Good morning, and welcome to our morning news coverage. We will be bringing you the best of what’s happening this morning, so you can get across the news quickly.
THE bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave uncovered by their relatives in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group says.
HE MAY be the United States president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
THE Dalai Lama has said he might be the last in the line of Tibetian Spiritual leaders as he called for the world to push for democracy in China.
A TEXAN plumber is getting death threats after his old truck — still bearing his name — was tweeted on the front line by Islamic jihadists in Syria.
JAMIE Dornan has admitted he visited a kinky sex dungeon as research while filming Fifty Shades of Grey.
7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins has admitted to sexually abusing three female minors, calling his behaviour “inexcusable”.
WHEN Robert Honan went to bed Monday, he had no idea his mother and sister were hostages in the Lindt cafe siege unfolding on TV.
MORE of us are getting cancer but we’re more likely to survive the big C with nearly one million Australians diagnosed with the disease in the last 28 years still alive.
TALK about a toothy issue.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has posed for a magazine glamour shot, amid ongoing leadership speculation.
AN IMPATIENT passenger eager to get off the taxiing plane before other travellers opened the door himself — triggering the emergency slide.
LINDT cafe manager Tori Johnson was shot by gunman Man Haron Monis before police opened fire and killed the terrorist, early police investigations have shown.
A FAULTY alarm clock may have saved the life of Dawood Ibrahim, 15, who slept in and was not at school during the deadly Taliban school massacre.
FOR a mad-keen Tolkien fan who discovered the English author’s work as a teenager, making The Hobbit and The Lord Of the Rings movies has been a dream come true for director Peter Jackson.
QUVENZHANE Wallis might be the youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee in history (she was just nine when she was nominated for her extraordinary performance in Beasts Of the Southern Wild in 2013), but on the set of Annie, her co-star (and Oscar winner) Jamie Foxx enjoyed needling her about the fact that she didn’t win.
LEIGH Paatsch has spent more hours than he cares to count in darkened rooms, and the results are in.