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Woman who was raped by her father shares her life story to empower other sexual abuse

Nicole (left and right as a young girl - and centre in a recent photo), 18, from Sydney, was subjected to despicable sexual attacks at the hands of her father Richard (inset) during a six-month horror campaign of abuse. Nicole's father was her sole guardian following her mother's death six years earlier. She's not alone. While precise figures are hard to ascertain, Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2005 estimates 15 per cent - or up to 20 per cent for females - of the population will suffer familial child sexual abuse. Sadly, Nicole is an example of this disturbing - and unfathomable - trend. Here, she bravely breaks her silence to Daily Mail Australia and tells her story to empower other sexual abuse survivors.

Lisa Wilkinson says she knows the REAL reason Jacinda Ardern cancelled her wedding and plunged New Zealand into 'red alert' lockdown - including household contacts isolating for a gruelling 24 days 

New Zealand is now on Covid-19 red alert after a cluster of Omicron cases were detected in the community. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured, bottom) revealed on Sunday she would postpone her wedding to television host fiance Clarke Gayford because she 'was no different to other New Zealanders'. But The Project co-host Lisa Wilkinson (pictured, main) speculated on what caused Ms Ardern's tough decisions.

Epidemiologist James Trauer revealed testing rates have stabilised while case numbers have continuously declined over the past week - in a positive sign the outbreak was on its way out.

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Heartbreaking new details about the troubled Adelaide teen's final months have emerged at the ongoing inquest into his death at a residential care facility in July 2016.

Scott Morrison's WeChat account has been hacked and replaced with pro-Chinese propaganda. The Australian leader's team have been locked out of the social media page, as spies warn of 'censorship'.

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly subject to a traumatising assault while travelling on a train from Wagga Wagga into Sydney.

Nick Kyrgios and his best mate Thanasi Kokkinakis reveal new details on the locker room row that erupted when their Australian Open rival 'challenged them to a FIGHT' after a VERY controversial match

Nick Kyrgios (pictured, left) couldn't help but take a parting shot at the Croatian doubles pair he knocked out of the Australian Open after one of their coaches tried to fight the enigmatic star. Kyrgios and best mate Thanasi Kokkinakis (right) sensationally knocked out Australian Open no.1 seeded doubles pairing Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic on Friday night in front of a raucous Melbourne crowd. Following the match, the tennis bad boy claimed on Twitter that tensions rose between him and the Croatian team's crew, apparently because Kyrgios hit them with a ball. Following their victory on Sunday, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were asked to comment on the altercation, with the aforementioned offering a final taunt to the departing Croatians. 'Enjoy your flight home,' Kyrgios said as the two burst into laughter.

Samantha Rowe's eight-year nightmare began in 2014 when she gave birth to her son Cooper, who was born on Valentines Day at just 21 weeks - too early to survive outside the womb.

Becky Hughes, 24, from the West Midlands, buys all of her clothes second-hand. She told My London that previously she would splurge at least $75 a week on clothes from fast fashion brands.

Barnaby Joyce's new fiancée gives searing account of their VERY scandalous relationship

Barnaby Joyce's wife-to-be (pictured, left, with their sons Sebastian and Thomas) described their relationship as a 'great love throughout history' and said she doesn't regret the scandalous affair that led to the breakdown of his marriage of 24 years (top right, with his ex-wife and their four daughters). Vikki Campion, the Nationals leader's former staffer, gave birth to their first child Sebastian in 2018 and second son Thomas a year later, after a very public affair that saw Mr Joyce forced to step down as deputy prime minister. The pair got engaged last week at the Latitude 30 restaurant in Coffs Harbour, saying they were both 'very happy' with the union. Ms Campion, 36, said while their romance 'wasn't perfect', she doesn't regret the drama surround their infidelity. 'We aren't a perfect couple but, true to his word, he was holding my hand as I birthed our son and, beside 'Father' on the form, there wasn't a blank space,' she wrote in a column.

The Duke of Sussex, 37,   who lives in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California , with his wife Meghan Markle, 40, has reached out to his father, according to the Sun.

