ABC; Perth man Ronald James McDonald jailed over hammer attack on meth-addicted son. A 70-year-old man who attempted to kill his methamphetamine-addicted son by repeatedly striking his head with a hammer has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail. Ronald James McDonald attacked his son Mark, 23, as he slept on the sofa at his mother's home in Dianella in August last year. After the attack McDonald immediately called authorities to tell them what he had done. The Supreme Court in Perth was told in the lead-up to the incident his son had become aggressive and abusive towards his estranged wife and McDonald was trying to help her deal with their son's addiction.
CNN; Caitlyn Jenner doesnt regret voting for Trump despite his LGBT 'mistakes'. Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump's administration has done so far- especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. She doesnt regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump.
SMH; Trekker found alive after 47 days missing on Nepal mountain. A Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days has been found alive, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. Asian trekking agency official Madhav Basnet said 21 year old Liang Sheng yeuh was found on Wednesday on the ledge of a waterfall and was flown by helicopter to a hospital, Kathmandu.
EU; Opens case against Hungary over higher education law. The European Commission has opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a Budapest university founded by US financier and liberal philanthropist George Soros. Brussels, long exasperated by what it sees as Orban's authoritarian tendencies, believes the law, passed on April 4, undermines the principle of academic freedom and is incompatible with the European Union's democratic values. The law has triggered mass street protest in Hungary in support of the CEU, but Orban says it is needed to prevent foreign universities from issuing dubious diplomas.
Al Jazeera; Violence broke out following election of ethnic Albanian as speaker : Protesters have stormed Macedonia's parliament and attacked legislators after an ethnic Albanian was elected as parliament speaker. Clashes over several hours on Thursday injured 77 people, including 22 police officers and several MPs, authorities said. Dozens of protesters, some of them masked, broke through a police cordon after the opposition Social Democrats and parties representing Macedonia's ethnic Albanian minority voted to name Talat Xhaferi as parliament speaker.