Little kids find bodies on the way to school, the gutters are lined with syringes and silver spoons and drug users shoot up in alleys behind Vietnamese restaurants. Welcome to 'Zombieland' – what some locals call the grungy inner Melbourne suburb of North Richmond while in the grip of Victoria's heroin crisis. Overdoses are soaring, users (pictured main, top inset) are sprawled on the ground between cars in a housing estate carpark and it's impossible to miss the dealers loitering by Tram Stop 20. Fed up with death on their doorstep, locals are demanding a medically supervised injection centre, like the long-standing facility in Sydney's Kings Cross. But the state government isn't interested, last week ruling out building the room which many local activists are clamouring for. 'This is insane. This is Melbourne,' said local activist Judy Ryan. 'People are dying on the streets. We wouldn't put up with this anywhere else'. Pictured left, a memorial for Sam O'Donnell, 27, who died from a heroin overdose in a Richmond alleyway. Right: police speak to a man on a notorious street corner.
Perth parents fly to Mexico for last-ditch experimental treatment for their daughter, four, who suffers from rare brain cancer with a survival rate of less than one per cent
A Perth family have travelled to Mexico in the last hope of saving their four-year-old daughter. Annabelle Nguyen was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a fatal brain tumour, in September 2015. But unable to sit back and accept Annabelle had less than a year to live, her parents Trung and Sandy decided to take the little girl overseas for controversial treatment. Speaking with Daily Mail Australia, Mrs Nguyen said when Annabelle (pictured left in hospital and right) was first diagnosed the family were told she had between six and nine months to live and that they should go home and 'make memories'. And after an MRI showed progression in May Mrs Nguyen said 'a fire lit within' her to help save her daughter.
United front: Johnny Ruffo looks upbeat as he makes his first public appearance with girlfriend Tahnee Sims after revealing his devastating brain cancer diagnosis
Johnny Ruffo has made his first public appearance since revealing his shock brain cancer diagnosis to the public last month, as he attended a charity gala at The Star in Sydney on Saturday night. He attended the event with his dancer girlfriend Tahnee Sims, with the pair happily smiling for the cameras. Johnny looked sharp wearing a black tuxedo, and added some flair to his outfit with a grey pocket square.
Spiked mohawks, a bizarre saw blade and a whole lot of flesh! Thousands of raging revellers descend on Australia's wildest music festival, Defqon.1
Thousands of partygoers donned their wackiest outfits on Saturday for day one of Australia's wildest hardstyle music festival, Defqon1. Devoted dance music fans dressed in everything from swimwear, activewear to fantasy characters for the 'Victory Forever' themed event. In keeping with trends of years gone by, some girls made the most of the balmy Sydney weather by wearing tiny shorts and bikini tops.
The making of a miracle: Woman who was told she had less than a 1% chance of getting pregnant celebrates dream baby news with a beautiful time lapse clip documenting her growing bump
Jasmine Katatikarn was desperate to become pregnant and tried for five years to have a baby. Her dream finally came true in 2015 and she's celebrated with a time lapse video of her daily growing belly. The new mom also announced on her blog that she is newly pregnant with her second child and that she's created an app for other mothers to use to record their daily belly growth.
Beer we go! Damp start does not deter Oktoberfest crowds as six million revellers are expected in Munich for the annual festival
Oktoberfest revellers in Munich braved the rain as the annual event in the Bavarian capital kicked begun this Saturday. The festival is expected to run from September 15 until October 3. Partygoers were seen drinking beers while standing on tables (left) while steins were offered to locals and tourists alike (top right). There are a handful of tents across the Theresienwiese site, with some holding more than 10,000 people (inset).
U2 cancels its St Louis concert in fear of fan safety as protesters shut down a mall in second day of demonstrations over acquittal of white cop who shot black man after 32 are arrested in night of violence
Thirty-two people were arrested for the upheaval which saw at least ten officers injured including one who had his jaw broken and another who dislocated his shoulder on Friday night. On Saturday, another 300 marched at West County Center Mall to carry on their demonstration for a second night. Macy's closed its doors in fear of the crowd and there was an increased police presence at the mall. They are angry about the acquittal of white cop Jason Stockley who was cleared of murdering black drug dealer Anthony Smith in 2011 on Friday after years of anticipation.
Pictured: Rosie O'Donnell's former wife with her new partner who she quietly married after their messy split - as the comedian blasts trolls claiming SHE caused her ex's suicide by 'not allowing her to see their daughter'
Michelle Rounds, 46, married Krista Monteleone in December, 2016, and that the pair were living quietly with their new daughter in Windermere, Florida, when she died. On Friday, police found Rounds inside her home shortly after 7am. It is not clear how she died or who called for help. She attempted suicide previously after her acrimonious split from O'Donnell and was found locked inside a hotel room after taking a cocktail of 'wine and pills'.