'I would wake up to her hand in my pants': Teen TikTok star accuses female influencer, 18, of sexually assaulting him FOUR times - once by groping him while he was passed out. But she says he's slut shaming her

TikTok star Jack Wright (right), 18, has accused his former friend and collaborator, influencer Sienna Mae Gomez (right inset), also 18, of sexual assault. The teen, in a video released Friday, claimed Gomez  'got on top of me, took advantage of me, groped me' while he was unconscious at a party in Hawaii (left). Video of the alleged assault was shared online. Gomez denied the allegations, with her representatives calling the claims 'fictitious' and an 'act of slander'. They also allege the pair had a 'consensual and cordial' relationship and the false accusations began after Gomez 'wished to end the relationship out of feelings of being used and misled through their time together'.

A young woman has revealed how she still manages to live a full life of adventure, go to university and plans to have children despite having just half a heart.

People from around the world have shared the most comical signs they have ever come across, with the very best collated in a gallery by PetsReporter.

AFL star Nathan Buckley breaks silence on rumours he has SPLIT from Alex Pike

Nathan Buckley (pictured, left) did not confirm or deny that he had broken up with girlfriend Alex Pike (pictured, right), saying their relationship was 'non of anyone's business'. The former AFL star and coach, 49, and glamorous cosmetics nurse are rumoured to have called it quits on their romance after less than a year of dating. Their relationship began  just weeks after the champion midfielder announced his split from his wife-of-18 years, Tania Minnici, in December 2020.

Health boss blasts Pauline Hanson for 'disgusting' demand about Covid after she called for probe into how Aussies had their 'freedom taken away'

Queensland Yvette D'Ath (left) has unleashed an extraordinary attack on 'appalling' and 'irresponsible' federal politicians over their comments during the It comes after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson (top right) called for a 'honest and thorough' Royal Commission into Australian governments' handling of the two year pandemic after the federal election. Inquiries as to whether Ms D'Ath would support a proposed inquiry sparked an explosive response.

Australian Grand Prix race chief executive Andrew Westacott insisted that rules are clear and all racers and staff must be fully jabbed to attend.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's hopeful the nation get get the virus within the 'area of control' by mid-February as infection rates drop in early hotspots such as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

The sprawling crowd paraded through Brussels today. Protesters clutched signs slamming the Prime Minister. Police confronted today's crowds (pictured) as scuffles and violence broke out at the protest.

Major events including The Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Christchurch, the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin and Auckland's New Zealand Fashion Week have all been cancelled.

Sean Penn is left 'unimpressed' after being forced to wait in line at popular Bondi

He may be a Hollywood star, but Sean Penn was apparently refused VIP treatment when he arrived at a Bondi hotspot recently.   The American actor, 61, quietly arrived Down Under late last year and has spent the past few weeks catching up in Sydney with his estranged Australian wife Leila George, 29.  According to Emerald City on Sunday, Sean was left unimpressed after he was made to wait in line for a table at popular Japanese restaurant RAW Bar in Bondi Beach. 

Garrett Hedlund is now ARRESTED for public intoxication days after split from Emma Roberts

Garrett Hedlund has been arrested for public intoxication after a night out in Franklin County, Tennessee on Saturday.  TMZ reports that the actor, 36, is now in custody with bail set at $2,100 for the misdemeanor arrest.  Hedlund is currently on three years probation over his previous DUI case, meaning his recent arrest for being intoxicated could pose a problem for him. 

Eleni Sabracos has traveled a total of 11,420 mi to see the Grammy-winning balladeer. 'I am in Vegas right now and Adele cancelled her show, again!' she fumed in a TikTok video.

An adventure playground opened by Prince Charles at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire has been forced to shut less than a week after opening due to safety fears about a suspension bridge.

What became of heroin boy? Photo that shocked a nation

Andrew Johnson's photo as a clean-cut boy collecting a syringe (right) and shooting up heroin (left) in a filthy drug-infested lane shocked the nation (inset, bottom) and shamed Sydney into action. But the boy (inset top) who fell into drugs because of his dyslexia was unable to shake what has become a lifelong addiction which endures today. While Andrew's photo spurred aghast politicians into clearing the lane and removing the needle van that handed out syringes like ice creams to underage children, the promises to help him get clean didn't eventuate. He says of his heroin taking 'I've overdosed and died 11 times'.

AFL legend Dani Laidley sparks engagement rumours as she shows off a diamond ring - after reconnecting with childhood sweetheart

Dani Laidley, who recently reconnected with her childhood sweetheart Donna Leckie, (pictured together, right) flaunted the sparkler in a video (left) shared to Instagram on Saturday. The clip, shot in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, showed the glamorous former AFL star, 54, holding her hand to her face in shock as the ring caught the light. She appeared to be out at a restaurant, and glanced at the ring in shock multiple times in the clip. The video sparked a flood of comments from fans offering their congratulations, adding to chatter that Laidley may be engaged.

