A woman hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver was walking home from the 'dream job' she had just started and was in the prime of her life, her devastated father said. Nicole Lewanski, 22, (pictured left) was crossing the Princes Highway near Brodie Spark Drive in Wolli Creek at 6pm on Wednesday when police said she was struck by a utility which allegedly ran through a red light. Patrick Nealon, 35, (pictured inset) was charged at the scene and did not apply for bail in court.
Dreaming of a life in the US? Thousands of Australians are moving to America using a little-known visa - and how you can easily do it too
Have you dreamed of moving to America? The special E-3 visa is making it easier for all Australians, from office workers to tradies, to live and work in the U.S. These three lucky Australians have all made the move to New York and haven't looked back. The application process was simple, cheap, and hassle free.
Islamic State recruiter's wife LOSES police brutality claim and is hit with $100,000 in court costs after she refused to remove her burqa in court or stand for 'anyone but Allah'
The wife of a convicted Islamic State terrorist who refused to remove her Islamic veil in court has been left with a $100,000 bill after losing a lawsuit over an early morning police raid. Moutia Elzahed lost her legal bid against police on Thursday morning after accusing police of assaulting her during counter-terrorism raids at her southwest Sydney home in September 2014. Ms Elzahed, whose husband Hamdi Alqudsi is a convicted Islamic State recruiter, had refused to take off her veil to give evidence over the six-day hearing. District Judge Audrey Balla threw out all six brutality claims made by Ms Elzahed, who could also face a criminal charge for refusing to stand for the judge because she 'won't stand for anyone except Allah'.
Muslim teen who claimed Trump supporters called her a 'terrorist' and tried to rip off her hijab on the New York subway is arrested for making the story up
A Muslim teenager who claimed she was called a terrorist and attacked by Donald Trump supporters on a New York subway train apparently lied about the whole story. Yasmin Seweid, 18, was arrested by police on Wednesday for filing a false report and admitting she lied about the so-called attack. Seweid, who is a student at New York's Baruch College, initially told police she was harassed by three men when she got on a train at the 23rd Street station in Manhattan on December 1.
Mafioso with no mates: Less than 30 people show up for funeral of underworld figure Pasquale Barbaro in Melbourne - after notorious snitch was gunned down in a hail of bullets
Gangland identity Pasquale Barbaro (inset) has finally been farewelled in a small funeral (left) attended by fewer than 30 people in north Melbourne. Only close family members (right) mourned the 35-year-old on Wednesday in Conburg's Tripodi Chapel, almost a month after he was gunned down on a Sydney footpath. Underworld funerals are normally attended by hundreds, but rumours Barbaro had been cooperating with police kept his mafia associates away. His estranged wife (top right) spoke at the service, commenting on how he managed to live out his favourite motto in death: 'Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.' Barbaro's father, Joe, was spotted for the first time since his son's death and pictured smoking outside the service (bottom right).
Cocktails made by robots, a wave pool and a skydiving room: Inside the biggest cruise ship ever to visit Australia as the $1.3 billion liner docks in Sydney
The biggest cruise ship ever to visit Australia, Ovation of the Seas, has docked in Sydney Harbour (left) carrying more than 4,000 passengers who will spend $3.3 million in just two days and $35 million over the season. It is the fourth biggest cruise ship in the world including surfing and skydiving simulators (top right), robot bartenders, 18 restaurants (bottom right), and a huge entertainment complex with bumper cars, basketball courts, and roller skating, plus several theatres and three pools.
The footage appears to show children hammering away on railway lines and hauling bricks and rubble in Chagang in North Korea as they are being 'forced to work for 10 hours a day'. And it has been claimed some of the them are as young as five, raising more questions about human rights abuses in the country. Human rights experts have hit out at Kim Jong-un's regime claiming it is 'robbing children of the chance of a happy childhood'.
'Melbourne, this deconstructed food thing seems to be getting out of hand': Enraged customers share the WORST deconstructed food fails (including make-your-own avocado toast)
Deconstructing food is a restaurant trend where classics are reinvented, usually by taking apart the individual components. But these 17 photos prove it doesn't always make for a delicious meal. From left to right: spaghetti served separately to the bolognese sauce in glass containers; avo toast where the customer was served a halved avocado next to some bread; a make-your-own coffee; a black forest gateau where every element was separated; a chicken pie served without sauce and with pastry on the side; and a Caesar salad that was served as a whole head of lettuce tied together with a bread ring.
