00:28 There are reports that some residents are resisting forced evacuations in Queensland as cyclone Debbie makes a bee line for the state.

22:11 US: One person has been killed and more than a dozen injured in an early morning nightclub shooting in Cincinnati.

21:10 The New Zealand Defence Force says its troops never went to the villages named in Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson's book.

17:39 Three people face murder charges as a man with serious head injuries has died. He was found at the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club on Thursday.

17:38 People are being evacuated from coastal towns in Queensland as tropical cyclone Debbie looks likely to make landfall within the next two days.

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