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy warned her prison fiancée she was a 'fully committed

Serial killer Joanna Denneh (left) , 39, who was jailed in 2014 after killing three men during a 10-day spree, told her prison fiancée Hayley Palmer (right) she was a 'fully committed psychopath' in a harrowing love letter seen by The Sun on Sunday. Palmer, who is now a free woman after serving 16 years, has opened up about their romance with the killer, revealing Dennehy had 'no regrets' and would 'laugh' about her crimes.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Itchy, sore rashes can destroy patients' confidence - especially when they affect several parts of the body.

Aussie tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are through to the quarter finals in the men's doubles at Australian Open after an epic three set thriller. 

Inside wild engagement party for footy star James Tedesco and his glamorous WAG - complete with cocktails, heartfelt speeches and VERY passionate plate smashing 

NRL Sydney Roosters captain James Tedesco, 29, and his longtime girlfriend Maria Glinellis announced their engagement in November last year. On Saturday, the couple hosted their engagement party at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel in Sydney (pictured). Maria stunned in an ab-flashing white frock with stiletto heels as the couple danced into the evening, sipped on cocktails and posed for photos during the cutting of the cake.

Ex-glamour model Katie Price was arrested on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler's fiancee a 'gutter slag' in 'abusive messages'.

Tennis boss Craig Tiley has claimed Novak Djokovic will return to the Melbourne courts in 2023 despite being banned from the country for three years and given a stern warning from the Victorian Premier.

Meat Loaf daughter Amanda Aday shares who her father was off stage and at home: 'He was

Days after his death from Covid-19 complications, Meat Loaf's daughter Amanda Aday is sharing memories of the singer and actor. Speaking with People the 41-year-old actress recalled the contrast between her dad as a public figure and a hands-on parent. She described their touring and home lives as 'dichotomous' and said when they weren't on the road 'he wasn't Meat Loaf anymore,' but rather, 'it was home and he was just dad.'

The Wiggles have topped Triple J's annual Hottest 100 list for 2021 with their cover of Tame Impala's hit, Elephant, beating Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber who placed second with their hit, Stay.

The Spaniard is aiming to move past Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as the men's singles player with the most grand slam title and took another step towards that on Sunday

Plastic surgeon reveals which A-listers - from Bella Hadid to Khloé Kardashian - gone

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon exposed the secret procedures that he thinks stars have undergone, from nose jobs to eyelid surgeries and everything in-between.


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Thai suspect, 22, charged with hacking British ex-pat, 49, to death with a sickle

Wassana Muanchit, 33, who refers to herself as the wife of Marcus Evans (top right), 49, has spoken of the moment she found his body lying face-down in a pool of blood covered in slashes. The mother of one returned to her home in Kanchanaburi, 90 miles from Bangkok, when a neighbour told her 'to check up on her husband' in the early hours of Saturday. Local man Prasut Thipthep (left), 23, has been arrested over the killing and also charged with attempting to kill Mr Evans's friend Shaun Dagnan (bottom right), 54. Ms Muanchit revealed that police let her speak to him. She said: 'I looked in his eyes. I was still so angry at him. I asked him ''why did you kill my husband?'' I said I was very angry at him. I said ''why couldn't you talk or ask nicely? You could have told me or told the police, but you shouldn't have killed him''.'

The Queen usually spends the festive period at Sandringham, but has remained at Windsor Castle as a Covid precaution and held muted Christmas celebrations with close family.

Jewish leaders, backers defiant a week after hostage siege, while marking the first Sabbath in synagogues around the US since last weekend's hostage-taking at Beth Israel in Texas.

The characters in the British make-over of French cult hit Call My Agent! will only be 'loosely' based on their French counterparts, the show's executive producer told the Sunday Times.

Megachurch pastor is caught half-naked with a married co-worker by shocked parishioners - but they claim they were cooking CHILI and stripped down after spilling it

A Tennessee megachurch pastor said he is taking some time off to 'spend time with God' just months after shocked church members found him half-naked with his married co-worker, and after a secretly recorded video of the two canoodling in a restaurant was widely circulated online. Last November, volunteers at the Venue Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid a surprise visit to Pastor Tavner Smith at his house - but discovered the pastor wearing only his boxers, with a married church employee in a towel. The 41-year-old pastor, who was also married at the time, rushed to explain that they had been making chili and hot dogs and gotten food on their clothes, so they took them off, one of the volunteers told the Daily Beast.