Woman auctioning off the chance to tattoo her buttocks closes deal at $6,500 - as other young women copy her cheeky money-making scheme
The 20-year-old New Zealand woman who auctioned off one of her buttock cheeks to be tattooed with a design of the winning bidder's choosing has earned $6,500 (inset). The auction to decide what Bailey Price (left) would have tattooed up to 9cm x 9cm closed on Wednesday, and was won by an Australian man named Paul who appeared to create a Trade Me account for the sole purpose of making the $6,500 bid. Another New Zealand woman, named Shannon (right), has listed her buttocks to be tattooed at auctioned for above $3,000.
Is this statue racist? Memorial in Sydney for 200,000 Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for soldiers in WWII 'promotes animosity' according to Japan
The statue of a Korean sex slave on display in a Sydney church is the subject of a complaint by the Australia-Japanese community under 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, who claim it's a 'hurtful historic symbol'. The statue commemorates 'Comfort Women' - Korean and Chinese girls and women forced into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during Wold War Two. Australia-Japan Community Network president Tetsuhide Yamaoka said the statue is 'detrimental to the local community and will only result in generating offence and racial hate'.
How HAS Mad Mel pulled off Hollywood's most unlikely comeback? Vile racist rants and domestic abuse destroyed his career. Now he's nominated for a Golden Globe
Audience members said the cast and crew of Gibson's World War II movie, Hacksaw Ridge, were 'overwhelmed' as they soaked up the plaudits earlier this year. And none more so, one can be certain, than its director, Mel Gibson (with girlfriend Rosalind Ross, right). It seemed a return to his glory days as Hollywood's most bankable name as he walked out of the Sala Grande theatre to find screaming fans waiting not for the film's stars, Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, but for him. Gibson is engaged in one of the most delicate comebacks in Tinseltown history. After a decade in the wilderness he looks to have finally shrugged off an ugly past of anti-Semitic and racist outbursts, and incidents of domestic violence that few felt could be excused by Gibson's rampant alcoholism (drinking at a party, left).
Queen of the road! Meet the truck-loving 22-year-old entrepreneur laughed out of the room by Chinese businessmen during her pitch - but is now set to make MILLIONS out of her brilliantly simple idea
Chinese businessmen laughed Maddison Lawrence (left and right) out of the room when she first pitched her idea hoping to transform the Australian trucking industry, but the 22-year-old has had the last laugh. She flew to Beijing for an international car show in May with the sole purpose of finding a product which would prevent damage to trucks. She was not taken seriously, but managed to convince manufacturers her idea had potential. She was given the green light and launched her new business in November. Although she did not fit the mould of what a trucking expert should be, she now successfully owns and runs two businesses in the transport industry.
The world's saddest Santa photo: Grieving mother 'takes her baby son to meet Father Christmas' - nine months after the little boy tragically died at just 13 weeks
Erin Morrison (left, and inset), 26, from Victoria, lost her son Caesar (also inset) in March after he tragically died from heart complications. Caesar. As the festive season approached, Erin couldn't bear the idea that Caesar would never get to meet Santa, so she decided to mark his first Christmas in a unique way. Armed with a precious photo of her little one and his favourite belongings, she took them to meet Father Christmas and had the bittersweet moment captured on camera (right)
Little boy, 11, found dead in his room had pneumonia and was 'covered in bruises' - but aunt he lived with 'failed to take him to doctors despite being a NURSE'
Jodie Maree Powell, the aunt of an 11-year-old boy in her care, failed to take him to doctors before he died of pneumonia despite the fact she was an experienced nurse, it has been alleged. Curtis Powell (pictured) was found dead in July 2015 with suspicious injuries and he had received no medical care for almost five years, the Brisbane Magistrates Court (inset) has heard. Powell, 43, and her de facto partner, James Burnham, 35, have been charged with manslaughter, child cruelty and interfering with a corpse.