'Refugee foster boy', 18, arrested at Dover port over Parsons Green bucket bomb 'was first held by police two weeks ago but freed' as detectives raid home of the caring pensioner couple who took him in
The property in Sunbury-on-Thames was occupied Penelope Jones, 71, and her husband Ronald, 88, up until February this year although it is not known if they or any of their 268 foster children still live there. Armed officers stormed the property hours after arresting the 18-year-old man believed to have planted the Parsons Green bomb in Dover. At least eight of the Jones' foster children have been refugees with some coming from Iraq, Eritrea, Syria, Albania and Afghanistan. The couple were honoured by the Queen in 2009 for their services to children and families.
How an award-winning weather reporter, 35, gave up her career to live life at a slower pace in the hippie hamlet of Byron Bay - and why it's made her a better mother
If you looked at Magdalena Roze's life five years ago, you would have thought she had it made. As an award-winning meteorologist and a high-profile weather presenter, the 35-year-old, originally from Sydney, had a glossy and busy career a lot of women her age would kill for. And then, she traded it all in. Re-locating to Byron Bay with her husband, Darren Robertson (pictured left, with Rose), you can now find Ms Roze tucked up in the NSW hinterland, busy being a mother, cooking and enjoying an altogether slower pace.
'We might not have found it until it was too late': How a bike given to a girl for her fifth birthday helped reveal the shocking fact she had a tumour at the base of her spine
A Sunshine Coast mother has revealed how a birthday present played a crucial role in diagnosing her daughter with cancer. Natasha Macgregor's little girl Havana (left) had been suffering from mysterious leg pain and after receiving a bike for her fifth birthday began to limp. After her symptoms worsened, the worried mum (pictured right with Havana) took the young girl to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where an MRI scan revealed she had a tumour at the base of her spine. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Macgregor, 27, said Havana underwent a series of tests in August, before finally being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma.
What do YOU see in this photo? Mother is sent into a huge panic after spying a MOUSE in her son's bed – but not everything is as it seems
A mother-of-two from Melbourne has shared to Facebook the terror she felt when she found a mouse in her son's bed. Laura Mazza (pictured top right), 31, posted a snap of the suspicious looking rodent lying on top of her son Lucas's bedsheets to her Facebook page Mum on the Run. 'Today I saw a mouse in my sons room. A mouse. Stewart Little has decided to come in my house and set up camp near my son's drawers,' she said.
Supermarkets crawling with MAGGOTS, looters ransacking shelves and families forced to live in a lifeboat tent: Terrifying footage shows chaos gripping Caribbean island of St Maarten after it was 'flattened' by 225mph hurricane Irma
The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma can be revealed. Mail Online visited the Caribbean island of St Maarten and found post-apocalyptic scenes, with desperate families running out of food while looted supermarkets contain rotten meat infested with maggots (top right). The military has been drafted in to restore law and order after society broke down in the wake of Irma, which wrought destruction across the Caribbean. Supermarket shelves were left empty by looters (left and bottom right) and private yachts litter the streets after the 225mph winds blew them inland while hotels had their roofs torn off.
Part house, part museum: Artist and his fashion designer wife sell their amazing art deco Melbourne home for $1.7million
An artist and his fashion designer wife has sold their colourful and creative home for a whopping $1.7 million in a private sale. David and Yuge Bromley (inset) sold their art deco country home in Melbourne on September 13 after living in the property for the past four years with their children. The couple who runs Bromley & Co, a gallery store, had listed the late-1800 house about three weeks ago to another Melbourne couple who plan to use the home as a holiday gateway for them and their two children. Pictured here is the bedroom (top left) the lounge room (top right and bottom right) and another room (bottom left).
Hollywood’s favorite 'pimp': Meet Scotty Bowers, the man who arranged clandestine liaisons for and with Tinseltown’s most famous faces – from Katharine Hepburn to Cary Grant
Scotty Bowers, 94, (pictured top left today and center main in his younger years) claims he was a 'pimp' for many of Hollywood's elite during the 1940s. He first told his stories of sexual intrigue in his 2012 memoir. His stories are being retold in a new documentary film. Bowers claims he set up celebrities for decades, including Katharine Hepburn (bottom right) with up to 150 women over the course of 50 years, despite the fact that she was in a very public romantic relationship with Spencer Tracy (bottom left). Bowers also claims he slept with Tracy and set him up with other men. He also claims he slept with actress Vivien Leigh (top left) and was part of a three way with actors Cary Grant (top right) and Randolph Scott, who were rumored to be lovers. Bowers got his start at the age of 23 in 1946 after a chance meeting with actor Walter Pidgeon who stopped for fuel at the gas station where Bowers worked. Bowers claims Pidgeon picked him up right then and there for a sexual liaison, for which Bowers was paid $20. From there, Bowers started 'introducing' Hollywood's elite with people who matched whatever their preference was and he often was involved himself.
