The family of three brothers accused of plotting to destroy an Etihad plane travelling from Sydney has spoken publicly for the first time. In an exclusive ABC interview from their home in Tripoli, Lebanon, the family say they don't understand how the allegations against the men could be true. Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat are accused of planting explosives in the luggage of another brother, Amer, in order to blow up the passenger jet in July last year.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has publicly rebuked a former Border Force commissioner, accusing him of fabricating evidence to a senate inquiry. Roman Quaedvlieg said Mr Dutton's chief of staff called him in 2015, asking him to help the minister's friend keep an Italian national in the country. Labor seized on his submission, accusing Peter Dutton of misleading parliament. But he has hit back, saying the phone call never took place.
The leaders of four Western countries have backed Britain's assessment that Moscow almost certainly approved of that nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter back in the UK. In a joint statement the US, France, Germany and Canada agreed with the UK that two Russian military intelligence officers were behind the poisoning in March. But during a UN Security Council meeting on the latest findings, Russia continued to deny any involvement.
And Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has died in hospital in the US state of Florida after a heart attack. He was 82. He shot to fame in 1972's Deliverance, and also starred in Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and the Cannonball Run.
澳大利亚内政部长彼得·达顿公开指责一名前边防局专员，指控其在接受参议院的问询时捏造证据 。罗曼·夸德夫利格表示，2015年时，达顿的首席顾问给他打电话，让他帮助达顿的朋友将一名意大利公民留在澳大利亚 。工党利用他的证词指责彼得·达顿误导议会 。但是达顿进行了反击，称从来没有打过那个电话 。
四个西方国家的领导人支持英国的判定，几乎可以肯定一名前俄罗斯间谍及其女儿在英国遭遇神经毒剂袭击的事件得到了莫斯科的批准 。美国、法国、德国和加拿大发表联合声明，同意英国称两名俄罗斯军事情报官员是三月份发生的中毒事件的元凶这一结论 。但是，在联合国安理会会议讨论这一最新发现时，俄罗斯仍然继续否认与中毒事件有牵连 。
好莱坞传奇男星伯特·雷诺兹因心脏病发在美国佛罗里达州一家医院去世 。享年82岁 。雷诺兹在1972年凭借《激流四勇士》一炮而红，之后还主演了《警察与卡车强盗》、《不羁夜》和《炮弹飞车》等影片 。
1. blow up 引爆；（使）炸毁；（使）爆炸；
He was jailed for 45 years for trying to blow up a plane.
他因为企图炸毁一架飞机而被判入狱 45年 。
2. seize on 对…大为关注；抓住(有用的事物)；
Newspapers se ized on the results as proof that global warming wasn't really happening.
3. hit back 反击；还击；
This week BofA hit back, publicly denying analysis and rumours published on a number of financial blogs.
4. shoot to fame 迅速(成名)；一举(成功)；
Alina Reyes shot to fame a few years ago with her extraordinary first novel.