There were more than 25,000 communications found on 18 devices seized by the FBI during a raid on Giuliani's home and office in April 2021. He's being investigated by the office he once ran.

Kanye West and his new girlfriend Julia Fox made their sizzling red carpet debut on Sunday - as they twinned in denim outfits for the Kenzo Paris Fashion Week show.

This week: A tsunami flattens villages in Tonga, the fashion world mourns the passing of Andre Leon Talley, and an 88-year-old grandma sees again.

Assassin gave jailhouse girlfriend $15,000 for medical bill - she 'used it for Brazilian

Notorious assassin Siar Munshizada (pictured in handcuffs right), serving three life sentences for murder, was allegedly conned out of $15,000 by Helya Yousefi, a woman he met in jail while she was visiting another prisoner. He denies threatening Helya Yousefi (pictured left) after she allegedly used $15,000 he had given to her for medical expenses on a Brazilian butt lift.

A magnifient mansion that features a luxurious master bedroom with an incredible bathtub, library, and pool house with a sauna hides behind this charming cottage in Katoomba.

Phones 4U billionaire founder John Caudwell revealed his son Rufus had 24/7 surveillance in his bedroom to ensure he wouldn't commit suicide after catching Lyme disease in 2014.

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, who is accused of seven rapes and one sexual assault, was ordered to wear an electronic tag and report to a police station daily as part of his bail conditions.

In an interview with Stella Magazine,Victoria Derbyshire, 52, said overcoming breast cancer 'changed her life' after she thought she was 'going to die' after being diagnosed with the illness.

Gary Ablett Jr's wife Jordan shares sweet photos of son Levi, three, out on the harbour

Gary Ablett Jr and his wife Jordan are proud parents to three-year-old son Levi and two-month-old daughter Grace Honour. On Sunday, Jordan shared adorable photos of little Levi enjoying a day out on the harbour with his family to her Instagram page.

Diaz was in attendance supporting Brazil's Deiveson Figueiredo who reclaimed the UFC flyweight title with an unanimous decision over Mexico's Brandon Moreno in the co-main event.

Bernie Sanders on Sunday lauded Arizona Democrats for formally censuring centrist Dem Senator Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday for voting against ending the filibuster.

Police officers have launched a murder investigation after they were called to Thirlmere Avenue, in Stretford, shortly before 7pm last night to reports of a boy with serious injuries.

Woman who doctor's told should 'lose weight' is rushed to hospital with a melon sized

Hannah Catton, 24, (left and right) from Faversham, Kent, visited a doctor after suffering from stomach bloating and repeated urinary infections, but was told she was 'fine' and it was probably stress related and that she should slim down. The veterinary nurse moved to Melbourne, Australia  in 2019 before becoming increasingly concerned about her health. She  undergoing life-saving chemotherapy in Australia and is unable to be joined by her family because of Covid travel restrictions.After being told she was okay by doctors, events took a dramatic turn when she collapsed in severe pain while out horse riding in October last year.She was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer after being taken to Melbourne's Mercy Hospital for Women where surgeons removed a 20cm tumour from her ovaries.

On Sunday, the 21-year-old showed her support as she sat in the crowd watching Nick, 26, win his third round doubles match at the 2022 Australian Open. .

Sydney's controversial lockout laws did little else than deferring assault incidents into surrounding areas and killed famous establishments in the city's most popular areas, a new report has found.

15-month-old baby was trapped with her mother's corpse for FIVE DAYS in a homeless shelter

A  15-month-old baby was trapped with her mother's corpse for five days in a homeless shelter and left covered in feces and dehydrated after mom died from accidental overdose, court papers reveal. Quraan Laboy, 31, is planning to sue the city of New York and the Department of Homeless Services for $5 million in damages after his daughter Lyric Laboy was discovered by workers at the East River Family Center under a bed near the body of her mom. The baby was allegedly found ''covered in human feces' and badly dehydrated, and was rushed to the hospital. No one checked in on the mother and daughter until a neighbor reported a 'foul odor' coming from the apartment. Young Lyric, who lost seven pounds and suffered a 'horrific' diaper rash from the incident, is still dealing with separation anxiety, Laboy said.

