after last year's sonar attack on an Australian vessel.

    The encounter in November sparked a heated disagreement between the two countries, who had two very different accounts of what actually happened.

    Vice Admiral Mark Hammond raised concerns with Chinese Chief Admiral Hu Zhongming last week over his country's behaviour during an international navy conference, the ABC reported.

    It comes as an encounter between Chinese coastguard vessels and a Philippines ship went viral this week after the Filipino vessel entered a highly-disputed area of the South China Sea and was hosed down by water cannons.

    China claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, despite territorial claims from neighbouring nations.

  • New charges for man accused of killing Samantha Murphy

    The man accused of Samantha Murphy's murder has been charged over a crash months before the Ballarat mother's alleged killing.

    Patrick Orren Stephenson has been charged with careless driving, drink driving and drug driving offences after a crash on October 1 last year, which was the Sunday after the AFL grand final.

    Read more here.

    Samantha Murphy (left) and Patrick Orren Stephenson.
  • Aussie's laidback reaction to $1.12 million Keno win

    A former serviceman in Queensland who scooped a life-changing $1.12 million this week was "surprisingly calm" when speaking with lottery officials about his major win.

    “This is definitely the biggest prize I’ve ever won, but life goes on,” he told The Lott, saying he didn't really know what he would spend the money on. He said he'd like to give some back to causes he cared about.

    “I was calm when the win came up. I’m just a reserved man," the Maryborough man said.

  • Search ongoing for suspect behind fatal beach stabbing

    Mystery continues to surround a fatal beach stabbing on Thursday morning where a NSW surfer was attacked moments after leaving the water.

    Police in Coffs Harbour continue to scour the area surrounding Park Beach after the 22-year-old was killed. He was found with multiple stab wounds in a nearby car park.

    There is little known so far about the attacker, with police urging anyone who may have seen people at the beach or nearby possibly acting suspiciously to come forward.

    Police at the scene of the attack.
    Police at the scene of the attack. Source: ABC
  • Boris Johnson turned away in awkward moment

    Well this is awkward, isn't it?

    Former British prime Minister Boris Johnson has been turned away from local elections as he didn't have any ID on him.

    He fell foul of legislation he actually introduced, which only allows people to vote if they produce a valid ID.

    Read more here.

    boris johnson
    Boris Johnson was reportedly turned away.
  • Further dent to mortgage holders' hopes

    The light at the end of the tunnel for struggling homeowners appears to be dimming quite quickly.

    With Commonwealth Bank believing predicted rate cuts will be pushed back, the OECD, led by former Coalition finance minister Mathias Cormann, is now saying Australia might have to enforce further interest rate hikes to get to grips with inflation.

    Not the news many of you were looking for this Friday morning, sadly.

    Read more here.

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