Queensland police urge women to tell of attacks after second Uber driver charged

Two men now charged with rape and police believe other sexual assaults may have happened

Queensland police are urging women who have been sexually assaulted while using Uber to come forward after a second Brisbane driver was charged with rape.

A 37-year-old man was due to face Brisbane magistrates court on Friday charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the city’s south on 8 July.

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Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts

For most people stairs are a minor inconvenience, but for those with mobility issues they're a nightmare. However, the tedious ascent is set to get a lot easier thanks to new "energy-recycling stairs" that are currently in the works. The idea is that…

Clean energy target: how the states might make it work

Victoria and South Australia have suggested a states-led initiative if the federal government continues to stall on a clean energy target. Could it work?

Australian states exasperated by federal government inaction on the key Finkel review recommendation of a clean energy target have indicated they might band together and go it alone if the federal Coalition does not provide the required leadership.

Before Friday’s meeting of energy ministers, for which the federal government refused to put a CET on the agenda, Labor-led Victoria and South Australia called for consideration of a linked-up state-based scheme, and urged Coalition-led NSW to join up. Given recent comments by the NSW energy minister, Don Harwin, who indicated support for the CET, such a move seems plausible.

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Trump lawyer to apologize for sending expletive-filled email to stranger

Marc Kasowitz, who is advising Trump on the Russia investigation, sent profane and threatening emails to a US retiree who advised him to resign

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer “intends to apologize” after he sent a series of profane and threatening emails advising a stranger who had emailed him to “Watch your back, bitch”.

Marc Kasowitz, who is advising the president on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, sent the emails on Wednesday evening to a man who had emailed to tell Kasowitz that “it is in your interest and the long-term interest of your firm for you to resign from your position advising the president”.

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‘You’re in such good shape’: Trump criticised for ‘creepy’ comment on Brigitte Macron

Critics on social media said the comment, made during the US president’s first state visit to France, was ‘gross and inappropriate’

Donald Trump has been accused of sexism after he praised Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, for being in “such good shape”.

The US president made the comment during his first state visit to France and was posted on the French government’s Facebook page on Thursday.

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Andy Roddick threw away nearly all his trophies during cleaning spree, wife says

  • Roddick’s wife says former world No1 trashed nearly all his trophies
  • Texas native retired with 32 titles in 2012 after a 12-year pro career
  • Roddick, 36, kept trophy from his breakthrough 2003 US Open win

Andy Roddick may have been the most decorated American tennis player of his generation, but good luck finding the silverware to show for it.

Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, said the former world No1 decided to throw away nearly all of his trophies during a recent cleaning spree at the couple’s home in Austin, Texas.

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