Running into trouble? Irishman films himself high-fiving locals as he competes in North Korean marathon then smuggles the footage out of the secretive country
This intriguing footage shows an Irishman high-fiving locals as he runs the Pyongyang Marathon after successfully smuggling the video out of the totalitarian state. The 10km race is one of the rare occasions tourists flock to North Korea after the dictatorship allowed amateur foreigners to take part in 2014. Musician Martin Faraway posted a video of him running April's race on Facebook this week, claiming he had no trouble filming or exporting the footage.
Iconic Bondi Icebergs restaurant is put up for sale as it's revealed the popular spot for Australia's celebrities and politicians is expected to be snapped up by an overseas buyer for $15 million
Adman John Singleton, who purchased the One Notts Avenue address in 1998, has already received offers from overseas buyers interested in the prime piece of real estate. 'We now have an institution that the community, politicians, swimmers, diners of NSW and Australia can be truly proud of. It is etched in the Aussie ethos of helping your mates, doing your bit and providing something for future generations not only to be proud of, but to reflect on what we had to do to make this great place even better,' Mr Singleton said on Friday. The Dining Room, as the Icebergs restaurant is known, is currently directed by Italian chef Maurice Terzini with a menu that reflects his heritage. On the al-a-carte menu oysters with organic lemon dressing are served for $6 a pop, fish for $46 and a hearty steak meal for $76.
Winnie Harlow, Georgia May Jagger and Hailey Baldwin work distinctive make-up looks as they command attention on the catwalk at designer Matty Bovan's London Fashion Week debut
He has been selected on behalf of London Fashion Week's Fashion East show to display his Spring/Summer 2018 collection. And drawing in the big names to model his designs, Matty Bovan saw his upcoming collection brought to life by the likes of Winnie Harlow, Georgia May Jagger and Hailey Baldwin on Saturday, as they kicked off day two of the five-day style event. Winnie Harlow, 23, cut a striking appearance, as she stepped out sporting a dramatic make-up look, that saw her eyes outlined with a cobalt blue pigment, and a vibrant catwalk ensemble.
No web or hot water, their toddler decides her own bedtime and the toilet makes compost for the vegie garden: The couple who gave up all mod-cons to live 'in harmony with nature' totally off the grid
Lucie Novakova and Pavel Raso live off the grid with their one-year-old daughter after deciding to ditch the rat race for a 'useful' self-sustainable life in the hills. The couple told Daily Mail Australia they were sick of 'just working and worrying about bills' so moved from their fast-paced lives in Sydney to the middle of the bush in the Blue Mountains.
Can't wait for the next Avatar movie? Cirque du Soleil presents performance based on James Cameron's blockbuster - and it's heading to Australia in three weeks
The movie Avatar is celebrated for stunning visuals while offering an insight into a new world. Now the theatrical visionaries that make up Cirque du Soleil are preparing to make their way to Australia to portray a new adaption of the film phenomenon. Following shows in Manila, Taiwan and New Zealand the cast and crew will take to the stage to bring to life TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's sensation Avatar across October and November.
She's all white! Jennifer Hawkins puts on a classy display in a quirky one-shoulder pantsuit and floral headband as she leads the star-studded arrivals at Randwick Racecourse Stakes Day
All eyes were on the 'World's Best Horse' Winx on Saturday afternoon. But the A-list turn out was just as impressive with former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin (far left) stunning in a sheer lace dress and matching crown. Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins (second from left) chose an edgy one-shoulder silk pantsuit, while model Samantha Harris (centre right) was pretty in blooming pink and red frills. E! Australia's Ksenija Lukich (far right) chose red and silver futuristic shoes to go with a ruffled, fitted white one-shoulder dress with matching headband.
From secret waterfalls to pristine beaches and picturesque bays: The top 'hidden gem' travel spots in Australia revealed
While Australia is known for many as the home of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Uluru, there are many lesser known hidden gems that are just as special. To unearth some of the most beloved spots across the country and ignite wanderlust in keen travellers, Assured Removalists recently looked into the places hashtagged most with #hiddengem - with interesting results. Here, FEMAIL looks at five of the most hashtagged hidden gems in Australia and the most mysterious waterfall, according to Instagram users.
Jaws for thought! The moment a brave beachgoer pulls a beached great white shark back into the sea before it gets rescued and put in a pool at a Sydney beach
A 'quintessential Australian man' stripped down to his underwear this week and pulled an injured Great White Shark - nicknamed Fluffy - off a Sydney beach and back out to sea. Karl Bucholtz, 33, a Tradesman, was working on a house near popular Manly Beach when he noticed a group of people forming around the struggling shark.Locals became familiar with the young male Great White last week after it washed up on the shore and was temporarily placed in an ocean pool. So, when Mr Bucholtz spotted the distressed shark for a second time, he took off his clothes and ran into the sea to help.