The heartwarming moment two young boys ask their dad to stop the car so they could jump out and help a man in a wheelchair shovel snow
Two Wisconsin boys' good deed for a disabled neighbor is going viral after their father shared a photo of them on Facebook. Daniel Medina with his two sons spotted a disabled man trying to clear his path. The boys suggested they get out of the car and help the man who was struggling. Their Dad took a photo of the eager youngsters, Daniel, 10, right, and Dominic, 6, inset, before posting it to Facebook.
'Take a shot kiddo': Alan Thicke joked around and had his teenage son snap a photo of him as he was taken away on a stretcher moments before he died
The beloved actor was playing hockey with friends and his teenage son Carter when he suddenly was forced to sit down in the middle of the game, but assured the men that he was completely fine. Carter thought otherwise however, and called 911 to get an ambulance on the scene. Alan however continued to brush off the concerns of those around him and urged everyone to return to the game, which they did. And the Growing Pains star still thought he was going to be fine even while being taken away on the stretcher, making Carter snap a photo of him as he was taken into the ambulance because he thought it was funny.
A $39 mobile phone, $65 worth of Kmart clothes and $10.50 on yoghurt: Meth user's spending spree after he 'stole a father's credit card from his wallet as he lay dying on the road'
Shannon Davis, 28, (right) is accused of stealing Matt Clark's (left) credit card after he was fatally hit by a car on Saturday night in Hervey Bay, in Queensland (inset). Davis and co-accused female friend Shannon Tubb used, the card to buy a mobile phone, clothes, yoghurt and $90 worth of alcohol. The purchases led to a police raid of Davis' home where they found Mr Clark's wallet and meth smoking pipes.
Santa's little helpers! Monaco's royal twins Jacques and Gabriella join their parents in giving Christmas gifts to children at the palace
Royal twins Jacques and Gabriella, two, have joined their parents Prince Albert, 58, and Princess Charlene, 38, (left) to give out Christmas gifts to children at Monaco's royal palace for the first time. Charlene looked appropriately festive in a cheery red coat and silver shoes, while her husband added a touch of Christmas cheer with a Santa Claus tie. Prince Jacque (right) was wrapped up warm in a navy anorak as he made his way to the annual event with his parents.
Incredible video shows how one tablespoon of olive oil can calm half an acre of waves on a lake within minutes
A video by Harvard physicist Dr Greg Kestin shows that just one tablespoon of olive oil poured over water can spread out within minutes, calming the waves around you. The oil spreads out to form a layer just one molecule thick because oil molecules are double sided: one end is attracted to water and so flips towards it, and the other end stands upright because it's repelled by water.
Girl gang plied football star with vodka and stripped him naked before subjecting him to a bizarre sex ordeal
Brogan Gillard, 26, Paige Cunningham, 22, and Shannon Jones, 20, lured the 20-year-old stranger to one of their homes after meeting him on a night out. He passed out after being plied with vodka by the women from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria before they sexually assaulted him while dancing. The women admitted sexual assault, while their not guilty pleas to sexual assault by penetration and actual bodily harm were accepted at Preston Crown Court. The victim, who must remain anonymous for legal reasons, appeared on the floor in a video as Gillard cut his hair and peeled vegetables over him. She wielded a pair of scissors and asked 'Put in his bum?' before parting his bottom cheeks.
From couch potato to spud stud: Meet the man who lost more than 50 KILOS in less than a year by eating nothing other than POTATOES
Melbourne man Andrew Taylor turned to a potato-only diet (inset) after realising he had a food addiction. In little under a year of eating nothing but spuds, he has gone from 151 kilos (left) to an astonishing 99 kilos (right). Mr Taylor said his diet consisted purely of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and boiled potatoes. 'I've not had a single slip up. It's been quite amazing to me as well. It'll be a year on January 1,' he told Daily Mail Australia.
'She would do it for me': Woman makes her terminally ill best friend's dying wish come true by adopting her three young children
An Illinois woman has made a life changing decision by making her dying best friend's last wish come true. Sara (pictured far right on the right), 36, is in the final stages of ALS in hospice care and is not expected to make it to Christmas. Her best friend, Missy Armstrong (pictured left on the far right), is in the process of legally adopting her three young children, (pictured together left), 11-year-old Cayden, 9-year-old Micah and eight-year-old Amara.
