RUSH HOUR: Story behind this proposal snap
Welcome to Rush Hour! Gruesome details have emerged about the death of Angry Anderson's son Liam, as the rapper's best friend is arrested by police. In other news, Virgin Australia has faced a polarising response over a new boarding rule for veterans. Here's the latest.
Five in hospital after horrific multicrash
A multi-vehicle crash on Sydney's lower north shore last night has left five people injured, with one woman in critical condition.
Emergency crews were called to Victoria Road in Gladesville around 7.30pm last night following reports that four vehicles had been involved in a crash, Nine News reports.
All five involved were taken to local hospitals with injuries including a broken pelvis, internal injuries and minor injuries.
Police closed Victoria Road in both directions following the crash, but as of this morning the road is open for motorists.
The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.
Hockey weighs in on US midterms
Australia's ambassador to the United States has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump's book ahead of the US midterm elections - and taken a swipe at journalists.
"This mid-term election has revealed that, now more than ever, a vast number of journalists actually hate the people they write about," the former Treasurer posted to Twitter overnight.
"The most trusted journalists should be the ones that you'd never work out who they voted for."
Truth about this glamorous proposal snap
Being proposed to can be one of the most romantic moments in a person's life. But what happens when you're not Insta-ready for the moment?
New Melbourne bride-to-be Diana was caught off-guard after her partner José popped the question before she'd had the chance to get a manicure.
But luckily, her cousin had the perfect solution.
Twitter user @goodgaljenjen - or Jenna - uploaded two hilarious photos to show how she stepped in to offer up her own perfectly glammed-up hand for the engagement ring shot.
"My cousin's boyfriend proposed to her but she didn't have her nails done," wrote Jenna.
My cousin’s boyfriend proposed to her but she didn’t have her nails done lmao pic.twitter.com/FUwwplzkYg— Jenna (@goodgaljenjen) November 3, 2018
The first snap shows the happy couple sharing a kiss for their engagement ring shot, but the second shows the hilarious behind-the-scenes reality.
In the second shot, the cousin can be seen crouching out of sight while taking a photo of the couple with her phone from a lower angle.
She later explained that Diana is a nurse, which explains why she never had her nails done.
"José convinced Diana that the celebration was for his parent's wedding anniversary, before getting on his knees and revealing that it was all really for her!" she added.
The funny post has gone viral, with almost 200,000 retweets and over 818,000 likes since it was posted over the weekend.
Cousin Jenna is a bloody legend. You might even say she's... made of honour.
Best wishes to the happy couple!
Working hoiday visa restrictions relaxed
Backpackers on working holidays will be able to stay in Australia for longer under a new federal government plan to help farmers fill job shortages.
Pacific Islanders taking up seasonal work will be able to stay three months longer and the age limit for working holiday visas for some countries will be lifted to 35, the Courier Mail reports.
Backpackers will no longer need to leave jobs every six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work.
The news comes after the Nationals failed to deliver a promised agricultural visa and Prime Minister Scott Morrison's attempt to force unemployed benefits recipients to pick fruit was dismissed by the industry.
"Australians filling Australian jobs is my No.1 priority, but when this isn't possible we need to ensure our farmers aren't left high and dry with rotting crops, especially in the strawberry industry," he told the Courier Mail.
Woman sparks outrage giving 'wine' to toddler
A woman who sparked outrage giving "wine" to a toddler in a Snapchat video has claimed it was "just a joke" and says she's received death threats since it went viral.
In the footage, a woman in a pink dress sitting on a chair holds out a bottle to a young girl in a nappy, who grabs it with both hands and eagerly drinks, according to The Sun.
More than 700,000 people have now viewed the offending video on Facebook after it was initially posted on Snapchat.
Social media users were quick to criticise the adult, with one writing: "Dirty evil scumbag b******!!!".
Another added: "Child abuse no other word for it I hope they find her and put the kids some where safe away that vile vile woman."
But the woman in the video has now come forward, saying that the substance in the bottle was "not wine".
She would not clarify what the substance was, but told The Sun Online: "It was a joke. It wasn't wine. I'm not telling you what it was. That's it."
She said: "The video was put on Facebook. Now I'm getting death threats. I'm scared to walk out of my b***** door.
"I'm fearing for my children's life. I want them to take the post down."
It is understood that the video was taken at a home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, in July of this year.
The person who posted the footage on Facebook was defiant, writing: "Im done with the system and this planet.
"If you think im the one in the wrong you are the f****** problem!"
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said on Sunday that they are not currently investigating the incident.
Pamela Anderson wants PM to bring Assange home
Pamela Anderson has called on Scott Morrison to stand up for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and help bring him back to Australia.
