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1. Brisbane dad dies after alleged one punch attack by his son.

A Brisbane man has died in hospital after allegedly being punched in the mouth by his son.

Doctors were unable to save Mark English, 53, who was injured after an alleged tussle in Brisbane’s CBD on Monday afternoon, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

According to court documents, he was knocked out and fell backwards, smashing his head on the footpath opposite central train station around 4pm.

His son, Morgan Isles-English, 25, appeared in court yesterday charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm.

He reportedley yelled  “I love you Mum” from the glass walls of the prisoner dock and sobbed loudly, with his lawyer calling for the case to be adjourned.

“I love you too,” she mouthed back.

2. ​All the election latest: Coalition edges ahead of Labor in seat count, as PM Turnbull accepts responsibility for shock result.

The ABC’S trusted election analyst Antony Green has projected Coalition wins in two key undecided seats, Grey in South Australia and Petrie in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

Counting finally resumed in earnest yesterday as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull conceded the shambolic election outcome for the Coalition rested on his shoulders.

Mr Turnbull also sought to blame the Government’s poor showing in the campaign on Labor’s “Mediscare” campaign, claiming it tricked people into voting for Labor, the ABC reports.

“We have work to do and we are committed to that, that is a very clear lesson,” he said.

“There is no doubt that Labor cynically abused the trust of Australians by lying to them about this and it is something for all of us, politicians and the media, to contemplate.

“What we have to recognise is many Australians were troubled by it, believed it or at least had anxieties raised with it.”

For now, the Liberal party’s hard right appears to be standing behind the Prime Minister, with key figures like Immigration Minister Peter Dutton offering their support for his leadership.

The Australian Electoral Commission tally has Labor on 71 seats, the Coalition on 70, others with 5, and a further 4 seats undecided. But there has been criticism of the official tally, with the ABC so far awarding just 67 seats to Labor and 70 to the Coalition – leaving eight seats in doubt.

To govern outright 76 seats are required, and it is not likely that either major party will meet that target.

Counting continues today, with 80 per cent of votes already counted.

3. Semi Radradra pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges.

NRL superstar Semi Radradra has pleaded not guilty to three counts of domestic violence against his former girlfriend, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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The 24-year-old Parramatta Eels player was arrested on arrival from Fiji at Sydney airport last week.

He has been accused of violently assaulting Perina Ting, 24, between October 2014 and May 2015, including while she was nine months pregnant with the couple’s child.

He is charged with domestic violence-related assault causing actual bodily harm and two counts of domestic violence-related common assault.

4. Measles outbreak: Warnings after four cases confirmed in Victoria.

Four separate measles cases in Victoria have prompted authorities to issues widespread warnings for the disease and urge the community to be on the lookout for signs of the disease.

The Department of Health says there is a risk of exposure in the Melbourne metropolitan area as well as some parts of regional Victoria, with officials tracing the steps of three of the carriers back to the Melbourne CBD between June 10 and June 13, according to The Age.

The cases are particularly worrying as they “seem to have been acquired locally”, Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Finn Romanes said.

“Three out of four of the cases were in central Melbourne during the period they must have acquired their infection.

“It is likely there will be more cases related to this outbreak.”

There are also concerns the outbreak may have spread to Queensland after one infected person travelled to Brisbane, while highly contagious.

The woman also spent time in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton, before travelling to Brisbane from Melbourne’s Avalon Airport on June 25.

5. Three children injured in alleged assault in Broadmeadows home.

Homicide Squad detectives arrived at a Melbourne home armed with shovels this morning to investigate the alleged assault of three children.

A man is in custody following an incident in the Broadmeadows house which resulted in one of the children  reportedly being knocked  unconscious, while another suffered broken bones.

All are now in a stable condition in the Royal Children’s Hospital,  according to the Herald Sun.

Police did not confirm if the man was the children’s father, but said he is known to the family.

According to neighbours the children’s mother has been absent for up to a month.

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