1 Spear gun found floating

Authorities fear a Cairns man who went spearfishing alone in far north Queensland may have been taken by a shark or a crocodile. A weekend search for the 35-year-old failed to find any trace of him, after his dinghy was found anchored off Palmer Point, just north of Innisfail. His spear gun was found floating in the water nearby. It's feared the man may have been attacked while he was in the water, with both crocs and sharks known to inhabit the area.

2 Daughter's boyfriend arrested
Florida police say a 47-year-old who was reported missing by friends was killed by her daughter's boyfriend. The Bradenton Herald reports that 26-year-old Roy Nichols was arrested yesterday in a West Virginia truck stop with Tricia Freeman's daughter. Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler said today that Nichols. faces a second-degree murder charge, and Freeman's daughter, Kayla Colyer, will be charged as an accessory to murder after the fact.

3 East Timor to the polls
Voters in East Timor go to the polls today to elect a new president in the first such election since a United Nations peacekeeping mission departed in 2012. Eight candidates are vying for the largely ceremonial post, but Francisco "Lu- Olo" Guterres, leader of the Fretilin Party and former president of the national Parliament, is widely expected to win after receiving the backing of revered independence hero Xanana Gusmao.


4 Three youths killed
Swedish police and rescue officials say that three young people were killed in a collision of two cars in northern Sweden, and six others have been injured. Ulf Axelsson, head of rescue operations, said that at least two of the injured were children in child seats. The crash occurred on a bend of a main highway near Lycksele in the northern province of Lapland.

5 Dragon flies home
A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier.

- agencies