Talking about accusations of cultural appropriation, he said: 'Your immediate reaction is to be defensive and say, "For the love of God, really?" And then you go, "Well, we don't want to offend anyone".'

Two bodies have been found after a suspicious house fire west of Brisbane early on Sunday morning. Police have established a crime scene to investigate the cause of the suspicious blaze.

Kyly Clarke shows off her incredible physique in skin-tight activewear

Kyly Clarke recently turned 40.  But the former WAG has certainly not felt the ravages of time, and showed off her ageless figure as she left a gym on Sunday.  The interior designer flaunted her muscular midriff in a crop top as she strolled through Sydney's Rose Bay. 

Dr Sarah Bendall, author of a new book Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body and Women in Early Modern England, says corsets not as restrictive as people think.

Australian cricket star Mitch Marsh said WA Premier Mark McGowan's decision to extend the state's hard borders is 'gut-wrenching' and revealed he hasn't been home in six months.

Tyson Fury claims Mike Tyson would have knocked-out 'pair of p******' Joshua and Usyk in

Tyson Fury has backed his namesake for the hypothetical heavyweight title, insisting Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk would both be 'chinned' by a prime Mike Tyson. The Gypsy King is awaiting news on his next fight, with Usyk and Joshua alongside Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora as candidates to kick-off 2022 - with Frank Warren looking at a late-March date.  The Ukrainian holds the WBA, IBF, WBO belts - missing only Fury's WBC title - and AJ wants them back after triggering his rematch clause after losing in Tottenham back in September last year. 


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All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after four escape in Pennsylvania truck crash

Four monkeys had escaped following Friday's collision, Pennsylvania State Police said. But only one had remained unaccounted for as of Saturday morning, prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other agencies to launch a search for it amid frigid weather. Kristen Nordlund, a spokesperson with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an email Saturday evening that all 100 of the cynomolgus macaque monkeys had since been accounted for. Three were dead after being euthanized. The email did not elaborate on why the three were euthanized or how all came to be accounted for. But Nordlund said those euthanized were done so humanely according to American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines. One of the cynomolgus macaques, which are also known as crab-eating or long-tailed macaques, was found in a tree, and three shots were later heard, WNEP reported.

Slain NYPD rookie Jason Rivera, who was shot to death on-duty Friday night, told high school freshmen 'to put in the work' to make it in life in an inspirational video filmed when he graduated in 2017.

Inspectors at HMP Downview in South London said that a 'large proportion' of the 210 female inmates were 'overweight', with many gaining weight over lockdown.

For a true taste of laid back Barbados luxury look no further than Lone Star

Behind a chic but unassuming converted 1940s garage exterior on the west coast of Barbados lies a true gem of a boutique hotel. As soon as you pass through the narrow reception of the Lone Star , the building opens out into a chic verandah bar and restaurant simply furnished with white sofas and linens against rich mahogany floorboards - all perfectly selected to frame the star of the show.... the white sands and azure sea of Barbados.


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Highway Code overhaul that tells cyclists to pedal in the middle of the road takes effect

From next week, a new 'hierarchy of road users' will come into effect which will mean drivers have more responsibility to give way to cyclists and pedestrians when at junctions. Campaigners have said the 'fundamental' change to the way people have been driving for decades risks causing confusion and avoidable collisions. A survey by AA found that 33 per cent of motorists still had no idea the changes were being introduced despite it being less than a week until they are set to be brought in. The Department of Transport said it would 'introduce a hierarchy of road users to ensure that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others'.

An MP claims a $26 million contract paper-trail proves the federal government 'commandeered' rapid antigen tests intended for Queensland Rail workers but Health Minister Greg Hunt said this is false.

Researchers discovered many see their careers derailed - or even ended - just as they reach the peak of their working life due to absences caused by debilitating menopausal symptoms.

When the UK said goodbye to its great statesman: Huge crowds watch Winston Churchill's coffin and gun carriage being pulled through London in newly-colourised images before the 57th anniversary of his death

Sir Winston Churchill was the country's Prime Minister during World War II from 1940-1945 and then again from 1951-1955. He died after suffering a stroke on January 24, 1965, aged 90, and his official funeral was held on January 30. His was the first state funeral for a non-royal family member since Lord Carson in 1935, and as of 2021 it remains the most recent state funeral in the United Kingdom. The official funeral lasted for four days.Planning for the funeral, known as Operation Hope Not, began 12 years before Churchill's death. It was initiated after Churchill's stroke in 1953 while in his second term as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.