Female German minister REFUSES to wear a hijab during visit to Saudi Arabia, days after Angela Merkel calls for a burka ban
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (pictured with Saudi Vice Regent Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud) said women should have the same right to choose their clothing as men. She shunned traditional Saudi attire, opting instead for a dark blue suit. But she was heavily criticised in Saudi Arabia for not wearing traditional clothing. Her stand came a week after Angela Merkel called for the burka to be banned in Germany.
Duchess sports the traditional Cub Scout neckerchief as she attends a meeting to celebrate 100 years of the organisation
The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, attended Cub Scout Pack meeting with the Kings Lynn District on Wednesday to help youngsters celebrate 100 years of the organisation. Kate, who drove over from her country home, Anmer Hall, joined the Pack as they took part in games and activities themed around 'looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally'.
'What are you gonna do?': One of five teens accused of beating and shooting dead 16-year-old classmate in remote Alaskan woods 'cocks his head and shouts at the victim's parents in court'
Bradley Renfro, 16, (second from left) appeared to address the parents of murdered teen David Grunwald (right) as he was escorted out of court in Palmer, Alaska on Tuesday after being charged with killing him. Witnesses in the courtroom claim Renfro cocked his head as he walked past Ben and Edie Grunwald (inset) and said 'What are you gonna do?... Do something'. Renfro was among five teens to enter not guilty pleas over Grunwald's murder. Grunwald was was allegedly beaten, kidnapped and forced to walk into remote woods where he was shot dead execution style on November 13. His body wasn't found until three weeks later on December 2 following a police investigation. Erick Almandinger, 16, Austin Barrett, 19, Devin Peterson, 18, and Dominic Johnson, 16, were the other charged in relation to the murder.
Fax machine, paper shredder, TV with VCR and a car phone: Inside Donald Trump's custom designed 1988 Cadillac limousine
This is the one-of-a-kind luxury limousine that Donald Trump designed exclusively for Cadillac more than two decades ago. The custom automobile was first spoken about by Trump in his 1987 autobiography The Art of the Deal. Trump said he was approached by John Grettenberger, the head of Cadillac at the timer, and agreed to design two distinct versions of the limousine - the Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series. Automotive News reports that both were unveiled in Atlantic City in 1988 and featured 'Italian leather upholstery, wool carpeting, a TV and VCR, a fax machine, a paper shredder, pop-out writing desks and even a cellular phone.'
'They smeared vomit on the walls and left cans of laughing gas everywhere': Hundreds of rampaging teenagers trash a luxury apartment they hired on Booking.com and used for a three-day drink and drugs bender
The newly kitted out property, which is rented out for £100 a night, was left with smashed furniture (pictured) and vomit smeared up the walls after police forced the youths to leave. The partying at the flat in Gants Hill, Essex, spilled out onto the streets during the all-night drinking sessions which left neighbours fearing for their safety. The wild party, attended by teenagers as young as 16, kicked off last Wednesday and carried on through the night until they finally dispersed on Saturday. The six-storey building was only completed in June.
Would YOU take your pup out in a pram? Trainer launches dog stroller hire service (but insists it's not aimed at people wanting to make a fashion statement)
NEW You may be used to seeing babies inside prams, but on the Gold Coast, prepare to see a few puppies out for a stroll in them too.Joanna Parkes has recently launched a puppy pram hire service for pet owners who want to keep their pets off the ground. But Ms Parkes, who was worked as a dog behavioural trainer for more than a decade, says the pet strollers aren't about making a fashion statement but have a practical purpose. She says they are aimed at puppies who have yet to be fully vaccinated to keep from safe from disease and also if they are intimidated by bigger animals.
Move over Magic Mike! Removal men sizzle in saucy shirtless calendar for 2017 to raise money for homeless charity
A Melbourne house moving company has created a shirtless calendar for 2017 to raise funds for homeless women, after seeing the impact of domestic violence in the community. Friendly Moving Men, which is based in Collingwood, features a number of scenes in the calendar including a pool-themed one (top left), and a festive Santa (bottom right). It's the second year the company has done the project, with all funds going to a homeless support service.
