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A man remains under police guard following the deaths of three young children in a Sydney house fire.

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Woolworths has confirmed it will once again sell Australia flags have causing controversy earlier this year by removing the flags ahead of Australia Day.

A 28-year-old man in an induced coma is under police guard following the deaths of three young children during a house fire in Sydney. Police allege the man tried to stop rescuers getting into the property. Read more here.

Three young children have been found after Queensland Police issued an amber alert following their disappearance, fearing they could have been at significant risk.

Reports out of the US claim Margot Robbie is pregnant with her first child. Several sources have confirmed the news to People magazine.

Uber has also announced the price of most fares will fall – but not everybody is happy.

Follow along below as we bring you regular updates throughout the day.

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    Woolworths to sell Australia flag again

    Woolworths has confirmed Australian flags will be sold in stores all year round just months after causing controversy by removing the flag from sale ahead of Australia Day.

    The flag will be reintroduced for the Olympics, with the supermarket recognising it is the official flag of the Australian Olympic Committee. The flag, a hand-held version, will then remain on sale for the foreseeable future.

    "In selling the Australian flag, we acknowledge that we disappointed many of you and our customers when we decided not to sell Australian-themed merchandise in January this year. We have listened and accepted that, as a proud Australian retailer, that many in the community expected us to offer customers the choice of purchasing the nation’s flag when shopping with us," a note to staff read.

    Woolworths also informed staff locally made hand-held Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags will soon be available to purchase all year round.

  • Man bitten by shark at popular WA beach

    A man has been bitten in a suspected shark attack while swimming near a popular camping spot in Western Australia.

    The attack happened off Fourteen Mile Beach in WA's northwest on Monday morning.

    The man was taken to Coral Bay nursing post where he was treated and is in a stable condition, the ABC reported.

    The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is investigating the incident.

  • Woman in her 20s dies after stabbing

    In some breaking news, a woman in her 20s has died after suffering two stab wounds to the chest.

    Police were called to a home in Kingswood in Sydney's west at 1.40pm following reports of a stabbing.

    Paramedics treated the woman but she died at the scene.

    A 22-year-old man was seen fleeing the scene, however police say there is no ongoing threat to the public.

  • Paste sold in Woolworths recalled over salmonella fears

    A popular tahini paste has been recalled over salmonella concerns.

    The Al’Fez Natural Tahini Paste (160g) has been sold at Woolworths across the country but has now been recalled due to salmonella contamination.

    Consuming foods contaminated with the bacteria may cause illness, with Food Standards Australia urging people not to eat the paste.

    “Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the alert said.

    “Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.”

    - NCA NewsWire

  • Child, 8, killed in remote crash, 11 others injured

    An eight-year-old child has died in a crash involving a 4WD which allegedly had 11 passengers.

    Police allege alcohol was involved in the remote crash about 11am on Sunday in the Northern Territory.

    A Toyota Prado carrying 11 passengers crashed on Mardiyardu Road, located between the northern towns of Kalkarindji and Lajamanu.

    Police allege that a 29-year old woman was behind the wheel and suffered non-life threatening injures along with the other passengers which police said were unrestrained.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Musgrave described the crash as "complex", the NT News reported.

  • John Howard gives his view on Biden's future

    Former prime minister John Howard has had his say on whether Joe Biden is fit to stand for another term as US president.

    While he labelled Biden a “decent man” who’s had a “great deal of personal tragedy in his life”, Howard questioned the 81-year-old’s ability to complete a second term.

    “It’s not for me to be so presumptuous to tell my American friends what they should be doing but it doesn’t stop me observing that there’s growing worry about his capacity,” Mr Howard said in an interview with Sky News.

    “I think it will work its way towards a situation where it will be very hard for him to carry on.”

  • Alex de Minaur's 19-year first at Wimbledon

    Has it really been that long since we've had a male tennis player with a bit of consistency at the top of the sport?

    Alex de Minaur has become the first Aussie male tennis player in 19 years to reach the round of 16 in four consecutive grand slams.

    He's now vying to become just the seventh Australian male player to be ranked sixth in the world or higher in the open era.

    He would follow in the footsteps of John Newcombe, Pat Rafter, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewitt.

    Australia's Alex De Minaur reacts after winning a point against Spain's Jaume Munar during their men's second round singles tennis match on the fourth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 4, 2024. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
    Alex De Minaur is into the fourth round at Wimbledon. Source: Getty
  • Three children spent night in car alone, police believe

    Police believe three children were left overnight in a car alone, before seeking help at a nearby 7-Eleven.