Kelly the koala miraculously survives a death-defying road trip while she was stuck UNDER a moving car for 16 kilometres
A koala has miraculously survived a deathly 16 kilometre journey while she was stuck in the wheel of a car (pictured). The koala was firmly wedged inside the wheel arch of an Adelaide driver's car, leaving rescuers stunned. Jane Brister from Fauna Rescue SA told Daily Mail Australia she was expecting the worst when she received the call. 'I've done hundreds of rescues but nothing like that,' Ms Brister said. 'Upon arrival I was aware of the smell of burnt fur which added to the trauma of the situation.'
Tatt's what they mean! Angelina Jolie reveals the secrets behind her 20 tattoos which include a Tennessee Williams quote and a Buddhist prayer
At the New York premiere of her new film, First They Killed My Father (left), Angelina Jolie's backless gown showed some of her new tattoo's - with the meaning of those tattoos now being revealed. The three largest tattoos on her back were added just last year (right) – ancient Buddhist mantras down her right shoulder blade, a temple in the centre of her back, and, below it, a grid design known as a Yantra, believed to bring good luck.
'Nothing tells a woman she's a woman like her breasts!' Tziporah Malkah shows off her ample assets in bizarre throwback video for comedy song when she was Kate Fischer
She's was at the height of her fame during the 90s, but retreated away from the limelight after breaking up with billionaire businessman James Packer in 1998. And after her stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, Tziporah Malkah has posted a hilarious throwback video of herself on social media. The 43-year-old took to her Facebook page on Thursday to share a video of her comedy track, The Boosie Song, with Kate Ceberano and Libbi Gorr, also known as Elle McFeast.
'Being good-looking doesn't only have benefits': 'Extremely attractive' people lament the awful struggles of being so beautiful - as they detail perks like free clothes and immense popularity
Upon being told she is 'absolutely gorgeous', Billie (left), 28, replied 'Yes, I know', then went on to point out there is still 'a lot' she would like to change about herself. Peter (bottom left), 37, whose photos give off a darkly handsome vibe, admitted to taking advantage of his own beauty, saying he can be 'quite charming' if the circumstances call for it. Emil (top right), 32, who has mastered the art of playing up his boyish smile with a three-day stubble, says he has faced prejudice because of his good looks. As for Nina (bottom right), 23, who enjoys a gorgeous mane of brown hair and a plump pout, admitted that beauty can be 'very useful', and used her professional life as an illustration, revealing she landed all of her jobs without a proper interview.
Model, 22, who lost her leg in horror roller coaster crash bravely takes to the catwalk at London Fashion Week showing off her prosthetic limb
Amputee Vicky Balch, 22, who lost her right leg in a horrific Alton Towers rollercoaster accident in 2015 made an unexpected catwalk appearance at London Fashion Week on Friday. Miss Balch lost her leg in 2015 when the Smiler ride malfunctioned and careered into a carriage ahead leaving her and four others seriously injured.
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Cheeky tennis player Renzo Olivo, 25, pulled off what is being described as the best serve of all time after bamboozling his opponent Taro Daniel, 24, with speed and slight of hand at match in Poland. Playing on a clay court in Szczecin, Poland, Olivo, 25, stood on the baseline preparing to serve in the traditional overhand motion before quickly tapping the ball over the net using an underhand serve - catching Daniel and the audience off guard.
How did the duck cross the road? With the help of a traffic policeman who held up cars to escort the mother and her babies to safety
This is the adorable moment a mother duck and her ducklings were escorted across the road by a police officer. The family of ducks would have undoubtedly got into trouble without a police escort, so the thoughtful officer and a female member of the public decided to help them cross the street. The footage was shot on a dash cam in Williams County, North Dakota, U.S.
'Someone's holiday just ended before it even began': The terrifying moment a camper roof blows off on a Sydney highway, narrowly missing trailing cars
A driver has recorded the terrifying moment when a roof (pictured left and right) of a holiday camper blows off on a highway just metres away from trailing cars. The incident was recorded at Hume highway in Campbelltown, Sydney at an unknown date and has received great traction from social media users to date. The clip which was uploaded at the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page on Saturday has received over 800 likes and over 56,000 views to date.
A girl's best friends: Wisconsin woman, her boyfriend and their two rescue dogs travel around the US and live out of a converted Dodge Sprinter
Bryce LaDuc, 38, packed up her life to travel around the country with her two rescue dogs. They live in a van and have been to 27 states with plans to visit many more. The dogs are mixed Border Collies and are both 12 and a half. While right now they only use the van on weekends, they plan to transition to a full-time nomad life.