Trump laid bare: 18-year-old paints the President-Elect's most controversial quotes about women across their nearly-naked bodies in provocative picture series
Aria Watson, 18, from Oregon, originally created the pictures as her final project for an 'introduction to photography' class. the pictures have attracted global attention and resonated with hundreds of thousands of people. The photographs, pictured, show the naked bodies of Aria and her family and friends with the President-elect's sexist comments written on them.
Photographer Andrew H. Walker wanted to do something different for his celebrity portraits and asked stars at the Toronto Film Festival to share two sides of themselves in front of the camera. Walked wanted it to be a thoughtful project where celebrities examined both their public persona and private selves. He said Anne Hathaway was one of the most enthusiastic, while Richard Gere one of the most analytical stars he photographed.
The purrrfect job? Meet the 'pet au pair' who lives rent free and is saving for her first home by looking after puppies
Chase Osland, from Brisbane, hopes to pay for her first home through her work as a pet sitter (left and right). The 28-year-old lives rent free in exchange for looking after pets while their owners are away. 'I was trying to come up with a way to save money that didn't involve moving back home,' the animal lover (inset) told Daily Mail Australia. '[I] thought house sitting would be a great way to have my own space while living rent free, with a pet to keep me company.'
'I know you're in heaven, but...': Child's absolutely heartbreaking Christmas letter to his dead dad sparks online appeal after being found in a field attached to a balloon
The unidentified boy told his father in the letter (left) that he was missing him in heaven and said he dreamed that he could leave him a note under his pillow. It was found with the balloon in a private field in Dunfermline by Stuart McColl (centre), who wants to find the child to give him the presents he asked for in the note. Photographer Mr McColl, 30, who discovered the note in the field (close to the location pictured right) behind the Balmule House four-star hotel while walking his friend's dog Millie. He told MailOnline: 'I almost cried - it was quite touching. I was just a bit kind of taken aback by the letter, it was just such a tragic note and it really affected me.
Amazon makes it first delivery by DRONE: Internet giant airdrops its first package - just 13 MINUTES after it was ordered (just as well he lives round the corner from the test site)
The tech giant delivered its first package - an Amazon Fire TV box and a bag of popcorn - to a customer in Cambridge after launching its drone from a mechanised track and flying it at an altitude of 400ft. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos confirmed the debut delivery in a tweet earlier today. He wrote: 'First-ever AmazonPrimeAir customer delivery is in the books. 13 min - click to delivery.'
Mother who weighs 140kg successfully gives birth after 16 medical staff join forces to carry out a risky Caesarean section
A team of medical staff teamed up to carry out the operation on December 13 at a hospital in Changsha, southern China. The woman were reportedly 39 weeks pregnant and had been diagnosed with various heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension and gestational diabetes. Her baby was delivered after two hours, but its gender was not specified.
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An asteroid collision would have devastating effects if the impact occurred within 10-20 kilometers of a populated coastline, spurring severe flooding, shockwaves, extreme temperatures, and hurricane force winds. But, out in the middle of the ocean, the massive waves generated by the collision would quickly die down, a new simulation reveals, preventing city-swallowing tsunamis from reaching the shorelines. Water vapour, instead, could pose a larger threat - the impact would launch billions of tons of the greenhouse gas into the air, with potential to linger in the stratosphere for months or even years.
Is this really the ugliest Christmas tree in the world? Rome's 'austerity tree' is described as 'infinite sadness' by unimpressed locals
As cities around the world begin to light up with Christmas cheer, the great capital city of Italy has left their citizens wanting more. Rome's annual Christmas tree has been dubbed the 'saddest in the world' with drooping limbs, lackluster lights - and not even a star on top. The barren tree stands in the centre of the city at Piazza Venezia - and has driven many locals to social media to express their disappointment.
A dog owner has shown the determination of his two dogs by uploading a video of them in a tug of war. Darren Woods, of County Clare in Ireland, filmed a video of his two dogs fighting over a stick. In the video, his two dogs are seen growling at each other as they refuse to let go of a stick while on a walk.