    Queensland Police had issued an Amber Alert after the children went missing on Sunday afternoon from the Gold Coast suburb of Paradise Point.

    On Monday the children, two boys ages five and six and a three-year-old girl, were found at a 7-Eleven in Mount Warren Park after entering the service station before staff called police.

    The vehicle they are believed to have been in was found 40 metres from the 7-Eleven. The children, wrapped in blue blankets, were taken away by police about 8.40am, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

    The children's 27-year-old father has been arrested on unrelated charges and will face court today.

  • Democrats turning on Biden as pressure mounts

    Pressure is mounting on Joe Biden after his disastrous presidential debate with Donald Trump last month.

    Several key Democrats have reportedly said it's time for President Biden, 81, to step away from the 2024 campaign over concerns about how fit he is to run again for president.

    CNN reports several House Democratic ranking members revealed their position to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries in a Sunday call, citing sources familiar with the call.

    Read more here.

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: U.S. President Joe Biden returns to the White House with first lady Jill Biden on July 7, 2024 in Washington, DC. Members of Congress return to Washington this week as pressure for Biden to withdraw as the Democratic nominee for the presidency continues to mount. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
    US President Joe Biden insists he is the right man to lead the Democrats back to the White House. Source: Getty
  • Man wins lottery after playing with the same numbers for 40 years

    A Sydney man's unw commitment to his lottery numbers has finally paid off after scooping a life-changing $3.3 million on the Saturday Lotto.

    “Oh mate! I’ve been playing these numbers for 40 years and they’ve finally come up!" the Greystanes man told lottery officials.

    He said he now planned to retire and finish his home renovations.

    "I've waited 40 years for this!"

  • Boy critical after lawnmower incident

    A young Brisbane boy has suffered life threatening injuries following an incident with a lawnmower.

    Multiple Queensland Ambulance crews were called to the home in Waterford West, a suburb in Brisbane’s south east, at about 5.28pm on Sunday.

    The child was found in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries to his leg.

    He was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a critical condition, with the assistance of critical care paramedics.

    As of Monday morning, he remains in a critical but stable condition.

    - NCA NewsWire

  • Mount Everest problem will take years to fix

    45,000kg of waste. That's the concerning amount of rubbish Sherpas believe has been discarded at Mount Everest's highest camp.

    “The garbage left there was mostly old tents, some food packaging and gas cartridges, oxygen bottles, tent packs, and ropes used for climbing and tying up tents,” Sherpa Ang Babu Sherpa said, after leading a clean up team at the South Col camp at 8,000-meter altitude.

    He believes to remove all the rubbish it will take years. Most of the rubbish is from older expeditions with new government rules requiring climbers to bring back their waste.

    Photos from their recent mission, which retrieved 10,000kg of waste, shows the extent of the problem.

    Read more here.

    Garbage collected en route Mount Everest is piled before it is sorted for recycling at a facility operated by Agni Ventures, an agency that manages recyclable waste, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 24, 2024. The highest camp on the world's tallest mountain is littered with garbage that is going to take years to clean up, according to a Sherpa who led a team that worked to clear trash and dig up dead bodies frozen for years near Mount Everest's peak. (AP Photo/Sanjog Manandhar)
    A pile of waste collected from Mount Everest's highest camp. Source: AP
    Workers segregate the garbage collected en route Mount Everest, at a facility operated by Agni Ventures, an agency that manages recyclable waste, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 24, 2024. The Nepal government-funded team of soldiers and Sherpas removed 11 tons (24,000 pounds) of garbage, four dead bodies and a skeleton from Everest during this year's climbing season. (AP Photo/Sanjog Manandhar)
    Workers sort out the waste retrieved. Source: AP
  • Uber to cut fares in Australia

    In welcome news for struggling Aussies, Uber has announced most of its fares will be cheaper from next month.

    However not everyone is happy, with the union representing drivers saying it's another kick in the teeth for workers already finding it hard to survive.

    “Some of the most vulnerable and underpaid workers in our economy are once again facing cuts to their earnings in a market that’s in free fall," TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said.

    Read more here.

  • Margot Robbie is pregnant, sources claim

    One of Australia's biggest movie stars is reportedly expecting her first child.

    Margot Robbie is pregnant, multiple sources tell People, however she is yet to address the claims.

    Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley, both 34, have been married since 2016.

    Margot Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley are reportedly expecting their first child. Source: Getty
    Margot Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley are reportedly expecting their first child. Source: Getty

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