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The Prime Minster is defending her proposed firearms protection orders which has received mixed reactions in parliament; and attempted suicide in police custody has risen by almost 400 percent in four years.

1. About 600 schools will be closed across New South Wales as 'catastrophic' fire conditions threaten highly-populated areas around Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle.People living in those areas have been warned there are not enough fire trucks to serve every house, and not to expect help to come if they call for it.

2. The Prime Minster is defending her proposed firearms protection orders which has received mixed reactions in parliament. The Government is seeking feedback on new orders aimed at those with a history of violent offending, gun crimes or family harm.

3.A health board says it has dealt with bullying of nurses in its intensive care unit for premature babies, however an independent investigation shows Counties Manukau DHB only took action after years of complaints and resignations.

4.Attempted suicide in police custody has risen by almost 400 percent in four years. The Police say better reporting and an increase in mental health problems are behind the increase.

5.Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.One protester was injured on Monday morning when he was shot at close range by a police officer. He was the third person shot by police since the protests began 24 weeks ago.

6.Nigel Farage has ditched plans to take on the Tories in more than 300 seats, after what he said was Boris Johnson's "shift of position" on Brexit. The Brexit Party leader had planned to run candidates in 600 seats after Mr Johnson rejected his offer of a "Leave alliance" to deliver Brexit.

7.Lives are being needlessly cut short because there's no universal testing for a type of lung cancer mutation, cancer patient advocates say.About 8 percent of advanced lung cancer patients have the ALK+NSCLC mutation, and oncologists say drugs available from December can help those people live up to five years longer - but most district health boards are not testing for it.

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