The former Baywatch star said the Prime Minister should lend his support to Australian-born Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years.
She also denied rumours she was anything more than a friend of Assange, but said in an interview with Nine Network's 60 Minutes that they have a close bond which they describe as a "romantic struggle".
Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in 2012, after British courts ordered his extradition to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual molestation case. The case was dropped but supporters have said Assange fears he could be extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy over the publication of US diplomatic and military secrets by WikiLeaks.
In a message to Mr Morrison, Anderson said: "Defend your friend and get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him and throw him a parade when he gets home."
Virgin cops backlash over new boarding procedure
In a move similar to what is seen in the United States, Australian military veterans on Virgin Australia flights will get priority boarding and their presence publicly acknowledged during in-flight announcements.
"We acknowledge the important contribution veterans have made to keeping our country safe and the role they play in our community," Virgin Australia chief executive officer John Borghetti told Brisbane's Sunday Mail.
"Once the veterans have their cards and lapel pins, they will simply need to present them during the boarding process to be given priority boarding and be recognised on board."
But not everyone is thrilled with Virgin Australia's announcement.
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely there are far better, more suitable ways of honouring and thanking our war veterans? This all feels like one big ad for Virgin Australia," Leo James commented on Twitter.
"Honouring #ausdef veterans if they choose to fly Virgin Australia? Sounds like commercialising Australians service personnel to me. Most I've met + know are pretty humble, they don't want a fuss," Andrew Heslop wrote.
"Are we also going to thank paramedics, nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers - those who also serve society? It elevates one group of people above others," Collette Snowdon tweeted. "Where does it end? American nonsense. Will not fly @Virgin if this goes ahead."
The airline's announcement came as the Federal Government revealed a suite of new measures for veterans, including a discount card for returned service men and women and a program to help them find suitable work.
Qld man faces court for killing neighbour
A Queensland man charged with allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death after the pair began arguing on their way home from a party is expected to front a Brisbane court.
The 27-year-old was charged with murder on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed the 33-year-old Meadowbrook man in the neck as the victim got out of the car they had been travelling in.
It's understood the pair had been at a party on Saturday night where a brawl reportedly broke out before the dead man offered his neighbour a lift home. The man is also facing two counts of serious assault after allegedly spitting in the faces of two female officers.
He is expected to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.
'South Park Susan' turns herself in
A North Carolina white woman who harassed two black women while they were waiting for road-side assistance has turned herself in to police.
Susan Westwood, 51, was captured on video making racist remarks in an apparent drunken rant to two women in North Carolina.
In her bizarre rant, the woman - who has been dubbed "South Park Susan" - told the girls she was "white" and "hot" before allegedly threatening bodily harm.
A video that circulated online showed the woman walking toward the two sisters and saying things like "Hi, how are you? I'm hot, I'm beautiful. I'm 51, and what are we going to talk about tonight? Being hot? Being beautiful? Being white? ... This is Myers Park, South Park, b**h. Why are you up in here hanging out?"
One of the sisters told the woman they'd called the police because they felt threatened. The woman then appeared to threaten them with a weapon, but it's unclear whether she actually possessed one.
She said: "Do I need to bring my concealed weapons too? This is North Carolina by the way. Do you live here? Why do we feel that we need to be here like hanging out? Let's call 911. I want to make sure there's nothing going on here."
The woman then brought race and salary into the mix. "I make $125,000 a year and I want to make sure that you're all up in here. Girl, girl, girl. I'm white. I'm girl white. I'm white."
The incident went viral when one of the girls posted a series of videos of the woman on October 26, calling the videos "mouth-dropping".
Last night, Westwood finally turned herself in to Sunset Beach Police Department, and was transported to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, NBC News reported.
She was served with an outstanding misdemeanour warrant for misuse of the 911 system, in addition to four criminal summons.
Charter Communications, a telecoms company, confirmed it had terminated the woman's contract mimediately after seeing the footage.
"The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter's code of conduct and clearly disregards the company's commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior," the company said in a statement.
Angry Anderson's son killed in alleged assault
Australian rock musician Angry Anderson is rushing back to Sydney after the death of his son from an alleged violent assault on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Liam Anderson, 26, died after the altercation with another man, 20, in Queenscliff just after 6am this morning.
Police said the two men knew each other before the attack, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Former close friend Matthew Flame, 20, was reportedly arrested at the scene and is expected to be charged with murder.
Witnesses told police they saw two people fighting while others claimed to have heard "shouting and moaning" coming from the direction of Pavilion Reserve park.
Liam, one of Angry Anderson's four children, died at the scene from serious head injuries.
- Rhian Deutrom