Sleeping woman punched in the face
SYDNEY: A woman was punched in the face as she slept at her home north of Sydney.
The 39-year-old victim had been out with friends last night and returned to her home in Emerald Street, Narrabeen, about 11pm.
Just after 1am she woke when a man repeatedly punched her in the face.
Police say she screamed and her assailant fled.
She was taken to Mona Vale Hospital suffering from facial cuts, swelling and bruising.
Police have appealed for help tracing the attacker.
Boy, 7, tries to buy fighter jet on eBay
LONDON: An overenthusiastic seven-year-old London boy almost bought today his very own real-life Harrier fighter jet on eBay for £69,999 ($113,515).
The British-built Harrier jump jet was for sale on the site - but for a fixed price instead of an auction.
A youngster hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the restored fighter jet, causing his father to quickly apologize to the sellers and tell them his son was not able to buy the aircraft out of his pocket money.
"His dad rang up and profusely apologised to us, so it's still for sale. We've put it on as an auction now so that won't happen again," said a spokeswoman for Jet Art Aviation, of Bradford, central England, which is selling the Harrier.
The British-built jet was integral to the nation's arsenal in the Falklands War, but the Government put the elite fighting machines out of service in 1997.
'Flight risk' convicts to become cabbies
ENGLAND: Male prisoners will drive female convicts on trips from jail in a money-saving move slammed as "crazy," The Sun reported.
The scheme aims to cut out taxi fares for such things as hospital visits.
To ensure drivers stick to their routes, tracking systems will be fitted to the vehicles at a cost of £10,000 (more than $16,000).
Men at Sudbury open prison in Ashbourne, central England, will ferry women from closed prison Foston Hall 10 miles (16 kilometres) away using jail pool cars. Foston Hall currently spends £63,000 ($101,500) a year on taxis.
The drivers, all Category B convicts – those who do not require maximum security conditions but are still considered a flight risk – due for release soon, will be “risk assessed” and accompanied by a prison officer.
Man 'punches croc', survives attack
AUSTRALIA: A man has puncture wounds in his palm and left wrist after being attacked by a crocodile in Far North Queensland.
Police told the Herald Sun the man was swimming at a waterhole at Beening Creek, Napranum when the attack occurred.
"The wounds are not life threatening," the police spokeswoman said.
"It's now a matter for DERM (Department of Environment and Resource Management)."
It's been reported the man punched the crocodile in the head to ward off the attack, but police said they did not have those details.