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Published on: Thursday, November 15, 2018

1. ASIO director general Duncan Lewis has revealed that a newly recruited employee was key to preventing a planned terror attack in Melbourne's CBD in 2016. Lewis said the "young woman who'd been with us for about five minutes" had observed unusual activity from a group of men that had been visiting a chemist late at night.  

2. On Wall Street overnight, the S&P 500 fell for the fifth consecutive day to close down 0.8% while the Dow Jones was also down 0.8%. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq closed 0.9% lower, dragged down by Apple which dipped into a 20% decline from its all time high during the session before closing down 2.8%.

3. Theresa May's cabinet have reached a "collective decision" to support her proposed Brexit plan after a five hour meeting. The deal will now need the approval of the British Parliament.

4. Fox News, as well as over a dozen other major media outles in the United States, will support CNN and its chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's lawsuit against the Trump adminstration after the reporter's press credentials were revoked last week.

5. A Queensland man who was compensated by Bunnings after slipping and injuring himself on some stray caramelised onion has welcomed the hardware chain's suggestion that sausages be placed on top of onion by charities running sausage sizzles.


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